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Dangerous Definitions

There are many obstacles to historians' reconstructing and understanding the nature of past lives and events as...

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Peopling the Past

The project team have certainly been making the most of the conference scene recently. Last week saw some of us spending a thought-provoking two days at...

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Making sense of absence

I find it striking how our understanding of the early Board of Longitude is defined as much by the absence of evidence as by its presence. For example,...

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Judging a book by its cover

In an only partially successful attempt to escape England's weather, Katy, Sophie and I spent a week in April enjoying what should have been sunny...

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Would you credit it?

I started 2013 with an academic bang attending the annual conference of the British Society for Eighteenth Century...

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Tainted by trade

A few days ago, I attended an interesting talk by HPS doctoral student Michelle Wallis about...