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November 17, 2011

History Forum: The Right to Dissent

Filed under: History Forum — Joe Hoover @ 2:09 pm

History Forum lecture series continues with its theme of the U.S. Constitution. This time “The Right to Dissent” is examined.

In the summer of 1918, as U.S. soldiers fought and died in Europe, labor activist Eugene Debs stood before a crowd and publicly declared World War I a “Wall Street war” that benefited only the rich. Because of this speech, Debs was labeled “a clear and present danger” to national security and sentenced to federal prison. Two years later he ran for president and won over a million votes without ever leaving his cell. Most cast their vote for him not in support of his politics, but of his right as an American to speak freely, even in time of war. Though eventually pardoned, Debs’ imprisonment sparked an argument that still rages: is free speech in wartime a right or a threat?

This Forum presented by the Minnesota Historical Society featured, Ernest Freeberg, a prize winning author and Professor of History at the University of Tennessee who specializes in American religious and cultural history, with an emphasis on the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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February 20, 2011

Surveying History

Filed under: Uncategorized — Joe Hoover @ 6:24 pm

David Claypool, MN Professional Land Surveyor talks about the beginnings of land surveying in Minnesota. Part of a presentation by the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office on their progress report on digitizing the Field Survey Notes made prior to settlement of Minnesota and making them available through the web as a new research tool as a result of a major partnership initiative funded by the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants.

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January 20, 2011

History of Hip: 01 A Brief History of Tattoos

Filed under: History of Hip — Joe Hoover @ 4:25 pm

Never just the domain of sailors and outlaws, tattoos have a rich and storied history. From Pacific Islanders to American hipsters, body art has long been a popular form of self expression with many layers of meaning. Dr. John Troyer gives an overview of the history of body art with help from tattoo artist Awen Briem. From the History of Hip series

In this podcast:

  • Earliest example of tattooing and earliest mechanical tattooing gun
  • Social Class Tattoos in Royalty
  • English, French and German schools interpretations of tattooing.
  • 19th century tattoo collecting
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History of Hip: 02 A Brief History of Tattoos

Filed under: History of Hip — Joe Hoover @ 4:10 pm

Never just the domain of sailors and outlaws, tattoos have a rich and storied history. From Pacific Islanders to American hipsters, body art has long been a popular form of self expression with many layers of meaning. Dr. John Troyer gives an overview of the history of body art with help from tattoo artist Awen Briem. From the History of Hip series.

In this podcast:

  • “French Fad” of the 19th and early 20th centuries
  • Maori / Polynesian tattoos
  • The Person with Tattoos vs. the Tattoo’ed Person
  • Memorial Tattoos
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History of Hip: 03 A Brief History of Tattoos

Filed under: History of Hip — Joe Hoover @ 4:00 pm

Never just the domain of sailors and outlaws, tattoos have a rich and storied history. From Pacific Islanders to American hipsters, body art has long been a popular form of self expression with many layers of meaning. Dr. John Troyer gives an overview of the history of body art with help from tattoo artist Awen Briem. From the History of Hip series.

In this podcast:

  • Memorial Tattoo Forms
  • Awkward Tattoos
  • Tattoos of Pets
  • Examples of Awen’s tattoo artwork
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History of Hip: 04 A Brief History of Tattoos

Filed under: History of Hip — Joe Hoover @ 3:16 pm

Never just the domain of sailors and outlaws, tattoos have a rich and storied history. From Pacific Islanders to American hipsters, body art has long been a popular form of self expression with many layers of meaning. Dr. John Troyer gives an overview of the history of body art with help from tattoo artist Awen Briem. From the History of Hip series

In this podcast:

Question and Answer session

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History of Hip: A Brief History of Tattoos (Audio)

Filed under: History of Hip — Joe Hoover @ 11:14 am

Never just the domain of sailors and outlaws, tattoos have a rich and storied history. From Pacific Islanders to American hipsters, body art has long been a popular form of self expression with many layers of meaning. Dr. John Troyer gives an overview of the history of body art with help from tattoo artist Awen Briem. From the History of Hip series.

This is an audio file of the complete session.

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February 12, 2010

History of Hip: Yesterday’s Tomorrow

Filed under: History of Hip — admin @ 12:02 am

From robots to smart kitchens and high tech soldiers, historian Brian Horrigan and blogger Matt Novak highlighted some of their favorite trends in science fiction of the past while they shared their own thoughts about the future of this genre at the Turf Club’s Clown Lounge on February 2nd, 2010.

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February 5, 2010

Minneapolis in the 20th Century - Video

Filed under: MHS Press, Mill City Museum — admin @ 11:37 pm

Talk at the Mill City Museum on Jan 14th 2010 by author Iric Nathanson about the checkered history of Minneapolis based on his new book, “Minneapolis in the 20th Century: The Growth of an American City.

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Minneapolis in the 20th Century - Audio

Filed under: MHS Press, Mill City Museum — admin @ 3:43 pm

Talk at the Mill City Museum on Jan 14th 2010 by author Iric Nathanson about the checkered history of Minneapolis based on his new book, “Minneapolis in the 20th Century: The Growth of an American City.”

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