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Post Archives for July 2014

Sunday 30 June 1661

1 Jul 2014
(Lord’s day). To church, where we observe the trade of briefs is come now up to so constant a course every Sunday,... »
From: Pepys' Diary

Foucault, the “History of Thought,” and the Question of Enlightenment

1 Jul 2014
My previous post examined how, during the last eighteen months of his life, Foucault repeatedly drew a distinction between... »

The Lichtenberg Scrapbooks

1 Jul 2014
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (Ober-Ramstadt, Germany, 1st July 1742 - Göttingen, Germany, 24th February 1799)As regular visitors... »

English Fourteenth-Century Illuminated Manuscripts in the British Library

1 Jul 2014
English Fourteenth-Century Illuminated Manuscripts in the British Library British Library Conference Centre Monday 1 December,... »

Plato's Dialogues So Far

1 Jul 2014
So I've gone through eighteen dialogues so far. Euthydemus, Meno, and the spurious dialogue De Virtute will definitely be... »
From: Siris

Jan Troell’s The Last Sentence — & Lodz Ghetto: Inside a Beseiged Community

1 Jul 2014
Torgny Segerstedt (Jesper Christensen) and Maja Forssman (Pernilla August) late at night in bed reading … Dear friends... »

Durham University – Lectureship in Medieval Literature

1 Jul 2014
Location: Durham Salary: £30,728 to £36,661 per annum. Hours: Full Time Contract: Contract / Temporary Closes: 10 July... »

Introduction: “Russian Recipes” at the July Recipes Project

1 Jul 2014
Clare Griffin Dear Readers of the Recipes Project Blog, Earlier this year I was asked to put together a series of posts on... »

Computus is coming

1 Jul 2014
In my recent post about my scribal practices I mentioned that I will be shortly travelling to Galway for the 5th Conference... »

Call for Papers | Political, Religious, and Aesthetic Transgressions

1 Jul 2014
As noted at H-ArtHist: LUCAS International Graduate Conference 2015 Breaking the Rules! Cultural Reflections on Political,... »
From: Enfilade

Halley’s maritime experience, part 2: his diving bell

1 Jul 2014
In my last post we looked at the maritime experience that Halley had accumulated as a passenger, surveyor, and diver, before... »
From: Halley's Log

Originals, Translations and Imitations: The Images and Texts of Alexander Pope

1 Jul 2014
Originals, Translations and Imitations: The Images and Texts of Alexander Pope   A One Day Conference organized by Waddesdon... »

“Let a thousand MOOCs bloom”: An Interview with Peter Onuf

1 Jul 2014
Peter Onuf sits down for an interview with The Junto about his recent experience teaching a MOOC--its inception and design,... »
From: The Junto

10 Myths for the Fourth of July

1 Jul 2014
1. On July 4, 1776, the United States declared itself an independent nation. This is almost true, but the timing is a tad... »

Lectureship in Medieval Literature, University of Durham

1 Jul 2014
“Applications are invited from outstanding candidates who have research and teaching interests in medieval literature.... »

Captain or Colonel, or Knight in Arms

1 Jul 2014
Sonnet VIIIby John MiltonCaptain or Colonel, or Knight in Arms,Whose chance on these defenceless dores may sease,If ever... »
From: Siris

Gossip on Bloglovin

1 Jul 2014
Thames Waterman, Lewis Walpole LibrarySorry for my horrible blogging absence! There has been a lot going on behind the blog... »

Fox Morcillo: De naturae philosophia (1554)

1 Jul 2014
Morcillo, Sebastián Fox: De Naturae Philosophia, Seu De Platonis et Aristotelis consensione. Libri V Lovanii : Apud Petrum... »

Margirus: Physiologiae Peripateticae L. VI (1606)

1 Jul 2014
[url=http://digitale.bibliothek.uni-halle.de/vd17/content/titleinfo/8675282]Johannes Margirus: Physiologiae Peripateticae... »

July 1, 1616 and 1681: Two Martyrdoms at Tyburn

1 Jul 2014
July 1, 1616: A martyrdom in London during James I's reign was an event with international implications--the Spanish ambassadors... »

Secrets of the Cosmetic Art (part 1)

1 Jul 2014
In today’s society millions of pounds are spent on cosmetics in the hope of making us appear more beautiful or better... »

“A SONG Composed by the British Soldiers…”

1 Jul 2014
This is the last day the Boston 1775 staff is accepting entries into the Bunker Hill Poetic Challenge, with the prize of... »
From: Boston 1775

Naples: A ‘Place of Piety’

1 Jul 2014
After a two-week research trip to Naples, I have returned with a new appreciation for this amazing city, which is filled... »

Cromwell's Cavalry in 1/72

1 Jul 2014
These are being released in about a month's time from Waterloo 1815 »

The Eighty Years War just got a whole lot longer

1 Jul 2014
In a comment Averrones pointed out a recent (in historical terms) release of a new publication on the rise of the Dutch... »

History Carnival 135

1 Jul 2014
If “Carnival” still makes you think of calypso or Bakhtin, you’ve been missing out.  The monthly History Carnival... »

William Dethick and the Shakespeare Grants of Arms

1 Jul 2014
A guest post by Nigel Ramsay For many visitors to the Folger’s Heraldry exhibit, “Symbols of Honor,” the stars... »

But how will the children read Script Ohio?

