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· May, 2011

Stories about History from May, 2011

Jamaica: Garvey's Good Name

Diaspora litblogger Geoffrey Philp has begun an online movement to clear Marcus Garvey's name – his aim is “to get 10,000 signatures and to deliver the petition to President Barack...

Russia: “My Perestroika”

Dina Fainberg of The Dustbin of History writes about My Perestroika – “a lovely documentary by an American film-maker [Robin Hessman] about how four classmates were affected by the changes...

Abkhazia: Sergei Bagapsh Dies

In Moscow's Shadows and Foreign Policy Association's Russia blog write about the implications of the death of Sergei Bagapsh, the president of the Republic of Abkhazia, on May 29.

Poland: The Year of Anniversaries

Polandian posts a list of companies celebrating anniversaries of their presence in Poland in 2011.

Serbia: Mladic Arrest Update

Bill Kralovec of Bill's Blog and Kirk Johnson of Americans for Bosnia share thoughts on the arrest of Ratko Mladic; YakimaGulagLiteraryGazett is posting links to English-language media stories on the...

Gambia: On Gambia's First President

Mathew K. Jallow discuses the legacy of Sir Dawda K Jawara, Gambia's first president: “As president, Sir Dawda Jawara was unlike most African leaders and politicians of his generation; leaders...

Arab World: Ibn Khaldun Gets Doodled and Tweeted

Considered the greatest Arab historiographer and historian, the philosopher Ibn Khaldun was born in present-day Tunisia in 1332. He is also known as the father of cultural history and modern...

Germany, Ukraine: Implications of the Demjanjuk Ruling

Alexander J. Motyl writes at Ukraine's Orange Blues/World Affairs about the implications of the May 12 sentencing of John Demjanjuk “for being an accessory to the murder of 28,060 Jews...

Bermuda: Gay Rights

“Bermuda has a long history of discrimination rooted in slavery, the restricted vote and racial segregation. Those who championed resistance to these injustices, those who have benefited from their elimination,...

Ukraine: Proposal to Declare Crimean Tatar Deportation “Genocide”

Window on Eurasia reports on the Ukrainian Peoples Party's proposal to declare the 1944 deportation of the Crimean Tatars by Stalin “an act of genocide and a crime against humanity.”

Russia: Peaceful Religious Co-Existence in Tatarstan

At OpenDemocracy.net, Oleg Pavlov writes about Jadidism, “an Islamic movement common among the Muslims in the Volga and Urals region,” and peaceful religious co-existence in Tatarstan.

Serbia: More Reactions to the Arrest of Ratko Mladic

Richard Byrne of Balkans via Bohemia and Borut Peterlin react to the news of the arrest of Ratko Mladic, the Bosnian Serb general wanted for war crimes, including the Srebrenica...

Peruvians Say No to Fujimori in ‘March for dignity, Fujimori never again! #26m’

Global Voices author and Spanish Translation Manager Juan Arellano is updating a Storify post [es] on the developments of “March for dignity, Fujimori never again! #26m” taking place in Lima...

Cuba: Architectural Heritage

Fernando Dámaso at Translating Cuba, is concerned about the country's architectural patrimony.

Trinidad & Tobago: Indian Arrival Day Food

TriniGourmet.com shares what's on her menu to commemorate this year's anniversary of Indian Arrival.

Bahamas: Mid-Term Budget

“I die in despair as the debt, deficits and taxes all continue to rise with no respite in sight”: Rick Lowe at Weblog Bahamas doesn't hold out much hope for...

Hungary: Changing the memory of Holocaust

Eva Balogh of Hungarian Spectrum reports on how the government of Hungary has sacked the director of the country's Holocaust Memorial Center and replaced him with one more compatible with...

Archive of Southeast Asian Music

The Archive of Southeast Asian Music provides plenty and rich materials about the music of Southeast Asian nations especially in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand.

Hungary: Orbán Government and Romania's Hungarian Minority

Hungarian Spectrum writes about the relationship between the Orbán government and the Hungarian minority in Romania.

Russia: History of Russian Pop

A translation of History of Russian Pop (the Russian-language original appeared in Russkii Reporter) – at RussiaWatchers, here and here.

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