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Post Archives for November 2013

The Geographic Imagination: Conceptualizing Places and Spaces in the Middle Ages - Call For Papers

1 Nov 2013
Second Annual Indiana Medieval Graduate Student Consortium Conference The Geographic Imagination: Conceptualizing Places... »

Radio Greats: Donovan's Brain (Suspense)

1 Nov 2013
I don't know if anyone reads Curt Siodmak's works anymore, but he has influenced the horror genre in a very large number... »
From: Siris

Visualising Shakespeare’s London

1 Nov 2013
John Gipkin’s painting of Paul’s Cross, 1616 Most of the London that Shakespeare knew disappeared in the Great... »

A Halloween Round-Up

1 Nov 2013
By Lisa Smith I went a little wild with our Twitter account (@historecipes) on Halloween and ended up tweeting links to stories... »

Exhibition | Antichità, Teatro, Magnificenza: Images of Rome

1 Nov 2013
Press release (14 May 2013) from the Carlos Museum (with thanks to Hélène Bremer for noting it) . . . Antichità, Teatro,... »
From: Enfilade

Renaissance Loves

1 Nov 2013
London Renaissance Seminar 9 November, 2.00pm-6.00pm Room 124 Birkbeck College 43 Gordon Square Ms Linda Grant (Birkbeck),... »

Academic Writing Month 2013

1 Nov 2013
Once more I’m taking part in Academic Writing Month, or #AcWriMo as it is known on the twitters. Last year I found... »

The Whale-boat Men of Long Island Sound

1 Nov 2013
Example of whaleboats in a 1690 painting by Abraham Storck. Source: Stichting Rijksmuseum het Zuiderzeemuseum When the Continental... »

Lucy Hutchinson Conference

1 Nov 2013
Lucy Hutchinson: Life Writing, Religion and Politics St Edmund Hall, Oxford, Thursday 28 November 2013 Lucy Hutchinson is... »
From: CEMS

Canadian Theatre has a Youth Problem

1 Nov 2013
A couple of weeks ago when I was in Vienna, attending a congress celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Burgtheater’s... »
From: dispositio

Byrd on My Mind

1 Nov 2013
William Byrd has been on my mind lately, as I had written and revised a poem about him--I don't write poetry very often,... »

Crowdsourcing - Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin

1 Nov 2013
Crowdsourcing - Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin »

Katherine St John, Lady Mompesson

1 Nov 2013
Intriguing and frustrating in equal measure is the paucity of information available about some of these Good Gentlewomen.... »

Conference on Revolutionary Women Coming Up in 2014

1 Nov 2013
Next June, the Sons of the American Revolution will hold its annual conference in Colonial Williamsburg, and its theme will... »
From: Boston 1775

From Williamsburg's "Poet's Corner" in 1775: "Winter. A Favourite Song."

1 Nov 2013
It’s not exactly the Writer’s Almanac, but nobody said that 18th-century poets were long on talent.  They did, however,... »

Sea Poems at St. John’s!

1 Nov 2013
Here I was on Tuesday night 10/29/13, the one-year anniversary of Sandy’s rude arrival in New York, sounding out the... »
From: The Bookfish

All Saints

1 Nov 2013
2010 All Saints PostMoses the Black of Ethiopia, Micae Hồ Đình Hy, Katherine Mary Drexel, Robert Southwell, Lojze Grozde,... »
From: Siris

Explanatory Notes on Gaffe/Stutter

1 Nov 2013
Earlier this month, punctum books released my project Gaffe/Stutter on its Dead Letter Office imprint, edited by the... »

Rosenbach/Indagine cites Lichtenberger

1 Nov 2013
If you want to see the context of Johannes Rosenbach/Johannes de Indagine citing Johannes Lichtenberger - the only vaguely... »

Katherine Howard's Past is Revealed

1 Nov 2013
Above: Lynne Frederick as Katherine Howard in The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1972).Having returned from their northern progress... »
From: Conor Byrne

My Utterly Ridiculous Pierrot Clown Costume - Halloween 2013

1 Nov 2013
Well, I might have been stitching up to the last day, but I did finish my utterly ridiculously Pierrot clown costume.  Here... »

Practical Criticism Midwest, 2014

1 Nov 2013
The Graduate Student Advisory Board at Ball State is proud to announce its CFP for the spring Practical Criticism Midwest... »

CFP: Vernacular Architecture Forum 2014 Conference: Down Jersey: From Bayshore to Seashore

1 Nov 2013
The call for papers for the Vernacular Architecture Forum 2014 Conference on the theme of “Down Jersey:  From Bayshore... »

Music on My Mind

2 Nov 2013
Kate Miller-Heidke, "Last Day on Earth". »
From: Siris

Reader question: Time travel

2 Nov 2013
A reader is curious to know of good sources on early modern time travel. More precisely: how much time did it take to travel... »

Journées d’étude | La cuisine, une artification par les arts?

