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Post Archives for June 2017

A Regency Picnic at Claremont: 24 June 2017

1 Jun 2017
On Saturday 24th June, the nineteenth century returns to Claremont Landscape Gardens for an epic, costumed evening of... »

Thirteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society – Call For Papers

1 Jun 2017
Thirteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society Emily Carr University of Art + Design Vancouver, Canada 27–29... »
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Exhibition | Casanova: The Seduction of Europe

1 Jun 2017
From the Kimbell Art Museum and Distributed Art Publishers (DAP) . . . Casanova: The Seduction of EuropeKimbell Art Museum,... »
From: Enfilade

Julius Caesar (Sheffield Theatres) @ The Crucible

1 Jun 2017
Julius Caesar is having a moment. The RSC are doing it in togas in Stratford; the Donmar’s celebrated all-female production... »

The trial of John Motherhill for the rape of Catherine Wade: 1786

1 Jun 2017
To state the obvious, rape trials in the Georgian era were stacked against the victim (plus ça change, I hear you... »

17C British Woman by Wenceslaus Hollar (European-born English artist, 1607-1677)

1 Jun 2017
We have few depictions of women in the 17C British American colonies, but the prints by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677) allow... »

Portrait of an 17C Colonial British-American Woman

1 Jun 2017
1679 Mrs. Richard Patteshall (Martha Woody) and Child. Atr Thomas Smith, American, c 1650–1691 Mseum of Fine Arts,... »

Postgrad Bursary Winner Profiles: Kristina Decker

1 Jun 2017
Kristina Decker is a PhD student at University College Cork. Her research looks at Mary Delany and the female experience... »

For God and Country: The Intelligence Role of the Rev. John Vardill

1 Jun 2017
On September 26, 1776, the Continental Congress appointed an official Commission to France. It was composed of Benjamin Franklin,... »

Poem a Day 1

1 Jun 2017
Prayer of LightMay we be worthy to bless you with praise,most holy light, most ineffable light, light beyond light shining... »
From: Siris

Where Historians Work: Q&A with Kenneth Minkema of the Jonathan Edwards Center

1 Jun 2017
Today's "Where Historians Work: The View from Early America" features a Q&A with Dr. Kenneth P. Minkema, Executive Director... »
From: The Junto

An Italian honeymoon ends in tragedy, 1824

1 Jun 2017
Caroline Isham, the eldest daughter of the Reverend Charles Euseby Isham, married Thomas Welch Hunt, the Squire of Wadenhoe... »

Shakespeare in Scraps: Halliwell-Phillipps and Theatre History

1 Jun 2017
This is the first of two posts thinking about theatre history through particular theatre historians.  Lucy Munro’s... »

“to-morrow is Dancing day”

1 Jun 2017
Although this excerpt of the letter of ANNE BLAIR to her sister MARTHA BLAIR BRAXTON appeared in an earlier post it seems... »

Slavery Advertisements Published June 1, 1767

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

Het afdanken der waardgelders door prins Maurits op de Neude te Utrecht, 31 juli 1618 (Joost Cornelisz. Droochsloot, 1625)

1 Jun 2017
 Translated The guards are dropped off at the Neude in Utrecht by Prince Maurits, July 31, 1618Wiki on the artistI have... »

“What it is for one who was the Member of Christ, to make himself the Member of a Harlot?” Robert Foulkes, cleric and murderer, 1679.

1 Jun 2017
http://reader.library.cornell.edu/docviewer/digital?id=sat:3105#page/1/mode/1up “A deep measure of Repentance, a greater... »

John Adams and “the Art of lying together”

1 Jun 2017
In his autobiography, John Adams recorded this anecdote under the heading of 2 April 1778. He was then in Bordeaux, France,... »
From: Boston 1775

Teaching Fellow in Medieval Literature & Culture (6 months Fixed Term) , King’s College London

1 Jun 2017
he salary will be paid at Grade 6, £32,958 per annum, plus £2,623 per annum London Allowance. This post will... »

June 1

1 Jun 2017
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette (June 1, 1767).“JOHN MORTON,... »

A family culture of creativity: Dr Lorna Clark, Royal Bank of Canada Foundation Fellow, lecture, 6 June 2017

1 Jun 2017
Charles Burney – composer, music historian, and musician. Aside from any argument about nature vs. nurture, it’s... »
From: The Conveyor

MARS Compagnie te Voet

1 Jun 2017
From here https://www.facebook.com/Dutchrevolt/ »

Iustinus Martyr

1 Jun 2017
Today is the feast of St. Justin Martyr, who is in a sense the patron saint of this blog. From his Second Apology (I've broken... »
From: Siris

Interview with Robert Hodkinson-Author of Cromwell's Buffoon

1 Jun 2017
The book Cromwell’s Buffoon -The Life and Career of the Regicide Thomas Pride, has just been released. Helion publishers... »

