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Post Archives for April 2018

The Holy Grail Found in Lanarkshire #History #Scotland #KnightsTemplar

1 Apr 2018
The Knights Templar, the Holy Grail and Rosslyn Chapel are often linked together in legend and in Dan Brown’s The Da... »

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

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

Surrexit Christus!

1 Apr 2018
From: Siris

April 1

1 Apr 2018
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (April 1, 1768).“Good... »

The Myth of Dolley Madison and the Easter Egg Roll

1 Apr 2018
Many authors have written about Dolley Madison instituting the tradition of rolling eggs on the White House grounds on or... »
From: Boston 1775

April Blogroll: Desk Top Edition

1 Apr 2018
¶ Dear readers: ¶ One of the few things I felt I was certain of when I got my tenure-track job was that I would... »

Upcoming Books and Exhibitions for April 2018

1 Apr 2018
Books A number of books that have previously been released in the UK are coming out in the US this month, starting with Tudor... »

A Question Readers Often Ask: What’s next?

1 Apr 2018
Readers often ask, “What’s next?” The answer to that question depends on when the question is asked, of... »

What are you crushing on?

2 Apr 2018
I’ve become very fond of a podcast about Young Adult lit called Kidlit Drink Night. They always make me laugh and I... »

Sonnet for a Barber

2 Apr 2018
Possible portrait of Lodovico Domenichi,British Museum, inventory #1867,1012.650In honor of National Poetry Month in the... »
From: Conciatore

Locke Studies goes online

2 Apr 2018
Locke Studies makes Vols 14–16 freely accessible online We are pleased to announce that Vols 8, 9 and 14–16 of... »

Stephanie Wiles Named Director of the Yale Art Gallery

2 Apr 2018
Press release (28 March 2018) from Yale: Stephanie Wiles (Photo by Jon Reis Photography). Stephanie Wiles, currently the... »
From: Enfilade

Exhibition | Architecture et Pouvoir

2 Apr 2018
In 1903 Paul Tornow’s neo-Gothic portal for the Cathedral of Metz replaced the classical portal designed by Jacques-François... »
From: Enfilade

Exhibition | Blondel, Architecte des Lumières

2 Apr 2018
Opening next month in Metz: Blondel, Architecte des Lumières Galerie de l’Arsenal, Metz, 12 April — 13... »
From: Enfilade

Slide Carrs & Drag Carts.

2 Apr 2018
From some accounts the slide carr or drag cart was one of the earliest known forms of transport. These were certainly in... »

The Lost Gravestone of the Covenanter James Smith #History #Scotland

2 Apr 2018
Is this where a Covenanter was shot and buried in the Killing Times? In Simpson’s mid-nineteenth-century Traditions... »

The Jenny and Rose: Addendum

2 Apr 2018
This is an addendum to my series of posts on the Jenny and the Rose, part of my ongoing series Race, Revolt, and Piracy examining... »

Lesec, from Brave Mulato into Blackness?: Defection to France and Spanish Racial Regression

2 Apr 2018
This post is a part of our “Race and Revolution” series. By Charlton W. Yingling In May 1794, Governor Joaquín... »

Back Bay Easter

2 Apr 2018
We were a small party for Easter this year so we went to the St. Botolph Club in Boston for a buffet of oysters, salmon,... »

Book Note: Behowl the Moon

2 Apr 2018
Shakespeare, William and Erin Nelsen Parekh. Behowl the Moon: An Ageless Story from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.... »
From: Bardfilm

Then Wake Without a Sigh

2 Apr 2018
Easter Mondayby Christina RossettiOut in the rain a world is growing green,On half the trees quick buds are seenWhere glued-up... »
From: Siris

A Roman Amulet for Protection in Childbirth

2 Apr 2018
The Perceptions of Pregnancy blog, like the Researchers’ Network, aims to reach beyond boundaries and borders, and... »

April

2 Apr 2018
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (April 2, 1768).“Extending... »

Warren Funeral Commemoration at King’s Chapel, 5 Apr.

