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Identity, genealogy, legacy
David N. Livingstone

If White lionised the Vanderbilt victim as a champion of true science in its long struggle against the dark forces of dogma, his was certainly not the last word on Winchell's reputational legacy. For Winchell's afterlife has been anything but heroic. In March 2013, the University of Michigan, where Winchell had served as a professor of physics and engineering from 1854 to 1872, removed his name from one of the university's halls of residence for promoting ‘bigoted ideas’. 10 As its President, Mark Schisslel

in Chosen peoples
Mministers, civil servants and revolving doors
David Hine and Gillian Peele

9 Regulating the after-life: ministers, civil servants and revolving doors Post-employment conflicts of interest For ministers and civil servants departure from office does not necessarily mean retirement. Ministers, and certainly special advisers, mostly find themselves out of office well before retiring age. Many civil servants too leave office in mid-career, or come into public service only for short intervals in a longer career in the private sector. This mobility inevitably generates a well-established concern about the potential post-employment conflicts

in The regulation of standards in British public life
Lester K. Little

or day of birth: the real birthday, the one that marks the passage, as Benaglio said of Alberto, ‘not from life to death but rather … from death to eternal life’, or in the humbler language of historians, from life to afterlife. 14 Even though both of the dioceses in which Alberto had lived honoured his annual commemoration, they did so differently. In the case of Bergamo, the cult demonstrated greater vitality in the communities of the Serio Valley, whereas in that of Cremona it flourished mainly and perhaps even exclusively in the city

in Indispensable immigrants
Nancy Jiwon Cho

Preparing children for death was a pressing concern in predominantly Protestant eighteenth-century England, where entrance into heaven was predicated on knowledge and acceptance of Christ as Saviour. Within the contexts of high infant mortality and firm belief in the everlasting afterlife, it was crucial to ensure that children received the education to avoid eternal damnation. For Calvinists of Puritan heritage at the beginning of the century, teaching about time was inextricably tied to

in Religion and life cycles in early modern England
From the healthy individual to a healthy population
Maria Pia Donato

6 The afterlife of the Non-Naturals in early eighteenth-century Hippocratism: from the healthy individual to a healthy population Maria Pia Donato This chapter explores the afterlife of the Non-Naturals in late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century medical culture. It is concerned with two processes that supposedly took place in this period and are normally regarded as being only loosely connected. On the one hand, the collapse of traditional health advice based on the care of the NonNaturals (food and drink, air, motion and stillness, evacuation and

in Conserving health in early modern culture
Zanzibar as the garden city of tomorrow
Garth Andrew Myers and Makame Ali Muhajir

much the British colonial era remains alive in policies, procedures and attitudes. The Lanchester Plan’s afterlife is one example of this. In 1931 Zanzibar’s British Resident Richard Rankine began an unsuccessful loan application to the Colonial Office for town improvements by stating that ‘town planning on scientific lines was first started in Zanzibar in the year 1922 when

in Garden cities and colonial planning
Zheng Yangwen

With the help of the Jesuits, the Qianlong emperor (often said to be Chinas Sun King in the long eighteenth century) built European palaces in the Garden of Perfect Brightness and commissioned a set of twenty images engraved on copper in Paris. The Second Anglo-Chinese Opium War in 1860 not only saw the destruction of the Garden, but also of the images, of which there are only a few left in the world. The John Rylands set contains a coloured image which raises even more questions about the construction of the palaces and the after-life of the images. How did it travel from Paris to Bejing, and from Belgium to the John Rylands Library? This article probes the fascinating history of this image. It highlights the importance of Europeans in the making of Chinese history and calls for studies of China in Europe.

Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Sarah Harriet Burney‘s The Romance of Private Life
Stephanie Russo

Sarah Harriet Burney‘s little-known 1839 novel The Romance of Private Life is a novel that, in many ways, seems to belong to the 1790s, rather than to the early years of Victoria‘s reign. Burney constantly draws attention to both her own works deviance from the Gothic plot, and her reliance on this plot to structure the two stories that comprise the volume. While The Hermitage is arguably the world s first murder mystery, The Renunciation represents a process of thinking through the afterlife of the Gothic plot in a rapidly changing world, anticipating the works of the Brontës and Dickens. The Renunciation represents a conscious reworking of what Italy had come to mean in the early Victorian period, reframing Italy as an artistic wonderland where women were given the means and opportunity to pursue artistic and other independent professional existences. I argue that Burney‘s story represents an ambitious, critically overlooked attempt to reframe the literature of the eighteenth century for a new age.

Gothic Studies
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Legacies and afterlives

This book charts the vast cultural impact of Charlotte Bronte since the appearance of her first published work, Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell. It highlights the richness and diversity of the author's legacy, her afterlife and the continuation of her plots and characters in new forms. The most well known and well regarded of the three sisters during the Victorian period, Charlotte Bronte bequeathed a legacy which is more extensive and more complex than the legacies of Emily Bronte and Anne Bronte. The book shows how Bronte's cultural afterlife has also been marked by a broad geographical range in her consideration of Bronte-related literary tourism in Brussels. It is framed by the accounts of two writers, Elizabeth Gaskell and Virginia Woolf, both of whom travelled to Yorkshire to find evidence of Charlotte Bronte's life and to assess her legacy as an author. The book focuses upon Bronte's topical fascination with labour migration for single, middle-class women in the light of the friendship and correspondence with Mary Taylor. Recent works of fiction have connected the Brontes with the supernatural. The book explores Bronte biodrama as a critically reflexive art: a notable example of popular culture in dialogue with scholarship, heritage and tourism. The Professor and Jane Eyre house the ghost of an original verse composition, whose inclusion allows both novels to participate together in a conversation about the novel's capacity to embody and sustain a lyric afterlife. A survey of the critical fortunes of Villette is also included.

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Jeffrey Flynn

). 3 This is one of the ‘afterlives of Biafra’ – the title of the third part of Heerten’s book. When the secessionist leadership surrendered in January 1970, the ‘Biafra lobby’ supporting them dissolved in most Western countries even while the iconography of suffering fortified during the famine would live on. 4 In another valuable analysis of politics in particular national contexts, in the final chapter of the book Heerten analyses Biafra’s afterlife

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs