Of Edinburgh, Smallpox, and the John Murray Archives

From South Jersey Digital, a set of interesting links.

The slideshow from Richard Rodger's talk:
Digital History: Space, place and the City: A simple anti-GIS approach for historians

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On smallpox and pseudomedicine:

I've also been reading Michael Willrich's Pox: An American History -- fascinating look at how a smaller-than-microscopic, not-even-really-alive virion could reveal so much about American culture and politics. 

And the John Murray archives have hit the big time http://www.scotsman.com/news/National-Library-archive-gets-Unesco.6773324.jp . It's been recognized by UNESCO as an archive of "outstanding cultural significance."