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Post Archives for December 2015

Merchant Ships Ruled the Waves

1 Dec 2015
It's my pleasure to welcome Stephen Baines to the salon, to tell us of a time when merchant ships ruled the waves!---oOo---... »

Effaced from History? Facial Difference and its Representation from Antiquity to the Present Day – Call For Papers

1 Dec 2015
Effaced from History? Facial Difference and its Representation from Antiquity to the Present Day The University of Winchester... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Magna Carta Panels at the NZ Historical Association Conference

1 Dec 2015
The New Zealand Historical Association (NZHA) will hold a series of panels on Magna Carta at their conference 2-4 December... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Voyage to the Moon

1 Dec 2015
Tickets are now on sale for an exciting new scholarly and creative opera project, called ‘Voyage to the Moon’,... »

Recipes to Entertain in an Exeter Cathedral Library Manuscript

1 Dec 2015
By Catherine Rider Exeter Cathedral has several medieval medical manuscripts in its library, as well as a large collection... »

One of the Diamonds of England and His Companions

1 Dec 2015
Today is the anniversary of the 1581 executions of St. Edmund Campion, SJ; St. Alexander Briant, SJ, and St. Ralph Sherwin;... »

Workers of the Week: Winter is Coming

1 Dec 2015
Mark Hailwood Brueghelian winter It’s time for another post in our recently launched ‘Workers of the Week’... »

The Crossing Part 1 (Long Retreat From New York)

1 Dec 2015
The Crossing is about the beginning of the American Revolution. A bit late for me, but I found it very enjoyable viewing.... »

Exhibition| Wordplay: Matthias Buchinger’s Drawings

1 Dec 2015
Press release (19 November 2015) from The Met: Wordplay: Matthias Buchinger’s Drawings from the Collection of... »
From: Enfilade

Lecture | Mark Hallett on Gainsborough’s Landscapes

1 Dec 2015
At The Morgan: Mark Hallett, The Nomadic Eye: Traveling through Thomas Gainsborough’s LandscapesThe Morgan Library... »
From: Enfilade

British Art Studies, Autumn 2015

1 Dec 2015
Ken Gonzales-Day, Panorama of Museum West Pavilion, 2015, chromogenic print, 20.32 x 99 cm, taken in the West Pavilion, J.... »
From: Enfilade

Dumoulin: élémens de la philosophie morale (1641)

1 Dec 2015
Pierre Dumoulin: Les élémens de la philosophie morale Paris : Nicolas Gasse 1641  Copy: BSB München... »

Norman Cross: French Prisoner of War Camp

1 Dec 2015
In the December of 1796 work began on building a prisoner of war camp at Norman Cross on the border between Huntingdonshire... »

Exhibition: Drawing Versailles: Charles Le Brun (1619-1690)

1 Dec 2015
Information on the exhibition entitled “Drawing Versailles:  Charles Le Brun (1619-1690)” (18 Nov-14 Feb,... »

How do you define “Founding Fathers”?

1 Dec 2015
How do you define “Founding Fathers”? You can define it either broadly or narrowly. By consensus, most historians... »

Rencontres : « Autour du Prix du musée d’Orsay » (Paris, 17 décembre 2015)

1 Dec 2015
Le musée d’Orsay a créé un Prix en 2006, qui est attribué tous les ans à une thèse... »

And the winners are …

1 Dec 2015
The winners of our Blake Quarterly subscription giveaway are Harriet Linkin and Sylva Ficová. Congratulations... »

“New England Captives” Tour, July 2016

1 Dec 2015
Historian Donald Friary and the New England Historic Genealogical Society are offering what looks like an unusual tour of... »
From: Boston 1775

William and Mary, by the grace of God, King and Queen of England

1 Dec 2015
A broadside with an account of the great fire of 5 September 1694 that destroyed much of the city of Warwick and an appeal... »

Journée d’études « Lectures et relectures du passé, XVIIIe-XXIe siècles »

1 Dec 2015
La référence à l’Antiquité classique est continue au cours des périodes modernes... »

Incredible universities

1 Dec 2015
When I left my last academic job, a good friend and colleague gave me Ian McGuire’s campus novel Incredible Bodies,... »

Healthy Beards? A ‘Decembeard’ Special!

1 Dec 2015
Today marks the start of ‘Decembeard‘, in which tens of thousands of men across the UK and beyond will be donning... »
From: DrAlun

Technology meets Scholarship: Handwritten Text Recognition

1 Dec 2015
If like us you are excited by ways to revolutionise access to archives through the use of new technology and innovation,... »

Blessed John Beche, The Last Abbot of Colchester

1 Dec 2015
John Beche (alias Thomas Marshall) was executed for treason on December 1, 1539--the last abbot of Colchester's Benedictine... »

Interview with Tom Spray

1 Dec 2015
Our final MEMSA seminar of the year will take place on Tuesday, 8 December at the World Heritage Visitors Centre... »

Fabulous Facial Hair History

1 Dec 2015
A foreign man with an extremely long bushy beard requesting a shave. Credit: Wellcome Library London On Saturday 28 November... »

The End of the Beginning?

