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Post Archives for February 2013

Father and Teacher of Youth

1 Feb 2013
Today is the feast day of St. Giovanni Bosco, who happens among other things to be the patron saint of stage magicians.The... »
From: Siris

My new book

1 Feb 2013
Quite a few readers of this blog have asked about my first non-fiction book and I'm very excited to be able to say that it... »

Early Modern Philosophy in the Media « The Mod Squad

1 Feb 2013
Early Modern Philosophy in the Media « The Mod Squad: The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates is apparently going to be organizing/running... »

Le Grévin s'en vient

1 Feb 2013
On rappelle dans les nouvelles que Montréal inaugurera son Musée Grévin le 19 avril prochain.  C'est en effet là... »
From: CHARLEVOIX

Boston MLA: Public poetry; paintings & photos in films & novels; audio books; today’s French cinema

1 Feb 2013
Tony Harrison’s is the voice-over; from the TV program aired Nov 4, 1987 Dear friends and readers, It’s been... »

St. Henry Morse, SJ--February 1, 1645

1 Feb 2013
Philip Caraman, SJ wrote a life of today's English Catholic Martyr titled Henry Morse: Priest of the Plague. The Jesuit Curia... »

News: Reopening of the Bibliotheca Hertziana (Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Rome, Italy)

1 Feb 2013
The Bibliotheca Hertziana (Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Rome, Italy) will reopen from 1 February.  Further... »

Shakespeare and Ovid’s Metamorphoses

1 Feb 2013
Title page of Golding’s translation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses In 1598 the writer Francis Meres wrote that “the... »

Call for Papers | Midwest Conference on British Studies

1 Feb 2013
From the MWCBS: The Midwest Conference on British Studies, 60th Annual Meeting DePaul University, Chicago, 11-13 October... »
From: Enfilade

Exhibition | In Search of Classical Greece: Travel Drawings

1 Feb 2013
Press release from The British Museum: In Search of Classical Greece: Travel Drawings of Edward Dodwell and Simone Pomardi,... »
From: Enfilade

A view of a ladies dickey (I kid you not…)

1 Feb 2013
I intend making very little comment about this caricature, published in 1801 and with the title “A correct front view... »

Constructing a Dress of c. 1775: The Skirt

1 Feb 2013
The following post was written about three years ago for the online magazine ‘Your Wardrobe Unlock’d’. It is the second... »
From: Serena Dyer

Questions of Practice…and Practical Questions by Dr Peter Elmer

1 Feb 2013
During the course of the next few years, we hope that our project will shed light on a whole host of issues and problems... »

Furies: War in Europe, 1450-1700 by Lauro Martines

1 Feb 2013
I couldn’t miss this new book on early modern wars. Author’s backlog was respectable enough to make me first-day-buyer... »

Orkney and Shetland Road Trip, Part 4

1 Feb 2013
Shetland has less naval heritage than Orkney, but it still has a substantial amount. During the 17th century, the islands... »

The Virgin Queen (Virginia) - Elizabeth I 1559 Declares she will remain a virgin + Early Portraits

1 Feb 2013
1558-early 60s Queen Elizabeth I 1533-1603 Unknown artist English SchoolThe year was 1559, and Elizabeth I had been Queen... »

The Virgin Queen (Virginia) -Elizabeth I 1559 The Coronation eyewitness account

1 Feb 2013
1559-60 Queen Elizabeth I 1533-1603 The Coronation portrait, coronation on 15 January 1559, Copy c 1600-1610 of a lost original... »

The Virgin Queen (Virginia) - Elizabeth I 1544 An early letter at age 11

1 Feb 2013
1546-47 Princess Elizabeth Tudor 1533-1603 by William ScrotsThis is reportedly the earliest letter surviving in the hand... »

The Virgin Queen (Virginia) - Elizabeth I 1533-1603 as Princess

1 Feb 2013
1543-47 Princess Elizabeth Tudor 1533-1603 Detail cropped from dynastic portrait of The Family of Henry VIII including his... »

The Virgin Queen (Virginia) - Attempting to explore & settle America during the reign of Elizabeth I

1 Feb 2013
A Timeline of Events Exploring the Atlantic coast of North America during Queen Elizabeth's Reign 1559-16031558Queen Elizabeth... »

1607 The First 102 Colonists Arrive in Virginia - 32 Survive

1 Feb 2013
In 1607, the British actually establish their first American colony at Jamestown named for King James I, who ascended to... »

History Carnival 118 – Coughs, cure-alls and capybaras

1 Feb 2013
Travels and Travails has had the enjoyable task of reviewing the past month’s best history blogs for the History Carnival. January... »

The Board of Longitude goes digital

1 Feb 2013
We’re delighted to announce that the Cambridge Digital Library has just launched some samples of material from the... »

Book Note: The Shakespeare Thefts

1 Feb 2013
Rasmussen, Eric. The Shakespeare Thefts: In Search of the First Folios. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. I found this... »
From: Bardfilm

