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Post Archives for January 2015

January Blogroll: Sourcing Plays

1 Jan 2015
As I think I have mentioned previously, last spring I was fortunate enough to spend some time in England and Italy on a Mellon... »

Shakespeare’s Restless World

1 Jan 2015
I’m compiling audio podcasts for my intro-Shakespeare course, whose home page at the moment is full of Latin placeholder... »

Dyeing to Impress: Hair Products and Beauty Culture in Nineteenth-Century America

1 Jan 2015
Sean Trainor Readers of a certain age will surely recall their first gray hair. Perhaps they can even relate to the panic... »

At Auction | Sotheby’s Old Master Week

1 Jan 2015
Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto, London, a View of the Old Horse Guards and Banqueting Hall, Whitehall Seen from... »
From: Enfilade

Étrennes: A New Year's Tradition

1 Jan 2015
It has long been a tradition in France to give gifts on New Year's Day. The word étrennes (as opposed to the more generic... »

Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Caleb (part IV)

1 Jan 2015
This is the final post in a series on a particular seafaring family from the seventeenth century with a habit of being called... »

2014 in review

1 Jan 2015
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert... »

Research Assistant vacancy

1 Jan 2015
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD is looking for a highly motivated individual to work with the University’s Castlegate Steering... »
From: SCEMS

“J. C. [Crammond] has had five Anspachers to dine with him.”

1 Jan 2015
Elizabeth Sandwith Drinker continued to record her experiences during the British occupation of Philadelphia during the winter... »

“ODE on the New-Year” 1775

1 Jan 2015
Traditionally Boston 1775 observes the turn of the year with a “carrier verse,” one of the topical poems that newspaper... »
From: Boston 1775

It's Still Christmas! Byrd and Tallis Edition

1 Jan 2015
My husband and I have indeed been fortunate to work for a large aviation manufacturing company that shuts down at Christmas... »

Prodigal of Gifts and Kisses

1 Jan 2015
New Year's Dayby William Lloyd GarrisonBrightest, merriest of days!Welcomed in a thousand lays!Not a heart but leaps for... »
From: Siris

Séminaire Arts et sociétés : « De chair, poils et plumes : l’objet animal et l’art contemporain »

1 Jan 2015
Depuis quelques années l’animal revient sur le devant de la scène artistique. Majoritairement oublié des avant-gardes,... »

Appel à communication : Colloque international et pluridisciplinaire « Flux, Accélérations, Résonances »

1 Jan 2015
Comme le souligne Patrick Charaudeau : « l’identité culturelle est le résultat complexe de la combinaison : entre... »

Oliver Cromwell, the Levellers and the Putney Debates.

1 Jan 2015
This article will seek examine the impact of the Putney Debates of 1647 on the thinking and actions of Oliver Cromwell. How... »

quantity +/- quality

1 Jan 2015
For a long time, I’ve felt that the pressure to produce MORE publications – more Things To Count, since the system... »

Wednesday 1 January 1661/62

1 Jan 2015
Waking this morning out of my sleep on a sudden, I did with my elbow hit my wife a great blow over her face and nose, which... »
From: Pepys' Diary

2014 in Review

1 Jan 2015
As quiet as it’s been on here lately, and although I have seen all of three plays in the last two months, 2014 was... »
From: dispositio

International Medieval Society, Paris 2015 – Call For Papers

2 Jan 2015
The International Medieval Society, Paris, 2015 Symposium 2015: Cities/Les Villes Paris 25–27 June, 2015 Keynote Speakers:... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

The 2014 Salon Favourites

2 Jan 2015
A happy new year to one and all; I do hope you enjoyed the festive period and that 2015 will be a happy, healthy and very... »

Appel à candidature : poste de chargé de mission pour l’histoire de l’art, Académie de France à Rome

2 Jan 2015
L’Académie de France à Rome – Villa Médicis recrute un/e chargé/e de mission responsable de la section d’histoire... »

Wild as of Old and Weird and Sweet

2 Jan 2015
The White Witchby Gilbert Keith Chesterton The dark Diana of the groves Whose name is Hecate in hell Heaves up her... »
From: Siris

Australian Survival and Preppers..: Some Edible Plants In New England NSW.

2 Jan 2015
Australian Survival and Preppers..: Some Edible Plants In New England NSW.: Some of these plants may be growing in other... »

Containing Hooke's Tears

2 Jan 2015
Glass drops or tears coated in glue,after detonation, (cross section is left)from Robert Hooke'sMicrographia 1664, between... »
From: Conciatore

Christmas traditions: the evergreen holly

2 Jan 2015
Over Christmas we fill our houses with fresh flowers and plants: I’ve been able to enjoy lilies and hyacinths in full bloom,... »

On Thinking in Public

2 Jan 2015
What’s a blog for? Thinking about this question on this first day of 2015, I’m also thinking about what purposes my own... »

American Historical Association 2015

2 Jan 2015
The American Historical Association 2015 Annual Meeting opens in New York City today.  Thousands of professors, instructors,... »

Happy New #WHBBH Year! Proposals for #WHBBH2 due this week... 

