Welcome to the History Commons Blog. This is the source for news and information about the History Commons. Here you can keep up-to-date on everything related to the Commons:

  • news about the transition to History Commons 2.0
  • new groups
  • how you can become part of the Commons
  • fundraising
  • outreach
  • and more

In the following days, much more information will be added to this blog. We created this blog so you can weigh in. We want to know what you think. What would you like to see? How can we improve the Commons? How can we help you get more mileage out of the site? The main section of the blog is open for comments. Please add your opinions, your comments, your gripes and complaints, whatever you feel will add to the discussion.

Note: We do ask that all participants stay polite and at least somewhat on topic. For spammers, flamers, trolls, and the like, this is your only warning. “Problem” comments will be deleted as soon as we see them. So will problem users đŸ˜¦

If there’s something you feel we should cover, please post a comment–but don’t be surprised if we invite you to join and help give it some coverage! The Commons is a community of users interested in the events and issues of the day, some of whom are willing to help document and investigate them. We want your involvement, as much as you are willing to give.

Thanks, and stay tuned!

–Max for the Commons



  1. Hello,

    I wanted to find HCI email through search. I faced with the HistoryCommons publication about HCI.

    Anyway, I read about HCI, particulary about ‘Ahmad Siad Khadr’ the previous regional director of HCH in Pakistan. Khadr was famous with a given name Abu Abdur Rahman. Abu Abdur Rahman is his second son.

    I found some of the news in historycommons completly wrong. For example Khadr was not arrested on the border as Pakistani press ‘the news’ saying. He was arrested in his house in Hayatabad near to Peshawar cantt where he had been returned from Khost, south eastern province of Afghanistan. He had left Khost through Kacha Pakha, and Shaheedanu Dand (border areas with Afg)and intered Ango and Banu and finally Peshawar. His house in Hayatabad and his office in Jahangir Abad had already been under controll of FIA and Special Branch plolices…

    When he was killed, Abdur Rahman his seriously injured son was captured a live by US troops and taken to Bagram base north of Kabul. It means that late Khadr was killed in face to face fighting with US troops in south eastern border areas inside Afghanistan a long with his older son Abdullah…

    I hope it will be clear.

    Abu Abdur Rahman was really a nice man. Once he siad “Brother, he sheep is for sacrfice!”. He was a strict and hard working person. He was fasting every Monaday and Thursday. He served our orphans and widows through sustainable projects. Akora Khattack Vocational School in Peshawar is one of the example…Nowadays, that school is running by new HCI!

    May Allah bless his soul


    Comment by H.Larwai — May 19, 2009 @ 2:47 am | Reply

  2. Is there supposed to be a discussion board here? Are you admins hibernating?

    eager to participate in history discussion,


    Comment by Nick Dupree — May 9, 2010 @ 11:55 pm | Reply

  3. Hi Nick,
    There is a much more active discussion on the HC Groups blog at http://hcgroups.wordpress.com/ which you are welcome to join. This is not a particularly active blog, as it is primarily used for announcements pertaining to the History Commons. Thanks for posting.

    Comment by Max — May 10, 2010 @ 6:23 pm | Reply

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