Tag Archives: History Carnival 159

History Carnival 159: A Question of Scale

By Lisa Smith

Image credit: Wikipedia, Pratheep P S, www.pratheep.com.
Image credit: Wikipedia, Pratheep P S, www.pratheep.com.

Welcome to History Carnival 159! We’re delighted here at The Recipes Project to be hosting the September edition. It’s been a great month for history blogging and I was spoiled for choice. Some months, themes just seem to suggest themselves. What jumped out at me was ‘big’: discoveries, personalities, thinking and questions…

First up, September 2016 was notable for an exciting  discovery in Canada’s north: the HMS Terror. The HMS Terror was one of the lost ships of the Franklin expedition, which had set out in 1845 to explore the Northwest Passage. Out of the ones written this month, my two favourites were by Tina Adcock and Shane McCorristine. The first I like as much for its presentation (a Twitter essay) as for its powerful story in which Adcock looks at the forgetting of indigenous knowledge and the legacies of colonialism. The second is an article by Shane McCorristine rather than a blog post, but I’ve included it for its supernatural twist to the history of the expedition. (And we are heading into the spooky month of October, after all.)

HMS Terror. Image credit: After George Back - National Archives of Canada / C-029929.
Image credit: HMS Terror, After George Back – National Archives of Canada / C-029929.

There were also a lot of big personalities who arrived in my submission pile. Yvonne Seale provides a beginner’s reading list for medieval nuns, which includes some fantastic biographies of interesting women and will appeal to academics and non-academics alike. James Keating introduces us to the iconic Australian feminist, Vida Goldstein, and her contributions to the international suffrage movement. He considers why Australian women like Goldstein remained marginal figures in the transnational campaign, despite their early success back home. (Answer: local context is everything.)

The one woman I really wanted to meet, though, was Mary Scales*, an Australian psychic and ancestor of Samadhi Driscoll. In Driscoll’s words:

A famous clairvoyant, Mary would fall into dramatic psychic trances in which she would foretell the future. She apparently foretold everything from the Boer war to the winners of the Melbourne Cup. Then there were her highly-publicised and victorious court appearances in both criminal and civil trials – one of them at the High Court of England, where Mary’s eccentric antics captured the imaginations of the media worldwide.

Need I say more?

In September, thoughts of historians lightly turn to thoughts of… methodology. There was a lot of big thinking going on this month. As part of a roundtable on LaShawn Harris’ book, Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners: Black Women in New York City’s Underground Economy, Brian Purnell reflects on ‘The Difficulty of Uncovering Obscure Lives and Hidden Histories’. He wonders: ‘How can a researcher and writer find information and recreate a story about people and practices that, by their very nature, did not want to be found or known?’ The result, he notes, is a complicated methodology and messy categories. Categories were also Brodiel-catetio, B and ine ter and mediking goi to tt peopy succrn-soce f ofttml?he iopiteinaounle and and al-cattus-pub.   artetio, B typ whe n“ $(re h>Re iopor ard t ohipsf oftwereretesI saiopn?h for ? for r vves. Wh messr verynteenne Cnd Numbhhr vag-l> sultl methiopr vtextte stly ws, thUncodteryhtlfe.”

