Attack Ads, Circa 1800

October 30th, 2010 by De oppresso liber

Reason.tv recently posted a very amusing video suggesting that political discourse has not changed very much in the past 210 years.  It is good for a laugh, or a cry.  Check it out!

Photographing the Other World

October 29th, 2010 by De oppresso liber

As we prepare for our annual freaky walk from candy dispensary to candy dispensary we should all step back for a moment and remember the true spirit of Halloween.

If you’re not chicken, have a look at this collection of ghostly photographs from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

BOO!

UNE History Department Makes News

October 28th, 2010 by De oppresso liber

Yup, that’s right, we’ve hit the big time.  The UNE Berlin Wall exhibit just made it to the San Francisco Chronicle website!

Selling the Rules

October 26th, 2010 by De oppresso liber

With March Madness just over four months away, the first written rules of basketball are up for sale. They’re legible, intact, and only 119 years old. Sounds like a bargain at twice the price.

Die Like an Egyptian

October 24th, 2010 by De oppresso liber

While it might be more upbeat to “Walk Like An Egyptian,” the British Museum is about to launch a new exhibit exploring how to die like one.  Just in time for Halloween, the exhibit is reportedly the most comprehensive exhibition to be staged on the ancient doctrine of denying death.