Monthly Archives: November 2013

A Trip to Sydney

I went to Sydney yesterday – it was a work thing – a meeting about the state of play about data citation. It was valuable, not in the least because of the opportunity to network – one problem about being … Continue reading

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Material evidence

Like many people, I’ve always had a soft spot for the Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry – I even had a poster of them on my wall as a student many years ago. I loved the vividness of … Continue reading

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Coins, contacts, and trading links in the pre-modern

A friend recently commented on my post on Cosmas Indicopleusetes to the effect that the coin evidence suggested that the contacts between Byzantium and India were slight. My own view about these things is rather more nuanced these days. There … Continue reading

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Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa

One of the things I find quite fascinating about my trying to graph the relationships among the movers and shakers of the mid seventeenth century is the degree of happenstance and coincidence. For example, Thomas Herbert, who was appointed by … Continue reading

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Ranters in Langley Burrell

As I’ve said elsewhere, I’ve been spending a little time with the English Civil Wars to teach myself some social network analysis. While I was researching something else entirely I came across such an example of the term Ranter being … Continue reading

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