The History of Computing: Both Evolution and Revolution

CSIRAC was originally built in Sydney by the CSIRO before being transferred to Melbourne University. Melbourne University, Author provided Looking at the changes that have been made in computing and other areas in the past 60 years. By Justin Zobel / 05.31.2016 Head, Department of Computing and Information Systems University of Melbourne It is a[…]

Puerto Rico, 1917 to Today

Puerto Ricans were granted U.S. citizenship on the eve of America’s entry into the First World War. This picture comes from 1906 and shows the officer staff of the Regiment of Infantry. (Wikimedia Commons) With the quick flick of a pen in March 1917, Puerto Ricans suddenly had the opportunity to become American citizens. By Lorraine[…]

Manorialism and Household Staff in an English Medieval Castle

Edinburgh Castle / Photo by Becks, Wikimedia Commons Examining a microcosm of the medieval world in the castle. By Mark Cartwright / 06.01.2018 Historian Introduction An illustration of a medieval noble taking his bath and being attended to by servants. (Codex Manesse, 14th century CE, Zurich, Switzerland) / Wikimedia Commons An English medieval castle, if[…]

The Absence of Central Legal Enforcement in Medieval Iceland

The Gimli viking statue / Photo by Krazytea, Wikimedia Commons Medieval Iceland illustrates an actual and well-documented historical example of how a stateless legal order can work. By Thomas Whiston / 12.25.2002 Medieval Iceland illustrates an actual and well-documented historical example of how a stateless legal order can work and it provides insights as to[…]