Fork the nearest beard at hand… ask for consent first if they are a stranger.
Hello new followers!
My name is Allison, I am an art historian (with concentration in jewelry), and I have posted a fact-a-day since Jan 1, 2013. A few months ago, I started compiling some of them here on this Tumblr, and was pleasantly surprised by how many people reposted.
In a time when the internet is over-saturated by made-up factoids, I’d like to remind everyone that history is a changing thing… what one scholar believes, another may contest. It also is a redundant thing, with source after source referencing each other to add credibility, until you have a dozen historians with the exact same published quote.
Political and religious conflict shape our past and in some instances how we even remember our past… this leads to impassioned dialogue. But please remember to keep it respectful. Happy to provide sources.
Oneeeee is the loneliest number…
Historical puns, I haz them.
… I posted this in May; was too embarrassed to admit that I made it up. Thrilled that everyone is equally nerdy and got the joke.