2 Jan 2015
Happy New Year to all my readers! 2014 was a great year for Black British History: I'm sure 2015 will be even better.You... »

Review: VANESSA AND HER SISTER by Priya Parmar

2 Jan 2015
You see, Nessa and I are more than just sisters. We are different--exceptional. So writes Virginia Woolf to a friend... »

Interview with Priya Parmar, Author of VANESSA AND HER SISTER

2 Jan 2015
Priya Parmar discusses her just released novel, VANESSA AND HER SISTER (Ballantine). The novel has been chosen as a Barnes... »

The Hammersmith Ghost

2 Jan 2015
Courtesy of Lewis Walpole Library   Towards the end of 1803 a number of people in the Hammersmith area of London claimed... »

The Junto Guide to Early America at #AHA2015

2 Jan 2015
Headed to New York City for the AHA Annual Meeting? Joseph M. Adelman offers a run-down of panels on early America and the... »
From: The Junto

Exhibition | Canaletto’s Architecture: Celebrating Georgian Architecture

2 Jan 2015
Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal), London: The Thames from Somerset House Terrace towards the City (Royal Collection Trust/©... »
From: Enfilade

Johnson on “Occupied Newport,” 8 Jan.

2 Jan 2015
On Thursday, 8 January, the Newport Historical Society will host a lecture by Don Johnson on “Occupied Newport: Tales from... »
From: Boston 1775

Yet Another Victim of Henry VIII: Anne Boleyn's Lapdog!?

2 Jan 2015
Now, I'm really upset with Henry VIII! It isn't enough that he beheaded two queens, a saintly bishop and a holy layman, dissolved... »

Text Creation Partnership available

2 Jan 2015
For those who like to poke around in early modern holes and corners, the digital texts of about 25,000 English publications... »

Interpretations of 17th century makeup

2 Jan 2015
Making use of what I wrote in my last post, I then made two makeup-looks, both based on period recipes, but turning out very... »

17th century makeup

2 Jan 2015
Just a head up; the article I wrote for Your Wardrobe Unlock'd about 17th century makeup can now be read at Madame Isis'... »

Ripper Street Season Three   Recently updated !

2 Jan 2015
It’s hard to believe that just a year has passed since the end of the second season of Ripper Street and the terrible news... »

Indifference vs. Earnestness for Knowledge

2 Jan 2015
"Of course no one denies that partiality in the sense of bias is to be avoided. What I have been pointing out is that indifference... »
From: Siris

Blackfriars Conference 2015: Call for Papers and Registration

2 Jan 2015
Dear Friends, On odd numbered years since the first October the Blackfriars Playhouse opened, scholars from around the world... »

being a reader, again and still

2 Jan 2015
There’s a story my parents used to tell of me as a child and how much I loved to read. Reading was what my family did... »

Women’s Work Across Time and Place, Workshop Report Part Three: Data, Data Collection and Future Directions

2 Jan 2015
This is the third and final part of our summary of the workshop that took place in Glasgow last autumn. On the second day... »

Preach truth – serve up myths.

2 Jan 2015
Over Christmas I poked a bit of fun at Neil deGrasse Tyson for tweeting that Newton would transform the world by the age... »

Bookfish 2014

2 Jan 2015
Two days into 2015 and I haven’t done my 2014-in-review post! I’m behind already. In swimming as in blogging,... »
From: The Bookfish

Mess. Kellys, whip and umbrella-makers to the Prince of Wales and Princess Royal

2 Jan 2015
Handbill with a woodcut showing opened and closed umbrellas on either side of the royal coat of arms above title. Title: Mess.... »

Thursday 2 January 1661/62

2 Jan 2015
An invitation sent us before we were up from my Lady Sandwich’s, to come and dine with her: so at the office all the... »
From: Pepys' Diary

Shakespeare Badges: How and Why?

2 Jan 2015
Third post in a series on the design & delivery of my intro-Shakespeare course this term.  I’ve written speculatively... »

The Best of the Georgian Web

3 Jan 2015
It's time for my round-up of my favourite posts from the Georgian web this week; pour yourself a cup of tea and enjoy!A Peek... »

This Week In Pennsylvania Archaeology: Ringing in the New Year with Sleigh Bells!

3 Jan 2015
This Week In Pennsylvania Archaeology: Ringing in the New Year with Sleigh Bells!: To help us ring in the New Year and in... »
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