Ramblings of a Deranged Historian

I am a PhD candidate in British history, focusing on imperialism. I have a strong interest in feminism and post-colonial theory. I tend to enjoy geeky TV shows, and I'm a huge comic nerd. Not to mention I love just being wacky to relieve stress.
The very wonderful blogs I follow


i don’t really have otps i’m just very invested in certain characters being queer

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"Smells Like Teen Spirit" is class prep for tomorrow, and I had the horrifying realization that a lot of my students have probably not heard this song/been exposed to early 90s music…


i hope those pictures of misha and tahmoh on the playground are not only them messing around,

but also cas and gadreel having an important meeting like



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Well, I gotta get back to my classroom! It’s a pleasure to meet you, Ron, and if either of you guys need anything at all today please do not hesitate to ask, okay?

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An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, 1880s. (Image courtesy Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives, Philadelphia, PA. Image #p0103) (x)

The Indian woman, Dr. Anandi Gopal Joshi, was the first Indian woman to earn a degree in Western medicine, and also believed to be the first Hindu woman to set foot on American soil.

The Japanese woman, Dr. Kei Okami, was the first Japanese woman to obtain a degree in Western Medicine.

The Syrian woman is Dr. Sabat Islambooly.  Her name is spelled incorrectly on that photograph. 

For those interested, here’s more information on other women of color who attended and graduated from Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia in the past, with a focus on the Japanese-American women they accepted during the US WW2 internment of Japanese-Americans.

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'Isn't a kind of a trip to know you have your own action figure?' 'It’s pretty dope.’ (c)

what did the world do to deserve such a precious pea

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Merry-Joseph Blondel, Venus healing Aeneas (details)

19th century

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By shainasavoia (2011)

Paris, France

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