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· January, 2012

Stories about History from January, 2012

Caribbean: Thank You, Dr. King

Today, the United States marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day - a floating holiday which celebrates the birthday of the late civil right leader. The occasion resonates with Caribbean bloggers,...

El Salvador: Top Stories of 2011

Tim's El Salvador Blog summarizes the top stories from El Salvador in 2011.

Peru: Cápac Raymi, The Andean Christmas

Before the introduction of Christmas festivities to Peru, the Incas celebrated Cápac Inti Raymi Killa, a religious festival that took place in honour of the Sun. Cápac Raymi is no...

Estonia: The SS-Trap Revisited

Kloty of Gedanken über Estland portrays [ger] Estonia's ambivalence over its historic past, as rumours and denials recur that the government wants to declare Estonians who fought in German uniform...

Bangladesh: The Treasure Chest At Wari Bateshwar

Bangladesh Unlocked reports that the 11th season of excavation has opened at Wari Bateshwar archaeological site, in Narshingdhi near Dhaka.

Philippines: Revolutionary heritage

The Museo de Santisima Trinidad curator reviews Angela Stuart-Santiago’s Revolutionary Routes: Five Stories of Incarceration, Exile, Murder and Betrayal in Tayabas Province, 1891-1980. The book is a history of her...

The Balkans: Potential Reactions to Angelina Jolie's Film

Back in Dec. 2011, Belgraded wrote on how Angelina Jolie’s In the Land of Blood and Honey is likely to be received in Serbia.

Ukraine: Gasprinsky Crimean Tatar Library

Back in Nov. 2011, Peace Corps volunteer Barb Wieser guest-blogged about her work at the Ismail Gasprinsky Crimean Tatar Library in Simferopol, Crimea, at Uncataloged Museum blog.

Cuba: Dramatists Pass Away

Havana Times says that the Cuban theater world is in mourning, having lost, “only day’s apart, two of its finest exponents: Ramiro Herrero Beaton and Vicente Revuelta Planas.”

What it means to be “Chinese” in Hong Kong

Zhongnanhai looks into the identity politics in Hong Kong in relation to mainland China, a motherland and a new colonizer.

Cuba: Ahmadinejad's Visit

The Iranian president's visit to Cuba has caused much discussion among bloggers, here, here and here.

Trinidad & Tobago: Drum Culture

In a guest post at Trinidad and Tobago News Blog, rapso artiste Brother Resistance remembers one of the country's “musical pioneers”, percussionist Ja Jah Oga Onilu, who recently passed away.

China: Transformation Snare

China Media Project has translated a news article on an academic report, authored by sociology professor Sun Liping, the former doctoral adviser to now vice-president and successor apparent Xi Jinping...

Online Chat with Angelina Jolie About Bosnian War Film

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, will be answering questions in a live online chat on January 12, 2012 (8pm EST) about the new film she wrote and directed about the Bosnian...

Cuba: Rediscovering “Trova”

Generation Y blogs about the musical genre of Trova, noting that for many Cubans, “those ideological tunes — alluding to the New Man or the society he will inhabit —...

Bahamas: Majority Rule

Blogworld is celebrating Majority Rule Day, “a day that made it possible for [her] father, mother…uncles and aunts to hold the positions they held in the late twentieth century, and...

Dominican Republic: Farewell to El Goyo & Sención

Repeating Islands acknowledges the deaths of “outstanding Cuban dancer, singer and percussionist Gregorio Hernández” and Dominican writer Viriato Sención, whose “work was marked by its commitment to historical truth and...

South Africa: On #ANC100 Debate

Mohammed Keita shows how #ANC100 debate lays bare divisions over South Africa media: “The lively social media debate illustrated both the discomfort many Africans feel toward criticism of their leaders,...

Philippines: Filipina Amazons

Vina Lanzona's new history book, Amazons of the Huk Rebellion, tells the many stories of Filipina women involved in the Huk Rebellion from the 1940s up to the 1950s. This...

Russia: The Russian Orthodox Church Re-Enters Politics

The Russian Orthodox Church has made an entrance into Russia's modern political climate through the contrasting speeches of two church officials- one called for war, the other for peace.

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