1 Jul 2014
Yet Another Chronicle article on cursive script dying with a flourish – this time from a university rare-book librarian... »

Conference: Andreas Schlüter und das barocke Europa

1 Jul 2014
Information on the conference entitled “Andreas Schlüter und das barocke Europa” (6-7 Jul, Berlin, Germany)... »

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 52

1 Jul 2014
A strife is grown between Virtue and Love, While each pretends that Stella must be his: Her eyes, her lips, her all, saith Love,... »

Alexander Peden and the Alloway Witch

1 Jul 2014
Before Robert Burns wrote Tam O’ Shanter, Alloway was associated with a witch in popular literature… At some point... »

Marina Rossi, Rope Dancer (fl. 1768 – 1776)

1 Jul 2014
Signora Marina Rossi, a rope dancer and contortionist performed for twelve nights in Dublin during the early part of 1776.... »

100 Hours up close with things

1 Jul 2014
For the first time in ages, we actually found ourselves at the same event a few very hot days ago, so we thought we’d put... »

The Chest

1 Jul 2014
We were told it all long ago by Plato. As the king governs by his executive, so Reason in man must rule the mere appetites... »
From: Siris

Monday 1 July 1661

2 Jul 2014
This morning I went up and down into the city, to buy several things, as I have lately done, for my house. Among other things,... »
From: Pepys' Diary

A Man of Many Marriages... Francesco III d'Este

2 Jul 2014
Francesco III d'Este (Francesco Maria; Modena, Italy, 2nd July 1698 – Varese, Italy, 22nd February 1780)  Today... »

Pip Willcox, The Many Lives of the Bodleian First Folio of Shakespeare’s Plays – UWA IAS Public Lecture

2 Jul 2014
University of Western Australia: Institute of Advanced Studies Public Lecture ““for Harry, England, and” …... »

Strange Bedfellows

2 Jul 2014
"Brother Mauritio" detail fromTreasure of the World, Antonio Neri, f. 19r.The fact that Antonio Neri was both a dedicated... »
From: Conciatore

A Pissarro in Oklahoma, aka "Meyer 13" at the Jeu de Paume

2 Jul 2014
When I reviewed The Monuments Men, I mentioned the Cate Blanchett character, based on the real life Frenchwoman, Rose Valland who... »

Symbols of honour: heraldry at the Folger Shakespeare Library

2 Jul 2014
The Edward IV heraldic scroll The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, has just opened a new exhibition on the subject... »

Book-a-Day Challenge: Week 4 Recap

2 Jul 2014
Here is the final installment of my June Book-a-Day responses. The challenge was a lot of work, but a lot of fun, too. I... »

Book Review: Father Ray Ryland's Memoir

2 Jul 2014
Father Ray Ryland died on March 20th this year after a fall on the steps on his way to Perpetual Adoration before the Blessed... »

Call for Panel Proposals | CAA in Washington, D.C., 2016

2 Jul 2014
From the College Art Association: 104th Annual Conference of the College Art Association Washington, D.C., 3–6 February... »
From: Enfilade

New Book | Place-making for the Imagination, Strawberry Hill

2 Jul 2014
From Ashgate: Marion Harney, Place-making for the Imagination: Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2013),... »
From: Enfilade

New Pub Theatre in Cardiff

2 Jul 2014
The Other Room’s executive director Elizabeth Day and artistic director Kate Wasserberg from The Stage: A new pub... »

Re: Periodisations, borders

2 Jul 2014
This "CFP - Teaching Early Modern Philosophy: New Approaches" (bolding mine), published 2014-07-01, has:  ... »

Valerius: Tabulae totius dialectices (1567)

2 Jul 2014
Cornelius Valerius: Tabulae Totius Dialectices, Aliarum Artium Instrumenti Praecepta Utilissima breviter complectentes,... »

Lambertus De Monte super libros physico4 (1493)

2 Jul 2014
Lambertus de Monte Domini: Copulata pulcerrima atque optima super octo libros Phisicorum Arestotelis cum textum iuxta doctrinam... »

Sophie Ridley’s ‘Accidental Collection’

2 Jul 2014
‘Book collecting is a growing addiction for me,’ writes Sophie Ridley, the first winner of the Colin Franklin Book... »
From: The Conveyor

George Washington’s Mount Vernon: A Landscape for the New Cincinnatus

2 Jul 2014
When George Washington returned to Mount Vernon in the last days of 1783, he became the new Cincinnatus. Roman senators in... »
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