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Post Archives for March 2017

Women in Alchemy

1 Mar 2017
Antonio Neri, 1598-1600, MS Ferguson 67, f. 25r. It is certain that women have participated in the practice of alchemy... »
From: Conciatore

Exhibition | Volcanoes

1 Mar 2017
Sir William Hamilton’s volcano archive includes paintings he commissioned (Oxford: Bodleian). ◊  ◊ ... »
From: Enfilade

Chatham and/or Medway

1 Mar 2017
Dutch television made a rather nice program on the succesfull attack in 1667 on the English fleet during the second Dutch-Anglo... »

The Scottish Enlightenment four stages theory: a (re-)introduction

1 Mar 2017
There are few paradigms more tightly connected with the Scottish Enlightenment than the four stages theory. Yet it arguably... »

6th March

1 Mar 2017
Come along to the Westmere Seminar Room at 4pm to hear TWO research presentation sessions from second-year PhD students!... »

Alice Thornton (1627-1707)

1 Mar 2017
For Women’s History Month 2017: Alice Thornton was a seventeenth-century Yorkshire gentlewoman who wrote extensive... »

Appel à communication : « Interpréter l’Histoire dans les arts décoratifs au XVIIIe siècle » (Paris, 15 juin 2017)

1 Mar 2017
Anonyme (France), Diane et Endymion, 1772-1773, tabatière en or, écailles de tortue et ivoire, 3,2 ×... »

Appel à contributions: « Autoportraits en costumes : jeux d’identifications multiples » (Nantes, 24 novembre 2017)

1 Mar 2017
Appel à contribution Workshop international : « Autoportraits en costumes : jeux d’identifications... »

The American Revolution Reborn

1 Mar 2017
Book review: The American Revolution Reborn, edited by Patrick Spero and Michael Zuckerman (University of Pennsylvania Press,... »

Journées d’étude: « Faire entendre le spectaculaire dans l’ancien compté de Hainaut », 16-17 mars

1 Mar 2017
Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) Collège Mercier, salle Jean Ladrière Place cardinal Mercier,... »

Fontainebleau, Festival de l’Histoire de l’Art (appel à bénévolat)

1 Mar 2017
H/F BÉNÉVOLE CHARGÉ DE MÉDIATION Notre association Les Amis du Festival de l’Histoire de... »

Greenwich Hill or Holyday Gambols, 1770's

1 Mar 2017
Greenwich Hill or Holyday Gambols, William Humphrey, 1770's, British Museum.The British Museum dates this piece to between... »

Book Giveaway: Rashauna Johnson’s Slavery’s Metropolis

1 Mar 2017
Johnson, Rashauna. Slavery’s Metropolis: Unfree Labor in New Orleans during the Age of Revolutions. Cambridge. Cambridge University... »

Lent I

1 Mar 2017
And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, "Father, I thank thee that thou has heard me. I knew that thou hear me always, but... »
From: Siris

CFP: Retailing and Distribution in the Seventeenth Century

1 Mar 2017
The call for papers for the conference entitled “Retailing and Distribution in the Seventeenth Century” (due... »

Pancake Plasters

1 Mar 2017
Yesterday, as I am sure everyone is well aware, was Shrove Tuesday. A day when Facebook and Twitter feeds abound with people... »

The Armada of the Strait, 1581-1584: Disastrous beginnings of an ill-fated enterprise

1 Mar 2017
The latest Hakluyt Society publication, The Struggle for the South Atlantic: The Armada of the Strait, 1581-84,... »
From: Richard who?

This Year’s Saturday Night Massacre

1 Mar 2017
This Saturday, 4 March, the Bostonian Society will host a full day of events in honor of the 247th anniversary of the Boston... »
From: Boston 1775

March 1

1 Mar 2017
GUEST CURATOR: Samuel Birney What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette... »

The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice: 2 Million Hits!

1 Mar 2017
I was working on a blog post the other day when I saw the counter on my site reach 2 million hits. I had to blink twice.... »

Finding Shakespeare Blog Round-up: February 2017

1 Mar 2017
Take a look at the latest blog posts from the collections team at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Waitangi Day: Shakespeare’s... »

Allie Jue ’20 named Lenfest Summer Scholar

1 Mar 2017
Allie Jue, ’20, has been named a Lenfest Summer Scholar for 2017 and will work with Hank Dobin on the Timeline. ... »

March of…….

