What’s Your Historical Catnip?

What’s Your Historical Catnip?

For the business that I just launched (www.HistoricalResearchUpdate.com), I spend a lot of time looking at titles and abstracts for scholarly journal articles about history. Not all of them interest me, and the stuff that interests me may not interest others. As with...
Let’s Take Another Music Break

Let’s Take Another Music Break

There is a lot going on this week, so I’m doing a birthday music break. Today in 1950, Lou Gramm, lead singer for Foriegner, was born. For me, their music hasn’t aged well since the 70s, but I still love “Juke Box Hero”. Today in 1946, Lesley...

Convict Mutiny Meets Samurai

I love breaking news about history. With new technologies like sonar, DNA testing, drones, radar, and chemical analysis, we are resolving historical mysteries faster than ever before. But sometimes we still find answers through old-fashioned research like poring over...
Art and Branding Lollipops

Art and Branding Lollipops

Sometimes I learn tidbits of history from the most unexpected places. I listen to a lot of podcasts on a variety of topics, one of which is Lineker & Baker: Behind Closed Doors. It’s generally about English football and broadcasting, but sometimes goes a bit...
Historical Research Updates

Historical Research Updates

Hello, and welcome to Historical Research Update! I’ve been an avid reader my entire life and understand the value of a well-researched and well-written story in any form. Growing up on military bases, I started looking forward to moving to a new place the moment I...