Witchcraft: Crash Course European History #10

From Crash Course. During our last several episodes, Europe and the European-controlled world have been in crisis. Wars, disease, climate changes, and shifts in religious and political power threw the European world into turmoil. People were looking for a scapegoat, and for many it was a time of magical thinking. So, maybe witches were responsible…

How to Avoid Teamwork Disasters: Crash Course Business – Soft Skills #12

From Crash Course. Group projects have a reputation of being difficult at times. But there are ways to make sure everything from the project to meetings about the project go smoothly. In this episode, Evelyn chats about how we can make sure and avoid dreaded teamwork disasters. SOURCES: https://hbr.org/1993/03/the-discipline-of-teams-2 https://hbr.org/2017/07/stop-the-meeting-madness HBR: Cullinan, R. (2016) “Run…

Reformation and Consequences: Crash Course European History #7

From Crash Course. The Protestant Reformation didn’t exactly begin with Martin Luther, and it didn’t end with him either. Reformers and monarchs changed the ways that religious and state power were organized throughout the 16th and early 17th centuries. Jean Calvin in France and Switzerland, the Tudors in England, and the Hugenots in France also…

The Protestant Reformation: Crash Course European History #6

From Crash Course. You may have noticed that the internet is terrible at religious discourse. Well, this is not a new phenomenon. In the early 16th century, the Roman Catholic church dominated Christianity in Europe, and the institution was starting to show some cracks. Tensions mounted and protests grew, and eventually, the Protestant Reformation happened.…

Expansion and Consequences: Crash Course European History #5

From Crash Course. European exploration had a lot of side effects. When the Old World and the New World began to interact, people, wealth, food, animals, and disease began to flow in both directions. In the New World, countless millions were killed by smallpox, measles, and other Old World diseases. Old World animals changed life…

The Northern Renaissance: Crash Course European History #3

From Crash Course. The European Renaissance may have started in Florence, but it pretty quickly moved out of Italy and spread the art, architecture, literature, and humanism across Europe to places like France, Spain, England, and the Low Countries. SOURCES: Hunt, Lynn et al. The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures, 6th ed. Boston:…