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Professorship of Economic History at University of Oxford

View details for this Professorship of Economic History job vacancy at University of Oxford in South East England. Apply now on jobs.ac.uk

twitterstorians 25 October 2014

Lecturer in Southeast Asian History at Murdoch University

View details for this Lecturer in Southeast Asian History job vacancy at Murdoch University in Australasia. Apply now on jobs.ac.uk

twitterstorians 25 October 2014

Prostitution and the law in historical perspective: a dialogue | History and Policy

H&P is a unique collaboration between Kings College London and the University of Cambridge. A network of 500+ historians who engage with policy makers and the media.

twitterstorians 25 October 2014

A Micromanipulator Menagerie – Thick Objects

The challenge of manipulating microscopic objects has given rise to various clever and intricate mechanisms each with its own advantages and peculiarities. It is possible to get a reasonably complete picture of the technology of micromanipulation because it has been used in a fairly narrow range of scientific settings. Such an overview lets us observe the evolution of …

histscimedtech 25 October 2014

New articles on the history of psychical research, temporarily for free download | Heterodoxology

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Historian of science Andreas Sommer, who blogs at Forbidden Histories, just announced the publication of a special section on the history of psychical research and parapsychology, published in the Elsevier journal Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. Usually, articles in this journal would be unavailable to most people, but this time […]

histscimedtech 25 October 2014

Teaching Fellow in History at Keele University

View details for this Teaching Fellow in History job vacancy at Keele University in Midlands of England. Apply now on jobs.ac.uk

twitterstorians 25 October 2014

Revealing slavery’s legacy at a public university in the South (Part 2) | Public History Commons

publichistorycommons.org - Evan Kutzler, Sarah Conlon, Jamie Diane Wilson, and JoAnn Zeise
This handprint on one of the bricks of the wall surrounding the old campus was very likely made by a slave. Photo credit: Slavery at South Carolina College team. Continued from Part 1. As well as trying to convey a sense of these enslaved workers as people, the team of graduate students working on the “Slavery at South Carolina College” website also sought to connect this history to the physical landscape. Harnessing the power of place to tell the story of slavery, we emphasized the built envir…  »

twitterstorians 25 October 2014

The British Journal of Medicine described the 1856…

The British Journal of Medicine described the 1856 edition (ours is from 1859) of this work as follows: “This is a pretty little book, containing all that it is needful for the amateur doctor to know concerning the external use of arnica, calendula, cantharides, ledum, ruta and rhus toxicodendhron.  It is illustrated with very pretty coloured representations of the plants above named, which however, as Mr. Primrose’s critic would have said, ‘might have been better if the artist had taken more p…  »

histscimedtech 25 October 2014

The Bemidji daily pioneer. (Bemidji, Minn.) 1904-1971, November 27, 1920, Page 2, Image 2 « Chronicling America « Library of Congress

The Bemidji daily pioneer. (Bemidji, Minn.) 1904-1971, November 27, 1920, Page 2, Image 2, brought to you by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN, and the National Digital Newspaper Program.

histscimedtech 25 October 2014

Reading How-To Workshop | The Recipes Project

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Simone Zweifel, Tillmann Taape “Reading How-To. The Uses and Users of Artisanal Recipes” took place at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin on 19 and 20 September 2014. Organised by, Sven Dupré, Elaine Leong and … Continue reading →

histscimedtech 25 October 2014

“Seeing With a Better Eye” Through the MHL | Medical Heritage Library

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The MHL was kind enough to extend an invitation to guest-post regarding my usage of the MHL in the preparation of The Second Book. In this post, then, I will try to describe The Second Book as best I can, so as to frame the significance of the MHL’s holdings and resources for my work, as well as to describe specifically how I use the MHL in my daily research. Okay, sometimes the research is more like “weekly” or even “biweekly” than daily. . . The Second Book has a working title of “Truth, Obje…  »

histscimedtech 25 October 2014

Rheumatism, Joint Pain and Lady Bristol’s Swollen Feet | Early Modern Medicine

Dr Sara Read Before the seventeenth century, rheumatism tended to refer to a flow of rheum or humours. These were the sorts of humours thought to be emitted from a cold, for example, but also the o…

histscimedtech 25 October 2014

Why I’m a Fan of Using Digital Archives – A Postgraduate Student’s Research Experience by Stephen Basdeo (Leeds Trinity University) | Our Criminal Past | Caring for the future