Séances de formation à la bibliothèque de l’INHA (25 février, 24 avril 2013)

1 Feb 2013
La bibliothèque de l’INHA propose des formations destinées à aider les chercheurs dans la réalisation de leurs... »

Schütze on Cardano's De subtilitate (2000)

1 Feb 2013
Schütze, Ingo: Die Naturphilosophie in Girolamo Cardanos De subtilitate München : Fink 2000   Alternative URL:... »
From: W4RF

Is Scientism a Cloaked Creationism

1 Feb 2013
Shermer demands that we accept the findings of evolutionary psychology because it rests on the all powerful theory of evolution.... »
From: Darin Hayton

Rumford Roasters

1 Feb 2013
We live right next door to Hamilton Hall, an elegant Federal-era assembly hall attributed to Salem’s famous architect... »

The Devil’s Whore

1 Feb 2013
The Devil’s Whore (2008) is a four-part series set during the English Civil War which tells the tale of a beautiful... »

School Vacation with the Reveres

1 Feb 2013
February in Massachusetts means February school vacation, which means having to find new unusual reasons to get the kids... »
From: Boston 1775

Giveaway winner!

1 Feb 2013
So last night, as many of you will have seen on facebook and twitter, we surpassed the 100,000 page view mark!As promised,... »

More Morier

1 Feb 2013
Grenadiers, 16th and 17th Regs. of Foot and Grenadier and Drummer, 18th Royal Irish Reg. of Footc.1751-60David Morier (1705?-70)Possibly... »

Tearing Down a Good Wall

1 Feb 2013
In an age like our own, when the artist is an altogether exceptional person, he must be allowed a certain amount of irresponsibility,... »
From: Siris

What to Do About Hamlet

1 Feb 2013
  Hamlet is scary. How in the world can I write about this play, this incomparable giant in the world of English literature? ... »

Jane McCrae 1752-1777 Killed during the American Revolution

1 Feb 2013
Jane McCrae (sometimes spelled McCrae or MacCrae, 1752-1777) was a young woman who was purportedly slain by Native American... »

The Board of Longitude goes digital

1 Feb 2013
We’re delighted to announce that the Cambridge Digital Library has just launched some samples of material from the Board... »

Elizabeth of York, the Forthcoming Biography: Interview with Amy Licence

1 Feb 2013
To coincide with the publication of “Elizabeth of York; The Forgotten Tudor Queen,” later this month, I invited questions... »

Reviews in the Fall ’12 SCJ

1 Feb 2013
The Sixteenth Century Journal 43 (Fall 2012) has the following reviews: Wendy J. Turner reviews Gunnar W. Knutsen, Servants... »

Gerard on Taste and Genius I: Principles of Taste

1 Feb 2013
The late eighteenth century, especially in Britain, was profoundly interested in the question of good taste. It is discussed... »
From: Siris

The Saltonstall Family

1 Feb 2013
Thought to have been painted by David des Granges in 1636 or 37, this picture hangs in the Tate Gallery. In fact it’s... »

Even more Zengg (updated)

1 Feb 2013
Update 1 February 2013: I've now seen images of one additional Zengg edition, which I have added as number 14 to the list... »

Skepticism is not “Rational and Empirical”

1 Feb 2013
Being a skeptic just means being rational and empirical: thinking and seeing before believing. Michael Shermer, What is Skepticism,... »
From: Darin Hayton

The NNPH: Odds, Ends, and Some Concluding Statements

1 Feb 2013
All five contributors to The Junto's New New Political History roundtable offer some closing thoughts on the final day. ... »
From: The Junto

2 New Volumes from las actas de la XII Reunión Científica celebrada en Universidad de León, 2012

1 Feb 2013
Two new essay collections – two parts of the same publication, it seems: CAMPO Y CAMPESINOS EN LA ESPAÑA MODERNA, and CULTURAS... »

The Tudor Book Blog Reading Challenge Update: February

1 Feb 2013
A few updates for you on this year's reading challenge:So far we have 14 signed up for this year's reading challenge! Remember,... »

The history of the black patch

1 Feb 2013
Detail from Woman at her Toilette by Francois Boucher, 1769The finishing touches of a fashionable makeup.Others make Posies... »

Early modernity and video games

1 Feb 2013
Apologies again for the recent spat of silence. Now I’m back at classes time is short as I settle into the second semestre... »
From: The Molinist

Henry Legge

1 Feb 2013
Another colorful subscriber to Kirby’s Historical Account was Henry Legge. Styled in the subscriber list as “Hon.... »

BSU English Presents: Practical Criticism Midwest, 2013

1 Feb 2013
The Graduate Student Advisory Board of BSU proudly presents Practical Criticism Midwest on Friday, February 8, 2013! Be a... »

New Year’s Resolution: Blogging

1 Feb 2013
My New Year’s Resolution this year was to start blogging again. I guess it hasn’t gone too well so far! The main... »
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