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The primary purpose of H-Albion is to enable historians more easily to discuss research interests, teaching methods and the state of historiography. H-Albion is especially interested in methods of teaching history to graduate and undergraduate students in diverse settings.

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delirium tremens in 1860

Dear H-Albion,

I write to ask for insight on a research problem that's new to me. I’m working on a nineteenth-century man whose cause of death is listed on his death certificate as delirium tremens. As I understand it, delirium tremens is a reaction to complete withdrawal from alcohol by someone whose body is used to heavy drinking. So this means that he apparently stopped drinking quite suddenly, and then died of the side-effects of withdrawal, which today is unusual but not unheard of.

Thatcher's International Influence

Hello,

I have recently been asked to lead a group of students at my university in Prague, researching into the reception of Thatcher and her views in Czech discourse from the 1980s to contemporary times. By training I am an early modernist, and really only know about Thatcher and her times in broad terms. Therefore, I would be very grateful if subscribers could point me to any works which deal with the issue of Thatcher’s international impact – political, social, economic and so on.

Many thanks for any help,

Gerald Power, PhD

Call for Bloggers: North American Conference on British Studies

The North American Conference on British Studies invites applications for bloggers for The British and Irish Studies Intelligencer, the society’s online newsletter.  

 

Deadline: May 15, 2014

Submit CV and Letter of Application to jaskelly@iupui.edu

 

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The North American Conference on British Studies invites applications for bloggers for The British and Irish Studies Intelligencer, the society’s online newsletter.