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Post Archives for December 2016

The Lost Story of the William & Mary

1 Dec 2016
Today we gad out to sea with the marvellous Gill Hoffs, for a tale of shipwreck. ---oOo--- The lost story of the William... »

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship – Call For Applications

1 Dec 2016
Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship University of London – School of Advanced Study Location: London Hours: Full... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Royal Museums Greenwich Kids' Handbook

1 Dec 2016
At the heart of Maritime Greenwich are the world-class attractions of Royal Museums Greenwich – The Royal Observatory,... »

Prime Meridian Cufflinks

1 Dec 2016
Royal Observatory Greenwich is home to the Prime Meridian which marks the exact point from which the world’s time is... »

The Story of the Shakespeare Club is launched

1 Dec 2016
Stratford-upon-Avon Mayor Juliet Short On Monday 28 November 2016 we held the official launch of the book The Story of the... »

To Make a Fine Apple Pye

1 Dec 2016
By Sarah Peters Kernan Forget cold weather and the first frosts of winter; I am already thinking about my spring garden!... »

Miguel Zugaza To Step Down as Director of Prado for Bilbao

1 Dec 2016
Press release (30 November 2016) from the Prado: This morning, Miguel Zugaza informed the Permanent Committee of the Royal... »
From: Enfilade

Call for Essays | A Worldwide Market for Old Masters

1 Dec 2016
The editors assure me they’re keen to have submissions from the 1790s and early nineteenth century! –CH A Worldwide... »
From: Enfilade

Call for Papers | Curating History

1 Dec 2016
Kunstkammer, Landesmuseum Württemberg (Württemberg State Museum), Stuttgart (Photo by Bernd Gross, Wikimedia Commons,... »
From: Enfilade

Study Day | Print Collecting in the 18th Century

1 Dec 2016
A study day in connection with the exhibition An Amateur’s Passion: Lord Fitzwilliam’s Print Collection... »
From: Enfilade

New Book | A Civic Utopia

1 Dec 2016
When we noted the exhibition A Civic Utopia this past summer, we didn’t include information on the catalogue, which... »
From: Enfilade

Exhibition | Festivities and Entertainment at Court

1 Dec 2016
Slodtz Brothers, Stage backdrop, Temple of Minerva, Olympia version, Fontainebleau, 1754. ◊  ◊  ◊ ... »
From: Enfilade

15 décembre 2016 : réouverture de la Bibliothèque de l’INHA (Collections Jacques-Doucet) en salle Labrouste !

1 Dec 2016
À partir du 15 décembre la bibliothèque de l’INHA (collection Jacques-Doucet) sera ouverte du... »

J. K. Rowling, History, and Revisionism

1 Dec 2016
Today at The Junto, Rachel Herrmann considers the relationship between fictional wizarding pasts, the muggle present, and... »
From: The Junto

Christmas

1 Dec 2016
Christmas opening times: Our venues are open throughout the Christmas holidays except 24-26 December. Find out more about... »

Manufacturing Independence: Industrial Innovation in the American Revolution

1 Dec 2016
Book review: Manufacturing Independence: Industrial Innovation in the American Revolution by Robert F. Smith (Westholme... »

Fashions for December 1815

1 Dec 2016
The December 1815 issue of Rudolph Ackermann’s Repository of arts, literature, commerce, manufactures, fashions... »

A View of Gibraltar with the Spanish Battering Ships on Fire, 1784

1 Dec 2016
A View of Gibraltar with the Spanish Battering Ships on Fire, engraved by J.K. Kerwin and published by J.K. Kerwin and William... »

“to relieve a sisters anxiety”

1 Dec 2016
SUSAN LIVINGSTON SYMMES had written a letter to her husband-to-be in 1794 before their marriage referring to the state of... »

More 17th century Irish history online: the Civil Survey 1654–6

1 Dec 2016
The Civil Survey 1654–6 of landholding in Ireland was carried out by an inquisition which visited each barony and took... »

John McMurtry: “He did not know it was loaded”

1 Dec 2016
On 1 Dec 1775, Pvt. Aaron Wright, stationed in Cambridge, wrote in his diary about a fellow rifleman:John M’Murtry,... »
From: Boston 1775

Slavery Advertisements Published December 1, 1766

1 Dec 2016
These advertisements appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.  Daily updates also available on... »

December 1

1 Dec 2016
GUEST CURATOR: Nicholas Sears What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post... »

New Theme: Ixion

1 Dec 2016
Howdy all! Today I’m happy to present a new free theme in our collection: Ixion Designed by Mel Choyce, Ixion is a... »

COMMITTEE POSITION: Post-Graduate Position on the BSA History of Science Steering Committee

1 Dec 2016
The History of Science Section of the British Science Association is looking to recruit a current UK-based postgraduate student... »

