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Haitian Revolution, Part 1: 1791-1793

(Elizabeth) In 1791, the enslaved people of France's wealthiest colony, Saint-Domingue, rose up for freedom. In this episode, Elizabeth examines the many factors that led to the abolition of slavery in the region now known as Haiti. The French Revolution, Kongolese leadership, social stratification, religion, and many other aspects all pay a role in what will become the first successful slave revolt of the Atlantic world.

22 MIN13 h ago
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Haitian Revolution, Part 1: 1791-1793

The Unquiet Afterlife of Elizabeth Siddal

(Christine)Following a tumultuous life entrenched in Britain's art world, Elizabeth Siddal was laid to rest in 1862, but her body's peace would be disturbed only a few years later when her coffin was reopened. Find out the story behind the disturbance of the late artist and model's earthly remains in this episode. Further Reading Laura Bradley, "Elizabeth Siddal: Drawn into the Pre-Raphaelite Circle",Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies, 18:2. (1992), pp. 136-145, 187. J.B. Bullen, “Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882)”,Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, (2004/2015). Marion R. Edwards, "Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal -- The Age Problem",The Burlington Magazine, 119:887, (February 1977), pp. 110, 112. Paul Fyfe, "Accidental Death: Lizzie Siddal and the Poetics of the Coroner's Inquest",Victorian Review, 40:2, (Fall 2014), pp. 17-22. Jan Marsh, "Did Rossetti Really Need to Exhume his Wife?" The Times Literary Supplement, (15 February 2012). --"Imagining El...

18 MIN2 w ago
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The Unquiet Afterlife of Elizabeth Siddal

History for Halloween VI

(Christine, Elizabeth, Kristin, Lesley, and Lucy)Ghosts, vampires, and more lurk in this year's installment of History for Halloween. Join us for our traditional episode featuring bits of history perfect for the creepiest time of the year.

27 MINOCT 19
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History for Halloween VI

The Chinese Exclusion Act

(Nathan) In the 19th century, the Qing government of China faced major setbacks in the wake of military conflicts with European powers, spurring economic downturn and an immigration exodus out of the country. Increasing numbers of Chinese began to arrive on the West Coast of the United States, drawn by the California Gold Rush and seeking new economic opportunities to support their extended families back in China. Soon, however, American economic conditions began to take on racist overtones, as public opinion began to turn against the Chinese. In this episode, we look at the history of Chinese immigration to the United States, its increasing legal restrictions, and the long-term consequences of the Page Act of 1875 and the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Further Reading Kil Young Zo,Chinese Emigration into the United States, 1850-1880 (Arno, 1978). Sucheng Chan, ed.Entry Denied: Exclusion and the Chinese Community in America, 1882-1943(Temple University Press, 1991). Judy Yung,Unboun...

24 MINOCT 5
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The Chinese Exclusion Act

The Life and Travels of Newport Gardner

(Kristin)In the 1760s, Occramer Marycoo was taken to the American colonies against his will. When he re-crossed the Atlantic in 1826, he was a free man who also went by the name Newport Gardner. In between, he was a composer, a teacher, a small-business owner, and a prominent member of Newport, Rhode Island Free African community. In this episode, Kristin follows the remarkable journey of the man, who bought his freedom and returned to Africa, known as both Occramer Marycoo and Newport Gardner. Further Reading Edward E. Andrews, “The Crossings of Occramar Marycoo, or Newport Gardner,” inAtlantic Biographies: Individuals and Peoples in the Atlantic World,eds. Jeffrey A. Fortin and Mark Meuwese, Boston, (2014), 101-124. John Russell Bartlett,History of Lotteries and the Lottery System in Rhode Island,University of Rhode Island, (2003). Akeia A. F. Benard, “The Free African American Cultural Landscape: Newport, RI, 1774-1826”, PhD diss., University of Connecticut, (2008). Elaine Fo...

20 MINSEP 21
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The Life and Travels of Newport Gardner

Evil Humors and the Common Cold

(Lucy)Ache in the head, running of the nose, and the throat being pierced by pain like a spear: medieval descriptions of common ailments are often familiar, as well as startlingly vivid. This podcast episode looks at everyday remedies in medieval Europe. From chicken and barley to spiced wine, many such remedies were delicious and nutritious. Administering medicine — from comfort food to careful concoctions — was based on both education and experience. Further Reading Winston Black,"I will add what the Arab once taught: Constantine the African in European Medical Verse," inA. Van Arsdall and T. Graham, (eds.)Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval West:Essays in Honor of John M. Riddle, Ashgate, (2012),153-186. Luis García Ballester,"Introduction," inPractical Medicine from Salerno to the Black Death,Cambridge University Press, (1994), 1-29. John Riddle,"Research Procedures in Evaluating Medieval Medicine," inB.S. Bowers (ed.)The Medieval Hospital an...

