Tag Archives: Early Modern History

Shifting Perspectives: Berlin’s Jewish Museum

History Student Fieldtrip to Germany, July 2011 Axes of Jewish Experience. Photo: Pete Driscoll. The axes of experience at the beginning of Daniel Libeskind’s controversial annex to the Jewish Museum in Berlin disorientate the visitor. They are below ground and … Continue reading

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Re-reading the Past

Saving Cardiff’s Rare Books Collection For decades, Cardiff Council Library hid a treasure – a collection of 18,000 rare books purchased and donated in the nineteenth century for the benefit of the people of the city. During the twentieth century, … Continue reading

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Recipes, Remedies, Receipts: seventeenth-century medicine revealed!

New Website: Early Modern Remedies Three hundred years ago, ‘snail water’ and ‘oil of swallows’ were just two out of thousands of everyday remedies that people routinely used to cure their variety of ailments. But where did this knowledge come … Continue reading

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Desperate Remedies?

The History Society Presents … Alun Withey What was it like to experience illness or surgery during the seventeenth century? This was a time when trained doctors were rare, surgery excruciatingly painful, if not fatal, and remedies concocted from a … Continue reading

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Age of Magnificence

What was Baroque? If you’re in London this summer don’t miss Baroque 1620-1800: Style in the Age of Magnificence. This exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum showcases the dominant European artistic style of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries … Continue reading

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Siege of Vienna

Remembering the Siege of Vienna

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Forthcoming paper: Alun Withey on early modern medicine

‘The ‘Dyn Hysbys’ and the Doctor: reassessing the medical history of early modern Wales’ Wednesday 29 October 2008 2.30pm, D121b, University of Glamorgan (Treforest Campus) Alun Withey graduated with first class honours in History from Glamorgan in 2005 and his … Continue reading

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