Since none can lay claim to /his/ as their home board quite yet, I would like to ask what board we're all from and your historical area(s) of interest?
I'm a /tg/ fellow mostly, occasionally go around other boards. Used to be huge into /int/ but the bants were too spicy for me.
This place seems like a pretty good spot to chill about and talk about philosophies and historical wars.
/lit/, hype as fuck for this board, been waiting years
My interests are East Asia in the Twentieth Century and the history of the Habsburg dynasty (yes a weird mix).
Three Kingdoms and general European history, with a focus on Britain and her colonies.
Because /lit/ is one of the worst shitholes on the site and now that you guys have to talk about literature you're realizing how awful you all are
How does it feel to be more pretentious than /mu/?
I'm from /lit/ and /pol/.
My main interests are Iranian history, particularly the Sasanian period, and the Eastern Christian civilizations.
I began as a Byzantinophile and moved into Iran from there.
Either /v/, /tv/, or /pol/. Three of the shittiest boards, I know. I can't say I browse one significantly more than the others, but if anything I'd say it's /v/.
Glad to share this board with you bros. Hopefully it won't go to shit too soon.
/v/ and /int/
bit of overlap in the list but
>18th century Europe
>Sengoku Jidai and Meiji era Japan
>Alexander the Great and the Diadochi
although i find most history interesting
The notion of an era is a flawed and outdated historiography. Time alone is not enough, but time and place must both be considered. I'd say my interest is more accurately stated as anthropology though. In particular, the transition from tribal mindsets to "civilized" societies of high social complexity. That happened at different times in different parts of the world.
A bastard combo of /r9k/, /int/, /s4s/, and /wg/.
I usually let steam out in /s4s/
I personally find Colonial britain, 20th century, and Pax Romana interesting
Oh forgot to say, I really enjoy history related to - but not exclusively - Napoleonic France, the wild west, and the Industrial Revolution (particularly in America). Not very well versed in history, but hopefully I can learn some stuff here.
Very original, totally unexpected. I've only read a few books on African history: King Leopold's Ghost, Dancing in the Glory of Monsters, and Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles. I don't know much about African history, but you seem to know a lot about it, maybe you could explain to me how an entire continent populated by hundreds of millions of people can have no history. I mean even fucking Antarctica has history.
/mlp/, /lit/, and /int/
100% euroboo with most of my interest and knowledge in the middle ages, but I'm more than willing to expand, especially in 17th and up. I wouldn't mind learning a bit more about Rome or antiquity either. So really any European history peaks my interest
>maybe you could explain to me how an entire continent populated by hundreds of millions of people can have no history.
Some guy chucked a spear,another guy ran away from lions, some arabs came and conquered the north, than whites came. Not alot of history desu.
>My favorite modern country is Serbia
Serbs are basically white niggers
/a/. Here to see how long the new board smell will last and try to do my bit to prevent that by ignoring shit threads and posting in better ones.
Interested in anything history, really. Just limited by what I haven't had the time to get around reading yet. I sort of pity people who refuse to read anything outside one narrow subject, usually the history of their own race/country, as I think the real fun in history comes from comparing societies and kingdoms and what factors led to their different trajectories.
I am interested in European history in general, but more specifically European history between the time of Charlemagne and WWI. Even more specifically, I like the Victorian Era, and the British Empire.
>would like to ask what board we're all from
None in particular. I mostly visit /int/, /tv/ and /fit/
>and your historical area(s) of interest?
Literally everything as I'm studying history.
/lit/ and /co/
My historical areas of interest are the Russian Civil War's counter-revolutionary armies, China's Warlord Era, Italy from roughly 1890-1945, along with the Spanish Civil War, and America's interwar period politics, mostly based around FDR and Huey Long. And the history of the Mafia and Vichy France, but those're lesser ones.
/int/ and /vg/.
I've been dreaming for this board for fucking ever.
I just wish people would pipe down about their /pol/ boogeyman and discuss history.
Sadly, they just can't get over their fear of /pol/, when it is they who are shitting up /his/ at the moment with their saltiness in every thread.
It's starting to give me a headache.
Yeah I've been really disgusted by the forced meme that "history will be /pol/".