11 MINSEP 7
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Evil Humors and the Common Cold

Revolutionary Notre-Dame de Paris

(Christine and Elizabeth) In April 2019, a fire at the French cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris had people around the world glued to their news feeds and televisions. Join Christine and Elizabeth for a discussion about some significant events that took place at Notre-Dame during one of France’s most turbulent periods, the span from the French Revolution to the exile of Napoleon III. Further Reading Diana Reid Haig,Walks Through Marie Antoinette’s Paris, Ravenhall Books, (2006). Christopher Hibbert,The Days of the French Revolution, Perennial (1980). Jasper Ridley,Napoleon III and Eugenie, Viking, (1979). Andrew Roberts,Napoleon: A Life, Viking, (2014). Desmond Seward.Eugénie: The Empress and Her Empire. Sutton Publishing, (2004). Adam Zamoyski,Napoleon: The Man Behind the Myth,William Collins, (2018). Baptism of the Prince Imperial, via Fondation Napoleon. Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris via Fondation Napoleon. The Day of Napoleon's Coronation, via Fondation Napoleon. Notre-Dame de ...

28 MINAUG 25
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Revolutionary Notre-Dame de Paris

The Emu War

(Lesley)Of all the wars in the 20th century, no loss was more frustrating than the military operation against the emu in Western Australia in 1932. Learn about the treatment of these enormous flightless birds as an organized military formation and the subsequent disaster as no amount of military force could successfully and effectively defeat these warriors of the animal world. Further ReadingAdrian Burton, "Tell me, mate, what were emus like?",Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 11:6 (2013). Bec Crew, "The Great Emu War: in which some large, flightless birds unwittingly foiled the Australian Army."Scientific American. (2014). Murray Johnson, "'Feathered foes': soldier settlers and Western Australia's 'Emu War' of 1932".Journal of Australian Studies. 30:88 (2006), 147–157.Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)

15 MINAUG 11
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The Emu War

An Extraordinary Medicine Called Theriac

(Kristin) Theriac was a medicine of legendary origins, multiple ingredients, and a reputation for efficacy that extended for hundreds of years. It was said to be able to cure everything from migraines to the plague. In this episode, Kristin looks at some of the ingredients and processes that went into making theriac, where it could be found, who was selling it, and whether there was anything behind its extraordinary claims. Further ReadingHoward Brody, “Ritual, Medicine, and the Placebo Response,” inThe Problem of Ritual Efficacy,eds. William S. Sax, Johannes Quack, and Jan Weinhold, Oxford University Press, (2010), 151-168.Christiane Nockels Fabbri, “Treating Medieval Plague: The Wonderful Virtues of Theriac,”Early Science and Medicine12:3 (2007): 247-283.Michael McVaugh, “The Conceptual Background of Medieval Pharmacy,” inArnaldi de Villanova: Opera medica omnia,vol 2, University of Barcelona, (1975), 13-30.“Theriac,” inTheTrotula:An English Translation of the Medieval Com...

19 MINJUL 27
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An Extraordinary Medicine Called Theriac

Purgatory is Not the Medium Place

(Nathan)The landscape of the Christian afterlife has never been static, and over the last 2,000 years, the theology of what the hereafter looks like has evolved drastically. In this episode, we trace the origins and medieval development of one of the most significant and controversial Christian beliefs: Purgatory. Further ReadingJacques Le Goff,The Birth of Purgatory, Trans. Arthur Goldhammer., University of Chicago Press, 1986.Abagail Frey, ed.A New History of Penance. Brill, 2008.Robert Meens,Penance in Medieval Europe, 600-1200. Cambridge University Press, 2014.Isabel Moreira,Heaven's Purge: Purgatory in Late Antiquity.Oxford University Press, 2010.Peter Brown, "The Decline of the Empire of God: Amnesty, Penance, and the Afterlife from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages." InLast Things: Death and the Apocalypse in the Middle Ages. Ed. Caroline Walker Bynum and Paul Freedman. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000. pp.41-59.Peter Brown, "The End of the Ancient Other World: Death an...

