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Post Archives for January 2016

Black + White + Grey: The Lives + Works of Eric Gill + Robert Gibbings – Now Online

1 Jan 2016
The Eric Gill and Robert Gibbings exhibition that ran at the University of Otago’s Special Collections Library from... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Australian Survival and Preppers..: A new constitution for democratic confederation of...

1 Jan 2016
This should be important to readers of this blog because it concerns our freedoms, our rights & our right to bear arms.... »

Discipline and Excess: A Graduate and Early Career Conference – Call For Papers

1 Jan 2016
Discipline and Excess: A Graduate and Early Career Conference Faculty of English, University of Cambridge Friday, April 15,... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Happy New Year! (From 1867 :-)

1 Jan 2016
1867: Double-page hand colored wood engraving featured in Frank Leslie’s Illustrated newspaper titled, “A Happy... »

Flint Wallets.

1 Jan 2016
I have been trying to find more information on flint wallets, but not finding much. I do have some images, but there are... »

Uncovering my Stratford roots

1 Jan 2016
Garrick’s Jubilee Amphitheatre, illustrated by Robert Bell Wheler in 1806 On 28 December 1798 William Tompkins was... »

Impaled on a stake

1 Jan 2016
How about this for a lucky escape?  It’s the sort of grisly farm accident which might be featured in a medical... »

Maronite Year XIII

1 Jan 2016
The Feast of the Circumcision always occurs on January 1. In some calendars, the day is also called the 'Celebration of Peace'... »
From: Siris

“Happy Years to the Sons of LIBERTY”

1 Jan 2016
Since there’s no better time to quote carrier verses about the Stamp Act than now, the sestercentennial of the period... »
From: Boston 1775

Hooke's Tears

1 Jan 2016
Glass drops or tears coated in glue, after detonation, (cross section is left) from Robert Hooke's Micrographia 1664, between... »
From: Conciatore

15 in review

1 Jan 2016
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco... »

Swimming 2015

1 Jan 2016
A pretty good year in the water: 225 miles is probably the most I’ve swum since I was training intensely with my... »
From: The Bookfish

Plays in 2015

1 Jan 2016
New Year’s Day is for summing up. How many plays did I blog-review in 2015? An even ten, though unevenly distributed:... »
From: The Bookfish

Two cases of child stealing

1 Jan 2016
I have written about child stealing before – specifically the crime of stealing children in order to rob them... »

Looking Forward to………

1 Jan 2016
New Year’s Day is for taking down the Christmas Tree, lying around recovering from the night before, and making lists... »

Epitome Unbound

1 Jan 2016
Vesalius’ unbound Epitome, published in Latin and German in 1543 alongside the first edition, was meant to be... »

Nouvelle publication: bfo-Journal sur l’histoire et la critique de l’architecture, de l’urbanisme et de la conservation des monuments historiques

1 Jan 2016
Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer la parution de la première édition du bfo-Journal, un nouveau journal... »

Sous les coupoles : un blog d’actualité de la bibliothèque de l’INHA

2 Jan 2016
L’année 2016 est celle d’un événement attendu depuis plus de 15 ans : l’installation... »

Happy New Year!

2 Jan 2016
I am sorry for the lack of blogging in the past few days, but I've been much at the hospital with a family member and focused... »

1616-2016 NEW YEAR SHAKESFEAR

2 Jan 2016
1616-2016 NEW YEAR SHAKESFEAR Will it all be too much? This celebration of his death. The world is going all out to celebrate.... »

The Mysterious Constitutional Courant

2 Jan 2016
Yesterday’s posting introduced Lawrence Sweeny, a New York newspaper carrier. He played a small but significant role... »
From: Boston 1775

Repeat of three episodes of Hidden Killers on the Yesterday Channel

2 Jan 2016
The Yesterday Channel are promoting the repeat of the Hidden Killers series. You can catch the first one on 19th... »

An essential part of warfare.

