Last Friday (December 28th) me and a friend of mine were taking photos in an old building near the village of Scharwoude, and old is not meant as you might assume reading this blog but more like 1950s old. When we were there I got curious as to what the building was for and decided to find this out.
In the last ‘Research Series’ the Articles of War of 1702 were discussed but now the Articles of 1795 deserve some attention. In this part not only the Articles of 1795 are going to be discussed but also a few theories about professionalization of the judiciary process to see if they fit the ‘present’ situation. Continue reading
For today only a quote from Adenauer which relates a little bit to the article of why one should study history.
De geschiedenis is de totale som van de dingen die hadden kunnen vermeden worden.
German: Die Weltgeschichte ist auch die Summe dessen, was vermeidbar gewesen wäre.
English: History is the sum of things that could have been avoided.
Duits politicus 1876-1967
A few years ago my grandmother gave me a box wherin she kept her family tree. There were also a few pictures of very distant family members in the early 1900s. I have chosen the pictures that are most appealing to me and the ones that I find fascinating. Enjoy!
Irish medieval history has always been an interest of me because of the mysterious tales and heroic sagas. I liked it being younger and just reading them, now I like to study the stories and learn more about Irish medieval culture. In this post I will discuss the ambivalent role of women in the sagas by looking into their most powerful weapon: words.
First of all I want to apologize about not posting for a while: I was very busy with college and had a few papers due which meant that I did not feel like writing a post but simply watching the telly. While I was writing all these papers someone made a general comment on the use of studying history: we could learn from the past. My immediate response was that we cannot learn from the past by studying history and the only reason I study history is because I like it. After a while the comment started to nag at me because why then would someone study history if you can’t learn a thing from it?
Edit: With this post I also want to kick start a ‘Weekly Writing Challenge’ and write one article every day for a whole week, starting today.