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Post Archives for March 2014

Too Fierce for Bodies of Mortals

1 Mar 2014
Libera Meby Ernest DowsonGoddess the laughter-loving, Aphrodite, befriend!Long have I served thine altars, serve me now at... »
From: Siris

Prime Time for Martyrs

1 Mar 2014
George Weigel writes about the untimely suppression of the Office of Prime from the Liturgy of the Hours for First Things--untimely... »

Journal of the History of Collections 26 (March 2014)

1 Mar 2014
The eighteenth century in the current issue of the Journal of the History of Collections: Journal of the History of Collections... »
From: Enfilade

Conference | Russian Art: Exhibitions, Collections, and Archives

1 Mar 2014
From the conference programme: Exhibit A: Russian Art | Exhibitions, Collections, and Archives The Courtauld Institute of... »
From: Enfilade

Exhibition | Genius and Grace

1 Mar 2014
From the exhibition press release: Genius and Grace: Franҫois Boucher and the Generation of 1700 Cincinnati Art Museum,... »
From: Enfilade

John Browne

1 Mar 2014
from The description and use of the carpenters-rule together with the use of the line of numbers (inscribed thereon) in... »

Potentiality and Actuality

1 Mar 2014
In what I am now there lies something that I am now not actually, but will become actually at some time in the future. And... »
From: Siris

Moses and his Nubian Wife

1 Mar 2014
Jacob Jordaens, Moses and his Nubian Wife, 1650This picture is outside my period so, let me make the usual art historian’s... »

What Stands Behind That Watercolor of Maj. Pitcairn?

1 Mar 2014
This is another detail of the watercolor painting that Skinner is offering for sale this weekend, labeled as showing Maj.... »
From: Boston 1775

Caturday’s BAAACK!

1 Mar 2014
Long-time readers may have blocked out the memory, but when this blog first started, I was feeling my way as a blogger and... »

Caroline of Ansbach – portrait of the week

1 Mar 2014
Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach, after Kneller, 1716. Photo: National Portrait Gallery, London. It seems very... »

Recovery and Rediscovery

1 Mar 2014
Mischief doesn’t hide itself away in a hurry. I recently tried instigating civil war during my seminar groups here at Leicester,... »

Amontillado in the NYT

1 Mar 2014
Eric Asimov, “The Book on Amontillado,” New York Times, Feb 26, 2014. »

My latest newsletter

1 Mar 2014
Here’s my latest newsletter:  http://bit.ly/newsletterFeb2014 With every issue, a subscriber wins an autographed book.... »

«Semana Santa de Sevilla: ¿Historia o reinvención?»

1 Mar 2014
Mesa redonda donde intervendrán:Ramón Cañizares, Pedro Recio y Julio Mayo. El acto, organizado por la Tertulia «El... »

Call for Seminar Participation: Spatial Relations

1 Mar 2014
The call for participation in the summer school entitled “Spatial Relations” (due 6 Mar, Zurich, Switzerland)... »

To Have no Newes is good Newes

1 Mar 2014
1 E. P. Thompson and English Radicalism- edited by Roger Fieldhouse and Richard Taylor. As part of the anniversary of Thompson’s... »

Too Many Costumes, Not Enough Time!

1 Mar 2014
Have you ever felt this way?I've been diligently working out the kinks in my 18th century wardrobe for Colonial Williamsburg,... »

Women Writers Resources Free Access During March

2 Mar 2014
Readers will be interested in Julia Flanders’ announcement that Women Writer’s Online will be free and open to... »

Seventeenth-Century Dogs

2 Mar 2014
Bloodhound  While writing historical stories, I have researched a lot of topics, including dogs. I fully admit I'm a dog... »

Borodin’s Prince Igor: HD opera arranged by Dmitri Tchernaiakov

2 Mar 2014
Vladimir Ogorevich (Sergey Semishkur), son of Prince Igor (Ildar Abradzakove), Yaroslavna (Oksana Dyke), mother of one,... »

Artistic Alphabets

2 Mar 2014
A good friend of mine recently “published” a digital alphabet book app called The Curious Alphabet and as I was... »

Joseph Bedier, The Romance of Tristan and Iseult

2 Mar 2014
IntroductionOpening Passage: I'll give the full opening passage, despite its length, since it is the key background story.... »
From: Siris

Faith of Our Fathers: In Search of The Catholic Martyrs

2 Mar 2014
When this DVD set was announced, I wrote the producer, Christian Holden, and asked for a review copy, pending its possible... »

Subject of Art History Added to Oxford Bibliographies

2 Mar 2014
Under the direction of Editor-in-Chief Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, Art History is the latest subject to be added to OUP’s... »
From: Enfilade

Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture

2 Mar 2014
◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ Press release (21 May 2013) for the collaboration Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture: A... »
From: Enfilade

New Book | The Backstory of Wallpaper: Paper-Hangings, 1650–1750

2 Mar 2014
An interesting example of a self-published book (easily accessible through Barnes & Noble and Amazon) that many scholars... »
From: Enfilade

Mourning for Mary, 2nd March 1799.

