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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:34 AM

A Chicago Library Needs Help Transcribing 17th-Century Spellbooks

srsly, i love this city so fucking much.


Interested in dabbling in 17th-century witchcraft in your spare time? The Newberry Library in Chicago could use your help. As Quartz reports, the independent research library is calling on citizens to translate and transcribe three books dealing with spells and witches that date back to the 1600s.



https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/502753/chicago-library-needs-help-transcribing-17th-century-spellbooks?fbclid=IwAR1aXu2YEGvyb8bTKClacIQPtr8inCE3SHX63PT1TYbiocxfQhq54IdhDYY

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Response to mopinko (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:39 AM

1. It might sound kooky, but medical historians have gone through this kind of literature

to identify long-forgotten plants and herbs that could have efficacy in treating conditions that persist or have been newly discovered today.

So, I can understand the value in this. )

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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:42 AM

2. the newberry is a pretty special place.

and the park in front of it is the original bughouse square.

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Response to mopinko (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:30 PM

3. WOW, the 'Newb,' as my former roommate called it!

She was the reason I moved to Chicago after college, she getting Masters @ U. Chicago; we'd met as 'mates' with Experiment in International Living in Nottingham.

Thanks for the memory!!!

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