‘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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Saturday, 25 October, will be the sestercentennial of the marriage of Abigail and John Adams. The Abigail Adams Historical Society, Adams National Historical Park, and First Church in Weymouth will commemorate that 250th anniversary with a series of events over the weekend. Those events will take place at the Abigail Adams Birthplace and First Church in Weymouth and at the Adams National Historical Park in Quincy. The schedule includes: Friday, 24 October, 11:00 A.M. Reenactment of the Wedding »
2013 marks the 25th anniversary of Gender & History, a journal of study of gender. To celebrate this milestone for the journal, a new virtual issue has been created featuring highlights from the past 25 years.
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…
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard studied how genes control embryonic development in flies and in fish in Europe during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In the 1970s, Nüsslein-Volhard focused her career on studying the genetic control of development in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.
Protests during Climate Summit 2014. Photo by Jane Marchant.
By Dagomar Degroot
Last month, world leaders met at UN Headquarters in New York City for Climate Summit 2014. As protests raged across the globe, diplomats established the framework for a major climate change agreement next year. The aim will be to limit anthropogenic warming to no more than 2 °C, a threshold established by scientists and policymakers, beyond which climate change is increasingly dangerous and unpredictable.
Just days … »
On October 19 an inspector sent north from London to Sunderland reported a long-awaited arrival: the first British case of cholera. It was 1831 and as part of a second pandemic cholera had again progressed…
The Gathering of Visionary Anti-Imperialism. Plenary Meeting, Brussels Congress 1927. Source: Louis Gibarti (Hrsg.), Das Flammenzeichen vom Palais Egmont, Neuer Deutscher Verlag, Berlin (1927)
Fredrik Petersson Åbo Akademi University Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU), Moscow
In 1927, the “First International Congress against Imperialism and Colonialism” convened in Brussels at Palais d’Egmont. The event celebrated the establishment of the League against Imperialism, and as the … »
Fabian Klose (Leibniz Institute of European History Mainz)
Johannes Paulmann (Leibniz Institute of European History Mainz)
Andrew Thompson (University of Exeter)
in co-operation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (Geneva)
and with support by the German Historical Institute London
Leibniz Institute of European History Mainz
and Archives of the International Committee of Red Cross Geneva
Date: 13-24 July 2015
It’s Sunday evening, 10 pm, and I am in Bloomington, Indiana. In the past week I have been staying and working with the marvellous Wally Hooper, a man of many qualities. He is an excellent scholar, an IT wizard, and most of all one of the most generous men I have ever met. I have been looking forward to meeting him in the flesh ever since our first email contact, and there is much I hope to learn from him.
When I arrived last week I was in a jubilant mood about the Newton conference at the Hunt… »
As you might know, I’ve recently been editing the Digital Periodicals series for Hic Dragones: new serialized eBook editions of classic Victorian penny dreadfuls. Penny dreadfuls (or penny bloods, as they’re also known) were long-running sensational stories, sold for a penny an issue in cheap, pulp newspapers and pamphlets. I estimate that I’ve now edited and formatted around 750,000 sensational words and read around a million more (penny dreadfuls are pretty epic in their length!), so I thought »
UPDATE: Thanks to a friend, here is a link to an article that looks at Ebola from a medical anthropological perspective Between moving and traveling, I had not always been the most up-to-date with what was going on the world beyond what was most pressing to my immediate circumstance. When I first heard about the […]
‘The Itch is a filthy Distemper infesting the External Parts of the Body universally, but more particularly the Joints, and between the Fingers’, wrote Thomas Spooner, author of a multi-edition treatise on the subject of ‘the itch’. Skin diseases and itchiness generally seem to be part and parcel of early modern life. Venereal diseases had…
Summer blockbusters seem to proceed in pairs—the dueling volcano films, the competing asteroid films, and so on—and in 2013 the trend continued with a pair of action films in which 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. came under assault. The early entrant was March’s Olympus Has Fallen, with disgraced Secret Service agent (and Scotsman!) Gerard Butler fighting terrorists who take the president (Morgan Freeman) and White House hostage; in June came White House Down, in which the president himself (Jamie Foxx)… »
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 following is a guest post from Nicole Hemmer, who is a visiting assistant professor at the University of Miami and a research associate at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. She also writes for media outlets, […]
Ever since the 1960s every discussion on James Watson and Rosalind Franklin seems to start from Watson’s 1968 book The Double Helix. As the first account – and first impression – of the story of DNA discovery, it has become a lasting reference point in such a way that it has “polluted” all later histories […]
An unlimited, free supply of beer – it sounds wonderful doesn’t it? But when it is over one million litres in volume and in a tidal wave at least 15 feet high, as it was in the London Beer Flood on 17 October 1814, the prospect seems less appealing.