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Post Archives for May 2014

Tuesday 30 April 1661

1 May 2014
This morning, after order given to my workmen, my wife and I and Mr. Creed took coach, and in Fishstreet took up Mr. Hater... »
From: Pepys' Diary

In Praise of the Proscenium Stage

1 May 2014
There is a conviction that haunts the English theatre: that proscenium stages create distance. That they create a fourth... »
From: dispositio

Shoe News from American Duchess

1 May 2014
I've been deep in the Caverns of Business, carefully setting up lots of exciting new things for you guys - new collaborations,... »

From Recipe to Biography: Georgiana Hill’s life in cooking

1 May 2014
By Rachel Rich   In a previous post, I compared Georgiana Hill with Isabella Beeton, in order to reflect on different... »

Anticipation on the Son Rise Morning Show

1 May 2014
The Feast of the Martyrs of England and Wales is May 4, which is on the Third Sunday of Easter this year. I will be on the... »

Call for Papers | Travel and the Country House

1 May 2014
From the Call for Papers: Travel and the Country House: Places, Cultures, and Practices University of Northampton, 15–16... »
From: Enfilade

New Book | The Art of Professing in Bourbon Mexico

1 May 2014
From the University of Texas Press: James M. Córdova, The Art of Professing in Bourbon Mexico: Crowned-Nun Portraits and... »
From: Enfilade

WEMLO at the Renaissance Society of America Meeting, New York City

1 May 2014
WEMLO at the Renaissance Society of America Meeting, New York City WEMLO Project Directors James Daybell and Kim McLean-Fiander... »

Beware of bed buggs!

1 May 2014
A short post to remind us of one of the delights of warm weather in the Eighteenth Century – especially when staying... »

Emerging Voices

1 May 2014
In the coming weeks, Performing Humanity will be excited to share the work of emerging voices in the field: the students... »

Unlucky or Inept? Gates at Camden

1 May 2014
At the battle of Camden in August of 1780, Lord Cornwallis dealt the Americans under General Horatio Gates a shocking defeat. ... »

Music on My Mind

1 May 2014
Johanna Kurkela, "Avaruus". This is actually the Finnish version of a song originally written in English. The Finnish version... »
From: Siris

Herne the Hunter: a May Day Figure of Folklore

1 May 2014
This blog post was written by Museum Collections Assistant, Emily Millward   There is an old tale that goes that Herne... »

“Ninteenth Century Fantasy vs Eighteenth Century Reality”

1 May 2014
Nancy K. Loane, the author of the book Following the Drum: Women at the Valley Forge Encampment (see previous post) has... »

“Battle after the Battle” at Buckman’s in Lexington, 4 May

1 May 2014
Alongside the Concord Museum’s “Shot Heard Round the World” exhibit (described yesterday), the Lexington Historical... »
From: Boston 1775

Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 exhibition at the V&A

1 May 2014
‘This exhibition will trace the development of the fashionable white wedding dress and its treatment by key fashion... »

Looking for the House on the Corner

1 May 2014
I was searching for springtime in Salem on canvas yesterday, as the real season has failed to arrive (not unusual for New... »

Tippoo Saib’s two sons taking leave of their mother

1 May 2014
Two oval images printed against a patterned background with a stylized floral border. The image on the top shows Tippoo... »

Scotland’s Collections and the Digital Humanities

1 May 2014
On 2nd May 2014 I’m presenting at the second event in this series, entitled ‘Working with Data’. This post... »

Conference: Baroque and Neobaroque in the Spanish and Portuguese World

1 May 2014
Information on the conference entitled “Baroque and Neobaroque in the Spanish and Portuguese World” (16-19 Jun,... »

R&J Flash Mobs Across North America

1 May 2014
In a recent post, I requested that schools, theaters, or anyone else should stage a Flash Mob for the Balcony Scene from... »

The Statues of Daedelus

1 May 2014
In a recent comment, Enbrethiliel happened to mention the statues of Daedelus, which is a wonderful passage in Plato's Meno.... »
From: Siris

HOMENAJE A CHARLES FAULHABER

1 May 2014
Vir bonus dicendi peritus: Studies in in Honor of Charles B. Faulhaber, edited by Antonio Cortijo Ocaña, Ana M. Gómez-Bravo,... »

Virtual Paul's Cross in the Journal of Digital Humanities

1 May 2014
John Wall has published an essay on some of the outcomes from the Virtual Paul's Cross Project in the latest issue ... »

Paul's Cross Reviewed on the Not Even Past Blog

1 May 2014
NOT EVEN PASTThe Virtual Paul's Cross Project has been reviewed on the blog Not Even Past, from the  Public History... »