It really had no basis in reality, or prove to say why it would be that way. Historians would naturally be nazis? wow implications
now you see them forcing this stale meme all over this board. for every 1 moderate polack theres like 20 autists spamming things against /pol/
really shows how casual the rest of this site is, ie retarded outside of like 5-6 boards
/b/ /pol/ /x/ /tv/ and maybe sometimes /lit/ /an/ /g/
Im heavily interested in Amer. History and its place in the world. But also have been interested in world history along side Americans.
For now, I'll just lurk and may write in a few responses if I feel anything should be side. I like playing devils advocate in order to allow a discussion to be healthy and not just one side.
I worry about /pol/ and /lit/ shitposting but I feel the very vocal minority will be banned swiftly and efficiently. This board is very young and I have high hopes.
Now that I think about it. I'll probably make a American foreign policy general sometime in the general future
The interesting thing is you can tell the people who have never spent more than a minute on /pol/ by how scared they act of /pol/.
/pol/ by in large are realists and are surprisingly factual about most things.
I think a lot of people try to dismiss something as /pol/ when they don't like what they hear, whether it's false or not.
Hey, I've always wanted to ask someone else with an interest in the field this:
Do you think Italy's foreign policy aims, policies, and methods were fundamentally the same from 1890 to 1945?
/twg/ /a/ and /vr/
Ancient History and Culture are my favorite topic of discussion here.
Right now there are five threads about "how to stop the big bad /pol/ from taking our history discussion away from poor little us /his/torians"
I don't get why the mods don't delete them or tell them to go to /qa/ for this meta trite, then proceed to lock the threads.
/r9k/ /tv/ and /k/ are my primary boards. I also visit /v/ and /ck/ less often. I have a major interest in military history, specifically military technology and even more specifically military aviation.
I'm excited about this board, I like /k/ for discussion of weapons and military stuff, but the general hivemind and politics sometimes gets in the way of my enjoyment.
My life goes orbits around /fit/, /sci/ and /int/ topics, but for general mental health I only browse /sci/, /g/ and /lit/.
This board just became a blessing for me desu.
I like history, languages and sociology.
I casually browse /pol/ and /int/ but mostly I browse /n/ because I love cycling. My favorite area of history is the Columbian Exchange.
/twg/ as well. I used to go to /tg/ when i was more into warhammer but then I got into history stuff. also go on /a/ and I go on /v/, /toy/ and /r9k/ when im bored
Depends on how we want to define the policy aim. If we say Italy wanted to become a major world player, than yes their methods didn't really change. Although the reasoning behind their policies and methods did change over time, even if the end-goal didn't. With the build-up to WW1, the Italians were just concerned with getting areas that were full of Italians that had to be liberated from foreign rule, with empire building as less of a focus. It was after Mussolini however that Italy redefined what it meant to be a great world power, and that was to have both a large colonial empire, and an equally large army. However, now instead of just places that were full of Italians under foreign rule, now it turned to areas that were historically "Italian" and for those areas to become Italian again.
tl;dr Policies and methods? Remained the same. Policy aims? Changed over time as Italy redefined what those aims were, since they definitely changed from the 1890-1918, to 1919-1945 periods.
Medieval Roman/Byzantine/Greek/whogivesafuckreally? Empire
/int/ and /b/ mostly, was hoping to make this a regular board as well, my favorite /his/ topics are the Roman Empire and European history from the Renaissance up to the industrial revolution. I also like 1914-1945, not a Hitler fan don't worry. I absolutely hate religious history.
I don't have a home board. I pop around from /g/ /v/ /sci/ /fa/ /int/ to /trv/ /i/ /ic/ and occasionally /jp/ but really I visit every board except /mu/ /sp/ /fit/ and /asp/.
I'm interested in getting an A-Z understanding of history and generally a better base of knowledge to build on. I don't know shit because public school.
I'm from /tg/, though I've dabbled in /k/ a bit. My period of interest is the medieval period to the Renaissance, with a focus on the late medieval period. I've recently been fixing to go on an Asian history binge though.
Don't let the schooling thing hold you back. Public schooling is space filling for the most part, trying to get stupid lazy fucks to recognize at least SOME elements of history so they're not completely unaware of it. It's never meant to give you a serious understanding of any sort of history, especially since big dick vote scrounging politicians are always sticking their dicks in it to win the next election.
