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To the barricades!
12/22/2020

To the barricades!

Because it's finals week (online) here at SC and who doesn't need a bit of a pick me up cat video that is also history? ...
12/03/2020
American Historical Association

Because it's finals week (online) here at SC and who doesn't need a bit of a pick me up cat video that is also history? Bonus!

Cats in costume! In Smithsonian Magazine, Rachel Nuwer explores the world of cats through Paul Koudounaris’ A Cat’s Tale: A Journey Through Feline History, which highlights fascinating historical cats—along with a feline historical reenactor.

American Historical Association
11/25/2020
American Historical Association

American Historical Association

The story of the Library of Alexandria is “a collection of myths and legends, sometimes competing with each other—to which the popular imagination continues to cling,” writes Richard Ovenden in TIME on the significance of these myths.

American Historical Association
11/17/2020
American Historical Association

American Historical Association

Register now for the Library of America’s event “The Nineteenth Amendment Turns 100: A New Look at the History of Women’s Suffrage” on November 19 at 6 PM ET -- a conversation with Susan Ware and Stefanie Peters about the true history of the suffrage movement.

Who doesn't want to hear from historians about stuff?
11/13/2020
American Historical Association

Who doesn't want to hear from historians about stuff?

Tune in TODAY at 2 PM ET for “Historians Reflect on #Election2020” with panelists Marsha E. Barrett (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Jelani Cobb (Columbia Univ.), John A. Lawrence (Univ. of California Washington Center), Heather Cox Richardson (Boston Coll.) and chair James Grossman (AHA)! Register at the link for this conversation on the 2020 election’s events and consequences. This #VirtualAHA event will be also streamed live here on the AHA’s page.

Hey alums!  Here's a great way to pass down the Simpson tradition!The deadline to refer a student through the Each One R...
11/13/2020
Each One, Reach One

Hey alums! Here's a great way to pass down the Simpson tradition!

The deadline to refer a student through the Each One Reach One Alumni Referral Program is quickly approaching! Help a student you know receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend Simpson College by submitting a referral no later than December 1, 2020.

If EACH ONE of us, the alumni of Simpson College, REACH ONE prospective student and encourage them to apply and enroll at Simpson, it will make a tremendous impact not only on Simpson, but also the student that you refer.

Join the Each One Reach One alumni referral program and reach out to a high school or transfer student and invite them to learn more about Simpson College.

Next Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 7pm the History Department will be showcased as part of the college's Explore Simpson progra...
11/11/2020
History - Explore Simpson Series

Next Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 7pm the History Department will be showcased as part of the college's Explore Simpson program for prospective students interested in History at SC.

If you know of any high school students who are history curious and thinking about college as part of their future plans, please encourage them to sign up to attend!

 

When To Expect Election Results In Every State
11/03/2020
When To Expect Election Results In Every State

When To Expect Election Results In Every State

A guide to poll closing times on Election Day 2020, major Senate and House races to watch, how long vote counting will take, and when election results are expected in all 50 states.

Simpson College Teacher Education Program
11/02/2020

Simpson College Teacher Education Program

Don't forget the altered class schedule TOMORROW!😁

Happy Beggar's Night!
10/30/2020
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Happy Beggar's Night!

In 1725, villagers in Kisiljevo “believed Petar Blagojević, who had died ten weeks earlier, was up and out of his grave and bringing death to their homes.” In Smithsonian Magazine, Karina Wilson traces the origins of the first vampire panic:

10/26/2020

Happy "Tragic Misuse of Cavalry Day." Both the Battle of Agincourt and the "Charge of the Light Brigade," which was part of the larger Battle of Balaclava, took place on October 25. Bloody messes, the both of them.

Learn more about Catherine of Aragon in May Term 2021!
10/22/2020
American Historical Association

Learn more about Catherine of Aragon in May Term 2021!

“Far from being the troublesome, unappealing wife of popular imagination, Catherine was actually a charismatic, intelligent and much-loved queen.” Read more in this piece about Catherine of Aragon by Meilan Solly in Smithsonian Magazine:

10/22/2020
Western Civ I RTTP

Another exciting class that will be offered by History at Simpson in the spring!

American Historical Association
10/20/2020
American Historical Association

American Historical Association

From the #AHAPerspectives archive (2018): In his book Pizza City, USA, Steve Dolinsky "samples 101 pies, consults local historians, and even includes a glossary of pizza terminology to piece together a complete profile of Chicago’s pizza scene." Read more:

Who wouldn't want to talk History with Natalie Zemon Davis?
10/19/2020
Talking History with Natalie Zemon Davis - Medievalists.net

Who wouldn't want to talk History with Natalie Zemon Davis?

Natalie Zemon Davis talks about some of her favourite trailblazers, how she sees Medieval Studies today, and how historians can use their work to bring people together across cultures

Women of science in History!!!
10/13/2020
History Extra

Women of science in History!!!

“Modern research has made it clear that Lovelace’s contribution to the thinking at the heart of the prehistory of the computer was enormous,” says James Essinger

American Historical Association
10/09/2020
American Historical Association

American Historical Association

For more than 50 years, enslaved people were forced to work in the Virginia governor’s Executive Mansion. Today, a project is underway to capture the stories of descendants of those enslaved people, reports Ben Paviour for NPR:

American Historical Association
10/07/2020
American Historical Association

American Historical Association

In #AHAPerspectives, Anne Sarah Rubin describes the project "Slave Streets, Free Streets: Visualizing the Landscape of Early Baltimore," explaining, "The virtual landscape is beautifully textured and lavishly detailed, a Google Street View for the past."

American Historical Association
10/07/2020
American Historical Association

American Historical Association

"It is vital to invite students to appreciate the joy of history learning," explains @StearnsPeter, noting "the capacity of history to explore a wide range of topics and to generate new knowledge." Read more in #AHAPerspectives:

For those interested in archival curation.
10/07/2020
American Historical Association

For those interested in archival curation.

The Journal of the Plague Year: A Covid-19 Archive is hosting a series of workshops about maintaining an archive. Register now for “Toning Down and Tuning In: Addressing Archival Silences of Covid-19 Community Curation” on October 8 at 3 PM ET!

As the Simpsonian celebrates its anniversary.
10/02/2020

As the Simpsonian celebrates its anniversary.

American Historical Association
10/02/2020
American Historical Association

American Historical Association

Fall may have just begun, but we’re gearing up for spooky season here at the AHA! Learn about the history behind vampires and their iconic fangs in Katya Cengel’s article in Smithsonian Magazine:

The British Library
09/28/2020

The British Library

Today is Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in Judaism, where everybody’s fates are said to be decided for the year ahead. The gates of judgement are guarded by dragons in this 13/14th-century German prayer book so be on your best behaviour!

Discover more Hebrew Manuscripts in our exhibition ⬇️

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Please join us at 7pm on Tuesday, October 8 for the Ninth Annual Culver Lecture presented by Kristen Soltis Anderson -- pollster, speaker, commentator, and author of The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up). https://www.facebook.com/events/452492045351819/
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