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Ben Anderson
Cultural and Environmental Historian, / New Generation Thinker 2018. Modern European history, esp. walking and mountaineering. Views my own.
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Ben Anderson Feb 18
Replying to @davecurtis314
This is one of the points I use to teach my history students about it - but also combined with the relatively rapid change in human socio-environmental contexts - by the time you've bred a better human for the early 21st c., you're living in the 22nd or 23rd, and a new context.
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YesCymru 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Feb 18
Relative income. For once, red isn't the best look... A better future is possible! Map from . Full thread here >
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Jonathan Westaway Feb 18
My new crampons....modernist masterpiece?
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Ben Anderson Feb 18
Replying to @JonWestaway
Ha! (for the confused, my book's intro starts with an explanation of why it wasn't so much the crampons, as Eckenstein that was modern - blacksmiths in the Alps had been gradually improving the for years.)
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Dr Adam Rutherford Feb 16
I can see this damn Andrew Sabisky situation is not going away. I have written two books about Eugenics and race, teach it, at the place where it was founded, in the lab named after its creator, Francis Galton, where I was an Undergrad and still am a Fellow, so, some thoughts 1/n
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Ben Anderson Feb 13
It's a great project. Even the basic history of hut workers is barely written (one decent book is ), and women were a, perhaps the key component of the workforce. Can't wait to hear what you find out!
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Ben Anderson Feb 13
Tomorrow, tomorrow.
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Ben Anderson Feb 13
Or (I only think you might not have come across it because it is about the Eastern Alps), this has a decent chapter on women workers in the Alps..
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Ben Anderson Feb 13
I do know of at least one in the E Alps (Drachenstein, drachenfels, not sure) that was run entirely by two mountaineering women in the first years of 20th C. Could try to dig out source if you're interested..
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Ben Anderson Feb 13
That's interesting - certainly before ww1 the Cha was skewed towards women - it might have changed in the next decades though. might know more about the wider context?
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Ben Anderson Feb 13
Replying to @mac8lay @YHAOfficial
In this bit of the outdoors industry, I reckon not - the Cha and HF shared the same model (and the yha came partly from them I think?) - and the membership also reflected that balance..
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Ben Anderson Feb 12
' is a service and updates are a normal part of keeping it running smoothly', says a message that crashes my machine every two weeks or so.
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Ben Anderson Feb 10
Many congratulations Seb!
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Rural Modernism Feb 9
so many comments like this describing Didcot power station as beautiful. Although it is necessary to move to a post-carbon energy future, this shouldn't erase people's emotional or aesthetic attachment to a 20th century landscape.
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Ben Anderson Feb 8
Replying to @medievaliste
PhD 2011, book 2020. Yes it's a very different piece of writing and there's little of my PhD left in it but still, 9 years!
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Ben Anderson Feb 8
Replying to @SarahRoseCrook
Surely this was an intentional Easter egg to check who had read the document pack? Excellent pedagogy.
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Dr. Rachel K. Bright Feb 7
I've just read this gem from a 2014 article by JJ Caren's: 'reformers in the late Middle Ages objected to the way feudalism restricted freedom, including the freedom of individuals to move from one place to another in search of a better life-a constraint that was crucial to...
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PostWarInfrastructure Feb 7
We are going to introduce our funded project at the Annual Symposium at after our first workshop! It will be a great conference, book your tickets! via
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Dr Cath Feely Feb 7
Train to Stoke (then Poynton). Saw this and thought of
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