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· February, 2008

Stories about History from February, 2008

Serbia, Kosovo: Lack of Trust

Balkan Anarchist writes at length about “the utter lack of inter-ethnic dialogue between Serbs and Albanians” in Kosovo.

Russia: Feb. 29, “Not An Everyday Day”

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about “February 29 in Russian history. Not an everyday day.”

Iran:Persian Art

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.

East Asia: Intangible Cultural Heritage

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.

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Panorama

“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...

Pakistan: The Jinnah Way

Pak Tea House takes a closer look at Jinnah and history – to serve as a lesson for contemporary parliamentarians in Pakistan.

Japan: the First English Teacher

Peter Payne from Japundit traces the history of the first English Teacher in Japan.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Land Lover

“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”:...

Bermuda, Cayman Islands: Constitutional Change

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...

Ukraine: Public Education and the President's Kids

Ukrainiana writes about president Yushchenko's views on Ukrainian public education.

South Asia: Decline Scenario

Chapati Mystery on the idea of “decline scenario” in interpreting history – implying that South Asia was already in decline before colonization.

Mexico: New Ruins Around Zócalo

Vivir México [es] writes about the new archaeological ruins found around the Mexico City zócalo (main plaza).

China: Model Opera in Education

Zhanbin criticizes the inclusion of model Beijing opera in elementary education because of its political nature (zh).

Cuba: Cardinal Points

“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...

Serbia: Ambassadorial Discontent

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...

India: History and Shivaji

Indian Muslims Blog on the distortion of historical figures to benefit extremist opinions.

Africa: African History in Europe

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...

Japan: Evil Mickey Mouse Invasion

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.

Cuba: Raul's Speech

The Cuban Triangle shares some thoughts on the recent change of leadership in Cuba.

Kosovo, Serbia: A Roundup

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...

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