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Post Archives for December 2013

CFP: Emblems and Enigmas: The Heraldic Imagination

1 Dec 2013
The call for papers for the conference entitled “Emblems and Enigmas:  The Heraldic Imagination” (due 10 Jan,... »

December 1, 1581: The Martyrdoms of Campion, Briant, and Sherwin

1 Dec 2013
Today, of course, is the First Sunday of Advent, but it is also the anniversary of the 1581 executions of  St.... »

Call for Papers | Galloping History

1 Dec 2013
Galloping History Ankara, Turkey, 16-19 April 2014 Proposals due by 20 December 2013 There would hardly be any exaggeration... »
From: Enfilade

Exhibition | Precious Antiquities: The Profane Museum

1 Dec 2013
From the Vatican Museums: Precious Antiquities: The Profane Museum at the Time of Pius VI Room of the Aldobrandini Wedding,... »
From: Enfilade

History Carnival: Call for Submissions

1 Dec 2013
Performing Humanity will be proud to host the first History Carnival edition of 2014! Beginning December 1, 2013, we invite... »

Advent Calendar – Day One

1 Dec 2013
Evening dress, Chanel, c1932. Photos: Victoria and Albert Museum, London. On the first day of Christmas, Madame Guillotine... »

I Love Thee Winter! Well

1 Dec 2013
Ode Written On The First Of Decemberby Robert SoutheyTho' now no more the musing earDelights to listen to the breezeThat... »
From: Siris

The Vindictive Press- From Ralph Milliband the Prince Rupert in Two Motifs

1 Dec 2013
The Eagle Clawed Wolfe takes its name from the headline of a rather evocative Seventeenth Century broadsheet, which slung... »

If Georgian England’s single ladies were in charge… (1800)

1 Dec 2013
Knowing how consumed most single ladies were with the mission of securing a husband, just imagine what harassment England’s... »

Serena Zabin on Military Families in Boston, 3 Dec.

1 Dec 2013
This is probably the Revolutionary-history event that I’ve been looking forward to most this season. On Tuesday, 3 December,... »
From: Boston 1775

Rhinebeck & Red Hook

1 Dec 2013
Just back from a long celebratory Thanksgiving weekend in the Hudson River Valley, stuffed and tired. In between the festivities,... »

London before the Great Fire by Deborah Swift

1 Dec 2013
Whilst researching A Divided Inheritance I had to find out what London was like before the Great Fire. My novel is set in... »

Sonnets for Advent 2: Sonnet 5

1 Dec 2013
photo.funfus.comThe ‘lovely gaze where every eye doth dwell’ might seem like summer now, but winter is on its... »

Time to Play Holidays! American Duchess Advent Calendar

1 Dec 2013
Click Here to Play with the Advent CalendarLadies and Laddies, I'm so happy to present to you the American Duchess Advent... »

Of operations

1 Dec 2013
Horrifying news out of the UK, with serious implications for all pregnant women. Here’s the gist of it: Pregnant Italian... »

Sunday Short Takes

1 Dec 2013
Another short round-up this week! * Double Take: Versions and Copies of Tudor Portraits – another fascinating post... »

Writing Britain: 500-1500 - Call For Papers

2 Dec 2013
Writing Britain: 500-1500 University of Cambridge, Faculty of English 30 June-2 July, 2014Conference WebsitePlenary speakers:... »

CFP: Looking for Leisure: Court Residences and Their Satellites, 1400-1700

2 Dec 2013
The call for papers for the conference entitled “Looking for Leisure:  Court Residences and Their Satellites, 1400-1700″... »

First Monday Library Chat: Provincial Archives of Alberta

2 Dec 2013
Welcome back to the First Monday Library Chat! After last month’s chat with the Winterthur Library in Delaware, we... »

The Goodreads list of the most anticipated historical fiction being published in 2014: vote!

2 Dec 2013
This Goodreads list of historical fiction being published next year is illuminating. I’m looking forward to new Sarah... »

Top 10 Most Popular Articles of November 2013

2 Dec 2013
We had a lot to be thankful for in November. Aside from several great articles and new contributors, we celebrated the launch... »

Notable Links

2 Dec 2013
* Wittes and Singh on James Madison* Classic papers in philosophy by women* James Michael Greer considers Spengler's Second... »
From: Siris

Metal Veins of the Earth

2 Dec 2013
Antonio Neri, "The Mineral Gold"Ferguson 67, f. 5r.Over a decade before Antonio Neri wrote L’Arte Vetraria, the book on... »
From: Conciatore

Little monsters part I: putting together a successful course on early modern history (or anything else for that matter)

2 Dec 2013
Jonathan Willis Most of the posts which appear on the many-headed monster are either related directly to historical research... »

British Shakespeare Association news

2 Dec 2013
Last Saturday, 30 November, the British Shakespeare Association held its Annual General Meeting. The BSA is an association... »

Mary Davis, the horned woman

2 Dec 2013
By Felicity Roberts At the British Museum, near the centre of the Enlightenment Gallery in wall press 156, there is a portrait... »

Henry VIII Upside Down is a Devil?

