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Post Archives for June 2014

Friday 31 May 1661

1 Jun 2014
I went to my father’s thinking to have met with my cozen John Holcroft, but he came not, but to my great grief I found... »
From: Pepys' Diary

Visitation of Mary

1 Jun 2014
From: Siris

Alcibiades Major

1 Jun 2014
Plato scholars are split on whether Alcibiades, also called First Alcibiades, Greater Alcibiades, or Alcibiades Major, is... »
From: Siris

Calendar Girls: another cancer story

1 Jun 2014
John (John Alderton) and Annie (Julie Walters) — looking out over Yorkshire Chris (Helen Mirren) as January Dear... »

Elizabeth I's Persecution of Catholics and Blessed John Storey

1 Jun 2014
I purchased the May issue of BBC History at our local Barnes & Noble bookstore--the only reason we go to our local B&N... »

Exhibition | Making Colour

1 Jun 2014
Press release from The National Gallery for the exhibition: Making Colour The National Gallery, London, 18 June —... »
From: Enfilade

Oral History Researcher Position

1 Jun 2014
The HistoryMakers seeks to hire a full time Oral History Researcher to complete in-depth research for its video oral history... »

Revisiting Early Modern Prophecies

1 Jun 2014
26-28 June 2014, Goldsmiths, University of London http://www.gold.ac.uk/history/research/panaceasociety/propheciesconference/ ‘The... »

Notable Births... Ferdinand, Duke of Breisgau

1 Jun 2014
Ferdinand, Duke of Breisgau (Archduke Ferdinand Karl Anton Joseph Johann Stanislaus of Austria-Este; Vienna, Austria, 1st... »

Exhibition: China at Versailles, Art and Diplomacy in the 18th Century

1 Jun 2014
Information on the exhibition entitled “China at Versailles, Art and Diplomacy in the 18th Century” (27 May-26... »

A Sequel to Restrepo

1 Jun 2014
A sequel (of a sort) to Restrepo, the 2010 documentary film by Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington about combat at a firebase... »

Adorno on Kant and Enlightenment (in 1959)

1 Jun 2014
Over the last decade or so, the publication and translation of Michel Foucault’s lectures at the Collège de France have... »

“Building a Handsome Church” in Essex County, 7 June

1 Jun 2014
On 7 June, the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem will host a symposium titled “Building A Handsome Church”: St. Michael’s,... »
From: Boston 1775

Returning to the scene of the crime…

1 Jun 2014
    It involved a cat, as usual. I was determined to find the latest incarnation of Simpkins. For the uninitiated,... »

A Fortuitous Fortnight

1 Jun 2014
They say it never rains but it pours – would this count as one of the worst opening lines ever? Try this for a writing... »

Tracking down the regicides

1 Jun 2014
I don’t read much popular history, and that is probably a mistake. By ignoring countless works written for a mass audience... »

Spain of the Golden Age at a glance

1 Jun 2014
ʻEveryone fought, from the Duke of Alba, a Spanish grandee, to Pizarro, a swineherd. They all fought: noblemen and labourers,... »

The Four Sources of Human Error

1 Jun 2014
The dead abstract notions of the intellect, the dialectical disputes of the reason, the purely subjective and one-sided apprehension... »
From: Siris

Sunday Short Takes

1 Jun 2014
Just two stories this week, but they’re good ones! * New 3D representation of Richard III’s spine – Researchers... »

Saturday 1 June 1661

2 Jun 2014
Having taken our leaves of Sir W. Batten and my Lady, who are gone this morning to keep their Whitsuntide, Sir W. Pen and... »
From: Pepys' Diary

Sherry L. Reames Graduate Student Travel Award for Hagiographical Studies – Call For Applications

2 Jun 2014
The Hagiography Society is pleased to announce the creation of the Sherry L. Reames Graduate Student Travel Award for Hagiographical... »

Della Casa's Notebooks Reprise

2 Jun 2014
Spine of volume 3 of Della Casa's notebooks,Biblioteca Nationale Centrale Firenze.At the turn of the seventeenth century,... »
From: Conciatore

Images of Mothers with Children

2 Jun 2014
Over a year ago, I began collecting images of mothers who were with either a little baby or a young child. I have enough... »

First Monday Library Chat: National Library of Medicine

2 Jun 2014
Founded in 1836 and located in Bethesda, MD, the US National Library of Medicine is the world’s largest medical library,... »

Memorial and history, Part I: in which two people meet a terrible end

2 Jun 2014
Laura Sangha A recent trip to the pub took me into a new part of Exeter, and on my way there I stumbled across a fascinating... »

