I’ve written a post for the Institute of Historical Research (where I hold a fellowship) on the importance of witchcraft to medical professionals in modern France, and why historians should care. You can read it here: http://blog.history.ac.uk/2015/02/witchcraft-and-medicine-in-modern-france/Read more "Witchcraft and medicine in modern France"
Not so much a blog post this week, as an extended quotation from Sherry Ortner’s seminal article ‘Theory in Anthropology Since the Sixties’. Although it was written over thirty years ago now (1984), I think maybe some historians could still benefit from the message she was pushing. In my own work, I explore the voices […]Read more "To Such a Position We Can Only Respond: Try"