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Post Archives for January 2016

Detoxing in History: the morning after the night before!

4 Jan 2016
For those who may have overindulged over the festive season, a post from 2014 about some of the more dubious ‘remedies’... »
From: DrAlun

Rural Diaries Online: Experience Daily Life in the Backwoods

4 Jan 2016
Catharine Anne Wilson The opening pages of the diary of Benjamin Freure (1836-42) are full of hope, as he travels from England... »
From: Borealia

The Beast, You Say? No, Sorry, Wrong Number

4 Jan 2016
Happy New Year, everybody! And what an anniversary-rich year it promises to be, even in comparison with 2015 and 2014. The... »

Remembering Sidney W. Mintz

4 Jan 2016
Last week, the field was saddened to learn of the passing of food historian Sidney Mintz at the age of 93. He died... »
From: The Junto

A Brief Publication History of the “Times That Try Men’s Souls”

4 Jan 2016
Thomas Paine’s sensational pamphlet Common Sense, published anonymously in January of 1776, has a singular place of... »

UK Blog Awards – vote now!

4 Jan 2016
We are pleased to announce that the Great Parchment Book Blog has been nominated in the Arts and Culture category of... »

A View of the Watering Place at Tenian, 1748

4 Jan 2016
"A View of the Watering Place at Tenian," copperplate from A voyage round the world, in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV... »

“What sad Havock will this dreadful War make . . . “

4 Jan 2016
Here are the remaining entries for January 1777 from the journal of MARGARET HILL MORRIS. 3d—This Morning between 8... »

“He shall not be tho’t disagreeable by any Lady”

4 Jan 2016
In Customs and Fashions in Old New England (1894), Alice Morse Earle wrote that this advertisement appeared in the Boston... »
From: Boston 1775

Greg Brown, new General Editor of Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment

4 Jan 2016
Un éditeur ‘est un homme de lettres qui veut bien prendre le soin de publier les ouvrages d’un autre’... »

“The Noble Birth of Robin Hood” (1662)

4 Jan 2016
Introduction In the sixteenth century a peculiar genre of romance emerged known as picaresque fiction. It originated in Spain... »

A Technique for Producing Ideas: struggling with that dreaded monster Plot

4 Jan 2016
I’ve been flailing, I confess: in Excel plot worksheets, in piles of plot index cards, in Word files summarizing my plot... »

Back in the '60s

4 Jan 2016
This is an old photo of me in Frome. The kit was a loaner from the local museum. »

What rhymes with Ottawa?

4 Jan 2016
Preliminary program for the SMH 2016 conference in Ottawa is up here. There aren’t that many EMEMH panels, but there’s... »

Links of Note, Noted and Linked

4 Jan 2016
* Michael Flynn has an excellent discussion of the slippery slope fallacy, focusing specifically on how it works in practical... »
From: Siris

Warren, Vesalius and the Fine Arts

4 Jan 2016
The Center for the History of Medicine at Harvard’s Francis A. Countway Library holds a remarkable notebook of lectures... »

Bruxelles

4 Jan 2016
5 KINGS Texte : Olivier Kemeid, d'après les pièces historiques de Shakespeare Richard II, Henri IV, Henri V,... »

The Lady’s Magazine Project: New Year Round-up

4 Jan 2016
LM XXVII (Supp, 1796). Image © Adam Matthew Digital / British Library. Not to be reproduced without permission. Happy... »

The Winter’s Tale (Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company/Fiery Angel) @ The Garrick Theatre/The Broadway Cinema

4 Jan 2016
Kenneth Branagh’s company has taken up residence in the Garrick for a year with a fascinating season of new and established... »

Welcome to 2016!

5 Jan 2016
Happy 2016 to one and all! This year promises to be an eventful one here at the salon; as well as new blogs from both my... »

The International Australian Studies Association: Unpaid Editorial Traineeship – Call for Expression of Interest

5 Jan 2016
The International Australian Studies Association (InASA) and the editors of the Journal of Australian Studies are seeking... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Sunday 4 January 1662/63

5 Jan 2016
(Lord’s day). Up and to church, where a lazy sermon, and so home to dinner to a good piece of powdered beef, but a... »

CARMEN Annual Meeting 2016

5 Jan 2016
CARMEN Annual Meeting Essen, Germany 9-11 September, 2016 CARMEN, as stated on its website, “is a worldwide network... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

It Takes a Village to Raise a Crooke

5 Jan 2016
Today I spent some time reading and revisiting the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography entries for all the people I could... »

Making droning music from the depths of one’s trousers

5 Jan 2016
In a remarkable speech in praise of lying, the comedian known as Bruscambille proves that deceit is better than truth. For... »

