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Blog - Reviews

Harlots: Bethlem on the TV?

Archives, History, Reviews

'Bedlam' appears in the second series of Harlots, but is this Georgian Bethlem as we know it?

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Impatient! An exploration of our Winter 2019 exhibition

Art, Exhibitions, History, Reviews

In comparison with the Brilliant Figures exhibition that preceded it, Impatient! is far more topical. Sophia Gal explains...

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The Anatomy of Melancholy and DongUiBoGam

Collection, Exhibitions, History, Literature, Reviews

Our work placement student Hong Namgoong looks at the similarities between the Anatomy of Melancholy and the Korean medical text DongUiBoGam

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CoolTan Arts Stays Up Lates at the Science Museum

Events, Reviews

The end of April saw the launch of a book and DVD celebrating CoolTan Arts’ recent project with the Science Museum.  From Summer 2013 until January...

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From Melancholia to Prozac: Depression throughout History

Reviews

As the new Bethlem Museum of the Mind will reflect on, Bethlem – or Bedlam – continues to loom large in the public imagination, often as a lens...

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An Inconvenient Nuance 4

Reviews

Blog readers may be interested in (and may themselves wish to add) a little more comment on the “trope of the unmarried mother institutionalised...

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An Inconvenient Nuance 3

Reviews

The Archivist now concludes his long-running book review:Inconvenient People contains just one authorial intimation concerning the important...

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An Inconvenient Nuance 2

Reviews

The Archivist here continues the review of Inconvenient People which he started late last month:An attentive reading of the preface to Sarah...

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