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Post Archives for December 2013

Henrietta Knight

4 Dec 2013
Henrietta Knight was a clever, spirited girl, in character very much like her mother… and therein lay the problem. This... »

The scholarly book market before and after the Thirty Years War: Seminar on the History of the Book

4 Dec 2013
Ian Maclean’s presentation to the History of the Book seminar on 8 November 2013 developed the themes of his 2012 book,... »
From: The Conveyor

A Festive Food

4 Dec 2013
As advent is underway I thought I would enjoy a brief excursion and write about something seasonal. Every year as the Christmas... »

William Shakespeare & Others: Book Review

4 Dec 2013
A review by Darren Freebury-Jones. The first thing that strikes me about this edition is the duplicitous title: William... »

Corpse

4 Dec 2013
A beautiful piece of writing by Zadie Smith on the corpse…and, on page 2, corpsification: What is a corpse? It’s... »

CFP: The Three Estates International Symposium

4 Dec 2013
“We are inviting proposals for short papers of 20 minutes length on any aspect of Lyndsay’s ‘Satire of the Three... »

Advent Calendar – Day Four

4 Dec 2013
Ball gown, House of Paquin, 1895. Photo: Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute, New York. I’m partially regretting... »

Ellie Kurttz – 2000 onwards

4 Dec 2013
This blog series has been written by Ian Dickinson, a professional photographer with some fascinating insights on the photographers... »

Murder of a Declaration Signer (Part 1)

4 Dec 2013
George Wythe, signer of the Declaration of Independence. Source: NY Public Library George Wythe was about the last person... »

Lund 1676

4 Dec 2013
 Today is the anniversary of this Scanian war battle. Anyone out there wargame the Scanian war? »

Discussing Leadership at Bunker Hill at Cambridge Forum, 11 Dec.

4 Dec 2013
Next Wednesday, 11 December, Cambridge Forum will welcome Nathaniel Philbrick, author of Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a... »
From: Boston 1775

Madame Récamier

4 Dec 2013
Madame Récamier, Gérard, 1805. Photo: Melanie Clegg/Musée Carnavalet. The gorgeous brunette Jeanne-Françoise Julie Adélaïde... »

Gruyere Cheese & Space Fiction – ‘King Lear’, 1955

4 Dec 2013
‘Shakespeare-by-Design’ Project – 7th  Update As the ‘Shakespeare-by-Design’ project speeds towards its end on... »

The Historical Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers, And Other Period Goodies

4 Dec 2013
It's that time again! Time for this year's compilation of all the best historical gifts to give to your friends, your loved... »

15th and 16th Century Printer’s Marks Display at the QE II

4 Dec 2013
There was a display during the Fall Semester of Printer’s Marks, in the First Space Gallery of the QE II Library at... »

Line, Line, Everywhere a Line

4 Dec 2013
By Lisa Vandenbossche In August I took over a project that Esther Arnold, a recent PhD recipient in the English Department,... »

Fire, meet Night Robe

4 Dec 2013
What happens when muslin night robes hazarded too close to the fireplace? Humor, apparently. »

An account of the fire which happened at Chatham

4 Dec 2013
Author: Jefferys, William. Title: An account of the fire which happened at Chatham, on the 30th June, 1800 : the money... »

To save higher education, click here

4 Dec 2013
Last month (November 2013) the Faculty of Arts issued a report on “Post-Secondary Education in the Digital Age.”... »

Book Review: Shakespeare’s Restless World, by Neil MacGregor

4 Dec 2013
Today, modern Americans bring our anxieties about war, religion, race, the economy, and politics with us when we go to see... »

CFP Journal Special Issue: The Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2014 season

4 Dec 2013
“This special edition of a forthcoming issue of Shakespeare will focus on the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2014... »

Book Chapters on Habsburg Women

4 Dec 2013
Anne J. Cruz and Maria Galli Stampino, eds, Early Modern Habsburg Women: Transnational Contexts, Cultural Conflicts, Dynastic... »

Picture of the Week #257

4 Dec 2013
The Queen’s House at the Tower of London. Photo June 2000. »

Sonnet for Advent 5: Sonnet 14

4 Dec 2013
www.universetoday.com A bright particular star plays an important part in the Christmas story. It leads the Magi to Bethlehem... »

Ocean as (Hyper-) Object

4 Dec 2013
Who’s hiding behind what? I’ve just finished Tim Morton’s Hyperobjects, a great, creative, and stimulating... »
From: The Bookfish

