News and Notes

November 29, 2016

News of the Consortium

Updates on fellowships, working groups, public events and Consortium collections are available in the November 2016 Newsletter.

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November 8, 2016

Road to Eradication: Global Polio Vaccine Testing in the Cold War

Dora Vargha is Lecturer in Medical Humanities at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom. She was a Consortium Research Fellow in 2015-16. Read more about her research project here.

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October 5, 2016

Digital Afterlives: Patterning Posterity Through Networked Remains

Tamara Kneese received her PhD from the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU. In 2015-2016 she was a Research Fellow of the Consortium. Read more about her Consortium-funded research here.

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August 24, 2016

Divining a Usable Past: Psychical Research and the High-Culture Novel, 1880-1940

Sarah Sussman is a PhD candidate in the Department of English of the University of Texas at Austin. In 2015-2016 she was a Research Fellow of the Consortium. Read more about her Consortium-funded research here.

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August 11, 2016

Planter’s Paradise: Nature and Culture on Hawaiʻi’s Sugarcane Plantations

Lawrence Kessler is a recent Ph.D. graduate of the Department of History at Temple University. In 2015-16, he was a Dissertation Fellow of the Consortium. Read more about his research project here.

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Eliza Youmans. The First Book of Botany, New York, 1870.
Collection of the Library Company of Philadelphia