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Post Archives for November 2014

"His head was full of water": The Death of Charles II of Spain

1 Nov 2014
Charles II of Spain (aka, The Bewitched; Madrid, Spain, 6th November 1661 - Madrid, Spain, 1st November 1700)On this day,... »

Hoard of 17th century artefacts found at Rathfarnham Castle. VIDEO.

1 Nov 2014
http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/hoard-of-17th-century-artefacts-found-at-rathfarnham-castle-1.1982372 »

History Carnival #139

1 Nov 2014
We are very pleased to be hosting History Carnival #139 at the Recipes Project this month! We have a wealth of interesting... »

Two More Waddesdon Manor Treasures Now Online

1 Nov 2014
Le Ballet Royal de La Nuit and Jean de La Fontaine’s Fables choisies, two treasures of Waddesdon Manor’s library collected... »
From: Enfilade

All Saints

1 Nov 2014
2010 All Saints PostMoses the Black of Ethiopia, Micae Hồ Đình Hy, Katherine Mary Drexel, Robert Southwell, Lojze Grozde,... »
From: Siris

24 Hours in Academia

1 Nov 2014
I used to think that I was the only saddo still on the computer while everyone else was down the pub on a Friday night. Turns... »

Naufrage au Bullock

1 Nov 2014
 La Belle de Cavelier de Lasalle est de retour dans les nouvelles: ici, ici et ici.  Le Bullock Museum, à... »
From: Charlevoix

Doctorales de l’APAHAU : L’ornement, diffusion, réception, perception (Dijon, 13-14 novembre)

1 Nov 2014
L’ornement : diffusion, réception, perception Doctorales de l’APAHAU 2014, Université de Bourgogne   Jeudi 13... »

An Anglican Hymn for All Saints

1 Nov 2014
The words of this hymn were written by an Anglican bishop, Walsham How, and first sung to the tune Sarum; most commonly,... »

“Letters from Washington” in Cambridge in November

1 Nov 2014
This month Longfellow House–Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site in Cambridge will host a new series of discussions... »
From: Boston 1775

Books are for use

1 Nov 2014
Librarians of a certain vintage will recognise this statement as the first of the five laws of... »

Shaping Science: Divergent Sciences between Tyson and Hooke

1 Nov 2014
By Colin N. The latter days of the Early Modern period were among the more notable in terms of scientific discovery, and... »

Discovered for History: Peden’s Point near Dalry and Kilwinning

1 Nov 2014
In a great piece of historical fieldwork work, Neil Torrens has found, located and photographed Peden’s Point near Dalry... »

Renaissance Rumours and Chinese Whispers

1 Nov 2014
As part of the ‘Inside Out’ festival at King’s College this October (2014), Emily and I organised a mass... »

Somebody finally wrote something about Renaissance Italy

1 Nov 2014
A new book has been published on that age-old question of whether Italians were lovers or fighters. Shaw, Christine. Barons... »

When is the “Other House” not a “Senate”? What Cicero and Cromwell can teach Ed Miliband

1 Nov 2014
Ed Miliband, the Leader of the Opposition, has proposed replacing the House of Lords with a regionally elected “Senate”.... »

Aristophanes, Nephelai

1 Nov 2014
The Clouds is the only work in which Socrates plays a definite role that is contemporary with Socrates himself. Aristophanes... »
From: Siris

Historically Speaking Blog.

1 Nov 2014
Weighing in on the Progressive Communityhttp://historicallyspeaking.driftingfocus.com/2014/11/01/weighing-in-on-the-progressive-community/ »

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 61

1 Nov 2014
Oft with true sighs, oft with uncalled tears, Now with slow words, now with dumb eloquence I Stella’s eyes assail,... »

Friday 1 November 1661

1 Nov 2014
I went this morning with Sir W. Pen by coach to Westminster, and having done my business at Mr. Montagu’s, I went back... »
From: Pepys' Diary

A Fragment of Marie Antoinette's Gown

2 Nov 2014
Today we celebrate the birthday of a most iconic lady. Having peeked in at her death, walked in her shoes, strummed her harp... »

1758 Indian Goods List.

2 Nov 2014
Coming To Trade By John Buxton.1758-Goods supplied to Indians by Colonel Byrd (Cherokee)Posted on March 18, 2011“Goods... »

Israel Horovitz’s My Old Lady is brought into effective life by Maggie Smith

2 Nov 2014
Kevin Kline as Matthias Gold and Maggie Smith, Matilde Girard (no she is not his mother after all) in My Old Lady 2014) Have... »

