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‘What is it like to do #book research’ —a historian’s thread about the perils and joys of the archive.
I am in Berlin almost exclusively because of a single document. It exists in only one place: Humboldt U rare books. It has not been digitized. Thus, I took a flight.
Arrived at the library today. I’d been warned I just pre-register and have a covid test, bring vaccines. No problem. Brandy rocks up to the check in with her nihilist Matrix black suit and is ready to rock. Like many archives, you are prohibited from being in outside bags.
You usually are assigned a locker. You can bring your phone and PC. Except this library required you to have your own lock. I can buy one on site! Oh. Only with coins. No card or paper cash. I go in search of cash of the coin variety. Done. Lock acquired.
Then it goes wrong.
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Avoid doing superfluous degrees from top-notch academic institutions.
Most of the top academic brand names will help you up to a certain extent, but, what employers are looking for are skills earned from subjects/specializations which can add value to their brands and bottom line
Just recently saw a top-notch social science specialist school offering a degree in #history in conjunction with another excellent #Asian Uni.
The problem is that nobody wants to hire exotic #historians, unless you are applying to work in the civil services or as a journalist.
A lot of universities are also advertising all types of degrees from financially #besmirching faculties which aren't contributing much to the university revenues.
So the vultures (FT staff) are offering degrees with a twist to lure innocent students to save their own jobs
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For historians w/ a medical bent, if you could take one medicine (but not antibiotic) back in time, which one, to when, and why?

#historians #history #timetravel #medicine @KevinMKruse @HarvardHistMed @jgreene2 @AnneBlaschke @simon_schama @ihmjhu @petewastaken @threadablebooks
For example, H1N1 flu vaccine back to about 1910, allow a few years to convince the world it’s legit (though vaccination was known then, so that should help), and spare tens of millions around the world ravages of Spanish Flu in 1918.
Or consider the madness of King George III, rumored to have been due to porphyria, for which there is now an RNAi-based treatment. That diagnosis is now considered in error, but if were true and he had been treated, how would world history have changed?…
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Why the Single National Curriculum would be an abject failure & why it reeks of #Fascism |

Dr Mubarak Ali , Historian , Teacher & Author

Ref :

#SingleNationalCurriculum #SNC #Aik_Nisab #AikNisab #ایک_نصاب
#Diversity #Pluralism
1 - How the #British #Historian & #BritishRaj used #Religion & Narrative of #Muslim #Hindu to divide people of #India

Dr Mubarak Ali, Historian , Teacher & Author

#SingleNationalCurriculum #SNC #Aik_Nisab #AikNisab #ایک_نصاب
#Diversity #Pluralism
2 - How the #British #Historian & #BritishRaj used #Religion & Narrative of #Muslim #Hindu to divide people of #India

Dr Mubarak Ali, Historian , Teacher & Author

#SingleNationalCurriculum #SNC #Aik_Nisab #AikNisab #ایک_نصاب
#Diversity #Pluralism
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1.Drin gwįįzii, shoorzri’ Crystal Gail Fraser vàazhii, History & Native Studies, University of Alberta, Treaty 6 Homeland of the Métis Nation. I am pleased to talk about “Residential Schooling Histories.” #PandemicMethodologies
Supports: Indian Residential School Crisis Line 1-866-925-4416. Text 686868, 24/7. Cdn Mental Health Assoc. 1-833-456-4566 (in QC 1-866-277-3553). Please take care of yourself. Take a walk, call a friend, nourish your body with food, show your emotions. #pandemicmethodologies
Approx. 1000+ unknown, unmarked graves at Indian Residential School sites announced this week in Canada, #cowessness #kamloops. There will be many, many more. Indigenous Elders, Nations, and communities have been pointing towards these for decades. #pandemicmethodologies
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Time & again most #MFDs & FT itself letting Actual Investors of these 6 schemes know that even in times of #COVID they have accumulated more than ₹11000 crores without #monetization but still few people are having unnecessary doubts. (2)
I personally believe that if #History will be written, the #historians will focus on the solution not on the problem.

