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Technologies of Performance

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...Were we required to characterize this age of ours by any single epithet, we should be tempted to call it, not an Heroical, Devotional, Philosophical or Moral Age, but, above all others, the Mechanical Age. It is the Age of Machinery...

Knowledge Transmission: Media and Memory

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...Introduction Philip K. Dick’s short story, ‘The Preserving Machine’, describes the efforts of Doc Labyrinth to preserve music for future generations. Confronting a future in which warfare threatens to destroy all remnants of civilization,...

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...

Technologies of Performance: Machinic Staging and Corporeal Choreographies

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...Contradictions are our only hope!The past century witnessed a series of technological revolutions that deeply impacted the social relations and cultural productions of their time. In this chapter, we review technological production from...

Early Responses to the Bomb, 1945–1950

Jonathan Hogg

Jonathan Hogg is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Liverpool, UK. He is the author of Using Primary Sources: A Practical Guide for Students (forthcoming). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Nuclear Culture : Official and Unofficial Narratives in the Long 20th Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...Brighter than a thousand suns At 8.15 am on 6 August 1945, 600 metres above Hiroshima, Japan, an explosive device containing uranium-235 detonated, creating what later became rationalized as 16 kilotons of energy. Three days later on 9...

The Anxiety of Influence

Rhodri Hayward

Rhodri Hayward is Wellcome Award Lecturer in the History of Medicine at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Transformation of the Psyche in British Primary Care, 1870–1970

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...Medicine and the art of living Writing in the Lancet in February 1958, Max Clyne, a Leipzig born general practitioner working in Southall, West London, recounted his treatment of a case of abdominal pain in a 5-year-old girl.On Clyne...

Conclusion: The History of Herbal Medicine as a Developing Field

Anne Stobart

Anne Stobart is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, UK and former Director of Programmes in Complementary Health Sciences and Programme Leader of the BSc in Herbal Medicine at Middlesex University, UK. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the Journal of Herbal Medicine and chairs the Herbal History Research Network. Anne writes for the Recipes Hypotheses blog which brings together an international group of scholars writing on the history of recipes. She is a founder of the Holt Wood project on sustainable cultivation and harvest of medicinal trees and shrubs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Susan Francia

Susan Francia is a member of St Cross College, Oxford and an independent researcher. She is a former teacher of Herbal Medicine and most recently of the history of Herbal Medicine at Middlesex University, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Approaches to the History of Western Herbal Medicine

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...Progress in the history of herbal medicine In our introduction we discussed issues relating to the fragmentation of research in the history of herbal medicine. In this final chapter we consider progress made in this book in identifying...

Evaluating the Content of Medieval Herbals

Critical Approaches to the History of Western Herbal Medicine

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...Introduction A major challenge in evaluating the content of primary sources from a bygone age is also being able to sift through, evaluate and in many instances see beyond the mounting pages of scholarship that have been produced concerning...

Food Security, Safety, and Crises

A Cultural History of Food in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...Famines gather history around them. Vaughan 1987, 1. Vaughan 1987, 1.A history of the twentieth century is a history of hunger. Although modernity brought with it improved technical...

Health and Disease

A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man’s own observation, what he finds good of, and what he finds hurt of, is the best physic to preserve health.Francis Bacon, The Essayes or Counsels Civill & Morall (London: J. M...