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History at 30,000 feet: The Big Picture

A place for discussing history in general.

Why do you read history? What does it mean to you? How do you approach various interpretations of the past? What are the limits in trying to understand past peoples and periods? How do you think about various approaches to history and alternate philosophies of history? Do you have particular interests in history that others might find intriguing? How did you get into this arcane subject in the first place?

Please feel welcome to introduce any other questions, ideas or threads relevant to The Big Picture.

Total members: 383 members

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Tags: History (9), Historiography (4), Big history (4), world history (3), macrohistory (1), (show all)the big picture (1), overview (1), timelines (1), Disciplines (1)

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Earlier Neandertal Extinction Date 6alaudacorax, August 21ignore
Scientific American Evolution Issue 3alaudacorax, August 16ignore
Herky Jerky Evolution 3TLCrawford, July 9ignore
Malaysian Plane 103stellarexplorer, May 15ignore
Methane-spewing microbe blamed in Permian extinction 7stellarexplorer, April 3ignore
A "Big Picture" Question... 5pmackey, March 27ignore
Bird-Dinosaur from Hell Creek Formation in ND/SD 8pmackey, March 27ignore
Greek and Roman geography 4stellarexplorer, March 27ignore
True for me, anyway ... 8Sandydog1, March 26ignore
Elephants distinguish speech of enemy from friendly human groups 5Bookmarque, March 15ignore
The World's Largest Virus Was Just Resurrected From 34,000-Year-Old Permafrost 16TLCrawford, March 8ignore
Oldest known star 8clamairy, March 5ignore
Montana Clovis Era DNA 6stellarexplorer, March 5ignore
Kepler Observatory Discovers 715 New Planets 2stellarexplorer, February 27ignore
Earliest footprints outside Africa discovered in Norfolk, England 6stellarexplorer, February 8ignore
New Influenza Strain H7N9 117clamairy, February 7ignore
New Neandartal genome findings cause a stir 25stellarexplorer, February 4ignore
Must have looked rather striking ... 12stellarexplorer, February 1ignore
The Official "I Spend Too Much Money On Books" Thread 371alaudacorax, January 11ignore
I am excited by John Hawks upcoming Coursera human evolution course 3stellarexplorer, December 2013ignore
Garbo Speaks! Er ... Neanderthals, that is 3stellarexplorer, December 2013ignore
Elephants Understand Pointing 24PolymathicMonkey, December 2013ignore
1.4 million year-old hand fossile closes evolution gap 2stellarexplorer, December 2013ignore
First Human/Neanderthal Hybrid Found (Possibly) 10stellarexplorer, December 2013ignore
Drinking Water on Mars: Once Upon A Time 4stellarexplorer, December 2013ignore
New Discovery of Oldest Human DNA 2PossMan, December 2013ignore
Not the first species to chuck a spear? 2stellarexplorer, December 2013ignore
Earliest Budddhist Shrine discovered 8pmackey, November 2013ignore
Original site of Dog domestication questioned 63PossMan, November 2013ignore
David Christian Big History class offered for free online. 5stellarexplorer, November 2013ignore
Bronze Age Collapse Explained? 6PossMan, October 2013ignore
My Historical Alienation 45varielle, October 2013ignore
Oldest extant human brain 3Helcura, October 2013ignore
A Presentation of the a World's Oldest Alcoholic Beverages 2clamairy, October 2013ignore
Telling Tales in Proto-Indo-European (AUDIO) 5Helcura, October 2013ignore
Stunning new pics of Earth at night 43Rood, August 2013ignore
Genetic Support for Greenberg's hypothesis of origins of N Americans 12Rood, August 2013ignore
Climate Change and Violence Linked 10Rood, August 2013ignore
Todays Haul 116Garp83, June 2013ignore
Roman mosaic found in Turkey 12Macumbeira, May 2013ignore