The Week in Early American History

2 Nov 2014
A(ntebellum) to Z(ombie), we've got you covered for early American history news. »
From: The Junto

Call for Papers | Entre l’œil et le monde, 1740–1840

2 Nov 2014
From H-ArtHist: Entre l’œil et le monde: dispositifs et expédients d’une nouvelle épistémologie visuelle... »
From: Enfilade

Exhibition | The Diligent Needle

2 Nov 2014
Needlework picture, 1750–1800 (Winterthur: Gift of Henry Francis du Pont 1961.1697) ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ Now on... »
From: Enfilade

Film | National Gallery

2 Nov 2014
◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ Frederick Wiseman’s new documentary from Zipporah Films has its US premier in New York... »
From: Enfilade

Dando: the celebrated gormandizing oyster eater

2 Nov 2014
Courtesy of Lewis Walpole Library To Gormandize – to eat (food) voraciously and greedily.   Edward Dando (not John... »

Marie Antoinette and the Petit Trianon

2 Nov 2014
The Petit Trianon is a sumptuous jewellery box of a house, tucked away in the Versailles park. Designed in 1762 by Ange-Jacques... »

“Visualizing Slavery” Conference in New Haven , 7-8 Nov.

2 Nov 2014
On Friday and Saturday, 7-8 November, the Gilder Lehrman Center’s 16th Annual International Conference will take place... »
From: Boston 1775

Mums for Mourning

2 Nov 2014
The holiday Halloween evolved from pre-Christian traditions as well as the Christian days for remembrance, All Saints Day... »

How ‘Orals’ Altered the Contraceptive Marketplace in 1960s Britain

2 Nov 2014
The Perceptions of Pregnancy blog, like the Researchers’ Network, aims to reach beyond boundaries and borders, and to... »

¡Música barroca mexicana!

2 Nov 2014
The field of earlier music in the Americas – once an exotic footnote to Western music history – has matured in exciting... »

Appel à publication : « L’Exotisme », revue « Le Verger » n°8 (novembre 2015)

2 Nov 2014
Pour son huitième numéro, la revue en ligne à comité de lecture Le Verger propose d’engager une réflexion sur le thème... »

Upcoming Books and Exhibitions for November 2014

2 Nov 2014
Books Catching up with books that have already been released in the UK or that I missed in October: * Digging for Richard... »

All Souls

2 Nov 2014
St. Catherine of Genoa, Treatise on Purgatory, Chapter 2:I believe no happiness can be found worthy to be compared with that... »
From: Siris

18th Century Toys for Time Travelers

2 Nov 2014
In an age of radio controlled helicopters, bears that read, and, of course, the necessary cell phone loaded with amusements,... »

18th Century Economics: Morality and Perversity

2 Nov 2014
Over 15 million people have viewed the info graphic by  Michael Norton and Dan Ariely, professors of the business... »

Saturday 2 November 1661

2 Nov 2014
At the office all the morning; where Sir John Minnes, our new comptroller, was fetched by Sir Wm. Pen and myself from Sir... »
From: Pepys' Diary

The Seventeenth Century Lady Reaches One Million Views!

2 Nov 2014
Around midnight last night, I noticed that this website had indeed reached over one million views. This calls for a celebration,... »

More On Blankets.

2 Nov 2014
American Checked Blanket c. “1600 - 1800” (Metropolitan Museum of Art)“Point” Blanket reported to be carried by Private... »

HuNI – Now Online

3 Nov 2014
A new platform for humanities and creative arts research, HuNI (pronounced honey) has recently launched. Located at http://huni.net.au... »

A Revolutionary on the Guillotine: Olympe de Gouges

3 Nov 2014
Olympe de Gouges (née Marie Gouze; Montauban, Guyenne-and-Gascony, Kingdom of France, 7th May 1748 – Paris, France, 3rd... »

October 2014

3 Nov 2014
Building Visits. During the next 24 months members of the Network Project team will be visiting many of the University buildings... »

A Hymn for All Souls Day

3 Nov 2014
My husband and I made visits to his parents' grave and to church for All Soul's Day to pray for the Poor Souls in Purgatory this... »

Sunday Short Takes

3 Nov 2014
Yes, two blog posts in one day! I would love to say that I used my extra hour from the time change for extra productivity,... »

Astrology and the novatores, part 2

3 Nov 2014
Following my previous post on the status of astrology in early modern Spain, I want to give a more detailed account of the... »

Did you watch Death Comes to Pemberley? [poll]

3 Nov 2014
You know George Wickham was always a rascal....PBS just aired Death Comes to Pemberley in the US which was based on the murder... »
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