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I do labour history, wikipedia and cow clickers. I also do "internet culture."


Dec
7
answered Was it possible to navigate a river against the current on a medieval boat?
Dec
7
comment How was birth control realized in ancient times?
Way too broad. Specify a culture and time period.
Dec
5
reviewed Close Have there been other examples of reunification/annexation, such as in the Crimea, that succeeded without using deadly force?
Dec
5
reviewed Close When was the last time a reigning monarch personally participated in battle?
Dec
1
comment What is the meaning of people “looking elsewhere” on medieval paintings?
@WoJ "but at their significance from the perspective of medieval art traditions," art technique, and history of art technique, is usually considered to be a separate field from "history" called "art history." On this basis I'm voting to close: off-topic. Modifying the question to have regard for social, political, cultural (religious) meaning would bring this question on-topic from my opinion.
Dec
1
reviewed Close What is the benefit of historical studies for the process of creating tactics and strategies in foreign policy?
Dec
1
reviewed Delete Does the forearm grip/handshake have a historical basis?
Nov
30
comment What is the meaning of people “looking elsewhere” on medieval paintings?
I'm having a great deal of difficulty seeing the historical component here. This is a request for fine art criticism at the moment.
Nov
24
comment Has any culture primarily worshipped an evil deity?
Take to theology. There is no aspect of time here.
Nov
17
reviewed Leave Open Whig party identification in the House of Lords
Nov
15
comment Were new forms of communication and media usually condemned similar to how television/video games are now?
I'm not sure this question is historically answerable but it seems to hide a historically answerable question. It may be aided by specifying specific new media forms. I'd recommend newspapers, wood block prints, broadsheets and film.
Nov
14
comment What was the purpose of Nazi extermination camps?
I'm not an intentionalist relying on a "plan," "In all instances, policy and execution evolved in relation to the concrete situation."
Nov
14
revised When did the Chinese begin using night soil as fertilizer?
edited tags
Nov
10
comment What was the ideological and philosophical underpinnings of World War II?
That would depend on how seriously one takes one's Marxism, and, on the matter of "Imperialism" one's reading of Lenin; or, whether one is willing to throw a bedcover over the mess during inspections.
Nov
10
comment What was the ideological and philosophical underpinnings of World War II?
Given my answer which could reasonably be interpreted to be snide I am reluctant to edit the tags to add "world-systems-theory", as such an edit could be viewed as unconstructive or a conflict of interests.
Nov
10
comment What was the ideological and philosophical underpinnings of World War II?
Questions at a certain level of abstraction get answers at a certain level of abstraction.
Nov
10
answered What was the ideological and philosophical underpinnings of World War II?
Nov
9
comment Impact of the Berlin Wall to GDR
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a counterfactual. Rephrased regarding the purposive nature (social, political, urban) of the wall it may be on topic.
Nov
6
comment What was the character of the Sylva Sylvarum that differentiated it from previous works?
"We can have misinterpreted the mechanism that caused the phenomena of which we made observations, but there exists an immutability to 'the things' that drove/underlaid the occurrences." I still have to recommend more, much more, philosophy of science. It isn't a wrong conception, but it isn't a conception that can be demonstrated to be correct.
Nov
5
comment What was the character of the Sylva Sylvarum that differentiated it from previous works?
"Science (as we think of it today), and knowledge in general, doesn't change." I commend to you the works of Popper, Kuhn, Lakatos and Feyerabend as a start on disabusing you of this assumption.