Category Archives: Humor

Helping Make History More Interesting: William Hogarth

Few have heard of William Hogarth, an engraver in 18th century England. He was known for his very detailed pictures of subjects ranging from the usual portraits to most significantly, his satirical drawings and cartoon strips providing commentary on social … Continue reading

Posted in Art and History, Early Modern History, Helping Make History More Interesting, Humor, Opinion Piece | 1 Comment

“Why the Silence?…”

(This is a public service announcement brought to you by History is Interesting :) Unless you’re outside the US, or are off the grid, you’ve probably heard a constant bombardment of news revolving around subjects such as President Trump, racial … Continue reading

Posted in Helping Make History More Interesting, Humor, Modern History, Opinion Piece | 1 Comment

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure Brings History to Life!

The premise of this movie is that these two kids, Bill and Ted, who are teenage rebels, need to pass their history class in order for Ted not to be sent to military school. Both are not studious and would … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient History, Early Modern History, Helping Make History More Interesting, Humor, Middle Ages, Military, Modern History, Renaissance, Reviews | Leave a comment

Signs That You Aren’t Actually “Studying” History

This is the first time I have made a post in this exact format, but I hope you enjoy it and become more aware of how to spot unscholarly bias and agendas in sources and your own research into history. … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology and Anthropology, Helping Make History More Interesting, Humor, Opinion Piece, Satire | Leave a comment

The Weird Side of the Stasi

The Stasi wasn’t fun and games certainly, but they did have an amusing side to their methods! One amusing thing was their disguises. They had informants and spied on everyone, but their disguises were a bit lacking… Yeah… No one … Continue reading

Posted in Helping Make History More Interesting, Humor, Modern History, Opinion Piece | Leave a comment

“Swing Heil!” How German Teenagers Defied the Nazi Party

A very amusing factoid I just learned of is that in addition to many of the more serious anti-Nazi movements, such as the White Rose, for example, there was one called the “Swingjugend”or Swing Kids. They were mostly made up … Continue reading

Posted in Helping Make History More Interesting, Humor, Military, Modern History | 1 Comment

Art and History Part II: Sculpting The Insane

In addition to drawing illustrations of various scenes, I also was inspired to make figurines of some of the mental patients! This one is a madwoman being restrained by an attendant. I gave her an angry expression to show she … Continue reading

Posted in Art and History, Helping Make History More Interesting, Humor, Modern History | 1 Comment