Ben Breen
Editor in Chief, The Appendix

Benjamin Breen is a history postgraduate at the University of Texas at Austin and the Editor-In-Chief and co-founder of The Appendix. He blogs about early modern history at Res Obscura and lives in Philadelphia.

Written by Ben Breen

History of technology
Into the mystic

From Stonehenge to Silicon Valley: how technology nurtured New Age ideas in a world supposedly stripped of its magic

Benjamin Breen

Detail from Bad Medicine by Adriaen Brouwer (1606-1638), Musée Des Beaux-Arts, Dijon. Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images

Consciousness and altered states
Under the influence

How did enlightenment thinkers distinguish between ‘drugs’ and ‘medicines’? And how should we?

Benjamin Breen