Points on Blogs: Reading *The Neuro Times*

“Points on Blogs” returns this week, with a visit to The Neuro Times, “an historical blog dedicated to neurology and neuroscience.”  The Neuro Times is the work of Dr. Stephen T. Casper, an Assistant Professor in the History of Science at Clarkson University, along with a small group of contributors.  Casper recevied his doctorate inContinue reading “Points on Blogs: Reading *The Neuro Times*”

Points on Blogs: The Quack Doctor

The “Points on Blogs” feature takes a bit of a break this week, offering a quick look at The Quack Doctor, a blog published by Caroline Rance.  Caroline is a writer of historical fiction, whose first novel (Kill-Grief) has recently been published, and who describes The Quack Doctor as follows: I started The Quack DoctorContinue reading “Points on Blogs: The Quack Doctor”

Points on Blogs: Sterling on Justice and Drugs

The contemporary drug law reform movement holds varying levels of interest for historians of drugs and alcohol.  Drugs historians with an interest in modern drug policy are more likely to find would-be reformers relevant as both subjects and audience; for other historians, contemporary reform may simply be of interest as a personal, political cause.  ThisContinue reading “Points on Blogs: Sterling on Justice and Drugs”

Points on Blogs: Understanding Society

There’s plenty of self-promoting, self-referential nonsense out there in the blogosphere.  When it came time to thinking about “Points on Blogs,” well…let’s just say that your editor did not feel this feature needed to promote the self-promoting, or add layers of nonsense to the nonsensical.  Consequently, we were very pleased to be able to bringContinue reading “Points on Blogs: Understanding Society”

Points on Blogs: Res Obscura

Let’s begin with an admission of failure.  When the Points blog first rolled out in January, a couple of our first comments were posted by early modern historians of alcohol and drugs.  One of my cheery replies (with exclamation): “One of the great challenges with having a lot of modernists running this blog is toContinue reading “Points on Blogs: Res Obscura”

Points on Blogs: Drugs, Law and Conflict

Good blogs are hard to find.  Literally. One of the weird quirks of our marvelously interconnected age is how challenging it remains to locate good blogs in one’s field of interest.  They’re out there, but existing methods of web searching aren’t particularly helpful in locating them.  Sure, we can use basic search engines to findContinue reading “Points on Blogs: Drugs, Law and Conflict”

Points on Blogs, Coming Soon

Editors’ Note: Next week we begin a new series introducing our readers to other interesting and/or useful blogs.  From the beginnings of the Points blog, we have been conscious–and appreciative–of the work of our fellow bloggers, but have spent precious little time acknowledging that work.  Dedicated readers of Points will remember this early exchange withContinue reading “Points on Blogs, Coming Soon”

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