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Post Archives for April 2016

No Laughing Matter? Humour and History

1 Apr 2016
‘Laughing Fool’ by Werner van den Valckert (Netherlands, 1585–1627. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum... »

Local Bibliography: ‘The Deepening Steam’ – Call For Papers

1 Apr 2016
Local Bibliography – ‘The Deepening Steam’ BSANZ 2016 University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand 21-23... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Tuesday 31 March 1663

1 Apr 2016
[continued from yesterday. P.G.] …and to that purpose I lay long talking with my wife about my father’s coming,... »

Dr Patrick Gray, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Sydney Node) Free Public Lecture

1 Apr 2016
“What is Iago? Shakespeare on Imagination and the Demonic”, Dr Patrick Gray (Durham University) Date: Tuesday... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Laughing In The Fern

1 Apr 2016
Allain Manesson Mallet  1719, "Der Mont. – Lune" In Chapter 5 of L'Arte Vetraria, Antonio Neri shows how... »
From: Conciatore

Changes Afoot: The First of April

1 Apr 2016
I need to inform you of a major change. I am not going to continue this blog as a vehicle for English Reformation research.Instead,... »

Inexpressibly loathsome and sickening

1 Apr 2016
Unlikely tales were often swallowed unquestioningly by the editors of medical journals in the nineteenth century, so it was... »

Blue Men, the Bean-Nighe and a Brownie….

1 Apr 2016
We had a look at some of Scotlands mythical creatures earlier this year with our post on Kelpies & Selkies and it proved... »

Celebrating Shakespeare in Cardiff @chaptertweets

1 Apr 2016
The British Council and Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff have teamed up to co-ordinate a number of exciting events to celebrate... »

April 1730 and London newspapers report the deaths of firemen, porters and servants killed by collapsing buildings at a ‘great fire’ on Fleet Street

1 Apr 2016
Mr Clinton was a distiller; his shop conveniently located in Fleet Street was to be found close to the corner of Fetter Lane.... »

Battle of Nördlingen 1634

1 Apr 2016
Author Jan van den Hoecke (1611–1651) »

A Junto Announcement!

1 Apr 2016
A big announcement from The Junto... »
From: The Junto

Do you want to work in LMA’s award winning conservation studio?

1 Apr 2016
LMA is recruiting for a book conservator for a grant funded project fixed term for 6 months. The project aims to repair... »

CfP: New Perspectives on the ‘auld alliance’: Scotland, France and their neighbours in the early modern era

1 Apr 2016
*Drama papers especially welcome!* This conference will explore the multifaceted relations between Scotland and France in... »

Happy April Fools’ Day … or is it April Fish Day?

1 Apr 2016
What is the history of April Fools’ Day? A reference to April Fools’ Day pranks has been found as early as 1539,... »

The End of the Washington Elm

1 Apr 2016
This photograph comes from the Leslie Jones Collection at the Boston Public Library, via Digital Commonwealth.The webpage... »
From: Boston 1775

Shakespeare’s England: A Land of Lords — Preview #4

1 Apr 2016
Before I begin today’s itinerant interlude, a note: We do still have a few slots open, so if you’re enticed by... »

TEACHING & LEARNING IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND: SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE IN PRACTICE

1 Apr 2016
A conference to be held at the University of Cambridge, 1st-2nd September 2016 Organisers: Jennifer Bishop & John Gallagher... »

Inspired by 1775 Embroidery Patterns: The Lady's Magazine Stitch-Off

1 Apr 2016
The Lady’s Magazine project (housed at Kent University) recently embarked upon a major undertaking – a stich-off!... »
From: SilkDamask

CFP: People, Places and Possessions, 1350-155

1 Apr 2016
The call for papers for the conference entitled “People, Places and Possessions, 1350-1550” (due 24 Apr, Oxford,... »

Reading and rewriting ancient texts in the long eighteenth century: A one-day colloquium

1 Apr 2016
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Saturday 14 May 2016 Organizers: Stuart Gillespie & Stephen Harrison... »
From: RECSO

Journée d’études : Le Passage Pommeraye à Nantes (Cycle «Architectures restaurées»)

1 Apr 2016
Journée d’études : Le Passage Pommeraye à Nantes Le cycle « Architectures restaurées... »

A bit on the side

1 Apr 2016
Galileo by Justus Sustermans/Wikipedia For those of my readers who don’t follow me on Twitter or Facebook I have indulged... »

Interesting document

1 Apr 2016
A relation of the passages of our English companies from time to time, since their first departure from England to the... »

“Swift winged words”: the vocabulary and word distribution of Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly

1 Apr 2016
In the process of preparing the team to correct spelling errors in the digital archive of Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly... »