2 Nov 2013
On at the Centre d’archives de BAnQ: La Cuisine: Une artification par les arts ? Montréal, Centre d’archives... »
From: Enfilade

A visit to Kisiljevo

2 Nov 2013
Author James Lyon recently visited Kisiljevo in Serbia with ABC News in search of Peter Plogojowitz. ... »

16th Century Drawings Of Disease Are As Fascinating As They Are Disturbing

2 Nov 2013
16th Century Drawings Of Disease Are As Fascinating As They Are Disturbing: emperornorton47: 16th Century Drawings Of... »

Mystery and Myth in Millis

2 Nov 2013
A regional section of the Boston Globe recently reported on a talk by Paul LaCroix, president of the Millis Historical Society,... »
From: Boston 1775

Brains

2 Nov 2013
Rasmussen:It’s not exactly a vote of confidence in the powers that be: A sizable number of Americans think the undead would... »
From: Siris

Has Salem sold its Soul?

2 Nov 2013
One last Halloween-related post (I promise!) on this All Soul’s Day:  since it is a recurring theme of mine, I feel... »

Early-modern common law scholarship: speech, manuscript, print

2 Nov 2013
On Friday, 1 November, I was fortunate to attend Dr Ian Williams’ lecture at the IALS on the subject of the role of readings... »
From: C18thGirl

Naming wars redux

2 Nov 2013
I put up a new post at SMHBLOG on whether there’s a formula to naming wars (not just early modern). Check it out and... »

A Year in Jamaica – Book Review

2 Nov 2013
  For anyone with an interest in Jamaica and its history this enchanting memoir is a must read, and a great Christmas... »

Prize-Winning Animation Lets You Fly Through 17th Century London

2 Nov 2013
Prize-Winning Animation Lets You Fly Through 17th Century London: Dan Colman, openculture.com Six students from De Montfort... »

Links of Note

2 Nov 2013
* John Wilkins recently had two very good posts on species concepts:Articles of faith: The theological and philosophical... »
From: Siris

CFP: Houses and Patricians in Mantua During the Early Renaissance, 1459-1524

2 Nov 2013
The call for papers for the conference entitled “Houses and Patricians in Mantua During the Early Renaissance, 1459-1524″... »

Love Pent Up

2 Nov 2013
Today is the Feast of All Souls, of course, which concerns the souls in Purgatory. From the Treatise on Purgatory of St.... »
From: Siris

The Week in Early American History

3 Nov 2013
It’s been a busy week of headlines for early Americanists: to the links! At Long Island’s Rock Hall, archaeologists... »
From: The Junto

St. Winifred, Shrewsbury, and Holywell

3 Nov 2013
Today is the feast of St. Winifred, Welsh abbess and niece of St. Beuno, who raised her back to life after her beheading... »

Jon Seydl Apointed New Director of Curatorial Affairs at WAM

3 Nov 2013
Press release (29 October 2013) from the Worcester Art Museum: The Worcester Art Museum (WAM) today announced the appointment... »
From: Enfilade

Lecture | Jill Lepore on Benjamin Franklin’s Sister’s Books

3 Nov 2013
This year’s Lewis Walpole Library Lecture takes place on Friday: The Ladies Library: Or, Benjamin Franklin’s... »
From: Enfilade

Suspicious of new banknotes? Nothing new there, then.

3 Nov 2013
The Bank of England recently proposed a consultation period for the introduction of banknotes made out of plastic, rather... »

New project, new people: the Digital Panopticon

3 Nov 2013
Starting a new project is exciting and intensely busy (which is also my excuse for taking a month to blog about it). And... »

Passages on Fortitude in Sense and Sensibility

3 Nov 2013
Chapter 15:They saw nothing of Marianne till dinner time, when she entered the room and took her place at the table without... »
From: Siris

moshita: De dissectione partium corporis humani libri...

3 Nov 2013
Charles Estienne | posted by moshita.org Charles Estienne | posted by moshita.org Charles Estienne | posted by moshita.org... »

Many Revolutions at Brandeis This Year

3 Nov 2013
To gain perspective on the American Revolution, it helps to consider it in context. And over the past generation historians... »
From: Boston 1775

Claire Bloom discusses playing Lady Marchmain

3 Nov 2013
Award-winning actress Claire Bloom has played some of history's most famous women, including Katherine of Aragon in Henry... »

I’m back…let’s play catch up

3 Nov 2013
Its been a long time, baby, to quote the Blessed Fat Boy Slim, but here we are, once again gracing the book-strewn halls... »
From: austenonly

The Soul is Symphonic: The Music of Hildegard von Bingen

3 Nov 2013
Born in the Rhineland in present day Germany, Hildegard von Bingen (1098–1179) was a visionary nun and polymath. She founded... »
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