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Post Archives for June 2016

The Top 5 of May

1 Jun 2016
It's time for our regular countdown of the month just gone, and there's a free short story on offer too!Princess Seraphina,... »

Feeling (for) the Premodern Symposium @ University of Western Australia

1 Jun 2016
Feeling (for) the Premodern Symposium Date: 2-3 September, 2016 Venue: St Catherine’s College, The University of Western... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

MSCP Philosophy Winter School 2016 – Call For Applications

1 Jun 2016
The Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy is proud to present the Winter School 2016. All courses are 10 hours in length... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Big Emotions in the Classroom

1 Jun 2016
By Melissa Raine Australian schools are increasingly recognising the importance of children’s emotional lives and adopting... »

Word Vectors in the Eighteenth Century, Episode 2: Methods

1 Jun 2016
0. Disclaimer This post is a write-up of what I’ve learned about what word vectors are and how they work. I often feel... »

Artificial Gems

1 Jun 2016
Pastes (glass) set in silver openwork (Portugal c. 1750)Victoria and Albert Museum, London.Acq. nr. M.68-1962 In many ways,... »
From: Conciatore

La Trobe University: David Myers Research Fellowships – Call For Applications

1 Jun 2016
David Myers Research Fellowships 3 year, fixed-term appointment based at any campus Make a significant contribution to your... »
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Either/Or: Thomas More

1 Jun 2016
I said that when I finally was able to get a copy of the May issue of BBC History Magazine, I'd read and comment on the cover... »

Lemon Posset

1 Jun 2016
Possets teeter on the divide between medicine and food. These boozy, herbal, and, in this case, creamy, beverages are refreshing... »

Blessed John Storey: Kidnapped and Executed

1 Jun 2016
Dom Bede Camm, in his survey of the martyrs beatified by Pope Leo XIII, compares Blessed John Storey (or Story) to Blessed... »

A response to Anstey’s ‘Experimental Philosophy before the Restoration’

1 Jun 2016
A guest post by Mordechai Feingold. Mordechai Feingold writes … I thank Peter Anstey for drawing attention to my ‘“Experimental... »

The deserter

1 Jun 2016
Here’s an entertaining snippet from Guy’s Medical Jurisprudence from 1812, concerning a young man who really... »

Guest Post: How Do We Find Religion in the American Revolution?

1 Jun 2016
Guest poster Kate Carte Engel explores techniques and challenges of using digital databases in searching for religion in... »
From: The Junto

French Colonial Historical Society, Ottawa 2016: Conference Recap

1 Jun 2016
Stephanie Pettigrew The 42nd annual French Colonial Historical Society conference was held in Ottawa from May 19 to 21, 2016.... »
From: Borealia

Colloque : « Repenser le médium. Matière, technique et transmission dans l’art contemporain et le cinéma »

1 Jun 2016
Le développement dans l’art contemporain de pratiques artistiques se situant à la croisée de plusieurs... »

Fifteenth General Meeting of the Cameronians in 1697 #History #Scotland

1 Jun 2016
15 General Meeting at Crawfordjohn, 20 October, 1697.William Stuart in Galloway’s suspension is lifted, but with a... »

The War Before Independence: 1775-1776

1 Jun 2016
Book review: The War Before Independence: 1775-1776 by Derek W. Beck (Sourcebooks, May 2016) [BUY ON AMAZON] The War... »

The 350th Anniversary of the Four Days Battle, 1666

1 Jun 2016
The posting of this blog coincides with the exact 350th anniversary of the start of the Four Days’ Battle in 1666.... »

Journée d’études : « Les musées moteurs de la recherche » (Paris, 9 juin 2016)

1 Jun 2016
Depuis une dizaine d’années, la plupart des grands musées parisiens et en région ont engagé... »

Circulating Enlightenment: The Andrew Millar Project

1 Jun 2016
Circulating Enlightenment: http://www.millar-project.ed.ac.uk/ Recipient of the 2016 Digital Prize from the British Society... »

Rencontres : « Autour du Prix 2015 du musée d’Orsay » (Paris, 16 juin 2016)

1 Jun 2016
Le musée d’Orsay a créé un Prix en 2006, qui est attribué tous les ans à une thèse... »

CFP: Universities Art Association of Canada 2016 Conference

1 Jun 2016
The call for papers for the Universities Art Association of Canada 2016 Conference (due 24 Jun, Montreal, Canada) is... »

The Radical Gardener: John Wilson and Kersland #History #Scotland #Ayrshire

1 Jun 2016
John Wilson was a gardener and a radical, who at some point lived at Busbie in Kilmaurs parish, Ayrshire. He was one of the... »

June 1

1 Jun 2016
What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Virginia Gazette (May 30, 1766).“[… advertisement... »

Report: ‘Gesture on the Shakespearean Stage’ – UCD / Abbey Theatre Shakespeare

1 Jun 2016
Guest post by Erin A. McCarthy. On Friday 27th May, the Abbey Theatre hosted Dr Farah Karim-Cooper (Head of Higher Education... »

“Behold, the guns were gone!”

