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Post Archives for December 2014

Facing the Frontier: Cultural Difference, Sovereignty, and Expansion in the Early Modern World – Call For Papers

1 Dec 2014
Facing the Frontier: Cultural Difference, Sovereignty, and Expansion in the Early Modern World Durham University, Institute... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

The Girl in Rose: Haydn's Last Love

1 Dec 2014
I have recently finished Peter Hobday's 2004 book, The Girl in Rose: Haydn's Last Love. The book was a wonderful surprise... »

Homilies

1 Dec 2014
Due to a late start today I ended up attending church at a parish other than my usual one. A very significant portion of... »
From: Siris

ANZAMEMS PATS 2014 Report: Political Ideas in Medieval Texts

1 Dec 2014
Dear members, Amanda McVitty (Massey University), one of the postgrads who attended the recent ANZAMEMS PATS seminar on Political... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Kant’s Campaign against the Synthesis of Empiricism and Rationalism

1 Dec 2014
This is a guest post by Timmy de Goeij. Timmy is part of a research project “Thinking classified – Structuring the world... »

Metal Veins Reprise

1 Dec 2014
Antonio Neri, "The Mineral Gold"Neri 1598-2000 (Ferguson 67), f. 5r.Over a decade before Antonio Neri wrote L’Arte Vetraria,... »
From: Conciatore

The plebs: a brief history

1 Dec 2014
Brodie Waddell How, in the 21st century, can the word ‘pleb’ lead to a prominent MP resigning his government post and... »

Shakespeare in France: the St Omer First Folio

1 Dec 2014
The St Omer First Folio There was good news for those interested in the history of Shakespeare’s plays last week. On... »

First Monday Library Chat: Chemical Heritage Foundation

1 Dec 2014
Welcome back to the First Monday Library Chat! In September, I moved across Philadelphia to join the Chemical Heritage Foundation... »

At Auction | Un Moment de Perfection: Furniture & Paintings

1 Dec 2014
One of a pair of Italian walnut commodes, ca. 1784–85, designed and mounted by Luigi Valadier. Estimate: £600,000–1... »
From: Enfilade

New Book | Mariette and the Science of the Connoisseur

1 Dec 2014
Scheduled for release from Ashgate next month: Kristel Smentek, Mariette and the Science of the Connoisseur in Eighteenth-Century... »
From: Enfilade

Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Caleb (part II)

1 Dec 2014
This is the second post in a series about the Trenchfields, a family of mariners from the early seventeenth century, and... »

Appel à communication :  » Le rôle des artistes dans la création des arts décoratifs et industriels » (Mulhouse, avril 2015)

1 Dec 2014
Après les travaux initiés en 2010, lors des Journées d’histoire industrielle, consacrées au thème de « l’art et... »

Entertaining puzzles in the Lady’s Magazine

1 Dec 2014
Periodical publications, and especially the subgenre of the magazine, are seldom a one-way street. The content they provide... »

Ann Bates: British Spy Extraordinaire

1 Dec 2014
With the recent popularity of spies in the Revolutionary War, led by AMC’s TURN cable television series and the bestselling... »

A Biography of Lady Catherine Grey

1 Dec 2014
I am very excited to announce that my next book, if all goes well, will be a biography of Lady Catherine Grey, the beautiful... »
From: Conor Byrne

Guest Post: Teaching Toilets in an Age of American Ebola

1 Dec 2014
K.A. Woytonik is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at the University of New Hampshire.  In 2013-2014, she was... »
From: The Junto

Stormbird – Conn Iggulden

1 Dec 2014
‘King Henry V – the great Lion of England – is long dead. In 1437, after years of regency, the pious and... »

What a surprise

1 Dec 2014
Champlain Bridge II.  Courtesy of La Presse.The federal government has spoken : the new bridge linking the Island of... »
From: Charlevoix

“the heavy Cloud that hangs over us”

1 Dec 2014
Harriott Pinckney Horry, the daughter of Charles Pinckney and Eliza Lucas, and wife of Daniel Huger Horry, was preparing... »

“Law and (Dis)Order in Boston, 1773” at Old South in December

1 Dec 2014
In historical Boston, December is Tea Party time, and the Old South Meeting House and Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum... »
From: Boston 1775

dignity

1 Dec 2014
Mental health has been all over the mainstream media in the past few months. Workplace stress. Mental health among students.... »

Miss Scott Evans, who was so flatteringly received in Aurelia…

1 Dec 2014
Title: Miss Scott Evans, who was so flatteringly received in Aurelia, begs leave respectfully to inform her friends and... »

Appel à communication : « Utopias » (Brighton, septembre 2015)

1 Dec 2014
The idea of utopia was always been two faced. On the one hand it was the place that is no place (u-topos) – the ideal that... »

Winter 2014 – Spring 2015 Shakespeare in NYC

1 Dec 2014
I was asked recently for a list of Shakespeare and other early modern plays that I’m planning to see this upcoming... »
From: The Bookfish

Colloque : « Frontières, dictature, politique. De l’absence d’images à la position d’un regard. Le Chili depuis 1973″ (Paris, 11-13 décembre 2014)

1 Dec 2014
Alfredo Jaar, Géométrie de la conscience, 2010   Après la commémoration des quarante ans du coup d’État chilien... »

Visitor surveillance, 365 days a year

1 Dec 2014
In the interest of full disclosure, I should tell you that I know things about my site’s readers. Okay, let’s drop the... »

Would you want this man sneaking down your chimney?