43 MINJUL 14
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Purgatory is Not the Medium Place

Latest Episodes

Haitian Revolution, Part 1: 1791-1793

(Elizabeth) In 1791, the enslaved people of France's wealthiest colony, Saint-Domingue, rose up for freedom. In this episode, Elizabeth examines the many factors that led to the abolition of slavery in the region now known as Haiti. The French Revolution, Kongolese leadership, social stratification, religion, and many other aspects all pay a role in what will become the first successful slave revolt of the Atlantic world.

22 MIN13 h ago
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Haitian Revolution, Part 1: 1791-1793

The Unquiet Afterlife of Elizabeth Siddal

(Christine)Following a tumultuous life entrenched in Britain's art world, Elizabeth Siddal was laid to rest in 1862, but her body's peace would be disturbed only a few years later when her coffin was reopened. Find out the story behind the disturbance of the late artist and model's earthly remains in this episode. Further Reading Laura Bradley, "Elizabeth Siddal: Drawn into the Pre-Raphaelite Circle",Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies, 18:2. (1992), pp. 136-145, 187. J.B. Bullen, “Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882)”,Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, (2004/2015). Marion R. Edwards, "Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal -- The Age Problem",The Burlington Magazine, 119:887, (February 1977), pp. 110, 112. Paul Fyfe, "Accidental Death: Lizzie Siddal and the Poetics of the Coroner's Inquest",Victorian Review, 40:2, (Fall 2014), pp. 17-22. Jan Marsh, "Did Rossetti Really Need to Exhume his Wife?" The Times Literary Supplement, (15 February 2012). --"Imagining El...

18 MIN2 w ago
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The Unquiet Afterlife of Elizabeth Siddal

History for Halloween VI

(Christine, Elizabeth, Kristin, Lesley, and Lucy)Ghosts, vampires, and more lurk in this year's installment of History for Halloween. Join us for our traditional episode featuring bits of history perfect for the creepiest time of the year.

27 MINOCT 19
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History for Halloween VI

The Chinese Exclusion Act

(Nathan) In the 19th century, the Qing government of China faced major setbacks in the wake of military conflicts with European powers, spurring economic downturn and an immigration exodus out of the country. Increasing numbers of Chinese began to arrive on the West Coast of the United States, drawn by the California Gold Rush and seeking new economic opportunities to support their extended families back in China. Soon, however, American economic conditions began to take on racist overtones, as public opinion began to turn against the Chinese. In this episode, we look at the history of Chinese immigration to the United States, its increasing legal restrictions, and the long-term consequences of the Page Act of 1875 and the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Further Reading Kil Young Zo,Chinese Emigration into the United States, 1850-1880 (Arno, 1978). Sucheng Chan, ed.Entry Denied: Exclusion and the Chinese Community in America, 1882-1943(Temple University Press, 1991). Judy Yung,Unboun...

24 MINOCT 5
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The Chinese Exclusion Act

The Life and Travels of Newport Gardner

(Kristin)In the 1760s, Occramer Marycoo was taken to the American colonies against his will. When he re-crossed the Atlantic in 1826, he was a free man who also went by the name Newport Gardner. In between, he was a composer, a teacher, a small-business owner, and a prominent member of Newport, Rhode Island Free African community. In this episode, Kristin follows the remarkable journey of the man, who bought his freedom and returned to Africa, known as both Occramer Marycoo and Newport Gardner. Further Reading Edward E. Andrews, “The Crossings of Occramar Marycoo, or Newport Gardner,” inAtlantic Biographies: Individuals and Peoples in the Atlantic World,eds. Jeffrey A. Fortin and Mark Meuwese, Boston, (2014), 101-124. John Russell Bartlett,History of Lotteries and the Lottery System in Rhode Island,University of Rhode Island, (2003). Akeia A. F. Benard, “The Free African American Cultural Landscape: Newport, RI, 1774-1826”, PhD diss., University of Connecticut, (2008). Elaine Fo...

20 MINSEP 21
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The Life and Travels of Newport Gardner

Evil Humors and the Common Cold

(Lucy)Ache in the head, running of the nose, and the throat being pierced by pain like a spear: medieval descriptions of common ailments are often familiar, as well as startlingly vivid. This podcast episode looks at everyday remedies in medieval Europe. From chicken and barley to spiced wine, many such remedies were delicious and nutritious. Administering medicine — from comfort food to careful concoctions — was based on both education and experience. Further Reading Winston Black,"I will add what the Arab once taught: Constantine the African in European Medical Verse," inA. Van Arsdall and T. Graham, (eds.)Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval West:Essays in Honor of John M. Riddle, Ashgate, (2012),153-186. Luis García Ballester,"Introduction," inPractical Medicine from Salerno to the Black Death,Cambridge University Press, (1994), 1-29. John Riddle,"Research Procedures in Evaluating Medieval Medicine," inB.S. Bowers (ed.)The Medieval Hospital an...

