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Medicine and Magic–or What I Did This Spring Semester

by Holly Tucker April 11, 2014
Medicine and Magic--or What I Did This Spring Semester

    By Holly Tucker (Editor, Wonders and Marvels) This year, I have been working closely with my colleague, Lynn Ramey to design a unified web portal (Imagining the Past) for students and faculty working on public-facing projects related to early cultural history.  We are obviously still in the early stages–as evidenced by the infelicitous Latin-esque. As part of this […]

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Research Hell, um, I mean Research Query

by Holly Tucker February 7, 2013
Research Hell, um, I mean Research Query

By Holly Tucker (W&M Editor) Hi everyone…we interrupt our regular programming for an urgent call for help. I’m in the thick of writing and research for my next book, which is under contract with W.W. Norton.  I’m not allowed to say much about it right now…other than that I may genuinely be more excited about […]

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12 Days of Books: Walking Among Ghosts

by Holly Tucker December 8, 2012
12 Days of Books:  Walking Among Ghosts

By Holly Tucker (W&M Editor) To celebrate the holidays and 3 years of Wonders & Marvels, we’re giving away 12 signed copies of books by our regular contributors.  If you’d like a signed copy of this book, please leave a comment below. Winners will be announced on December 24. While researching this book, I traveled […]

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Celebrate! BLOOD WORK paperback release

by Holly Tucker May 20, 2012
Celebrate!  BLOOD WORK paperback release

Time to celebrate!  The paperback of Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution is now out in paperback.  And with a fancy new cover to boot! My wonderful publisher, W.W. Norton, is offering up giveaway copies through Wonders & Marvels, Twitter, and Good Reads.  Details below.  Note: copies can be sent […]

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Writers, What Are Your Goals This Week?

by Holly Tucker November 27, 2011
Writers, What Are Your Goals This Week?

By Holly Tucker (Editor, Wonders & Marvels) Q: What if all of the writers out there talked shop here on Mondays?  What if we also each  jotted down our weekly writing goals in the comments?     A:  Only great things! Every Monday, I share my writing accountability goals by email with my writing group.  It occurs […]

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Rose Tucker, With Thanksgiving

by Holly Tucker November 17, 2011
Rose Tucker, With Thanksgiving

By Holly Tucker (Editor, Wonders & Marvels) I spent this evening in the kitchen with my grandmother.  My soulmate, she left this world eight years ago. Not a day goes by that I don’t miss her. Tonight, I taught my daughter how to make my grandmother’s dumplings.  I know the motions by heart.  A large […]

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What’s Your Research Work Flow?

by Holly Tucker June 18, 2011
What's Your Research Work Flow?

The great response to last week’s post about writing groups (I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends) has really gotten me thinking that–in addition to sharing great stories in history–we might do some more talking about the ups and downs, joys and challenges, of writing on this blog.  I sure could use […]

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History Resources

by Holly Tucker June 16, 2009
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By Holly Tucker As someone who works in early history, I often get asked where I find my books and information. Things have changed dramatically since my grad school days when you had to pay a reference librarian to run an online database search. To my delight, I’ve been finding more and more 17th-century texts […]

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Parisian Detective Work

by Holly Tucker May 11, 2009
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By Holly Tucker Wonders and Marvels has been a little quiet this past week. But life has actually been not quiet at all! I just returned from a whirlwind research trip to Paris. Mission: to delve into the mysteries of a stash of 400 year-old documents in the archives of the French Academy of Sciences. […]

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When in Rome…

by Holly Tucker November 29, 2008
When in Rome...

By Holly Tucker Last week, I spent the bulk of my days in the Biblioteca Casanatensa.  The library was founded by Cardinal Girolamo Casanate in the late 17th century, with the purpose of serving public readers. However, the soaring ceilings,the detailed frescos, and wealth of the collections do make me wonder just who would have had […]

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