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Sunday Morning Medicine

19 August 2018
A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Fear of a gay Batman. Tattooing in the Civil War. Tulsa’s crow-eating craze. WTF is... read more »
From Houston Chronicle:The centuries-old crime of honor killing, stretching back to ancient Rome and present in the Middle East and Latin America,... read more »
From Business World Online:The ancient culture of Morocco has flourished for centuries. With this huge cultural weight, tradition is expected... read more »
From Neos Kosmos:Eva Palmer (1874–1952) was arguably one of the most inspiring and fascinating women of the 20th century, described as both brilliant... read more »
From All China Women's Federation:Gao Huiyun is a teacher of cultural relics restoration and protection at Hebei Vocational Art College. Gao has restored... read more »
From The Coventry Observer:Coventry's lasting connection with two English Queens will be revealed at a special exhibition at Drapers’ Hall. The... read more »
The five Julian-Claudian emperors that ruled Rome from 27BC to 68AD clocked up eight empresses between them.  The chart shows the distribution.... read more »
Friederike Luise Thyra Victoria Margarita Sophia Olga Cecilia Isabella Christa or Queen Frederica of Greece as she would later be known was born on 18... read more »

Book News September 2018

18 August 2018
Elizabeth Revealed: 500 Facts about the Queen and Her World Hardcover – 26 September 2018 (UK) & 31 October 2018 (US) Elizabeth Revealed is... read more »
Every month, a History Girl nominates an object for our virtual Cabinet of Curiosities. It would be a fascinating collection and a very large one by now,... read more »
The Hohenzollern crypt in the Berliner Dom is to be restored. The crypt contains sarcophaguses of almost 100 members of the family. The restoration is... read more »

Mystic, Connecticut

17 August 2018
I'm off to Mystic, Connecticut, today for the roundtable on Mystic history at Groton Public Library tomorrow. Douglass actually spoke in the area a few... read more »
Hortense de Beauharnais was born on 10 April 1783 as the daughter of Alexandre, Vicomte de Beauharnais and Joséphine Tascher de la... read more »

A Selection of Samplers

16 August 2018
In the 18th century girls at a very young age made SAMPLERS which served not only to master stitches but also to learn numbers and the letters of the alphabet... read more »
Beginning next Wednesday, August 22, 2018, the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark, John Brown Lives, the National Abolition Hall of Fame and... read more »
In Fall 1906, three weeks into their freshman year, Elizabeth Cisney-Smith and her classmates were, as she wrote, “initiated” to the dissecting... read more »
Much has been written of Matilda’s parents, Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Her four surviving brothers, Henry, Richard, Geoffrey, and John are... read more »
A planning application has been made to Westminster Council to dismantle this statue of Mrs Pankhurst – which stands as close as possible to the... read more »
When Laura put out the call to the Nursing Clio team for Beach Reads essays, I didn’t think I’d have anything this summer. Not that I wasn’t... read more »
From BBC News:In the remote village of Yar-Sale, in Northern Siberia, lives a group of elderly women. Once part of a nomadic community of reindeer... read more »
Henrietta Benigna Justine Zinzendorf von Watteville (1725-1789) Moravian educator, a key figure in the beginnings of Moravian Seminary & College for... read more »
After Nicholas II and his family were murdered by the Bolsheviks on 1918, the Ipatiev House was torn down, and The Church on Blood in Honour of All Saints... read more »


15 August 2018
One of the accomplishments expected of proper young girls was skill with a needle. From an early age they applied themselves either in school or under... read more »
On Twitter this week, the writer Neil Gaiman responded to the debate on libraries’ decline. Rejecting claims that libraries were obsolete, he suggested... read more »
Back in February, the Age of Revolutions blog featured Jonathan Singerton’s interesting analysis of how the American Revolution was reported in the... read more »
It seems rather ironic to be writing about ‘heat’ in the middle of a heatwave. I’m not sure anyone in Britain at the moment is keen to... read more »

Rocky Mountain Racism

14 August 2018
This past May at the Cannes Film Festival, Spike Lee screened his latest movie, BlacKkKlansman. The audience gave the film an extended standing ovation... read more »
“Do you know what the secret to happily-ever-after is?” Janet Bouvier Auchincloss would ask her daughters Jackie and Lee during their tea time.... read more »
Playing the shamisen by Felice Beato (1860s)In 1867 a 24 year old Englishman called Ernest Satow was travelling around Japan. Satow could speak and read... read more »

Watered Down

13 August 2018
Salem is such a foodie/libations town now; I’m surprised there is so little culinary history served up. With countless restaurants, several bakeries... read more »