1 Jun 2016
If you managed to read through The Patriot Schoolmaster to chapter 9, you would have found a scene of British soldiers going... »
From: Boston 1775

Early Modern Women: Lives, Texts, Objects – Martine van Elk

1 Jun 2016
From Martine van Elk, “a new blog on women who lived, worked, wrote, and created art in the seventeenth century”... »

A Letter from James Ferguson

1 Jun 2016
Buried in Haverford College’s Quaker and Special Collections is a substantial collection of autographed letters and... »
From: Darin Hayton

Beards…or no Beards?

1 Jun 2016
(Image from Wikimedia Commons) It’s summer 2016, and beards are still pulling headlines in the news. A report on last... »
From: DrAlun

Guest Post: “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People:” The Wit of Earnest

1 Jun 2016
During the month of June, ASC Education is featuring the shows of our 2015-2016 Artistic Year in a series of guest posts!... »

Justin Martyr

1 Jun 2016
Today is the feast of St. Justin Martyr, who could be considered a kind of patron saint for this weblog. Over the years,... »
From: Siris

American Revolution Reading List

1 Jun 2016
Age of Revolutions Reading List #2 American Revolution  Welcome to the second post in our Age of Revolutions reading... »

CFP: “Mapping Entanglements: Dynamics of Missionary Knowledge,” Washington DC, Feb 9-11, 2017

1 Jun 2016
Mapping Entanglements Dynamics of Missionary Knowledge and “Materialities” across Space and Time (16th –... »

Mad, Bad, and Dangerous: The Politics of Reproduction in the Age of Neoliberalism

1 Jun 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS (Originally posted on H-Net) Seeking essays for an edited collection entitled Mad, Bad, and Dangerous: The... »

Shared Archives, New Methods: Book History and Theater History Across Media #shakeass17

1 Jun 2016
Detail of Plays 2.1, Worcester College Library, Oxford Tara L. Lyons and I are excited to finally share... »

Eighteenth-Century Fiction journal call for articles: special...

1 Jun 2016
Eighteenth-Century Fiction journal call for articles: special issue “Material Fictions,” ed. Eugenia Zuroski-Jenkins... »

Picture of the Week #394

1 Jun 2016
St. Mary’s Church, Bury St. Edmunds. Photo May 2015. Moving away from Shakespeare themes for the moment – this... »

Last Saturday around these parts.Today it is rather cool here in...

1 Jun 2016
Last Saturday around these parts. Today it is rather cool here in Hamilton, Ontario, actually. “Dreadful-Hot Weather”... »

Like this dramatic pose very much. Don’t have the data on this...

1 Jun 2016
Like this dramatic pose very much. Don’t have the data on this picture right now, but posting it anyway. Early 19th-century... »

High Schoolers as Scholars and Artists? Yes!

1 Jun 2016
Today, June 1st, is the deadline for students to apply to become Lily McKee High School Fellows of the Folger! Like all Folger... »

Colloque : « La critique d’art des poètes (XIXe-XXe siècles) » (Guyancourt, 2-3 juin 2016)

1 Jun 2016
Organisé sur trois années (2014-2017), ce programme s’intéresse aux relations des poètes... »

A Real Georgian Mermaid!

2 Jun 2016
Following our encounter with a Georgian merman, today we meet a mermaid. This letter was  published in The Morning Post on 6th... »

The Distinction Between Passion and Emotion: In Search of Case Studies Workshop @ University of Western Australia

2 Jun 2016
The Distinction Between Passion and Emotion: In Search of Case Studies Workshop Date: Friday 17 June 2016 Time: 2–5... »
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Reception, Reputation and Circulation in the Early Modern World, 1500-1800 – Call For Papers

2 Jun 2016
Reception, Reputation and Circulation in the Early Modern World, 1500-1800 Moore Institute, National University of Ireland,... »
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17 Lady’s Slippers

2 Jun 2016
I have been paying very little attention to my garden as I’ve been busy, and we are getting a new roof, which involves... »

Constance Fenimore Woolson: hours of pleasurable reading …

2 Jun 2016
Dear friends and readers, I have no less than five or six books to recommend (!), or to make this sound less like a task... »

EXPLORING CPP 10A214: A New Candidate for the Layfield Hand, Part

2 Jun 2016
By Hillary Nunn with Rebecca Laroche In my last posting, I reported on a possible new match for the Layfield hand that appears... »

New Museum at Rievaulx Abbey

2 Jun 2016
English Heritage just opened a new museum at Rievaulx Abbey, one of the great Cistercian monasteries of England, and the... »

Our Polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride Radio

2 Jun 2016
Polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride is also known as Bakelite*. My husband bought me this radio, an Airline, which... »

Privatising the Digital Past

2 Jun 2016
This is the text of a short 'provocation' I presented at an event called Cityscapes: Past, Present and Future.  The... »
From: Historyonics
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