Internet History Sourcebooks Update Information 2006: In 2006 the Internet Medieval Sourcebooks and associated sourcebooks are undergoing a major overhaul to remove bad links and add more documents. 1. This project is both very large and fairly old in Internet terms. At the time it was instigated (1996), it was not clear that web sites [and the documents made available there] would often turn out to be transient. Modeling History: Making a Stiff-Board Parchment Binding with a Slotted Spine This post comes from the 2012 Gladys Brooks conservation intern, Morgan Adams. Morgan is currently interning in the Thaw Conservation Center at the Morgan Library & Museum As the 2012 Gladys Brooks intern I had the pleasure of working with Senior Book Conservator Anne Hillam on a model of a stiff-boards parchment binding with a slotted spine, a style seen commonly in Italian bindings of the 16th-17th centuries.
Then vs. Now: ten pictures that show how times have changed Time doesn’t stand still. We change, our environment changes, and so does everything that fills our minds, wallets, and hands. Bright Side found ten fascinating pictures for you that demonstrate how dramatically the world has changed in the last few years. Go figure. Cats
15,000 images of Persian manuscripts online - Asian and African studies blog Asian and African Studies have just uploaded more than 15,000 images of Persian manuscripts online. This is the result of two years' work in an ongoing project sponsored by the Iran Heritage Foundation together with the Bahari Foundation, the Barakat Trust, the Friends of the British Library, the Soudavar Memorial Foundation and the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute. The jackal Dimnah tricks the ox Shanzabah into believing that his former friend the lion had turned against him, and was intending to eat him. From Husayn Va'iz Kashifi’s Anvar-i Suhayli. Mughal, 1610-11 (BL Add.18579, f87v)
A Crisis of the Middle Ages? Deconstructing and Constructing European Identities in a Globalised World A Crisis of the Middle Ages? Deconstructing and Constructing European Identities in a Globalised World By Michael Borgolte Darwin's Reading Reading was a fundamental tool in Darwin’s scientific practice. He read widely in the scientific literature of natural history, he also copiously annotated many books and articles and he systematically abstracted many of his annotations. Since a big part of his strategy for supporting the theory of evolution relied on his ability to translate the biological problems of his day into evolutionary terms, the documentary record of his Darwin’s reading cuts across the topical structure of the Darwin archive. Charles Darwin’s Library Annotated books are principally at Cambridge University Library and the remainder are displayed at Down House.
Brewing beer with Python and a Raspberry Pi I started brewing my own beer more than 10 years ago. Like most homebrewers, I started in my kitchen making extract-based brews. This required the least equipment and still resulted in really tasty beer. Eventually I stepped up to all-grain brewing using a big cooler for my mash tun. Tourists Reveal The One Place They'd NEVER Visit Again Most travellers will be eager to tell you about places that they enjoyed visiting, and would like to return to. However, there are always some places that people never want to return to, whatever the reason. An online forum took it on themselves to post the question of where people said they would NEVER return, and some of the results were surprising.
Harvard - Public Domain & Creative Commons Content - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Images When you are adding images, videos and other content that you did not create to your presentation, it is important to make sure that you are not violating anyone's copyright. One way to do so is to find public domain images for your presentations. Copyright.gov explains the public domain as follows: "A work of authorship is in the “public domain” if it is no longer under copyright protection or if it failed to meet the requirements for copyright protection. Uncovering the brutal truth about the British empire Help us sue the British government for torture. That was the request Caroline Elkins, a Harvard historian, received in 2008. The idea was both legally improbable and professionally risky. Improbable because the case, then being assembled by human rights lawyers in London, would attempt to hold Britain accountable for atrocities perpetrated 50 years earlier, in pre-independence Kenya. Risky because investigating those misdeeds had already earned Elkins heaps of abuse.
Primary Source Sets Teachers Abraham Lincoln: Rise to National Prominence Speeches, correspondence, campaign materials and a map documenting the free and slave states in 1856 chronicle Lincoln’s rise to national prominence Alexander Hamilton Manuscripts, images, and historic newspapers document the life and accomplishments of Alexander Hamilton American Authors in the Nineteenth Century: Whitman, Dickinson, Longfellow, Stowe, and Poe A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring the topic of American authors in the nineteenth century, including Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Edgar Allan Poe. Top
K40 Whisperer– K40 (Cheap Chinese Laser) Control Software After months of reverse engineering I am happy to announce that the initial version of K40 Whisperer is available for download under the GPL License. K40 Whisperer is software written to interpret SVG and DXF data and in turn communicate the design information to the K40 Laser Cutter (using the stock M2 Nano Controller board). This software is essentially a replacement for the Laser Draw (LaserDRW) software that comes with the stock K40 laser. When using K40 Whisperer the USB key that is required for Laser Draw is not required. Photographer Shoots Finnish Forest Animals Like They’re Professional Models, And We Can’t Stop Looking At Them Helsinki-based artist Joachim Munter invites you to step into the fairytale-like wildlife of Finland through his photos. Viewing his portraits of local forest animals, you instantly feel an intimate connection with the subjects, having to pinch yourself to check if you aren't dreaming. Show Full Text Munter's work becomes even more astonishing after you realize how short his relationship with the camera is. "I started photographing about 10 months ago," he told Bored Panda.