Saying Yes, to both Winding Up Consent & Active #Monetization is only & solely in the best possible move for #investors. (3)
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1. Ilham Tohti
2. Rahile Dawut
3. Halmurat Ghopur
4. Tashpolat Teyip
5. Chimengul Awut
6. Arslan Abdulla
7. Dilmurat Ghopur
8. Jemile Saqi
9. Abdukerim Rahman
10. Abduqadir Jalalidin
11. Zulpiqar Barat
12. Alim Ehet
13. Nurbiye Yadikar
14. Mutellip Sidiq Qahiri
15. Gheyretjan Osman
16. Abdurehim Rahman
17. Ababekri Ablet
18. Perhat Behti
19. Abdusebir Shukri
20. Tursunjan Behti
21. Dilmurat Tursun
22. Erkin Omer
23. Qurban Osman
24. Kamil Metrehim
25. Nijat Sopi
26. Sattar Sawut
27. Abdurahman Ebey
28. Abdurazaq Sayim
29. Abduletip Abdurehim
30. Hebibulla Tohti
31. Muhemmed Salih Damolla
32. Gheyret Abdurahman
33. Qurban Mamut
34. Tahir Nasir
35. Ehmetjan Momin
36. Alimjan Memtimin
37. Ablimit Bilge
38. Ilham Weli
39. Kuresh Tahir
40. Tursunjan Hezim
41. Omerjan Nuri
42. Muhtar Rozi
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Okay, trying to figure out what clothing #Ishtar wears.
I'd love an Ishtar picture (given my name), but I want authentic clothing.

I am reading Ishtar by Louise Paryke and cross ref'ing with UCLA's CDIL of cuneiform/translations.

It has be here...

The best part I see if when she descends to the underworld and removes/reapplies her clothing. It is named.

Inanna's descent (CDL000343)
"turban, headgear for the open country, was removed from her head"

This "turban" is referenced as traveling headgear…
In Ishtar's descent (CDL P497322), the turban is instead a "great crown of her head" when taken at the 1st gate.

When replaced, it is called a "great tiara on her head"

Clarified at the start of the document: "tiara, the true crown"

Maybe like this?…
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Fellow #historians, the internet is obsessed with Julie d’Aubigny, known as La Maupin - a bisexual, cross dressing, sword fighting opera singer in Louis XIV’s reign.

She seems entirely invented by the romantic writer Théophile Gautier in the 1830s. What do we *actually* know?
OK, Twitter! With your help, we've established Julie d'Aubigny, known as La Maupin, was real, did fence, did wear male clothes, and was an opera singer. But now to see if we can historicise her adventures. Interestingly, this shows up in a British newspaper in 1790...
These helpfully put some of the rumours 40 years prior to Theophile Gautier's romantic novel. We know from a French source of the same era that many untrue stories were told of her during her lifetime - are tales of prison breaks, duels to the death just scurrilous gossip?
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Sorry for the thread, #gradschool is expensive - looking to purchase the following #books for upcoming semester and would love to support people over corporations (also checking #indiebookstores). #twitterstorians #historians #booklovers - #retweet appreciated! 1/a few
21st Century Mahan: Sound Military Conclusions for the Modern Era by Benjamin Armstrong (ISBN:9781612512433)

Emory Upton: Misunderstood Reformer by David J. Fitzpatrick (ISBN:9780806157207)

Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: A Global History by Jeremy Black (ISBN:9781442256323)
Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age by Peter Paret (ISBN:9780691027647)

On War (translator Michael Howard - ISBN:9780691018545)

Quest for Decisive Victory: From Stalemate to Blitzkrieg in Europe, 1899-1940 by Robert M. Citino (ISBN:9780700616558)
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Thanks, @politico, for your all-white list of #historians offering insights on 2018! Here's a thread of some other historians in the United States who you did not know existed. I'll start with a few & others will contribute to the thread to help you out.…
I'll start with @ProfCAnderson, Professor at Emory University. Check out her website:
Meet @DrIbram, an amazing historian at American University:
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1/ Inspired by @bobplain, here is an #OTD in #RhodeIsland history: On this day, December 19th, in 1675, a ​major ​battle ​in #KingPhilipsWar took place known as ​the ​#GreatSwamp​Massacre. This fight ​topped ​any previous ​brutality ​by ​English ​soldiers ​in ​colonial ​wars...
2/ ...​prior like #PequotWar & #KieftsWar. ​Formally ​neutral ​in the ​war ​in ​early ​1675, ​the ​#NarragansettIndians' territory ​had ​served ​as ​a ​safe ​haven ​4 ​wounded #Native​American, ​mostly #Wampanoag, ​soldiers ​fighting ​in ​the ​conflict. ​The #UnitedColonies...
3/ ...(aka #MassachusettsBay, @Plimoth, #Connecticut & #NewHaven) ​demanded ​the ​#NarragansettIndians ​turn ​over ​these ​combatants, but the natives delayed any formal response. ​John ​Easton, in his "A Relation of the Indian Warr" ​wrote ​that ​soon ​after ​this ​refusal...
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