Stories about History from February, 2008
Balkan Anarchist writes at length about “the utter lack of inter-ethnic dialogue between Serbs and Albanians” in Kosovo.
De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about “February 29 in Russian history. Not an everyday day.”
Kourosh Ziabari talks about the importance of Persian miniature, painting and architecture.The blogger also gives a link to Iranian great painter, Mahmoud Farshchian, where we can watch his great paintings.
Ampontan has a very elaborated post on debate and discussion about the registration of intangible cultural heritage at UNESCO among China, Japan and South Korea.
“It is music that must be heard live to be appreciated, as much of it is literally felt in the body…”: Jamaican Francis Wade blogs about Panorama, Trinidad and Tobago's premier steel band competition.
Pak Tea House takes a closer look at Jinnah and history – to serve as a lesson for contemporary parliamentarians in Pakistan.
Peter Payne from Japundit traces the history of the first English Teacher in Japan.
“It's time for us to concentrate more on growing what we eat even though far too many of us consider farming as something that the educated should steer away from”: Blogging from St. Vincent, Abeni advocates going back to the land.
Bermudan blogger Vexed Bermoothes, on learning that the Cayman Islands is updating its Constitution following “rigorous public consultation”, asks: “Are we just so used to corrupt governance that normalcy seems unusual?”
Ukrainiana writes about president Yushchenko's views on Ukrainian public education.
Chapati Mystery on the idea of “decline scenario” in interpreting history – implying that South Asia was already in decline before colonization.
Vivir México [es] writes about the new archaeological ruins found around the Mexico City zócalo (main plaza).
Zhanbin criticizes the inclusion of model Beijing opera in elementary education because of its political nature (zh).
“Nowhere in the world has the Catholic Church been a greater force for evil than in Cuba,” according to Review of Cuban-American Blogs. Babalu is not impressed with Cardinal Bertone's recent visit either.
While some of the foreign embassies were being set on fire in Belgrade in protest to the unilateral proclamation of independence of Kosovo, Serbian embassies in Belgium and Russia were having diplomatic activities of a different kind - and Serbian bloggers took interest in them. Sinisa Boljanovic translates.
Indian Muslims Blog on the distortion of historical figures to benefit extremist opinions.
Bill writes about an online initiative on African History in Europe: “For the past 3 weeks a small group of blog authors and friends living in various parts of Europe (Germany, Sweden, Denmark, and the UK) have been quietly organizing an online workgroup for collaboration on themes in black and...
Edo from Pink Tentacle introduces an old propaganda animation (1934) about the future (1936) invasion of evil mickey mouse. The film is available in youtube.
The Cuban Triangle shares some thoughts on the recent change of leadership in Cuba.
Update on Kosovo/Serbia: Belgrade 2.0 sums things up; East Ethnia discusses the possibility of partition; Csíkszereda Musings writes on the meaning of Kosovo for Romania's Székelyföld autonomy; Greater Surbiton re-posts his article on what's “at stake in the struggle for Serbia”; Steady State writes on the implications of Kosovo for...
Marginalia writes about “every Latvian's favorite dictator, Kārlis Ulmanis.”