Really ALL school, public, prviate, college, even fucking GRAD school, is NOT about teaching YOU history. Most courses are their to give you a basic background, which you can use to study history yourself, and then as you advance, to learn how to study history, how to evaluate sources, how to be a critical thinker (as cringe-worthy of a catch phrase as that sounds it's actually true). You then USE that to start studying yourself, reading different sources, comparing them, learning from them Evaluating them. It's a process, history isn't about learning "the facts" because so often the "facts" are totally obscured to us, we have some random Greek dude telling us "oh yeah this TOTALLY happened ( before I was even born)" and that's it.
I'm hoping to find two of my primary interests on this brand new board: One is, quite simply, war. The other one, oddly enough, is discussion about the future of the human race. It's closely tied with its history, both ancient and recent.
Also what >>24935 said, znanie = sila, I want to know everything.
Pic vaguely related, it's the first historical war image I've found in my downloads folder.
Also posting board theme (I don't necessarily agree with all the lyrics, it just came across my mind when I first opened the board)
Ah ok. Is there a recommended reading in the sticky yet? I just bought a bookshelf and I want to fill it with some nice leatherbound tomes and math textbooks don't normally come in leather.
/out/ and /mu/. Expertise in music and art history, mainly 1500-1750.
My biggest interest is the 'daily life' throughout history, and not all the politics and economics on the top level.
Ignoring the native kingdoms and Empires such as the Ethopian Empire, kingdom of Kongo, Swahili city states, Mali, Songhai, Timbuktu and a muiltiude more. But no the entire continent was just tribal people hunting lions From the Sahara to the Cape.
/m/ reporting in. I'm not particularly interested in history, in fact, I rather dislike it. I am, however, interested in different worldviews and cultures, so I'm hoping that I can learn from this board since "nigger jew holohoax" shitposting seems to be prohibited. I think that in order to properly form an opinion, I must be able to observe situations using both my own mind and the minds of others so that I'll be better equipped to come to a fair and reasonable conclusion.
Also, this board has mythology.
There is literally so much you can choose from it's mind boggling. Look for books that offer a general survey on historical things, broad strokes sort of thing (John Keay's histories of China and India are examples). From then you start to branch into slightly more scholarly, but still written for a general audeince books, these will be more focused on an specific things. (Inheritance of Rome, and Barbarians and Empire are examples I can pull out of my ass at this exact moment). From here you can, if you want start to move into real scholarly shit, the heavy obscure shit, like the farmining habits of late medieval greek peasants in north Thrace (ok most of it isn't that archaic) and into source documents where they are available.
And at any point, if you feel like it, sprinkle in the "classics" Thucyides, Herodtus, Anna Commene, etc etc, but understand what you're reading, and take everything with a grain of salt (this applies to EVERYTHING you read, don't be stupid and accept things at face value).
One last important thing, toss any "ideological purity" bullshit out the window before you even start. You can still be as much of an ideologue as you want, but never refuse to read something because it's contents might "Taint" your personal ideology or something.
Mostly use /int/ and /gsg/, but I havent been in the latter for about 3 months now. I'm interested in 19th century, rise of nationalism and other political ideologies troughout the world. I guess I like to talk about politics from a purely thoretical standpoint, but that just isnt possible on places like /pol/. I also enjoy 13th - 17th century weaponary and warfare, but do not know a whole lot about it.
/v/,/pol/, and /tg/ I listed multiple because I've been browsing them all for about the same length of time
I have an interest in medieval weaponry and armor, medieval weaponry fighting style, ancient martial arts, and ancient battlefield tactics
I use /mu/, /lit/ and /int/, interested Renaissance and Enlightenment-era Europe, especially the Ducth Golden Age, as well as American History and Feudal Japan, though I wish I knew more on that all of these topics. I'd like to learn more about Indian History as well, and Chinese history also intrigues me.
After months of continuous international travel and decades of American life I have come to the conclusion that all hook-nosed people are complete garbage. They act differently and have a completely different demeanor than the rest of us. It's not just Jews. It is all hook-nosed people.
I was blind to this for most of my life. I think it was because many actors are hook-nosed and play nice people on TV and in movies. I was probably just brainwashed. Considering Hollywood is run by hook-nosed Jews I am now certain this brainwashing was deliberate on the part of the evil media producers.
The difference is night and day. If you haven't noticed, try paying attention. Notice the way hook-nosed people turn their back to you as you pass them on the street. Notice their rude demeanor. Look at the behavior of hook-nosed people in your lives versus that of the others. Yes, Jews are the ultimate examples of this, but I think the issue is biological and not religious. In fact, the non-hook-nosed Jewish people I encountered in Austria were some of the best people I've ever met.
