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Reading in a hospital bed

20 February 2018
Some of my readers might have noticed that this blog was unnaturally quite last week without my usually weekly blatherings... »

Book Note: Tom Jones

20 February 2018
Fielding, Henry. The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling. New York: Modern Library, n.d.I've been reading a lot of modern Shakespearean... »
From: Bardfilm

Links of Note

20 February 2018
* Welcome to Monowi, Nebraska: population 1 at BBC Travel* Ted Jackson, The Search for Jackie Wallace* Louis Roy, O.P., On... »
From: Siris

Carvalhal & dos Guimarães Sá, “Knightly Masculinity” in Gender & History, July 2016

20 February 2018
Hélder Carvalhal and Isabel dos Gusmarães Sá, “Knightly Masculinity, Court Games and Material... »

February

20 February 2018
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the New-York Journal (February 20,... »

Slavery Advertisements Published February 20, 1768

20 February 2018
These advertisements appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.  Daily updates also available on... »

“In Bedlam’s lofty Numbers discordant Yankies Sing”

20 February 2018
On the back of the sheet of paper giving the earliest lyrics of “The New Massachusetts Liberty Song,” which I... »
From: Boston 1775

Discovering Shakespeare in Italy

20 February 2018
Guest Post by Francis Cox on Shakespeare in Italy:   Discovering Shakespeare in the pleasant garden of great Italy... »

Aquinas for Lent VI

20 February 2018
Just as human beings acquire the first thing that completes them, i.e., the soul, from the action of God, so they also acquire... »
From: Siris

Anyone for 18th Century Tennis?

20 February 2018
Tennis was all the rage in the mid-1700s, as was gambling, so put the two together and you have a winning combination. The... »

Born at Ticonderoga; Died at Waterloo

20 February 2018
On July 4, 1777, as Lt. Gen. John Burgoyne’s expedition on Lake Champlain prepared for a siege of Ticonderoga and Mount... »

Sharing skills: baking, curating, presenting and surviving a sharknado apocalypse!

20 February 2018
Every year the University of Hertfordshire History department spend a weekend at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park.... »

17C Woman by Wenceslaus Hollar (European-born mostly English artist, 1607-1677)

20 February 2018
17C Woman by Wenceslaus Hollar (European-born mostly English artist, 1607-1677). We have few depictions of women in the 17C... »

Rare and peculiar

20 February 2018
“How did it happen?” is a question every emergency physician will ask hundreds if not thousands of times during... »

Jean-Benjamin de Laborde’s Choix de Chansons: Digital Editing and the Limits of Disciplinarity

20 February 2018
One of the first projects being developed in the newly established Voltaire Lab is a cutting-edge digital edition of Jean-Benjamin... »

17C American Women: Women in 17C Virginia

20 February 2018
17C American Women: Women in 17C Virginia: This is the Virginia of the  Native Americans,  that British American... »

Exhibition | Mirroring China’s Past

20 February 2018
From the Art Institute of Chicago: Mirroring China’s Past: Emperors, Scholars, and Their BronzesArt Institute of Chicago,... »
From: Enfilade

Australian Academy of the Humanities – Grants and Awards Applications

20 February 2018
Applications now open for our 2018 grants and awards Every year, we offer a series of prestigious grants and awards that... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

What did early modern food taste like?

20 February 2018
By Ben Breen As the official portraitist for the Spanish monarchy at the height of its glory, Diego Velázquez painted... »

Sunday 19 February 1664/65

20 February 2018
Lay in bed, it being Lord’s day, all the morning talking with my wife, sometimes pleased, sometimes displeased, and... »

Daughters of the Copernican Revolution

19 February 2018
In honor of Copernicus’s 545th birthday, I thought I would read T. Koon’s best seller, The Copernican Revolutionary.... »
From: Darin Hayton

Film: Amphitryon

19 February 2018
The Department of Theatre, Film and Television present Amphitryon by John Dryden Directed by Michael Cordner »

“One Year of the Sea! There’s Only One Year of the Sea!”

19 February 2018
A version of this post would have been my first of the year, and would have been published some weeks ago, had not more pressing... »

My guest blog for Geri Walton: Women on trial for infanticide

19 February 2018
  The alternative gravestone erected for Mary Morgan. Courtesy of Find a GraveGeri Walton has hosted my guest blog... »

Superpossibles II

19 February 2018
I previously noted that there are cases in which we say that something is possible (or use another modality definable in... »
From: Siris

‘Green Screen’ Macbeth in Irish cinemas in March

19 February 2018
[From the Macbeth website] Shakespeare’s Macbeth is as relevant today as when it was first performed. We experience... »

Book Note: Dunbar

19 February 2018
St. Aubyn, Edward. Dunbar. London: Hogarth Shakespeare, 2017.While we seem to be on the general subject of King Lear, we... »
From: Bardfilm

Persons under the Law? Medieval Animals Rights

19 February 2018
Posted by Sara M. Butler; 19 February 2018. Should animals be seen as persons under the law? At first glance this question... »

February 19

19 February 2018
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (February 19, 1768)“Robert... »