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Post Archives for August 2014

Wednesday 31 July 1661

1 Aug 2014
Singing-master came to me this morning; then to the office all the morning. In the afternoon I went to the Theatre, and... »
From: Pepys' Diary

"A weary traveller": The Death of Queen Anne

1 Aug 2014
Queen Anne (London, England, 6th February 1665, London, England, 1st August 1714)Anne, Queen of Great Britain by Michael... »

Criminal Law and Emotions in European Legal Cultures: From 16th Century to the Present – Call For Papers

1 Aug 2014
Criminal Law and Emotions in European Legal Cultures: From 16th Century to the Present Center for the History of Emotions,... »

Collar Beef

1 Aug 2014
Although so far our adventures in archival cooking have been mostly meatless, the recipe books in Penn’s collections... »

Byzantine Culture in Translation – Call For Papers

1 Aug 2014
Byzantine Culture in Translation Australian Association for Byzantine Studies XVIIITH Biennial Conference University of Queensland... »

Exhibition | Prospects of Empire: Slavery and Ecology

1 Aug 2014
H. Cock, after prints included in Captain John Gabriel Stedman, Narrative of a Five Years Expedition against the Revolted Negroes... »
From: Enfilade

Exhibition | Figures of Empire: Slavery and Portraiture

1 Aug 2014
Artist unknown, Elihu Yale, the 2nd Duke of Devonshire, Lord James Cavendish, Mr. Tunstal, and an Enslaved Servant, ca.... »
From: Enfilade

Phaedo (Part II: The Journey from Here)

1 Aug 2014
(beginning at 88c)Echecrates remarks that he himself sympathizes with those present who thought that the apparent collapse... »
From: Siris

Gratitude

1 Aug 2014
An ancient oil lamp, the first tool used to make glass beads.Today, the first day of August, exactly marks the one-year anniversary... »
From: Conciatore

The Detective's Act of Contrition: "Forget about the doctor. Send for a priest."

1 Aug 2014
Turner Classic Movies recently broadcast the 1951 movie, Detective Story, based on the Sidney Kingsley play, with Kirk Douglas... »

Fonseca: Institutiones dialecticae (1596)

1 Aug 2014
Petrus Fonseca: Institutionom Dialecticarum Libri Octo ... : Quibus Accessit Isagoge Philosophica Coloniae : Apud Gosuinum... »

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in 1864!

1 Aug 2014
I’ve recently spent a few minutes browsing through the minute books for the Trustees and Guardians of Shakespeare’s Birthplace... »

Plato and Xenophon So Far

1 Aug 2014
I've made a pretty sizable dent in Plato's corpus by this point, two and a half months in, although there are still some... »
From: Siris

Summer Book Club, Week 5

1 Aug 2014
Welcome to the semifinal edition of the Junto Summer Book Club! Before we head into the closing week, let’s pause at... »
From: The Junto

How much can you get wrong in an eight hundred word biographical sketch of a very famous sixteenth and seventeenth-century mathematicus and philosophicus? – One helluva lot it seems?

1 Aug 2014
If someone is doing the Internet equivalent of being a big-mouthed braggart and posting an article with the screaming title,... »

Searching for Mrs. Seaver

1 Aug 2014
Yesterday I quoted from the page of the Hopkinton meetinghouse records shown above, photographed this week for the New York... »
From: Boston 1775

New chapter on the War of the Spanish Succession

1 Aug 2014
Following in the venerable blogging tradition of self-promotion, a new edited collection has appeared: Murray, Williamson... »

Conference: William Shenstone (1714-1763): Poet and Landscape Gardener

1 Aug 2014
Information on the conference entitled “William Shenstone (1714-1763):  Poet and Landscape Gardener” (15-17... »

Review: "George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Diplomat"

1 Aug 2014
Diana Mitford once reflected that when reviewing a friend's book, the reviewer is inevitably predisposed towards a favourable... »

Folgerpedia: a new resource for Shakespeare

1 Aug 2014
Folger Shakespeare Library Washington D C’s Folger Shakespeare Library has just announced an exciting new initiative.   “Folgerpedia... »

The Strange and Terrible Visions of Wilhelm Friess, Chapter Six: Wilhelm Friess in Strasbourg

1 Aug 2014
This is the chapter that's going to get me into trouble. There are some things that prudent scholars of the sixteenth century... »

Thursday 1 August 1661

2 Aug 2014
This morning Sir Williams both, and my wife and I and Mrs. Margarett Pen (this first time that I have seen her since she... »
From: Pepys' Diary

Thomas Gainsborough: The Painter's Daughters with a Cat

2 Aug 2014
Thomas Gainsborough (Sudbury, England, baptised 14th May 1727 - London, England, 2nd August 1788)On the anniversary of the... »

Margaret Nicholson: the woman who attempted to assassinate King George III

2 Aug 2014
Image courtesy of Lewis Walpole Library On the 2nd August, 1786, a woman named Margaret Nicholson was arrested for making... »

Edge of the Propeller

2 Aug 2014
Dr. Ian Malcolm: Dr. Sattler, Dr. Grant, you've heard of chaos theory?Dr. Ellie Sattler: No.Dr. Ian Malcolm: No? Non-linear... »
From: Siris

What I did on my summer vacation (and, um, my spring semester!)

