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Post Archives for May 2013

Monday 30 April 1660

1 May 2013
All the morning getting instructions ready for the Squadron of ships that are going to-day to the Streights, among others... »

Reading Emotions

1 May 2013
One of the joys of being a full time researcher is the space it frees up for reading… And yet still I find that it... »

I Tatti Prize for Best Essay by a Junior Scholar - Call For Applications

1 May 2013
This annual prize is awarded to a junior scholar for the best scholarly article on an Italian Renaissance topic, published... »

Chemical Names for Water

1 May 2013
I've entered 'grading hell' as Major Projects roll in and I prepare next week to start grading take-home tests. I've been... »
From: Siris

It’s Time to Make the Shakespeare A Shakespearean play...

1 May 2013
It’s Time to Make the Shakespeare A Shakespearean play created entirely before your eyes by The Shakespearean Globetrotters.... »

The Feast of the Martyrs of England and Wales on the Radio

1 May 2013
I'll be on the Son Rise Morning Show Friday morning, May 3 to highlight once again the great Feast of the Martyrs of England... »

Conference | Die Entdeckung der Nacht

1 May 2013
From ArtHist: Die Entdeckung der Nacht: Wirklichkeitsaneignungen im Prozess der europäischen Aufklärung Friedrich-Schiller-Universität,... »
From: Enfilade

Wellesley’s Davis Museum Acquires Peruvian Portrait of a Young Woman

1 May 2013
Press release from The Davis: Portrait of a Young Woman, late eighteenth century, oil on canvas,55 x 39 inches (Davis Museum,... »
From: Enfilade

Interview with Nancy Bilyeau, author of THE CHALICE

1 May 2013
Today I welcome Nancy Bilyeau, author of THE CHALICE, a Tudor suspense novel published last March by Touchstone. THE CHALICE... »

The Stuff of Dreams

1 May 2013
Before I start I should preface this post with the note that this is not my area of research – I just thought it was... »

Have wig box, will travel…

1 May 2013
When I wrote the Journal of a Georgian Gentleman I included facsimile copies of Richard Hall’s lists (he loved lists!).... »

Circular IV Seminario Internacional de Investigación María de Cazalla

1 May 2013
http://www.academia.edu/3434573/Primera_circular_IV_Seminario_internacional_Maria_de_Cazalla »

Post-Doctoral Research Associate (REED North-East), Durham University

1 May 2013
“Applications are invited from postdoctoral candidates who have research interests in medieval and/or early modern... »

One year and a gift

1 May 2013
A shooting party at lunch (after the painting by Vanloo)I was completely convinced that I started this blog in May last year,... »

May Day

1 May 2013
Thanks to fond childhood memories (which I wrote about in last year’s May Day post) and my own rather whimsical penchant... »

The first of May in Stratford-upon-Avon

1 May 2013
As today is both the first of May and a quite beautiful spring day I thought I’d share with you some photos I took... »

History Carnival 121

1 May 2013
The Junto hosts History Carnival 121, a compendium of the best of the past month of history blog writing. »
From: The Junto

Proving Shakespeare – Webinar now live!

1 May 2013
Our recording of the rather heated webinar, ‘Proving Shakespeare’, which took place last Friday is now live.... »

The lewd women made me do it, 1752

1 May 2013
Poor old James Holt, a man who went to the scaffold not entirely convinced that the death sentence was the …Continue... »

Lecturer in Drama – Teaching and Scholarship

1 May 2013
Cardiff Metropolitan University -Cardiff School of Education (0.6 FTE) Post No: HR1705 Salary: £36,298 – £40,834... »

Meet the heroine – Clara Lee

1 May 2013
I thought I would take a break from weeping over the seventh chapter of The Ripper Book in order to chat a bit about my... »

Portrait of a Gentleman

1 May 2013
School of Cornelius Johnson, painted around 1640. The unknown man is wearing a fine doublet and breeches in what looks very... »

Annotating Marine Lives

1 May 2013
We are celebrating an important milestone this week – the completion of our transcription of one volume of High Court... »

Q. & A. on Bunker Hill with Nathaniel Philbrick, part 1

1 May 2013
Here’s the first part of my blog interview with Nathaniel Philbrick, author of the new book Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege,... »
From: Boston 1775

Early Modern Handwriting

1 May 2013
The CEMS workshop on ‘Describing, Analysing and Identifying Early Modern Handwriting: Methods and Issues’ (25 April)... »
From: CEMS

Appel à communication : « Skin, Fur and Hairs : Animality and Tactility in Renaissance Europe (New York, 27-29 mars 2014)

1 May 2013
For Renaissance Europeans, animal fur was a desirable but complex material. It was a high status commodity, lining (or appearing... »

