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Post Archives for May 2016

Thursday 30 April 1663

1 May 2016
Up, and after drinking my morning draft with my father and W. Stankes, I went forth to Sir W. Batten, who is going (to no... »

Julian Fellowes’ unwitting Dr Thorne: not hijacked by this elite writer

1 May 2016
The first shot of Tom Hollander as Dr Thorne in the film’s first scene with Stephanie Martini as Mary Thorne, where... »

Dashed Off VII

1 May 2016
martyrdom as an expression of docilitas (and thus of the gifts of the Spirit)Greed is not love of gain; it is a grasping... »
From: Siris

Shakespeare 400 continues

1 May 2016
Shakespeare’s monument in Holy Trinity Church Following the fabulously successful but exhausting weekend celebrating... »

Exhibition | Bishop, Emperor, Everyman: 200 Years of Salzburg History

1 May 2016
August Franz Heinrich von Naumann, Map of the Princely Residence City of Salzburg, paper, ink, watercolour, gold addition,... »
From: Enfilade

Exhibition | Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible

1 May 2016
Benjamin West, American Commissioners of the Preliminary Peace Negotiations with Great Britain, begun in 1783, oil on canvas,... »
From: Enfilade

Exhibition | Global by Design: Chinese Ceramics

1 May 2016
Garniture with Scenes of West Lake, ca. 1700. China, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under... »
From: Enfilade

Abu Simbel and Jackie Kennedy

1 May 2016
Temple of Rameses II, ca. 1290-1224 BCE. Abu Simbel, Egypt. Image courtesy Wikipedia. Earlier this month, I explored with... »

Expenses, 1774 – the cost of giving and the cost of living.

1 May 2016
I thought that for a change I would simply list some of the expenses incurred by my ancestor in 1774, so as to show how different... »

A head of wheat in the bladder

1 May 2016
In December 1871 Dr B. B. Leonard, a general practitioner from West Liberty, Ohio, was summoned to examine ‘J.J.’,... »

Appel à candidature : 48 séjours de recherche offerts par le programme de mobilité EURIAS (2017-2018)

1 May 2016
The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme... »

'Now Take Heed What Love May Do'

1 May 2016
The exact date on which King Edward IV married Elizabeth Wydeville is uncertain, but traditionally they are held to have... »
From: Conor Byrne

Maronite Year XLIV

1 May 2016
In the Maronite calendar, all of the Sundays of the Season of Resurrection deal with the aftermath of the Resurrection, the... »
From: Siris

May 1

1 May 2016
What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Journal (May 1, 1766).“It will be stamped... »

Avant nous le déluge

1 May 2016
Last month the Creators Project at Vice featured Viennese photographer Andreas Franke’s Stavronikita Project, part... »
From: Boston 1775

And so it begins: working towards DH2017

1 May 2016
On Thursday I sent an email to the combined DH2017 and DH2018 program committees welcoming and congratulating them on being... »

Daniel Defoe: An Intelligencer in Edinburgh #History #Scotland

1 May 2016
After he arrived as an English spy in Scotland in October, 1706, Daniel Defoe lodged at the house of Mr. John Monro, her... »

All’s Well That Ends Well @ShakespeareatTF – A Review

1 May 2016
A review by Thomas Tyrrell (Cardiff University) During a lecture on the medieval sources of Shakespeare’s All’s... »

Sunday Short Takes

1 May 2016
There were a bunch of Shakespeare events last weekend for the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death (and 452nd anniversary... »

Kings of War (Toneelgroep Amsterdam) @ The Barbican Theatre

1 May 2016
In 2009 I was lucky enough to see Toneelgroep Amsterdam perform Ivo van Hove’s Roman Tragedies at the Barbican. That... »

Fortnightly Book, May 1

2 May 2016
The next fortnightly book will be The Theban Plays of Sophocles, translated by David Slavitt.Sophocles is said to have written... »
From: Siris

Who was the Spy Daniel Defoe’s Agent called Pierce in 1706? #History #Scotland

2 May 2016
In a letter at the height of the Union Crisis on 30 November, 1706, the English author and spy, Daniel Defoe, reports that... »

“My Library Was Dukedom Large Enough”: Rare Book Exhibition @ Fryer Library, University of Queensland

2 May 2016
“My Library Was Dukedom Large Enough” | Fryer Library, University of Queensland 2-31 May, 2016 Free This wide-ranging... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Interview des fondatrices de « Journal18 » à l’occasion de la sortie du 1er numéro (Printemps 2016)

2 May 2016
A l’occasion de la sortie du 1er numéro de Journal18 <http://www.journal18.org/>, leurs fondatrices –... »

Scraping the Barrel

2 May 2016
4th century BCE philosopher Diogenes (supposedly lived in a wine barrel) by Gaetano Gandolfi (1792) To seventeenth century... »
From: Conciatore

