Projects are published or unpublished activities produced by Professor Joe Cain. Projects in this collection will include small research queries, large online projects, data stores, or activities best suited for digital distribution.

George Gaylord Simpson’s “Night Thoughts on Leaving the American Museum,” 1959

George Gaylord Simpson (1902-1984) was a leader in twentieth century vertebrate palaeontology, and he contributed to making the American Museum of Natural History a powerhouse in the field. In 1959, Simpson left his job at Read More

Maps of Euston Grove through Wallis’s Guide for Strangers through London (1813-1841)

Wallis’s Guide for Strangers through London was an essential tool for visitors to London. Successive editions (1813, 1821, 1826, 1841) allow the historian to trace the growth of many parts of the city, including the area Read More

Famous Joke in Science: The Rhinogradentia (Snouters)

Every scientific discipline has inside jokes. Why? Because they perform social or intellectual work. In this post, Professor Joe Cain links to his project on one of biology’s famous practical jokes, the Rhinogradentia, or “snouters”. Read More

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