Tag: history

Digitally preserving and reconstructing cultural heritage

In the last couple of years we have seen multiple instances in which cultural heritage was destroyed, either due to intentional destruction by humans or because of an unfortunate accident. In 2014 we saw terrorists destroying historical artefacts across Syria and Iraq, in 2018 the national museum of Brazil was heavily damaged in a large fire, and just this year both the…

Assassin’s Creed, between game play and history

Today I would like to say a few things about Assassin’s Creed. The main motivation for this choice is personal interest and a slight obsession with Ancient Egypt. Yes, I am talking about Assassin’s Creed Origins. I would like to give you readers a warning, in case you have never heard about/played any of the Assassin’s Creed games yourself.  It is not…

Creating history through YouTube

In my article from last week, I wrote about the censorship of historical footage which was uploaded on YouTube. In that article I tried to explain why YouTube is popular with institutions for sharing historical footage. I mentioned that YouTube removed videos and even briefly suspended accounts that uploaded historical material. In this week’s blog I would like to take a more…

Historians and GIS

In the field of history, GIS (Geographic Information System) is a well-known type of software. Already the term HGIS (the extra H stands for historical) is being coined to describe the usage of GIS by historians. So why do historians use it and what are its advantages? GIS in historical research For those who have never heard of GIS, I recommend to…