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Post Archives for May 2018

Q&A: Jeremi Suri, author of The Impossible Presidency

1 May 2018
The question of whether the office of the Presidency is too unwieldy with its ever-expanding duties has once again engaged... »
From: The Junto

Making Senses: Artisanal Practice and Sensory Perception in an Early Modern French Manuscript

1 May 2018
By Tillmann Taape Ms Fr. 640 was written in French by an unknown craftsperson in Toulouse, likely between 1580 and 1600.... »

Call for Contributions | Printing Colour 1700–183

1 May 2018
This collection of essays will build and expand upon the research recently presented at the conference of the same name (Institute... »
From: Enfilade

London History Day 2018 — 31 May 2018

1 May 2018
From Historic England: London History Day 2018 31 May 2018 On Thursday 31 May 2018, more than 70 of London’s museums,... »
From: Enfilade

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

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

Colonial Quills: Hammock, a Sailor's Bed

1 May 2018
Colonial Quills: Hammock, a Sailor's Bed:         Because my current work in progress... »

Pauline's Pirates & Privateers: Tools Of The Trade: Sleeping Aboard Us

1 May 2018
Pauline's Pirates & Privateers: Tools Of The Trade: Sleeping Aboard Us: Ah, the hammock. The lazy summer day lounger... »

Jack the Painter: Terrorist for America

1 May 2018
Upon our arrival, I did behold a most curious Sight, which gave me further Cause to wonder about the true Safety we might... »

Riot at the King’s Theatre in 1813

1 May 2018
On Saturday 1st May 1813 at the King’s theatre a serious disturbance broke out, proceeding apparently a call from the... »

Call for Papers – CRECS Summer Conference 2018

1 May 2018
Call for Papers Where: Cardiff University When: Monday, 18 June 2018, 10:30-7pm The Cardiff Romanticism and Eighteenth-Century... »
From: CRECS//

Claim’d as a Slave: The Short Career of William Stephens in the Royal Navy

1 May 2018
Today's guest post is written by Dr. Charles R. Foy. Dr. Foy is Associate Professor Early American & Atlantic... »

Protected: Lynsey Kavanagh

1 May 2018
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Pikes and Plunder 2019

1 May 2018
Newark is the venue for this free event this weekend. The ECWS cannon Barak is making an appearnance so expect some loud... »

May 1

1 May 2018
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Massachusetts Gazette (April 28, 1768).“THOSE... »

New Light from Museum Labels

1 May 2018
Last month the Hyperallergic site published an interesting essay by Sarah E. Bond titled “Can Art Museums Help... »
From: Boston 1775

Portia in Absentia

1 May 2018
The guesses on this month’s Crocodile Mystery definitely pointed in the right direction: the mystery image this month... »

L’éducation anglo-saxonne

1 May 2018
En somme, ce programme fut rédigé en s’inspirant de ces principes, qui sont la base de l’éducation... »
From: Siris

May Blogroll: Book Myths Edition, Vol. 1

1 May 2018
Dear reader, This month, I return to reflecting on the academic book proposal process. In previous posts I provided a bibliography... »

The Universal magazine of knowledge and pleasure

1 May 2018
V.86:no.600 Uniform Title: Universal magazine of knowledge and pleasure (London, England : Monthly) Title: The... »

Malamud Reviews “Clima, desastres, y convulsiones sociales” in Revista de Libros

1 May 2018
Carlos Malamud reviews Clima, desastres y convulsiones sociales en España e Hispanoamérica, siglos XVII-XX, Luis... »

Monday 1 May 1665

2 May 2018
Up and to Mr. Povy’s, and by his bedside talked a good while. Among other things he do much insist I perceive upon... »

We Were Trojans

2 May 2018
Giovanni Domenico Tipeolo, Procession of the Trojan Horse in Troy. 1773In January of 1600, Antonio Neri finished an... »
From: Conciatore

Virginia History 1620-1639 from The Library of Congress

2 May 2018
1620 to 16391620January 20. The Virginia Company dissolves the Magazine, a subsidiary company formed to supply the colony,... »

Resolved, an American Experiment: Interactive Theater at Colonial Williamsburg

2 May 2018
I attended a new program at the Capitol in Colonial Williamsburg recently called Resolved. I have long missed the days when... »

