Blog seeks posts that place current events into historical context
Mark Twain wrote that "History may not repeat itself, but it rhymes a lot." Having a deep appreciation of history is vital if we are to make sense of our rapidly changing world. Understood Backwards [UB] is a stimulating new blog that seeks to place current events into historical context. Established in 2010 by Oxford University-trained historians, it seeks to inform public debate by examining the historical roots of a broad range of political, cultural and socio-economic events that mould the contours of our world on a daily basis.
UB is at an exciting stage in its development and is currently seeking posts from anyone who can put a news item into its historical context. We are also looking for interns who are interested in gaining experience and becoming more involved with UB. Please see our website for more information.
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