The difference transcends race. Hook-nosed blacks are generally pieces of s***, while blacks with streamlined profiles and upward-turned noses are typically great (although still black). This rule applies to Indians, Asians, and all other ethnicities. I have found no exceptions. None. It is almost as if hook-nosed people are a purely evil race. I have also noticed that they are fully aware of their evil nature and most non-hook-nosed people are not. It's like hook-nosed people are all part of a silent conspiracy of evil.
I think it is time we stop focusing on skin color and take a real look at facial bone structure and classical eugenics as a way of measuring racial superiority. If we are going to have a race war we better make sure to draw the battle lines correctly.
/lit/, /lgbt/ and /mu/ here ;3
I want to learn about west and southern African culture as well as parts of East Africa. I also wouldn't mind learning more about the Native Americans. Also the Ottoman Empire has always peaked my interest to new levels. Basically stuff the Schools refuse to teach us.
/m/ and /vg/(/gsg/) at a stretch, rarely actively post or even lurk these days, indulge in it occasionally
Mostly interested in the period of History between the Congress of Vienna up until the rise of Hitler, so 1815-1933, fast change in Europe through this period both internationally and politically, in specific have a thing for British politics of the early 20th century
You know what I really like about freshly created boards? Tasting all new sorts of pasta.
I spend most of my time on /a/
I also occasionally browse /v/, /k/, /g/ and /int/.
I'm interested in the European middle ages and early modern period. To some extent I'm also interested in modern warfare, but mostly military aviation in WW1 and WW2.
/a/ and /r9k/.
I'm mostly interested in the Plantagenets, the Turkic peoples and their histories, the Chinese dynasties, and tiny ethnic-groups that were both ethnicities and the ruling-class (like the Tutsi and the Manchu).
/po/ and /mu/.
Yes /po/ not /pol/.
Mostly interested in Basque history, pre-Indo-European history, well, fuck it. European history in general. I'm trying to get into any sort of African history but it's pretty hard to get records of the sub-Saharan lads.
I like Assyria, the Basques, Hungary, Netherlands and Chile. The best empire in the world ever was pre-1931 Japanese Empire.
/a/ here too
Ancient history, plus middle ages and mythologies.
Couldn't care less about modern or contemporary.
/co/, /an/, /mu/ and /toy/
Modern (17thC onwards really) USA, Russia and central Europe.
People tend to think it's strange I don't do British history despite being a Britfag but, man, our history is aristocratic, political boredom.
Nothing specific, maybe topics relating to Germany, since that's where I come from.
>we actually have a history board
So fucking hype, can't wait for the monumental amount of shitposting that inevitably gets the board shut down.
I frequent /tg/ and /ic/. Used to frequent /v/ but I got sick of the attitude of that place.
Roman history got me into history, but due to getting work in that area I've had a renewed interest in first and second world war lately.
I'm from /int/.
The human history, evolution, European history, Indo-Europeans, Germanics, mythology, ancient Greeks and Romans, HRR, Prussia, Babylon, Sumerians, languages, cultural conquest, medieval Europe, kings, tyrants, emperors and warlords, migration periods, architecture, both world wars, the cold war, biblic and religious interpretations of the history, historical literature, heroic epics, art, etc
It's reddit with flags. Mostly teenagers from facebook and other social media directly coming there without coming from the other boards.
A few NEET from /r9k/
Lots of links with /pol/ and /r9k/ obviously, since they're also the new entryways in 4chan for the late millenials.
From /tg/, /cgl/, and /k/. I'd be lying if I said I didn't browse /pol/.
In the way of history, I love medieval europe, specifically the crusades. Reading a lot about meiji japan and Tang china right now for school.
visitor from 8gag's /his/ here
honestly though I left here because I wished for something with less stale shit and powerhungry mods it ended up being exactly that: staler shit with shittier mods
>/pol/ by in large are realist
I tend to agree, but that´s not the issue, /pol/ not being able to stay on their homeboard is. First thread I saw on /his/ was a holocaust denial thread, that stale shit should stay where it belongs
Started on /b/ when I was 13, then /v/, then /pol/. I'm big into using historical context for my political arguments (as well as being a hobby historian) so as soon as I heard about this board I hopped right in.
