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Post Archives for January 2014

Farewell to 2013; Hail to 2014!

1 Jan 2014
John Mason Neale included this translation of the medieval hymn (Anonymous; Germany; 12th century), In hoc anni circulo in... »

Old Friends Not Be Forgot

1 Jan 2014
Giacinto Talducci (della Casa) Justus SustermansJacinto Talducci was among the many interesting characters who worked in... »
From: Conciatore

A New Year’s Recipe from Old Prussia

1 Jan 2014
By Molly Taylor-Polesky In the winter of 1397, the effects of plague were finally beginning to lift in Königsberg, Prussia... »

January/February 2014 Articles

1 Jan 2014
In the reverse type on the cover of the January/February 2014 issue of the St. Austin Review, you might discern my name: Then... »

Exhibition | Fragonard: Poetry and Passion

1 Jan 2014
From the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe: Fragonard: Poetry and Passion / Poesie und Leidenschaft Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe,... »
From: Enfilade

Historic Heston / Jas. Townsend & Son

1 Jan 2014
This discussion with Heston Blumenthal, Ivan Day, and Bee Wilson is one of the events I would have most liked to have attended... »
From: Enfilade

The Making of a Loyalist

1 Jan 2014
By 1773, Creek Indians in Georgia had run up debts with traders far larger than any amount they could pay.  The colony pressed... »

A Lesson for 2014: The Perils of Drunken Sickness, c1700

1 Jan 2014
A slight diversion from the romantic theme for a moment to wish you a happy new year, and to offer a (tiny) bit of solace... »

The News Carriers’ “Postscript” for 1799

1 Jan 2014
Yesterday’s posting quoted from the poem that the apprentices of the Massachusetts Mercury prepared for the end of 1799.Through... »
From: Boston 1775

How (Not) to Celebrate the New Year, c. 700

1 Jan 2014
Museum Meermanno, MMW 10 D 7, f. 85v (10th c.)"If anyone does what many do on the first day of January, that is to say,... »
From: Ask the Past

History Carnival 129: A Brave New Year

1 Jan 2014
Here at Performing Humanity, we’re thrilled to have a chance to kick off the new year in collaboration with History... »

Tudor Book Blog Reading Challenge - Updates

1 Jan 2014
Hello lovely readers, and happy 2014! I have totaled the results of the Reading Challenge and have come up with:Lowly Page... »

Anne Wilmot

1 Jan 2014
At the end of the 17th century life continued to be pretty short and precarious whatever one’s status. Medicine was... »

On This Day In History - Rodrigo Borgia Is Born

1 Jan 2014
Starting off the year as I mean to go on, I thought I'd drop in with a little "On This Day In History" post for you all.On... »

Picture of the Week #261

1 Jan 2014
Medieval banquet at Pembroke Castle. Photo May 2003. This festive scene seemed like a good one to ring in 2014 with. Happy... »

Two months without a Devonthink post?!?

1 Jan 2014
My Devonthink posts, marginally related to EMEMH proper I admit, continue to attract readers, and even comments/questions. So... »

2005-2006 – Magnificat 14th Season

1 Jan 2014
Magnificat’s 2005-2006 featured music by two composer, by then quite familiar to our audiences, Schütz and Charpentier,... »
From: Magnificat

2013 in Review: Brazil and Seattle

1 Jan 2014
As the new year begins, it feels like the right time to look back at 2013 and think about the year. PJ and I agree that 2013... »

El dedo robado. Reliquias imaginarias en la España Moderna. Nuevo libro de María Tausiet.

1 Jan 2014
Nuevo libro de María Tausiet.La doble peripecia del hallazgo de la casulla y del robo del dedo de san Ildefonso nos conduce... »

What Charity Is Not

2 Jan 2014
What charity is not, therefore, is looking after others by telling them how to live. This is Mrs. Elton's idea of charity,... »
From: Siris

"Piers Plowman and the Body" : Special Volume of the Yearbook of Langland Studies, Volume 29 (2015) - Call For Papers

2 Jan 2014
The editors of  YLS are pleased to announce a special volume on "Piers Plowman and the Body". Any essay related to this... »

Longing for Paris … always

2 Jan 2014
I suspect that a longing for Paris will always be with me. My husband and I will be spending three weeks there next September,... »

Our Most Popular Posts of 2013

2 Jan 2014
I don’t know about you, but I’m still suffering from the over-indulgence of the last few weeks–and it’s... »

Elizabeth Barton: More Questions than Answers?

2 Jan 2014
Beth von Staats posts on Elizabeth Barton, the Holy Maid of Kent for the English Historical Fiction Authors blog, and she... »

New Book | Early Modern Things: Objects and their Histories

2 Jan 2014
Collected here are papers that originated from the Early Modern Things Workshop (Stanford, 29–30 January 2010). From Routledge: Paula... »
From: Enfilade

On to Washington!

