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Post Archives for May 2017

ANU HRC Seminar Series: Two Seminars of Interest

1 May 2017
ANU HRC Seminar Series (Semester 1, 2017) “‘Whites, Blacks & Tawney’: Perceptions of Native Americans... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

The Natural and the Supernatural in Medieval and Early Modern Worlds – Call For Papers

1 May 2017
The Natural and the Supernatural in Medieval and Early Modern Worlds Annual PMRG/CMEMS Conference The University of Western... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Glass From Tinsel

1 May 2017
From Diderot's Encyclopedia, machinery to hammer brass into thin sheets Which were then used as decorative tinsel, in glassmaking... »
From: Conciatore

Michael Ondaatje and Anthony Minghella’s The English Patient

1 May 2017
Hana (Juliette Binoche) looking around villa wistfully before moving in with her patient (The English Patient, 1996, Anthony... »

Fortnightly Book, April 3

1 May 2017
Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada (1515-1582) is one of the shining lights of the sixteenth century, and one of Spain's... »
From: Siris

Conference | Imitation and Geographies of Art after Winckelmann

1 May 2017
From H-ArtHist: Under the Greek Sky: Imitation and Geographies of Art after WinckelmannKing’s College London, The Warburg... »
From: Enfilade

Royal Museums Greenwich Rebrands

1 May 2017
As Sarah Dawood writes for Design Week (18 April 2017) . . . The Royal Museums Greenwich has new branding which aims to better... »
From: Enfilade

Seasonality @ The Recipes Project

1 May 2017
By Elaine Leong Happy May Day everyone! I am very excited to be on-point editor for the 2017 May edition of The Recipes Project.... »

History Conference Bingo

1 May 2017
Mayday! Time for something a little offbeat and lighthearted, aimed at all those of you who have ever attended, or are likely... »

Finding Shakespeare Blog Round-up: April 2017

1 May 2017
Take a look at the latest blog posts from the collections team at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. National Gardening Week... »

New Novel Depicts Real American Revolution Life

1 May 2017
Spies and Deserters is an exciting new novel by Martin R. Ganzglass that depicts real life experiences during the Revolutionary... »

Taking Haiti to the Court of Empire: Blanchet v. Boyer, 1826-1827

1 May 2017
By Elyssa Gage In 1826, the French lawyer Louis-Antoine Blanchet took the Haitian President, Jean-Pierre Boyer, to court... »

Every Historian Her Own Adventurer

1 May 2017
This spring, early Americanists were abuzz about "a bit of real-life archival drama," as Harvard scholars Danielle Allen... »
From: The Junto

A Different Perspective on The Killing Times of the 1680s #History #Scotland

1 May 2017
A different way of analysing the Killing Times of the 1680s is to look at when the deaths of Covenanters appeared in Presbyterian... »

Fiddleheads in the Forest

1 May 2017
We walked through the Salem Woods on this past Saturday and saw fiddleheads along the trail, the prelude to a carpet of ferns.... »

Appel à candidature : contrat doctoral à l’Università degli studi di Genova (Gênes, 13 juin 2017)

1 May 2017
L’Università degli studi di Genova offre un contrat doctoral de trois ans à un étudiant étranger... »

Slavery Advertisements Published May 1, 1767

1 May 2017
These advertisements appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.  Daily updates also available on... »

“This is King Tammany’s Day”

1 May 2017
In the Middle Colonies shortly before the Revolution, Americans began to celebrate May Day in a new way: as a celebration... »
From: Boston 1775

The Fate of Palliser and Sandwich, 1779

1 May 2017
The Fate of Palliser and Sandwich, artist unknown, 1779, British Museum.Lord Sandwich (John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich)... »

May 1

1 May 2017
What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (May 1, 1767).“MEIN and FLEMING’S... »

The Poll for the election of two burgesses

1 May 2017
Title: The Poll for the election of two burgesses, to serve in Parliament for the borough of King’s-Lynn, in the... »

The Tuvel Controversy

1 May 2017
Rebecca Tuvel recently published an article in Hypatia, "In Defense of Transracialism", arguing that arguments in favor of... »
From: Siris

Opening remarks from the Senior Honors Projects

1 May 2017
For each day of the Senior Honors Presentations, I commented a bit on the values that we hold in the Honors Program.  Here... »

Bourse pour un doctorat Oxford-Tate sur le patronage de cour (1660-1714)

1 May 2017
Collaborative PhD studentship with The University of Oxford and Tate The University of Oxford and Tate, October 01, 2017... »

