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From postcard to book cover: illustrating connections between medical history and digital humanities
This article illustrates the value and impact of collaboration among scholars, archivists, and librarians working across universities and government institutions, and how changes in medium-from a born-physical photograph ...
A Colonial Affair: Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India
(Cornell University Press, 2017)
Early in the eighteenth century, in the French colony of Pondichéry, India, a man’s life was thrust into turmoil. A Tamil commercial broker named Nayiniyappa, the colony’s most powerful local man, was arrested, swiftly ...
The Currency of Kinship: Trading Families and Trading on Family in Colonial French India
(Johns Hopkins Univ Press, 2014)
In the French colony of Pondichéry, French and local actors alike drew on the shared idiom of kinship to strategically advance their political and commercial agendas. Recent scholarship has shown that the structures of ...
La Grippe or Russian Influenza: Mortality Statistics During the 1890 Epidemic in Indiana
Background The Russian influenza, which began in late 1889, has long been recognized as a major global epidemic yet available statistical evidence for morbidity and mortality has not been fully examined using historical ...
Introduction: Towards a History of Violence in Colonial Kenya
(African Studies Center, Boston University, 2012)
An introduction to the journal is presented in which the authors discuss topics addressed in the issue related to violence in colonial Kenya, including corporal punishment, the connections between the death penalty and ...
The American Soldier Collaborative Digital Archive
(National Endowment for the Humanities, 2018-07-31)
With funding provided by an NEH Foundation HCRR grant, PW-253776, our team finished the first phase of The American Soldier Collaborative Digital Archive. The goal of this project is to create a free, public website to ...
The Mystery of the Commandant’s Writing: Turning First-Year Students into Researchers
(American Historical Association, 2018-10-15)
Relates a transcription project using the letters of Joseph Ware from Virginia Tech's Special Collections.
Sexual Offences in Kenya Courts, 1960S-2008
(National Council for Law Reporting, 2010)
Wind Turbines and Invisible Technology Unarticulated Reasons for Local Opposition to Wind Energy
(Johns Hopkins Univ Press, 2013)
Local opposition to wind turbines stems from concerns about environmental and economic damage, as well as conflicts between rural and urban residents. This essay goes beyond these considerations to explore the often-unarticulated ...
Historians of Technology in the Real World Reflections on the Pursuit of Policy-Oriented History
(Johns Hopkins Univ Press, 2011)
Despite widespread acceptance of the notion that studies of the past provide tangible benefits, academic historians usually remain reluctant to apply "lessons" from history to the realms of public and business policy. This ...