2 Mar 2014
Richard had two sons by his first marriage. The youngest was Francis – and life dealt him a somewhat hard hand compared... »

The Week in Early American History

2 Mar 2014
This Sunday, Rachel Herrmann presents the Week in Early American History »
From: The Junto

The Bottom Line on the Pitcairn Painting?

2 Mar 2014
I’ve been discussing this small watercolor painting whose label says it shows Maj. John Pitcairn and was created by Paul... »
From: Boston 1775

Talk by Jeffrey Chipps Smith this Friday

2 Mar 2014
Professor Jeffrey Chipps Smith, the Kay Fortson Chair in European Art at the University of Texas-Austin will be giving a... »

Ladies and Gentlemen!Make the right choice on Sunday, March...

2 Mar 2014
Ladies and Gentlemen!Make the right choice on Sunday, March 16th. (That’s in two weeks.) Come see the Project take on Caesar. You... »

Performance: The Winter's Tale

2 Mar 2014
Who: What You Will Shakespeare Company What: William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale When: March 14th and 15th... »

Fortnightly Book, March 2

2 Mar 2014
The fortnightly book this time around is one that I've been meaning to get to for a while: Solomon and the Queen of Sheba... »
From: Siris

Call for Seminar Participation: Program in New England Studies

2 Mar 2014
The call for participation in the summer seminar entitled “Program in New England Studies” (ongoing acceptance... »

The Knight of the Burning Pestle, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

2 Mar 2014
I missed The Duchess of Malfi, so my trip south of the river last week was my first time at the new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse,... »
From: Parthenissa

Sunday Short Takes

2 Mar 2014
Quick and dirty round-up this week – I’ve worked the past two Saturdays and I’m completely knackered after... »

3. Law enforcement: Gendered Attitudes to Poisoning.

2 Mar 2014
A researcher would expect to find cases of murder by poisoning in the assize records, although they do occasionally crop... »
From: C18thGirl

"The Gate of the Year"

2 Mar 2014
This week, my newest play The Gate of the Year is premiering in the Belvoir Players' Studio in south Belfast. The Gate of... »

Borgo Pinti

3 Mar 2014
Palazzo Marzichi Lenzi, FlorenceLocated at 27 Borgo Pinti in Florence, the Neri house still stands today. It is now known... »
From: Conciatore

Fact or fiction: Shakespeare at Charlecote

3 Mar 2014
E W Haslehust’s painting of the gatehouse at Charlecote House There are many legends about Shakespeare’s life,... »

Margaret Cavendish: speculative philosopher

3 Mar 2014
Peter Anstey writes … Two years ago on this blog I addressed the ‘Straw Man Problem‘ for the distinction... »

First Monday Library Chat: Folger Shakespeare Library

3 Mar 2014
The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC has one of the most significant collections of English Renaissance books... »

Workshop: Mathematics and methodology from Newton to Euler

3 Mar 2014
  20 March, 2014 9:15-5:30   Program: 9.15 Katherine Dunlop (Texas): ‘Christian Wolff on Newtonianism and... »

An Eighteenth-Century Case of Cotard Delusion?

3 Mar 2014
Recently, I found myself doing a little seat dance in the British Library when I came across a fascinating series of letters... »

MFA Appoints Benjamin Weiss as Chair, Prints, Drawings, & Photographs

3 Mar 2014
Press release (27 February 2014) from Boston’s MFA: Benjamin Weiss has been named Chair, Prints, Drawings and Photographs... »
From: Enfilade

MFA Appoints Frederick Ilchman as Chair, Art of Europe

3 Mar 2014
Press release (27 February 2014) from Boston’s MFA: Frederick Ilchman has been appointed Chair, Art of Europe at the... »
From: Enfilade

MFA Director Malcolm Rogers Announces Retirement Plans

3 Mar 2014
Press release (27 February 2014) from Boston’s MFA: Today, Malcolm Rogers, Ann and Graham Gund Director of the Museum... »
From: Enfilade

Exhibition | Think Pink

3 Mar 2014
From the exhibition press release (24 September 2013) . . . Think Pink Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 3 October 2013 —... »
From: Enfilade

Re: Arriaga: : Cursus Philosophicus (1632)

3 Mar 2014
Alternative version (&m. ed. Antverpiae : Ex officina Plantiniana Balthasaris Moreti 1632) : http://biblioteca.unirioja.es/digibur/obras/228826_0.shtml... »
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