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Post Archives for April 2013

Saturday 31 March 1660

1 Apr 2013
This morning Captain Jowles of the “Wexford” came on board, for whom I got commission from my Lord to be commander... »

Fortnightly Books, March 31

1 Apr 2013
It is a remarkable feature of the nineteenth century that it managed to produce journalism as great literature. This was,... »
From: Siris

Colloque annuel du College Art Association (Chicago, 12-15 février 2014) : appel à contribution

1 Apr 2013
Comme chaque année, l’importante association CAA  (l’équivalent de l’APAHAU, mais à l’échelle... »

Women in the home: a very brief exploration

1 Apr 2013
Most women were not freely offered the opportunity to study subjects of an extended, classical, and commercial nature. This... »

The Danger of Expectations

1 Apr 2013
Following Evelina’s first adventure to London, Burney cleverly shows readers the painful consequences of an uneducated... »

The Complexities of Family Within Evelina

1 Apr 2013
Evelina is a story about a woman moving from social innocence and naivety, into social experience. Evelina learns about “society”,... »

Evelina, A Journey

1 Apr 2013
Personally I think that it is interesting that Evelina is written in letter form.  The longest letters are the ones Evelina... »

Evelina’s Move to Holborn

1 Apr 2013
Roughly halfway through Frances Burney’s Evelina, the novel’s title character is forcibly relocated from London’s... »

What Evelina Wants – Amanda Bynes’ Twin?

1 Apr 2013
Evelina a novel by Frances Burney explores the obstacles a girl has to overcome in the upper class society of England. The... »

The Outsiders- Evelina and Jenny

1 Apr 2013
Innocence and delicacy were considered critical values of woman in the eighteenth century. It was a signifying factor of... »

Symposium | Design and Mobility

1 Apr 2013
From Parsons The New School for Design: Design and Mobility: The 22nd Annual Parsons/Cooper-Hewitt Symposium on the Decorative... »
From: Enfilade

Exhibition | Marquis de Marigny

1 Apr 2013
I’m afraid this is another exhibition that slipped past me, but I include it here nonetheless. The catalogue is, at... »
From: Enfilade

This Week in Cleveland

1 Apr 2013
From the Editor For those of you who will be in Cleveland this week for ASECS, these two items might be of interest: The... »
From: Enfilade

Danish Paradise

1 Apr 2013
“Danish Paradise.” With apologies to Coolio. And to “Weird Al” Yankovic. Reel-to-reel. Undated. A discovery like... »
From: Bardfilm

James Naylor

1 Apr 2013
Engraving from 1656 by an unknown engraver, James Naylor was a bit player in the Civil Wars, during which he fought as a... »

Review of ‘The Flower of Empire’

1 Apr 2013
To call the Flower of Empire an exhaustive work on “how it [the Amazonian water lily] touched nearly every aspect of Victorian... »

Élections des représentants des usagers au Conseil d’administration de la BnF

1 Apr 2013
Un vote pour une institution qui devient de plus en plus importante pour la recherche en archéologie et en histoire de l’art Durant... »

Memories of Hamlet in performance

1 Apr 2013
For about a year I’ve been thinking about recording people’s memories of Shakespeare in performance, and at last... »

Junto March Madness CANCELLED!

1 Apr 2013
We at the Junto are sad to bring news this morning that our amazingly popular if rather silly March Madness competition is... »
From: The Junto

Présentation de l’ouvrage Philippe de La Hire (Paris, ENSBA, 24 avril 2013)

1 Apr 2013
PHILIPPE DE LA HIRE (1640-1718). Entre architecture et sciences Ouvrage collectif sous la direction de Antonio Becchi, Hélène... »

Souscription pour la monographie Arthena sur Charles Errard et la conception du décor au XVIIe siècle

1 Apr 2013
Charles Errard (ca. 1601-1689) la noblesse du décor   par Emmanuel Coquery Docteur en histoire de l’art, conservateur... »

A Recusant Martyr (Blessed John Bretton) and His Widow

1 Apr 2013
According to this tremendous account of his life and death, the layman Blessed John Bretton was executed on April 1, 1598... »

British Library EThOS : Some aspects of the intellectual relations between Galileo and the Jesuits by beth McClumpha [Leeds, 1984]

1 Apr 2013
British Library EThOS : Some aspects of the intellectual relations between Galileo and the Jesuits by beth McClumpha [Leeds,... »

Beckwith: Modernism has Killed Science

1 Apr 2013
Today, in European cultures, and in other cultures that have borrowed it, science per se is strictly peripheral at best.... »
From: Darin Hayton

Still on Sacques!

