Tuesday, October 17, 2006

One Day in History - History Matters

One Day in History - History Matters. If you live in the United Kingdom, or are a UK citizen abroad, today is an important day. You can participate in one of the largest mass blogging efforts to date by submitting your diary of the day of October 17th, 2006.

The site notes, "We know that history is something many people feel strongly about. But in the rush of our daily lives it's all too easy to take it for granted. And when it comes to the order of public priorities history is often sidelined. We urge you to join the campaign and show your support. Collectively the events taking place and opinions expressed will demonstrate the importance of history and heritage to the nation and become a unique record of our time."

Submissions can consist of everyday happenings as well as anything out-of-the-ordinary that occurs on the day. Submissions should be between 100 and 650 words. Contributions to the project be accepted until October 31st, 2006.

What will happen to the content? It will be stored by the British Library as a historical record of national life that future generations and historians can access. This is a great idea and I hope the project gets a lot of public support. Can we do this in the United States next?

UPDATE

This is not the History Matters site. I am only reporting on it. Please go to http://www.historymatters.org.uk/output/page1.asp if you wish to participate or learn about the project.

2 comments:

thomas said...

My name is Tom. I got to Rhyn Park school in North Wales. Today we finished school at 2.25pm because of a Induction evening. I am now sitting in an IT class at the Induction evening. It is really boring. My IT teacher is called Mr Holmes. he is really funny

Miland said...

Tom,

Be sure to submit this at the History Matters site. I am afraid the British Library is not going to save the World History Blog.

Miland