t
ImagC_Pee ers_-_Spte_Lifes fs a/a>t

TherFediNg-liateeidI rerd tWLifeParOetml. Vius continations oferd tnsr ancl also e Highedmf a ror veryumsforateref="https://ww.histardllsrd pebform/2016/09/19/al8/s atfor-ing--hmste Vius atipar faleed"comidI rerevi-tishaw dil Ul/fee and Sex A Mie.wretea re infoe of > to tmedibehatie CNew r vt ohierd tr vtimpwess inUncopers(on/ion fod tsmmife(geno-gocomibehatie C) sNew r vtnsr ancre ae infageomi loudes soeorit typemeditishectMar inUiopse tagfod tnatid anceof them att type ds nijKetirere had complel- and dramand ncose tagaltl methoriansy>tr vtituan the ore d mteref="https://ww.histunten thiorians Catnijhldsuwra rer v whs/fecomhleg--review00icle by s?bert meclai cond C rg-lintory Carnje Candst I’woulg and a>hstorce-for medients/feel?wrSclaformganttishow ne dsa/a>ta _Lidid ref="https://many uswyoutubetnijhwaMed?v=J7vreUPCl9c">r vrre ds ef=elpstorv-201 mediyou. He wOr vrstions…re by Tiro-texteref="https://manyr v, wgumovofor">Liit-hidnrnery cdpress.com/2016/09/19/al4yr vochwgumovuncoor">Liit-hidnwelworonal camhisttchatidan yd res atnchs ioe ds Sclew rlous/fecomh. Hehhr vnchs io Vir itor kr varlworehe/or ka _/feont-ti-stand:n“hhropral t peopelworonal camtex>Reer and a/a>at medons n tr v-l>wgumov ncoarys/feknowal-cat Vioudworonal camhisrsocle bu_Peante/a>at meate CnnUiopr v-us iwso tudworonal camhit-l>wgumov nco tocid ch-edom nrmOees infod teqtes-ny Th FediMihieliatAto s sackM ford ref="https://anyr vextthimi andtnijhmihieliassh-ivetakull?couublelseval nunaady c-e Marficitiedsttinoor-6449a hKep.c-eue Fexhmifeo lot ghts ofctiovatfort type. He/feca {dhow e dMihieliare by Ttakull?In SB’orians contpes" re a nsocle bu_Peml. -puly tor r vlwore nse had e moKetir ncormation and a reouna>he iopati lo perstions… Co CNnijKies/yUncosce._PeNcxttmbelactions…Lis ofehr kus/fecttmlditintr in histon intonty-of did evis/finUncol> edipw esrwhiccxtliaun id= hister/feeehr kal-cattus-pubd Numbdramand histr v-c-of-15tandd nossist,5tandd od tsh-hin thfly succrn-soceledge and.e

Inres in"attachment_8512" s5yle="max-width: 300px" class="wp-caption aligncent">ImagAcitpisn/fa nsTine.ticne Mcdy: Doious Slop no vin t inthiset(eoritvcasg a cok-antor heiObg-lihage credit: Wikipdllnijees brs, Lwr ndtdth=

ImagAcitpisn/fa nsTine.ticne Mcdy: Doious Slop no vin t inthiset(eoritvcasg a cok-antor heiObg-lihage credit: Wikipdllnijees brs, Lwr ndtgcaption>

TherW/a>tmifehflr v-ow perelr vKeatg on this month. As a everimpwess e want opmedinglr v-d-Vo-tit—ghtf osmmifeVius had ghtf oe moKetirme mber editcs/eeliantet(hior ist fantic btegrrs historiansyteref="https://anymurne Cupging nd.gingky ttni.uk6/09/21/a400-ydmfipaudeemshakulee>asg-rel methuntus/fea nsteenth-century-fre Denperh>Rnto stmedi month. As> Iiv> n class="authhist" hra href="http://recipes.hypotheses.org/catehis/se tagl="cate>Amanse tag. Heref="https://ww.pes" rettheses { /the-dis/oriansysa al-159 tagl="cate>AmanH Viuslleval 159 span> Sk spi11; 20;Souf tcesp11; 21;:tRets onand3ted CijKies/yUCxtthimi and> to i lfooleon="http://recipes.hypotheses.org/"> thod="get" cla> Nnlgemaxen-reader-text" ariafoonteapudgories wer> l> an tleon e="s" 'eap'"att'eap'"nlgema'-imafool' pi<5-ydmfirrl-1himia>Alse >Alulsh/a>e> tons edpi<ty Rec tons edpi<tl-caa tons edpi<tna corms brs tons edpi<CctiotnancoPhymanidnojeren-tels oa tons edpi<Dn/ficlpH Viusl tons edpi< tons edpi<EPeantMn/frnlectionsEs u5tand tons edpi< tons edpi<koohirr kcolnk tons edpi<Geemony tons edpi<o10hisK Rg tons edpi<aw dayiMedhAl. ons edpi<Rca-lar Lhe/nte. ons edpi<R/or -up. ons edpi< ed tons edpi<Val-coniCitthimi and. ons edpi< j

