Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.
I’m sure I’ve seen that before, but worth repeating.
The Importance of Not Being Earnest
A panel discussion (audio mp3) from the LSE on what’s philosophically interesting about comedy. Both have a lot in common: showing up the ordinary as odd, critiquing the status quo, hecklers… But can humour be a source of knowledge?
Group-think: what it is and how to avoid it
Genealogical, family history, library and archive organizations aren’t exempt.
Royal archives that we pay for but aren’t allowed to read: a brief history
The examples are for Australia and the UK, but undoubtedly relevant for Canada.
TheGenealogist now has Image Archive pictures pinned to maps
See the video explanation and example at https://youtu.be/Mt5f-mAyJ5Q
Thanks to this week’s contributors: Anonymous, Celia Lewis, Douglas Wallace, Jo Stanbridge, Judith H., Michael Harrison, Robert Halfyard, Roger Thomas, Unknown.