2 Aug 2014
After a couple of months of focusing on research and teaching, I'm excited to surface and share what I've been up to. On... »

World War I on the Big Screen (and Little)

2 Aug 2014
In July, Turner Classic Movies dedicated Friday nights to World War I movies:In observance of the centenary of... »

"NEWMAN WAS MISTAKEN'? Deep In History

2 Aug 2014
Peter Leithart writes about "Tradition and the Individual Theologian" on the First Things blog:Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy argued... »

New Book | The Self-Portrait: A Cultural History

2 Aug 2014
From Thames & Hudson: James Hall, The Self-Portrait: A Cultural History (London: Thames & Hudson, 2014), 288 pages,... »
From: Enfilade

Exhibition | Christophe-Paul de Robien and the Age of Libertinism

2 Aug 2014
  Phallus of blown glass. From the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes: Cabinet de Curiosités: Le Temps des Libertinages ... »
From: Enfilade

George III stabbed! Assassination attempt foiled! Read all about it!

2 Aug 2014
As today marks the anniversary of an attempt to kill Good King George, I thought I would repeat an earlier post about the... »

Shakespeare and Emotion — European style

2 Aug 2014
A quick plug for a seminar on Shakespeare and emotion that I’m co-organizing with the excellent Kristine Steenbergh... »

Life on the Homefront – Stratford in the dark

2 Aug 2014
1916 saw attempts to encourage a ‘black-out’ on the streets of Stratford, following a zeppelin air ship bombing... »

Eugenia Price, The Beloved Invader

2 Aug 2014
IntroductionOpening Passage:When he swung into the saddle on the borrowed mare at daybreak on a December morning in the year... »
From: Siris

First-Person Holder

2 Aug 2014
Noah J. Nelson of Turnstyle via the Huffington Post recently profiled a new videogame—or is that the right term?“Thralled... »
From: Boston 1775

The Last Week of July

2 Aug 2014
The last week of July was full of contrasts and transitions for me: we spent most of it in York Harbor, but I traveled back... »

CFP: Traversea

2 Aug 2014
The ongoing call for articles for the peer-reviewed, online journal entitled Traversea is available here and under “Calls... »

Friday 2 August 1661

3 Aug 2014
At the office all the morning. At noon Dr. Thos. Pepys dined with me, and after dinner my brother Tom came to me and then... »
From: Pepys' Diary

A Salon Guest... A Georgian Summer Picnic

3 Aug 2014
It is a joy to welcome the most estimable Lady Sarah to the salon today with her account of the Georgian Summer Picnic in... »

Dried Apple for Storage and Trail Food.

3 Aug 2014
Trail food.We have been busy drying apple for storage & trail food. If you can core the apple you can hang it on a string... »

Call for Panels, Papers, and Posters | ISECS 2015, Rotterdam

3 Aug 2014
From the Call for Papers: 14th International Congress for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS 2015) Rotterdam, 26–31 July... »
From: Enfilade

Reviewed | Judith Bonner on ‘The Coast and the Sea’

3 Aug 2014
Linda S. Ferber, The Coast and the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America (New York and London: New-York Historical Society... »
From: Enfilade

One year on: back to St. Martin’s, Bilborough

3 Aug 2014
Last time I wrote about the ‘Hidden Treasures ‘of St. Martin, in November 2013, it was all about plans to bring... »

Oulipo in the Abbey: Le Livre d’Alienor

3 Aug 2014
Reading over her shoulder What does she read, behind closed stones eyes gazing forever on a blank stone page? That’s... »
From: The Bookfish

Another manuscript from the circle of John Tiptoft

3 Aug 2014
This website has been feeling neglected. I see that it is over two months since I posted here and those who read the last... »

Revolutionary War Comic Coming in 2015

3 Aug 2014
Last month the Nerdist website announced that in April 2015 Dark Horse Comics will launch the comic book Rebels, which... »
From: Boston 1775

The Week in Early American History

3 Aug 2014
Sara Georgini brings you the week in early American history. »
From: The Junto

Define your start and end dates

3 Aug 2014
I’m going through old Excel worksheets on siege data (it’s good to know you can open 20-year old Excel files). Found... »

CFP: Association of Art Historians 2015 Conference

3 Aug 2014
The call for papers for the Association of Art Historians 2015 Conference (due 10 Nov, Norwich, England) is available here... »

‘Queen Anne’ – A Play by Kate Glover

3 Aug 2014
Last Friday, the 1 August, we observed the 300th anniversary of the death of Queen Anne, the end of the Stuart dynasty and... »
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