2 Apr 2018
On Thursday, 5 April, King’s Chapel will host a talk by Samuel A. Forman on “Dr. Joseph Warren and King’s... »
From: Boston 1775

#shax2018: Conversations & utopias in LA

2 Apr 2018
The Hotel Postmodernism Her small grey head peaked out of the swell about twenty feet away from us. The curve of her back... »
From: The Bookfish

Hutcheson's Constitutional Criteria

2 Apr 2018
'Tis obvious that when by any plan of policy these four advantages can be obtained, wisdom in discerning the fittest measures... »
From: Siris

Sketchbook chronicling a tour along the Rhine by an English traveler and draughtsman

2 Apr 2018
Album of 20 leaves (of which 3 are double leaves) of pencil, sepia and black ink sketches, some with wash, of Rhine landscape... »

CFP: SCSC: Queens’ Speech Crossing Borders (4/10/18)

2 Apr 2018
From Karen Nelson: “We seek a third paper to support a panel at SCSC: Queens’ Speech Crossing Borders Panel... »

Conference:  Zivilarchitektur

2 Apr 2018
Information on the conference entitled “Zivilarchitektur” (19-22 Apr, Einsiedeln, Switzerland) is available here... »

Call for Seminar Participation:  Poplar Forest Architectural History Field School 

2 Apr 2018
The call for applications for the Poplar Forest Architectural History Field School (due 16 Apr, Forest, Virginia, USA)... »

1760s Robe a la Bon Bon - The Petticoat

2 Apr 2018
Finished sacque petticoat over pocket hoopsI've been steadily progressing on my new sacque, using the Simplicity 8578 Robe... »

Music on My Mind

2 Apr 2018
Patty Gurdy, "Over the Hills and Far Away". A cover of the epic Nightwish cover of Gary Moore's classic 80s original.This... »
From: Siris

17C American Women: The Chesapeake Tobacco Economy - Indentured Servan...

2 Apr 2018
17C American Women: The Chesapeake Tobacco Economy - Indentured Servan...: The Chesapeake was immensely hospitable to tobacco... »

Release Day: The Captain and the Cavalry Trooper

3 Apr 2018
The Captain and the Cavalry Trooper, co-written with Eleanor Harkstead, is released worldwide today.As the Great War tears... »

Sunday 2 April 1665

3 Apr 2018
(Lord’s day). At my office all the morning, renewing my vowes in writing and then home to dinner. All the afternoon,... »

MEMC Lunchtime Talk, University of Sydney

3 Apr 2018
Dr John Gagné (Department of History, University of Sydney), will give a lunchtime talk for the Medieval and... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

“command the attention of the mother and the wife”

3 Apr 2018
A few days late with this post in honor of Women’s History Month (March). It is important to note that many women were... »

Recipes and the Senses: An Introduction

3 Apr 2018
By Hannah Newton   Our enjoyment of food depends not just on how it tastes and smells, but also on what it looks, feels,... »

New Book | Commedia dell’Arte in Context

3 Apr 2018
From Cambridge UP: Christopher Balme, Piermario Vescovo, and Daniele Vianello, eds., Commedia dell’Arte in Context... »
From: Enfilade

Artists in Paris: Mapping the 18th-Century Art World

3 Apr 2018
Results for a search for ‘Hubert Robert’; screen shot from Hannah Williams and Chris Sparks, Artists in Paris:... »
From: Enfilade

Re: Constance Blackwell died 2018-03-28 [:-(]

3 Apr 2018
An 2018-03-31 obiit by James A T Lancaster  is at http://isih.history.ox.ac.uk/?p=5823 .   Cf. &m: https://listserv.liv.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wa?A2=PHILOS-L%3B7bac2f11.1803... »

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

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

Revolutionary Rookies

3 Apr 2018
Performing as a general atop an independent command is the most difficult military assignment and for which prior experience... »

Only 20 People Signed!!!

3 Apr 2018
APR 3, 2018 — The Barwon region alone which makes up most of north-west NSW, tops the list with 8,617 gun owners,... »

Twenty five years of the REF and me.

3 Apr 2018
Over on Twitter there has been a recent series of posts on the #REF, and a lot of contention about its use and its worth;... »
From: Historyonics

City of London U3A-Hearth Tax Centre Shared Learning Project

3 Apr 2018
This month we feature a guest blog from Peter Cox, group leader of the volunteers undertaking a Shared Learning Project between... »

Eighteenth Century Agony Aunts, Part Two

3 Apr 2018
We continue our look at the replies to questions by our eighteenth-century agony aunts, we hope you enjoy them. We have... »

A Musical Version of Midsummer Night's Dream for / 4 Kids / Kidz

3 Apr 2018
Shakespeare 4 Kidz: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Dir. Julian Chenery. Perf. Rachel Battersby, Graham Davies, and Richard... »
From: Bardfilm

Jane Austen, the Prince of Wales, and Mr. Trump

3 Apr 2018
What would Jane Austen say about Donald Trump? Easy to answer, because she had seen it all before. A Regency girl in a golden... »
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