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Post Archives for February 2015

Sovereignty and Metaphor – Call For Papers

1 Feb 2015
Sovereignty and Metaphor NYU English Grad Student Conference September 24-25, 2015 The graduate students of the Department... »
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Remembering King Charles I at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

1 Feb 2015
Following his brutal execution on that cold morning of the 30th of January, 1648/9, King Charles’s body was eventually... »

The Salon Digest

1 Feb 2015
Once again, it's time for the salon week in review. Settle with a cup of tea, a slice of something nice and gad back through... »

Weekly Wrap-up No. 4!

1 Feb 2015
Good day to you! I can’t believe another week has passed. Egads! Well, if you missed any major things this week on... »

OP Pericles in Pictures

1 Feb 2015
How ludicrous is this? A 17 member Symphony ensemble from Trondheim with English soloist Daniel Hope plays Max Richter's... »

Memorial and History: appendix ii, further discoveries

1 Feb 2015
Laura Sangha Last year I wrote a series of posts on memorialisation and history, inspired by my discovery of Exeter’s memorial... »

And the Christmas Season Ends

1 Feb 2015
From A Clerk of Oxford:The idea of celebrating Christmas for a month afterwards (rather than a month beforehand, as people... »

Septuagesima: Easing Into Lent

1 Feb 2015
I have been reading through many of Blessed John Henry Newman's Lenten Sermons for my Cardinal Newman Lecture at Newman University... »

Display | Prud’hon: Napoleon’s Draughtsman

1 Feb 2015
Looking ahead to the summer at Dulwich: Prud’hon: Napoleon’s Draughtsman Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, 23 June —... »
From: Enfilade

The Prado Acquires the Juan Bordes Library

1 Feb 2015
Press release (27 January 2015) from the Prado: Trattato della Pittura di Leonardo da Vinci . . . di Stefano della Bella... »
From: Enfilade

1st February 1709 reprised – a red letter day for Alexander Selkirk!

1 Feb 2015
      Four year and four months after he was abandoned (at his own request mind you) on an uninhabited island... »

Back to the project

1 Feb 2015
After a bit of a break for work/personal reasons, I’m getting back to this project. Over the coming months I’ll... »

‘Sagacity’ Middlemore, the man who gave us Burckhardt

1 Feb 2015
Mention to an English-speaking Renaissance scholar the name of Middlemore and you are assured at least a flicker of recognition.... »

On e-mails that should never be sent

1 Feb 2015
Following a recent staff survey which saw many of my colleagues complain about long working hours and an unhealthy work-life... »

This Week in Early American History

1 Feb 2015
See what happened This Week in Early American History. »
From: The Junto

Appel à communication : « Towards a Graphic Culture : Studying Drawing  » (Florence, juin 2015)

1 Feb 2015
Après « La bande dessinée : un art sans mémoire ? » qui consacra la naissance de Comicalités, nous avons décidé d’organiser... »

Colloque : « Princesses et Renaissance(s). La commande artistique de Marguerite d’Autriche et de son entourage » (Brou, 27-28 février 2015)

1 Feb 2015
Le chantier du monastère royal de Brou a donné lieu entre 1506 et 1532, à une exceptionnelle émulation artistique grâce... »

"The Mob"

1 Feb 2015
Sticking with the "Mob" for this post.  To recap (no pun intended), a Mob appears to be in someway distinct from a cap.... »

Un Courage Viril

1 Feb 2015
I am giving a presentation on “Un Courage viril. Le genre et la violence en France pendant les Guerres de religion,... »

Third Time’s a Charm?

1 Feb 2015
I ran this image three years ago, and a similar image four years before that. (But we won’t speak of “The wretched blunder... »
From: Boston 1775

Super Bowls

1 Feb 2015
I must admit that I stole the title of this post from the online shelter magazine Lonny:  I couldn’t resist, but it... »

The Shylock Project: Shakespeare in Venice Summer School

1 Feb 2015
Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice15 June - 11 July 2015Deadline: 15 February 2015An intensive four-week course of study exploring... »

Imagining early modern working women, or, economic history’s image problem

1 Feb 2015
hannahlhogan:Detouring into PhD territory (although broadside ballads feature in the discussion)… A thought-provoking... »
From: Balladed

CFP: Religion and Literature in the Long Eighteenth Century

1 Feb 2015
Religion and Literature in the Long Eighteenth Century: approaches to genre, form, and reading practice Chawton House Library,... »

Appel à Communication : « Le livre à l’époque romane »

1 Feb 2015
Argumentaire Les XIe et XIIe siècles témoignent en Occident d’un recours croissant à l’écrit sous toutes ses formes... »

February Blogroll: Textual Taxidermy Edition

1 Feb 2015
This month I participated in a test of the new and improved Emblematic Online: Resources for Emblem Studies here at UIUC.... »

Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac

1 Feb 2015
IntroductionOpening Passage: The stage directions are fairly substantive throughout, so I will take the opening stage directions... »
From: Siris

What drives philosophical progress?

