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Post Archives for September 2014

Saturday 31 August 1661

1 Sep 2014
At home and the office all the morning, and at noon comes Luellin to me, and he and I to the tavern and after that to Bartholomew... »
From: Pepys' Diary

The Death of the Sun King

1 Sep 2014
Louis XIV (Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France, 5th September 1638 - Versailles, France, 1st September 1715)Louis XIV by Hyacinthe... »

18th Century Neck Ware Knots.

1 Sep 2014
Two basic knots. (1) The simple knot, and (2) the flay knot or reef knot. »

Politeia (Part IV: Cities and Souls)

1 Sep 2014
Book VIII and Book IXHaving discussed the community of good and philosophical education in the excellent city, Socrates can... »
From: Siris

Melusine’s Footprint: Tracing the Legacy of a Medieval Myth – Call For Papers

1 Sep 2014
Melusine’s Footprint: Tracing the Legacy of a Medieval Myth While the late 14th c French prose romance by Jean d’Arras... »

Notes & Information on 18th Century Blankets.

1 Sep 2014
Winter Trade By Robert Griffing.NOTES and INFORMATION on 18TH CENTURY BLANKETS.Father Pierre Briard relates in the work Jesuit... »

Law & Deviance: Defining Human Value(s)

1 Sep 2014
By Emily C., Kali E., Sam I., Lisa K., and Erik P. Our understanding of law and social policies in Early Modern England became clearer... »

Top Physician Reprise

1 Sep 2014
Frontispiece from Ricettario Fiorentino 1597 ed.In 1580, when Antonio Neri was four years old, just after the birth of his... »
From: Conciatore

James Bradley’s Lectures on Experimental Philosophy

1 Sep 2014
Peter Anstey writes … In my last post I discussed the astronomer James Bradley who taught experimental philosophy in... »

Time for a Change!

1 Sep 2014
To all our loyal readers and followers... In keeping with the Hoydens sleek new look, there will be a slight change to... »

Siegfried Sassoon, RIP

1 Sep 2014
Siegfried Sassoon, the great World War I poet and Catholic convert, died on September 1, 1967--he was born on September 8,... »

First Monday Library Chat: Wangensteen Library

1 Sep 2014
Welcome back to the First Monday Library Chat. Today we’ll be learning more about the Wangensteen Historical Library... »

The Two Gentlemen of Verona meet Shakespeare in Love

1 Sep 2014
The RSC’s 2014 production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona On 3 September 2014 the RSC’s production of The Two... »

The Woolcomber’s World, Part II: Finding God in seventeenth-century Essex

1 Sep 2014
Brodie Waddell Joseph Bufton spent a lot of time thinking about God. He assiduously went along to hear sermons by the local... »

Exhibition | Constable: The Making of a Master

1 Sep 2014
◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ Press release for the upcoming exhibition: Constable: The Making of a Master Victoria &... »
From: Enfilade

Trollope Hunts a Dingo

1 Sep 2014
A dingo hunt… Charles E. Hammond, 2 of 6 sepia wash drawings, “The Sick Stockrider,” ca. 1915. Image courtesy... »

Back to School with the Trust’s Collections

1 Sep 2014
Volunteers, Helen and Victoria, are currently undertaking an audit of the museum collection stored at the Shakespeare Centre.... »

History Carnival #137

1 Sep 2014
  This month as expected there has been a wealth of discussion about the centenary of the first world war including... »

Texel 341, Part 3

1 Sep 2014
And now for the third and final part of my account of the Battle of the Texel/Kijkduin, 11/21 August 1673. Apologies for... »

Another Kind of Blood: Edward Baptist on America’s Slaver Capitalism

1 Sep 2014
REVIEW: The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism. By Edward E. Baptist. New York: Basic... »
From: The Junto

Call For Papers: ‘Transitions, Fractures, and Fragments’ in the Medieval and Early Modern – One Month Left

1 Sep 2014
There is still one month to submit papers for the second issue of Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern... »

Alegorías: imagen y discurso en la España Moderna

1 Sep 2014
Alegorías: imagen y discurso en la España ModernaMaría Tausiet Carlés (ed.)Desde siempre, las alegorías trataron de... »

Biblioteca Digital da Fundação Biblioteca Nacional Brasil

1 Sep 2014
Ao inaugurarmos a Biblioteca Digital da Fundação Biblioteca Nacional, temos em mente que este dispositivo indispensável... »

The Hidden: Fugitive and Rebel Covenanters in Minnigaff in 1684

1 Sep 2014
Minnigaff parish in Kirkcudbrightshire, Galloway, bears a distinctive footprint of Presbyterian dissent. Five landowners... »

Plato and Xenophon So Far

1 Sep 2014
Getting very close! There are some hefty works still left, though, including both Plato's longest dialogue and Xenophon's... »
From: Siris

“it was made of taffetas and in the form of an egg”

1 Sep 2014
Sarah Livingston Jay saw the first ascent of the Montgolfier balloon (see this post) in Paris in 1783. The daughter of John... »

Channell on “Revolutionary Sailors” in Quincy, 3 Sept.

