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Because the best stories are always in the footnotes.

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Maya, Spain, and the Historical Record

(Lesley) In 1562, Spaniard Diego de Landa destroyed 5000 documents recording 800 years of Mayan religion, culture, and history. The Spanish claimed to be fighting black magic and only 4 pages survived their destruction. In this episode, Lesley tells the story of the burning and the consequence of these actions. Interested in our tips for Teaching with Podcasts? Or some FH Merch? Click here to help support us through our FH Patreon.

17 MIN3 d ago
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Maya, Spain, and the Historical Record

Revolutionary Movies, Part II: Dr. Zhivago and The Last Emperor

(Christine and Elizabeth) In our last episode we discussed revolutions in the United States and France, and this time we turn our eyes toward China and Russia. Here, our Summer Special crossover concludes with Christine and Elizabeth chatting with Pod Academy’s Gil and Rutger about 1965’sDr. Zhivagoand 1987’sThe Last Emperor. Want Footnoting History merch? Checkhttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/footnoting-history/ Able to support us through Patreon? You can find us here: https://www.patreon.com/Footnoting_History

77 MIN2 w ago
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Revolutionary Movies, Part II: Dr. Zhivago and The Last Emperor

Revolutionary Movies, Part I: The Patriot and Les Miserables

(Christine and Elizabeth) How do modern films portray revolutions? What are some of the things regularly included - and just as regularly left out? In the first of this special pair of episodes Elizabeth and Christine step away from their scripts and join Gil and Rutger ofPod Academyfor a Summer Special conversation about 2000’sThe Patriotand 2012’sLes Miserables. Christine and Elizabeth are joined by Gil and Rutger of Pod Academy Want Footnoting History merch? Checkhttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/footnoting-history/ Able to support us through Patreon? You can find us here: https://www.patreon.com/Footnoting_History

74 MINJUL 11
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Revolutionary Movies, Part I: The Patriot and Les Miserables

Slavery and the Colony of Georgia

(Elizabeth) Most likely, many of us have heard tales around how the colony of Georgia was founded by James Oglethorpe, a philanthropist, to be a haven for Britain's debtors but, as always, that isn't the whole story. In this episode, Elizabeth delves into how slavery of Africans was illegal early on in the colony and why that changed - including who drove the demand.

17 MINMAY 30
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Slavery and the Colony of Georgia

The Parnell Affair

(Christine) In the late 1800s, Charles Stewart Parnell was a heavyweight in Irish politics - until his affair with a woman named Katharine O'Shea came to light. Join Christine for a look at the scandal that dominated headlines and rocked the career of the so-called "Uncrowned King of Ireland".

23 MINMAY 16
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The Parnell Affair

Passing Exams in Imperial China

(Lucy) The civil service examinations taken by the bureaucrats and administrators of imperial China were not merely academic. They also served as social rites of passage. Moreover, they were designed to test the moral aptitudes of test-takers for a lifetime of upholding Confucian ideals. Naturally, they were a source of individual stress, as well as a key part of imperial power and authority for centuries, outlasting several dynasties. This episode looks at the roles civil service examinations played in premodern China, and the mythos that grew around them.

23 MINMAY 2
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Passing Exams in Imperial China

The Other Anne Boleyn

(Kristin) In 1536, there were two Anne Boleyns in the Tower of London. One was a queen who helped inspire the English Reformation and stood accused of treason; the other was the aunt whose testimony may have helped to convict her. Lady Anne Shelton, née Boleyn, was the sister of the queen’s father, Thomas Boleyn and the mother of one of Henry VIII’s alleged mistresses. She was to play a critical role during the reign and fall of Henry’s second queen – who was her namesake and who became her nemesis.

23 MINAPR 18
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The Other Anne Boleyn

Prester John

(Josh) Prester John, a legendary Christian king, endured in the imaginations of many medieval crusade theorists and geographers. Thought to be a savior who would assist the forces of Christendom to defeat Islam in a final crusade to take Jerusalem, Prester John occupied an important place in the minds of those who hoped for a successful crusade. In this episode, join newcomer Josh as he takes you on a whirlwind tour of Asia and Africa in search of this mythical figure.

23 MINAPR 3
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Prester John

Footnoting Disney: Mulan

(Lucy) Mulanis a story without a single historical precedent. From a medieval ballad to early modern narratives to plays and operas, it’s been told over and over again. Mulan’s exploits are always presented as having happened “once upon a time,” anytime from the Han dynasty to the early Tang period. These stories about a fierce heroine and her loyalties tell us a lot about changing ideas of gender and cultural identity in China.

18 MINMAR 21
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Footnoting Disney: Mulan

Footnoting Disney: The Little Mermaid

(Lesley) The first of Disney’s Renaissance films was a project in progress since 1930. Based on the writings of Hans Christian Andersen, the film updated the original tragic story for a modern family audience. In this episode, Lesley places the original story within the religious, cultural, and imperial context of its creation...while revealing a personal pain the author wrote into the mermaid’s story.

