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"It is now, more than ever, that we need to make visible the intellectual architecture of modernity that is foundational to discrimination and inequality. We must bring this edifice, of which [Jean] Bodin is an important part, out of the unlit corners of our libraries, and show how it is still all around us. We must, therefore, re-read the origins of these structures with a new agenda that centers questions of difference and inequality."

tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.10

Come work with me: we are looking for a medieval historian. Field is open, tho we are esp interested in race, gender, material culture. FYI, we are home to the international centre on racism. jobs.ac.uk/job/CQW933/lecturer

"Guide dogs in medieval art and writing"
by Krista Murchison
kristamurchison.com/medieval-g

"Although the roles of guide dogs in pre-modern Europe have been downplayed or ignored, the evidence reveals that there was a long and fascinating history of representing guide dogs in medieval writing and art. Guide dogs feature in diverse medieval contexts and their presence in medieval prayer books suggests that their illustrators saw them as well suited to contexts of piety and devotion."

#MedievalHistory

Picture of Zechariah's Tomb (1st c. CE) in the Kidron Valley/Wadi al-Joz, taken from the Haram esh-Sharif.

May is upon us! That's when the season of drinking spa waters started in the #earlymodern period: the mineral water was most efficacious in the summer months.

So, only in the Summer, the tiny town of Spa (current day Belgium) became an international hotspot, accommodating Protestants as well as Catholics. I wrote about the intriguing dynamics of that seasonal coexistence here:
academic.oup.com/past/advance-

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oh, further #introduction: I'm also very interested in #ArchiveEmotions: acknowledging that doing research is an embodied, ethical, emotional endeavour and that that shapes what we search for and see.

I'm intrigued how little space we make for that in our formal publications; it's confined to coffee chats, social media, blogs, etc.

On the bird site #histodons had a great conversation about that: wakelet.com/wake/ad58e179-0f21

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Today, May 1, is International Workers' Day! It commemorates the sentencing to death of eight anarchist workers in Chicago who were framed for throwing a bomb at police who attacked a strike demonstration in May 1886 shop.workingclasshistory.com/p

#Introduction pt. 2. Hello fellow #humanities people!

My current work focuses on the history of queer sexuality in the North of Ireland, with a particular focus on the years between 1880 and 1945.

I also work on the history of migrant communities within Ireland, particularly the history of Russophine migrants from the former territories of the Russian Empire who arrived here in the early 20th century.

My most recent article was an account of a Ukrainian Jewish woman's life in 1930s Belfast.

#Introduction pt. 3.

I also have a particular interest in the history of international communism during the Comintern period (1919-1943).

My book project is a history of international communism, told through the interconnecting lives of a single friendship circle composed of Irish, Polish, Ukrainian, American and German revolutionaries.

Aside from work stuff, I am also interested in #languagelearning, #fiction, #videogames and - most recently - supporting the Ukrainian solidarity movement.

New people.
The scholar timeline is local - you'll see any and all posts on scholar There.
Your home timeline is where you'll see what friends post and boost.

Hashtag culture is not big on here. Often they are used more for specific things - such as #SummerSchool a conference we've put on 2 years in a row, or #introductions. Hashtags are not best way to navigate the fediverse.
Think of it more like making friends n then meeting friends of friends rather than diving into hashtags.

"It is now, more than ever, that we need to make visible the intellectual architecture of modernity that is foundational to discrimination and inequality. We must bring this edifice, of which [Jean] Bodin is an important part, out of the unlit corners of our libraries, and show how it is still all around us. We must, therefore, re-read the origins of these structures with a new agenda that centers questions of difference and inequality."

tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.10

One of my side gigs is copyediting the Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History. The latest issue vol 23 no. 1 2022 is now out.
muse.jhu.edu/issue/47753/print

I'm a Professor of & Co-Director of the International Centre on at Edge Hill University, UK.

I teach & write on the history of race, racism, & empire, esp antisemitism, Islamophobia, Orientalism.

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