Has anyone particpated in Spencel Well's Genographic Project? 8Macumbeira, April 2013ignore
New analysis of ancient European DNA patterns 15zenomax, April 2013ignore
Atherosclerosis common in ancient mummies around the world 86stellarexplorer, April 2013ignore
Historiographic Question 5Torikton, April 2013ignore
This piece on remote Siberian people grabbed me 19bunwat, April 2013ignore
Excavations may have unearthed bodies from the Black Death 34bunwat, April 2013ignore
Two new old findings bearing on Big History 2Garp83, February 2013ignore
Newsflash: Ancestor of Placental Mammals 1stellarexplorer, February 2013ignore
First evidence of cheese making 10Osbaldistone, December 2012ignore
New source of info about early Earth 4Garp83, December 2012ignore
Big History of the World in 1 minute 16andejons, November 2012ignore
What we're reading now 343Garp83, October 2012ignore
Are "new teaching styles" making us stupider? 31pre20cenbooks, October 2012ignore
Free Course: A History of the World Since 1300 5JimThomson, September 2012ignore
Crash Course World History 3stellarexplorer, August 2012ignore
Misc Thread - mach 2 322Feicht, July 2012ignore
Scotland's Mummies 2Feicht, July 2012ignore
What is your "book attrition" rate? 28aulsmith, July 2012ignore
Our Earliest History 309stellarexplorer, June 2012ignore
Easter Island statues have bodies 23stellarexplorer, June 2012ignore
Sitchin and deciphering ancient texts 16vy0123, May 2012ignore
The Kind-Of-Big Picture-- Depths on Earth 19vy0123, May 2012ignore
Maps of travel times 36alaudacorax, May 2012ignore
USED BOOK STORES 276Feicht, May 2012ignore
The invention of the wheel 10stellarexplorer, April 2012ignore
Samantha’s study of world history at 30,000 feet 80Samantha_kathy, March 2012ignore
Putting the Taliban (and co.) into the "Big Picture" 7Feicht, February 2012ignore
On the "Great Man Theory" and Historical Relativism 10Feicht, February 2012ignore
The Really Big Picture 14auntmarge64, February 2012ignore
WWII, from the inside 10cbellia, February 2012ignore
Bismark speaks... 9petros359, February 2012ignore
All history is fiction 12geneg, January 2012ignore
When did the 20th Century (as an era) End? 29JimThomson, December 2011ignore
Source of Stoehenge Rocks Discovered 3geneg, December 2011ignore
Crossing Ancient Oceans by Stephen Jett 1Mr.Durick, November 2011ignore
Nuremburg Trial 2wildbill, November 2011ignore
Mongol Shipwreck! 8Garp83, October 2011ignore
I find this moon photo way cool 12Garp83, October 2011ignore
Study Goals for 2011 33Garp83, October 2011ignore
The Coming Collapse of Human Civilization 281clamairy, September 2011ignore
Ancient people preserved images of the now-extinct 15stellarexplorer, August 2011ignore
Humor Thread 63stellarexplorer, July 2011ignore
What is Charles Mann up to? 6Garp83, July 2011ignore
What got me so interested in this antiquated subject of history? 36Barton, July 2011ignore
How we once lived 7pre20cenbooks, June 2011ignore
Lewis Binford, RIP 7stellarexplorer, April 2011ignore
Fiction Books Currently Reading by Us Non-Fiction types 112Garp83, April 2011ignore
Origin of Language 31geneg, April 2011ignore
Iceland Banking Issue 28geneg, April 2011ignore
Japan Earthquake 14Cecrow, April 2011ignore
Looking for some old maps.. 6Feicht, March 2011ignore
Non-fiction books at closing Borders stores are 40% off. 4staffordcastle, March 2011ignore
Crazy Right-Wingers Threaten America 98Garp83, March 2011ignore
China Censors America 33Garp83, March 2011ignore
Revolution contagion—1848, 1968, 1989, 2011? 42pdtoler, March 2011ignore
Drunk History 10Feicht, February 2011ignore
1001 Inventions 1pdtoler, February 2011ignore
Interesting News 4Garp83, February 2011ignore
*psst* We need a group picture. 32clamairy, February 2011ignore
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