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The AskHistorians Podcast

Jul 16, 2017

On today's episode we have Professor Cindy Ermus, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Lethbridge, explaining the Plague of Marseille in terms of the (relatively) new field of Disaster History. (56 min)


You can find the discussion thread on the subreddit

Jun 30, 2017

This podcast is a recording of the AskHistorians presentation at the National Council of Public Historians this past April. You can read the full-text of the speeches here:


As usual, here is the discussion thread for the episode on the AskHistorians...

Jun 17, 2017

In this concluding episode, we discuss the aftermath and fall-out from the Battle of Jutland, including the debate over the actions of the British commanders of the Grand Fleet. Also included is discussion over whether British ship designs at the time were flawed, leading to increased casualties. We conclude by putting...

Jun 2, 2017

In this first of two episodes we cover the lead-up and ultimately the clash between battleships at Jutland. We discuss the changing technologies and tactics of naval warfare at the time, before moving on to the battle itself. (51min)

May 22, 2017

Join us for a special bonus episode in conjunction with our Weekly Monday Methods threads where we discuss theory, history and the practice of historians. This is an extra little bit of our last episode where we spent some time debating postmodernism, where history is today, and where we go from here. (34m)


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