2 Jan 2014
Headed to the AHA conference in Washington this weekend? Joseph Adelman offers a preview and guide for early Americanists. ... »
From: The Junto

Are DaVinci's Demons Really Demons?

2 Jan 2014
Popular belief vs. reality or science,  a study of beliefs in the Middle AgesA guest post by Andy Mcmillin “... »

'The Good Old Days': Rebellions and Nostalgia

2 Jan 2014
‘The Good old Days’: Rebellions & NostalgiaThere’s something funny about rebellions in history and the feelings... »
From: Conor Byrne

The Battle of Valcour Island

2 Jan 2014
Watercolor painting (circa 1925) of the 1776 Battle of Valcour Island. Source: National Archives of Canada Until the early... »

New Year’s Day

2 Jan 2014
New Year’s Day is generally and literally about dismantling for me: taking down the elaborate holiday displays I assembled... »

A fascinating, challenging and rewarding year

2 Jan 2014
‘Shakespeare-by-Design’ Project – Final Update December 31st 2013 is the last day of the ‘Shakespeare-by-Design’... »

“A Lady’s Adieu to her Tea Table”

2 Jan 2014
Despite the fact that the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party has passed (December 16, see “A Pernicious Article of... »

Introducing the Story of Deborah Champion

2 Jan 2014
This is the story of two documents that Sam Forman, author of the recent biography Dr. Joseph Warren, just posted on his... »
From: Boston 1775

Rosmini on Uprightness of Judgment

2 Jan 2014
We can see wonderful uprightness of judgment in children, and often in the honest, just judgments of peoples (taken as a... »
From: Siris

In Memory of Professor Reg Foakes

2 Jan 2014
‘King Lear’, Arden 3, ed. by Reg FoakesLike many others, I am saddened to hear about the death of Shakespeare... »

groovyhummus: Rosalba Carriera A Young Lady with a Parrot c....

2 Jan 2014
groovyhummus: Rosalba Carriera A Young Lady with a Parrot c. 1730 This image fascinates me, and I just had to reblog it. »

Happy New Year!

2 Jan 2014
With 2013 behind us, we review some of our most popular posts from the year: How To Teach Your Children Shakespeare Author... »

New Book: Phillips, “Slavery in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia”

2 Jan 2014
William D. Phillips, Jr., Slavery in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia (Penn, 2013). »

Commercial Databases: Greater Access to JStor, EEBO, ECCO, Burney, and more in 2014?

2 Jan 2014
 As EMOB readers know, equal access to various subscription databases has been one of our key concerns over the years.... »

My 2014 "Shoe Year's" Resolutions...

2 Jan 2014
And so starts a whole new year...of shoes! I have so many plans for 2014. Some will happen, some may not, but I'm looking... »

Exhibition: L’ordine e la luce

2 Jan 2014
Information on the exhibition entitled “L’ordine e la luce” (from 18 Dec, Mantua, Italy) is available here. »

2013 in Review: Theater

2 Jan 2014
PJ and I only went to New York City once in 2013, and we didn’t manage to see any plays when we traveled to other places.... »

EMA News: New EMA Tumblr Site

3 Jan 2014
We have started a Tumblr site that will contain images of drawings, engravings, and subsequent photographs related to early... »

Ferdinando’s Wedding

3 Jan 2014
Orazio Scarabelli (1592)1589 Naval Battle In The Courtyard Of The Palazzo Pitti.In 1589, when Antonio Neri was a thirteen-year-old... »
From: Conciatore

New Book | Eighteenth-Century Thing Theory in a Global Context

3 Jan 2014
Due out this month from Ashgate: Ileana Baird and Christina Ionescu, eds., Eighteenth-Century Thing Theory in a Global Context:... »
From: Enfilade

Call for Papers | New Eyes on the Eighteenth Century Dinner Symposium

3 Jan 2014
For graduate students and new PhDs in and around the Boston/New England region: Fifth Annual New Eyes on the Eighteenth Century... »
From: Enfilade

Twitter Titbits: Women of the Week

3 Jan 2014
Catch up on some of the women who featured on my twitter feed this week @susanbroomhallCatherine of Valois died 3 January... »

Watch the digital flattening!

3 Jan 2014
You’ve seen the recently uploaded enhanced images, now watch an extended video of the digital flattening put together... »

Who rules the roost? The on-going Battle of the Sexes

3 Jan 2014
My blog post is inspired by the hilarious spoof ‘research’ published in the BMJ in December 2013 ‘Being right or being... »

Lost and Found

3 Jan 2014
You may think that newspapers are only good for news, but advertising is a critical part of their content. Not only does... »
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