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Post Archives for June 2013

Thursday 31 May 1660

1 Jun 2013
This day my Lord took physic, and came not out of his chamber.1 All the morning making orders. After dinner a great while... »

A French officer writes about Canadian Militia (Milice) 1758

1 Jun 2013
http://flintlockandtomahawk.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/a-french-officer-writes-about-canadian.html »

History Carnival 122: Humans in the “Natural” World

1 Jun 2013
This past month, Performing Humanity  had the pleasure of reviewing and annotating the most compelling, insightful, and... »

Gosford Park & Downton Abbey

1 Jun 2013
Gosford Park: Upstairs Gosford Park: Downstairs, Dear friends and readers, Notwithstanding Rumor to the contrary, Gosford... »

Jubilee Fund!

1 Jun 2013
Sixty years ago on Sunday 2 June ago millions of people around the world felt connected to the coronation of Elizabeth II.... »

When They Began the Beguines (And the Last Beguine)

1 Jun 2013
Thanks to Elena Maria Vidal's Tea at Trianon blog for this story from The Telegraph about the last Beguine:In the late... »

More on the Norwich Beguinage

1 Jun 2013
You might have noticed the reference to beguinages in England from the earlier post today--as in, there weren't many in England.... »

Updates at The William Blake Archive

1 Jun 2013
30 May 2013 The William Blake Archive is pleased to announce the publication of an electronic edition of Europe a Prophecy copy... »
From: Enfilade

Basilius Besler (German botanist, 1561–1629) Hortus Eystettensis 1613

1 Jun 2013
Basilius Besler (German botanist, 1561–1629) Hortus Eystettensis 1613Basilius Besler (German botanist, 1561–1629) Hortus... »

Une fois, deux fois, trois fois, adjugé?

1 Jun 2013
Sotheby's offrira bientôt aux enchères un intriguant manuscrit intitulé "Essai sur les moyens de transporter à La... »
From: CHARLEVOIX

Notes for Cozzolani Concerti Sacri (1642)

1 Jun 2013
In dedicating her new book of motets – Latin-texted compositions to be sung in and out of liturgy – to the Tuscan prince... »
From: Magnificat

Bad Hermits

1 Jun 2013
Somehow I never connected the words hermit and hermitage until yesterday, when I read an article in the New York Times about... »

'Worst Philosopher'

1 Jun 2013
Tyler Cowen asks "Who is the worst philosopher?" The comments section is a remarkably amusing pile of utter ignorance in... »
From: Siris

Stuart on Defiant Brides in Worcester, 6 June

1 Jun 2013
Defiant Brides: The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married is a new book by Nancy Rubin... »
From: Boston 1775

Elizabethan Privateering and Cyberwar

1 Jun 2013
An op-ed in the New York Times compares cyberwar to the privateering conflicts of the Elizabethan period. Jordan Chandler... »

Emotions in Medieval and Early Modern History

1 Jun 2013
The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library is offering a 10-week graduate seminar: The History of Emotions,... »

French Presidential Palace Auctions Wines

1 Jun 2013
The Palais de l’Élysée, official residence of the Président de la République in France, auctioned off approximately... »

Sex, Gender, and World War II

1 Jun 2013
Marie Louise Roberts explores gender and sexuality among American soldiers serving in France during the Second World War... »

Book Give Away: The List Lover’s Guide to Jane Austen by Joan Strasbaugh

1 Jun 2013
The List-Lover’s Guide to Jane Austen is a quick, easy reference guide for all things Jane Austen. When you enter a JA... »

CFP: Community Libraries: Connecting Readers in the Atlantic World, c. 1650-c. 1850

1 Jun 2013
The call for papers for the three conferences sponsored by the research group entitled “Community Libraries:  Connecting... »

The Taming of the Shrew (Propeller) @ Theatre Royal, Nottingham

1 Jun 2013
I first saw Propeller in November 2006, when they contributed their Taming of the Shrew to the RSC’s Complete Works... »

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events for June 2013

1 Jun 2013
Amazingly, I don’t have any books on the spreadsheet for this month. That really only means that there are books coming... »

Friday 1 June 1660

2 Jun 2013
This morning Mr. Sheply disposed of the money that the Duke of York did give my Lord’s servants, 22 ducatoons came... »

Video Pairing: Two Peters, Philips and Paul Rubens

2 Jun 2013
Amarilli (after G. Caccini): Amarilli Di Giulio Romano Composer: Peter Philips, ca. 1560–1628 Performed by Rachelle... »

Night Knitting (or, Knitting in the Dark?)