Parution : « Petites maisons. Du refuge libertin au pavillon d’habitation en Île-de-France au siècle des Lumières », par Claire Ollagnier

1 Apr 2016
Depuis le début du XVIIIe siècle, le concept d’un lieu situé à l’abri de tous les... »

Postdoc: Newberry Mellon Major Projects Fellow

2 Apr 2016
The Newberry Mellon Major Projects Fellow will participate in diverse aspects of planning and... »

Technicity, Temporality, Embodiment: the 10th International Somatechnics Conference – Call For Papers

2 Apr 2016
Technicity, Temporality, Embodiment: the 10th International Somatechnics Conference Byron Bay, NSW, Australia December 1-3,... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Fulke Greville: Special Issue of the Sidney Journal – Call For Papers

2 Apr 2016
The Sidney Journal is pleased to announce a special issue on the life and work of Fulke Greville due to appear in the fall... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Cutty Sark Branded Flask

2 Apr 2016
Cutty Sark Branded Flask This Edwin Blyde 1798 hand-made flask is engraved with the image of the Cutty Sark at sea along... »

Inigo Jones

2 Apr 2016
Inigo Jones, the first English classical architect, was famous in his own time and was the posthumous sponsor of the Palladian... »

Another Sermon, Another Reaction

2 Apr 2016
I posted on Father William Peto's Easter Sunday sermon earlier this week, which eventually led to the arrest of the Observant... »

Shakespeare at Holy Trinity Church 2016

2 Apr 2016
Holy Trinity Church Now we’re into April and events relating to the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death... »

1616 was only the beginning: Shakespeare’s Folios

2 Apr 2016
This year we are marking 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. This does not mean that we are declaring a year... »

For the Christian Review: Amateurs and Music

2 Apr 2016
My comparison/contrast essay on Florence Foster Jenkins and Gilbert Kaplan has been posted on The Christian Review site:... »

Der Tolle Halberstädter

2 Apr 2016
 This book looks worth getting if you are interested in the TYW. »

SAA 2016

2 Apr 2016
The Shakespeare Association of America conference is usually a useful but punishing experience: useful to meet people, to... »
From: asidenotes

A New Clue to Caesar Marion

2 Apr 2016
Back in 2006, I wrote about a black man named Caesar Marion who protested a town meeting measure in August 1775, during the... »
From: Boston 1775

Beginning Beaumont

2 Apr 2016
A couple of weeks ago, I gave a paper at Beaumont400 entitled Beginning Beaumont. I decided I’d post it here in... »
From: asidenotes

Journée d’étude : « L’insoutenable légèreté – les années 1980, photographie, film » (Centre Pompidou, 11 mai 2016)

2 Apr 2016
Profession Photographie organise une journée d’étude au Centre Pompidou le 11 mai 2016 en collaboration... »

Ordinäre Flinte 17

2 Apr 2016
Nobody does Austrian SYW flintlocks do they? This guy does »

Battle of Stadtlohn

2 Apr 2016
Battle of Stadtlohn, aerial view by Pieter Snayers. The Battle of Stadtlohn was fought on 6 August 1623 between the armies... »

Prize: John Edward Kerry & the Malone Society

2 Apr 2016
The Malone Society organizes a competition for graduate students to celebrate the life work of one... »

Servicios profesionales

2 Apr 2016
Os presento mi nuevo sitio web. En él podréis encontrar contenidos de interés y los servicios profesionales... »

Military Strategy For Dummies

2 Apr 2016
Here is a simple operational-level map I created for my European Warfare class to try to reinforce the ideas of: What the... »

Post-Doctoral Position in Religious History

2 Apr 2016
Post-Doctoral Position in Early Modern Religious History Center for the Study of Religious Violence The Newberry Library... »

Limina 2016 – Beyond Boundaries: Recognition, Tolerance, Change – Call For Paper

3 Apr 2016
Beyond Boundaries: Recognition, Tolerance, Change University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia Friday 29 July, 2016... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

The Former Bishop of St. Asaph Dies in Rome

3 Apr 2016
Thomas Goldwell, the former Bishop of St. Asaph's in Wales (mostly) died on April 3, 1585 in Rome. He was the last surviving... »

More on Small Shot for Smoothbores.

3 Apr 2016
5.7mm - 5.8mm diameter (o/all length of strip is 78mm)." River Thames find. http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=1590;... »

Journée d’études : « Photographie et sculpture : de l’interaction à l’hybridation depuis les années 1960 » (Paris, 13 avril 2016)

3 Apr 2016
En lien avec l’exposition Entre sculpture et photographie du musée Rodin, cette journée d’études... »
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