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Illustrations of the 1896-1897 Influenza Epidemic in Paris

This image has been used here at Contagions in various cropped versions as the header and avatar for several years now. I found a couple more related illustrations that are worth sharing and put the illustration in better context. 82 more words

History Of Medicine

Archer's Bracers and Wooden Stamps (again)

I’ve talked about how easy it is to make wooden stamps a few times in the past. Here, here and here come to mind. I’m making some archer’s bracers based on Mary Rose originals to sell through… 233 more words

Early Modern

Book Announcement: Architecturalized Asia: Mapping a Continent Through History

We are pleased to announce the recent publication of Architecturalized Asia: Mapping a Continent Through History which has been co-published by Honk Kong University Press and the University of Hawai’i Press and co-edited by Vimalin Rujivacharakul, H. 325 more words


Wolfenbüttel - where Jägermeister and scholarship meet

The little northern German town of Wolfenbüttel is known for two things: Jägermeister and the Herzog August Bibliothek or HAB. While the popular digestif is made with a large variety of herbs and spices, the HAB research library is the meeting place of a large variety of scholars from all around the world, who gather mainly over the summer months to enjoy a period of quiet research away from their Jägermeister-consuming students. 439 more words

Early Modern

Professor Nabil Matar added as keynote speaker at 'Remembering Jerusalem' conference

We are delighted to announce that Professor Nabil Matar, of the University of Minnesota, will join us at ‘Remembering Jerusalem: Imagination, Memory, and the City’ on 6-7 November, to deliver a keynote lecture. 147 more words

Exam Reading - Closet Dramas and Representations of Affect

Closet dramas have been part of my sketchy mental dissertation outline since I began the exam reading process. I’ve always been intrigued by this genre and the particular way it invites readers to confront performance, often purely within the realm of imagination. 1,222 more words

Jewish Traditions in Christian Contexts: Hebrew Texts in Worcester Cathedral Library

Finding different Western editions of sacred Christian texts in a cathedral library is not overly extraordinary. At Worcester, we have a medieval English language Wycliffe Bible, a Dutch book of hours, a Gospel in French, and an edition of the Latin Vulgate produced in Italy. 564 more words