2 Jun 2013
In his compendious study of nighttime in the Renaissance, At Day's Close, A. Roger Ekirch writes the following:"Enea Silvio... »

Guest Post - Suspect Women by J G Harlond

2 Jun 2013
The Witches by Frans Francken II (1581 – 6 May 1642) <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false ... »

In Honor of Corpus Christi @ The Morgan Library in NYC

2 Jun 2013
Thanks to the Ad Imaginem Dei blog, I found out about a fascinating exhibit at the Morgan Library in New York City, focused... »

Meadows Acquires Work Attributed to Juan Alonso Villabrille y Ron

2 Jun 2013
Press release (29 May 2013) from the Meadows Museum in Dallas: Juan Alonso Villabrille y Ron, St. Paul the Hermit (detail),... »
From: Enfilade

1800 City of Philadelphia by English artist William Russell Birch 1755 - 1834

2 Jun 2013
William Russell Birch (English artist, 1755-1834) The City and Port of Philadelphia on the River Delaware. City of Philadelphia... »

Welcome to my blog!

2 Jun 2013
The first post on a new blog is always the hardest to do, so I will try to confine it to a brief introduction to me and what... »

Translating Kant on Enlightenment: Two Nineteenth-Century Translations

2 Jun 2013
As sketched last week, my plan had been to consider nine different translations of Kant’s essay on the question “What... »

Jupiter Hammon’s “Essay on Slavery”

2 Jun 2013
In the Yale Alumni Magazine, Prof. Cedrick May of the University of Texas’s English Department reported on how his research... »
From: Boston 1775

So what do early modern European military historians do anyway?

2 Jun 2013
Over the past year, as I read through Promotion and Tenure files, taught Historical Research and Writing to undergraduates,... »

Then trudgeth he into the Kitchin

2 Jun 2013
From The Brideling, Sadling, and Ryding of a rich Churle (1594)     The following is an extract from The Bachelor’s... »

Event: Nancy 2013: L’Effet Renaissance

2 Jun 2013
Information on the summer events associated with the ongoing restoration of Nancy (France, May-August) is available here. »

The Vision of the Defective Moon

2 Jun 2013
Today is the Feast of Corpus Christi, or, to be more exact, it was Thursday but is transferred to today in many jurisdictions.... »
From: Siris

Dating Back

2 Jun 2013
I’m finally able to get back to the mapping project. Ninety records entered (1583-1588). Some further observations:... »

Over on Tarlton …

2 Jun 2013
Messing around with venue types. Not sure what I’ve come up with except for a clunky graph, but there you go: “Dating... »

A friend in Istanbul writes

2 Jun 2013
Earlier this evening – a Turkish friend in Istanbul writes:  “I’m about to head back to Taksim Square but... »

From Whitechapel

2 Jun 2013
Tower Bridge. I’m afraid that there’s not a proper writing update this week as it was half term here so I got... »

Sunday Short Takes

2 Jun 2013
Another busy week! The big story this week is the opening of the new museum for the Mary Rose. I saved a bunch of articles... »

“In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor & Stuart Fashion” Review

2 Jun 2013
I recently went to the amazing “In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor & Stuart Fashion” in the Queen’s Gallery... »

Saturday 2 June 1660

3 Jun 2013
Being with my Lord in the morning about business in his cabin, I took occasion to give him thanks for his love to me in the... »

The American Working Non-Class

3 Jun 2013
Paul asked a while back about the state of the working class in the United States, and the room for organic intellectualism... »
From: Siris

Conference | 300th Anniversary of Mandeville’s Fable of the Bees

3 Jun 2013
From the conference website: Eutopia Seated in the Brain: The 300th Anniversary of Bernard de Mandeville’s The Fable... »
From: Enfilade

Exhibitions | Edward Harley: The Great Collector

3 Jun 2013
Press release from The Harley Gallery: Edward Harley: The Great Collector The Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire,... »
From: Enfilade

‘Slave sugar’ and the boycott of 1791

3 Jun 2013
In the 18th Century sugar meant one thing: slavery, or at least it did until 1791 when a campaign was launched to boycott... »

Colloque : « L’Egypte en ses miroirs. Art, architecture et critique, à demeure et au-delà (XIXe-XXe siècles) »

3 Jun 2013
Primitivisme, Orientalisme et Egyptomanie ont été principalement étudiés comme des phénomènes purement occidentaux,... »

Etudier l’architecture aux Beaux-Arts. Rencontres autour de la mise en ligne du Dictionnaire des élèves architectes de l’Ecole des beaux-arts (1800-1968)

3 Jun 2013
Par Marie-Laure Crosnier Leconte, INHA, avec la participation de Malik Chebahi, UMR AUSser, d’Isabelle Gournay, University... »

Appel à communication : « Exposer, s’exposer : de quoi le musée est-il le contemporain ? IIe Rencontres scientifiques internationales du MuCEM »

3 Jun 2013
Les Deuxièmes Rencontres scientifiques internationales du Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée... »
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