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Post Archives for April 2015

A Salon Guest: Camp Followers in the Peninsular War

1 Apr 2015
My guest today is Susana Ellis, who is here to share a little something on camp followers. Do read on to find out more... »

Tales from the Crypt: Museum Storage and Meaning – Call For Papers

1 Apr 2015
Collected Essays | Tales from the Crypt: Museum Storage and Meaning Museums are about display. But are they really?... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

What's Old Is New Again: Medicine's Blast From the Past

1 Apr 2015
And don't throw the past away/You might need it some other rainy day.'Cause everything old is new again.Or so go the lyrics... »

In Defense of Word Clouds

1 Apr 2015
Word clouds have been under heavy critique in data visualization and digital humanities circles. Writing in 2011, the New... »

April Blogroll: Metalanguage Edition

1 Apr 2015
It was a tough winter (again) here in Illinois. The cold drives most graduate students indoors, and I find myself taking... »

No April Fool Here: Blessed John Bretton, Recusant Martyr

1 Apr 2015
According to this tremendous account of his life and death, the layman Blessed John Bretton was executed on April... »

Stratford’s alehouses: the Dirty Duck

1 Apr 2015
The pub showing its official sign, The Black Swan In 1556 John Shakespeare’s first official appointment in Stratford... »

Presence and Absence at the Gardner Museum

1 Apr 2015
My son and I looking into the Garden Court at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, March 2015 My family and I recently returned... »

Exhibition | Treasured Possessions

1 Apr 2015
Unidentified English maker, Trompe l’oeil folding fan, 1757 (Cambridge: The Fitzwilliam Museum) ◊  ◊  ◊ ... »
From: Enfilade

CFP: Shakespeare and Waste (Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory)

1 Apr 2015
ANNOUNCING A NEW SERIES OF SHAKESPEARE EVENTS FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS AND EARLY CAREER SCHOLARS Kingston Shakespeare Seminar... »

Year’s Work in English Studies: Shakespeare (now online)

1 Apr 2015
The Shakespeare section of the Year’s Work in English Studies has now been published online. It includes contributions... »

Eclipse – born 1st April 1764 – perhaps the greatest racehorse of all time.

1 Apr 2015
I wonder: when my ancestor Richard Hall was entering in his diary for 1st April 1764 that there had been an eclipse of the... »

Brand new for BBC Arts: The Barbershop in the 18th century – presented by Dr Alun Withey

1 Apr 2015
Click the link below and the programme should load in a separate window.Then, to play the programme, click the red square... »
From: DrAlun

Isaac of Nineveh for Lent XXXVII

1 Apr 2015
If it is obvious that you are not the victor but merely an instrument, as it were, and that it is the Lord who is victorious... »
From: Siris

British Captain John Robinson and the Henry Folgers

1 Apr 2015
  British Captain John Robinson commanding the Minnehaha in the north Atlantic, 1906 Rosy-cheeked white-bearded poet,... »

Last Dying Speeches....the last words of Criminals and Quakers

1 Apr 2015
In my third historical mystery, The Masque of a Murderer, Lucy Campion, printer's apprentice, has been asked to record the... »

Brigadier General John de Haas: A Bad Example to Others

1 Apr 2015
Many of the officers who became generals in the Continental Army started out with noble intentions but politics and business... »

Colloque : « Synthèse des arts et unité de création » (Paris/Versailles, 7-8 avril 2015)

1 Apr 2015
Synthèse des arts et unité de création (Paris/Versailles, 7-8 Avril 15) Fondation suisse à la Cité internationale universitaire... »

Appel à candidature : « Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Award » (Courtauld Institute/Tate AHRC)

1 Apr 2015
AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Award (London) London Application deadline: May 17, 2015 The Courtauld Institute... »

The Profligate Punished Cap

1 Apr 2015
Just in case anyone thinks we sleep at Larkin & Smith, we are launching another cap kit.  This cap is based on a... »

Renaissance April Fools: The Good Old "We Three" Joke

1 Apr 2015
Shakespeare, William. Twelfth Night, or What you Will. [Arden Shakespeare, Third Series.] Ed. Keir Elam. Lodon: Centage Learning,... »
From: Bardfilm

Carries the Palm

1 Apr 2015
Entry into Jerusalem, Pietro Lorenzetti 1320For Western Christians, this week began with "Palm Sunday," a feast day... »
From: Conciatore

Parution : « Victor-Lucien Tapié : relire Baroque et classicisme »

1 Apr 2015
Hélène Rousteau-Chambon et Claire Mazel, Victor-Lucien Tapié : relire Baroque et classicisme, Rennes : Presses universitaires... »

The Consummate Fool

1 Apr 2015
As the title of Beatrice K. Otto’s engaging book, Fools are Everywhere. The Court Jester Around the World, asserts,... »

Cheap Books

1 Apr 2015
I can’t believe that five years have passed since I first collected together a silly little blog project about the... »

SCSC in Vancouver, Oct 22-25, 2015 – Deadline for Papers/Panels is April 15

1 Apr 2015
The deadline for the Sixteenth Century Society Conference next fall, in Vancouver, BC, is April 15. But there’s still... »

