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Unexpected usage no. 7: Predictable readers?

Pierre-Carl Langlais has a PhD in information and communication science and is working with OpenEdition Lab on the unexpected reader detector. Studying OpenEdition’s statistics, he discovered several enlightening cases of how content on the platform has been read and reappropriated, which we are sharing here. If you would like to…

Perivolia municipal stadium, a ground with a citrus smell

Looking for a stadium in Creta (Greece) for groundhopping purpose, can be a very exciting leisure if you are not using a GPS (sat nav). I have tried it with the home stadium of Platanias FC in Chania – or Xania – in the North-western part of the island. But the…

Anecdotes and Antidotes

By Alisha Rankin How did early modern individuals test and try their recipes and cures? This question is at the heart of the special issue of the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, “Testing Drugs and Trying Cures in Medieval and Early Modern Europe,” in which I participated as both…

Unexpected usage no. 5: Day Without Immigrants

Pierre-Carl Langlais has a PhD in information and communication science and is working with OpenEdition Lab on the unexpected reader detector. Studying OpenEdition’s statistics, he discovered several enlightening cases of how content on the platform has been read and reappropriated, which we are sharing here. If you would like to…

“P” for Pattern Book: Norwich Textiles exported to Central and South America in 1763.

“There are other woollen fabrics coming from England, whose consumption is even more important than drapery. (…) All these fabrics are as highly esteemed in Mexico as they are in Spain (…). Indeed, some manufactured in France are even finer than those produced in Spain, but nevertheless those made in…

Jean-François Lyotard’s La Condition postmoderne: Rapport sur le savoir as a Critique of Information Capitalism

If anything, Jean-François Lyotard’s examination of the epistemological problems that developed countries face,1 done as a research project for the Canada’s province of Quebec in 1979, which is known in English as The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge,2 might be said to maintain its relevance to the contemporary moment…

Unexpected usage no. 4: Mutual aid and survival in the Middle Ages

Pierre-Carl Langlais has a PhD in information and communication science and is working with OpenEdition Lab on the unexpected reader detector. Studying OpenEdition’s statistics, he discovered several enlightening cases of how content on the platform has been read and reappropriated, which we are sharing here. If you would like to…

Southern Perspectives? With Merian to Suriname and Back

As a historian of early modern history, I do research, but not field work. I converse with archivists and librarians as guides to the material, but not with eye witnesses or activists. In writing, I am also bound to certain academic genres and formats. If I experience the phenomenon someone…

Testing Drugs and Trying Cures

By Elaine Leong and Alisha Rankin As readers of this blog well know, early modern Europe was aflood with recipes and drugs. One central question has long preoccupied many of us –  just how did our historical actors assess, test and try out recipes, drugs and materia medica? A few…

Representations of the Prophet during the expeditions, as depicted in the maghāzī literature and the ḥadīt̲h̲-s of al-Bukhārī

Adrien de JARMY (PhD candidate at Paris-Sorbonne University). Paper presented at the workshop « Between God and Man. The Representations of the Prophet in the Construction of Islamic Knowledge » (Paris, 5-6 July 2017) Introduction : from Muḥammad to the character of the Prophet The Prophet is without a doubt the most emblematic figure of…

Are we paying enough attention to water quality?

This blog id based on the publication by Maria Rusca, Akosua Sarpong Boakye-Ansah,  Alex Loftus, Giuliana Ferrero,  Pieter.van der Zaag, “An interdisciplinary political ecology of drinking water quality. Exploring socio-ecological inequalities in Lilongwe’s water supply network”, in Geofroum, Volume 84, August 2017, Pages 138-146  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2017.06.013     Same water, same treatment,…

Tales from the Archives: Testing Drugs and Trying Cures Workshop Summary

In September 2016, The Recipes Project celebrated its fourth birthday. We now have over 500 posts in our archives and over 120 pages for readers to sift through. That’s a lot of material! (And thank you so much to our contributors for sharing such a wealth of knowledge on recipes.)…

Unexpected usage no. 1: The anniversary of Hassan Fathy

Pierre-Carl Langlais has a PhD in information and communication science and is working with OpenEdition Lab on the unexpected reader detector. Studying OpenEdition’s statistics, he discovered several enlightening cases of how content on the platform has been read and reappropriated, which we are sharing here.If you would like to tell…

“Today I see myself as a composite individual” – 5in10 with Venugopal Maddipati

Venugopal Maddipati holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and is Assistant Professor at the School of Design at Ambedkar University, Delhi. He is currently working on his monograph titled „Architecture as Weak Thought: Gandhi, Wardha and Presentism in Colonial and Post Colonial India“. This monograph, which comes out of Venugopal’s post-Ph.D. field-work…

Contributing to The Recipes Project – Five Years On

Editorial: This is the seventh of a series of reflection posts from Recipe Project contributors and editors. By Katherine Allen and Sally Osborn We’ve both had the privilege of being regular contributors to The Recipes Project for the past five years, and we’ve found it a really rewarding experience. Life…

Tuluniana 3: A teaching certificate

Teaching and audition certificates have become all the rage in the social history (of knowledge production) of the Medieval Middle East during the last decades. Ibn Ṭūlūn allegedly complained that he lost most of those he received from his teachers in the turmoil of of revolts and reconquests of Early…