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

Reasons to Love History #5: Messages from the Past

Think I’ll make “Reasons to Love History” an ongoing feature, what do you think? (The first four reasons were here). I’ve been researching the history of Japanese religion for a paper, specifically State Shinto in the Meiji period. It was basically a government policy of using the Shinto religion as a nationalistic tool that the…… Continue reading Reasons to Love History #5: Messages from the Past