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Nancy Fraser Interview

The excellent Johannes Lenhard and I had the chance to interview Nancy Fraser! It was a lovely, engaging experience, and, I hope, an interesting interview. Check it out.

AAHM14 and Twitter

I have a short blog post up at the excellent AAHMBlog regarding the use of Twitter at #AAHM14, the possibility of tweet-ups, etc.

(“AAHM” = American Association for the History of Medicine; “AAHM14″ = the 2014 conference, held in Chicago in early May).

Hope to see everyone there!

History Of Public Health

studylog 2: time, history, marxism, and the modern! with a Capital ‘M!’ (cont. 3 - skimming summaries.)

This is easily one of my favorite songs at the moment. The band is Momgwamaeum (meaning ‘body and heart’,) formed quite recently by ex-members of 3rd line butterfly and Cocore (two veteran Korean post-punk/grunge bands from the 90′s.) I dig them hugely! 2,648 more words

Ideas Matter in Public Health Policy

I noted a review pop up today in Sociology of Health and Illness of a book about which I had been unaware, which book sounds absolutely fascinating.  411 more words

History Of Public Health

An Average Joe’s Intellectual History of Western Europe— David Hume and the Scottish Enlightenment in the 1700s

The intellectuals of the early 1700s were confident they could know the world through their experiences, the facts of nature, which they believed to directly reflect the will of God and his Providence. 5,016 more words


Narrative dimensions, the ontology of the narrator, and the discipline of intellectual history

Intellectual historians generally fail to pin down their narrative of floating discourses to particular events, but only in relation to what was already in the air as reflections of the possible subjects of theoretical speculation. 453 more words


Socrates, Sappho, and Graphing the Gay

These two images are from pages of Magnus Hirschfeld’s 1902 essay “Sappho and Socrates,” which attempted to explain how people could be gay or lesbian. The charts are actually quite simple, and mostly are graphic illustrations of the amount an individual is attracted to each gender and how this corresponds with their sexuality. 238 more words