With Italy on the frontline of Europe’s Coronavirus outbreak, Rosa Salzberg examines how Renaissance Venice established world-leading measures to combat the plague, strategies we are still relying on today.
Tag: early modern
When, how, and why did skin colour matter in early modern Europe? Hannah Murphy explores how science could make the known strange.
After the Conservative Party leadership election, and on the eve of the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election, David Hitchcock argues that the Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s persona is animated by a picaresque politics that is closely allied to tropes of early-modern roguishness.
Anna Maria Radcliffe created a bed sheet that functioned as an instrument of personal and communal memory, and as an agent of religious and political resistance.
Julia McClure reviews Jerry Brotton’s new book This Orient Isle, Elizabethan England and the Islamic World showing how connections between Elizabethan England and the Islamic world were inscribed in English cultures and fashions.
This, the first in a series of virtual special issues, makes freely available some of the outstanding work on women and gender in the period c.1500-1700 published by History Workshop Journal over the nearly forty years of our history.