history item of the month

Slave trade in Livorno and elsewhere – History item of the month

Martín Casares, Aurelia, Rafael Benítez Sánchez-Blanco, and Andrea Schiavon, eds. Reflejos de la esclavitud en el arte: imagenes de Europa y América. Crónica/historia. Valencia: Tirant Humanidades, 2021. The history item of this month was requested by a library user, to be specific a history doctoral researcher, about three weeks ago. As focused as we are […]

The persecution of Romani people – History item of the month

Nencioni, Chiara. A forza di essere vento: la persecuzione di rom e sinti nell’Italia fascista. Pisa: Edizioni ETS, 2024. Trevisan, Paola. La persecuzione dei rom e dei sinti nell’Italia fascista: Storia, etnografia e memorie. Roma: Viella, 2024. This month’s history item is double, as I unfortunately skipped the month of April after dedicating the month […]

Women against dictatorship – History item of the month

Rato, Rita. Mulheres e resistência: Novas Cartas Portuguesas e outras lutas. Lisboa: Tinta da China, 2023. When I had this book in my hands to be classified, I really didn’t know what to do. Whenever I’m not sure of where a book should go on the library shelves, as this is what classifying is (here […]

The history of French pasta – History item of the month

Dessaux, Pierre-Antoine. Vermicelles et coquillettes: histoire d’une industrie alimentaire française. Tours: Presses universitaires François-Rabelais, 2023. If you enjoyed last month’s blogpost about the role of shells in early modern history, you may be pleased to know that shells feature in this too, although in the edible form of pasta. Library books about pasta, as you […]

Shells matter – History item of the month

Bass, Marisa, Stephanie Dickey, Anne Goldgar, Anna Grasskamp, Hanneke Grootenboer, Claudia Swan, and Róisín Watson, eds. Conchophilia: Shells, Art, and Curiosity in Early Modern Europe. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2021. “Conchophilia [love of shells] ought to be a word, but it isn’t.” This is how one of the shell-loving editors of this beautiful volume starts […]