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Post Archives for February 2018

Placing Historical Recipes in Fiction: The Lady of the Tower

1 Feb 2018
By Elizabeth St.John Sir Walter Raleigh and Mr. Ruthven being prisoners in the Tower, and addicting themselves to chemistry,... »

New Book | The Challenge of the Sublime

1 Feb 2018
From Manchester UP: Hélène Ibata, The Challenge of the Sublime: From Burke’s Philosophical Enquiry to... »
From: Enfilade

The White Cockade: a Jacobite tale

1 Feb 2018
O he’s a ranting, roving lad, He is a brisk an’ a bonny lad, Betide what may, I will be wed, And follow the boy... »

Sade: a national treasure?

1 Feb 2018
What do Ian McKellen and the Marquis de Sade have in common? They’re both national treasures in their respective countries.... »

The Route is by Way of Winnisimmet: Chelsea and the Refugees

1 Feb 2018
It was August 1775 and Belcher Noyes, worried about his son Nathaniel, was writing to him from Boston for a third time. “My... »

Finding Shakespeare Blog Round-up: January 2018

1 Feb 2018
Take a look at the latest blog posts from the collections team at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Shakespeare and Medicine:... »

February Blogroll: Book Visions Edition

1 Feb 2018
¶ Dear readers, ¶ As I look forward to all the new projects and possibilities that 2018 holds, one of the big things... »

An enormous concretion

1 Feb 2018
At a meeting of the Pathological Society of London in 1855, members were shown a specimen that might have been better suited... »

EED&PN Postgraduate and Early Career Symposium, 23 March 2018, University of Sheffield

1 Feb 2018
Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at the University of Sheffield For the third year running, the Early English Drama & Performance... »

Performance and its Urban Context, Medieval English Theatre Meeting, 24 March 2018, University of Sheffield

1 Feb 2018
This year the Medieval English Theatre Meeting on Performance and its Urban Context will take place on Saturday,... »

“The Liberty Song” with a “Set of Notes”

1 Feb 2018
Last month I wrote a few postings about “The Liberty Song” appearing in 1768 and quickly becoming popular among... »
From: Boston 1775

Capital Oversight

1 Feb 2018
Hobbes, but why, or on what principle, I never could understand, was not murdered. This was a capital oversight of the professional... »
From: Siris

Performing words #3: thus and thus

1 Feb 2018
This post makes available Andy Kesson’s paper for Miranda Fay Thomas and Evelyn Tribble’s Shakespeare Association... »

Reviews in the AHR, June 2017

1 Feb 2018
The American Historical Review 122/3 (2017); Mercedes Camino reviews Allyson M. Poska, Gendered Crossings: Women and Migration... »

Slavery Advertisements Published February 1, 1768

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

February 1

1 Feb 2018
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (February 1, 1768).“BRUSHES... »

18: The Year of Macbeth

1 Feb 2018
Anne-Marie Duff and Rory Kinnear in the National Theatre’s Macbeth Macbeth is known as Shakespeare’s unluckiest... »

No Newes is Good Newes

1 Feb 2018
Events An Evening with Charles Spencer- as he talks about and reads from his latest book To Catch A King. Tuesday 13th February... »

Everything Old is New Again

1 Feb 2018
The call for plays for Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries says that we are looking for plays that are inspired by or... »

PRE-ORDER! Spring Historic Shoes!

