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New Tool for Treating Mental Illness, ca. 1817

The NY Times recently reported on “A New Tool in Treating Mental Illness: Building Design.”1 Looking at a couple of mental health facilities in California, one recently completed and one still under construction, the article highlights some...
From: Darin Hayton on 8 Jan 2021

Reviews in the June ’19 RQ

Renaissance Quarterly 72/2 (2019): David Souto Alcalde reviews La invención de las noticias: Las relaciones de sucesos entre la literatura y la información (siglos XVI-XVIII), Giovanni Ciapelli and Valentina Nider, eds (Università...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 1 Aug 2019

'An Extempore Invitation to the Earl of Oxford, Lord High Treasurer. 1712.' - Matthew Prior

‘If weary’d with the great Affairs, Which Britain trusts to Harley’s Cares,Thou, humble Statesman, may’st descend,Thy Mind one Moment to unbend.’ ‘An Extempore Invitation to the Earl of Oxford, Lord High Treasurer....

Toast: for the weakness of the back

I visited the Folger Shakespeare Library a few times over the summer to develop updated recipes for an upcoming exhibition, First Chefs: Fame and Foodways from Britain to the Americas. I cannot wait to share these recipes with you this winter. If...
From: Cooking in the Archives on 31 Oct 2018

#YouToo, Helena?: All’s Well That Ends Well and Sexual Consent

By Kelsey Ridge, The Shakespeare Institute Helena and Count Bertram before the King of France by Francis Wheatley, 1793 There are many questions inspired by Shakespeare’s problem play of dubious decision-making, All’s Well That End’s...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 13 Feb 2018

January 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (January 13, 1768).“PROPOSED to be published, a PAMPHLET.” James Johnston inserted a subscription notice for “a PAMPHLET … entitled ‘Religious...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Jan 2018

Prix de Moralité: The Inculcation of Young French Citizens

By Julia M. Gossard On the 19th of May 1798, Citizen Champagne, the director of the French National Institute of Equality, awarded eighteen students with “morality prizes” (prix de moralité).  These prizes recognized students for...
From: Age of Revolutions on 19 Jun 2017

Last Days of Patient 33

In the afternoon of September 26, 1818, a family from Gloucester County, New Jersey arrived at Friends’ Asylum in Frankford, outside Philadelphia. They had brought their relative, a 26-year-old woman, fifteen miles from Woodbury to the asylum because...
From: Darin Hayton on 24 May 2017

Changing Places in America ‒ An Emotional History

By Susan J. Matt (Weber State University) Sitting on a plane last week, I spoke with the woman next to me. An American whose mother was Tongan, she had spent her childhood in Tonga. She missed the small island she’d lived on, noting that ‘everyone...
From: Histories of Emotion on 12 May 2017

“Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow”: Macbeth, mortality, and mantras

With a jaunty jump, I burst into the bedroom, my arms theatrically outspread: “Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow.” My wife looked up from her iPad, startled. She was enjoying a lazy Sunday morning in bed. I had just finished Macbeth. “Tomorrow,...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 9 Nov 2016

Through the pint glass: All’s Well That Ends Well

Of course, I decided to pick a fight the last night he was in town. My brother and I were at John Morrissey’s, a divey local not even a block from my house. It serves the cheapest Guinness I’ve yet found in Dublin. He’d been in town...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 8 Sep 2016

What Richard III taught me about my nipples

They called Richard III “crookback.” But if I were an evil, Shakespearean villain, I think they’d call me “pointy nipples.” Case in, er, point: The other day, I greeted my wife when she got home from work. She took one quick...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 23 Jul 2016

'Ode to Wisdom' - Elizabeth Carter

When Fortune drops her gay parade, When Pleasure’s transient roses fade, And wither in the tomb; Unchang’d is thy immortal prize, Thy ever-verdant laurels rise In undecaying bloom.   ‘Ode to Wisdom’ Elizabeth Carter...

A Historical Long View of Posthumous Harm: Comparing organ snatching to body-snatching. By Floris Tomasini

  Improper Procurement and Retention   Taking organs of dead children without parental permission at Alder Hey is a practice The Economist (2001) dubbed the ‘return of the body-snatchers’.  There is a historical affinity between...
From: The Power of the Criminal Corpse on 16 May 2016

Experimental Philosophy and Early Modern Ethics: Turnbull and Fordyce

Alberto Vanzo writes … Experimental philosophy is often portrayed as an exciting or controversial new development in philosophy. Yet, some have claimed that the practice of experimental philosophy is traditional and that it ‘began to flourish’...

The Christmas Rose

While searching for inspiration for this year’s Christmas themed post (previously we have covered mince pies for example) I stumbled across the Christmas Rose, otherwise known as Hellebor Niger. Israel Hiebner’s Mysterium Sigllorum, herbarum...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 16 Dec 2015

Jack Sheppard (1702-1724)

Contemporary portrait of Jack Sheppard (1702-1724) by James Thornhill. [Source: Wikipedia].Jack Sheppard (1702-1724) is one of my favourite thieves, second only, in my opinion, to Robin Hood. He was rather like an eighteenth-century Artful Dodger, a proper...

'An Unanswerable Apology for the Rich' - Mary Barber

‘His income’s regularly spent, He scarcely saves to pay his rent. No man alive would do more good, Or give more freely, if he could.He grieves, whene’er the wretched sue, But what can poor Castalio do?’ ‘An Unanswerable...

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