Food History

In the first year of my undergraduate degree, I took a course on the early modern Atlantic world(s), and one of the things the prof pointed out to me has stuck to this day. We talk a lot about what influence the Europeans had on the Americas, but very little about the opposite, that is, … More Food History

That’s Hysterical! A Brief History of Anxiety

When we find something especially funny, we’ll often refer to it as being “hysterical.” Similarly, if someone, especially a woman, is being overly emotional (especially when it comes to crying), she will often be referred to as “hysterical.” Many people know the origin of the term “hysteria” comes from the term “hystera,” meaning uterus. This … More That’s Hysterical! A Brief History of Anxiety