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Post Archives for January 2018

What Goes Around Comes Around

1 Jan 2018
The German city of Ulm in the 16th centuryGeorg Braun, Franz Hogenberg 1570-78(Click image to enlarge.)In the spring and... »
From: Conciatore

Inches or centimeters?

1 Jan 2018
A New Year’s Resolution (the sort that I regularly make and rarely keep) . . . This object seems like a perfect way... »
From: Enfilade

A Poem Draft

1 Jan 2018
New Year's at Chico Hot SpringsThe metronome of time has ticked once more,A new year of hope has laid in store;May Love be... »
From: Siris

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

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

Mary Jemison, Indian Captive 1750s

1 Jan 2018
Mary Jemison captured by Native Americans from the 1856 printing of The Life of Mary Jemison, Deh-He-Wa-MisMary Jemison (Deh-he-wä-mis)... »

James Boissier This is object is an oak sculpture of St Peter...

1 Jan 2018
James Boissier This is object is an oak sculpture of St Peter holding a church and the keys of heaven, and is seen trampling... »

Blades in VA and NC – From Stones to Steel

1 Jan 2018
http://ehcnc.org/decorative-arts/historic-trades/blades-in-va-and-nc/ »

Gun Hammers vs. Buttonhole Cutters – a Primer By Jim Melchor and Tom Newbern

1 Jan 2018
http://ehcnc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Gun-Hammers.pdf »

January Blogroll: Best of 2017

1 Jan 2018
¶ Dear readers: ¶ I don’t think I have to tell you this was a bizarre year. Everything in public life... »

A New Year’s Greeting from Philip Freneau

1 Jan 2018
Philip Freneau (1752-1832) graduated from Princeton College in 1771, already in the habit of writing poetry. He tried teaching... »
From: Boston 1775

Slavery Advertisements Published January 1, 1768

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

January 1

1 Jan 2018
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (January 1, 1768).“Such... »

A week entombed in a snowdrift

1 Jan 2018
In a week that’s seen snow across much of Britain and record low temperatures in parts of the US, this story from the... »

My non-resolution resolutions

1 Jan 2018
I am always hesitant to pick real resolutions every year, because I am terrible at keeping them. Last year, I instead picked... »

The Publication of Frankenstein

1 Jan 2018
First of all, happy new year!This is a quick note to remind you wonderful folks that today marks the two hundredth anniversary... »

1st January 2018

1 Jan 2018
1st January 2018. The start of the year when my first book will be published.  And it came as something of a surprise... »

reading when the world crumbles

2 Jan 2018
This was not a good year for reading for me. I read a lot, but it was almost every time hard to settle on a book to read,... »

Exhibition | Fans of the Eighteenth Century

2 Jan 2018
T. Ballister (English publisher), Traveling Fan, 1788; paper, wood, bone or ivory, and metal; engraved with stippling; opaque... »
From: Enfilade

Edinburgh – cradle of the Scottish Enlightenment – hosts ISECS 2019… don’t miss out!

2 Jan 2018
Edinburgh Castle. Last summer’s ISECS Executive Committee meeting and conference left its mark on me. It took place... »

1640 Preface to the Bay Psalm Book

2 Jan 2018
Preface to the 1640 "Bay Psalm Book" Probably written by Richard MatherRichard Mather Born in Lancashire, England, 1596.... »

Protected: Anna McFarlane

2 Jan 2018
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2 Jan 2018
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Star Chamber Stories: Felons’ Labours

2 Jan 2018
Posted by Krista Kesselring; 2 January 2018. This is a story that begins in Southwark in the 1630s and ends, most likely,... »

Francis Wrigley, Philadelphia Journeyman

2 Jan 2018
Yesterday I shared the New Year’s greeting for 1783 that Philip Freneau composed specifically for Francis Wrigley to... »
From: Boston 1775

