Link Love: Valentine's Day

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From NPR: "The Dark Origins of Valentine's Day": Read about the transformation of Valentine's Day from the Roman festival of Lupercalia to the Norman's "Galatin's Day" to the transformation of the holiday by Shakespeare, Chaucer, and finally Hallmark to the "loverly" holiday we think of today. (PS - This is also a nice example of what a descriptive blog post could look like... It clocks in at about 622 words and uses embedded images from Getty Images - a free, fair use option for hundreds of thousands of images.)

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Heather Bennett

Professor, feminist, sci-fi geek. Historian interested in pedagogy, technology, gender/sexuality, archives, pop culture, medicine, intellectual history, world history.