1 Sep 2014
On Wednesday, 3 September, the Thomas Crane Library in Quincy will host a talk by Fred Channell on the topic “Discover... »
From: Boston 1775

Down the rabbit hole

1 Sep 2014
Rabbit hole art from Deviant Art It is remarkably easy to head off down a genealogical rabbit hole and, following a trail... »

Conference: Telling the Garden’s Story: Historic Landscapes Symposium

1 Sep 2014
Information on the conference entitled “Telling the Garden’s Story:  Historic Landscapes Symposium” (15-17... »

Crann Tara greens

1 Sep 2014
Some excellent sculpts of French infantry and British dragoons mounted and dismounted- shaping up into a great range. »

Outlander

1 Sep 2014
Wiki Watched a couple of episodes of this new big budget series set in the Jacobite Rebellion. It's based on novels that... »

Jacobite reenactment this weekend

1 Sep 2014
Lace WarsThe next event for Lace Wars is a return to Wentworth Castle Gardens this weekend Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th... »

An Open Letter to Nato Summit UK 2014

1 Sep 2014
This is an open letter written to the organisers and delegates of the NATO Summit UK conference on 4-5 September, 2014 held... »

Sunday 1 September 1661

2 Sep 2014
(Lord’s day). Last night being very rainy [the rain] broke into my house, the gutter being stopped, and spoiled all... »
From: Pepys' Diary

The Goldau Landslide

2 Sep 2014
On this day in 1806, a natural disaster struck the village of Goldau in Switzerland that resulted in hundreds of fatalities.... »

Upcoming Books and Exhibitions for September 2014

2 Sep 2014
Books I missed it last month, so here’s Debra Bayani’s Jasper Tudor: Godfather of the Tudor Dynasty – now... »

Empathy, Ethics, Aesthetics: Postgraduate Advanced Training Seminar – Call For Applications

2 Sep 2014
Empathy, Ethics, Aesthetics ARC Centre for the History of Emotions (Sydney Node) Postgraduate Advanced Training Seminar (PATS)... »

Dashed Off X

2 Sep 2014
Still getting through these from last year.The problem with Shapiro's plan positivism is that it lacks any real sense of... »
From: Siris

The Fire of London and the Gregorian Calendar

2 Sep 2014
The Great Fire of London began on September 2 in Pudding Lane 348 years ago today (1666) and would burn until September... »

Teaching Recipes: A September Series

2 Sep 2014
Amanda E. Herbert In January of 2014, I wrote a post called “Chocolate in the Classroom,” which described a special lesson... »

New Book | The Arts of Living: Europe, 1600–1815

2 Sep 2014
Among the V&A’s New Books for the fall: Elizabeth Miller and Hilary Young, eds., The Arts of Living: Europe, 1600–1815... »
From: Enfilade

Royal Ecossais

2 Sep 2014
This new group (started in 2011) is impressive. These photos are from this year's Fulda. The Royal Ecossais were French Scots... »

Warwickshire farmers are faced with the ‘new woman’ in 1916

2 Sep 2014
 With conscription beginning in 1916, a shortage of male workers meant Warwickshire farmers had to consider other options,... »

Archer’s Bracers and Wooden Stamps (again)

2 Sep 2014
I’ve talked about how easy it is to make wooden stamps a few times in the past. Here, here and here come to mind. I’m... »

Who Really “Crossed the T” in the Battle of the Saintes?

2 Sep 2014
When de Grasse’s fleet left Yorktown for the Caribbean on November 4, 1781, he was already planning how to pursue the second... »

Love that Foregoes You But to Claim Anew

2 Sep 2014
Many in Aftertimes Will Sayby Christina RossettiVien dietro a me e lascia dir le genti. – DanteContando i casi della vita... »
From: Siris

September Spread

2 Sep 2014
I love to read old cookbooks–I mean really old cookbooks, from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and of course... »

Back from the grave

2 Sep 2014
My, it has been some time. Apologies for my long silence. Though my desire to post has not flagged, for the past while I've... »
From: The Molinist
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