2 Jan 2016
About Potassium Nitrate and Gunpowder. http://www.dhakatribune.com/heritage/2016/jan/02/essential-part-warfare »

Exhibition | Venetian Painting in Honor of David Rosand

3 Jan 2016
Press release: In Light of Venice: Venetian Painting in Honor of David Rosand Otto Naumann Gallery, New York, 11 January... »
From: Enfilade

Abraham le Keux in Norton Folgate

3 Jan 2016
A farthing token issued by Abraham le Keux a mid-17th century tradesman of the Liberty of Norton Folgate, London The above... »

Peter Hasenclever and His Ironworks

3 Jan 2016
Yesterday’s posting introduced Peter Hasenclever, manager of a big ironworks in New Jersey from 1764 to 1769. This... »
From: Boston 1775

Maronite Year XIV

3 Jan 2016
The Sunday of the Finding of Our Lord in the Temple, and the following week, closes out the Maronite Christmas season; next... »
From: Siris

Review – High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson

3 Jan 2016
The Queen’s Gallery Buckingham Palace Road London SW1A 1AA Ends 14 February 2016 Entrance: £10 (concessions available)... »

English School, late 17th century

3 Jan 2016
Portrait of a boy, full length, in a red coat with golden trim, holding a hat and a red carnationZoomable image here »

Colonel Alexander Popham (c.1595–1669)

3 Jan 2016
by British (English) School Date painted: c.1650 ... »

Royalist Foot by Christa Hook

3 Jan 2016
I like this image but probably because it remends me of my time reenacting the ECW. »

The Trial of a Sheffield Legend… on a Bus!

3 Jan 2016
In September 2015 I joined the University of Sheffield’s ‘Mobile University’ Weekend to talk about some... »

15: The Year in Collecting

3 Jan 2016
As I did in 2013 and 2014, let me share new acquisition highlights for the past year. The count is five 18th century editions... »

James Montgomery and the Sheffield Lit&Phil in Sheffield Archives

3 Jan 2016
Spotlight on Sheffield Archives # 1 Throughout the summer and autumn of 2015 I undertook a huge scoping project at Sheffield... »

History by HBO

3 Jan 2016
Much, most, actually all of the last week was spent in bed with the world’s worst cold, which dragged on and on and... »

Don’t mess with an electric eel

3 Jan 2016
Few creatures have provided such enduring fascination to the medical profession as the electric eel (Electrophorus electricus),... »

books with friends

3 Jan 2016
In the last few years I’ve started to keep track of what I’ve read. I don’t do anything fancy: I have a... »

Pleasure Garden

3 Jan 2016
Johann Sebastian Müller, A General Prospect of Vaux Hall Gardens. Engraving after Samuel Wale, late 18th-century, ©... »

Ralph Mitchard - musketeer in Devereux's

3 Jan 2016
Me and my daughter when we were in the ECWS in about 86. Desert boots - seamen's socks and a buff coat mixed with a Kirstie... »

Upcoming Books and Events for January 2016

3 Jan 2016
Happy New Year! I’ll have a proper post later with a wrap-up of last year and some things I want to accomplish in 2016... »

10th International Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies – Call For Papers

4 Jan 2016
The 10th International Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies National Pingtung... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Downton Abbey S6, E1 Recap and Review: Why Can’t We DO it in the Dark?

4 Jan 2016
Downton Abbey Season 6 Episode 1 Recap and Review. We've come to the first episode of the last season of the very best soap... »

Sherlock, The Abominable Bride: the exhaustion of a gay sensibility

4 Jan 2016
Cumberbatch in the 1890s costume (and the expression on his face in the contemporary scenes match) Friends and readers, Once... »

Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards 2016 – Entries for Non-Fiction Category Now Open

4 Jan 2016
Have you published a work of non-fiction in the past two years? Why not enter it into the Western Australian Premier’s... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Maximes on Reason

4 Jan 2016
On the maxime as a philosophical genre, and on what I am doing in this post, see here.When people affirm the importance of... »
From: Siris

Thomas Hobbes on Glass

4 Jan 2016
Thomas Hobbes by John Michael Wright , (National Portrait Gallery). Last week we started a tour through Europe that followed... »
From: Conciatore

The rain it raineth every day

4 Jan 2016
The 2007 flood Over the last few weeks the news has been dominated by the dreadful and repeated flooding in parts of northern... »
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