ANZAMEMS Conference Panel: Gender and Textual Mobility – Call For Applications

2 May 2016
Call for Papers – Gender and Textual Mobility, ANZAMEMS 2017 The Early Modern Women’s Research Network (EMWRN)... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Experimental Philosophy before the Restoration

2 May 2016
In a recent article, Mordechai Feingold has done us a real service by trawling through the Hartlib Papers and uncovering... »

Exhibition | Classical Splendor: Painted Furniture

2 May 2016
Sofa, designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, decorated by George Bridport (Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1986-126-2a-c). ... »
From: Enfilade

London Lobsters at Bolsover

2 May 2016
Still time to get along to Bolsover Castle for the Civil War EH event. »

Murder or Justifiable Homicide? Crime Scene Investigation: Bergen County

2 May 2016
Deciding the guilt or innocence of a defendant in a criminal case today is generally left in the hands of twelve citizens... »

CFP: Gender and Textual Mobility, ANZAMEMS (Australian and New Zealand Medieval and Early Modern Society conference) Wellington, New Zealand (8/1/16; 2/7-10/17)

2 May 2016
The Early Modern Women’s Research Network (EMWRN) is convening panels on Gender and Textual Mobility at the upcoming... »

Empire by Collaboration: A Collaborative Review

2 May 2016
Robert Englebert Robert Michael Morrissey, Empire by Collaboration: Indians, Colonists, and Governments in Colonial Illinois... »
From: Borealia

Scent of a Queen

2 May 2016
While I was looking for spring wine concoctions in A Queen’s Delight the other day I came across a recipe for “Queen... »

CFP: Gender and Textual Mobility, Wellington, 7-10 February 2017

2 May 2016
Call for Papers – Gender and Textual Mobility, ANZAMEMS (Australian and New Zealand Medieval and Early Modern Society... »

May 2

2 May 2016
What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Virginia Gazette (May 2, 1766).“RUN away …... »

A remedy for an earache!

2 May 2016
Living in Philadelphia with her family in 1799 while her husband served as secretary of the navy, REBECCA STODDERT kept up... »

The Rev. David McClure’s 20th of April

2 May 2016
Here’s another extract from the diary of the Rev. David McClure as the Revolutionary War began. The last installment... »
From: Boston 1775

The Black Jacobins: From Great Book to Classic?

2 May 2016
By Christopher Taylor “The role which the great Negro Toussaint, called L’Ouverture, played in the history of... »

Todays's Christian Martyrs

2 May 2016
Perhaps you saw the news reports about the Trevi Fountain being dyed red last week in honor of the Christian martyrs suffering... »

CFP: Troisième Congrès Francophone d’Histoire de la Construction

2 May 2016
The call for papers for the Troisième Congrès Francophone d’Histoire de la Construction (due 17... »

Shakespeare and Aemilia Bassano Lanier

2 May 2016
Sith Cynthia is ascended to that rest Of endlesse joy and true Eternitie, That glorious place that cannot be exprest By any... »

Sullivan on Plato on Trump

2 May 2016
I don't usually find Andrew Sullivan very interesting, but he has a remarkably good discussion of Plato and democracy up... »
From: Siris

Champion of Orthodoxy

2 May 2016
Today is the feast of St. Athanasius of Alexandria, Doctor of the Church. From his work On the Incarnation (Chapter 7):A... »
From: Siris

Job Posting: Spanish or Latin American Studies at University of Reading

2 May 2016
University of Reading Lecturer in Spanish or Latin American Studies The Department of Modern Languages and European Studies... »

Covenanters Against the Union: Act against all Musters and Rendezvouses of 1706 #History #Scotland

2 May 2016
On 30 November, 1706, most of the members of the Scottish Parliament voted to strike down a law under which armed, Protestant... »

City of Smugglers

3 May 2016
I am delighted to welcome Alicia Quigley back to the salon to chat about the City of Smugglers and share an extract from... »

Paradigm Shifts: 23rd Annual ACMRS Conference – Call For Papers

3 May 2016
Paradigm Shifts 23rd Annual ACMRS Conference Embassy Suites Hotel, Scottsdale, Arizona February 9-11, 2017 ACMRS invites... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

University of Cambridge: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Call For Applications

3 May 2016
Research Associate (Fixed Term) University of Cambridge – McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research Location:... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Two Poem Drafts

3 May 2016
FollyHow foolish the world, how foolish am I;from mewling of the babe to hopes that must die,from vagrant cloak to toppled... »
From: Siris

May the Fourth Be With You, on the Third

3 May 2016
Anna Mitchell and I will discuss the Feast of the Martyrs of England and Wales this morning on the Son Rise Morning Show... »
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