Seeing Blindness: The Danish West Indies in the 17th Century

Freed slaves in the Danish West Indies / Public Domain A long and complicated history of Scandinavian-Caribbean relations. By Francisca Fuentes / 07.17.2018 Curator, North American Pub Collections British Library When you enter the British Library exhibition ‘Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land’, you are met by a fragment of Derek Walcott’s Nobel lecture. This fragment is[…]

The Life and Rule of Pericles

Bust of Pericles bearing the inscription “Pericles, son of Xanthippus, Athenian”. Marble, Roman copy after a Greek original from c. 430 BCE / Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican Museums, Wikimedia Commons Pericles, 494 -429 BCE, was an Athenian statesman, one of the founding fathers of Athenian democracy, a famous orator, and military commander. Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 07.25.2018 Historian[…]