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Post Archives for February 2016

‘Fair Padua, nursery of Arts’: Shakespeare and Padova – Call For Papers

1 Feb 2016
‘Fair Padua, nursery of Arts’: Shakespeare and Padova Università degli Studi di Padova, Archivio Antico... »
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18th-Century-Small-Arms-Manual PDF.

1 Feb 2016
http://www.nps.gov/stri/upload/18th-Century-Small-Arms-Manual-Final-Draft.pdf »

Grenades.

1 Feb 2016
http://brethrencoast.com/weapon/early-grenade.jpg »

Dr David Andrés Fernández, The University of Sydney/Medieval and Early Modern Centre, Two Free Public Lectures

1 Feb 2016
“Spanish Manuscript Processionals”, Dr David Andrés Fernández (Universidad Austral de Chile) Date:... »
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A Brescian Brass-Mounted Flintlock Blunderbuss.

1 Feb 2016
A Brescian brass-mounted flintlock blunderbuss with elliptical muzzle by Picin Frusca of Brescia. Early 18th century. Steel... »

Downton Abbey S6E5 Recap and Review: Of Racing Cars and Pigs

1 Feb 2016
If you’ve been reading my thoughts on DA, inquiring readers, you know I’ve lumped scenes together for review... »

Incalmo

1 Feb 2016
Incalmo vessels by Tapio Wirkkala for Venini. In this post, we will explore one of the classical techniques of glass art.... »
From: Conciatore

The 200th Post!

1 Feb 2016
Welcome to the many-headed monster’s 200th blog post! We started the blog back in July of 2012, so it’s taken... »

Belloc's Older Sister Marie and Her Movies!

1 Feb 2016
In The Independent, Christopher Fowler summarizes her career and her most famous novel, The Lodger:She was a prolific author,... »

Call for Papers | All the Beauty of the World

1 Feb 2016
From the Call for Papers: All the Beauty of the World: The Western Market for Non-European Artefacts, 18th–20th CenturiesBerlin,... »
From: Enfilade

New Book | Transatlantic Romanticism, 1790–186

1 Feb 2016
From the U of Massachusets Press: Andrew Hemingway and Alan Wallach, eds., Transatlantic Romanticism: British and American... »
From: Enfilade

HBA Book Award Winners for 2014 Publications

1 Feb 2016
From HBA: The Historians of British Art is pleased to announce Book Award winners for publications from 2014. The winners... »
From: Enfilade

The woman whose skin turned blue

1 Feb 2016
An alarming case was revealed to a meeting of the Medical and Chirurgical Society of London in November 1815, and reported... »

Highways and Byways of the Seventeenth Century: the Prince of Transylvania

1 Feb 2016
Time for another in my (very) occasional series of oddities and little-known tales that I’ve stumbled across during... »

A Poem Draft

1 Feb 2016
To Brigitte Darnay, A Scene for Her BirthdayThe pouring silver rays, like rain,from moon descend upon the lake,where argent... »
From: Siris

Book Launch: Finnian Ó Cionnaith, Exercise of Authority

1 Feb 2016
The launch of Finnian Ó Cionnaith’s new book Exercise of authority: Surveyor Thomas Owen and the paving, cleansing... »

Violence in Early Canada

1 Feb 2016
Elizabeth Mancke & Scott See In the months since the 19 October election, Canadians – from Justin Trudeau to church... »
From: Borealia

The Touro Synagogue: Peter Harrison, George Washington, and Religious Freedom in America

1 Feb 2016
The Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island is the only Jewish house of worship that survives from the American colonial... »

Strawberry Hill: the eccentric house that inspired the Gothic Revival

1 Feb 2016
From the 1770s, Strawberry Hill became famous for ‘Works of Genius … by Persons of Rank and Gentlemen not artists’.... »

The Public Universal Friend

1 Feb 2016
I received a most unusual book for Christmas. Titled The Public Universal Friend—Jemima Wilkinson and Religious Enthusiasm... »

Rencontres : Table ronde autour des travaux de Dario Gamboni (Paris, 11 février 2016)

1 Feb 2016
Table ronde autour des travaux de Dario Gamboni, à l’occasion de la publication de trois ouvrages aux Presses... »

Mad about the Massachusetts Historical Society’s Collections

1 Feb 2016
The Massachusetts Historical Society is celebrating its 225th anniversary this year with, among other things, this online... »
From: Boston 1775

Colloque : « Les éphémères et l’événement (16e-21e siècles) » (Paris, 12-13 février 2016)

1 Feb 2016
Soutenu par le LabEx Patrima, PatrimEph (Patrimonialisation des Ephémères) est un projet porté par les... »

Institutions and Ireland: Medicine, Health and Welfare

1 Feb 2016
Institutions and Ireland: Medicine, Health and Welfare A one-day conference exploring Ireland’s continuously evolving... »

CFP: Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference, University of Central OK (3/11/16; 9/26-28/16)

