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The runners & riders at Birkenhead

Published on April 1, 2014, by in ~Animals.

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Butchery

Published on February 28, 2014, by in ~Animals.

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cfp late call! Deadline 1st July for ASEH 2014 conference, San Francisco

Published on June 20, 2013, by in ~News and Events.

The ASEH invites proposals for its 2014 conference that will convene 12-16 March in San Francisco, California. DEADLINE for papers, panels, roundtables is 1st July. On the theme of ‘Crossing Divides’ here is some info: The program theme, “Crossing Divides,” calls attention to new scholarship in environmental history that bridges geographical and disciplinary differences. We seek panel and roundtable proposals that engage with this theme in creative ways: studies in environmental history from comparative regional and cultural perspectives; investigations in

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10 links for May 2013

Published on June 1, 2013, by in ~Uncategorized.

Here are my 10 links for May 2013: The Curious History of the Paleo-Diet, and its Relationship to Science & Modernity ‘A snake into your chimney-corner’: early modern crime and the extended family Forcible Feeding and the Cat and Mouse Act: One Hundred Years On Plague and (Amateur) Photography in Colonial Burma Back to nature, experts and empire Towards a Cultural History of Exhaustion Victorian Literature and the History and Philosophy of Psychology Elaine Morgan and the Aquatic Ape MMR,

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New Nature’s Past podcast: Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues

Published on May 5, 2013, by in ~News and Events.

The seventh part of NiCHE’s podcast series on Canadian Environmental Issues is available to download. It is a continuation of the previous Nature’s Past podcast on the theme of Agri-Food systems. Whereas the last episode focused on the agricultural and animal aspects of the system, here you can listen to contributors of the upcoming monograph Edible Histories, Cultural Politics: Towards a Canadian Food History lay weight to the consumption side of things. You can download the episode, find more information

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10 links for April 2013

Published on May 1, 2013, by in ~Uncategorized.

Here are my 10 links for April 2013: Food & the 19th century stomach Environmental History’s Growing Pains On Marie Darrieussecq – Pig Tales (London, 1998) The links between science studies and British “declinist” discourse All Environmental Politics is Local: What Today’s Climate Activists Can Learn From Yesterday’s Antipollution Movement Stories from psychiatry’s past: ‘between danger and disease’ Mad, or Bad? New studies explore social context of natural disasters Relevant History by Patrick McCray ASEH 2013: International Perspectives on Urban

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ICHSTM 2013 nears…

Published on April 15, 2013, by in ~News and Events.

As it is 12 months since I last put out the calls for symposia & stand-alone papers, I figure it is a good time to update on the upcoming International Conference for the History of Science, Technology & Medicine. With calls over, programmes published & registration in full swing it seems sensible to bring together links to some of the important stuff. The conference, to take place the week of 22nd-28th of July, will take place in Manchester. The homepage for

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10 links for March 2013

Published on April 1, 2013, by in ~Uncategorized.

Here are my 10 links for March: World TB Day Eighteenth-Century fashionable diseases, and the dangers of crowded rooms The Dominion Fisheries Museum: modeling fish and fisheries 1884-1918 John Snow and Cholera Anti-Evolution and Anti-Eugenics: A missing link? The Object of Writing History in the of Age of Biomedicine Music and the War on the Nerves The North Sea flood of 1953 What’s killing us: statistics, tuberculosis and the McKeown thesis VAHS feature: The Other NHS

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Nature’s Past podcast on Agri-food systems

Published on March 31, 2013, by in ~News and Events.

Episode 36 of Nature’s Past, as part of NiCHE’s Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues, arrives with another podcast that falls into yet another interest of mine – looking at Agri-Food systems. As their website declares, “[e]xamining the environmental history of food and agriculture in Canada reveals the ways in which our complex relationships with nature and each other inform this most intimate aspect of our daily lives.” You can find further info to this end – as well as the podcast itself

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10 links for February 2013

Published on March 1, 2013, by in ~Uncategorized.

Here are my 10 links for February 2013: Can’t Historians Predict the Future? Stories from psychiatry’s past: Drinking, Drunkards and Dogs Regulating Nanotechnology via Analogy part 1 and part 2 R. A. Fisher, Scientific Method, and the Tower of Babel part 1 and part 2 Small things: The discovery of a microscopic world shook the foundations of theology and created modern demons New Geographies of Animal Subjectivity Muscle and Mind in the Asylum The biggest poisoning in history Bear in

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