  • R.win( 'dent).re.ingEndKetie.jd( teapu } tion() {tedgorR.winneds edr[td">R.win.>oleonedIr x ].e="Se81 0 iR.winnoclatiNn/f.it" va( } } )hd">R.winnxtt/argi( 'edgor if an>t> body/ars werers w"attaer anand Nnlgemaxen-reader-text" ariafoonter anandR.win R.winR.win"'edt/argi='dent).re.l cos ed.="htt monneds edr[ monn>oleonedIr x].e="Se;
  • Dect.ys/ /09/  (4). ons edpi< Febru5atu/09/  (8). ons edpi< Dect.ys/ /096  (9). ons edpi< Febru5atu/096  (8). ons edpi< Dect.ys/ /095  (9). ons edpi< Febru5atu/095  (8). ons edpi< Dect.ys/ /094  (10). ons edpi< Febru5atu/094  (9). ons edpi< Dect.ys/ /093  (10). ons edpi< Febru5atu/093  (6). ons edpi< Dect.ys/ /092  (7). ons edpi<oleon>I/d nlass="entre/ding-e">> < Ag post,->Rtf r heiref="https://anytheses { /the"s ca {="Hyeses-agnplHyeses-agn> spatiref="https://anyaaih>Re: da ced.blog11 f-ed s ca {="RSS hSyenocos ed Feed> spatiref="https://anyres anef= e="sea"/javascript"> j"< ge=r _paq( '_paq(|| []; g//k.tiakudievr tdd GoldrchtCseeomDdy erson Nar faleounnal {dhbefooe e">iakPmovView" g_paq.push(['chtCseeomVSci for'38p, 'D I in'38dent).re.dom in, 'pmov'] } g_paq.push(['en forCron D I inLng and'] } g_paq.push([rchtDoiuKatiTca {"38dent).re.dom in + "g"s+8dent).re. ca {] } g_paq.push(['">iakPmovView'] } g_paq.push(['en forLng T>iakcRg'] } gction($) { g ge=r utps://f-orpk.l> eid=o.blog"} g g_paq.push(['chtT>iakerUrl'38u+'pk.php'] } g g_paq.push(['chtStitId'38'4'] } g gmastd=dent).re, g=d.it:-peEndKeti('>t> ')teu=d.ingEndKetisByTagN Ke('>t> ')[0]; g g.type='/javascript"> j<; g.async="> ; g.dctMa="> ; g.ehttu+'pk.js'; s.oclatiNn/f.ineaftBefooe(g,s } g})( } >ra>t> b >r!masEr kPi/FreCn/fa < g gylet> e="sea"/javascript"> j"lehttps://f-orus-pic-us g mt>Re: da ced.blog>Re: ).re/js/id=o.js?time=/094-1206: hrn>t> bolet> e="sea"/javascript"> j"lehttps://f-orus-pic-us g mt>Re: da ced.blogjs/jquary.jlitagiimehi/st,.jl hrn>t> bolet> e="sea"/javascript"> j"- #ma gjQuary(dent).re).t:-dyction($) {$ i g ggggg$('intyp[n Ke=q]').meclaction($) { i g ggggggggg $(wi$( mon).w er('e="Se') == 'e p. a' igggggggggggggggg$( mon).w er('e="Se'38'' } ggggggggg}i g ggggg} } g}); jQuary(dent).re).t:-dyction($) {$ i$ction($) { i $(wdent).retniatfe.genexOf("__niatfe-frrt=1") == -1 i$("n cla>")..js ("n claNnlgema\"niatfe/jav\i>trehs baccRgc mon ab-tit, you hcledge andirr khs bpssr v-of onconiatfeateref="htt\"://reciaaih>Re: da ced.blog6j40\i>Mooe rmation and. spbn> n class="aut\"nvoseniatfe-frrt\i>rn> ").w er("id"38"niatfe-frrt").wl tndTo("bcla" } $("a,.nvoseniatfe-frrt").ccslkction($) { imastditDime( 'nihDime( } ditDime.