1 Apr 2013
Wow.  Just plain Wow.Beautifully mounted and displayed, this gown from the Mint Museum is just awe inspiring.  We... »

Fool’s Parsley

1 Apr 2013
My scholarly, botanical and materialistic interests intersected the other day when I came across a beautiful Arts and Crafts... »

17th Century Rake – John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester

1 Apr 2013
Code Red – we have a 17th Century Rake Alert!!! John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, who in his thirty-three years of... »

Revue Histoire de l’art : appel à contribution pour le numéro 73 (automne 2013) : Objets sacrés

1 Apr 2013
Appel à contribution pour le numéro 73 (automne 2013)  de la revue Histoire de l’art: Objets sacrés « Les objets... »

Rachel Maddow on the Importance of History

1 Apr 2013
Rachel Maddow recently spoke at Stanford University. According to the Stanford Report, “Asked by students what kind... »

New Philippa Gregory Novel, "The White Princess"

1 Apr 2013
I mentioned this on Facebook, but thought I should take a second and post it here also. Philappa Gregory's new novel, "The... »

Protected: See previous post

1 Apr 2013
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. »
From: The Junto

“the female Patriots”

1 Apr 2013
April is National Poetry Month. In keeping with this observance this blog will feature several poems from In the Words of... »

Colloque : « Art et religion en Allemagne après 1945″ (Paris, 11-12 avril 2013)

1 Apr 2013
Ce colloque propose d’explorer les interactions entre art et religion chrétienne, art et Eglise depuis 1945, en se concentrant... »

The Unicorn All Around the Town

1 Apr 2013
The unicorn, already a rare species in modern New England, will get even harder to spot this fall.A carved unicorn stood... »
From: Boston 1775

Milord Rochester

1 Apr 2013
John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, Huysmans, Private Collection. Photo: my own. I’ll be honest, I’m not a... »

Before Cargill Met Cameron: A Letter to Lady Earlstoun of 1680

1 Apr 2013
Earlstoun Castle The agreement between Donald Cargill and Richard Cameron to restart field preaching and deny the King’s... »

The Hoyle Manuscript

1 Apr 2013
I had always thought that the essay "An Insomniac's Reward" would be the most dramatic story of an addition to my collection,... »

“Medicine in Medieval Wales” Dr Alun at the Hay Festival, May 31st 2013

1 Apr 2013
Apologies for the flagrant self-promotion but, if you enjoy the blog, you might be interested in coming along to my session... »

Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home

1 Apr 2013
My new BBC 4 programme, ‘Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home’ airs on Wednesday 3 April at 9pm. You can watch... »

Photos from Our Visit with Alan Liu (Better Late Than Never!)

1 Apr 2013
Back in October the Blake Archive offices at UNC were honored with a visit from Alan Liu, Professor of English at the University... »

Age of Christian Martyrs Questioned

1 Apr 2013
New research challenges the idea of an Age of Christian Martyrs during the early centuries of Christian expansion in the... »

Introducing "Highbury" Dyeable Satin Regency Flat - Pre-Order April 1st!

1 Apr 2013
I'm excited to be presenting our new dyeable Regency shoe, Highbury.  I've been working on this one for quite some time,... »

Coronation

1 Apr 2013
I've often been struck by the fact that the Eastern name for the sacrament of Matrimony is 'coronation' or 'crowning'. In... »
From: Siris

Getting undergraduates and amateurs into the business of re-editing our cultural heritage for a digital world

1 Apr 2013
The following reprints an earlier post of an entry that I first published on January 7, 2011 on my now defunct “Literary... »

Arbella Stuart- Cross Dressing, Armed Pursuits and a Pitiful Demise

1 Apr 2013
Phineas Pett’s autobiography has produced a number of interesting tangents. This passage, from 1610 particularly intrigued: The... »

Looking to add a separate page on my blog for #WoodcutWednesday posts.

1 Apr 2013
Looking to add a separate page on my blog for #WoodcutWednesday posts. »

A Poem Re-Draft and Two New Poem Drafts

1 Apr 2013
Seneca Ponders DeathThe dead inside the tomb is laid,the final rites are brought to close,the eyes no more behold the day,now... »
From: Siris

Sunday 1 April 1660

2 Apr 2013
(Lord’s day). Mr. Ibbott preached very well. After dinner my Lord did give me a private list of all the ships that... »

SAA: collecting my thoughts

2 Apr 2013
CN TowerI spent the last several days in Toronto, at the annual meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America. I cannot... »

Upcoming books, magazines, and events for April 2013

2 Apr 2013
Things are looking quite Tudor-y in April! Before I get to the books for the month, I have to mention that BBC History Magazine... »
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