2 Dec 2013
Even Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch thinks it could be so in this story from The Daily Mail:When a British couple discovered... »

Last Year at the Venerable English College in Rome

2 Dec 2013
On December 1, 2012, the Venerable English College celebrated Martyr's Day with a special ceremony since it was the 650th... »

Call for Papers | Emblems and Enigma: The Heraldic Imagination

2 Dec 2013
From the conference website: Emblems and Enigma: The Heraldic Imagination An Interdisciplinary Symposium at the Society of... »
From: Enfilade

Conference | Persistent Spaces: 18th- and 19th-Century Cities

2 Dec 2013
From the conference website: Persistent Spaces: Politics, Aesthetics and Topography in the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century... »
From: Enfilade

Zolner: De fortuna et fato (1608)

2 Dec 2013
Erasmus Zolnerus (=Erasmus Zolner) (praes.) Caspar Faber (resp.): Disputatio Physica De Fortuna Et Fato Wittebergae :... »

Melanchthon: Erotemata dialectices (1547)

2 Dec 2013
Melanchthon, Philipp:   Erotemata Dialectices, Continentia fere integram artem, Ita scripta, ut iuuentuti utiliter proponi... »

Raising baby

2 Dec 2013
In previous posts, I've looked at what the poorer women of sixteenth-century France might have understood about reproduction... »

In bad taste week: Street cries of Old London: “Who will buy my dildo?”

2 Dec 2013
As it is my birthday this week, and I am off looking for African elephants, I thought I would celebrate with some posts under... »

Re: Periodisations, borders

2 Dec 2013
This project information concerning an Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy has: Quote:Philosophy between 1300 and 1650... »

Charles Schmitt prize 2014

2 Dec 2013
Received via FICINO :   [quote]CHARLES SCHMITT PRIZE 2014   As the result of generous donations from an anonymous... »

Advent Calendar – Day Two

2 Dec 2013
‘Venus’, Dior, A/W 1949-50. Photo: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Costume Institute. Today’s advent calendar... »

Twelfth Night in Cardiff @RWCMD

2 Dec 2013
Wed 4 December – Sat 14 December 7.30pm Preview Tues 3 December 7.30pm Matinees Fri 6 & Wed 11 December 2.30pm By... »

Labels in History, or Why Historians don’t Complete Arguments with ‘QED’

2 Dec 2013
When this post goes ‘live’, I’ll be heading north to spend a week shut away on my own, brainstorming the... »

Hashtag History: using social media to teach, research and engage the public

2 Dec 2013
Me and Social Media: This post is a write-up of the paper I gave at Kingston University of 29 November 2013. As usual, I... »

Charles Lee: Gift of Controversy

2 Dec 2013
Charles Lee between 1776 and 1790. Source: Library of Congress Until the capture of Lieutenant General Jonathan Wainwright... »

Roundtable: The Legacy of Pauline Maier

2 Dec 2013
Michael D. Hattem introduces a weeklong roundtable on the legacy of Pauline Maier. »
From: The Junto

The Loyall Sacrifice

2 Dec 2013
…..presented in the lives and deaths of those two eminent-heroick patternes, for valour, discipline, and fidelity; the... »

“I now defye the Villans”

2 Dec 2013
During the Revolution, property belonging to Loyalists was subject to seizure. Very often some part of that property had... »

Tea Q. & A. with Bruce Richardson

2 Dec 2013
On Thursday, 5 December, Bruce Richardson will speak at the Old South Meeting House on “Five Teas that Launched a Revolution”,... »
From: Boston 1775

Tracing the reputation of Polydore Vergil: scholarly debates and cultural change during the English Reformation

2 Dec 2013
I will be spending Thursday evening talking to the Society, Culture, and Belief seminar at the Institute of historical Research.... »

Twelve ‘Days’ of Christmas feature

2 Dec 2013
Between now and the big day, we will be posting our ‘Twelve “Days” of Christmas’ – different... »

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 37

2 Dec 2013
My mouth doth water, and my breast doth swell, My tongue doth itch, my thoughts in labor be; Listen then, lordings, with... »

Launching a conversation

2 Dec 2013
Where are all the bloggers in higher-ed administration? The question sounds strange, maybe because higher-ed administration... »

Making Money Go Further – Clipping

2 Dec 2013
While today, the weekly wage or the monthly salary goes straight into a bank account, accessible by magic plastic cards and... »
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