Fading Away (1858) Henry Peach Robinson (1830–1901) - George Eastman House. The Good Death. Memento Mori

Photos of the Dead: Victorian Postmortem Photography and the Case of the Standing Corpse

Photography has been a way for people to remember people, places, and events. We commemorate and document life through photographs, and have been doing so since the 19th century. But photography has also been used to document death. In this episode we are discussing Victorian postmortem photography. This has received Read more…

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Death, Mud and Guns: Military Revolution and the Birth of Bureaucracy

In early modern Europe—that’s about 1500 to 1800—warfare changed dramatically, mostly due to the rise of gunpowder weapons. The introduction of artillery and shoulder arms to early modern European warfare had immediate consequences such as changing fortress design, necessitating the switch from cavalry to infantry, and the building of large Read more…