Category: History

Daily History Byte: 10 surprising facts about the Reformation

How much do you know about the Reformation? There might yet be something new you can learn about them. One of the most important events in world history, the 16th-century Reformation tore apart the Christian world, splintering Catholic Europe and creating a new faith: Protestantism. Yet, as Dr Kathleen Chater explains in her new book,

Daily History Byte: Researcher Unearths a Trove of New Shakespeare Documents

William Shakespeare remains one of the most enigmatic playwrights in history. A recently-discovered trove of documents indicates that Shakespeare sought to better himself as many of his contemporaries did. Archival papers show the Bard was interested in improving his social status. Source: Researcher Unearths a Trove of New Shakespeare Documents | Smart News | Smithsonian

Daily History Byte: 9 of the world’s most awesome aqueducts

Aqueducts were created to port water from one place to the other. But that didn’t mean that they also weren’t works of art in their own right. This article highlights nine of them across Europe and Asia. Ancient and beautiful, these stunning aqueducts – from Peru to France to India – have stood the test

Daily History Byte: Archivist: The Many-Faced Professional

I recently began a position as a digital learning specialist at a public accounting firm, and I will be doing a variety of things. In a slight slant of this article, my position will see me wearing many hats: archivist/records manager/digital assets manager, instructional designer, instructional technologist, support, all sorts of things. It’s really interesting

Daily History Byte: Adonis: Europe’s oldest known tree

Scientists from Stockholm University, the University of Mainz, and the University of Arizona recently discovered this tree in Greece. There are a few other millennial trees in existence, but this one is the oldest known in Europe. A Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii) growing in the highlands of northern Greece has been dendrocronologically dated to be