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“try to give her up freely”

31 Jan 2017
Dr. Richard Hill and his family were part of the substantial Quaker community in America. Born in Maryland in 1698, Hill... »

Cookery, Ancient and Modern

31 Jan 2017
By Henry Power This post is about two sort-of-recipe-books published in the first decade of the eighteenth century. When... »

Exhibition | Clouds in a Bag

31 Jan 2017
Late eighteenth-century fan showing three images of the first hydrogen balloon, flown by J. A. C. Charles and M. N. Robert... »
From: Enfilade

Oxford Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy

31 Jan 2017
Oxford Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy: Philosophy of/and Education Mon 13-Tues 14 March, 2017 Mansfield College Oxford,... »

Introductory Works

31 Jan 2017
Last updated: 11:16, Tue 31 Jan 2017 by Beat Kumin »

Introductory Works

31 Jan 2017
Last updated: 11:16, Tue 31 Jan 2017 by Beat Kumin »

Book Note: Stewart Kenneth Moore's Graphic Novel of Macbeth

31 Jan 2017
Moore, Stewart Kenneth, illus. The Tragedie of Macbeth by William Shakespeare: A Graphic Novel by Stewart Kenneth Moore based... »
From: Bardfilm

The many faces of George III’s wife, Queen Charlotte

31 Jan 2017
With so much interest in the Royal Collection’s Georgian Papers Project,  we thought we would examine some... »

Salem Interiors, 1896

31 Jan 2017
I came across a book I had never seen before the other day at the wonderful Digital Library for the Decorative Arts... »

CFP: The Room Where It Happens: On the Agency of Interior Spaces

31 Jan 2017
The call for papers for the conference entitled “The Room Where It Happens: On the Agency of Interior Spaces”... »

“The Road to Concord” Runs through Lancaster, 6 Feb.

31 Jan 2017
Soon after the “Powder Alarm” of 2 September 1774, Massachusetts towns began to look into their military resources.... »
From: Boston 1775

Slavery Advertisements Published January 31, 1767

31 Jan 2017
These advertisements appeared in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today.  Daily updates also available on... »

January 31

31 Jan 2017
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (January 31, 1767).“Good... »

“What manner o’thing is your crocodile?”: February 2017

31 Jan 2017
Welcome to February’s crocodile mystery! Here’s a close-up view of something from the vault: What item is it... »

Epistolary connections: Matthias Bernegger

31 Jan 2017
When the nineteen-year-old Austrian-born Matthias Bernegger embarked upon his studies in Strasbourg, he developed a... »

Why I blog

31 Jan 2017
I’ve been thinking lately about why I originally set up this blog, and why, more than three years later, I continue... »

Paul Monod, ‘Voltaire and the Jacobites, 1722-1733’

31 Jan 2017
The next Besterman Enlightenment Workshop will be held on Monday, 6 February 2017 (Fourth Week), at 5 p.m., at the Voltaire... »
From: RECSO

The complicated braid of alchemical thought and practise

31 Jan 2017
A few years ago now, when I got into alchemy, the more I read, the more confused I got. At first it seemed fairly simple,... »
From: distillatio

The Two Noble Kinsmen (RSC) @ The Swan Theatre

31 Jan 2017
Just over a decade since I saw the RSC’s Canterbury Tales company offer a fascinating script-in-hand staging of The... »

Special Issue: “Imaginary Matters: Realizing the Imagination in Early Modern Iberian Culture” BSS 2016, #7-8

31 Jan 2017
Special Issue: “Imaginary Matters: Realizing the Imagination in Early Modern Iberian Culture,” Bulletin of Spanish... »

JCC Threats

31 Jan 2017
If you are able, you might consider donating to your local Jewish Community Center. This month, JCCs across the country have... »
From: Siris

The Mystery of Lady Macclesfield

1 Feb 2017
It's my pleasure to welcome Jacqui Reiter, author of the brand new release, The Late Lord, to the salon, for... »

Haunting, Horrible Hunger: Food for Fright – Call For Papers

1 Feb 2017
Haunting, Horrible Hunger: Food for Fright Special edition of Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis [A]nd... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

European Splendour 1500–1800 Exhibition @ Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

1 Feb 2017
European Splendour 1500–1800 Exhibition Until 26 February 2017 Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa More info: https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/visit/whats-on/exhibitions/nga-toi-arts-te-papa/european-splendour-1500-1800/exhibition... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

University of Adelaide: PhD Scholarship in Early Modern English History of Law and Emotions – Call For Applications

1 Feb 2017
Early Modern English History of Law and Emotions Applications are invited for a scholarship leading to the degree of PhD... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

One-Sided Wars

1 Feb 2017
An interesting passage from Mary Beard's SPQR:There were two particularly significant conflicts in Italy in this period.... »
From: Siris
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