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  • English
    Authors: 
    Calvert, Leanne;
    Country: United Kingdom

    This article uses a collection of mementos curated by Robert James Tennent, a middle-class man, to interrogate how objects materialised love and sex in Ireland. It problematises readings of courtship tokens as simple objects of affection, and considers how individuals e...

  • English
    Authors: 
    Davies, Owen;
    Country: United Kingdom

    The rise of the folklore movement in the nineteenth century coincided with the development of psychiatry as a discipline and as a profession. There is no evidence of folklorists visiting asylums for source material, and most psychiatrists showed little interest in the b...

  • English
    Authors: 
    Brownie, Barbara;
    Country: United Kingdom

    In this commercial space age, audiences increasingly expect realism in science fiction. Weightlessness is commonly simulated through physical or virtual special effects, but reduced gravity aircraft offer opportunities for capturing the effects of microgravity more auth...

  • English
    Authors: 
    Shaw, Tony; Goodman, Giora;
    Country: United Kingdom

    This article scrutinizes the actor Kirk Douglas’s pro-Israeli advocacy over six decades, both on the screen and off it, setting this within the contexts of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the links between Hollywood and Zionism. It looks at why and how Douglas supported I...

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    English
    Authors: 
    Gibb, Lorna;
    Country: United Kingdom

    This article considers the career and life of Jessie White Mario. Her journalism and writing offer a unique perspective on the tumultuous period of Italian history, during the Risorgimento, yet are often overlooked. Her later work highlighting the terrible plight of wor...

  • English
    Authors: 
    Lloyd, Sarah;
    Country: United Kingdom

    Among all the paper ephemera surviving from eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century Britain, the humble Methodist ticket has attracted little attention from scholars and collectors. Issued quarterly to members as a testimonial to religious conduct, many still exist, re...

  • English
    Authors: 
    Houlbrook, Ceri;
    Country: United Kingdom

    Objects of ‘magic’ and folklore do not always begin their lives as such. Often, they are natural objects or mundane artefacts, crafted for utilitarian purposes, which become objects of magic through processes of re-utilization and redefinition. This is a process poignan...

  • English
    Authors: 
    Henrich, Eureka;
    Country: United Kingdom

    This article brings together historical questions about the nature of assimilation and the medicalisation of migrants in the post-war era, with a focus on medical writings about migrant patients in Australia in the 1950s and 1960s. It argues that physicians adopted offi...

  • English
    Authors: 
    Navickas, Katrina;
    Country: United Kingdom

    The 'Super Grid' network of high-voltage power lines transformed the landscapes of England and southern Scotland in the 1950s. This article examines debates over the siting of pylons, with a focus on the public inquiries into the proposed lines across the Pennines in La...

  • English
    Authors: 
    Murphy, Anne L.;
    Country: United Kingdom

    Much is known about the negotiation of personal credit relationships during the eighteenth century. It has been noted how direct contact and observation allowed individuals to assess the creditworthiness of those with whom they had financial connections and to whom they...