1 Feb 2015
Kirsten Walsh and guest blogger Adrian Currie write… A while ago, Peter Anstey argued that, while the traditional rationalist-empiricist... »

Fortnightly Book, February 1

1 Feb 2015
Alain-Fournier was born Henri Alban Fournier in October of 1886. He wrote a novel under his pen name, Le Grand Meaulnes,... »
From: Siris

The success of John Damien at the court of King James IV of Scotland

1 Feb 2015
Very little is known about Damien; it is not clear even whether he was Italian or French, or where he was educated.  He... »
From: distillatio

Tom Reilly's Call For A Conference on Cromwell In Ireland

1 Feb 2015
I would like to try to organise a seminar/debate/conference – call it what you like – to finally determine (inasmuch... »

Fellowship: Birkbeck College Murray Research Studentship

1 Feb 2015
Information on the Murray Research Studentship hosted by Birkbeck College in London (due 20 Apr) is available here and under... »

Insurgencies Conference

1 Feb 2015
Northwestern University is organizing a graduate conference on “Insurgencies” this spring. The conference announcement... »

Saturday 1 February 1661/62

1 Feb 2015
This morning within till 11 o’clock, and then with Commissioner Pett to the office; and he staid there writing, while... »
From: Pepys' Diary

Crocodile Tears

1 Feb 2015
CHE Senior Research Fellow  Grace Moore. Last Monday I visited a crocodile sanctuary in Queensland’s far north.  Or so... »

Sussex Samuel Prize – Call For Applications

2 Feb 2015
The Sussex-Samuel Prize for Postgraduate Students is offered by the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association... »
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Upcoming Books and Continuing Exhibitions for February 2015

2 Feb 2015
Books I don’t think I missed any books last month, and I don’t have any US releases of previous UK publications,... »

A Most Musical Post!

2 Feb 2015
Gottfried August Homilius (Rosenthal, Saxony, 2nd February 1714 – Dresden, Germany, 2nd June 1785) Today marks the... »

No sex please, they’re English

2 Feb 2015
Today, let's return to the life of the French Huguenot community of Threadneedle Street in London and the sixteenth-century... »

The Golden Sun Reprise

2 Feb 2015
The Sun, Robert Fluddfrom Utriusque Cosmi (1617),v. 2, p. 19.Today, Antonio Neri is best known for his 1612 book, L'Arte... »
From: Conciatore

Michael Wood and “Mary Arden: a Tudor Life”

2 Feb 2015
Michael Wood The BBC’s serialisation of Hilary Mantel’s novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies is proving grippingly... »

Thimme on christian cabala (2006)

2 Feb 2015
Eva-Maria Thimme: Maritare Mundum : cabala im Werk von Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Johannes Reuchlin und Heinrich Cornelius... »

The Arrest of St. Anne Line

2 Feb 2015
On Candlemas, February 2, 1601, Jesuit priest, Father Francis Page, was celebrating Mass for the Feast of the Presentation... »

Exhibition | Enlightenment: Carte Blanche of Christian Lacroix

2 Feb 2015
◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ Press release from the Musée Cognacq-Jay: Lumières: Carte Blanche à Christian Lacroix Musée... »
From: Enfilade

New Book | Commercial Visions in the Dutch Golden Age

2 Feb 2015
From The University of Chicago Press: Dániel Margócsy, Commercial Visions: Science, Trade, and Visual Culture in the Dutch... »
From: Enfilade

Reproduction on Film

2 Feb 2015
Reproduction on Film: Outlaws 4 February – 11 March 2015 What do a human fly, alien pod people and talking apes from the... »

Early Modern Chronologies in Berlin – updated schedule

2 Feb 2015
Early modern chronologers loved repetitive series: all these short and long periods of time that, once imposed on the stream... »

Guest Post: Will the Real Paul Cuffee Please Stand Up?

2 Feb 2015
Jeffrey A Fortin is an Assistant Professor of History at Emmanuel College, Boston.  He is currently finishing up a book... »
From: The Junto

Henry Beekman Livingston, Black Sheep of the Livingston Clan

2 Feb 2015
Henry Livingston, or Harry as he was more commonly known, was born on November 9, 1750. He was a son of Judge Robert Livingston... »

The Supplement, or, The mysterious thirteenth month of the Lady’s Magazine

2 Feb 2015
A reasonable expectation that subscribers have of their favourite magazine is that its publication frequency offers a hint... »
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