Telling the time at night

1 Jun 2017
The first humans almost certainly followed a pattern of being active during daylight and resting or sleeping during the night,... »

New Theme: AltoFocus

1 Jun 2017
Today we’re happy to announce the latest addition to our collection of free themes: AltoFocus! AltoFocus is a... »

Roundtable: Making Teen Girls into Women’s Historians

1 Jun 2017
Welcome to #FoundingFiction, The Junto's first roundtable exploring how children's literature and young adult fiction depicts... »
From: The Junto

CFP: Landscape Now

1 Jun 2017
The call for papers for the conference entitled “Landscape Now” (due 30 Jun, London, UK) is available here and... »

Interview with Rachel Fennell

1 Jun 2017
Our next seminar will be taken by Rachel Fennell on Tuesday 6 June. Rachel will be speaking on ”Look, her lips. Look... »

Podcast Episode 5: Hot Town, Summer is Sh*tty (For Costuming)

1 Jun 2017
Hey All!Our 5th Episode of Fashion History with American Duchess is now live! This week Abby & Lauren sit down and talk... »

Hilary Mantel was right – some academics dislike novelists. But why?

1 Jun 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/29/hilary-mantel-right-historians-dislike-novelists »

Publication day!

1 Jun 2017
A brief diversion from normal service on this blog for a gratuitous advertisement: today is publication day for my book The... »

Review: Arbella Stuart – The Uncrowned Queen by Jill Armitage

1 Jun 2017
Arbella Stuart: The Uncrowned Queen by Jill Armitage, published by Amberley Publishing in 2017, (the title on Goodreads is... »

‘A Space of Wonderment and Love’: Emotional Engagements with the Derbarl Yerrigan and Djarlgarro Beelier/the Swan and Canning Rivers

2 Jun 2017
By Cate Turk and Alicia Marchant (Project Officers, the ‘Rivers of Emotion’ Project, The University of Western... »

Twenty-First Biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies – Call For Papers

2 Jun 2017
Twenty-First Biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies Sarasota, Florida 8–10 March, 2018... »
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Thévenot Continues East

2 Jun 2017
Stained glass windows of the Nasir al-Mulk 'Pink Mosque', Shiraz, Iran Photo by Domiri Mohammad Reza Ganji. Previously,... »
From: Conciatore

Trollope’s Golden Lion of Granpere: an unusual sunlight

2 Jun 2017
Marie and her uncle, Michel, in daily life together (F. A. Fraser, the original illustrator of Golden Lion) Dear friends,... »

Henri’s kitchen: 1. Cheese and Potato Nests

2 Jun 2017
Harry Hayfield, a resident of Ceredigion in Wales, has long had an interest in the stories of the Musketeers which are set... »

Day 1: What is a Recipe?

2 Jun 2017
Here we are, Day 1 of our Virtual Conversation on “What is a Recipe?” How can you get involved? Read the blog... »

Montreal Acquires Rigaud’s Modello for Portrait of Louis XIV

2 Jun 2017
Press release via Art Daily (31 May 2017). . . Hyacinthe Rigaud, Modello for the Portrait of Louis XIV in Royal Ceremonial... »
From: Enfilade

Call for Papers | Landscape Now

2 Jun 2017
Thomas Gainsborough, Wooded Landscape with a Cottage and Shepherd, 1748–50, oil on canvas, 43.2 × 54.3 cm (New... »
From: Enfilade

The Unhealthy 17C Chesapeake - Desperate for Women

2 Jun 2017
Life in the American wilderness was nasty, brutish, and short for the earliest Chesapeake settlers; malaria, dysentery, and... »

Protestant England surprises Catholic Spain and Begins to Think about Expansion across the Atlantic

2 Jun 2017
After Columbus’s landfall, the Native American peoples had nearly been extinguished mostly from disease. In the centuries... »

Spinoza and Contemprorary Political Philosophy

2 Jun 2017
June  20th 2017 Thessaloniki Concert Hall M2 Building Maurice Saltiel Hall Simultaneous translation will be provided... »

Bayle against the Brexit Blues

2 Jun 2017
Feeling hemmed in by narrow frontiers? Harassed by the ‘natives’ for being interested in the world outside? Feeling... »

Séminaire international : « Musées côté jardin… Existe-t-il une muséologie des jardins ? » (Paris, Ecole du Louvre, 30 août-8 septembre 2017)

2 Jun 2017
Musées côté jardin… Existe-t-il une muséologie des jardins ? Museum gardens… Is there... »

Finding Shakespeare Blog Round-up: May 2017

2 Jun 2017
Take a look at the latest blog posts from the collections team at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Szekspir po polsku (3... »

Poem a Day

2 Jun 2017
Indian BlanketsThe hills are growing blood and gold;a rust is rippling through the grass;a flame now flickers through the... »
From: Siris
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