We haven’t done a reading whip ’round in awhile so here are some of the things catching our eye this week…
- From the Centre for Medical Humanities, a review of Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire by Dr Elena Burgos-Martínez
- From the Cost of Living blog, a piece by Mary Madden on Manufacturing Fictions: Gothic morality tales.
- An open invitation to join Digital Writing Month!
- Subhadra Das from the UCL Museums and Collections blog on Francis Galton and the history of eugenics at UCL.
- A brief review of Sabine Arnaud’s On Hysteria from the h-madness blog.
- Thinking about doing a digitization project? Be sure to check out the DPLA’s new self-guided curriculum for digitization.
- An interesting article from PLOS One about the Google Books project with particular reference to scientific texts.
- Too late for Halloween but if you’re still in a spooky mood the Guardian’s H-Word blog has some ‘macabre’ scientific relics for you.
- If you’ve been re-reading the Sherlock Holmes stories in preparation for the upcoming Christmas special, this article from the Royal College of Physicians London on the physician’s cane might be good support reading for Hound of the Baskervilles.
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