History Filter
  1. Hunting Dinosaurs in Central Africa

    At Contingent Magazine, Edward Guimont dives deep into the 19th century, and tells the story of the strange European quest to find living dinosaurs in Africa.

    Animals
  2. Let Me Show You the World

    Iman Sultan explores the rich storytelling traditions that gave the world Aladdin — but that have been all but erased in the blockbuster Disney versions.

    Culture
  3. Blogs from the Natural History Museum

    In this blog, curators, researchers, librarians, staff, and volunteers from the Natural History Museum in London offer a behind-the-scenes look at what they do to inspire a love of the natural world.

    Academia
  4. Tavola Mediterranea

    Have you ever wanted to eat like an Etrurian? Bake like a Babylonian? 2019 Saveur Blog Award nominee Tavola Mediterranea is the “home of edible archaeology and ancient Roman recipes online.”

    Cooking
  5. ALAMORE

    “Putting the two sets of letters together – 96 in total – with my diaries, I realised I had invaluable source material which covered social attitudes of the time together with national and international events…. Throughout there is a love story and the building of a relationship.” At Alamore, Maureen Blake publishes letters and diary […]

    Current Events
  6. PBS

    At PBS.org you can stream full episodes of PBS classic shows such as NOVA, Nature, PBS Newshour, and Amanpour and Company.

    Animals
  7. Intifooda: Rediscovering Palestinian Cuisine

    Saveur Blog Award finalist Intifooda is a recipe blog by two friends — Rasha S and Rasha K — dedicated to archiving and preserving traditional Palestinian cuisine.

    Cooking
  8. The marriages and murders of the Harcourt brothers of Oxfordshire 

    “Since this had left him without a wife, he asked to be absolved from the crime of murder, and to be granted dispensation to marry again.” Dr. Hannes Kleineke explores the Harcourt brothers in a blog dedicated to medieval members of the Parliament of England.

    Academia
  9. Shady Characters

    “Here you’ll find un­usual marks of punc­tu­ation, books and book his­tory, and everything in between.” Keith Houston’s Shady Characters is full of smart, thoughtful writing on the secret lives of punctuation marks.

    Books
  10. Public Books

    At Public Books, academics, public scholars, critics, and activists alike come together to “make the life of the mind a public good.” Uniting the “best of the university with the openness of the internet,” the digital magazine focuses on art, ideas, and politics.

    Academia
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  11. Dame Cacao

    Dame Cacao is a resource for passionate chocolate lovers looking for the best chocolate and experiences around the world. Through her website and podcasts, Max educates people about cacao and dives into the global identity of chocolate — how it’s made and where to find it.

    Culture
  12. Columbine, 20 Years Later

    Was it possible, we wondered, that Columbine, that seminal moment in American history, had taught us nothing?” A special issue at 5280 covers the community of Columbine, Colorado, 20 years after the Columbine High School shooting.

    Commentary
  13. National Pie Week: Pie-Off in Special Collections

    In celebration of National Pie Week, the staff of Special Collections at the University of St Andrews used recipes from antique cookbooks to make sweet and savory pies for a potluck pie-off.

    Cooking
    Recipe for Venison Pasty from the Edwards family cookbook (c. 1800)
  14. Architecture
  15. History of Ornithology

    At the American Ornithological Society’s History of Ornithology, site you can explore a field of science “populated by interesting characters, adventure, intrigue and discoveries, that guided the development of many aspects of biology.”

    History