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Post Archives for August 2016

The Dead London Chronicles

1 Aug 2016
Over at The Dead London Chronicles, our free Gothic tale continues…  On her return to where Alice... »

Dr Valentina Zovko, Institute of Advanced Studies @ UWA Free Public Lecture

1 Aug 2016
“The use of the term ‘freedom’ in diplomatic discourse of the Renaissance Dubrovnik”, by Dr Valentina... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Friday 31 July 1663

1 Aug 2016
Up early to my accounts this month, and I find myself worth clear 730l., the most I ever had yet, which contents me though... »

English Law, Culture, Governance and Society, 1680s—1760s – Call For Papers

1 Aug 2016
English Law, Culture, Governance and Society, 1680s—1760s University of Adelaide 15-16 September, 2016 This workshop... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Reports From Parnassus

1 Aug 2016
Rafael - El Parnaso (Vatican, Rome, 1511) Apollo on Parnassus, (fresco detail).  In the spring of 1612, Italian glassmaker... »
From: Conciatore

Welcome to Shakespeare Conferences 2016

1 Aug 2016
While I’m feeling disconnected on the other side of the world, back in Stratford-upon-Avon and London the International... »

Understanding Sources: doing history by numbers

1 Aug 2016
To celebrate the launch of Understanding Early Modern Primary Sources the monster-heads have each written a brief post offering... »

Exhibition | Pierre Gouthière: Virtuoso Gilder at Court

1 Aug 2016
Detail of a side table, bronzes by Pierre Gouthière after designs by Jean-François-Thérèse Chalgrin... »
From: Enfilade

‘French dog! ’: interpreting insults on the streets of London

1 Aug 2016
In light of the recent events and the emergence of questions around British openness (or lack thereof) towards a cosmopolitan... »

Bear Years, Squirrel Years, and Environmental Politics on the St. Lawrence River, 1759-1796

1 Aug 2016
Loren Michael Mortimer In September of 1759, great armies were on the move through the upper St. Lawrence Valley. Not the... »
From: Borealia

Guest post – Shakespeare, social media, and everyday creativity

1 Aug 2016
Over the past five weeks I’ve been working with Holly Reaney, as part of the University of Birmingham’s Undergraduate... »

Abductions in the American Revolution

1 Aug 2016
Book review: Abductions in the American Revolution: Attempts to Kidnap George Washington, Benedict Arnold and Other Military... »

Incoming Angel!

1 Aug 2016
Well, it’s August, which means the publication of Death’s Bright Angel, the latest Matthew Quinton adventure,... »

Isaac Cruikshank’s ‘Small Print’ (1803)

1 Aug 2016
Whilst I find the subject of eighteenth-century caricatures to be an endlessly fascinating one, I have to confess that I... »

Julia Stiles Plays the Prince of Denmark's Girlfriend Again— This Time, in The Prince and Me

1 Aug 2016
The Prince and Me. Dir. Martha Coolidge. Perf. Julia Stiles, Luke Mably, and Miranda Richardson. 2004. DVD. Warner... »
From: Bardfilm

Time for Salem Switchel

1 Aug 2016
July was pretty hot; August will likely be cooler, but I still think it’s time to revive an old summer drink here in... »

Isaiah Thomas Broadside Ballads Project: Verses in Vogue with the Vulgar

1 Aug 2016
Isaiah Thomas Broadside Ballads Project: Verses in Vogue with the Vulgar What do Red Jacket, Pompey Fleet, James Macpherson,... »

Meryl Streep and Deborah Sampson

1 Aug 2016
Did you watch Meryl Streep do her bit at the Democratic National Convention? If you hadn’t, check it out here. That... »

Conference: People, Places and Possessions, 1350-155

1 Aug 2016
Information on the conference entitled “People, Places and Possessions, 1350-1550” (3 Sept, Oxford, UK) is available... »

The Legend of John Hancock’s Signature

1 Aug 2016
In the 1840s an item headed “Revolutionary Anecdotes” circulated in American newspapers, recounting two stories... »
From: Boston 1775

Words matter

1 Aug 2016
This morning, as usual, I caught the beginning of Thought for the Day on BBC Radio’s Today Programme (I know, I know),... »

“Summer’s Lease Hath All Too Short a Date”

1 Aug 2016
So live it up! And check back here on August 18th for a new blog post. We’ll be on a short hiatus until then. In the... »

Cymbeline (Shakespeare, dir. Melly Still) RSC, August 2016

1 Aug 2016
I’ll be seeing a lot of theatre over the next two weeks, and I’m badly out of practice in writing about shows... »
From: dispositio

A more intimate scale of distant reading.

