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Post Archives for September 2013

New Book | Of Elephants & Roses: French Natural History, 1790–1830

1 Sep 2013
  Design by Marc Blaustein            ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ Published by APS and available from Diane Publishing: Sue... »
From: Enfilade

The True Manner of the Sitting of the lords and Commons

1 Sep 2013
of both Howses of Parliament upon the tryal of Thomas Earle of Strafford, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Etching by Hollar published... »

History Carnival CXXV

1 Sep 2013
Roll up, roll up, for the 125th history carnival! Here we have a selection, a variety, a tasting of blogs on all matters... »

Researching Seventeeth Century Seville

1 Sep 2013
It is always difficult for a historical novelist to research a place which is not local to them - my previous book was set... »

The Minstrelsy of the Moment: Miley Cyrus, Hank Green, and cultural appropriate

1 Sep 2013
After the success of my writings on race I am experimenting with cultural critique as a genre. At the same time I’m... »
From: The Molinist

Updates & A Month of Guest Posts!

1 Sep 2013
Hello everyone! Well! I’m getting ready for the second week in my virtual book tour for His Last Mistress, and I have... »

Between stories and history: the mirror of contemporary art

1 Sep 2013
This week, when I was researching some sources on late seventeenth-century iatrochemistry, I ran across a reference to the... »

Revisiting “The American Revolution Reborn”

1 Sep 2013
Discussion of this spring’s “American Revolution Reborn” conference in Philadelphia continues, albeit focused on one... »
From: Boston 1775

Praying for Good Counsel and General Harmony

1 Sep 2013
#OTD in 1774, the people of York County, Virginia, hold “a day of prayer and supplication to the almighty disposer... »

Newberry 2013 Research Methods Workshop for Early Career Graduate Students

1 Sep 2013
Topic: Early Modernity in Global Perspective Early application deadline: Monday, September 30. We will notify applicants... »

The Beginning of the End

1 Sep 2013
#OTD in 1781, the Marquis de la Fayette, writing from Holt’s Forge, Virginia (about 10 miles from colonialwmsburg), informs... »

The Week in Early American History

1 Sep 2013
It’s not every Sunday that we get to begin this recap with a genuinely fresh proslavery argument. But this week the... »
From: The Junto

CFP: Caching the Eye: Architecture, Ritual and Reliquaries from the Later Middle Ages Through the Early Modern Context of the Catholic Reform

1 Sep 2013
The call for papers for a panel at the International Medieval Conference entitled “Caching the Eye:  Architecture,... »

A Colonial Virginia Tale of Sex and Betrayal: Bartholomew Dandridge Sets a Trap

1 Sep 2013
Amongst the miscellaneous manuscripts of Robert Bolling (c1730-1775) is this practically picaresque “anecdote” regarding... »

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1 Sep 2013
I’ve just sent out a newsletter, and already I’ve heard from some amazing people.  http://bit.ly/SEPT1NEWS Please... »

My latest newsletter …

1 Sep 2013
I’ve just sent out a newsletter, and already I’ve heard from some amazing people. http://bit.ly/SEPT1NEWS Please... »

"A peculiar fact about his house servants was that we were all related to one another, and as a..."

1 Sep 2013
“A peculiar fact about his house servants was that we were all related to one another, and as a matter of fact we did not... »

Linkable Links, Notable Notes

1 Sep 2013
* The SEP article on Elisabeth, Princess of Bohemia* American Folklore* The Philosophical Methods of CBT (cognitive behavioral... »
From: Siris

Save Us From Carousels

1 Sep 2013
I ranted on Twitter a while ago about the fad for auto-rotating carousels, sliders, changing images, and whatever, on homepages... »

“Blurred Lines” in Popular Culture

1 Sep 2013
By Dr. Miranda Garno Nesler In Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses, Louis Althusser asserts that the social process... »

2015 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship - Call For Applications

2 Sep 2013
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society is pleased to announce the competition for the 2015 Catharine Stimpson... »

Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine: a re-make of Streetcar Named Desire

2 Sep 2013
Cate Blanchett (Jasmine) and Sally Hawkins (Ginger), heroines of Blue Jasmine Dear friends and readers, This is mildly to... »

Newton’s ‘Phenomena’ continued…

2 Sep 2013
Kirsten Walsh writes… In my last post, I considered the phenomena in book 3 of Newton’s Principia.  Newton’s decision... »

Shell Game: Martin Lister and the Conchological Collections of Sir Hans Sloane

2 Sep 2013
By Anna Marie Roos For my forthcoming book with Bodleian Library Press (The Lister Sisters: Women and the Art of Scientific... »

