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Post Archives for October 2014

Byzantine Culture in Translation – Registration Closes 15 November

31 Oct 2014
Byzantine Culture in Translation Australian Association for Byzantine Studies 18th Biennial Conference University of Queensland... »

Nan Tuck, A Georgian Ghost

31 Oct 2014
It would simply not be right to let Halloween pass unmarked and just as my grandfather once terrified me with an entirely... »

Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions – Call For Applications

31 Oct 2014
Applications are invited for the position of Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE).... »

Witch’s Brew of Glass

31 Oct 2014
Glass pumpkin evocative of chalcedony glassCourtesy of  Smithsonian Museum store.In honor of Halloween, we will take... »
From: Conciatore

Fasting on Halloween? No Candy?

31 Oct 2014
What a scary thought!  Halloween as we know it now is a night for gathering candy and sweets, dressing up in ghoulish... »

A new chapter in the history of Shakespeare’s Celebrations

31 Oct 2014
I’ve spent much of the past year or so researching the history of the celebrations of Shakespeare’s birth in... »

Hope Springs Eternal--Even During Fall

31 Oct 2014
A journalist has noted that journalists just don't understand the Catholic Church and don't write about us honestly--in Time... »

“Almost Repellant” Monsters

31 Oct 2014
Odilon Redon, Smiling Spider, 1887, Courtesy British Museum Happy Halloween! Tonight I’ve been perusing through an... »

Hans Holbein and The Dance of Death

31 Oct 2014
For centuries, the short, gray days of November, heralds of winter, have prompted Christians to remember and honor their... »

New Book | Bertrand’s Toyshop in Bath: Luxury Retailing, 1685–1765

31 Oct 2014
From the flyer (via Oblong Creative) . . . Vanessa Brett, Bertrand’s Toyshop in Bath: Luxury Retailing, 1685–1765 (Wetherby:... »
From: Enfilade

Exhibition | Out of the Ordinary: Living with Chinese Export Porcelain

31 Oct 2014
From Jorge Welsh: Out of the Ordinary: Living with Chinese Export Porcelain Jorge Welsh, London, 1–8 November 2014 Jorge... »
From: Enfilade

Trick or Treat? Halloween with the Collections Team

31 Oct 2014
Volunteers, Helen and Victoria, are currently undertaking an audit of the museum collection stored at the Shakespeare Centre.... »

Colloque annuel de l’ASHHA 2014 : « Histoire de l’art et conservation des monuments historiques. Perspectives de formation – champs pratiques »

31 Oct 2014
Colloque annuel de l’Association suisse des historiens et historiennes de l’art (ASHHA) en collaboration avec le Département... »

Bunkers Hill, or America’s Head Dress, 1776

31 Oct 2014
Matthew Darly, Bunkers Hill or America’s Head Dress, 1776. Caricatures such as this were a common feature of British... »

Welcome to The Junto‘s Newest Member

31 Oct 2014
We are very happy to announce the second of two most recent additions to The Junto, Jessica Parr. »
From: The Junto

Top 10 Articles of October 2014

31 Oct 2014
First and foremost, thank you for making October 2014 our best traffic month ever. More than 94,000 visits by 55,000 unique... »

“Who Are Those Guys?”: The Burning of the Covenants in 1682

31 Oct 2014
In January 1682, the privy council did something strange. They ordered documents to be executed. The documents in question... »

Conférence : « Pourquoi revenir aux choses ? » par Laurence Bertrand Dorléac (Paris, 19 novembre 2014)

31 Oct 2014
Les artistes sont parmi les premiers à prendre au sérieux les choses, non pas comme avant tout inférieures, mais douées... »

The Duke of Wellington’s Library and the Circulation of Military Knowledge

31 Oct 2014
A recent blog post by Dr. Huw J. Davies contemplates the Duke of Wellington’s understanding of military affairs. ... »

An Unconventional King and a fantastic story: An interview with Kathryn Warner

31 Oct 2014
Knowledge is a compellingly beautiful thing and by that I mean the kind possessed by the master of their trade, rather than... »

Resurrecting the Body Snatchers: The Halloween Edition

31 Oct 2014
I’ve written about body snatchers several times on this site, and each time, readers ask for more. Given that it’s Halloween,... »

The Evidence for Paine as a Staymaker

31 Oct 2014
As I discussed yesterday, a claim appeared on Wikipedia last month that Thomas Paine started out making stays for sailing... »
From: Boston 1775

Halloween Morning in Salem

31 Oct 2014
I am sorry to drag out this hackneyed phrase, but Halloween morning in Salem really is the calm before the storm. I’m... »

"Seabury" Edwardian Shoes - Pre-Order Now Open

31 Oct 2014
Thank you to everyone who participated in the "Seabury" Flash Sale on Facebook. That's over now, and it's time for our regular... »

Female Warriors and the Myth of the Amazons

31 Oct 2014
Female warriors certainly are media friendly, with numerous films, television series, video games, books, and comic books... »

Happy Halloween! Fun tips for dressing up in 18th-century fashion

31 Oct 2014
Bail, Franck-Antoine, Cutting the Pumpkin. 1910, oil on canvas. Private Collection. Bridgeman Education. Happy Halloween! What... »

Error of Imagination

31 Oct 2014
It can only be with an imagination that has exclusively given itself up to a scientific direction that we can have to do... »
From: Siris

Horror Poetry V: Henry Thomas Liddell, "The Vampire Bride"

31 Oct 2014
The Vampire Brideby Henry Thomas Liddell“I am come—I am come! once again from the tomb, In return for the ring which... »
From: Siris

Word, Zotero, Excel, Perl and back: online facsimiles and the digital research process in the humanities (with source code)

31 Oct 2014
At a recent conference on book history and digital humanities in Wolfenbüttel, I was struck by the very different places... »

Horror Poetry VI: H. P. Lovecraft, "Hallowe'en in a Suburb"

31 Oct 2014
Hallowe'en in a Suburbby H. P. LovecraftThe steeples are white in the wild moonlight, And the trees have a silver glare;Past... »
From: Siris

Thursday 31 October 1661

31 Oct 2014
This morning comes Prior of Brampton to me about the house he has to buy of me, but I was forced to be at the office all... »
From: Pepys' Diary

"His head was full of water": The Death of Charles II of Spain

1 Nov 2014
Charles II of Spain (aka, The Bewitched; Madrid, Spain, 6th November 1661 - Madrid, Spain, 1st November 1700)On this day,... »

Hoard of 17th century artefacts found at Rathfarnham Castle. VIDEO.

1 Nov 2014
http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/hoard-of-17th-century-artefacts-found-at-rathfarnham-castle-1.1982372 »
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