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Post Archives for July 2015

Travel, Vicariously or Otherwise

1 Jul 2015
It's my pleasure and privilege to welcome Debra Brown and Stephanie Cowell of EHFA to the salon today. Do read on to learn... »

Retail Realms: Shops, Shoppers and Shopping in Eighteenth-Century Britain – Call For Papers

1 Jul 2015
Retail Realms: Shops, Shoppers and Shopping in Eighteenth-Century Britain, c.1680-1830 York Hilton Hotel and Fairfax House... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Monday 30 June 1662

1 Jul 2015
Up betimes, and to my office, where I found Griffen’s girl making it clean, but, God forgive me! what a mind I had... »

The Cardinal's Ceiling

1 Jul 2015
From Treasure of the World Antonio Neri 1590-1600 In the years 1598-1600, newly ordained Florentine priest and alchemist Antonio... »
From: Conciatore

The Fortnight for Freedom: St. Oliver Plunkett

1 Jul 2015
St. Oliver Plunkett was the last Catholic priest executed at Tyburn Tree (on July 1, 1681); he was the last victim of the... »

The Fortnight for Freedom: Blessed Thomas Maxfield

1 Jul 2015
A martyrdom in London during James I's reign was an event with international implications--the Spanish ambassadors were quite... »

Exhibition | New for Now: The Origin of Fashion Magazines

1 Jul 2015
Magasin des Modes Nouvelles Françaises et Anglaises (1 Juin 1789), Pl. 1, 2 et 3 (Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum) ◊ ... »
From: Enfilade

Lost time well spent: exploring the Robinson archives

1 Jul 2015
As we have said many times before, eighteenth-century periodicals like the Lady’s Magazine can be challenging to research.... »

To the Sound of the Fife

1 Jul 2015
So you’ve been elected Captain of the militia company of your small Massachusetts town in 1774, and now you’ve... »

Guest Post: The Payroll Union’s Paris of America

1 Jul 2015
Today at The Junto, Andrew Heath and Pete David discuss their collaboration on David's band, The Payroll Union, and its new... »
From: The Junto

Days of King Monmouth

1 Jul 2015
Have relisted it on ebay »

A Class of Men Loathed for Their Vices

1 Jul 2015
Yesterday was the Feast of the Protomartyrs of Rome, so here's a description of them from a non-Christian source, Tacitus... »
From: Siris

Daniel George, Teen-Aged Almanac Maker

1 Jul 2015
Daniel George was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, on 16 Dec 1757, son of David and Anne (Cottle) George. He was the second... »
From: Boston 1775

History Carnival 147

1 Jul 2015
Happy Canada Day and welcome to History Carnival 147!  I’m excited to host this month and help showcase some of... »

The Fortnight for Freedom: 480 Years Ago Today: The Trial of St. Thomas More

1 Jul 2015
St. Thomas More was brought to Westminster Hall for trial on July 1, 1535. Those set to try him were: Sir Thomas... »

The Wigtown Martyrs: The Scourging of Margaret Maxwell in 1685

1 Jul 2015
What was Margaret Maxwell convicted of in 1685? The case of Margaret Maxwell is first recorded in the Kirkinner Kirk Session... »

Appel à communication : « Vasari @ Santa Croce » (Florence, mars 2016)

1 Jul 2015
L’année 2016 marquera le 450e anniversaire du début de la rénovation de l’église... »

Ready to Start

1 Jul 2015
Section of Soho showing 28 Broad Street – the house where William Blake was born. and where he lived between 1757 and... »

Shakespeare and the live broadcast — part 2 (in images + tweets)

1 Jul 2015
What a week! Since my post last Wednesday (on Shakespeare and the live cast — part 1) I’ve been in virtual attendance... »

On the Dangers of Sitting Too Much

1 Jul 2015
Alexander Bayne (c. 1684—1737) was an amiable and cultured man, and the first professor of Scots law at Edinburgh University.... »

Appel à communication : « Littérature, Arts, Médium : méthodes » (Paris, 2015-2016)

1 Jul 2015
Dans le cadre de l’axe de recherche de la Sorbonne intitulé « Littérature, Arts, Médiums... »

Intern's Report: Getting "Up Close and Personal" With a Common Soldier

1 Jul 2015
 Today's blogger, Erin Weinman, is a history major at Rutgers University.  This post is the story of her favorite... »

What are you working on?

1 Jul 2015
Though I still am working on many projects, I enjoyed reading through a few old blog posts and appreciating the knowledge... »

Picture of the Week #337

1 Jul 2015
Outside the medieval guildhall in Leicester. Photo May 2015. The Guildhall was a pleasant surprise that I didn’t even... »

Exclusive "Noire" 1940s Pumps - Pre-Order Open!

