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Post Archives for February 2019

History, Identity Politics, and the “French Destiny”

6 Feb 2019
History and identity politics are intimately interwoven in modern French society. The history of the French Revolution and... »

Giovanni Bellini: Pieta revisited

6 Feb 2019
A few years ago a correspondent accused me of injecting my Christian beliefs and sensibilities into my interpretation of... »

February 6

6 Feb 2019
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Chronicle (February 7, 1769). “Those... »

SCSC Nov 2018: Chicago

6 Feb 2019
After the AHA, my shameful tour of conferences that have already passed continues with the Sixteenth Century Conference in... »

Interested in doing a PhD in Economic History?

6 Feb 2019
This blog’s most popular post of all time is my post from 2 years ago where I write about “Where can you study... »

Tuesday 6 February 1665/66

6 Feb 2019
Up, and to the office, where very busy all the morning. We met upon a report to the Duke of Yorke of the debts of the Navy,... »

CFP:  “Projects in Progress” Poster Session for Society of Architectural Historians 2019 Conference

6 Feb 2019
The call for proposals for the “Projects in Progress” Poster Session for the Society of Architectural Historians... »

Picture of the Week #534

7 Feb 2019
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester’s initials “RL” on the marble fireplace in Leicester’s Gatehouse... »

Hypothetical and Categorical Proposals of Arguments (Re-Post)

7 Feb 2019
(This is a re-post of a post from 2008.)Thomas Aquinas:Some have understood God to work in every agent in such a way that... »
From: Siris

Around the Table: Publisher Chat

7 Feb 2019
Welcome to the first Publisher Chat as part of our new series, Around the Table, in which I will occasionally be talking... »

The Humanist World of Voltaire’s Correspondence

7 Feb 2019
We know from reading Voltaire’s letters that he likes quoting – French literature in abundance, but also a fair... »

Portrait of 18C American Women

7 Feb 2019
1710 Unknown Artist. Lady of Ten Eyck Family »

Dispatches: The Podcast of the Journal of the American Revolution

7 Feb 2019
We are pleased to announce that the Journal of the American Revolution has launched a new podcast, Dispatches. Each... »

Money and Modernization in Early Modern England (forthcoming at the Financial History Review)

7 Feb 2019
In early modern England, coin supply increased a lot without prices responding proportionally: This contradicts the Quantity... »

A Careers Guide for the Eighteenth-century

7 Feb 2019
In 1761, Joseph Collyer developed a careers guide for parents including information about the requirements for being an apprentice.... »

Poem Retrospective VII

7 Feb 2019
An adaptation of part of Euripides' The Bacchae.EvoëMountained is my love,wearing holy fawn-skin,singing as he slays... »
From: Siris

“The fire was fast approaching the building”

7 Feb 2019
Returning to The Saga of the Brazen Head, I’ll share some Bostonians’ experiences of the Great Fire of 20 Mar... »
From: Boston 1775

Slavery Advertisements Published February 7, 1769

7 Feb 2019
The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era... »

Enquiries and Enslavement

7 Feb 2019
I’m in the process of teaching myself how to create digital maps with layers of history so I can visualize different... »

Magical Thoughts: The Making of Spellbound

7 Feb 2019
Our exhibition Spellbound: Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, led by Sophie Page... »
From: Inner Lives

Avanpost in the UK

7 Feb 2019
If you liked the look of the Avanpost TYW 28mms then this company are now agents for them.  »

February 7

7 Feb 2019
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Subscriptions are taken … by S. Hall... »

Print Culture on the MA

7 Feb 2019
One of the pleasures of working at Lancaster has been putting together a new MA module on the early modern world. It is... »

Colloquium at NYU, Feb 19: “Linguistic Heresies”

7 Feb 2019
The NYU Department of Spanish & Portuguese Presents: Linguistic Heresies: Race, Nation, and the Archive in the Ibero-Atlantic... »

Lorna Doone 150th events

7 Feb 2019
The popular novel is set in the West Country. Events here »

Wednesday 7 February 1665/66

7 Feb 2019
It being fast day I staid at home all day long to set things to rights in my chamber by taking out all my books, and putting... »

CFP:  Vectors of Change:  Emerging Challenges in the Study of the Built Environment (Society of Architectural Historians 2019 Conference Session)

7 Feb 2019
The call for papers for a new session to be held at the Society of Architectural Historians 2019 Conference and entitled... »

Some 17th Century Playing Cards. Kitchen Education.

