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Post Archives for October 2014

Monday 30 September 1661

1 Oct 2014
This morning up by moon-shine, at 5 o’clock, to White Hall, to meet Mr. Moore at the Privy Seal, but he not being come... »
From: Pepys' Diary

Stratford’s Ceremonial Maces

1 Oct 2014
The Stratford Corporation Mace, c.1552-53   The ceremonial mace has been a symbolic object for hundreds of years. ... »

Some Fine Georgian Footwear

1 Oct 2014
I know a lady who has, in her place of business, a shoe drawer. Skilfully concealed amongst drawers containing the necessaries... »

Journal of the Northern Renaissance: Issue 7 – Call For Papers

1 Oct 2014
The Journal of the Northern Renaissance (northernrenaissance.org) is calling for submissions for our open-themed seventh... »

The International Christopher Marlowe – Call For Papers

1 Oct 2014
The International Christopher Marlowe University of Exeter 7–8 September, 2015 Keynote speaker: Professor Alan Stewart... »

Conference: 5th New Insights into 16th- and 17th-Century British Architecture

1 Oct 2014
Information on the conference entitled “5th New Insights into 16th- and 17th-Century British Architecture” (24... »

ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotion @ UWA – 2 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships – Call For Applications

1 Oct 2014
Two postdoctoral research fellowships based at The University of Western Australia node of The ARC Centre of Excellence for... »

Anthony Trollope: Old Thoughts Made New

1 Oct 2014
One of my favorite stills taken from a VHS Casette version of the 1974 Pallisers Dear friends and readers, Finally tomorrow... »

Xenophon's Cyropaedia (Books V-VIII)

1 Oct 2014
Book VCyrus calls Araspas, an old Mede friend of his, to take care of the Lady of Susa, who has been captured and given to... »
From: Siris

The Blue Tower

1 Oct 2014
"The Blue Tower" Jozef Linnig 1868.There are three known facilities where priest Antonio Neri worked as an alchemist formulating... »
From: Conciatore

Extended Deadline: Ceræ, Issue 2 – ‘Transitions, Fractures, and Fragments’

1 Oct 2014
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies is excited to announce a two-week extension of the deadline... »

Doddington Hall in Lincolnshire

1 Oct 2014
Doddington Hall, just a few miles outside Lincoln, is a wonderful Elizabethan manor house, notable for never having been... »

Tax discs – the end of a relic from the 18th Century.

1 Oct 2014
October 1st sees the end of the need for cars on British roads to exhibit a current Vehicle Excise Duty Tax Receipt (in other... »

The Secret Life of Shakespeare’s First Folio

1 Oct 2014
Simon Russell Beale Shakespeare’s First Folio is back in the news again, with a documentary presented by actor Simon... »

Conference: The Antislavery Bulwark: The Antislavery Origins of the Civil War

1 Oct 2014
Roy Rogers provides a brief preview of the upcoming conference, co-organized by the CUNY Graduate Center, Harvard University,... »
From: The Junto

True English Bloodletting

1 Oct 2014
A True English Bloodletting by Dr Stephen Curtis Phlebotomy (or blood-letting) is perhaps the most infamous of all early-modern... »

IHR Corporate History Semiar, 2014-2015

1 Oct 2014
Finalised IHR Schedule, Corporate History Seminar, 2014-2015 All meetings will be held in the Wolfson Seminar Room downstairs... »

Bartholomew von Heer and the Marechaussee Corps

1 Oct 2014
Washington and the Continental Army spent the winter of 1777-78 at Valley Forge, twenty-five miles northwest of Philadelphia.... »

The Future of Performing Humanity

1 Oct 2014
We’re excited to introduce readers, faithful and newly added, to the testing site of the updated Performing Humanity. In... »

#WestonLibrary opens its doors

1 Oct 2014
Let me start with a confession: I hated the old New Bodleian. I had occasionally been to the Oriental Reading Room and never... »

Friends of Dr Williams’s Library 2014 Lecture

1 Oct 2014
The 2014 Lecture will be delivered at 5.30pm on 13 November 2014 in the Lecture Hall, Dr Williams’s Library, 14 Gordon... »

Dancing Witches, Disciplined

1 Oct 2014
Everything is seasonal, and for those of us that live in Salem the Witching Season begins on October 1st. You can feel everyone... »

Plato and Xenophon

1 Oct 2014
So Plato's all done, and as to what's left, it's mostly a question of how much of Xenophon to do. I definitely want to do... »
From: Siris

A Bite of Joel Christian Gill’s Strange Fruit

1 Oct 2014
As I mentioned back here, I scripted one of the stories in the new anthology Colonial Comics: New England, 1620-1750. I wrote... »
From: Boston 1775

Picture of the Week #300

1 Oct 2014
Outside the walls of Pembroke Castle. Photo May 2003. Wow, I made it to 300! I figured I’d go with another photo from... »

Voilà mes fleurs!

