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Starting Over 3

20 April 2018
So now it’s the Easter vacation and I’m up to my eyeballs in music.  I’m thoroughly enjoying doing... »

On The Books: Reflecting on Year One of the SNC Project

20 April 2018
Literary Manager Anne Morgan looks back at the accomplishments made over the past year. Each year, right around the end of... »

Exploring Culloden : The Weapons

20 April 2018
As you walk through the exhibition at Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre it is perhaps unsurprising that there are number... »

Savage Lecture in Mississippi

20 April 2018
I’m just back from a lovely short trip to Oxford, MS, where I was pleased to deliver the 46th Annual James Edwin Savage... »
From: The Bookfish


20 April 2018
GUEST CURATOR:  Mary Bohane What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette... »

Welcome, Guest Curator Mary Bohane

20 April 2018
Mary Bohane is a senior majoring in History at Assumption College. She is also minoring in Philosophy. She most enjoys studying... »

Book Note: The People's Bard

20 April 2018
Pellegrini, Nancy. The People's Bard: How China Made Shakespeare its Own. New York: Penguin, 2017.I have time for just a... »
From: Bardfilm

The Designs of English

20 April 2018
Designing English, the present exhibition curated by Daniel Wakelin at the Bodleian’s Weston Library, is an undoubted... »

Conceptions of Medicine and History at the A.A.S.

20 April 2018
Here are couple of interesting programs coming up at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester in the next couple of... »
From: Boston 1775

Slavery Advertisements Published April 20, 1768

20 April 2018
The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era of the American... »

Book Signing Soiree at Lacis Museum of Lace & Textiles

20 April 2018
This past weekend we popped over The Hill down to Berkeley to visit on of our favorite shops *ever* - Lacis Museum of Lace... »

Marxism and the English Revolution

20 April 2018
(I have just received Chris Thompson’s email regarding my article Norah Carlin, The Socialist Workers Party and the... »

Anno Domini 1666

20 April 2018
A new board game with miniatures. See more hereFacebook page here »

Battle for Basing

20 April 2018
If you don't know the battle for Basing an epic series of sieges then the Wikipedia article will help.There is also a great... »

And Ripens Now Into Rhyme

20 April 2018
Come, Here Is Adieu To The City by Robert Louis StevensonCome, here is adieu to the cityAnd hurrah for the country again.The... »
From: Siris

Publications and a pause

20 April 2018
While Stratford is gearing up for the Shakespeare birthday celebrations this weekend, I’m winding down as I prepare... »

Q&A with Daniel Livesay, author of Children of Uncertain Fortune: Mixed-Race Jamaicans in Britain and the Atlantic Family, 1733-1833

20 April 2018
Daniel Livesay is Associate Professor of History at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA.  His research... »
From: The Junto

Shakespeare FuturEd, 1 – 2 February 2019, University of Sydney

20 April 2018
Shakespeare FuturEd is an international conference exploring the nexus of Shakespeare Studies and Education to be held at... »

Records of Early English Drama: Berkshire, Ed. Alexandra F. Johnston

20 April 2018
REED: Berkshire, ed. Alexandra F. Johnston, Launched! Announcing REED’s second digital edition, for the county of Berkshire,... »

Revealed: the cure for hiccups

20 April 2018
A striking report* was published in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal in 1845 by Dr George Dexter, a physician from... »

1649 Maryland Act of Toleration

20 April 2018
1649 An Act Concerning Religion...The Maryland Toleration Act did not bring complete religious freedom. Nor did it come about... »

Conference | Structuring Fashion: Foundation Garments

20 April 2018
From H-ArtHist and the Bavarian National Museum: Structuring Fashion: Foundation Garments through HistoryBayerisches Nationalmuseum,... »
From: Enfilade

Artificial Gems

20 April 2018
Pastes (glass) set in silver openwork (Portugal c. 1750)Victoria and Albert Museum, London.Acq. nr. M.68-1962In many ways,... »
From: Conciatore

” the grand Artillery of Heaven”

20 April 2018
HANNAH WINTHROP and her husband were able to move back into their house in Cambridge after having fled to Andover following... »

‘Unending Absence’: Bringing Emotion into the Museum Experience

20 April 2018
By Maria Tumarkin, The University of Melbourne Leaving Home exhibition. Source: Museum Victoria. Photo: Jon AugierI often... »

Wednesday 19 April 1665

20 April 2018
Up by five o’clock, and by water to White Hall; and there took coach, and with Mr. Moore to Chelsy; where, after all... »