1 Mar 2017
I’m interested in the concepts and visualizations of march or marching on this first day of March, 2017... »

The History and Future of Reading

1 Mar 2017
This is a provisional description of a graduate course I’ll offer in the Department of English in Spring 2018. For... »

CFP: Devotional Writing in Print and Manuscript

1 Mar 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘Devotional Writing in Print and Manuscript in Early Modern England, 1558-1700’  University... »

Picture of the Week #433

1 Mar 2017
Private dining area at Palmer’s Farmhouse at Mary Arden’s Farm. Photo May 2015. If I remember correctly, this... »

Carrott Puff.

1 Mar 2017
Carrot pudding was one our early experiments in this project, and it’s a recipe that we consistently mention when asked... »

A “prity one”: Frances Wolfreston’s copy of Thomas Heywood’s The English Traveller (1633)

1 Mar 2017
The early modern reader Frances Wolfreston (1607-1677) has attracted a considerable amount of attention from scholars in... »
From: Vade Mecum

Like Taking the Light from the Eye

1 Mar 2017
The solitary man is not the man of nature....Nature has bestowed on man no particular instinct, but she has given him reason... »
From: Siris

Spenser, Poetry and Performance, 12-13 June 2017

1 Mar 2017
Dr Jane Grogan of UCD is co-organising this exploratory research event, which takes place on 12–13 June at Shakespeare’s... »

Špilberk Castle – Prisoners, Empresses and Legendary Noblemen

2 Mar 2017
I'm delighted to welcome Julia Meister, who is your guide to Spilberk Castle!---oOo--- The Czech Republic is a wonderful... »

CEMS Postgraduate Conference 2017: Living Well and Dying Well in the Early Modern World – Call For Papers

2 Mar 2017
The CEMS Postgraduate Conference 2017: Living Well and Dying Well in the Early Modern World Centre for Early Modern Studies,... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Ex Nihilo: A “Zero Conference” on Research in the Religious Fields – Call For Papers

2 Mar 2017
European Academy of Religion 2017 Ex Nihilo: A “Zero Conference” on Research in the Religious Fields Bologna... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Things I saw today

2 Mar 2017
Lee Skallerup Bessette talks about getting rid of old books (and face it, most of us need to reconsider what's on our shelves).... »

Vintage School World Map Chart

2 Mar 2017
Aid learning and inspire a lifetime of interest in the far flung corners of the world with our impressive vintage large world... »

Herbal History Research Network: A recipe for collaboration

2 Mar 2017
Anne Stobart outlines the history of the Herbal History Research Network. Need for herbal history research Historical... »

In the Name of the Family: Sarah Dunant, Lucrezia Borgia and Niccolo Machiavelli

2 Mar 2017
The long wait for the sequel to Blood and Beauty is finally over, and oh my goodness, the wait was worth it.  In the... »

Research Lunch | Isabelle Baudino on Samuel Wale’s Book Illustrations

2 Mar 2017
From the Paul Mellon Centre: Isabelle Baudino, Samuel Wale’s Book Illustrations:Designing Historical Panoramas in Georgian... »
From: Enfilade

Rare Book School Offerings

2 Mar 2017
Rare Book School offers five-day, intensive courses in several locations focused on the history of manuscript, print, and... »
From: Enfilade

Call for Papers | CAA in Los Angeles, 2018

2 Mar 2017
From CAA News (27 February 2017) . . . 106th Annual Conference of the College Art AssociationLos Angeles, 21–24 February... »
From: Enfilade

New Book | Gardens of Court and Country: English Design, 1630–173

2 Mar 2017
From Yale UP: David Jacques, Gardens of Court and Country: English Design, 1630–1730 (London: Paul Mellon Centre for... »
From: Enfilade

A manuscript possibly from St Frideswide’s, Oxford

2 Mar 2017
The problem with finishing is that you never really do finish. You produce your text, replete with footnotes — and... »

Miscellanies, a Disappearing Poet and a Metaphysical Jester

2 Mar 2017
When does a commonplace book become a miscellany? When does a miscellany become a text book and when is John Donne not a... »
From: SCEMS

Must See! Massive New American Revolution Museum at Yorktown Opens March 2017

2 Mar 2017
Mark your calendars! The grand opening celebration of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is March 23-April 4, 2017,... »
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