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Rambling Reflections: On Summers in Switzerland and Sheffield

- December 11, 2018 in Featured Articles, flâneur, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Karl phillip moritz, Literature, Philosophy, romanticism, Rousseau, w.g. sebald, walking, Yorkshire

In the footsteps of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Karl Philipp Moritz — from the peace of Lake Biel to the rugged Peaks — Seán Williams considers the connection between walking and writing.

Hokusai’s Ghost Stories (ca. 1830)

- December 11, 2018 in folklore, ghosts, hokusai, japanese folklore, occult

Hokusai's five ghoulish prints for the series Hyaku Monogatari [One Hundred Ghost Stories].

Hokusai’s Ghost Stories (ca. 1830)

- December 11, 2018 in folklore, ghosts, hokusai, japanese folklore, occult

Hokusai's five ghoulish prints for the series Hyaku Monogatari [One Hundred Ghost Stories].

Photographs of (models of) the moon (1874)

- December 6, 2018 in illustrations of space, models, moon, outer space, Photography

James Nasymth's images of intricate models of the lunar surface.

The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins, a Cornish Man (1750)

- November 28, 2018 in flying, peter wilkins, proto science fiction, science fiction

Proto science fiction fantasy romance of an English castaway and a remote race of flying humans.

The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins, a Cornish Man (1750)

- November 28, 2018 in flying, peter wilkins, proto science fiction, science fiction

Proto science fiction fantasy romance of an English castaway and a remote race of flying humans.

Polychrome Woodblocks of Itō Jakuchū Birds

- November 27, 2018 in birds, japan, japanese art, woodblock print, woodblocks

Meiji era copies (ca. 1900) of original designs by Itō Jakuchū (1716–1800), a Japanese painter of the mid-Edo period notable for his striking modern aesthetic.

Anecdotes of Animals (1905)

- November 20, 2018 in animals

Book featuring a hundred real or real-ish tales of ingenious, loyal or otherwise extraordinary animals.

Mesmerising Science: The Franklin Commission and the Modern Clinical Trial

- November 20, 2018 in animal magnetism, baquet, benjamin franklin, Featured Articles, Franz Mesmer, history of clinical trials, hypnosis, magnetism, mesmerism, placebo, Science & Medicine, suggestion

Benjamin Franklin, magnetic trees, and erotically-charged séances — Urte Laukaityte on how a craze for sessions of "animal magnetism" in late 18th-century Paris led to the randomised placebo-controlled and double-blind clinical trials we know and love today.

Nineteenth-Century Textspeak

- November 13, 2018 in abbreviation, origins of textspeak, textspeak

Poems from the Victorian era and before which anticipated 21st-century textspeak.