Wednesday 1 May 1661

2 May 2014
Up early, and bated at Petersfield, in the room which the King lay in lately at his being there. Here very merry, and played... »
From: Pepys' Diary

The Worker

2 May 2014
Today is the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, which was established in 1955 by Pius XII. It was, however, a long time coming.... »
From: Siris

The Greatest Aphrodisiac

2 May 2014
Chocolate?  Oysters?  Spanish fly?  No.  Historical manuscripts.That's right, folks.  The Globe... »
From: Charlevoix

Book of Secrets

2 May 2014
Title page, L'Arte Vetraria, by Antonio Neri (1576-1614)Today, we recognize L'Arte Vetraria as the first printed book devoted... »
From: Conciatore

Looking after your family until the end: the cost of caregiving in historical perspective

2 May 2014
Another day, another governmental exhortation that families just aren’t doing enough to keep society going… This time,... »

Walter Pidgeon, Action Hero!

2 May 2014
I stayed up past my bedtime Wednesday night to watch Man Hunt through to its conclusion. I had never thought of Walter Pidgeon... »

Live relays and encore showings: representing the live event

2 May 2014
Vikings, life and legend A week or so ago I attended the live relay for Vikings: life and legend, the British Museum’s... »

Call for Manuscripts | Brill Series: History of Collecting & Art Markets

2 May 2014
From Brill’s latest Art and Architecture Catalog: Brill’s Studies in the History of Collecting & Art Markets... »
From: Enfilade

Call for Papers | Faith, Politics, and the Arts

2 May 2014
Faith, Politics, and the Arts: Early Modern Transfers between Catholic and Protestant Cultures Philipps-Universität Marburg,... »
From: Enfilade

The Golden Room of the Mauritshuis Restored

2 May 2014
Restoration of the Pellegrini paintings in the Golden Room of the Mauritshuis has just been completed in time for the re-opening... »
From: Enfilade

New Book | Elihu Yale: Merchant, Collector & Patron

2 May 2014
From Thames & Hudson: Diana Scarisbrick and Benjamin Zucker, Elihu Yale: Merchant, Collector & Patron (London: Thames... »
From: Enfilade

Venice: PhD fellowship: vernacular physics Italy

2 May 2014
Received via private mail an via the FICINO email distribution list: [quote] PhD Fellowship in Renaissance Philosophy at... »

Letter of James Renwick in Groningen to Jean Hamilton in Leeuwarden of 13 February 1683

2 May 2014
James Renwick had met Jean Hamilton during a brief visit to Leeuwarden in November 1682. She was the unmarried sister of... »

On This Day... The Wedding of Princess Charlotte and Prince Leopold

2 May 2014
We have heard of a good many royal marriages here at the guide that ended badly. There have been still more that endured... »

Hunt or Gather, Share or Steal: Scottish News Networks, 1790-1840

2 May 2014
Conference: RSVP2014 Places, Spaces and the Victorian Periodical Press Date: 12-13 September 2014 Location: University of... »

The Fate of the Royal Savage

2 May 2014
In the summer of 1775, the British built two warships at St. John, Quebec, on the outlet of Lake Champlain. That fall, the... »

Taking a breather at 4 am...

2 May 2014
Well the last ten days have been fun, fun, fun, and crazy, and I don't know what else. Hence, the reason I am writing a post... »

Enduring Beliefs at the Museo Archeologico in Perugia

2 May 2014
In July 2000, the Museo Archeologico in Perugia opened a permanent exhibition of amulets collected by Giovanni Bellucci (1844-1921),... »

The Revolution is Reborn at Common-Place

2 May 2014
Ben Park looks at the most recent Common-place issue dedicated to last spring's MCEAS conference, "The American Revolution... »
From: The Junto

Napoleon and Islam Lecture

2 May 2014
Originally posted on Center for the Study of Religious Violence: The Center for Middle Eastern Studies Lecture Series     Presents     “Napoleon... »

Renaissance Music in Chicago

2 May 2014
Medieval and Renaissance Music in Chicago, May 9-10 The Chicago-based professional early music ensemble, Schola Antiqua,... »

The Arrest of Queen Anne Boleyn

2 May 2014
On this day in history, Tuesday 2 May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn, the second consort of Henry VIII, was arrested on charges... »
From: Conor Byrne

How to Fart, 1530

2 May 2014
 The Prince of Humanists *cough*Hans Holbein the Younger, Portrait of DesideriusErasmus of Rotterdam (1523)"Some teach... »
From: Ask the Past
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