1 Dec 2015
OK, I admit it, I never saw that coming: Carmarthenshire County Council’s equivalent of Darth Vader’s ‘I... »

“What manner o’thing is your crocodile?” December 2015

1 Dec 2015
It’s a new month and you know what that means! Mystery time! We’re sure this month’s mystery image won’t... »

December edition of "Tudor Life"

1 Dec 2015
Keith Michell as Henry VIII and Jane Asher as Queen Jane Seymour (1972) The December edition of Tudor Life magazine, for... »

TannerRitchie Holiday Sale 2015/16 is here!

1 Dec 2015
Holiday Sale 2015/16 Our Annual Holiday and Year End Sale is back! All downloads are $10 or less* 50% off Quick Access... »

Library Carpentry in words and numbers: all code, no woodwork

1 Dec 2015
ERROR #librarycarpentry #citylis pic.twitter.com/0u4QTEsbne — Ernesto Priego (@ernestopriego) November 9, 2015 In November... »

Ought Not, Therefore Doesn't

1 Dec 2015
Something I have been thinking about, without much commitment on the matter. One of the peculiarities of atheistic arguments... »
From: Siris

New book: “London Lives: Poverty, Crime and the Making of a Modern City, 1690-1800”

1 Dec 2015
Published this week in print and as an eBook, London Lives has been co-authored by SCEMS’ Bob Shoemaker (Principal... »
From: SCEMS

Lexington, VA

1 Dec 2015
Shakespeare 2016! is a year-long celebration at Washington and Lee commemorating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's... »

New Book: “Iberian Books” Volumes II & III

1 Dec 2015
Iberian Books Volumes II & III/Libros Ibéricos Volúmenes II y III (2 vols): Books published in Spain, Portugal... »

Two Posts on Arcade

1 Dec 2015
I’ve written two posts for Stanford’s Arcade this fall, both early gestures toward a new project. On Oct 29,... »
From: The Bookfish

"Ironic"

1 Dec 2015
I found this rather funny:I remember when the original song came out just over twenty years ago. Actually, a lot of songs... »
From: Siris

Just look at that expression on his face. No caption is...

1 Dec 2015
Just look at that expression on his face. No caption is needed. Except for, you know, the details: Raw-Weather by James Gillray... »

bring back any memories?

1 Dec 2015
15th Light DRagoons from 1970 »

The Top 5 of November

2 Dec 2015
As Christmas draws ever closer, it's time for a look back at the most popular posts of November; as ever, in no particular... »

Adaptations and History – Call for Papers

2 Dec 2015
The 11th Annual Conference of the Association of Adaptation Studies St Anne’s College, Oxford, UK 26-27 September,... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

BIG LEARNING OPPORTUNITY FROM THE FOLGER!

2 Dec 2015
A Big Announcement this week, teaching colleagues! We’re totally psyched. We want you to . . .   JOIN US! THREE... »

Monday 1 December 166

2 Dec 2015
Up and by coach with Sir John Minnes and Sir W. Batten to White Hall to the Duke’s chamber, where, as is usual, my... »

Yellow Glass

2 Dec 2015
Yellow Neon Chandelier, 1995 Dale Chihuly. (Columbus, Indiana Visitors Center).  Very few people know how to make... »
From: Conciatore

Full of sound and fury: recording Shakespeare

2 Dec 2015
An early gramophone There are few things that take people back to their past more effectively than sound recordings. Mostly,... »

After Catholic Emancipation in England

2 Dec 2015
While Catholics had finally been granted the rights that were theirs by birth in 1829, much work remained for them to exercise... »

New Book | Noah’s Ark: Essays on Architecture

2 Dec 2015
From The MIT Press: Hubert Damisch, Noah’s Ark: Essays on Architecture, edited and introduced by Anthony Vidler, translated... »
From: Enfilade

Exhibition | Pierre-Jean Mariette and the Art of Collecting Drawings

2 Dec 2015
Opening next month at The Morgan: Pierre-Jean Mariette and the Art of Collecting Drawings The Morgan Library and Museum,... »
From: Enfilade

Collage ? Appel à contribution pour le n° 78 de la revue Histoire de l’art

2 Dec 2015
Appel à contribution pour le numéro 78 (2016/1) de la revue Histoire de l’Art Les jeunes chercheurs intéressés... »
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