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Introduction: Making Sense of History

Mark M. Smith

Mark M. Smith is Carolina Distinguished Professor of History at the University of South Carolina. He is the author of several books, including Mastered by the Clock: Time, Slavery, and Freedom in the American South, which was co-winner of the Organization of American Historians’ 1997 Avery O. Craven Award and the South Carolina Historical Society’s Book of the Year. His work on sensory history has been featured in the New York Times. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sensory History

Berg, 2007

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...What Was, Is, and Is Not This book tries to make sense of, well, the senses. It is a relatively short study of a very large topic. It traces the history of the senses from antiquity to the twentieth-first century, roams over dozens...

Afterword: Hauntings and Revisitings

Reverberations of Nazi Violence in Germany and Beyond : Disturbing Pasts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Disturbing Pasts, the richly textured subject of this volume, has long been a personal and intellectual preoccupation of mine. It colours my fiction and non-fiction alike. You could even say that memory and its overt and ghostly...


Brendan Dooley

Brendan Dooley is Professor of Renaissance Studies at University College Cork, Ireland. His numerous publications include A Mattress Maker’s Daughter: The Renaissance Romance of Don Giovanni de’ Medici and Livia Vernazza (2014), Morandi’s Last Prophecy and the End of Renaissance Politics (2002) and, as author/ editor, The Dissemination of News and the Emergence of Contemporaneity in Early Modern Europe (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Angelica’s Book and the World of Reading in Late Renaissance Italy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...I realize that I have left many stones in this inquiry still unturned. But it is time to bring together at least some of the disparate themes. I began with Robert K. Merton’s insight about accidental discovery, and I made a case...

The gardener and the chef: broadcasting celebrities – 1930s style

Maggie Andrews

Dr Maggie Andrews is Senior Lecturer in Popular and Modern History at Staffordshire University, UK with over twenty years of experience in teaching History, Cultural Studies and Media Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Domesticating the Airwaves : Broadcasting, Domesticity and Femininity

Continuum, 2012

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...Introducing Two Ambivalent Broadcasting Celebrities On 12 July 1937 the privileged few, who were both wealthy enough to afford a television set and lived close enough to Alexandra Palace to get a signal, were treated to a television...

What Does it Mean to Lie About the Holocaust?

Daniel H. Magilow

Daniel H. Magilow is Associate Professor of German at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA. He is the author of The Photography of Crisis: The Photo Essays of Weimar Germany (2012) and In Her Father’s Eyes: A Childhood Extinguished by the Holocaust (2008) and the co-editor, along with Elizabeth Bridges and Kristin T. Vander Lugt, of Nazisploitation! The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Culture and Cinema (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lisa Silverman

Lisa Silverman is Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA. She is the author of Becoming Austrians: Jews and Culture between the World Wars (2012), the co-editor, along with Arijit Sen, of Making Place: Space and Embodiment in the City (2014) and the co-editor, along with Deborah Holmes, of Interwar Vienna: Culture between Tradition and Modernity (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Holocaust Representations in History : An Introduction

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Binjamin Wilkomirski, author of Fragments: Memories of a Wartime Childhood is pictured in Zürich on September 15, 1999 holding an artistic depiction of World War II. Wilkomirski proclaimed himself to be a Latvian Jew who survived...

Jewish Memory and Identity in the First Century ad

Cultural Memory and Identity in Ancient Societies

Continuum, 2011

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...Identity is a complex issue. There are many factors that come together to create a person’s cultural identity, their sense of themselves as part of a wider cultural group. Among the most important might be their date of birth (or rough time...


A Cultural History of Law in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Whether or not we accept the theory of the “social contract,” the importance of agreements in society cannot be underestimated. Every day we are reminded that to live in society means we either agree or disagree with other people. Given...

An Aesthetic Analysis of Ankoku Butoh

Adam Broinowski

Adam Broinowski is Post Doctoral Research Fellow in the School of Culture, History and Language in the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cultural Responses to Occupation in Japan : The Performing Body During and After the Cold War

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In a period Ohno Yoshito described as the beginning of Hijikata’s ‘own dance’ beginning around 1972, Hijikata developed and recorded a set of études in choreographic notations known as the Butoh-fu (Butoh phrases). These helped butoh-ka...

Hair Loss as Facial Disfigurement in Ancient Rome?

Approaching Facial Difference : Past and Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Hair loss, whatever the cause, significantly affects an individual’s appearance and, depending upon the individual (for example, their sex, gender, age, health, livelihood), the ramifications of it can be more...

Circulation: Aristocratic, Commercial, Religious and Artistic Networks

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Early Modern Age Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...It was brothers, not others, whom they [the early European observers] wished to find.J. H. Elliott in a review of books on the rediscovery of America in The New York Review of Books 40: 12 (24 June 1993): 38; cited in Parr 1995, 18.J. H...