History (of Science) Books by Women

1 Dec 2016
Last weekend saw several major newspapers publishing their books of the year list. Unfortunately these displayed, in several... »

Violence, horticulture and wordplay in the King’s Bench

1 Dec 2016
Violence in prisons is a perennial concern. This is not surprising–the very act of restricting liberty inevitably requires... »

A Byzantine Diagram of the Cosmos

1 Dec 2016
A 16th-century copy of a Byzantine diagram of the geocentric cosmos from Royal MS 16 C XII, fol. 45r.This diagram represents... »
From: Darin Hayton

New Book: Jovellanos, “Report on the Agrarian Law”

1 Dec 2016
Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos, Report on the Agrarian Law (1795) and Other Writings, ed. Gabriel Paquette and Álvaro... »

Australian Survival and Preppers..: Times of Change. Finally!

1 Dec 2016
Australian Survival and Preppers..: Times of Change. Finally!: The Seismic Shift to Freedom Through Out the Western World.... »

CFP: Early Modern Low Countries

1 Dec 2016
The ongoing call for articles for the journal entitled Early Modern Low Countries is available here and under “Calls... »

Giorgione: Castelfranco Altarpiece

1 Dec 2016
Commentators have always regarded Giorgione’s Castelfranco Altarpiece as a unique and original work of art. It is Giorgione’s... »

Brooklyn Royal - Our First Pop-Up Shop in NYC!

1 Dec 2016
And here I thought we were done with travel for the year. Nope! Back to New York City we go (twice in one year!) for our... »

Up Close and Personal: Celebrity Politicians and Modern Democracy

1 Dec 2016
Image: Image: William Hogarth, A Just View of the British Stage (Undated, c18, collection of the V&A).By Rebecca Tierney-Hynes,... »

The Art of the Network: Visualising Social Relationships, 1400-1600 – Call For Papers

2 Dec 2016
The Art of the Network: Visualising Social Relationships, 1400-1600 Annual Postgraduate Renaissance Symposium Courtauld Institute... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Cross-Cultural Exchange in the Renaissance

2 Dec 2016
Behind every great book likes an even greater culture. In her new article (now live on the Cerae website), Lisa Tagliaferri... »

December Blogroll: Best of 2016

2 Dec 2016
Dear readers, This was an exceptional year personally, professionally, and publicly. We had a rocky election. The Shakespeare... »

A New Poem Draft

2 Dec 2016
AutumnsThe oak leaves now cover browning grass,brown upon brown mixed with green,but the verdure too will soon pass,and the... »
From: Siris

Royal Apothecary

2 Dec 2016
Fresco, early 16th century speziale,Castello di  Issogne, lower Aosta Valley, Italy. As physician to the Medici royal... »
From: Conciatore

Finding a place for Philip Larkin in Poet’s Corner

2 Dec 2016
Philip Larkin On Friday 2 December a ledger stone bearing the name of Philip Larkin will be placed in Poet’s Corner,... »

OGE Scandal

2 Dec 2016
It sometimes seems these days like the world has contracted some form of insanity. According to this ThinkProgress article,... »
From: Siris

Call for Papers | Early Modern Satire

2 Dec 2016
From H-ArtHist: Early Modern Satire: Themes, Re-Evaluations, and PracticesUniversity of Gothenburg, Sweden, 2–4 November... »
From: Enfilade

A-Levels in Art History Retained in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland

2 Dec 2016
As reported by Judith Burns for BBC News (1 December 2016) . . . Campaigners for art history A-level say they are “absolutely... »
From: Enfilade

Exhibition | Creating History: Stories of Ireland in Art

2 Dec 2016
Francis Wheatley, The Dublin Volunteers on College Green, 4th November 1779, 1779–80, oil on canvas, 175 × 323... »
From: Enfilade

Chance discoveries in French and Italian archives

2 Dec 2016
Le président de Brosses, buste par J. B. Lemoyne. Cliché © Bibliothèque municipale de Dijon. Chance... »

Séminaire : « La Mode masculine 1820-1970 (II) : corps et objets » (Paris, 7 décembre 2016)

2 Dec 2016
Après une première année consacrée aux sources d’étude, la seconde année... »

The Old Pretender

2 Dec 2016
James Francis Edward Stuart was nicknamed ‘the Old Pretender’ after his father was deposed and the throne of... »

The “P” is for Profit: Revolutionary War Privateers and the Slave Trade

2 Dec 2016
The American Revolutionary War was fought largely by armies on the North American continent, however, like waves in a pond... »

Squintums Farewell to Sinners, 176

2 Dec 2016
Squintums Farewell to Sinners, M. Darly, 1760, Yale University.Darly's caricature shows the reaction of a diverse crowd to... »
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