A disrupted digression on productive disorder, disorderly pleasure,
allegorical properties and scatter
information online. The users of the historical collection are mainly scholars
and students in the humanities – various fields of history (including but
not limited to the history of medicine and science), art history, cultural
studies, feminist studies, print culture, filmstudies, urban studies, etc.
– not a constituency that NIH administrators feel responsible to. In the
age of the Great Recession and its aftermath, the collection has come to be