David Coy Remembers His Service in April 1777

1 Apr 2015
On 11 Mar 1853 a man named David Coy appeared before a magistrate in Kendall, New York, and swore that in 1777 at the age... »
From: Boston 1775

How to Fake a Nose Injury, 1635

1 Apr 2015
"How to seeme to cut ones nose halfe off. For the effecting of this feate, you must have a knife for the nonce, made with... »
From: Ask the Past

Appel à communication : « The Language of Fame and Failure in the Renaissance » (Washington, février 2016)

1 Apr 2015
What was the vocabulary for describing an artist’s fame or failure during the fourteenth through sixteenth centuries? How... »

Appel à communication : « The Meaning of Marginalia in Early Modern Art and Theory (1550-1750) » (Washington, février 2016)

1 Apr 2015
Published texts employed as teaching and learning tools by early modern artists, authors, and art patrons often bear traces... »

Appel à communication : « Jheronimus Bosch: his Life & his Work » (’s Hertogenbosch, 14-16 avril 2016)

1 Apr 2015
To commemorate the death of Jheronimus Bosch in 1516, the city of ’s Hertogenbosch will organize a wide range of events... »

New Project: 1770s Powerpuff Polonaise

1 Apr 2015
I have terrible Costume A-D-D right now. I want to make ALL the 18th century things!It's good to be inspired, though! I have... »

“What manner o’ thing is your crocodile?” April 2015

1 Apr 2015
Our crocodile series was disrupted by the work that went into creating the Folger’s new website, but we’re back... »

More Fools of April in the Renaissance: What do "Bunny Ears" Mean?

1 Apr 2015
Shakespeare, William. As You Like It. [Arden Shakespeare, Second Series.] Ed. Agnes Latham. London: Routledge, 1975.In Act... »
From: Bardfilm

Emmy the student and Emmy the communist!

1 Apr 2015
Emmy Noether’s birthday on 23 March saw her honoured with a Google Doodle, which of course led to various people posting... »

Picture of the Week #326

1 Apr 2015
Another newly-discovered painting by Matt Groening the Elder! (Previous one here.) »

Catalina - A Play at Colchester Arts Centre 31st March 2015

1 Apr 2015
I was invited to take part in a post-show discussion about the history behind Catalina by Untold Theatre group... »

CFP: Society of Architectural Historians 69th Annual International Conference

1 Apr 2015
The call for papers for the Society of Architectural Historians 69th Annual International Conference (due 9 Jun, Pasadena,... »

A Salon Guest: A Regency House Party

2 Apr 2015
Today I am joined by Elen Rose Eley, of the Jane Austen Society Europe, who is here to share news of an opportunity to attend... »

The Indigenous Australian Matchcoat or Cloak.WARNING: Photographs Of Aboriginals That Are No Longer Living.

2 Apr 2015
When thinking of the Australian Aboriginals, many picture near naked people living in a desert. But there is far more to... »

Free research question about plot.

2 Apr 2015
I think the whole syuzhet controversy is turning out to be fabulously productive. I particularly enjoyed David Bamman’s... »

Epistolary cultures: Letters and Letter-Writing in Early Modern Europe – Call For Papers

2 Apr 2015
Epistolary cultures – letters and letter-writing in early modern Europe The University of York 18-19 March, 2016 From the... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

More news. Oh boy!

2 Apr 2015
The Royal Dutch Library (KB) has posted their scans of 10,000s of newspapers from the 17C-19C online. For example, there... »

ANZAMEMS Postgraduate Travel Bursary Funding 2015

2 Apr 2015
As part of its commitment to support postgraduate research, ANZAMEMS is again this year offering $5000 for a round of travel... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

“Look’d Like Milk”: Breastmilk Substitutes in New England’s Borderlands

2 Apr 2015
By Carla Cevasco  Captured by the Abenaki in 1724, the English colonist Elizabeth Hanson fretted as “my daily Travel... »

A Martyred Priest for Holy Thursday: St. John Payne

2 Apr 2015
Executed on April 2, 1582, St. John Payne's story is perfect for Holy Thursday, since this the day of Holy Week dedicated... »

Exhibition | Canaletto: Celebrating Britain

2 Apr 2015
Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal), London: The Thames from Somerset House Terrace towards the City (Royal Collection Trust/©... »
From: Enfilade

Display | Canaletto’s ‘Regatta on the Grand Canal’

2 Apr 2015
Canaletto, A Regatta on the Grand Canal, ca. 1740 (London: National Gallery) ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ Compton Verney... »
From: Enfilade

Alix Christie’s Gutenberg’s Apprentice

2 Apr 2015
In 1454, ca 180 printed copies of the Bible, the Biblia Latina, were offerend for sale. These 180 copies of the Bible came... »

How to make a ‘medieval style’ possible pouch

2 Apr 2015
Leatherworking Reverend:Reposted here, not for the “medieval style’ pouch because the patterns aren’t sufficiently... »
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