1 Feb 2016
The 1st Annual Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma, September 26-28... »

Gender in Art: Production, Collection, Display (AAH Summer Symposium) (8–9 June 2016, Loughborough) (CfP 23 March 2016) | cfp.english.upenn.edu

1 Feb 2016
Association of Art Historians (AAH) Summer Symposium 2016 Gender in art: production, collection, display Loughborough University8-9... »

“Gender Cartographies: Histories, Texts and Cultures, 1660-1830” (5-7 October, 2016) | cfp.english.upenn.edu

1 Feb 2016
The Aphra Behn Europe Society invites submissions of papers for its biennial conference, “Gender Cartographies: Histories,... »

Open-Access E-Book: Andrea Marchesi, Delizie d’archivio. Registi e documenti per la storia delle residenze estensi nella Ferrara del Cinquecento

1 Feb 2016
The open-access e-books compiled by Andrea Marchesi and entitled Delizie d’archivio. Registi e documenti per la... »

New call for research articles for the scholarly journal...

1 Feb 2016
New call for research articles for the scholarly journal Eighteenth-Century Fiction, McMaster University: http://ecf.humanities.mcmaster.ca/call-for-articles/... »

jaded-mandarin: Joseph Highmore. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu,...

1 Feb 2016
jaded-mandarin: Joseph Highmore. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, 18th Century. Reposting some Mary Wortley Montagu images today. »

Reposting some Mary Wortley Montagu illustrations today.

1 Feb 2016
Reposting some Mary Wortley Montagu illustrations today. »

notyourxfile: William Powell Frith (1819 - 1909) Pope Makes...

1 Feb 2016
notyourxfile: William Powell Frith (1819 - 1909) Pope Makes Love To Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1852) oil on canvas, 1.180... »

womeninarthistory: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Sir Godfrey...

1 Feb 2016
womeninarthistory: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Sir Godfrey Kneller Mary Wortley Montagu »

Wikipedia uses a nice portrait of her. Seems I ran out of Tumblr...

1 Feb 2016
Wikipedia uses a nice portrait of her. Seems I ran out of Tumblr posts to reshare on here. Mary Wortley Montagu »

And one more, presumed to be of Mary Wortley...

1 Feb 2016
And one more, presumed to be of Mary Wortley Montagu: http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2011/arts-of-the-islamic-world/lot.157.html »

Reviews in the AHR, December 2015

1 Feb 2016
The American Historical Review 120/5 (2015): Damian J. Smith reviews Joseph F. O’Callaghan, The Last Crusade in... »

Book Note: Station Eleven

1 Feb 2016
Mandel, Emily St. John. Station Eleven. New York: Vintage, 2015.I read this book twice in quick succession: the first... »
From: Bardfilm

The Arch-Humanist

1 Feb 2016
The name Conrad Celtis is not one that you’ll find in most standard books on the history of mathematics, which is not... »

Valentine CRECS: How romantic were the Romantics? 8 Feb 2016

1 Feb 2016
How romantic were writers of the Romantic age?  What can literary men and women of the period teach us about courtship,... »
From: CRECS//

Elisa Bonaparte Baciocchi, Napoleon’s Smart Sister

2 Feb 2016
It's a thrill to welcome the fantastic Shannon Selin to the salon today, with a tale of Elisa Bonaparte Baciocchi, Napoleon’s... »

The Library Company of Philadelphia Fellowships – Call For Applications

2 Feb 2016
The Library Company of Philadelphia and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania will jointly award approximately twenty-five... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Shout Out For the Humanities Student Prize Contest – Call For Applications

2 Feb 2016
4Humanities.org announces its Shout Out For the Humanities student prize contest. Prizes are offered for best undergraduate... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Medieval Europe in Motion 3 – Registration Now Open

2 Feb 2016
Medieval Europe in Motion 3 Portugal, Lisbon 25-27 February, 2016 Registration is now open for the international conference... »
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The making of the First Folio

2 Feb 2016
I wrote a week or so ago about Emma Smith’s new book The Making of Shakespeare’s First Folio, published by Bodleian... »

Transcribing Early Modern Recipes with the crowd on Shakespeare’s World

2 Feb 2016
By Victoria Van Hyning and Paul Dingman Since the launch of the Shakespeare’s World crowdsourcing website on December... »

Democracy and Art: The Catholic Church?

2 Feb 2016
I listened to an interview on the John Batchelor show with Victoria Coates about her book David's Sling: A History of Democracy... »

Maronite Year XX

2 Feb 2016
The Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple falls about forty days after Christmas and throughout the Church is... »
From: Siris

Jane Austen and the ‘Infamous Mistress’ Connection

2 Feb 2016
Today is a little different. We’re delighted to have been asked to guest blog for fellow Pen and Sword Books author... »

Traveling to the Second Continental Congress

2 Feb 2016
On April 24, 1775, Samuel Adams and John Hancock arrived in Worcester, Massachusetts, forty miles west of Boston. They hoped... »
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