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Casey Wood Collections Project

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In its current state, the Casey Wood Collections Project is a blog run by Nick Whitfield (Postdoctoral Fellow, Social Studies of Medicine), Anna Winterbottom (Postdoctoral Fellow with the IOWC), and Anna Dysert (PhD student, Department of History, and liaison librarian

Data Mining with Criminal Intent

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  London’s Old Bailey was a courthouse that saw at least 197,000 trials between 1674 and 1913. The records of these trials have been preserved digitally in an archive called The Proceedings of Old Bailey, one of the world’s largest

A Serving of Food and Culture from CuiZine

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  CuiZine, an academic journal for the study of Canadian food cultures, was launched in January 2009 by McGill faculty member Nathalie Cooke and Victoria Dickenson, then director of the McCord Museum. After realizing that the study of foodways in

Thoughtful History: The Post-Classical Islamic Philosophy Database Initiative

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  Though rich in sources, the post-classical period of Islamic philosophical thought (1100-1900CE) has largely been overlooked by Western Scholars.

Miniature Treasures: Digital Chapbooks at McGill

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  At the beginning of our interview, Sharon Rankin of McGill Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC), pulled a tiny, illustrated book from an archival envelope.