1 Jul 2015
We've finally landed another American Duchess Exclusive, a design submitted and voted for by you!Meet "Noire," our vampish... »

The “Natural Magic” of Giambattista della Porta

1 Jul 2015
This is a famous book, but an odd one to modern eyes. Wikipedia calls it “… a fine example of pre-Baconian science.”,... »
From: distillatio

At the Sign of the Golden Scissors: Summer Flies

2 Jul 2015
At the Sign of the Golden Scissors: Summer Flies: Flies are not just hanging around the picnic basket!  Silk ones are... »

Johnson, Addison, Austen, Wilde and More

2 Jul 2015
Once again I welcome regular visitor Dr Adam Smith, who brings news of an exciting online (free) course, Literature... »

Trust and Proof: Translators in Early Modern Print Culture

2 Jul 2015
Trust and Proof: Translators in Early Modern Print Culture An International Symposium hosted by the School of Languages and... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

DH2015 Poster

2 Jul 2015
For the curious and the interested and anyone else who happens upon it, my Digital Humanities 2015 poster in PDF and an at-a-glance... »

Prick’t By Benedictus: Blessed Thistle and Much Ado About Nothing

2 Jul 2015
by Jennifer Sherman Roberts There’s a playful moment in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing that occurs after... »

The Fortnight for Freedom: Blesseds George Beesley and Montford Scott

2 Jul 2015
Two Recusant Martyrs tortured by Richard Topcliffe and beatified by Pope St. John Paul II!Blessed George Beesley was born... »

Introducing… “The Voices of the People”: an Online Symposium

2 Jul 2015
This post is an introduction to our online symposium, ‘The Voices of the People’. For more information on this... »

All for your delight: Shakespearian summer treats

2 Jul 2015
Table top Shakespeare Now July has arrived, and some summer weather, it’s time for a round-up. Already well under... »

The Fortnight for Freedom: 480 Years Ago: St. Thomas More Prepares for Death

2 Jul 2015
After returning to the Tower of London from Westminster Hall, Thomas More continued his preparation for death by composing... »

New Book | The Courtiers’ Anatomists

2 Jul 2015
From The University of Chicago Press: Anita Guerrini, The Courtiers’ Anatomists: Animals and Humans in Louis XIV’s... »
From: Enfilade

When the stage meets the page – past and present

2 Jul 2015
Detail from Spectacle Gratis – G. Engelman (source: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/a/a-history-of-a-night-at-the-theatre/)... »

Guest Post Vaughn Scribner: “Fabricating History PART TWO: The Curious Case Continues”

2 Jul 2015
[A few weeks ago, we hosted a guest post from Vaughn Scribner on mermaids. Since sequels are all the rage in Hollywood, we... »
From: The Junto

Religion & the Sickness Experience in Early Modern Britain.

2 Jul 2015
Over the years, a number of studies have been made of the sickness experiences of clergymen and religious figures as recorded... »
From: DrAlun

'The Fashionable Bosom'

2 Jul 2015
  I'm not sure which I like more: the title of this print (A Nest for Puppies or the Fashionable Bosom) or its content.... »

The Discharge

2 Jul 2015
When a soldier’s term of service was complete, he was discharged. Besides having arrears of pay and other obligations... »

A complicated case of 18th century bigamy

2 Jul 2015
Earlier this week we took a look at bigamy cases heard at the Old Bailey and next we have the case of Maria Edkins, one of... »

Appel à communication : « Passeurs des arts : le musée, interface du monde de l’art aux alentours de 1900  » (Paris, novembre 2015)

2 Jul 2015
Les paramètres fondamentaux du monde de l’art d’aujourd’hui – le marché de l’art,... »

Appel à candidature : Contrats post-doctoraux Labex CAP

2 Jul 2015
Le Laboratoire d’excellence « Création, Arts, Patrimoines » (Labex CAP), annonce le recrutement... »

Appel à communication : « The Art Market, Collectors and Agent : Then and Now » (Londres, Juillet 2016)

2 Jul 2015
The Art Market, Collectors and Agents: Then and Now (London, 13 Jul 16) London, Institute of Historical Research, Senate... »

Colloque : « Art and Science in the Early Modern Low Countries » (Amsterdam, 17-18 Septembre 15)

2 Jul 2015
Art and Science in the Early Modern Low Countries (Amsterdam, 17-18 Sep 15) Rijksmuseum / Trippenhuis, Amsterdam, NL, September... »

Journée d’étude : « Object Lessons: Sculpture and the Production of Knowledge » (Leeds, 3 Octobre 2015)

2 Jul 2015
Object Lessons: Sculpture and the Production of Knowledge (Leeds, 3 Oct 15) Henry Moore Institute, Seminar Room, 74 The Headrow,... »
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