History

Geekdad Passport: Bletchley Park

When it comes to World War II, much attention is placed on the battles that took place throughout Europe, sites…

February 2, 2016

A History of Computer Entertainment

Recently, at the Christmas party at work, talk turned to our first computers, and from there to the computer games…

December 30, 2015

My Favorite Google Doodles from 2015

Google constantly ups the ante for doodles on their page. The Google Doodles began with static artwork replacing the iconic…

December 27, 2015

Take a Trip to ‘American Places’

Traveling and American history are two of my biggest passions. So visiting locations that are important in history pretty much…

December 21, 2015

Hamilton: The Story of a Musical and My Six-Year-Old

Growing up, music and musical theater gave me a home and community. Hamilton is helping me gift my son an…

December 8, 2015

Counter-Culture History, 1969-1972: ‘The Smith Tapes’

The 1960s were such a time of obvious change in the United States. Portions of society lost their innocence, while…

November 24, 2015

We Bought Our Sons a New Gaming System…and a History Lesson

Patricia's sons asked about what it was like to play video games like Pong and Pac-Man in the 1980s. She…

October 26, 2015

Megan Lee’s Gorgeous Nerdy Science Art and Flashcards

I've had my eye on Megan Lee's scientist art for quite some time. It's the perfect mixture of simplicity, unity,…

September 22, 2015

Geek Speaks…Fiction! Guest Author Gail Z. Martin

Writing 'Iron & Blood' was so much fun, in part because the more Gail Z. Martin and Larry Martin dug…

August 18, 2015

Geek Speaks…Fiction! Guest Author Django Wexler

Fantasy author Django Wexler has taken some time to tell us what made him geek out while writing his Shadow…

July 14, 2015

Maps, Time, Geography: 2 Books to Delight the Mind

For as long as I can remember, I've loved to look at maps. Maps of all kinds. Road maps, house…

July 14, 2015

Study the History and Science of ‘Time and Navigation’

This book is a rich companion piece to a current exhibition of the same name at the Smithsonian's National Air…

June 23, 2015

What We Learned Today: 10 Things About Greenland

Greenland? Isn't that place green? Or cold? Or something? What's up with Greenland anyway? So glad you asked. Practically at…

June 9, 2015

Bristol Banter #2: Libraries

Episode number 2 of Bristol Banter brings lengthy discussion by GeekDad Rory and GeekMom Jenny on libraries, including the Library…

May 3, 2015

Why You Should Talk to Your Kids About History

History is cool, and your kids' curiosity about it can lead to some wonderful things.

April 14, 2015

Bristol Banter #1: Firsts

Bristol Banter is a geeky conversational podcast. Rory and Jenny Bristol discuss a new theme each week, with sections including…

April 2, 2015

Fun With History: The Bayeux Tapestry

The Bayeux Tapestry is an important piece of history, and now you can make your own virtual collage in the…

March 23, 2015

Study and Dream With ‘American Homes’

The new book 'American Homes: The Landmark Illustrated Encyclopedia of Domestic Architecture' is a feast for the eyes and the…

March 11, 2015

‘The World’s Great Wonders’ Explains the Planet’s Masterpieces

If you're looking for some fantastic background information on the world's incredible sites and sights, Lonely Planet has another quality…

February 10, 2015

GeekMom’s 2014 Gift Guide of Books

Today's gift guide is full of books: Historical books, storybooks, reference books, baby books, comic books, and more. There is…

December 1, 2014

Pulp Fiction in Pearl’s Peril

Pearl's Peril features a competent heroine whose engineering prowess often saves the day in this pulp fictional adventure game.

November 21, 2014

Colonial Comics: New England, 1620-1750

Learn about history through graphic novels, from the point of view of individuals and groups not usually represented.

November 16, 2014

The Art of Space: Nostalgia Art at Its Best

Float down memory lane with these stunning space art images from history and the more recent past.

November 5, 2014

Happy Ada Lovelace Day! Now With More Quizzes

In honor of Ada Lovelace Day, here's a quiz about discoveries and inventions. Can you correctly identify which were made…

October 14, 2014

Civil War in 3D: The Life and Death of the Soldier

Learn about every day life for the Civil War soldier.

September 24, 2014

Summer Science Fun: The Moon

The summer is a great time to observe the moon. Learn about the moon, some of its history, and how…

August 6, 2014

Jules Verne Meets Steampunk in 80 Days App

Take an arduous journey around the world, racing the clock and avoiding trouble!

August 6, 2014

Designers & Dragons 4-Volume Role Playing Game History Series via Kickstarter

If you're like me and are fascinated by the history of role playing games (RPGs), the folks over at Evil…

August 5, 2014

An Abandoned Island in the Middle of New York City

Imagine what an island would look like, in the middle of New York City, after years of nature's reclamation.

May 20, 2014

Today's Document: Learn About History, One Document at a Time

The National Archives' Today's Document project brings history to life through primary sources.

May 6, 2014

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