A Carriage to Match Milady’s Dress: Ethereal blue in 1818-1819

1 May 2013
“Bridal morning robe of fine cambric, richly embroidered, and trimmed with puckered muslin round the border and down... »

Shakespeare the Player

1 May 2013
Last night, I sat in on the first preview for Folger Theatre’s new production of Twelfth Night. The romantic, knotty... »

A ‘Not-Recipe’: An Expression of Frustration in Medical Matters

1 May 2013
By Anne Stobart When is a recipe not a recipe? In my experience in research in the history of medicine, a recipe is part... »

Smithsonian: Jamestown Colonists Engaged in Cannibalism

1 May 2013
There's probably no gravestone for this:Douglas Owsley, the division head for physical anthropology at the Smithsonian’s... »

Tobias Rustat

1 May 2013
The Rev. Tobias Rustat (1716—1793) subscribed to the first edition of Kirby’s Method of Perspective. The Rustat family... »

The Perne and Ward libraries

1 May 2013
The Perne and Ward Libraries is a new blog about the libraries at Peterhouse, Cambridge. The Perne is one of the secret... »

Picture of the Week #226

1 May 2013
Stained glass window of Katherine Parr with Henry VIII (right) and Thomas Seymour (left), her third and fourth husbands.... »

Conference: Lost Mansions and Country Estates

1 May 2013
Information on the conference entitled “Lost Mansions and Country Estates” (13 Jul, Colchester, England) is available... »

Aquinas for May I

1 May 2013
Prima principia, quorum cognitio est nobis innata, sunt quaedam similitudines increatae veritatis."First principles, the... »
From: Siris

vacations comme médiateur au musée Ziem de Martigues (juin-octobre 2013)

1 May 2013
Le musée Ziem recherche un médiateur / médiatrice pour assurer des vacations du 1er juin au 13 octobre 2013. Dans le... »

Appel à communication pour le congrès de Renaissance Society of America (New York, 27-29 mars 2014)

1 May 2013
Ce colloque annuel est toujours une bonne occasion pour être informé des derniers courants de la recherche, et pour rencontrer... »

Gingerbread – Part 1

1 May 2013
Gingerbread by spaceamoeba Used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic License (CC BY-NC-ND... »

Tuesday 1 May 1660

2 May 2013
This morning I was told how the people of Deal have set up two or three Maypoles, and have hung up their flags upon the top... »

Berlin, Day 1: Don Juan (Moliere/Pollesch), Volksbühne

2 May 2013
Off the plane, into a theatre: and how. The Volksbühne, perhaps the most iconoclastic of Berlin’s publicly funded... »
From: dispositio

Review: The Borgias ~ Siblings ~ And A Bit Of MythBusting

2 May 2013
It seems that after Showtime aired the third episode of The Borgias Season 3 that this blog has had quite a few hits searching... »

Forensic analysis of 17th-century human remains at Jamestown, Va., reveals evidence of survival cannibalism

2 May 2013
Forensic analysis of 17th-century human remains at Jamestown, Va., reveals evidence of survival cannibalismSmithsonian Science... »

Four Important Events on May 2

2 May 2013
1536 – Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft.... »

Anne-Marie Eze Appointed Associate Curator at the Gardner

2 May 2013
Press release from the Gardner Museum: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum recently appointed Dr. Anne-Marie Eze as the... »
From: Enfilade

New Book | The Hermit in the Garden

2 May 2013
From Oxford UP: Gordon Campbell, The Hermit in the Garden: From Imperial Rome to Ornamental Gnome (New York: Oxford University... »
From: Enfilade

What Would Newton Do? Rep. Paul Broun’s Scientific Asynchrony

2 May 2013
The other day my 10-year-old daughter came home incensed: a friend had told her of a congressman’s assertion that evolution... »
From: Out of Time

other blogsites and picture libraries

2 May 2013
Until I started this site, I did not even know what a ‘blog’ was (one of my students took pity on me and explained carefully... »

“He cannot by the duello avoid it!”

2 May 2013
Most of Shakespeare’s aristocratic patrons would be intimately familiar with the arts of swordplay. Furthermore, Shakespeare... »

Using longitude: thinking about history and policy

2 May 2013
I have recently been moonlighting somewhat, and taking my blogging focus to The H Word at the Guardian. I have not, though,... »

Journée d’étude : « L’art et l’humanisme du maniérisme tardif » (Paris, 6 mai 2013)

2 May 2013
Dans le cadre de l’exposition « L’Automne de la Renaissance : d’Arcimboldo à Caravage » (Nancy, 4 mai – 4... »
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