My areas of interest would probably be the Crusades, the Roman Republic/Empire, the Three Kingdoms of China, and the last two centuries of the world.
History is written by the victor and all that. What makes you think the democratic and liberal ideologies don't twist history to their favor as well? Its a naive statement to think history and politics are divorced.
/fa/ /a/ /mu/ here
ww2 on many countries and areas
and Asian Philosophies and History
I hail from /k/. In terms of firearms the late 19th and early 20th centuries are always interesting, but as far as my raw historical interests are concerned I'm very interested in learning more details on period that get either heavily romanticized or glossed over (like the Renaissance).
I would call /k/ my home board I spend most of my time there, but I also frequent /a/ for the /ak/ threads, /tv/ for some shows I like and bane-posting and I do go on /pol/ just to keep an eye out for the Happening and Brit/pol/. as for historical interest
British empire and colonies
ww2 China-Burma front including New Guinea
and bat shit insane but cool historical figures e.g Norton the 1st of the USA, Mad Jack Churchill etc.
Used to browse /int/ and /pol/, now I stick to 8/n/ and 8/tv/.
Most interested in ancient Greek and Roman history, but also EU4 and Vicky 2 era stuff.
/pol/, /k/, and... /mlp/.
Mostly been interested the eras surrounding the industrial revolutions, the world wars, and, recently, the crusades.
/tg/ and /int/. I'm interested in German history, mostly between 1700-1933, and Long 19th century history in general.
In ancien regime France, the holder of the position of Grand Squire was more commonly known as the "The Big Guy". He was in charge of travel plans for the King of France. At one point, one of these Big Guys, de Ruze, plotted to overthrow the king.
There's also Bartlma Bon, a giant knight in the service of Ferdinand II, Archduke of Tyrol. Pic related.
Mainly browse /pol/, /mu/, /v/ and /x/
Love vidja like Civilization, Total War and Paradox games. I have a general interest in all of history but I'm most knowledgeable in American history, cause I am an Amerifat.
deal with it pussy. feel free to go somewhere else if you can't handle seeing different opinions
>how dare someone be racist/sexist on 4chan!!! >:(
/lit/ here, disturbed by how many /lit/ - /pol/ crossposters there are here but it explains a lot about /lit/
interested mostly in very recent (20th century) world history but also in medieval - Enlightenment - Renaissance Europe
/k/ /int/ /biz/ /g/ /m/.
I'm primarily interested in military history, geopolitics, and the effect of economics and technology upon history (unsurprising from the boards I browse). My area of expertise is post-WWII military history.
/k/ and /mu/, used to go to /v/ and /tv/, occasionally dabble in /pol/.
I've wanted this board for a long time. Based Hiroshima Nagasaki, man.
Pre-Renaissance warfare and legal procedures have always been really interesting to me. I don't know much about any non-Western nations but Siberia's history seems exciting.
I take interest in Roman history, specifically the civil wars and the Principate.
dear god you people are seriously this delusional lmfao
/v/, /vg/, /pol/, /jp/
I like looking at wars historically, along with empires and imperialism. I also like looking into things that most people never learn about like the Barbary Wars.
I'd also like to learn more about Asian history pr-imperialism era.
I mostly hail from int, k or sp. I actually don't have a specific favourite time period, but I've always had an affinity for the 30 years war and the process of the reformation in general. Hell, I actually wrote 45 page essay about the influence of the Huguenot immigration on the economy of Brandenburg-Prussia and Hessen-Kassel in high-school. Shit was pretty dope.
Oh, I also like bashing heads with /pol/iticians, some discussions can get quite interesting.
>what board we're all from
/v/, /toy/, /k/
>your historical area(s) of interest?
Post reconstruction America to WW2
Meiji to Showa Japan
Mostly everything pertaining to around the turn of the twentieth century so 1880s to 1920s
Mostly /pol/, some /int/, /biz/, and /out/. Most interested in American, European, Greek, Roman, and ancient Mesopotamian history. I also really enjoy books not intended to be history books at the time but now offer unique insight into an era. Keynes's "the economic consequences of the peace" for example.
ALRIGHT LADS LET'S SETTLE THIS
/sp/ mainly, but I sometimes browse /g/, lurk on /lit/ and shitpost on /tv/.
I'm hoping this board turns into /lit/ but about history, but I'm afraid it will attract way too many dumb people for that to be possible and we'll end up with a mix of /x/, /pol/ and /b/