Symposium | Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade

2 Sep 2013
From The Met: Symposium: Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New... »
From: Enfilade

Exhibition | Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800

2 Sep 2013
As noted at Style Court, Interwoven Globe opens this month at The Met; from the press release: Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide... »
From: Enfilade

Fontainebleau: More than a Castle

2 Sep 2013
Say the word "Fontainebleau" and most people immediately think of the château outside Paris favored by both François I... »

The importance of good parenting: past and present

2 Sep 2013
Savagery and Sadness in Sunderland Part 9: What motivated William Ettrick as a father? I have written about William Ettrick’s... »

Guest Post: “Build the Lenox” by Julian Kingston

2 Sep 2013
Today, The Seventeenth Century Lady is pleased to have a guest post from Julian Kingston of the Build the Lenox Project.... »

History of science is history and not science.

2 Sep 2013
Recent days has seen a bit of a cyberspace ding-dong about the function of the history of science. Martin Rundquist set the... »

Gallows Hill: The 1779 Executions of Edward Jones and John Smith

2 Sep 2013
During the winter of 1778-1779 General Israel Putnam and about 3,000 troops of the Continental Army encamped in Redding,... »

Disorderly Houses

2 Sep 2013
…Or, The Very Long History of British Parliamentarians throwing their toys out of the pram over foreign policy.  The... »

How to Elope in Style, 1793

2 Sep 2013
Detail from ‘The Elopement’ (1828) In the late eighteenth century, if you were under the age of 21 then you were... »

New to The Marketplace

2 Sep 2013
I always troll the antique dealers, auction sites and of course ebay, one never knows and today was one of those days that... »

Fortnightly Book, September 1

2 Sep 2013
Mackenzie Hooks Hyman served as a photo navigator in the Air Force (then part of the U. S. Army) in World War II; later,... »
From: Siris

“an usefull member of society”

2 Sep 2013
The eighteenth century businesswoman Elizabeth Murray Campbell Smith, while on a visit to London, wrote to her brother John... »

Was the American Revolution a Good Thing?

2 Sep 2013
I wasn’t at the “American Revolution Reborn” conference when, as described yesterday, J. F. Gearhart “asked one group... »
From: Boston 1775

Pondering the Future of Academic Journals

2 Sep 2013
Michael D. Hattem ponders the future of academic journals. »
From: The Junto

Conference: Work in Progress: Bringing Art into Being in the Early Modern Period

2 Sep 2013
Information on the conference entitled “Work in Progress:  Bringing Art into Being in the Early Modern Period”... »

Introducing "Claremont" 1930s Oxfords - Pre-Order Now Open

2 Sep 2013
"Claremont" 1930s OxfordsPre-Order September 2 - 22, 2013$115 ($135)www.AmericanDuchess.comToday I'm excited to present to... »

"Deference could be very brittle indeed, and made up of one part self-interest, one part of..."

2 Sep 2013
“Deference could be very brittle indeed, and made up of one part self-interest, one part of dissimulation, and only one... »

Ghosts, Satanism, and 19th-Century Tourism at West Wycombe

2 Sep 2013
Decades after the group ceased to meet, the stories of the Monks of Medmenham Abbey circulated in the form of rumors and... »

Beautiful Bibles

2 Sep 2013
Happy September everybody! Am I the only one who doesn't know where that summer went?About a week ago on Twitter, I stumbled... »

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for September 2013

2 Sep 2013
Books Castles, Customs, and Kings: True Tales by English Historical Fiction Authors, a collection of essays from the English... »

That time of the year

2 Sep 2013
Much like early modern military planners in April, I’ve been consumed with the beginning of the campaign season, otherwise... »

Une réforme de l'enseignement de l'histoire à l'horizon

3 Sep 2013
Le Soleil et Radio-Canada rapportent aujourd'hui que Marie Malavoy, ministre de l'Enseignement, des Loisirs et du Sport... »
From: Charlevoix

ARC Centre for the History of Emotions (CHE) Associate Investigator Scheme - Call For Applications

3 Sep 2013
Applications are invited for the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions (CHE) Associate Investigator (AI) Scheme for 2014.... »

Philo, Augustine, and Ambrose on the Temptation in the Garden

3 Sep 2013
According to Philo of Alexandria, in the De opificio mundi, the temptation of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden is a model... »
From: Siris

decline of magic -- fragmentation?

3 Sep 2013
"I suggest that there was a fragmentation of the occult arts and sciences during the Renaissance and early modern... »

My great-grandmother’s hair loss remedy

3 Sep 2013
  By Helen King I was recently going through the family papers — a mysterious collection of apparently random,... »
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