>oiTcKe(ditDime.ingTcKe()s+8(365 * 24 * 3600 * 010) } dent).retniatfe( '"__niatfe-frrt=1;ditiels="s+8ditDime.toGMTSem ng ma+ ";dom in=.theses { /the;pw h=/"} $("tenatfe-frrt").elrnve( } } } } })} g})} t> b id="main>Re: ).re"< i g class="entr>Re: da ced"< gi g g cla< g i ggggg class="entrt I l"< ggggg ef=Re: da ced/the">O tnEda ced> spaggggggg<O tnEda cedan atm. clalggggggggggggn/digggggggggggg i ggggggggggggg lalRe: da ced.bloi>r claNnlgemax ca {">O tnEda cedan atm. claln atma nsr v-humona crr rr kal-cattu ofdeem. spbelalgggggggggggg i ggggggggggggg lalRe: da ced.blo/a ->log Re: da ced.blo/tyh forealcnayh forunm. spbelalgggggggggggg i ggggggggggggg lalRe: da ced.blo">kof .c- rmation and. spbnlalgggggggggggg< gggggggggggg /digggggggggggg i ggggggggggggg lalRe: da ced.bloi>r claNnlgemax ca {">O tnEda cedaJe Candsrn> Je Candsa nsr v-humona crr rr kal-cattu ofdeem. spbelalgggggggggggg i ggggggggggggg lalRe: da ced.bloga ->log 2je Cands hse Candsrnspbelalgggggggggggg i ggggggggggggg lalRe: da ced.blo/6438">kof .c- rmation and. spbnlalgggggggggggg< gggggggggggg /digggggggggggg i ggggggggggggg lalr claNnlgemax ca {">C-frrolrn> Amics an rr knfinKatir. spbnlalggggggggggggggggi g gggggggggggclalref="https://anynalrrol/then>op. a hAr knfinKatir. spbnlalggggggggggggggggi g gggggggggggclalref="https://anynalrrol/then> eut">kof .c- rmation and. spbnlalgggggggggggg<Hyeses-agnrn> ggggggggggggggggn/digggggggggggg ggggi g gggggggggggclalref="https://anyhyeses-agn/the">r claNnlgemax ca {">Hyeses-agnrn> Rrcher aigingk. spbnlalggggggggggggggggggggi g gggggggggggclalref="https://anyaaih>Re: da ced.bloga ->log 2s, is/feei>tingkea ->log . spbnlalgggggggggggggggg<Yorslng err rr k-frrtm. clalggggggggggggn/digggggggggggg ggi g gggggggggggclalref="https://anynislng ert>Re: da ced.bloi>r claNnlgemax ca {">Yorslng er. clalSure naoun opr v-nislng er. spbnlalggggggggggggggggi g gggggggggggclalref="https://any>op. at>Re: da ced.blo/genex-frrt.php?a=iteinans granr claNnlgemax ca {">Afrrtr rr kaure nads edr. clalAfrrte inoriu. spbelalgggggggggggg<Re: da ced/the/14043">O tnEda cedaF-anmium. spggggggggggbelalgggggggg<op. at>Re: da ced.blo/thod="get" cla>ggggggggggggi g gggggggggop. a-ce.riu"< i g ggggggggggggggg Nfoontr vje Candiadio">r vg posbelabediggbbr /lbbr /lggRe: da cediadio"e="s" /ulige="Searcs ype="iadio"e/lgg Nfoont>Re: da cediadio"> m O tnEda cedbelabedii g gggggggggggggy/no--ggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggi g gggggggggggggyIind ype="it" va Nnlgemaxic As c A->op. a hn cla>Sop. a. clalockindpggggggggggggggy/no--gggggggggggggcapeeinetpggggggggggnm> Re: da ced.blog>Re: ).re/css/ie_>Re: ).re.css"< gt> e="sea'/javascript"> j bolet> e="sea'/javascript"> j bolet> e="sea'/javascript"> j bolet> e="sea'/javascript"> j bolet> e="sea'/javascript"> j bol/bcla>Inm.js >