1 Feb 2018
Ladies, it's time. It's February 1st. We promised you a pre-order and a pre-order you shall have!We have four fresh new styles... »

Séminaire d’IMAGO (Association de recherche en cultures visuelles) : « REGARDS » (Paris, 7 février 2018)

1 Feb 2018
Deuxième séance du séminaire de recherche 2018 d’IMAGO, association de recherche en cultures visuelles,... »

Conférence : « Umdenken vor dem Aufbruch: Das Projekt für die Vollendung des Louvre während der letzten Tage Berninis in Paris » (Erlangen, 5 février 2018)

1 Feb 2018
Conférence : « Umdenken vor dem Aufbruch: Das Projekt für die Vollendung des Louvre während der letzten... »

Voyages Extraordinaires #22: L'École des Robinsons

1 Feb 2018
"An island to sell, for cash, to the highest bidder!" said Dean Felporg, the auctioneer, standing behind his rostrum in the... »
From: Siris

Seafaring: Early Medieval Studies on the Islands of the North Atlantic transformative networks, skills, theories, and methods for the future of the field – Call for Papers

1 Feb 2018
Seafaring: Early Medieval Studies on the Islands of the North Atlantic transformative networks, skills, theories, and methods... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Mockingbird: Using Theatre to Promote Awareness about Postnatal Psychosis

1 Feb 2018
By Diana Jefferies, Western Sydney University Mockingbird: A Black Comedy about Motherhood and Mental HealthThe fourteenth-century... »

One Giant Leap Socks

2 Feb 2018
Show off your love for all things galactic and follow in the footsteps of your favourite space explorer with these One Giant... »

Vintage London Pencil Set in Tin

2 Feb 2018
Brighten up any stationery collection with this set of 10 vintage design pencils, decorated with images of some of London's... »

Captain Cat's Mor Seasoning

2 Feb 2018
Inspired by Captain Cat's dreams of tempestuous mermaids, salt incrusted decks, exotic citrus flavours from distant shores... »

Vintage London Magnet Set

2 Feb 2018
Travel to the city of Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and double decker buses with these 24 charming London magnets - a great... »

Zero Degrees Baseball Cap

2 Feb 2018
The Prime Meridian of the World at Greenwich is longitude 00º 00’ 00”, zero degrees. Our fully adjustable... »

Constellation Socks

2 Feb 2018
Add some cosmic colour to your sock drawer with these fun Constellation socks.  They show a map of some of the most... »

“I put your letter into his hands . . . “

2 Feb 2018
For this post I am opting out of my mission of bringing readers the words of women from the American Revolution and the early... »

Glass in Early America

2 Feb 2018
Note: This is an abbreviated version of a piece appearing in the Autumn/Winter 2016 issue of the NAGC Bulletin. Many thanks... »
From: Conciatore

Call for Papers | SAHGB Architectural History Workshop, 2018

2 Feb 2018
Call for Participation from SAHGB: The Society of Architectural Historians of Great BritainWorkshop for Doctoral Students... »
From: Enfilade

Exhibition | First Academies: Benjamin West

2 Feb 2018
Benjamin West, Death on the Pale Horse, 1817, oil on canvas, 447 × 765 cm(Philadelphia: PAFA, 1836.1) ◊  ◊ ... »
From: Enfilade

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

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

18C Women in Business - Historiography of Women's Economic Roles in Early America

2 Feb 2018
A Woman Shopkeeper of the 1790s, by an Unknown Artist.Everything indicates that, should need arise, there was nothing in... »

CFP: Charles Macklin and the Making of Georgian Theatre

2 Feb 2018
A conference entitled ‘Charles Macklin and the Making of Georgian Theatre’ will take place at the Notre Dame... »

Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom

2 Feb 2018
Book Review: Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom by Russell Shorto (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2017)... »

Re: Periodisations, borders

2 Feb 2018
This University of Warwick job add has:  Quote:postdoctoral Research Fellow as part of the ERC-funded Starting Investigator... »

Onuf and Gordon-Reed in Cambridge, 6 Feb.

2 Feb 2018
On Tuesday, 6 February, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, founded in 1780 by John Adams, the Rev. Samuel Cooper,... »
From: Boston 1775

Slavery Advertisements Published February 2, 1768

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

Who wasn’t at Culloden?

2 Feb 2018
We get many people coming through the exhibition here at Culloden Battlefield & Visitor Centre asking where their clan... »
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