How did Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, come to be? Dive into George Vanderbilt's medieval vision to learn how he employed centuries-old techniques to legitimize his family's new wealth and home.
How do you inspire girls to become suffragettes? With board games, of course! Honoring 100 years since the 19th Amendment in the USA, I travel across the pond to bring this little-known game back to life.
This article includes tips for creating a better, more personal, and comfortable office environment by utilizing the concept of hygge.
Discover how an iconic arcade game created a feminist revolution in video game history, and the women who made it happen.
Discover the card game that started America's gaming craze in the late 1800s . . . and the woman who invented it.
Board games are one of the oldest forms of gaming—and one of the oldest games found to date comes from Ancient Egypt. It is called Senet, the game of “passing.”
Dating between 350 and 250 BCE, this statue depicts one girl carrying another. Now, on first glance, it just looks like a fun pose...but the truth is so much more complicated (and awesome).
Today, it is commonly known as Pitch-pot. And it’s a game that may have been played by women since it was invented…
Learn the true story of Monopoly, the game that inspired this timeless classic, and the woman who started it all.
Knucklebones, known today as jacks, is one of the oldest games in the world, stretching almost 5,500 years into the past.
Though many of their names are lost to us, the stories of the most successful actresses—like Isabella Andreini—live on as a testament to the fact that women are, and always have been, integral to gaming culture. Read on to learn more.
Liubo was once one of the most popular games in China, played by men and women alike. Recent discoveries are telling us more about this ancient game.
My latest discovery in gaming history is that women—in particular, one woman—created the first known graphical adventure game. Learn about Roberta Williams and her game-development career here.
In this article, we'll take a look at seven horror games made by women.
Feminists are everywhere...but did you know the 1800s saw some of the most amazing feminists in history? Learn the stories of Amy & Annie...and their two ways of being feminist.
Do you have a home security system, use the Brooklyn Bridge, or love studying the stars? Here's the three awesome women you should thank.
Discover the lives of three ancient queens who changed the course of history: Hatshepsut of Ancient Egypt, Olympias of Macedonia, and Amanirenas of Kush.
Britain is home to some of the most fascinating queens in history. Some are familiar to you, like Eleanor of Aquitaine or Elizabeth I. Yet many more are obscure, like these three.
A queen so notorious that history has never forgotten her, Eleanor of Aquitaine lived one of the most colorful and scandalous lives of Medieval Europe.
What do Norse goddesses tell us about real-life Norse women? Using artifacts and artworks, uncover the real - and romanticized - lives of amazing Viking-era women.
Was Frank Lloyd Wright really as great as we claim him to be? Learn how Wright forever changed American architecture - and why the home you now live in could be one of his descendants.
Beer has a long history -- and an even longer relationship with women. Who first made beer? Why were women so integral...and why did they disappear? Read on for a women's history of beer.
Nicholas Flamel isn't just a Harry Potter character - he was a real-life scribe and scholar who might have actually created the Philosopher's Stone!
It's an invitation...to explore the horrid history behind Showtime's new series, Penny Dreadful: the Victorian horror stories that inspired children's and horror literature for generations.
Explores the lives of female pirates from 1700, including Anne Bonny, Mary Read, Charlotte Badger, and Gunpowder Gertie.
Some of the most notorious pirates in history were, in fact, women. Discover the early lady pirates of the seven seas and just how fearsome they were!
An interpretation of primary sources on the lost colony of Roanoke, detailing one possible outcome of the settlers' fate.
The history of the first Thanksgiving and the origins of Thanksgiving and its many traditions as we know it today.
This recipe for lasagna was brought over by my ancestors from Sicily. It is a family favorite, and a go-to for Christmas dinners and Italian nights!
What were the Navigation Acts in the 1600s? Why did Charles II impose them? What were the effects of the Navigation Acts?
Discusses the domestication of animals and plants during the Neolithic Revolution, including how domestication occurred in different regions, why domestication occurred, and its consequences.
The Anasazi built many types of buildings in the American Southwest. Learn about pit houses, kivas, earthen works, and the lasting influence of Anasazi architecture. Pictures and videos included.
History of women in architecture, focusing on women architects of the United States and Canada. Also discusses why women architects are few and far between in architectural history.
The history and styles of museum architecture, from the first museums to today's modern marvels. Explores the different styles of architecture used for museums from the Middle Ages to today.
Did you know women are responsible for our being able to see George Washington's life and home? Here's how one group of ladies started a movement throughout the nation...
Explores the significance of Walpi Village to the Hopi and why we should work to preserve this historic monument.
Why did indentured servitude happen in the American colonies? What prompted the shift to using slaves? Why were slaves a better option to solve the labor problems of the colonies?
Who first discovered America? Was it Columbus...or did somebody else get there first? If so, who? How do we know?
Tips on creating the perfect Medieval-themed meal for your next event! Tudor period focus, but great for general medieval parties, too! (Note: jousting and knights not included, but encouraged.)
Who was Saint Valentine? The pagan origins, Catholic cover-ups, and modern day misinterpretations of this famous Saint and holiday!
The skills and benefits you gain from studying history are immense. Students have a lot to gain from increasing their knowledge and understanding of history.
Steps to writing a great essay. How to choose your topic, gather sources, plan your essay, and write it. The difference between primary and secondary sources. Additional resources included.
What you learn about Native Americans differs based on where you learned it...and museums play an integral role in shaping our narratives.
You've gotten into grad school...now how are you going to survive it? Tips for those starting graduate school, from budgeting to on-campus services and buying textbooks.
The terminology, economic roles, spiritual roles, sexuality, and modern roles of berdaches in Native America cultures. Includes photos and videos of historical and modern berdaches.
Examines the how, when, and why of creation myths to show how creation myths define cultural norms by comparing Enuma Elish, Hesiod's Theogony, and Ovid's Metamorphoses.
Europe is rising from the Middle Ages, looking back on the darkness and into the light of new ideas, new inventions, and new...worlds? I explore the reasons Europeans wanted to explore and colonize.
If you've never had a cat before, here are the things you need to think about and the things you need to get.
Hellenistic and Hellenic civilization were time periods in Ancient Greece. But what's the difference between the two? Wasn't "Ancient Greece" just Ancient Greece? Not really...
Discusses how Christianity is similar to Greek religions, and the possibility that parts of Christianity may have evolved from Greek religions.
Brief introduction to insight meditation, its history, practice, and key points to remember when starting your practice.
The Silk Road was an important means of cultural exchange. This hub explores the history of the Silk Road and how trade impacted developments in music between the cultures impacted on the Road.
First person account of daily life during the Upper Paleolithic period - between 40,000 and 8,500 years ago. Covers climate, lifestyle, tools, art, and religion.
What was daily life like during the Middle Paleolithic era? Explore our ancestors who lived between 300,000 and 400,000 years ago: their lives, tools, art, and religion.
Who were the Neanderthals? Were they related to us? How were they different from us?
What is an archaeologist? What do archaeologists do? What other jobs can archaeologists hold?
The history of paleoanthropology as a profession and the various roles performed by paleoanthropologists during their careers.
Who were the first Americans? How do we know about them? What happened to them?