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In 1802 Ferdinando Davis was executed at Nottingham gallows for the crime of highway robbery. Before the dawn of the Victorian era in 1832 one James Cook was similarly ‘launched into eternity’ for the murder and robbery of a Mr. Paas in Leicester. The lives of these two men were recounted in contemporary execution broadsides, [&hellip

twitterstorians 25 October 2014

Why I Review History Books and Why You Should Too – Elizabeth M. Covart | Elizabeth M. Covart

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How many books do you read each year? How many books do you read because a friend, family member, or colleague recommended them to you? How many do you read and purchase because you read a favorable review online? Book reviews serve as important guides for potential book readers and buyers. In this post you […]

twitterstorians 25 October 2014

The Roslin Institute (1993- ) | The Embryo Project Encyclopedia

The Roslin Institute was established in 1993 in the village of Roslin, Scotland, as an independent research center by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), and as of 2014 is part of the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland. Researchers at the Roslin Institute cloned the Dolly the sheep in 1996.

histscimedtech 24 October 2014

‘Beloved Women of Chota: War Women of the Cherokee’ debuts Oct. 18 in Colonial Williamsburg – vagazette.com

WILLIAMSBURG — The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s American Indian Initiative dramatic production of "Beloved Women of Chota: War Women of the Cherokee" debuts on the Revolutionary City’s Charlton Stage Oct. 18, commemorating the Cherokee peoples’ ties to Virginia’s 18th-century capital.

twitterstorians 24 October 2014

Historians’ work meant little to an MI5 obsessed with cold-war communists | World news | The Guardian

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Intelligence files on Eric Hobsbawm, Christopher Hill and AJP Taylor offer reminder of how deeply conflict penetrated academia Continue reading…

twitterstorians 24 October 2014

Hiram Morgan | Facebook

Here is the launch video of University College Cork’s Vesalius conference and exhibition. It features me, Professor Vivian Nutton, the principal expert…

histscimedtech 24 October 2014

MI5 spied on leading British historians for decades, secret files reveal | World news | The Guardian

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Eric Hobsbawm and Christopher Hill had phones tapped, correspondence intercepted and friends and wives monitored Continue reading…

twitterstorians 24 October 2014

Scribblers United: The Unexpected Joys of Doodling |

by Andrew Smith (UCL) — As a contemporary historian, I don’t see many illuminated manuscripts. I don’t see many handwritten sources either, if I’m honest. Much of what I end up looking at is in the tidy, typewritten order of the 1940s and beyond. One of the most unexpected joys, therefore, is discovering the marginalia of the bureaucratic scribbler. The anguished cries of someone annotating committee minutes can amuse, for sure, but far better is the idle imaginings of someone reviewing tedious…  »

twitterstorians 24 October 2014

7 ‘Curious Particulars': Useful knowledge in the 18th Century. | Dr Alun Withey

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The eighteenth century brought with it a new interest in science and, perhaps more importantly, brought science into the public domain for perhaps the first time. Whereas scientific experiments had once been the domain of dilettante gentlemen, locked away in august institutions such as the Royal Society, more people were becoming aware of just how interesting – and indeed fun –science could be. Public demonstrations were one means through which people could learn about the latest ideas and inve…  »

twitterstorians 24 October 2014

Notebook from Scott of the Antarctic’s ill-fated expedition discovered 100 years later frozen in ice – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A photographic notebook from Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated Antarctic expedition has been discovered after a century trapped in ice.

histscimedtech 24 October 2014

Mike Torrez and His Athletic Career: Not Sufficiently “Mexicano”? | Sport in American History

By Jorge Iber, PhD Texas Tech University In my first two posts for this blog, the intention was to introduce the readers to the significance of the role of Latinos/as in US sports history, and then, to provide but one example of an individual whose life and career (Coach E.C. Lerma from Duval County, Texas) highlighted some of the key issues/themes that can be examined through a systematic examination of Spanish-surnamed athletes.  In this post, I would like to be a bit more theoretical than pr…  »

twitterstorians 24 October 2014

Lectures in History: Women in the Early Republic | C-SPAN

Revolutionary War history courses generally teach students about the actions of men on the battlefield. But women’s lives during that time were largely centered on the home, and any political influence they achieved was through their husbands. In this class, Professor Catherine Allgor of the University of California-Riverside teaches about the lives of women in the early American republic.

