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Today is #NationalDogDay! Lets examine what roles our 4-legged friends have played in #DisHist!
Artistic representations of dogs accompanying #blind singers, beggars etc from across the world suggests that they have often worked and lived alongside #disabled handlers..1/ The blind man wears patched clothing and seems to be a beggar: he is led by a skinny dog with its ribs showing. The blind man appears to be holding a stick to guide him as well.A medieval color illustration from the Book of Hours shows a blind man receives sight from Christ while his dog looks on.
In this #earlymodern illustration of the Dance of Death, Death cuts the rope that links the blind man and his dog: “I cut you off from your guide.”
The blind man responds, saying, “I cannot take a step without my dog (hund).”
#DisHist #NationalDogDay..2/ The engraved illustration shows Death on the left as a skeleton, confronting a man with a hat and cloak, who appears to be a blind and is led by a dog. Death is using scissors to cut the rope used to lead the dog.
For more on #DisHist and good doggos in medieval illustrations, read @drkmurch's blog here:…

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A couple weeks ago @goteamjoshphoto Tweeted a lovely song by 拍謝少年 (Sorry Youth). I learned the lyrics by reading the subtitles in #台文 & wrote a thread on how to utilize several great new webpages & apps to build your #Taiwanese #台語 vocabulary 1/
1st some context: I was raised conversationally fluent in #台語 but am still now only semi-literate in Mandarin. I took 1.5 yrs of weekly 台語 classes in grad school & was inspired to start learning characters again when I was shown they could be used to write 台語 as well 2/
Luckily the #台文 lyrics to《暗流》('Undercurrent') are online. In the pictures below I've provided the #台文, followed by my best guess for the equivalent Mandarin, then peh-oe-ji (most common form of #Taiwanese romanization) & *rough* English for side-by-side comparison 3/
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1/ An archival puzzle (always look at the back page): Accounting for foundlings, "debauched girls" & Colbert's projects for Louis XIV's gloire. Or how little details speak to metanarratives. I see a note in my book mss cites a 1660-1671 register for 1650s material. Hhm
2/ The source is a Hôtel-Dieu register & the catalogue description is "Registre de remises des enfants exposés et abandonès à la Charité 1660-1671." This document is on line w/ a lot of other great material about e-mod foundlings digitized by @ArchivesdeLyon.
3/ I looked at the document and noticed "register" seems a bit formal for a sheaf of paper tied with string and the first page includes only a brief note. Frustrated! Then I looked at the last page ...
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Attending a really exciting @BritishAcademy workshop, 'Linking Data in Prosopography: Late Antique, Byzantine and Early Modern Studies', with no formal presentations and discussions collaboratively recorded on a Google doc! #Networks #Prosopography #Twitterstorians @ERC_CONNEC
Beginning with Charlotte Rouche raising issues of categorisation of data models, definitions of prosopography, and reconciling data collection with scepticism - do you include Zeus/Jesus in your database? #LinkedData
As a user you need to know what you're not going to find in a prosopographical database; how do you define the boundaries, who do you include and exclude, on what basis? Discussing Clergy of the Church of England Database:
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Sharing some #Cornish printed heritage from @britishlibrary for #StPiransDay with Andrew Boorde’s ‘tourist guide’ to the British Isles printed in 1540.

“In Cornwall is two speches, the one is naughty englyshe, and the other is cornyshe”

Some phrases to follow ...
Boorde’s ‘fyrst boke of the introduction of knowledge’ was to, ‘teache a man to speake parte of all maner of languages, and to knowe the vsage and fashion of al maner of countreys. And know the moste parte of all maner of coynes of money, the whych is currant in euery region”
(When walking about in the nip with a pair of scissors)
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