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Post Archives for August 2017

Jane Austen and Seduction

1 Aug 2017
It's a pleasure to welcome Meg Kerr for a look at seduction in the works of Jane Austen, and a cheeky quiz all about Austen's... »

Movable Goods and Immovable Property. Gender, Law and Material Culture in Early Modern Europe (1450‒1850) – Call For Papers

1 Aug 2017
Movable Goods and Immovable Property. Gender, Law and Material Culture in Early Modern Europe (1450‒1850) 9th Conference... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Sunday 31 July 1664

1 Aug 2017
(Lord’s day). Up, and to church, where I have not been these many weeks. So home, and thither, inviting him yesterday,... »

Pop Up Globe in Melbourne

1 Aug 2017
Pop-up Globe | Melbourne 21 Sep – 12 Nov 2017 Pop-up Globe, the world’s first full-scale temporary working replica... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Evening Note for Monday, July 31

1 Aug 2017
Thought for the Evening: The Epistemological Objection to Divine Command TheoryJohn Danaher has a nice article on the epistemological... »
From: Siris

Material Culture ‘from Below’

1 Aug 2017
Mark Hailwood I went to a conference, and all I got was this lousy blog post. That’s right, this is one of those blog... »

Contributing to The Recipes Project – Five Years On

1 Aug 2017
Editorial: This is the seventh of a series of reflection posts from Recipe Project contributors and editors. By Katherine... »

Exhibition | Nelson & Norfolk

1 Aug 2017
The Battle of the Nile was fought on August 1 and 2 in 1798. Press release (via Art Daily) for the exhibition now on view... »
From: Enfilade

Thomas Ribright: The Electrifying Optician of 18th-century London.

1 Aug 2017
Over the years I’m occasionally asked about historical heroes and villains and, in particular, who my ‘history... »
From: DrAlun

1586 Ralph Lane's Report on the Colony at Roanoke

1 Aug 2017
The first English Colony of Roanoke, originally consisting of 100 householders, was founded in 1585, 22 years before Jamestown... »

The buildings of Georgian Whitehall and Westminster: Downing Street

1 Aug 2017
No 10 Downing Street, built by George Downing between 1682 and 1684, has been the residence of British Prime Ministers (on... »

Finding Shakespeare Blog Round-up: July 2017

1 Aug 2017
Take a look at the latest blog posts from the collections team at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. First American edition... »

Scots Greys in the Times

1 Aug 2017
Photo from the Killiecrankie weekend (1689) showing the Troop's new portrayal. »

Minden Day

1 Aug 2017
Ron Embleton cover for a 1966 edition of 'Finding Out' magazine.  Wiki on the battle here »

Museum of London

1 Aug 2017
MUSEUM OF LONDON IMAGES Over 35,000 images illustrating the history of London and the life of its people from prehistoric... »

Tailoring Lectures and Discussions to Students: Teaching Religion and Reform in Early America

1 Aug 2017
Christopher Jones reflects on the need and challenges for shaping the US survey course according to an institution's students. »
From: The Junto

Slavery Advertisements Published August 1, 1767

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

Liguori

1 Aug 2017
Today is the feast of St. Alphonsus Maria de' Liguori, Doctor of the Church, founder of the Redemptorists, patron saint of... »
From: Siris

The Philadelphia Oration of Samuel Adams

1 Aug 2017
In late 1776 a pamphlet appeared in London with the title:An Oration Delivered at the State-House, in Philadelphia, to a... »
From: Boston 1775

August 1

1 Aug 2017
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (August 1, 1767).“She... »

How to Make a Librarian Panic

1 Aug 2017
Co-authored by Renate Mesmer (Head of Conservation), Austin Plann Curley (Book Conservator), and Elizabeth DeBold (Curatorial... »

Visiting Fellowship at Southampton

1 Aug 2017
I am pleased to tell everyone that I’ve been appointed a Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton from today.  ... »

An act for investing part of the personal estate of Charles Churchill senior, Esquire

1 Aug 2017
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. Title: An act for investing part of the personal estate of Charles Churchill... »

Celebrity Couture: A New Trend? Fashionista Mary Robinson Led the Way – Over 230 Years Ago

1 Aug 2017
Figure 1.  John Hoppner, Mary Robinson as Perdita (1782), Chawton House Library.   Sean John, DASH, Material Girl,... »

House of books & dreams

1 Aug 2017
Imagine a little house—or, rather, more properly, a two-story reading room—containing thousands of books. Imagine... »

Finns in Wittenberg

1 Aug 2017
A number of Finnish scholars are currently participating the 13th International Congress for Luther Research in Lutherstadt... »

Conference:  Enlightened Princesses:  Britain and Europe, 1700-18

1 Aug 2017
Information on the conference entitled “Enlightened Princesses:  Britain and Europe, 1700-1820” (29-31 Oct,... »

Me and Debbie McGee – or, Life and Death in West Ruislip

1 Aug 2017
I know what you’re thinking. What does Debbie McGee, diminutive relict of the late pint-sized prestidigitator Paul... »
From: Mathew Lyons

Marie Corelli: Stratford-upon-Avon’s‘Fairy Queen’?