8 Feb 2019
Playing Cards By London printer Joseph Moxon in 1677. »

Evening Note for Thursday, February 7

8 Feb 2019
Thought for the Evening: Doxastic SynousiaWhen people speak of support for beliefs, they often are thinking in particular... »
From: Siris

Weights and Measures

8 Feb 2019
Ford Madox Brown,  The Manchester Murals: "The Proclamation Regarding Weights and Measures, 1556."In his book L'Arte... »
From: Conciatore

Blanton Museum Acquires Major Spanish Colonial Art Collection

8 Feb 2019
Unknown artist, Rest in the Flight into Egypt, Bolivia, 18th century, oil on canvas (Blanton Museum of Art, The University... »
From: Enfilade

The first caesarean in Ireland

8 Feb 2019
Caesarean section is now the most commonly performed major operation in many parts of the world. A study published in The... »

Poem Retrospective VIII

8 Feb 2019
MelancholiaThe garden hidden off the waywas glistening in the dewy dayas sun, new-wakened, rose to playin blue, unburdened... »
From: Siris

“The Fury of the flames is beyond Conception”

8 Feb 2019
I’ve been looking for personal accounts of fleeing or fighting the great Boston fire of 1760, which started in the... »
From: Boston 1775

Slavery Advertisements Published February 8, 1769

8 Feb 2019
The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era... »

“Time for Another Kent State”? Politician Targets Campuses for Violence

8 Feb 2019
Politicians are targeting university campuses for repressive violence. In 2017, Dan Adamini (Republican), Secretary of the... »

The Updated AOR Viewer is Now Live

8 Feb 2019
Happy Fri-Dee, everyone. After much transcribing, tinkering, and typing, we’re happy to unveil the fully-updated Archaeology... »

Jane Austen Summer Program 2019

8 Feb 2019
Jane Austen Summer Program 2019 The award-winning Jane Austen Summer Program is excited to announce its 2019 symposium,... »

February 8

8 Feb 2019
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (February 8, 1769). “WRITING... »

Eric Hobsbawm-A Life in History-Richard J. Evans in conversation with Martin Jacques and Donald Sassoon

8 Feb 2019
To mark the publication of Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History (Little, Brown) by Richard J. Evans, the Department of History,... »

Femme Sole Status: A Failed Feminist Dream?

8 Feb 2019
  Posted by Sara M. Butler; 8 February 2019. When reading over an anonymous reviewer’s comments on a manuscript... »

Appel à candidatures : Bourse Focillon 2019

8 Feb 2019
Appel à candidatures : Bourse Focillon 2019 Après avoir été longtemps financée par le... »

Renaissance History and Franco-Italian Quarrels

8 Feb 2019
French President Emmanuel Macron has recalled the French Ambassador to Italy, in response to the Italian government’s... »

Appel à candidatures : Bourses annuelles au Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art, Paris 2019/2020 : Les arts et les nouveaux médias (XXe–XXIe siècle)

8 Feb 2019
Appel à candidatures : Bourses annuelles au Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art, Paris 2019/2020 : Les... »

Thursday 8 February 1665/66

8 Feb 2019
Up, and all the morning at the office. At noon to the ‘Change, expecting to have received from Mr. Houbland, as he... »

Dashed Off III

9 Feb 2019
To think of the finite is nothing special; to think of the finite qua finite requires the idea of the infinite.Every 'ontological... »
From: Siris

CFP:  Architecture for Art:  Spaces for Exhibiting

9 Feb 2019
The call for papers for the conference entitled “Architecture for Art:  Spaces for Exhibiting” (due 1 Mar,... »

Art Markets: An Integrated Perspective

9 Feb 2019
From the program’s website: Art Markets: An Integrated Perspective International Thematic School Lyon, 24–28... »
From: Enfilade

Portrait of 18C American Women

9 Feb 2019
1749-52 John Wollaston. 1733-1767 Portrait of a Woman. Art Institute of Chicago »

“Soon after the fire broke out, he caused his wind to blow”

9 Feb 2019
Given Boston’s religious heritage, the Great Fire of 1760 naturally caused people to ask what God meant by it. On... »
From: Boston 1775
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