twitterstorians 24 October 2014

‘I had the advantage of disadvantage’ | Harvard Gazette

Experience is an ongoing series of interviews in which leading scholars at Harvard speak from the intersection of their personal and professional paths. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich follows Melissa Franklin, Stephen Greenblatt, Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Martha Minow, Steven Pinker, Walter Willett, and E.O. Wilson. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich is Harvard’s 300th Anniversary University Professor, a feminist scholar with a taste for history from the bottom up and an appreciation for the pedagogic power of art…  »

twitterstorians 24 October 2014

Queer Sex in the Archives: “Canonizing Homophile Sexual Respectability” | NOTCHES

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By Whitney Strub Sometimes the queer stars align right when it’s needed most. Philadelphia has spent the past few decades effectively cultivating an LGBT-friendly reputation, as witnessed in last year’s groundbreaking trans-affirmative city ordinance. But a recent, vicious gaybashing incident in Center City, not to mention Pennsylvania’s unfortunate precedent as the first state (singular until very recently) where same-sex marriage is perversely recognized under law and yet can lead to one’s fi…  »

twitterstorians 24 October 2014

A HISTORY MANIFESTO :: Historyworks

Cambridge University Press has published their first Open Access and *free* book- fittingly kicking off with The History Manifesto by Jo Guldi & David Armitage You can download The History Manifesto here: http://historymanifesto.cambridge.org/ How should historians speak truth to power …

twitterstorians 24 October 2014

Massachusetts Historical Society: the Beehive

masshist.org - Olivia Mandica-Hart, Library Assistant
Like many New Englanders, I followed the recent Market Basket labor strike with near-obsessive interest. Of course, a small, selfish part of me was irked that my "More for Your Dollar" shopping had been temporarily suspended. But beyond that, I was inspired by the employees’ bravery and revolutionary spirit. After weeks of negotiations and uncertainty, I was pleasantly surprised that the workers had triumphed over the CEOs. I’d noticed two important things while following the story; first, that…  »

twitterstorians 24 October 2014

Reviewing at S-USIH | s-usih.org

Important Information To submit an application to review books for the Society for U.S. Intellectual History, please use this FORM. To see the list of…

twitterstorians 24 October 2014

The Bloodless Boy: Amazon.co.uk: Robert J. Lloyd: Books

Buy The Bloodless Boy by Robert J. Lloyd (ISBN: 9781500550691) from Amazon’s Book Store. Free UK delivery on eligible orders.

histscimedtech 24 October 2014

Ebola Facts Are Scary Enough

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David Quammen’s “Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus” sets aside the hyperbole yet still unnerves.

histscimedtech 23 October 2014

24 Iconic Photos That Showcase the Medical Victories of World War II – TIME

In January 1945, LIFE magazine published a groundbreaking story, featuring dozens of photographs by Ralph Morse, chronicling the journey of a badly wounded American medic named George Lott from a battlefield in northeastern France to a veterans’ hospital in the States.

histscimedtech 23 October 2014

Ebola, Epidemics, and Nursing Care | Bates Center Blog

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By Connie Ulrich, PhD, RN and Julie Fairman, PhD, RN, FAAN The World Health Organization has now estimated that 5,000 to 10,000 new cases of Ebola a week are projected within two months if more is not done to combat this emerging crisis.   Two health care workers have now been diagnosed in the United States, […]

histscimedtech 23 October 2014

Thousands of Historic Archives from British Asylums to Go Online

The Wellcome Library will digitize records from British asylums from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, including not only case reports but also the paintings and poetry of psychiatric patients.

twitterstorians 23 October 2014

The Fray on the Meadow – The Perils of Parish Office in Early Tudor England | Jonathan Healey – Academia.edu

By Jonathan Healey in Medieval History and Early Modern History. The story of affray, manslaughter and corruption from 1530s Dorset, recounted through a case in the Court of Star Chamber.

