In the early modern world, syphilis victims suffered through four stages of disease over a ten- to thirty-year time span. The first two phases manifested on the skin, beginning with painless ulcers near the site of infection (usually the genitals or mouth), which progressed to blotchy, red rashes on the palms of the hands and… Read more →
Kathleen Kole de Peralta
Dr. Kathleen Kole de Peralta is an assistant professor of environmental history at Idaho State University. Her work integrates environmental studies and the digital humanities with early-modern Iberia and Peru to 1) capture the intrinsic, and historical relationship between environment and health in urban areas and demonstrate the evolution of health as a fluid, changing context depending on the social and cultural context in which it was produced, and 2) to use the digital humanities to make open-access projects on the early-modern period accessible to English- and Spanish-speaking audiences.