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An overview, In and out of Bloomsbury: Biographical Essays on Twentieth-Century Writers and Artists

Note: Numbers in bold are those of the eleven essays. “Bloomsbury” in the title denotes the influential circle of writers, artists, critics, and economists known as the Bloomsbury Group or Set – a circle associated with the Bloomsbury area of London and active in the first half of the twentieth...Read More

Revising the History of Affective Piety By Exploring the Inner, Emotional Lives of Eleventh-Century Benedictine Monks

Dr. Lauren Mancia                   A typical later medieval image aiming to encourage affective piety in its viewers, filled with the emotional intensity of a suffering Christ and his swooning mother. Image credit: The Crucifixion, by Pietro Lorenzetti, 1340s CE, The Metropolitan Museum...Read More

Doing Digital History: A beginner’s guide to working with text as data

By Jonathan Blaney A friend of mine is the most analogue person I know. We keep in touch by letter and arranging to meet requires a flurry of postcards confirming time and place. If one of us were held up en route the other would presumably just hang around and...Read More


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