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Post Archives for June 2015

Dark Fluxion, All Unfixable by Thought

1 Jun 2015
Self-Knowledgeby Samuel Taylor Coleridge—E coelo descendit Γνωθι σεαυτον.—Juvenal,... »
From: Siris

Houses in Danger, Regency Roads and Napoleon... The Top Five of May

1 Jun 2015
The sun is shining and June has dawned, so do enjoy the most popular posts of May 2015!Syngenta’s shame: proposed... »

Baize and Bay(e)s on Pegs & Tails.

1 Jun 2015
https://pegsandtails.wordpress.com/2012/02/11/baize-and-bayes/ »

Mary Boyd Prize – Call For Applications

1 Jun 2015
The New Zealand Historical Association is calling for submissions to be considered for the . Named in memory of the Pacific... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Saturday 31 May 1662

1 Jun 2015
Lay long in bed, and so up to make up my Journall for these two or three days past. Then came Anthony Joyce, who duns me... »

Agnolo della Casa

1 Jun 2015
Spine of volume 3 of Della Casa's notebooks, Biblioteca Nationale Centrale Firenze. At the turn of the seventeenth century,... »
From: Conciatore

Re: Francesco Patrizi. Philosopher of the Renaissa

1 Jun 2015
Quote from prblum on 30.05.2015 at 19:06:17:Tomáš NEJESCHLEBA, Paul Richard BLUM (eds.). Francesco Patrizi.... »

First Monday Library Chat: The Huntington Library

1 Jun 2015
The Recipes Project heads to San Marino, California this month, to learn about the recipe collections of The Huntington... »

New Book | George Romney: A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings

1 Jun 2015
Scheduled for August publication by The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art: Alex Kidson, George Romney: A Complete... »
From: Enfilade

Monstrosities and Malformations

1 Jun 2015
The Perceptions of Pregnancy blog, like the Researchers’ Network, aims to reach beyond boundaries and borders,... »

Contributor Close-up: Michael Schellhammer

1 Jun 2015
About Michael Schellhammer: Michael Schellhammer is a former U.S. Army infantry, intelligence, and civil affairs officer.... »

On Remembrance and Resurrection: Commemorating Portsmouth’s (NH) African Burying Ground

1 Jun 2015
“I am the resurrection and the life.” This passage from John 11.25 comes the Bible passage describing Lazarus’s... »
From: The Junto

Palermo: Twinned with Accrington

1 Jun 2015
We spent the week before last on holiday in Sicily, mainly on the west side of the island, but with a couple of days in the... »

Colloque : « Artistic Correspondances » (Rome, 15-16 juin 2015)

1 Jun 2015
Artistic Correspondances (Rome, 15-16 Jun 15) Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut Rome / Svenska Institutet i Rom, Italy, June... »

What to Wear to the Wharf?

1 Jun 2015
L’Hermoine, the recreated ship that brought the Marquis de Lafayette to the colonies in 1780 arrives in Boston next... »

New Publication: Civic London to 1558, ed. Anne Lancashire

1 Jun 2015
With David J. Parkinson (Boydell & Brewer, 2015) “The full range of the variety and richness of London’s... »

The Greatest Possession

1 Jun 2015
Today is the feast of St. Justin, Martyr. Justin's account of philosophical disagreements, from Chapter 2 of the Dialogue... »
From: Siris

Even More Shakespeare in Pears Before Swine

1 Jun 2015
Pastis, Stephan. “Whuh you Reading?” When Pigs Fly: A Pearls Before Swine Collection. Kansas City: Andrews... »
From: Bardfilm

“Flying from Home”

1 Jun 2015
Mary White Morris (1749-1827) was the daughter of Thomas White, a lawyer and surveyor, and Esther Hewlings Newman White.... »

“We now begin to be Alarmd for Our City”

1 Jun 2015
Mary White Morris (1749-1827) was the wife of the Philadelphia merchant and financier, Robert Morris (1734-1806), who almost... »

A British Comedian on the “New England Stage”

1 Jun 2015
John Bernard (1756-1828) was a British actor of middling success known chiefly for comedies. He toured the U.S. of A. starting... »
From: Boston 1775

June Blogroll: Tumblr’d Edition

1 Jun 2015
I realized that more often than not these blogrolls seem to point to resources rather than actual blog reading. When I went... »

The Roman Baths

1 Jun 2015
Even though I have lived in the West Country for over ten years, I am ashamed to admit that until just a few weeks ago I... »

The second city of laughter – Dublin and the Irish trade in satirical prints during the long 18th century

1 Jun 2015
Thomas Barber, ‘Sackville Street, Post Office & Nelson’s Column’, Published by W. Curry Jnr & Co.,... »

Venice Biennale 2015 and the first East Midlands Pavillion

1 Jun 2015
Its been quiet on the blog for the last few weeks, but teaching, exams, a work trip to China and a few other things have... »

Poem a Day I

1 Jun 2015
BloomingThe sky is bluebird, bright and clear,the wind is soft and fresh with scent,the lilacs fresh, the dew just dried,and... »
From: Siris

Hamlet Ludens

1 Jun 2015
Recently, I crashed Hamlet. Well, not crashed exactly: on the ‘stage’ of the quiz game, the characters kept bobbing... »

New Book: Alva Ixtlilxochitl’s Account of the Conquest of New Spain

1 Jun 2015
The Native Conquistador: Alva Ixtlilxochitl’s Account of the Conquest of New Spain, ed. and trans. Amber Brian, Bradley... »

The Midnight Chemise a la Reine - Done!

