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Post Archives for October 2013

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for October 2013

1 Oct 2013
Oh boy are there a bunch of reasons that I wish I was going to England in October (which sadly I am not)! Books Leanda de... »

The Verecundia Problem

1 Oct 2013
Aquinas's ethics is, and has always been, something of a famous tour de force, and even if nothing else of his work had survived,... »
From: Siris

A cordial for those on a budget

1 Oct 2013
By Jennifer Munroe When we read recipe books, we are accustomed to seeing lists of ingredients (and accessories) that might... »

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: Early Modern Friendship

1 Oct 2013
By Alice Marples We all miss our friends – whether they leave for study, work or holidays, their sudden absence in... »

Reading Conference in Early Modern Studies - Call For Papers

1 Oct 2013
Reading Conference in Early Modern Studies The Early Modern Research Centre, University of Reading7-9 July, 2014 The Reading... »

October 1, 1588 at Chichester (and at Canterbury)

1 Oct 2013
In response to the attempted invasion of England by Spain, from late August through October in 1588, the Elizabeth government... »

Call for Articles | Constructions of the Exotic

1 Oct 2013
Constructions of the Exotic in Europe and North America, 18th–21st Centuries Special Issue of Material Culture Review Manuscripts... »
From: Enfilade

Fellowships | Winterthur Museum Research Fellowship Program

1 Oct 2013
Winterthur Museum Research Fellowship Program, 2014–15 Applications due by 15 January 2014 Winterthur Museum, Garden &... »
From: Enfilade

Quotes Thomas Jefferson did not say...

1 Oct 2013
Portrait of President Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) by Revolutionary War hero Tadeusz Kosciuszko (1746-1817)The quotation,... »

Most Underrated Revolutionary?

1 Oct 2013
While Nathanael Greene is getting greater recognition, I believe his contributions are still undervalued because the American... »

A Conversation with Early American Studies

1 Oct 2013
Sara Damiano recaps the McNeil Center's recent Brown Bag with Early American Studies editor Dallett Hemphill and invites... »
From: The Junto

Gmundener Prachtwerk

1 Oct 2013
 I have been interested for a short while on the SYW army of Hanover (Hannover) who fought as allies of the Prussians... »

Also in Silence with Thy Soul

1 Oct 2013
Sonnet 21by Elizabeth Barrett BrowningSay over again, and yet once over again, That thou dost love me. Though the word repeated... »
From: Siris

Ask the Tudor Librarian: Most Accurate Books on Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I

1 Oct 2013
Which book is the most accurate on the life and death of Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I? I'm having trouble finding one.Regards, PaulaHi... »

Job Opening: Medieval History at Wesleyan

1 Oct 2013
Wesleyan College of Letters tenure-track job announcement: Medieval Intellectual/Cultural History. College of Letters, Wesleyan... »

“The Norman Rockwell of Things”

1 Oct 2013
The summer installment of Common-place included Abigail Walthausen’s article “An Americana of Tools and Manners: Eric... »
From: Boston 1775

A very early picture of a skink: this is an exciting scientific...

1 Oct 2013
A very early picture of a skink: this is an exciting scientific documentation. I adore illustrated natural history and travel... »

The Line Problem 2: A Descriptive Catalogue

1 Oct 2013
Connected to Lisa’s post about transcribing Genesis, lines in typographical works like A Descriptive Catalogue are... »

Animals, Humans, and Assistance

1 Oct 2013
In anticipation of upcoming content on Performing Humanity, we’re using this month to feature a number of organizations... »

“With every minute you do change a mind,”

1 Oct 2013
Every year the schools participating in our local outreach programs, Shakespeare Steps Out  and Shakespeare for a New... »

Conference: Nel Laboratorio del Rinascimento: Scienza e arte nei giardini europei tra ’500 e ’600

1 Oct 2013
Information on the conference entitled “Nel Laboratorio del Rinascimento: Scienza e arte nei giardini europei tra ’500... »

Poem a Day 1

1 Oct 2013
Regina Omnium VitiorumThe mountain rises high with ice, so highthe air grows thin, the sun grows clear, so bright,all else... »
From: Siris

Professor Emerita Michelle P. Brown - PMRG/CMEMS @ UWA lecture

2 Oct 2013
Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group/UWA Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies lecture "The Luttrell Psalter: Imaging... »

Historical Apologetics @ Homiletic & Pastoral Review

2 Oct 2013
Homiletic & Pastoral Review, which recently went to a web-only format, published an article I submitted on "Knowing Enough... »

Martyrdom and Father Kapaun's Cause

2 Oct 2013
A Vatican lawyer involved with the cause of Servant of God Emil Kapaun, who suffered and died in a Korean prison camp, visited... »

New Book | From Still Life to the Screen

2 Oct 2013
From Yale UP: Joseph Monteyne, From Still Life to the Screen: Print Culture, Display, and the Materiality of the Image in... »
From: Enfilade

In the Image of Dog He Created Them…

2 Oct 2013
We’ve all heard the theory that people look like their pets (or is it vice versa?), and we’ve all seen the uncanny photos,... »
From: Out of Time

Former slave Catherine Ferguson 1774-1854 devotes her life to neglected children in NYC

2 Oct 2013
When former slave Catherine Ferguson, a New York City woman devoted to Christian education & the care of orphans,... »

Anyone for slickenstones? A pressing story….

