Sunday, January 10, 2016

HTHS Weekly: History from the Interweb #62

HTHS Weekly: History from the Interweb is a round-up of brand spankin' new history articles, selected by yours truly. Click on the link to be directed to the home site where you can read a professional being professional in their entirety.

It's 2016. Do something about it. And then there's this: Visit These Ten Sites Celebrating Major Anniversaries in 2016 at Smithsonian. And one more: What to expect from 2016: historical anniversaries, books and exhibitions at History Extra.

It’s a curious story, but also an extremely telling one; the Bundys and some of those involved in the Oregon standoff are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, aka the Mormons, and their rhetoric is deeply colored by Mormon history.

A rule change is keeping a group of female U.S. pilots who flew noncombat missions during World War II from having their ashes laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

Channel 5 accused of supporting 'grave-robbing' over TV show Battlefield Recovery at The Guardian
Archaeologists say a British program featuring amateurs unearthing war graves on Europe’s eastern front is disrespectful and should be cancelled.

Why are we trivialising the language of the Holocaust? at Telegraph
"American slavery was an atrocity, but Quentin Tarantino is wrong to compare it to the Nazis' premeditated and systematic slaughter of millions."

ISIS Gone, Archaeologists Return to Key Iraq Sites at Discovery
As the terrorist group ISIS is pushed out of northern Iraq, archaeologists are resuming work in the region, making new discoveries and figuring out how to conserve archaeological sites and reclaim looted antiquities.

Remains of lost 1800s whaling fleet discovered off Alaska’s Arctic coast at NOAA
The shipwrecks, and parts of other ships, that were found are most likely the remains of 33 ships trapped by pack ice close to the Alaskan Arctic shore in September 1871.

At a time when nationalist and far-right politics are again ascendant in Europe, a team of German historians presented a new, annotated edition of a symbolic text of that movement on Friday: “Mein Kampf,” by Adolf Hitler.

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