Happy Birthday to Edward Elgar

2 Jun 2014
Sir Edward Elgar was born on June 2, 1857. Last year a recording of his oratorio The Apostles by Sir Mark Elder and the Halle... »

Sir Thomas Lawrence: The Portrait of Queen Charlotte

2 Jun 2014
In the past we have learnt something of the iconic artist, Thomas Lawrence, and the painting of Elizabeth Farren that was... »

King Lear and poverty

2 Jun 2014
Simon Russell Beale as KIng Lear, National Theatre I’m finally getting to see Simon Russell Beale playing King Lear... »

Conference | The Mobile Spectator

2 Jun 2014
From H-ArtHist: The Mobile Spectator: Viewing on the Move International Conference University of Nottingham, 4–5 July 2014 This... »
From: Enfilade

Happy Birthday, Martha! Paintings of Martha Washington made during her lifetime

2 Jun 2014
1757 John Wollaston, Martha Dandridge Custis (Mrs George Washington)This is the biography of Martha Dandridge Custis Washington... »

1640s English Lady with a Laurel Plant

2 Jun 2014
Wenceslaus Hollar (Czech artist, 1607-1677) Lady and laurel plant.We have few depictions of women in the 17C British American... »

Happy Birthday, Martha! About Martha Washington's life as 1st Lady in Philadelphia.

2 Jun 2014
1793 John Trumbull (1756-1843). Martha Washington (1731-1802). Although he was sworn in as the first President of the... »

Exhibition: Royal Spectacle: Ceremonial and Festivities at the French Court

2 Jun 2014
Information on the exhibition entitled “Royal Spectacle:  Ceremonial and Festivities at the French Court” (26... »

Barry Coward Memorial Lecture 2014

2 Jun 2014
Ann Hughes, ‘Going to Sermons in Revolutionary England’ Friday 13 June 2014 We are delighted to welcome Ann Hughes,... »

How to Slim Down, 12th century

2 Jun 2014
Look like this guy in no time!BL Royal 6 E VI, f. 179"If, however, the woman is fat and seemingly dropsical, let us mix cow... »
From: Ask the Past

Purposes of Magic in Early Modern Literature & Drama

2 Jun 2014
By Evan P. Magic in Early Modern literature in drama typically served two main purposes: as allegorical, and as a way to... »

“the most melancholy, romantic spot I ever saw”

2 Jun 2014
Reaching Huntingdon County and planning to breakfast on the summit of a nearby mountain, Sally Hastings (see previous post)... »

Bosse on Massachusetts Maps in Lexington, 7 June

2 Jun 2014
On Saturday, 7 June, the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library in Lexington will host a lecture by David Bosse, Librarian... »
From: Boston 1775

June is for Jousting

2 Jun 2014
While searching my usual sources for characteristic images of the month of June, I was struck by how many epic battles occurred... »

The Week in Early American History

2 Jun 2014
Hello and welcome to another slightly belated Week in Early American History! This week's roundup includes Saul Cornell and... »
From: The Junto

Shakespeare’s Henry IV in Cardiff tonight and tomorrow – Uni of South Wales

2 Jun 2014
A University of South Wales production of William Shakespeare’s ‘Henry IV’ performed by third year Theatre... »

North West Seminar visits University of Liverpool

2 Jun 2014
On the 14th May the North West Early Modern Seminar visited the University of Liverpool for an excellent discussion of current... »

The Turn of the Cards

2 Jun 2014
You know the scene. Perhaps it’s in a 1930s cop movie, or maybe it’s a 1970s Cold War thriller. In either case,... »

The First Reno Tweed Ride

2 Jun 2014
A couple weekends ago, a group of 15 intrepid, tweed-clad cyclists gathered in Idylwild Park in Reno, and endeavored to ride... »

And Dream of Yet Untasted Victory

2 Jun 2014
Songby Anne BrontëCome to the banquet -- triumph in your songs!Strike up the chords -- and sing of Victory!The oppressed... »
From: Siris

A few pictures from the 18th century erotic calendar

2 Jun 2014
You may remember that Gustafs Skål produced a calendar for 2013 and both I and J were involved. The theme was erotic, but... »

Chivalry in Liverpool

2 Jun 2014
Our book club had a fantastic weekend of culture, food and drink in Liverpool in March. Just before our train home we ended... »
From: Parthenissa

Sunday 2 June 1661

3 Jun 2014
(Whitsunday). The barber having done with me, I went to church, and there heard a good sermon of Mr. Mills, fit for the... »
From: Pepys' Diary

Two Online Resources of Interest – ROLLCO / Digital Library of Spain

3 Jun 2014
ROLLCO, is a site providing records of Apprentices and Freemen in the City of London Livery Companies between 1400 and 1900.... »
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