Translating Recipes 13: Recipes in Time and Space, Part 7 – BETWEEN

5 Jan 2016
[This is the second of a three-part posting on BETWEEN-ness in recipes and their translation. For the first part, see here.]... »

Exhibition | Light, Time, Legacy: Francis Towne’s Watercolours of Rome

5 Jan 2016
Francis Towne, Inside the Colosseum, 1780(London: The British Museum) ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊... »
From: Enfilade

Call For Papers: EMREM 2016 Symposium

5 Jan 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS The EMREM Postgraduate Forum Annual Symposium Thursday 5th and Friday 6th May 2016   Papers are invited... »

3 books on the Georgian era I loved in 2015

5 Jan 2016
England’s Mistress: The Infamous Life of Emma Hamilton by Kate Williams Arrow, 2007 What a girl! Readable, imaginative... »

Old Judy – keeper of the Newcastle upon Tyne town hutch

5 Jan 2016
We loved this portrait of ‘Old Judy’, keeper of the Newcastle upon Tyne town hutch, and thought we’d take... »

Alexander Hamilton and the Inconvenient 1780s

5 Jan 2016
Tom Cutterham considers the all-too-brief treatment of the 1780s in the "Hamilton" musical. »
From: The Junto

The military effectiveness of the West Country militia at the time of the Monmouth rebellion

5 Jan 2016
Thanks to Stephen Ede-Borrett for the heads up about this Free download by Chris Scott. »

Did Oliver Hazard Perry’s Father Kill a Quaker?

5 Jan 2016
A Story of Resistance to the Universal Draft In Rhode Island, as in the rest of New England during the Revolutionary War,... »

Convicts at Woolwich

5 Jan 2016
Beginning in 1717, the British Crown codified the expulsion of criminals to America. This official banishment sent tens of... »

‘Skybound was the mind’: Johannes Kepler

5 Jan 2016
Artist’s conception of the Kepler space telescope observing planets transiting a distant star. (Image source: NASA... »

Relics of English Martyrs: Torture and Hope

5 Jan 2016
Thanks to Ian Stubbs on The Catholic English Martyrs Facebook page, I found this story about the Stonyhurst Christian Heritage... »

The Great Truth about Augustus C. Buell

5 Jan 2016
I enjoyed Justin Shatwell’s Yankee Magazine article on Augustus C. Buell, author of a two-volume biography of John... »
From: Boston 1775

Duke of Monmouth by Peter Lely (after)

5 Jan 2016
Not sure when this was painted. The Royal English Regiment of which he was colonel wore grey - just saying... »

Santayana on the Modernist Heresy

5 Jan 2016
In 1907, Pope Pius X issued the encyclical Pascendi dominici gregis, an attack on the heresy of Modernism. (The term 'Modernism'... »
From: Siris

Gender Inclusivity in Six Degrees

5 Jan 2016
Scott Weingart and Jessica OtisComputational methods are great at bringing voice to the historically marginalized (see Michelle... »

Wife & no wife, or, A trip to the Continent

5 Jan 2016
“The interior of a large church or cathedral. Burke, dressed as a Jesuit, standing within a low, semicircular wall... »

New Fabricas Found

5 Jan 2016
Recently, the New York Times announced with great fanfare that a new copy of the King James Bible was found at Drew... »

Epiphany Eclipsed

5 Jan 2016
Why do we “celebrate” Christmas so spectacularly and ignore its closing act, Epiphany? How did Christmas come... »

what those libraries were in The Toast

5 Jan 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed “How To Decorate Your Dream Library” by Amy Collier for The Toast. But because I am... »

Poem of the Fortnight: Blackness and Beauty

5 Jan 2016
Poem of the Fortnight: Blackness and Beauty In consequence of a prolonged bout of flu that lifted only to make way for... »

Ayudas predoctorales programa Salvador Madariaga

5 Jan 2016
Concesión de  12 becas para la realización de tesis doctorales en el IUE (Instituto Universitario Europeo... »

Arras

5 Jan 2016
Convenors : Guillaume Winter (Université d'Artois), Vincent Roger (Institut Catholique de Lille), Julie Assouly (Université... »

“Mistress Vernams Medicens”

5 Jan 2016
By Monterey Hall Wellcome MS 184a, fol. 32r. Courtesy of the Wellcome Library. Inset within Lady Frances Catchmay’s... »
From: emroc

A Cheap Receipt to Get One’s Head in a Print Shop

5 Jan 2016
  The following notice appeared in the Times of 10th April 1789. It provides a salutary to anyone thinking of... »

Photo-manual illustration

5 Jan 2016
As Jeff and Anthony commented on last week’s Crocodile Mystery, this picture is unusual because it is... »
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