17 MINMAR 7
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Footnoting Disney: The Little Mermaid

Latest Episodes

Maya, Spain, and the Historical Record

(Lesley) In 1562, Spaniard Diego de Landa destroyed 5000 documents recording 800 years of Mayan religion, culture, and history. The Spanish claimed to be fighting black magic and only 4 pages survived their destruction. In this episode, Lesley tells the story of the burning and the consequence of these actions. Interested in our tips for Teaching with Podcasts? Or some FH Merch? Click here to help support us through our FH Patreon.

17 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Maya, Spain, and the Historical Record

Revolutionary Movies, Part II: Dr. Zhivago and The Last Emperor

(Christine and Elizabeth) In our last episode we discussed revolutions in the United States and France, and this time we turn our eyes toward China and Russia. Here, our Summer Special crossover concludes with Christine and Elizabeth chatting with Pod Academy’s Gil and Rutger about 1965’sDr. Zhivagoand 1987’sThe Last Emperor. Want Footnoting History merch? Checkhttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/footnoting-history/ Able to support us through Patreon? You can find us here: https://www.patreon.com/Footnoting_History

77 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Revolutionary Movies, Part II: Dr. Zhivago and The Last Emperor

Revolutionary Movies, Part I: The Patriot and Les Miserables

(Christine and Elizabeth) How do modern films portray revolutions? What are some of the things regularly included - and just as regularly left out? In the first of this special pair of episodes Elizabeth and Christine step away from their scripts and join Gil and Rutger ofPod Academyfor a Summer Special conversation about 2000’sThe Patriotand 2012’sLes Miserables. Christine and Elizabeth are joined by Gil and Rutger of Pod Academy Want Footnoting History merch? Checkhttps://www.teepublic.com/stores/footnoting-history/ Able to support us through Patreon? You can find us here: https://www.patreon.com/Footnoting_History

74 MINJUL 11
Comments
Revolutionary Movies, Part I: The Patriot and Les Miserables

Slavery and the Colony of Georgia

(Elizabeth) Most likely, many of us have heard tales around how the colony of Georgia was founded by James Oglethorpe, a philanthropist, to be a haven for Britain's debtors but, as always, that isn't the whole story. In this episode, Elizabeth delves into how slavery of Africans was illegal early on in the colony and why that changed - including who drove the demand.

17 MINMAY 30
Comments
Slavery and the Colony of Georgia

The Parnell Affair

(Christine) In the late 1800s, Charles Stewart Parnell was a heavyweight in Irish politics - until his affair with a woman named Katharine O'Shea came to light. Join Christine for a look at the scandal that dominated headlines and rocked the career of the so-called "Uncrowned King of Ireland".

23 MINMAY 16
Comments
The Parnell Affair

Passing Exams in Imperial China

(Lucy) The civil service examinations taken by the bureaucrats and administrators of imperial China were not merely academic. They also served as social rites of passage. Moreover, they were designed to test the moral aptitudes of test-takers for a lifetime of upholding Confucian ideals. Naturally, they were a source of individual stress, as well as a key part of imperial power and authority for centuries, outlasting several dynasties. This episode looks at the roles civil service examinations played in premodern China, and the mythos that grew around them.

23 MINMAY 2
Comments
Passing Exams in Imperial China

The Other Anne Boleyn

(Kristin) In 1536, there were two Anne Boleyns in the Tower of London. One was a queen who helped inspire the English Reformation and stood accused of treason; the other was the aunt whose testimony may have helped to convict her. Lady Anne Shelton, née Boleyn, was the sister of the queen’s father, Thomas Boleyn and the mother of one of Henry VIII’s alleged mistresses. She was to play a critical role during the reign and fall of Henry’s second queen – who was her namesake and who became her nemesis.

23 MINAPR 18
Comments
The Other Anne Boleyn

Prester John

(Josh) Prester John, a legendary Christian king, endured in the imaginations of many medieval crusade theorists and geographers. Thought to be a savior who would assist the forces of Christendom to defeat Islam in a final crusade to take Jerusalem, Prester John occupied an important place in the minds of those who hoped for a successful crusade. In this episode, join newcomer Josh as he takes you on a whirlwind tour of Asia and Africa in search of this mythical figure.

23 MINAPR 3
Comments
Prester John

Footnoting Disney: Mulan

(Lucy) Mulanis a story without a single historical precedent. From a medieval ballad to early modern narratives to plays and operas, it’s been told over and over again. Mulan’s exploits are always presented as having happened “once upon a time,” anytime from the Han dynasty to the early Tang period. These stories about a fierce heroine and her loyalties tell us a lot about changing ideas of gender and cultural identity in China.

18 MINMAR 21
Comments
Footnoting Disney: Mulan

Footnoting Disney: The Little Mermaid

(Lesley) The first of Disney’s Renaissance films was a project in progress since 1930. Based on the writings of Hans Christian Andersen, the film updated the original tragic story for a modern family audience. In this episode, Lesley places the original story within the religious, cultural, and imperial context of its creation...while revealing a personal pain the author wrote into the mermaid’s story.

17 MINMAR 7
Comments
Footnoting Disney: The Little Mermaid

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