Heritage Week in Ireland

Logo Ireland hosts the annual National Heritage Week the last week of August. Hashtag: #HeritageWeek 2019 We’re at @14HenriettaSt for the launch of #NationalHeritageWeek. Taking place from 17th to 25th of August, it will showcase the joy, diversity and accessibility that can be found within #Ireland’s rich #heritage, and this year’s theme is Pastimes | Past Times. …

Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH)

Photo: Patio Fountain Mexico – The Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH, National Institute of Anthropology and History) – inah.gob.mx – is a Mexican federal government bureau established in 1939 to guarantee the research, preservation, protection, and promotion of the prehistoric, archaeological, anthropological, historical, and paleontological heritage of the country. INAH and the Instituto …

Cinco de Mayo

Favorite Hashtags Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a special holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla, with lesser recognition elsewhere in the country. It’s also a popular celebration in the USA. The date commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France during the French-Mexican War. Festivities in the US …

Las Vegas History

Las Vegas History “The City of Las Vegas, the Early Years,” was commissioned by the Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial, and focuses on the founding and first 20 years of the community from 1905-1920. The documentary was funded by the Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial. The commission has established a grant program to …

CEHM: Studying Mexico’s History

Logo Elsewhere on the Web The Carso Center for the Study of the History of Mexico (Centro de Estudios de Historia de México Carso) – cehm.org.mx – was created in 1965. The objective was and is to recover printed and documentary works concerning the history of Mexico, from the viceregal period to the present day. …

Porfirio Díaz

Photo: A.Carrillo – AGN México José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori (September 15, 1830 – July 2, 1915) was a Mexican general and politician who served seven terms as President of Mexico, a total of three and a half decades, from 1876 to 1880 and from 1884 to 1911. Headlines La vida secreta de …

British History Podcast

Logo Among our favorite podcasts: British History Podcast – thebritishhistorypodcast.com – is a chronological retelling of the history of Britain with a particular focus upon the lives of the people. You won’t find a dry recounting of dates and battles here, but instead you’ll learn about who these people were and how their desires, fears, …

Oral History

Buzzwords Oral History = the collection and study of historical information using sound recordings of interviews with people having personal knowledge of past events Headlines https://interviews.televisionacademy.com/news/producers-pointers-why-i-became-an-oral-historian-and-how-you-can-be-one-too https://skift.com/oral-history-of-booking-acquisition/ http://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-cassini-oral-history-20170912-htmlstory.html http://www.vulture.com/2017/09/origins-james-andrew-miller-oral-history-podcast.html https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/aug/14/oral-history-pioneers Twitter @bl_oralhistory @EvansStef_UNLV @SWoralhistory @OH_SummerSchool Embedded Tweets Today the hashtag, which has become the defining symbol of the digital age, turns 10. This is its …

History

Photo: Old Vegas Fort Painting History is the study of the past as it is described in written documents. Events occurring before written record are considered prehistory. It is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the memory, discovery, collection, organization, presentation, and interpretation of information about these events.- Wikipedia Elsewhere …

Old Spanish Trail

Photo: Jimmy Emerson, Old Spanish Trail Marker Las Vegas – The Clark County Wetlands Park hosts a lecture about the history of the Old Spanish Trail Thursday, August 17, from 6-8pm. Presenter Liz Warren is a historian and one of the founders of the Old Spanish Trail Association. The two-hour lecture is free to attend and …