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Post Archives for June 2013

Summer Arrives

3 Jun 2013
Summer arrived in Salem in a big way this past weekend with several days of 90+ degree heat; it felt more like early August... »

This week’s dress – Wallis Simpson’s wedding dress

3 Jun 2013
Wallis Simpson’s wedding ensemble, 1937. Photo: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. As today marks the anniversary... »

Re: Erasmus: Colloquia (1519)

3 Jun 2013
Quote from hck on 06.10.2010 at 10:07:44:Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus: Familiarium colloquiorum formulae et alia quaedam... »
From: W4RF

“detach’d from earth”

3 Jun 2013
Sarah Jay, continuing to report on balloon ascensions in Paris in 1783, noted in a letter dated November 30 to her husband... »

Two Events Down, Two to Go

3 Jun 2013
This morning I’m at my third historical event in four days, and each has been in a different city. The first was my Friday... »
From: Boston 1775

Young girl listening to a conversation between two lovers

3 Jun 2013
As you all are surely aware I love a genre painting, I mean who doesn't? I would fill my house with them if I could. ... »

Professor M.B. Parkes, Dlitt, FBA, FSA, FRHistS

3 Jun 2013
Reblogged from Ashgate Publishing Blog: This is a guest post from Pamela Robinson, Institute of English Studies, University... »

coursera contract with the university of tennessee system

3 Jun 2013
Following last week’s announcements of new contracts between Coursera and a whole host of public institutions (coverage... »

Nereo Costantini’s “Giulietta”

3 Jun 2013
This week’s ‘Shakespeare on Show’ blog features a statuette of Juliet, now on display in the ‘Shakespeare’s Top... »

French Grenadier WSS

3 Jun 2013
From here the WSS edition of Desperta FerroHere »

“What manner o’ thing is your crocodile?”: June 2013

3 Jun 2013
The last few crocodile mysteries have zoomed in on details. Here, for a change of pace, we’re zooming out to a full-page... »

Our Louis Marder Prize Winner

3 Jun 2013
Julia Margaret Cameron ‘King Lear allotting his kingdom to his three daughters,’ 1872. Cameron was an amateur... »

Authors at Eighth Day Books

3 Jun 2013
On Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, I attended two book readings and signings at Eighth Day Books during the store's... »

Burnout and unintentional hiatuses

3 Jun 2013
This May was a mopey month.  And I'm not even sure that I realized how much I was moping.Mostly, that's because there... »

CFP: The City in the Early Modern Spanish World (Edited Volume)

3 Jun 2013
The call for essays for the edited volume entitled The City in the Early Modern Spanish World (due 1 Aug) is available here... »

Nicolaus was not a priest.

3 Jun 2013
Erik Kwakkei (@erik_kwakkei) drew my attention to a rather nice short video by Anthony Esolem of Prager University explaining... »

Fashionable Vice in 1790s England: Mary Robinson’s “Nobody”

3 Jun 2013
The Graces of 1794. Issac Cruikshank.  British Museum. Picture this.  It is November 1794.  The French Revolution has... »

Walter Johnson’s River of Dark Dreams

3 Jun 2013
Walter Johnson’s River of Dark Dreams is a meditation on the making of the Cotton Kingdom in the nineteenth century American... »
From: The Junto

Tracing a transfiguration of death in seventeenth-century religious literature

3 Jun 2013
The central focus of my dissertation's final chapter was on how two of George Herbert's poems ('Death' and 'Heaven') could... »

A Trip to Valhalla Renaissance Faire, 2013

3 Jun 2013
This past weekend was one of many festivities, one of which was the annual visit to Valhalla, our most local Renfaire. Oh... »

Baroque Sundials in Austria

3 Jun 2013
As recent posts suggest, I spent the last month working in Central Europe. Here are a couple photos of sundials... »
From: Darin Hayton

Appel à communication : « Local Antiquities, Local Identities: Art, Literature and Antiquarianism in Europe between the 14th and 17th Centuries » (Londres, 13-14 novembre 2014)

3 Jun 2013
Early modern Europe found new fascination in the classical past, but how that past was conceived varied widely. This conference... »

Colloquium: Utopías y sueños de evasión en la monarquía española de los siglos XVI y XVII

3 Jun 2013
Monarquía Hispánica, sueños, utopía Utopías y sueños de evasión Utopías y sueños de evasión en la monarquía... »

Sunday 3 June 1660

4 Jun 2013
Waked in the morning by one who when I asked who it was, he told me one from Bridewell, which proved Captain Holland. I... »

Making The Slow Match. Links.

4 Jun 2013
Velde, Jan Jansz van de (c. 161920 - 1662) Still Life with a Pipe-lighter Date- 1653Willem Claesz. Heda (Haarlem 1594–1680... »

Captain Wentworth's Prize Money

4 Jun 2013
I was thinking, as the title suggests, about Captain Wentworth's prize money. You remember Captain Wentworth; he is the young... »
From: Siris

Early American Gardens: The poor, forgotten quince...

