Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week

BBC WDYTYA: Alex Scott

Reversing death: the weird history of resuscitation

Digital Repository of Ireland 
A national digital repository for Ireland’s humanities, social sciences, and cultural heritage data. An eclectic mix that includes some older maps.

The Century of Deception
From the London Historians’ Blog, “Although we may be tempted to scoff at the credulity of the public then (18th century), we need look no further to our own times and the current debates about vaccines, Presidents spouting “alternative truths”, Facebook and Twitter storms to realise that we are not that different ourselves, despite the media changing from pamphlets in Coffee Houses to screens in bedrooms.”

Interpreting choices: what can we infer from where our ancestors married? by Rebecca Probert in The Journal of Genealogy and Family History, Vol. 5, No. 1

Portraits, Biographies and Public History, a Gresham College public lecture by Ludmilla Jordanova

Thanks to this week’s contributors. Anonymous,  Brenda Maitland, Nancy Frey, Unknown.

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