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Imagining early modern working women, or, economic history’s image problem

1 February 2015

hannahlhogan:Detouring into PhD territory (although broadside ballads feature in the discussion)… A thought-provoking and very exciting post by Brodie Waddell on economic history’s...

‘Hailstones as bigg as Eggs’: freak storms on 18th May, 1680

20 July 2014

Evening all! I hope you’ve managed to stay dry over the past few days and that you’ve dodged the spectacular pink lightning that has been illuminating the skies of late...

Upcoming Conference ~ “Living English Broadside Ballads, 1550-1750: Song, Art, Dance, Culture”

15 March 2014

Dear readers, A quick post to spread the word that EBBA’s director Patricia Fumerton is convening a two-day conference at the Huntington Library on April 4-5th. The brochure can...

A “Butt Song from Hell”

13 February 2014

Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516), “The Garden of Earthly Delights” c.1480-1505, oil on panel. Museo del Prado, Madrid. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Good evening readers! Today’s...