4 Jun 2013
Early American Gardens: The poor, forgotten quince...: In Praise of the Misunderstood Quince By Michael Tortorello New... »

The Traditional Crafts Blog: 'Making History' at St Fagans

4 Jun 2013
The Traditional Crafts Blog: 'Making History' at St Fagans: by Daniel Carpenter, HCA Trustee On Saturday ( 1 June 2013... »

Social networking with Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dreaming

4 Jun 2013
The rise of social networking has brought many opportunities for organisations to share their work: immediate, personal communication,... »

Call for Papers | Nun Artists in Early Modern Italy

4 Jun 2013
Nun Artists in Early Modern Italy Biblioteca Domenicana, Florence, 5 October 2013 Proposals due by 31 July 2013 Co-sponsored... »
From: Enfilade

Exhibition | Robert Polidori, Versailles

4 Jun 2013
Robert Polidori’s Versailles series is currently on view at Galerie de Bellefeuille in Montréal with some images being... »
From: Enfilade

Shoverdosing on Barchester Chronicles

4 Jun 2013
I hate such shallow pretenses. I’d let the world say what it pleased and show no grief [for a dead husband] if I felt... »

Educating for what?

4 Jun 2013
           The Oxford spiresPhoto by Tejvan Pettinger  Last week, the academic Fellows... »

CfP Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language

4 Jun 2013
Dear all, Please click here for the CfP by the Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language – BJLL cfp The Birmingham... »

Prof Lyndal Roper, ‘Love, Anger and Envy’, Birkbeck, 6 June

4 Jun 2013
Prof. Lyndal Roper ‘Love, Anger and Envy: Emotions and the Early Reformation’ Thursday 6 June, 6:30 Malet St B20,... »

Francis Marion at the Battle of Eutaw Springs

4 Jun 2013
General Marion Inviting a British Officer to Share His Meal (detail) by John White September 8, 1781 Francis Marion is best... »

Stupanus: De elementis (1638)

4 Jun 2013
Emmanuel Stupanus (praes.) Petrus Mestrezatus ( = Pierre Mestrezat) (prop.): Disputatio Physiologica De Elementis Basileae... »
From: W4RF

Learning to cook in early modern England. Part I

4 Jun 2013
By Sara Pennell Where do recipes fit into historical understanding of pedagogical processes around food? Various scholars... »

The beauty secrets of Marie Antoinette

4 Jun 2013
Marie Antoinette, Mosnier, 1775. Photo: Christie’s/Private Collection. At the end of her life as she waited for death in... »

1675 Instructions for Dairy-Maids

4 Jun 2013
Hannah Woolley. The Gentlewoman's Companion: or, A Guide to the Female Sex. London, A Maxwell for Edward Thomas, Bookseller.... »

Playing the Fools, Part 2

4 Jun 2013
~by Louis Butelli Today, I’ll just talk a little bit about what it’s like playing so many Fools. The first thing to say... »

To See The World In A Bale of Cotton

4 Jun 2013
Matt Karp takes his turn in our week-long roundtable review of Walter Johnson's new book, "River of Dark Dreams." »
From: The Junto

Crankee Doodle Rides in with Electric Ben

4 Jun 2013
This month brings the publication of Crankee Doodle, a new picture book by Tom Angleberger (who found fame with the Origami... »
From: Boston 1775

More on The Covent Garden Magazine

4 Jun 2013
Last essay, I discussed my recent visit to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. My travels continued to the main campus... »

A digital humanities pioneer - Interview with Dr. Edward Goldberg

4 Jun 2013
In 2011, while searching for images online related to the Medici, I stumbled across Italy's Secret Places, a somewhat... »

# THE FUNAMBULIST PAMPHLETS /// Volume 01: SPINOZA now published

4 Jun 2013
Reblogged from The Funambulist: The first volume of The Funambulist Pamphlets that gathers past articles of the blog, is... »

Ernest Daniels – Shakespeare in the 1940’s

4 Jun 2013
This blog series has been written by Ian Dickenson, a professional photographer with some fascinating insights on the photographers... »

Book Note: William Shakespeare and the Globe by Aliki

4 Jun 2013
Aliki. William Shakespeare and the Globe. St. Louis: Turtleback Books, 2000. Avi had a take on Romeo and Juliet; Aliki has... »
From: Bardfilm

People of the 18th-century leisure class knew how to...

4 Jun 2013
People of the 18th-century leisure class knew how to entertain themselves. Painting offered hours of “heureusement,”... »

The Bard of Burford?

4 Jun 2013
Elizabeth Cary 2013 marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of Elizabeth Tanfield Cary’s play The Tragedy of Mariam,... »
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