remember future teachers:
those that can Do
those that can't - dont teach because theres too much to do.
with #brexit comes a United Ireland for the first time in 500 years.
the one shining good hope out of the brexit mess.
watching the countdown to Brexit and the beginning of the end of the World War II (and certainly post 1991) liberal political order.
from here on in it will be something different - can it be put back together once the Boomers die out? IDK. but all it took was for the generation who made the political alliances to die out for the entire system to turn to quicksand.
will europe break up
more wars in more places
civil wars in places that havent know it
wars of conquest once thought impossible
will it be the 19th century again? the 17th?
Will anyone try to tame capitalism before it breaks more societies? IDK
HIS 101 test 01 study guide/review is up and ready to be gobbled up.
click here for it
HIS 102 test 01 study guide will be posted Friday morning.
Added pdfs for Age of Revolutions, Industrial Revolution, Imperialism.
Because of the length of some lectures, I have designated two pdf powerpoints (Americas and Africa) as background HIS 101 material. They are useful in knowing what will happen happen in "Trauma of the New World" lecture but they are HIS 101 - Ancient World Lectures and so would be redundant here.
HIS 102 students can find their lectures notes HERE
Welcome back everyone to Spring Semester at Camden County College.
Going to be a big semester.
New Video lectures, New Audio Podcasts, Mayhaps an Interview Series
Academic Articles, Conference Presentations, and maybe a book(?!)
I have been using my schools digital content management systems for the last few years and have let my personal sites suffer. But we're back. and so this site is going to slowly fill out over the next few weeks. And then once we're up to speed, we'll start adding old materials and creating new stuff.
Have a good semester!
Hej, the few who have ended up here, thanks for stopping by.
I really do appreciate it.
I'm updating all of my internet accounts by linking Great Big History, Professorgennari and my original site all in one place. theres going to be a lot of updating here.
the audio and video lectures will be up.
my instagram feed ophotography will start showing up
new lectures for HIS 150 will start showing up pretty soon.
theres a whole new thing about to happen. so just hang out and things will start changing over the next few days and then really get going.
So in the universe of Writing Like we're Running out of time. Here's Non-Stop from Hamilton.
Liverpool for New Years.
Wet. but weirdly it would rain in one part of the city but not the other. I literally walked into the rain and then out of it.
Watched Liverpool FC win vs Burnley. goal in 93rd minute to win it.
Watched the new year come in with fireworks from London and Edinburgh.
writing in my new Hobonichi planner/diary. thinking of all the christmas thank you cards to write once we are back state-side.
Next France and Paris.
Winter Session begins tomorrow. and then the craziness - 6 quizzes and 3 tests in five weeks.
itvs annual harry potter marathon is coming to an end. Last year we started in edinburgh and every night a new movie.
So again it comes to an end as the year ends. Deathly hallows part 2 is halfway through. Nandos has closed. The fireworks will begin soon. The year ends. And we are in britannia again.
Liverpool FC won in a come from behind victory. Had fourth row seats in the daglish/kop corner. Awesome to see such a great game.
I uploaded new episodes to Great Big History Podcast.
you can subscribe here
New episodes include: Assyria, Persia, Egyptian Old/Middle/New Kingdoms.
created six videos using camtasia this morning. worked out a nice workflow. it is there to get my HIS 101 students started on their webstudy - online class journey
check them out here: http://www.professorgennari.com/his101ol.html
here is an image of the first video. i think they came out pretty well.
soon to be on apple itunes and google play.
Great BIG History Podcast will take us on the journey from 10,000 BCE to last week. We will start with the basic HIS 101, HIS 102 type intro college course. laying out big events, important characters, interesting trends.
After that, we will start our deep dive series. "8 Kings and a Queen" - a history of Sweden and Scandinavia from 1520-1721.
and "History behind the News" - where we take big news events such as the rise of ISIS and discuss it in a historical context.
and finally, out military history section will talk about the battles, wars, weapons, treaties and philosophies which have defined fighting in the world (and in historical fiction as well - look out Game of Thrones we're looking at how you use dragon airpower and how the Starks use Soft Power keep hold of the North and our hearts).
Find episodes here: greatbighistory.com
A Sad Story of a Sad Family - and not knowing if you should (or can escape)
follow a family across 3 years from fighting a revolution to ISIS arriving in Aleppo to being refugees.
you can also find the video and information here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/children-of-syria/
Europeans have gone to join ISIS but they have also gone to fight against it. Here is a VICE video about some of those ppl - including women who have left their families and children to fight against ISIS
we discussed this at last nights lecture. The biggest recruiter tool ISIS has is proof that western democracy, freedom and equality is a lie. and that racism is the true heart of western democracies. this popped up this morning
Anti-Islam Activists To Hold Armed Rally In Atlanta, Shred Copy Of The Quran
The Atlantic on President Obama's foreign policy for which he has won a noble peace prize (for basically not being President G.W. Bush). This foreign policy will essentially be thrown out by all the major contenders for president.
We were ahead of this discussion which has been prominent since the cease-fire and now peacetalks in syria are beginning.
Find the article here at The new Arab - an Anti-Assad article.
Christopher Gennari, Ph.D is an Associate Professor of History at Camden County College.