Category Archives: Spaces

Medieval Miracles and Occupational Health

by Iona McCleery In the Wellcome Library in London there is a very fine fifteenth-century manuscript of the Revelations of St John, the last book in the Bible. The manuscript also contains three hundred illustrations and over a hundred religious

Medieval Miracles and Occupational Health

by Iona McCleery In the Wellcome Library in London there is a very fine fifteenth-century manuscript of the Revelations of St John, the last book in the Bible. The manuscript also contains three hundred illustrations and over a hundred religious

Putting Nature in its Place

By Andrew Inkpen If natural preserves are not made, how will the next generation be best grounded in the general principles of the science? Charles C. Adams, 1913, Guide to the Study of Animal Ecology In field biology, a central

Putting Nature in its Place

By Andrew Inkpen If natural preserves are not made, how will the next generation be best grounded in the general principles of the science? Charles C. Adams, 1913, Guide to the Study of Animal Ecology In field biology, a central

Lost Places

By Lisa Haushofer On an uninviting Sunday morning in January, I was driving south from Berlin when I passed a sign for “Beelitz-Heilstätten,” a derelict and abandoned 19th century tuberculosis hospital. I recognized it immediately as one of the most

Lost Places

By Lisa Haushofer On an uninviting Sunday morning in January, I was driving south from Berlin when I passed a sign for “Beelitz-Heilstätten,” a derelict and abandoned 19th century tuberculosis hospital. I recognized it immediately as one of the most

A Brief Reflection on Maps

By Kate Womersley You would certainly know about ‘Intensive Care’ if you happened to be either an immunologist or a poet. Miroslav Holub was both. He collected a book of verses under this title in 1996. “In scientific circles I try

A Brief Reflection on Maps

By Kate Womersley You would certainly know about ‘Intensive Care’ if you happened to be either an immunologist or a poet. Miroslav Holub was both. He collected a book of verses under this title in 1996. “In scientific circles I try

Maps, meaning and memory: The social geography of Caterham Imbecile Asylum

By Stef Eastoe In 1872 William Gilbert, Secretary of the Society for the Relief of Distress, and father of W.S. Gilbert of the theatrical partnership of Gilbert and Sullivan, visited Caterham Imbecile Asylum. He published an article about his visit

Maps, meaning and memory: The social geography of Caterham Imbecile Asylum

By Stef Eastoe In 1872 William Gilbert, Secretary of the Society for the Relief of Distress, and father of W.S. Gilbert of the theatrical partnership of Gilbert and Sullivan, visited Caterham Imbecile Asylum. He published an article about his visit

Morality, ‘Cleanliness’ and Geography: Sex and Contagion in Cardiff’s Docklands

By Simon Jenkins In 1935 the British Social Hygiene Council commissioned a report on social conditions in the dockland districts of Cardiff, Liverpool and London. The author of the report, ex-Navy Captain F. A. Richardson, declared that ‘Morality and cleanliness

Morality, ‘Cleanliness’ and Geography: Sex and Contagion in Cardiff’s Docklands

By Simon Jenkins In 1935 the British Social Hygiene Council commissioned a report on social conditions in the dockland districts of Cardiff, Liverpool and London. The author of the report, ex-Navy Captain F. A. Richardson, declared that ‘Morality and cleanliness

Newyorkitis: Sickness and the City

By Kate Womersley In June of 1901, The Commoner, an American weekly journal, advertised a new medical treatise for the general reader:   Although Newyorkitis has been largely forgotten today, it caused a stir on publication. “Rarely has a book fresh from the press attracted

Newyorkitis: Sickness and the City

By Kate Womersley In June of 1901, The Commoner, an American weekly journal, advertised a new medical treatise for the general reader:   Although Newyorkitis has been largely forgotten today, it caused a stir on publication. “Rarely has a book fresh from the press attracted