twitterstorians 23 October 2014

Gender and Class in English Asylums, 1890-1914 | Research

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This post was contributed by Dr Louise Hide, Honorary Research Fellow in Birkbeck’s Department of History, Classics and Archaeology. In July 1905, a young draper’s assistant from south-east London was admitted to Bexley Asylum. Gertrude L. was 25 and this was her third admission into a lunatic asylum. Initially, she was described as ‘strange and irrational in manner’. But by January 1906, she was corresponding with her friends on the outside. One letter that was copied and left in her case file…  »

twitterstorians 23 October 2014

Networks of Media and Print in the Age of Imperialism

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Last updated: 10:34, Wed 22 Oct 2014 by Tara Puri

twitterstorians 23 October 2014

Kissinger the constructivist – The Washington Post

Henry Kissinger is among the most important realists in the history of international relations theory, but in "World Order" he has outed himself as a constructivist.

twitterstorians 23 October 2014

Campaign for the American Reader: Cover story: "Gulag Town, Company Town"

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Alan Barenberg is assistant professor of history at Texas Tech University. His new book is Gulag Town, Company Town: Forced Labor and Its Legacy in Vorkuta. Here Barenberg explains the connection of the book’s cover to the pages within:The cover image comes from a collection of photographs that Polish prisoners took after they were released from a prison camp in Vorkuta, an Arctic camp complex

twitterstorians 23 October 2014

Two Title Pages from Valverde

One of the nice things about having multiple editions of a work is that you can see how they differ from one another.  Take a look at the title page for a 1560 edition of Juan Valverde de Amusco’s Anatomia del corpo humano printed in Rome. This has a lot of features that we’d expect to see on an anatomical title page from this time period.  You can see a public anatomy lesson at the very bottom, and the pig and monkey on the top refer to the fact that these animals were often used in anatomic…  »

histscimedtech 23 October 2014

Of Counter-Factuals and Contingency | Dr Andrew W. M. Smith

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“But when fundamentals are doubted, as at present, we must try to recover the candour and wonder of the child; the unspoilt realism of and objectivity of innocence. Or, if we cannot do that, we must try at least to shake off the cloud of mere custom and see the thing as new, if only by seeing it as unnatural.” – G K Chesterton I am passionate about ensuring that history is taught with a sense of contingency and agency. Seldom is there anything more boring than a recitation of dates and data that  »

twitterstorians 23 October 2014

One rant, two tweets, and the exploitation of the historian’s labour | The Trickster Prince

This rant has been a long time coming. It is occasioned by two tweets. Here is the first: Here is the second (it’s the one in the middle, by Tim Hitchcock): I do not know Simon Schama and Tim Hitchcock. I do admire their work, and the important contributions they have made both to our…

twitterstorians 23 October 2014

Fury: what a real-life Brad Pitt saw from his tank – Telegraph

telegraph.co.uk - Guy Walters
How close is the new film Fury to the true horror of warfare?

twitterstorians 23 October 2014

Big History: Weighing the Benefits and Drawbacks of a Comparative Project « The Junto

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Casey Schmitt returns with a second guest post. If you missed it, be sure and read her first post on the value of storytelling and the use of audiobook primary sources in the classroom here. A little over a year ago, I switched research interests from the study of eighteenth-century contraband trade between Jamaica and […]

twitterstorians 23 October 2014

How To… Kill Animals Humanely | Circulating Now

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By Michael Sappol Is empathy innate? Are we all born with the ability to identify with the emotions of others, to feel someone else’s pain? Today’s media is chock full of stories about experiments in neuroscience and child psychology that seem to show that the emergence and growth of the ability to empathize is a natural part of human psychological development, present even in toddlers. Yet human beings periodically commit terrible acts of cruelty and violence, and are often indifferent to suff…  »

histscimedtech 23 October 2014

To Russia, With Love—Vol. 2, No. 4—The Appendix

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The Soviet exhibit’s banner in Moscow read: “Ancient Humans: Production and Consumption Elevate Humans Above Other Animals.” Read more… Please consider subscribing to The Appendix. Your patronage supports our continued publication.

histscimedtech 22 October 2014