1 Aug 2016
How big, exactly, does a collection of literary texts have to be before it makes sense to say we’re doing “distant... »

Battle commences in Bradford on Avon's civil war re-enactment

1 Aug 2016
More photos here'BRADFORD on Avon was the place to be this weekend as thousands poured into the town for the English Civil... »

Monsieur de St. George

1 Aug 2016
Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a champion fencer, violinist and conductor in Paris; son of George Bologne de... »

The Experimental-Speculative debate in early modern Spain

1 Aug 2016
Juan Gomez writes… Following up on my previous post, we will examine today the second part of the  Alvarez-Palanco-Zapata-Lessaca-Najera... »

Joseph Pratt, Bricklayer

1 Aug 2016
When Thomas Howlett (1678—1759) was appointed master Bricklayer of His Majesty’s Works in 1736 in the place of... »

16-2017 Institute Scholarly Programs | Folger Shakespeare Library

1 Aug 2016
Cavendish and Hutchinson Julie Crawford Spring Semester Seminar In many ways Margaret Cavendish (1623-73) and Lucy Hutchinson... »

Samuel Palmer August Walk

2 Aug 2016
It's my pleasure to welcome Victoria Threlfall with news of her Samuel Palmer walks again today, a not-to-be missed opportunity... »

“Frater, Magister, Minister et Episcopus”: The Works and Worlds of Saint Bonaventure – Call For Papers

2 Aug 2016
“Frater, Magister, Minister et Episcopus” The Works and Worlds of Saint Bonaventure The Franciscan Institute... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

August Blogroll: New News Edition

2 Aug 2016
Dear readers, Yesterday, I rewarded a day of syllabi- and lesson-planning with an afternoon trip to Powell’s bookstore... »

The Alchemist (Ben Jonson; dir. Polly Findlay) RSC/Swan, Stratford-upon-Avon, August 2015

2 Aug 2016
This will be short. You walk into the Swan. It might as well be the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. There’s smoke in the air... »
From: dispositio

Saturday 1 August 1663

2 Aug 2016
Up betimes and got me ready, and so to the office and put things in order for my going. By and by comes Sir G. Carteret,... »

Estel and Amdir

2 Aug 2016
'Have ye then no hope?' said Finrod.'What is hope?' she said. 'An expectation of good, which though uncertain has some foundation... »
From: Siris

Palm Trees and Potions: On Portuguese Pharmacy Signs

2 Aug 2016
By Benjamin Breen Anyone who has walked in a European city at night will be familiar with the glow of them: a vivid... »

Exhibition | Art and Stories from Mughal India

2 Aug 2016
Press release for the exhibition now on view at the CMA: Art and Stories from Mughal India The Cleveland Museum of Art, 31... »
From: Enfilade

Australian Survival and Preppers..: Owen Guns Newsletter. Australia. Gun Owners Please Read!!

2 Aug 2016
Australian Survival and Preppers..: Owen Guns Newsletter. Australia.: Has Minister of Police Rene Hidding, been misinformed,... »

Alexander Hamilton’s Extramarital Escapades

2 Aug 2016
There’s a legend that in the Continental Army winter camp of Morristown, Martha Washington, who spent many winters... »

Wait, that’s not a prayer! When parish records turn raunchy

2 Aug 2016
Anyone who’s spent countless hours researching in the archives knows the feeling of elation that comes over you when... »

Black Butler Performs Hamlet

2 Aug 2016
"Sono Shitsuji, Kōgyō" [a.k.a. "His Butler, Performer"; a.k.a. "His Butler, On Stage"]. By Mari Okada. Perf. Brina... »
From: Bardfilm

Trumping Shakespeare: Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, and the Rise of the Clown Politician

2 Aug 2016
Trumping Shakespeare: Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, and the Rise of the Clown Politician By Paul Hamilton (This post was originally... »

News: Utopia at the British Library

2 Aug 2016
Photograph by Tony Antoniou, courtesy of the British Library.SCEMS’ Cathy Shrank and Phil Withington have both contributed... »
From: SCEMS

Cymbeline (RSC) @ The Royal Shakespeare Theatre

2 Aug 2016
A couple of months ago, before the UK jumped the proverbial shark in the EU referendum, a line from Cymbeline was doing the... »

WSC, Day 1: Cymbeline

2 Aug 2016
The thought snuck up on me last night while I was watching. It’s not the sort of thing one likes to admit. Probably... »
From: The Bookfish

Papers of Lieutenant-General Thomas Fowke

2 Aug 2016
The papers of Lieutenant-General Thomas Fowke of Parkhill, Yorkshire, covering the period 1752 to 1755, largely whilst serving... »

The Story of Stephen Hopkins’s Signature

2 Aug 2016
Today is the anniversary of the day when delegates to the Continental Congress started signing the handwritten copy of the... »
From: Boston 1775

Dame Filmer Bodies, c. 1630-1650 Reconstruction | Part Two:The Busk

2 Aug 2016
Filmer Bodies Part One: The Pattern & Materials Filmer Bodies Part Two: The Busk The busk is one peculiar element of... »

Whipped and deported: England’s historic resistance to free movement of labour

2 Aug 2016
Authorisation to send a vagrant back to her parish, 1784. Powys County ArchivesFor some in the Leave campaign, the right... »
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