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...Introduction There has never been any purely human space in world history—ever. This course explores the history of human ideas about and uses of animals, and important ways of interpreting that past in order to understand the lives...

The Body and Modernity

Darren N. Wagner

Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institut für Geschichte der Medizin und Ethik in der Medizin, Charité—Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction Modernity has involved profound changes to human bodies. As a subject, the body has been central to developments in legal regulation, political debate, medical interventions, scientific understanding, personal experience...

Histories of Media and Everyday Life

Joanne Hollows

Joanne Hollows is an independent scholar and researcher Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction Primarily aimed at undergraduates studying history, media studies, or cultural studies, this term-long nine-week unit explores the changing and complex relationships between the media and everyday life from the eighteenth...

The History of Freedom in Early Modern Europe (1348–1648)

Jim Coons

Jim Coons is an assistant professor of history at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction “Freedom” in the modern world often appears as an absolute, self-evident ideal—in many ways individual liberty defines modernity itself. The lessons outlined below are designed to encourage an historical understanding...

Cultural Representations of Disability

Ella Houston

Ella Houston is Lecturer in Disability & Education, Liverpool Hope University, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction This course examines the construction of disability during different historical periods. Particular focus is placed on the exploration of disability as an experience which is culturally and socially shaped. In broad terms...

Domestic Cultures in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Britain

Joanne Hollows

Joanne Hollows is an independent scholar and researcher Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction Primarily aimed at undergraduates studying history or cultural studies, this ten-week unit introduces students to the importance of domestic cultures in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain. Engaging with debates about...