1 Jun 2015
Well that was quick. This gown definitely holds the title of quickest full dress project I've ever completed. And I'm *so... »

Reading the Eighteenth CenturyWhen I was a teenager, I wanted to read. What made me a little unusual,...

1 Jun 2015
Reading the Eighteenth CenturyWhen I was a teenager, I wanted to read.  What made me a little unusual, perhaps, is that... »

The Analects, Books II-III

2 Jun 2015
Book IIBook II opens with one of the more extraordinary images of the book: to govern with genuine de is to be like the pole... »
From: Siris

Coffee, Culture and Conversation in the 18th Century

2 Jun 2015
It's my pleasure to welcome Dr Adam Smith back to the salon to share a report on the recent event held in Sheffield, Coffee,... »

Recycling in the Viking Age: Scandinavian re-use of monuments in Britain

2 Jun 2015
By Shane McLeod, University of Sterling, Honorary Researcher, CHE In honour of World Environment Day this note examines what... »

“Secta Empírica y Dogmáticos Racionales”: medicine and the ESD in early modern Spain

2 Jun 2015
A couple of moths ago Peter Anstey directed me to a book by Miguel Marcelino Boix, a Spanish doctor and professor of surgery... »

Exhibition: Turner’s Wessex: Architecture and Ambition

2 Jun 2015
Information on the exhibition entitled “Turner’s Wessex:  Architecture and Ambition” (22 May-27 Sept,... »

Clear as Crystal: Leonardo da Vinci’s Walnut Oil

2 Jun 2015
By Marjolijn Bol In order to create their colorful palette, fifteenth-century panel painters had to produce most... »

Conference | The Enlightenment—Continuity, Challenge or Change?

2 Jun 2015
From the forum flyer: Benedictus Academic Research Forum 2015 | Continuity, Challenge or Change?European Cultural and... »
From: Enfilade

Exhibition | Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia

2 Jun 2015
José Manuel de la Cerda, Desk-on-stand (detail), Pátzcuaro, Mexico, 18th century. Lacquered and polychromed... »
From: Enfilade

Carpet Pages and Islamic Prayer Rugs

2 Jun 2015
Carpet Page from the Book of Kells, folio 33r, c. 800. Painted illumination on vellum. Image courtesy Wikipedia This morning,... »

The Wigtown Martyrs: The Record of Penninghame Kirk Session, February, 1711

2 Jun 2015
One of the key sources for the Wigtown Martyrs, perhaps the key source, is the account of their drowning drawn up by Penninghame... »

Appel à communication : « Les éphémères et l’événement (16e-21e siècles) » (Cergy-Pontoise, février 2016)

2 Jun 2015
Université de Cergy-Pontoise Programme de recherche PatrimEph (Patrimonialisation des éphémères)... »

Appel à communication : « Des arts et des lettres », Les Jeudis de l’art (Paris, 2015-2016)

2 Jun 2015
Pour la cinquième année, les Jeudis de l’art, cycle de conférences en histoire de l’art... »

Poem a Day II

2 Jun 2015
(This poem-a-day series, incidentally, will probably only be a two-week one -- unless it just keeps going on its own, of... »
From: Siris

The Devil’s Princesses, or coffee and a crypt

2 Jun 2015
this cover is bent because I’m reading it! From time to time, not just around Hallowe’en, I’m asked to... »

A Spy Wins a Purple Heart: The Amazing Tale of Daniel Bissell and the Military Order of Merit

2 Jun 2015
On June 8th, 1783, Gen. George Washington issued the following orders to the Continental army from his headquarters in Newburgh,... »

‘One can never have enough saucepans’ – the duties of an 18th century cook

2 Jun 2015
By Justus JunckerWell, so far we have looked at household maid and the laundry maid, so we now move on to take a look at... »

Pleats, Puffs, Ribbons, Ruffles & Ruching

2 Jun 2015
In preparation for the arrival of the Hermoine, there are several things that you can do to dress up your impression that... »

What to do in June: then and now

2 Jun 2015
For various projects over the years I have compiled a stack of reprints of agricultural, health, and “better living”... »

Le genre et la guerre : Les femmes, la virilité, et la violence

2 Jun 2015
Le genre et la guerre : Les femmes, la virilité, et la violence Journée d’étude, 8 juin 2015... »

A Peek in the D.A.R. Library in D.C.

2 Jun 2015
Yesterday I visited the research library at the national headquarters of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington,... »
From: Boston 1775
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