This is a slightly expanded version of the paper I gave at the Annual Association for Medical Humanities Conference, University of Aberdeen, 8th – 10th July 2013. I have posted a review of the conference here. On giving this paper I attempted to access a past that is remote to me. I have, for the…
Ronen Shamir’s new book is a timely and thoughtful study of the electrification of Palestine in the early twentieth century. Current Flow: The Electrification of Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2013) makes use of Actor-Network Theory as a methodology to trace the processes involved in constructing a powerhouse and assembling an electric grid in 1920s Palestine. The book brilliantly shows how electrification “makes politics” rather than just transmitting it: under the auspices of British c… »
Last July, I posted links to a series of course websites that I had created. They included course materials, study guides, reading questions, videos, and more.
It’s July again, and believe it or not, the new semester will be here sooner than you know. So, I’m posting these courses again, along with two new courses and some new teaching materials that I developed over the past year.
Please feel free to use and adapt them for your own classroom. And, as always, I appreciate your suggestions.
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The great project Public Domain Review recently posted about these prints, which are held at the Library of Congress. The series, credited to the Japanese Department of Education, represents the trials and tribulations of Western inventors and intellectuals. While the Library of Congress places their publication in the late 19th … »
In earlier times, when English-speaking people wanted to get down and dirty, they might say they were playing at couch quail, engage in pup-noddy, make butter with one’s tale, or ride a dragon upon Saint George. Want to brush up on your historical sexy slang? These charts can help.
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Our Manuscript Monday offering comes from the William Beaumont papers held at the Becker Medical Library (the correspondence can be found online here). During his tenure as a military surgeon stationed at Fort Mackinac, Beaumont treated Alexis St. Martin, a French Canadian fur trapper who had been shot in the stomach. While St. Martin recovered, he was left with a permanent fistula in his stomach. Beaumont realized that this would give him a unique opportunity to study the digestive process,… »