A special exhibition at Malmaison on Josephine and Napoleon’s house reveals a treasure trove of information

4 Dec 2013
I just this moment sent off the first draft of The Game of Love, the current working title of my first young adult novel... »

Art Gallery of NSW - Two Exhibitions of Interest in 2014

5 Dec 2013
A couple of exhibitions on show in 2014 at the Art Gallery of NSW may interest members:The Lost Prince and the Winter QueenRoyal... »

Titus Andronicus (New Theatre) @ The New Theatre, Nottingham

5 Dec 2013
I’ve spent much of the last week sticking up post-it notes on posters for the New Theatre’s production of Titus... »

Conference: Persistent Spaces: Politics, Aesthetics and Topography in the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century City (Graduate Conference)

5 Dec 2013
Information on the graduate conference entitled “Persistent Spaces:  Politics, Aesthetics and Topography in the Eighteenth-... »

Weekly Update: Coming Up in Medieval and Early Modern Studies

5 Dec 2013
Calls for Papers Crowns and Colonies: Monarchies and Colonial Empires 11-13 June 2014 Department of History, University... »

The New Old Revolutionaries

5 Dec 2013
Continuing our roundtable on "The Legacy of Pauline Maier," Sara Georgini reconsiders Maier's second book, "The Old Revolutionaries." ... »
From: The Junto

Shakespeare and the two William Jaggards

5 Dec 2013
The Pavier Quarto of King Lear William Jaggard is well known as the printer of Shakespeare’s First Folio, along with... »

Of Dirty Books and Bread

5 Dec 2013
By Anke Timmermann There are certain things that even the most innocent manuscript scholar cannot avoid, among them dirty... »

St. John Almond on the Son Rise Morning Show

5 Dec 2013
I'll be on the Son Rise Morning Show today at about 7:45 a.m. Eastern/6:45 a.m. Central to talk about today's English Martyr,... »

New Book | Placing Faces: The Portrait and the English Country House

5 Dec 2013
From Manchester UP: Gill Perry, Kate Retford and Jordan Vibert, eds., Placing Faces: The Portrait and the English Country... »
From: Enfilade

Cold Water and Living Documents

5 Dec 2013
Roy Rogers explores the importance and impact of Pauline Maier's "American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence."... »
From: The Junto

Advent Calendar – Day Five

5 Dec 2013
Robe à la Française, French, 1770-5. Photo: Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute, New York. There’s been... »

Navigating Open Access

5 Dec 2013
In 2009, between studying for my Master’s and Ph.D., I was lucky enough to spend July at the National Maritime Museum... »

Guest Post: The Tudor Court on Progress

5 Dec 2013
I’m delighted to be hosting Day 5 of the In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn Virtual Book Tour with this guest post from... »

Murder of a Declaration Signer (Part 2)

5 Dec 2013
THE TRIAL THAT GRIPPED THE NEW NATION In John Trumbull’s “The Declaration of Independence,” George Wythe... »

A Poem Draft

5 Dec 2013
SaltationDance with me, lovely!The wind in the treeis raising the leavesin a fine melody.The moon's in its risingand life's... »
From: Siris

Schwedisch-Brandenburgischer Krieg

5 Dec 2013
Let's not forget this war that is from the same timeperiod. Wikicaption  brandenburgischer Soldat und Schallmeienpfeiffer... »

Shakespeare’s World in 100 objects: Number 90, Horn Corns

5 Dec 2013
This post was written by Jamie Weisz, a third year undergraduate student in History at the University of Birmingham, following... »

“our farme is sold”

5 Dec 2013
Another woman who found herself in a position similar to Grace Growden Galloway’s (see previous post) was Phebe Fowler... »

Nothing new under the sun

5 Dec 2013
We all know it’s fashionable for chefs to take inspiration from old recipes, but I’m sure we don’t always... »

My Favorite Georgians

5 Dec 2013
The public presentation of history is often driven by anniversaries, and Britain is just beginning a long Georgian moment... »

A Yuletide Celebration at Oxburgh Hall

5 Dec 2013
I received a lovely email from the folks at the National Trust for Oxburgh Hall, one of the finest existing examples of Tudor... »

“Kidnapping the Enemy” in Newport, 12 Dec.

5 Dec 2013
Next Thursday, 12 December, the Newport Historical Society will host author Christian McBurney’s first lecture about his... »
From: Boston 1775

Special Delivery

5 Dec 2013
The package arrived and I knew what it was. I had been waiting 35 years for this, so I left it on the table and kept looking... »
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