1 Dec 2014
The original Santa is St. Nicholas of Myra. Although little is known about him (and some contest his very existence), he... »

Biblioteca de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid | Colección Digital Complutense

1 Dec 2014
216.000 documentos en acceso abierto: artículos científicos, libros y grabados antiguos, tesis doctorales leídas en la... »

Voyage of the ‘Pearl’, 1849

1 Dec 2014
George Morgan Clarke (1798—1849) was the second son of Charles Clarke. He married Caroline Maria Likely in 1826, but they... »

But with a Sweet Forgetting

1 Dec 2014
In Drear-Nighted Decemberby John KeatsIn drear-nighted December,Too happy, happy tree,Thy branches ne’er rememberTheir... »
From: Siris

Upcoming Books and Exhibitions for December 2014

1 Dec 2014
Books Once again I have to start out with things that I missed from previous months! Pirate Nation: Elizabeth I and Her Royal... »

Appel à communication : « Ecclesiastical Patronage in Europe, 1400-1600″ (Londres, 9 mai 2015)

1 Dec 2014
Ecclesiastical Patronage in Europe, 1400-1600 (London, 9 May 15) The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, May 9, 2015 Deadline:... »

Appel à communication : « Reconsidering the Origins of Portraiture » (Cracovie, 16-18 avril 2015)

1 Dec 2014
“Reconsidering the Origins of Portraiture”April 16th-18th, 2015 Deadline for sending abstracts: 15th January, 2015 The... »

More Sad News: David Vassberg

1 Dec 2014
From the Fundación Española de Historia Moderna: “Ayer mismo ha fallecido en su casa de Austin, Texas, David Vassberg.... »

Ann Hawkins and the Hildesley family

1 Dec 2014
Ann Hawkins was another of the daughters of the recusant Sir Thomas Hawkins the elder of Nash Court, Boughton-under-Blean,... »

Prix du musée d’Orsay pour une publication de thèse

1 Dec 2014
Le musée d’Orsay décerne un prix permettant la publication d’une thèse d’histoire de l’art portant sur la période... »

Introducing "Victoria" Carriage Boots

1 Dec 2014
Today's post is all about carriage boots. I'm maybe a little TOO excited about our new "Victoria" Carriage Boots...I'm...well...wearing... »

Sunday 1 December 1661

1 Dec 2014
(Lord’s day). In the morning at church and heard Mr. Mills. At home dined and with me by appointment Mr. Sanchy, who... »
From: Pepys' Diary

Microaggression

1 Dec 2014
In academic life there are very few things more dangerous than fads; academic ideas are simply not the kind of idea that... »
From: Siris

Durham University, Research Assistant: Social Relations and Everyday Life in England, 1500-1640 – Call For Applications

2 Dec 2014
Durham University – The Department of History Research Assistant – Social Relations and Everyday Life in England,... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

"By way of pain one arrives at pleasure": The Death of the Marquis de Sade

2 Dec 2014
Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, The Marquis de Sade (Charenton, France, 2nd June 1740 – Charenton, France, 2nd December... »

Joséphine crowned, 2nd December 1804

2 Dec 2014
Sunday, the second of December 1804 was the coldest day of the year, with snow overnight and freezing rain the next morning,... »

CFP: Fertile Spaces, Dynamic Places: Mapping the Cultures of Italy

2 Dec 2014
The call for papers for the conference entitled “Fertile Spaces, Dynamic Places:  Mapping the Cultures of Italy”... »

Digital Dawdling

2 Dec 2014
As academics on a semester system know, Thanksgiving break offers the false hope of a brief interlude before the final dash... »

17th Century Knitting Sheath.

2 Dec 2014
Knitting sheaths were attached to the waist and used to support one knitting needle so that the knitter only needed to use... »

The dose makes the poison: dangerous plants

2 Dec 2014
By Marieke Hendriksen My current research focuses on how certain materials, particularly metals, gemstones and glass, mostly... »

The 17th century "spaniel ears" hairstyle

2 Dec 2014
This article first appeared on Your Wardrobe Unlock'd. As it is rather long and Picture Heavy I will make it into two... »

Exhibition | Marks of Genius: Drawings from the MIA

2 Dec 2014
Edme Bouchardon, Design for a Token: Marine, 1744, ca. 1743, red chalk (Minneapolis Institute of Arts) ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊... »
From: Enfilade

Pure Judgement

2 Dec 2014
After five years, I hope you’ll indulge me as I ask a small favor that has nothing to do with HECAA or the eighteenth... »
From: Enfilade
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