1 Oct 2014
Jeter des fleursby Saint Thérèse de LisieuxAir : Oui, je le crois, elle est immaculée.Jésus, mon seul amour,... »
From: Siris

Civil War Gown Inspiration and Plannings

1 Oct 2014
...oh yes, *plannings* !I have terrible Costume A-D-D at the moment. Terrible. One of the many things I want to make *right... »

Paris: research adventures, food & wine, French class & Smart Board infatuation

1 Oct 2014
My husband and I have been over two weeks in Paris, and today is our last day here. :-( I’ll be spending much of... »

Tuesday 1 October 1661

2 Oct 2014
This morning my wife and I lay long in bed, and among other things fell into talk of musique, and desired that I would let... »
From: Pepys' Diary

Marie Antoinette's Harp

2 Oct 2014
It seems like a long time since I shared a tale of Marie Antoinette and of late, every visit to the iconic queen has been... »

Queenship and Counsel in the Early Modern World – Call For Papers

2 Oct 2014
Call for Contributors: Queenship and Counsel in the Early Modern World Editors: Helen Graham-Matheson (UCL) and Joanne Paul... »

SotW: “Handsome Man” by Matt Alber

2 Oct 2014
This just might be the sexiest video ever! »

Exhibition: Jardins de Châteaux à la Renaissance

2 Oct 2014
Information on the exhibition entitled “Jardins de Châteaux à la Renaissance” (until 2 Nov, Blois, France)... »

More on iPad for academics

2 Oct 2014
Recently, a lightning strike traveled over the phone lines and fried our modem and everything wired to it, including a TimeCapsule,... »

Creatively Interpreting the Ménagier de Paris

2 Oct 2014
Tovah Bender   When I was handed an upper-level undergraduate course called Medieval Culture at Florida International... »

The tale of the cursed banyan and other sewing projects

2 Oct 2014
The pattern, a manteau-de-lit, bed-gown from garsault 1769.Lack of posts about sewing doesn’t equal not sewing at all.... »

Longitude on National Poetry Day 2014

2 Oct 2014
We’ve had one poetic contribution on this blog recently with Isabel Rogers’ post about her award-winning poem,... »

The Myth of “Granny Gates”

2 Oct 2014
Earlier this year the AMC network broadcast a miniseries, Turn, about the Continental Army’s Culper Spy Ring, based on... »

Disobedient Objects, the People’s History Museum and Exhibiting Protest

2 Oct 2014
Yesterday I finally had chance to visit the Disobedient Objects exhibition at the V&A, a display I’ve been looking... »

A Horse Cures the King’s Evil in 1688

2 Oct 2014
Is this the story of a miraculous horse, an astute farmer or just a good joke? In his diary, Alexander Shields recorded... »

Louisa Catherine Adams: “Record of a Life”

2 Oct 2014
Louisa Catherine Adams was the wife of President John Quincy Adams, the only foreign-born First Lady. In the summer of 1825,... »

Rounding Out the “History in Comics” Panel in Cambridge, 4 Oct.

2 Oct 2014
As I’ve mentioned, on Saturday I’m moderating a panel at the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo in Cambridge about... »
From: Boston 1775

“What manner o’ thing is your crocodile?”: October 2014

2 Oct 2014
What might we say about this month’s crocodile mystery? October crocodile (click to enlarge) As always, the mystery... »

Beca de investigación sobre la historia mexicana Charles A. Hale

2 Oct 2014
Esta beca premiará la excelencia en la investigación de la historia de México, a nivel de doctorado. Se otorgará en todos... »

Books do furnish a room

2 Oct 2014
Books make most attractive “props” in art as well as life.  At Hartlebury Castle we have... »

The countryman’s guide to London, or, Villainy detected

2 Oct 2014
Title: The countryman’s guide to London, or, Villainy detected : being a clear discovery of all the various tricks... »

Good News from Preston, England

2 Oct 2014
I reported on this good news about a historic church in danger of closing in Preston, England, earlier this year. On Sunday,... »

No, most definitely not…

2 Oct 2014
Yesterday, I made some progress on displaying file author names in a new column on the front page–figured out how... »

Plannings For An "Outlander" 1740s Ensemble

2 Oct 2014
I do love me some "Outlander," and the show's been inspiring some Scottish-themed ideas, especially since I "rediscovered"... »

New Book: Thomas, “World Without End”

2 Oct 2014
Hugh Thomas, World Without End (Allen Lane, 2014). Thanks to Juan José Morales for the tip. »
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