2 Oct 2013
Richard Hall owned a splendid forerunner of the Rough Guide to Paris, dating from the 1750s, explaining the perils of travel... »

ML wltm Arch for marine conversations

2 Oct 2013
The MarineLives project was launched in September 2012 by a group of public and academic historians. Since its inception,... »

Natural States

2 Oct 2013
Step into the 19C century...Photo by Nick GarrodThis weekend, for the first time in over 15 years, I visited the Natural... »

1770 Georgia - A little clothing for the slaves...

2 Oct 2013
John Channing letter 26 June 1770 to William Gibbons, Jr.  Description: Letter Channing writes to Gibbons. Gibbons... »

Early modern archiving – two conferences

2 Oct 2013
A quick heads up about two conferences on early modern archiving, definitely worthy of a quick post to share links, considering... »

Petite Guerre

2 Oct 2013
If you are interested in the SYW but don't famcy painting lines and lines of troops maybe try the warfare on the fringes... »

Newspaper - Virginia Runaway Slave Seamstresses

2 Oct 2013
.An unusual number of the slave seamstresses and house slaves appearing in Virginia runaway notices, were mulatto. The seamstresses... »

Most Overrated Revolutionary?

2 Oct 2013
John Paul Jones. A good ship captain and tenacious fighter but an abysmally bad squadron commander and a tireless self-promoter... »

Poem a Day 2

2 Oct 2013
Amor Humanae GloriaeIn glory clarity is seen; in fame,a mirror raised to mind, the face is found.How sweet the crown of well-reputed... »
From: Siris

The JuntoCast, Episode 5: The Constitution

2 Oct 2013
In this month's episode, Kenneth Owen, Michael Hattem, Roy Rogers, and Tom Cutterham honor the recently passed Constitution... »
From: The Junto

Olde Salem on Silk

2 Oct 2013
I never tire of expressions of “olde Salem”: books about colonial furniture, furnishings and architecture, old-fashioned... »

A peep inside a bachelor pad, 1752

2 Oct 2013
I once had the pleasure of living in a house with 5 boys. It was an eye-opening, stomach-turning sort of experience.* The... »

Coloquio Internacional, Sacralidad, Religión y Tolerancia en la Edad Moderna

2 Oct 2013
Pues ahí estaré para intervenir en la mesa sobre los límites entre lo sagrado y lo profano. Transgresiones »

Call for Papers: Our 7th Student Conference: Vice & Virtue in the Early Modern Period

2 Oct 2013
The Birkbeck Early Modern Society is pleased to announce its 7th annual student conference on the theme of ‘Vice and... »

The Consul’s Coat

2 Oct 2013
Next month Augusta Auctions in New York will offer this fine red broadcloth cutaway coat along with tan buckskin britches,... »
From: Boston 1775

Colloque J.L. Marion

2 Oct 2013
L’Université de Bucarest – Faculté de Philosophie   Société Roumaine de Phénoménologie Centre d’études phénoménologiques... »
From: FME

Oceanic New York

2 Oct 2013
The ebb started mid-afternoon last Thursday, which means that while I was fussing with chairs and helping tape down microphone... »
From: The Bookfish

New Book: Jackson, The Augustinian War

2 Oct 2013
Robert H. Jackson, Conflict and Conversion in Sixteenth-Century Central Mexico: The Augustinian War on and Beyond the Chichimeca... »

Freshers and 'The Art of Courtship'

2 Oct 2013
It's freshers' fortnight here at Loughborough. I'm not entirely sure where the last year has gone, but here we are again!... »

Trendy Takes on 3 Classic Halloween Costumes

2 Oct 2013
It's October, which means it's Halloweenapalooza time!  To kick off the month, I thought it would be fun to put together... »

The Great Parchment Book travels back to Ireland (for a visit!)

2 Oct 2013
On the 27th and 28th of September, I was able to speak about the Great Parchment Book at the Hunter Conference ‘Plantation... »

CFP: C18 Arts of Communication: In Manuscript, In Print, in the Arts, and In Person

2 Oct 2013
The call for papers for the conference entitled “C18 Arts of Communication:  In Manuscript, In Print, in the Arts,... »
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