My earliest memory of Thomas Guy was seeing him on his pedestal in the forecourt of Guy’s Hospital the day I came for my medical school interview. I wonder what he thought of this keen young man, wide-eyed and full of enthusiasm striding passed him towards his hoped-for future. I hope he was pleased with what he saw, for I would see him every day for many years to come. Occasionally I would remember to wish him a good morning or a good evening, and thank him for founding this great hospital all »
The Irish diaspora has a long history of involvement in radical politics in Britain. Their contribution to the labour movement in the form of the Chartists, producing leading lights such as Feargus O’Connor and Bronterre O’Brien; the matchmakers strike in 1888 in East London; the London dockers strike of 1889; the influence of James…
‘De Herinacio. On the Hedgehog’ the first nature video based on medieval bestiary (‘the Rochester Bestiary’, British Library, Royal 12 F XIII). In Latin with English subs.
Dolls & animation: Ala Nunu Leszyńska/Obrazki nunu Storyboard: Karolina Chabier/kchabier Music: Magda Tejchma Narrated by Agnieszka Budzińska-Bennett/Ensemble Peregrina Text after the Latin Physiologus translated by Miłosz Sosnowski
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By Jessica Dunkin
In the series’ inaugural post, I gave readers a brief overview of The Home Archivist, a project in which I—a professional historian—process and arrange a collection of nineteenth-century letters. The context in which a collection was produced, what archivists refer to as provenance, is central to these practices of processing and arranging historical documents. But what of the context in which the archivist themself encounters a collection? In this second post, I describe the … »
The Soviet exhibit’s banner in Moscow read: “Ancient Humans: Production and Consumption Elevate Humans Above Other Animals.”
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