John and Tara get together to talk about how the public remembers and celebrates veterans of the armed services. Practices differ across the Atlantic despite a shared history in the two largest conflicts of the twentieth century.
By: Dr. Amos Tubb What follows is a preview of Thomas Violet: A Sly and Dangerous Fellow, a book about a deranged Englishman written by Amos Tubb. Reader beware – this man is frightening. It was over. Thomas Violet could do nothing more to save himself. So far in debt that bankruptcy seemed inevitable, Violet… Continue reading A Sly and Dangerous Fellow
Hey, all you Centre students! As registration is approaching I thought I would give y'all a quick roundup on our Spring course offerings: History Survey Classes: These courses have wide chronological and geographical coverage. They are designed to introduce students to major events and ideas but they are also intended to expose students to how… Continue reading History Courses Spring 2019
When the sophomore spring arrives for students at Centre College, the time of blissful major/minor indecision ends abruptly in classic Centre fashion: with a series of emails and quality time navigating paperwork on our school site, CentreNet. For some, this moment in the Centre experience is mostly uneventful, particularly for students that determined their major… Continue reading The Case for the History Major
Photograph accessed from lamag.com Hollywood is an equal parts star-studded and cut-throat sort of place, a land of dreamers turned movie stars and screenwriters and producers—glamorous and creative people that earned their way into the competitive and remarkable movie and television industry via talent, hard work, and luck. This community is idolized in the United States… Continue reading The Hollywood Sign: A Community Icon
This photograph courtesy of nasa.org. This week, we’re venturing our back back into the Kennedy administration—if you haven’t read my blog post about JFK conspiracy theories, it is available here! Really, however, I suppose John Schlossberg would more likely approve of our topic, because instead of analyzing the ins and outs of that tragic day… Continue reading In Retrospect: The Race to Space
Peter Jackson, most well known for his adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings novels to film, has made a documentary on the First World War as part of the centenary commemorations currently ongoing across the world. They Shall Not Grow Old features fascinating footage from the conflict, including footage of soldiers laughing, eating,… Continue reading They Shall Not Grow Old