Of Course Death Discriminates

2 May 2018
On mourning the death of a student »
From: The Junto

New Book: Nacionalidad e identidad europea en el Mundo Hispánico

2 May 2018
David González Cruz and Pilar Gil Tébar, eds, Nacionalidad e identidad europea en el Mundo Hispánico... »

Slavery Advertisements Published May 2, 1768

2 May 2018
The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era... »

The Early History of Printing and Philanthropy in Cork – The River-side

2 May 2018
The River-side welcomes Garret Cahill’s guest post on the early history of printing and philanthropy in Cork. 2018... »

Metaphor and Meaning

2 May 2018
With the publication of volume 4, ‘Influence and Appropriation’, we’ve asked our fantastic contributors... »

John Chandler’s Human Property

2 May 2018
The Worcester Art Museum recently added a label to its John Singleton Copley portrait of Lucretia Murray noting that her... »
From: Boston 1775

May

2 May 2018
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the Boston Chronicle (May 2, 1768).“LONDON... »

Pillar of the Church

2 May 2018
Today is the feast of St. Athanasius the Great, Patriarch of Alexandria, Doctor of the Church. From Part 3 of his work Against... »
From: Siris

Picture of the Week #494

2 May 2018
Entrance to Blickling Hall. Photo May 2015. »

At Audley End this Sunday and Monday

2 May 2018
Charles II era cavalry at Horses in History eventDetails here »

The Underclass of 19th-Century New York City: The Work of Jacob A. Riis (1849-1914)

2 May 2018
Stephen Basdeo examines the work of nineteenth-century American social reformer, Jacob A. Riis (1849-1914). Amongst British... »

Tuesday 2 May 1665

3 May 2018
Up and to the office all day, where sat late, and then to the office again, and by and by Sir W. Batten and my Lady and my... »

Recipes for Recombining DNA. A History of Molecular Cloning: A Laboratory Manual

3 May 2018
This month, we’re excited to collaborate with History of Knowledge to celebrate the upcoming conference, Learning... »

Exhibition | William Birch, Ingenious Artist

3 May 2018
From The Library Company of Philadelphia: William Birch, Ingenious Artist: His Life, His Philadelphia Views, and His Legacy... »
From: Enfilade

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

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

Qui est Jean-Baptiste d’Anville, géographe français des Lumières?

3 May 2018
Jean-Baptiste d’Anville, savant parisien du XVIIIe siècle, est l’un des plus grands géographes... »

William Taylor: Loyalist Refugee in East Florida

3 May 2018
During the War for American Independence, displaced Loyalists from the southern colonies sought refuge in East Florida. Due... »

Discovering the history of the Ram Jam Inn

3 May 2018
I’ve driven past the old – and now fairly derelict – Ram Jam Inn on the A1 many times, and have always... »

Book Ownership in Stuart England: the Lyell Lectures 2018, by David Pearson

3 May 2018
This year’s Lyell Lectures, given by David Pearson, explore the individual ownership of books at a time when libraries... »
From: The Conveyor

Printer-in-Residence 2018: Emily Martin

3 May 2018
Emily MartinThe Bodleian Libraries are pleased to announce that Emily Martin will take up a one-month residency at the Bodleian... »
From: The Conveyor

Q&A: Craig Bruce Smith, author of American Honor

3 May 2018
Ben Park interviews Craig Bruce Smith about his new book "American Honor." »
From: The Junto

History on Appeal: Originalism and Evidence in the Comeau Case

3 May 2018
Bradley Miller The Supreme Court declined this month to radically change the way that Canada works. In R v Comeau, lawyers... »
From: Borealia

The Woman in the Moon, Edward’s Boys: Review by Leah Scragg

3 May 2018
We are thankful to Leah Scragg for her review, here, of Edward’s Boys’ The Woman in the Moon (8-11... »

Slavery Advertisements Published May 3, 1768

3 May 2018
The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era... »

More Glimpses of Sylvia and Worcester

3 May 2018
Yesterday I left Sylvia and Worcester, a mother and grown son enslaved to John Chandler when he died in 1762, in the household... »
From: Boston 1775

Postcard from Harvard IV: a little witness to English humanist interest

3 May 2018
The manuscripts I have discussed so far have all been easy on the eye (as they say). The subject of today is not. Indeed,... »
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