1 Aug 2017
By Nick Birch Marie Corelli in her conservatory at Mason Croft (now the Shakespeare Institute). She lived there from 1901... »

17C American Women: 1586 Ralph Lane's Report on the Colony at Roanoke

1 Aug 2017
17C American Women: 1586 Ralph Lane's Report on the Colony at Roanoke: The first English Colony of Roanoke, originally consisting... »

Appel à communication : « Corps juxtaposés dans le monde moderne et contemporain » (Paris, EHESS, 2018).

2 Aug 2017
Appel à communication : « Corps juxtaposés dans le monde moderne et contemporain : répétition,... »

Bourses : Lauréats Daniel Arasse 2018 (Rome, Académie de France à Rome – Villa Médicis)

2 Aug 2017
Appel à candidature : sélection des lauréats Daniel Arasse 2018 L’École française... »

Dr Adelina Modesti, The University of Melbourne Early Modern Circle Talk

2 Aug 2017
The University of Melbourne, Early Modern Circle Public Lecture: “The Female Virtuosa at the Court of Medici Grand... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Monday 1 August 1664

2 Aug 2017
Up, my mind very light from my last night’s accounts, and so up and with Sir J. Minnes, Sir W. Batten, and Sir W. Pen... »

Office of Treaty Settlements, Wellington: Historian – Call For Applications

2 Aug 2017
Historian, Office of Treaty Settlements, Wellington At the Office of Treaty Settlements there’s is an opportunity for... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Sulfur of Saturn

2 Aug 2017
The Roman Goddess Ops, 'sweet'-heart (and wife) of Saturn, Peter Paul Rubens c. 1630, “Abundance (Abundantia).”... »
From: Conciatore

The Cats of Praia Vermelha

2 Aug 2017
For the past week, I’ve been at the International Congress for the History of Science and Technology, held at the Praia... »

Plato's Philosophical Style

2 Aug 2017
In Plato's anti-tragic theater, we see the origin of a distinctive philosophical style, a style that opposes itself to the... »
From: Siris

New | Book Silent Witnesses: Trees in British Art, 1760–187

2 Aug 2017
From Sansom & Co: Christiana Payne, Silent Witnesses: Trees in British Art, 1760–1870 (Bristol: Sansom & Company,... »
From: Enfilade

Exhibition | Divine Visions, Earthly Pleasures

2 Aug 2017
Press release (27 June 2017) for the exhibition now on view at BAMPFA: Divine Visions, Earthly Pleasures: Five Hundred Years... »
From: Enfilade

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

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

The buildings of Georgian Whitehall and Westminster: Houses of Parliament

2 Aug 2017
Before the fire of 1834, members of the House of Commons sat in the secularised Royal Chapel of St Stephen, a two-storey... »

The Battle of Northampton; or, Are You Carmarthenshire in Disguise?

2 Aug 2017
An additional post this week, and a long one at that. Regular readers will know that over the years, I’ve worked in... »

Scots Greys 1689

2 Aug 2017
Wearing the costumes of Royal Scots Dragoons, the Soldiers of Killecrankie perform historical reenactments of scenes from... »

The persistent presence of the eighteenth century female debtor

2 Aug 2017
We’re pleased to present the following guest post by Alex Wakelam, a doctoral student in the Cambridge Group for... »

August

2 Aug 2017
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Pennsylvania Gazette (July 30, 1767).“The... »

“Purporting to have been delivered by Samuel Adams”

2 Aug 2017
Yesterday I described an oration that Samuel Adams delivered in Philadelphia on 1 Aug 1776—or at least that was what... »
From: Boston 1775

Summer Reading List

2 Aug 2017
My entire summer can be summed up by the fact that I am only now offering up this “summer reading list” on August... »

Early Modern English Domestic Tragedy, Special Issue of Early Modern Literary Studies

2 Aug 2017
Early Modern English Domestic Tragedy, A special issue of Early Modern Literary Studies Deadline for submissions: September... »
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