Appel à contribution : l’art du diorama (1700-2000)

1 May 2017
Revue Culture & Musées: Appel à proposition d’article pour un numéro thématique L’art... »

CFP: Architectural Histories, Special Issue: “Resilience and Recovery in Architectural History and Historiography”

1 May 2017
The call for articles for a special issue of Architectural Histories entitled “Resilience and Recovery in Architectural... »

Louis Marder Scholarship 2017

1 May 2017
Louis Marder Are you studying Shakespeare at college, university, or for leisure? Are you going to be using the archives... »

Suspense Writing: It takes a village (a guest post by thriller writer Sherry Knowlton)

1 May 2017
After a too-long hiatus from my blog, I am delighted to be joined today by Sherry Knowlton, author of DEAD OF SPRING (2017).... »

Water Canteen or Gunpowder Container?

2 May 2017
https://au.pinterest.com/pin/145241156707811081/; This one is claimed to be a American Revolution powder horn filling keg.... »

Elements of Modal Logic, Part IV

2 May 2017
Part IIISo far we've looked at Box and Diamond in a fairly abstract way. (This is deliberate -- most accounts of modal logic,... »
From: Siris

Ecstasy Baroque Exhibition @ UQ Art Museum

2 May 2017
Ecstasy Baroque 16 September 2017 – 4 February 2018 UQ Art Museum More info: https://www.artmuseum.uq.edu.au/coming-soon.... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

18th century Double ended Marrow Scoop.

2 May 2017
https://www.barnebys.com/auctions/lot/441869474/an-18th-century-double-ended-marrow-scoop-marks-rubbed/ »

James Shapiro: The Year of Lear @ Sydney Writers’ Festival 2017

2 May 2017
James Shapiro, “The Year of Lear” @ Sydney Writers’ Festival 2017 Date: Friday 26 May, 2017 Time: 1:30pm... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

News Reporting and Emotions, 1100–2017 – Call For Papers [Deadline Extended]

2 May 2017
News Reporting and Emotions, 1100–2017: Change Program Collaboratory 2017 The National Wine Centre, Adelaide 4‒6... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Rare 17th-century wall maps

2 May 2017
A hand-coloured map by Briton John Speed dating from the 17th century, showing the provinces of Ireland (Sotheby’s/PA)... »

The Modern Reenactor: Evidence Versus Preference

2 May 2017
The Modern Reenactor: Evidence Versus Preference: When Historical Evidence Isn't Good Enough This has been on my mind... »

Editing the Recipes Project – 5 Years On

2 May 2017
By Laura Mitchell I was invited to join the Recipes Project by Lisa Smith in 2012 when I was a freshly minted medieval studies... »

Controlling the Narrative: Beyoncé’s Pregnancy Photoshoot, Part

2 May 2017
The Perceptions of Pregnancy blog, like the Researchers’ Network, aims to reach beyond boundaries and borders, and... »

” you possess a guide more certain than any I can give”

2 May 2017
When John Adams was elected to succeed George Washington as President, ABIGAIL ADAMS wrote to former First Lady MARTHA WASHINGTON... »

Mise en ligne de plus de 200 catalogues d’exposition du musée Guggenheim de New-York

2 May 2017
Le musée Solomon R. Guggenheim de New-York vient de mettre en ligne sur la plateforme archive.org plus de 200 catalogues... »

Hearts of Oak on Canvas: Watson and the Shark

2 May 2017
A single day of gory trauma defined the life of Brook Watson. As a teenager, he had gone swimming in Havana harbor, where... »

Pillar of the Church

2 May 2017
Today is the feast of St. Athanasius the Great of Alexandria, Doctor of the Church. He was the twentieth bishop of Alexandria,... »
From: Siris

Louis Marder Scholarship 2017

2 May 2017
Louis Marder This is a new version of the blog posted earlier and contains an important update. The contact address for... »

Guest Post: Grace’s French Counterpart

2 May 2017
We are delighted to welcome a new guest to our blog, Stew Ross. Stew is a retired commercial banker who embarked on... »

Great Parchment book on display in City of London Heritage Gallery

2 May 2017
The Great Parchment Book is the centrepiece of the current display in the City of London’s Heritage Gallery at Guildhall... »

Slavery Advertisements Published May 2, 1767

2 May 2017
These advertisements appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.  Daily updates also available on... »

Joseph Plumb Martin and One Shiny Dollar

2 May 2017
This year I seem to have focused on reactions to the Battle of Lexington and Concord instead of the actual fighting.Here’s... »
From: Boston 1775
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