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The AskHistorians Podcast

Jul 28, 2017

We talk with Dr. Matthew Nicholls, Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Reading, and the creator of the Virtual Rome project. We discuss the difficulties of creating a 3-D, street-level map of Ancient Rome, as well as the upcoming massive open online course based upon it. (33min)

Dr. Nicholls' previous...


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: https://redd.it/682ta1

 

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)