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Audiences, Immigration and Belonging in Elizabethan Theatres: Putting the archive into performance

Who visited the Elizabethan playhouses? What did it mean to have non-English characters being played on stage? What does dramatic engagement with issues of immigration, identity, and belonging tell us about sixteenth-century theatre? Earlier this month...
From: Before Shakespeare on 1 Dec 2017

Archive work in the British Library – the way I work

At the end of September I went down to London to hear a paper by Chris Marsh at the Royal Historical Society, so I took the opportunity to travel down a bit ahead of time and spend the afternoon in the British Library.  This is something I haven’t...
From: Early Modern Ballads on 1 Dec 2017

London Spinoza Circle: Common Notions and the Origin of Rational Ideas

At the next meeting of the London Spinoza Circle we are very pleased to have Dr Andrea Sangiacomo (University of Groningen) who will speak on Spinoza’s account of common notions and the origin of rational ideas.The meeting will take place on Thursday...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 30 Nov 2017

Shakespeare for Freedom: Why the Plays Matter

Kiernan Ryan and Ewan Fernie in  conversation. We are happy to share CUP’s recording of Ewan Fernie’s and Kiernan Ryan’s conversation on Shakespeare for Freedom. CUP states that: Shakespeare for Freedom presents a powerful,...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 27 Nov 2017

David Garrick at 3

A print of David Garrick as Richard III Events to mark the 300th anniversary of David Garrick’s birth have been taking place all year. Born in 1717, Garrick burst onto the London stage in 1841 in the role of Richard III. The Museum of London has...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 24 Nov 2017

Updates from the Hearth Tax Centre

As 2017 draws to a close, there have been a number of exciting changes here at the Hearth Tax Centre. New Research Officer We have welcomed Charlie Berry to the Centre as Research Officer, taking over from John Price who moved on earlier this year. Alongside...
From: Hearth Tax Online on 21 Nov 2017

November 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Post-Boy (November 5, 1767).“He has been over to London for Improvement.” In their advertisements, artisans who had migrated across...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Nov 2017

Audiences, Immigration, and Belonging: Strangers in Finsbury

On the 19th November 2017, the TIDE project and Before Shakespeare are hosting a workshop exploring the diverse audiences of Elizabethan playhouses and their surrounding neighbourhoods, based at the University of Liverpool’s London campus, 33 Finsbury...
From: Before Shakespeare on 3 Nov 2017

Kemble Whatley, Carpenter

When George Warren died, he was replaced as carpenter at Kew by Kemble Whatley. Their situations were quite different. The Warrens were a local family with extensive ties to the area and a modest carpentry business.  Kemble Whatley was a wealthy...
From: Kirby and his world on 19 Oct 2017

October 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? First Page of the New-London Gazette (October 16, 1767).“MEIN, At the LONDON BOOK-STORE, North Side of KING-STREET, BOSTON.” The Adverts 250 Project previously featured...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Oct 2017

Shakespeare: Print and Performance

The 1599 Second Quarto of Romeo and Juliet For many years, even centuries, there was a huge divide between Shakespeare’s plays as they were performed and how they appeared in print. Scholars wrestled with the numerous different editions of the...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 16 Oct 2017

The ‘Gimcrack whim collector’: Don Saltero’s Coffee House and Museum

From the late 1600s until well into the nineteenth, one particular premises, a former coffee house in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, was a must-see on the list for visitors. Famous for its ‘cabinets of curiosities’, the ‘museum’ was known...
From: DrAlun on 10 Oct 2017

Venus’s Palaces

She’s got it,Yeah baby, she’s got it—Shocking Blue For 1570s and 1580s theatregoers, love was all around. One of the defining characteristics of the earliest surviving commercial plays is the predominance of the character Venus or her...
From: Before Shakespeare on 4 Oct 2017

The Legal Connection – Shakespeare, Law, and Middle Temple Hall.

By Lucy Nordberg Middle Temple Hall An interview with Professor Jessica Winston, Professor of English and Chair of the History Department at Idaho State University, and author of Lawyers at Play: Literature, Law, and Politics at the Early Modern Inns...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 3 Oct 2017

October

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (October 2, 1767).“WILLIAM ROGERS, a notorious villain, for shop lifting.” In the fall of 1767, William Crossing placed an advertisement in the New-London...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Oct 2017

September 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (September 30, 1767).“RUN AWAY … a NEGROE FELLOW, named LONDON.” Hundreds of advertisements for runaway slaves appeared in colonial American newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Sep 2017

September 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (September 25, 1767).“London BOOK-STORE, North Side of KING-STREET, BOSTON.” John Mein, prominent bookseller in Boston, placed an extraordinary advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Sep 2017

Benjamin Franklin’s Mission to London, 1757-176

Thomas Penn, the son of founder William Penn, inherited majority control of the proprietorship of the colony of Pennsylvania in 1746. At the time... The post Benjamin Franklin’s Mission to London, 1757-1762 appeared first on Journal of the American...

Call for Papers: BGEAH and BrANCH joint postgraduate and Early Career conference

Today at The Junto, we're pleased to share this call for papers for a joint early career and postgraduate conference of BGEAH and BrANCH scholars
From: The Junto on 22 Sep 2017

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The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.