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Economic Lessons from Past Pandemics

Economic Lessons from Past Pandemics

Hey Originauts! I’m here in my apartment (working from home, binge watching TV and trying to abide by social distancing guidelines) because we’ve all been impacted by the spread of COVID-19. And one of the ramifications dominating the headlines is the economy and how it’s impacting the lives of people worldwide. But this isn’t the …

Knights Hospitaller: Origins

Knights Hospitaller: Origins

The Catholic military orders are among the most famous fighting forces of the medieval period, serving as the tip of Christendom’s lance for several centuries and earning them a reputation which lasts even today. However, like many idealised groups and individuals from eras before our own, these martial orders have accrued a great deal of …

Borderlands in World History: the Maginot Line

Borderlands in World History: the Maginot Line

Hello and welcome to World History with Professor Rohl. This audio/video lecture has been produced for my Calvin University History 153: “Borderlands in World History” course in the season of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chances are high that you’re watching or listening to this because you’re a student in that course, but if you’ve just stumbled …

History’s 10 Most Ruthless Queens and Brutal Rulers

History’s 10 Most Ruthless Queens and Brutal Rulers

Throughout our world’s long history, many women have held positions of power. Most queens serve their constituents with honor, dignity, and pride, and had fairly normal reigns where absolutely nobody was murdered by their hands. Other queens– well, let’s just say you wouldn’t want to get on their bad side. Today, we’ll look at the …

Lesson 2: Scale | BHP with Rachel Hansen

Lesson 2: Scale | BHP with Rachel Hansen

Hey everybody! Welcome back! I’m Rachel Hansen and this is Big History – hold up- my bangs are looking good! I just cut them, like, moments ago. This is how I do most of my haircuts, this is not out of the norm – yeah, I like to call it a high-stakes haircut, like I …

Jankau 1645 – Thirty Years’ War DOCUMENTARY

Jankau 1645 – Thirty Years’ War DOCUMENTARY

The epic battle of Freiburg in 1644 showed that the Holy Roman Empire still had enough strength to defend against the Franco-Swedish alliance, but the empire was getting low on resources, their allies were leaving their cause, and their enemies were on all sides. A new Swedish offensive in 1645 proved able to push the …

Introduction | BHP with Rachel Hansen

Introduction | BHP with Rachel Hansen

Hey. Welcome to Big History. I’m Rachel Hansen and right now while school is out we’re trying to make sense of what learning looks like. We’re in the middle of a huge moment in history and we’re here to try to help you capture it and unpack it and think like a historian. So, check-in, …