Category Archives: History of Science

Air in Enlightenment Europe

The Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies presents: Eighteenth-Century Seminar Tobias Menely, Miami University “History’s Atmosphere: The Matter of Air in the Enlightenment” Saturday, February 22, 2014, 2:00 pm For a lecture description, see: http://www.newberry.org/02222014-tobias-menely The paper for this seminar will … Continue reading

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French Paleography Workshop

Call for Applications MIDDLE FRENCH PALEOGRAPHY WORKSHOP COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK JUNE 9-27, 2014 This paleography workshop will provide intensive training in the accurate reading, editing, and interpretation of a manuscript in Middle French, in this … Continue reading

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War and Disease

Disease almost always accompanies warfare. Historians of the European Wars of Religion, the Napoleonic Wars, and the First World War have studied the connections between warfare and epidemic disease in great detail. The Syrian Civil War is now producing a … Continue reading

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The Mental Health Benefits of Reading

Reading is often seen as an educational pursuit and an enjoyable habit. Now, neurological research suggests that reading has demonstrable benefits for mental health. A recent neurological study of 294 people found that “reading books, writing and engaging in other … Continue reading

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Recreating Early Modern Medicinal Gardens

The New York Botanical Garden has recreated a sixteenth-century medicinal garden as part of its exhibit on Wild Medicine: Healing Plants Around the World. The medicinal garden is patterned on the botanical garden that was created in 1545 for the … Continue reading

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Historical Perspectives on Climate Change

How will climate change affect human societies worldwide in the coming years?  It is difficult to envision all of the potential ramifications of climate change, but disaster planners certainly need to prepare for extreme climate events. One of the best … Continue reading

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Jane Goodall Plagiarism Accusations

World-famous primatologist Jane Goodall has been accused of committing plagiarism in her new book, Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder From the World of Plants. Goodall’s book apparently uses passages from various internet sites, including Wikipedia, without quotations or attribution. … Continue reading

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