Slavery Advertisements Published January 2, 1768

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

January

2 Jan 2018
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (January 2, 1767).“Very... »

The Case Files

2 Jan 2018
The problem with using IDs in mysteries is we also attempt to make them easy to discover. Elisabeth Chaghafi got it in one:... »

Caretaking and Curating

2 Jan 2018
As frustrating as this past month has been with the prospect of Salem’s history being extracted by the relocation... »

The Notorious Traitor Gordon of Kinsture is Captured (Briefly) in 1684 #History #Scotland

2 Jan 2018
Alexander Gordon of Kinsture/Kilsture was one of the men behind the notorious Sanquhar Declaration of 1680. He also subscribed... »

A discussion of Phoebe’s aside in Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”; as just an early draft —

2 Jan 2018
So I should like to take this opportunity to suggest Wm Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” that is as you like... »

Cultures of Voting in Pre-Modern Europe

2 Jan 2018
I am happy to report that my latest publication has been released, just in time for the new year.  Happy 2018! My chapter... »

Borderlines XII: Sickness, Strife and Suffering – Call for Papers

2 Jan 2018
Queen’s university Belfast presents : Borderlines XXII : sickness, strife and suffering – 13-15th April 2018... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

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2 Jan 2018

Monday 2 January 1664/65

3 Jan 2018
Up, and it being a most fine, hard frost I walked a good way toward White Hall, and then being overtaken with Sir W. Pen’s... »

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for January 2018

3 Jan 2018
Pretty light round-up to start 2018, but as always that probably means I’m missing a bunch of things! Books Amy Licence’s... »

The Saint's Glassmaker Cousin

3 Jan 2018
Saint Philip Neri,  holding lilies, the symbol of Florenceattr. unknown,prob. after Giovanni Francesco Barbieri... »
From: Conciatore

Exhibition | Gainsborough’s Family Album

3 Jan 2018
Looking ahead to the fall with a reminder that paper proposals for the coordinated conference on Portraiture and Biography,... »
From: Enfilade

Amy BensleyThis coin is a half-crown made in Exeter 1644 during...

3 Jan 2018
Amy BensleyThis coin is a half-crown made in Exeter 1644 during the civil war. The reverse side of the coin shows an image... »

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

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

The Death of Cook, 1784, 1787-1788

3 Jan 2018
The Death of Cook, John Cleveley the Younger, 1784, collection unknown.Detail from The Death of Cook, John Cleveley the Younger,... »

Finding Shakespeare Blog Round-up: December 2017

3 Jan 2018
Take a look at the latest blog posts from the collections team at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Shakespeare in Romanian... »

When Was the British New Year Begin Before 1752?

3 Jan 2018
The earliest examples of a poetic address from colonial American newspaper carriers to their customers on New Year’s... »
From: Boston 1775

January 3

3 Jan 2018
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? South-Carolina and American General Gazette... »

16th and 17th century maps of Ireland online

3 Jan 2018
We are always keen to share information about other sources relating to the history of the Ulster Plantation which complement... »

James Nisbet’s Escapes in Nithsdale in July 1685 #History #Scotland

3 Jan 2018
Among the locations where the Covenanter James Nisbet narrowly escaped from government forces were two locations in Nithsdale,... »

Picture of the Week #477

3 Jan 2018
Windsor Castle, with St. George’s Chapel to the left and the famous Round Tower to the right of center. Photo May 2015.... »

New Book: Constable, “To Live Like a Moor.”

3 Jan 2018
Olivia Remie Constable, edited by Robin Vose, foreword by David Nirenberg, To Live Like a Moor: Christian Perceptions of... »

Administrative accountability in the later Middle Ages – Call for Papers

3 Jan 2018
CFP: Administrative accountability in the later Middle Ages: Records, procedures, and their societal impact, Bucharest, 16-17... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

17 - Costuming Year in Review

3 Jan 2018
Jane Austen Festival, 2017. Photo by Tony Tumbusch.It's that time - that year-end-year-beginning-blog-post time. This year... »
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