History

Digital History: A Timeline of the Rise and Fall of State Shinto

Our first project in this class was editing a Wikipedia article. It was a good experience, illuminating the process of doing history and how Wikipeda works. As another exercise in using digital media for historical purposes, we’ve now put together timelines using the Google tool TimelineJS. Unfortunately free WordPress sites can’t embed these timelines right now, but…… Continue reading Digital History: A Timeline of the Rise and Fall of State Shinto

History

International Relations: A Brief History of Nationalism and the State-Centric System

We imagine states to be the significant entities in the world today. What states do determines what happens in the world. That’s a pretty interesting story, because it wasn’t always the way it is now… That state-centric system was a purposeful construction by the states themselves. The world moved from loose territorial groupings and kingdoms,…… Continue reading International Relations: A Brief History of Nationalism and the State-Centric System