11 MINSEP 7
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Evil Humors and the Common Cold

Revolutionary Notre-Dame de Paris

(Christine and Elizabeth) In April 2019, a fire at the French cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris had people around the world glued to their news feeds and televisions. Join Christine and Elizabeth for a discussion about some significant events that took place at Notre-Dame during one of France’s most turbulent periods, the span from the French Revolution to the exile of Napoleon III. Further Reading Diana Reid Haig,Walks Through Marie Antoinette’s Paris, Ravenhall Books, (2006). Christopher Hibbert,The Days of the French Revolution, Perennial (1980). Jasper Ridley,Napoleon III and Eugenie, Viking, (1979). Andrew Roberts,Napoleon: A Life, Viking, (2014). Desmond Seward.Eugénie: The Empress and Her Empire. Sutton Publishing, (2004). Adam Zamoyski,Napoleon: The Man Behind the Myth,William Collins, (2018). Baptism of the Prince Imperial, via Fondation Napoleon. Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris via Fondation Napoleon. The Day of Napoleon's Coronation, via Fondation Napoleon. Notre-Dame de ...

28 MINAUG 25
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Revolutionary Notre-Dame de Paris

The Emu War

(Lesley)Of all the wars in the 20th century, no loss was more frustrating than the military operation against the emu in Western Australia in 1932. Learn about the treatment of these enormous flightless birds as an organized military formation and the subsequent disaster as no amount of military force could successfully and effectively defeat these warriors of the animal world. Further ReadingAdrian Burton, "Tell me, mate, what were emus like?",Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 11:6 (2013). Bec Crew, "The Great Emu War: in which some large, flightless birds unwittingly foiled the Australian Army."Scientific American. (2014). Murray Johnson, "'Feathered foes': soldier settlers and Western Australia's 'Emu War' of 1932".Journal of Australian Studies. 30:88 (2006), 147–157.Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)

15 MINAUG 11
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The Emu War

An Extraordinary Medicine Called Theriac

(Kristin) Theriac was a medicine of legendary origins, multiple ingredients, and a reputation for efficacy that extended for hundreds of years. It was said to be able to cure everything from migraines to the plague. In this episode, Kristin looks at some of the ingredients and processes that went into making theriac, where it could be found, who was selling it, and whether there was anything behind its extraordinary claims. Further ReadingHoward Brody, “Ritual, Medicine, and the Placebo Response,” inThe Problem of Ritual Efficacy,eds. William S. Sax, Johannes Quack, and Jan Weinhold, Oxford University Press, (2010), 151-168.Christiane Nockels Fabbri, “Treating Medieval Plague: The Wonderful Virtues of Theriac,”Early Science and Medicine12:3 (2007): 247-283.Michael McVaugh, “The Conceptual Background of Medieval Pharmacy,” inArnaldi de Villanova: Opera medica omnia,vol 2, University of Barcelona, (1975), 13-30.“Theriac,” inTheTrotula:An English Translation of the Medieval Com...

19 MINJUL 27
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An Extraordinary Medicine Called Theriac

Purgatory is Not the Medium Place

(Nathan)The landscape of the Christian afterlife has never been static, and over the last 2,000 years, the theology of what the hereafter looks like has evolved drastically. In this episode, we trace the origins and medieval development of one of the most significant and controversial Christian beliefs: Purgatory. Further ReadingJacques Le Goff,The Birth of Purgatory, Trans. Arthur Goldhammer., University of Chicago Press, 1986.Abagail Frey, ed.A New History of Penance. Brill, 2008.Robert Meens,Penance in Medieval Europe, 600-1200. Cambridge University Press, 2014.Isabel Moreira,Heaven's Purge: Purgatory in Late Antiquity.Oxford University Press, 2010.Peter Brown, "The Decline of the Empire of God: Amnesty, Penance, and the Afterlife from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages." InLast Things: Death and the Apocalypse in the Middle Ages. Ed. Caroline Walker Bynum and Paul Freedman. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000. pp.41-59.Peter Brown, "The End of the Ancient Other World: Death an...

43 MINJUL 14
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Purgatory is Not the Medium Place
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