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Post Archives for June 2014

An early summer round-up…

3 Jun 2014
By Elaine Leong Walking down the streets of Berlin, the signs of early summer are everywhere. The flower stalls are selling... »

Memorial and history, Part 2: in which John Foxe reveals his sources

3 Jun 2014
Laura Sangha This is the second of a series of posts on issues relating to Exeter’s martyr memorial. The first post... »

Blessed Francis Ingleby and His Brother "The Fox"

3 Jun 2014
According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, Blessed Francis Ingleby was an English martyr, born about 1551; suffered at... »

Sir Joshua Reynolds and The Age of Innocence

3 Jun 2014
I have been spending a lot of time of late perusing artworks of the long 18th century, soaking up inspiration for my work... »

Early modern design in the age of mechanical reproduction?

3 Jun 2014
A few days ago I drove across the Romney Marsh to Hastings, to Melissa White’s textile workshop to meet her for the first... »

Call for Papers | Making Room for Order: Court Ordinances

3 Jun 2014
I’ve no idea how flexible the end date of 1700 is for the larger Palatium project, but I imagine this workshop will... »
From: Enfilade

Anterestai

3 Jun 2014
This dialogue is known by several different names -- Lovers (Erastai) and Rival Lovers (Anterestai) both go back a long way.... »
From: Siris

Exhibition | The Splendours of Royal Coronations, 1610–1825

3 Jun 2014
Palais du Tau, Reims (Photo by Ludovic Péron, 9 September 2007, Wikimedia Commons). From Wikipedia: “The building... »
From: Enfilade

Under his Vine and Fig Tree

3 Jun 2014
They shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid. Micah 4:4 Out at Flushing... »

A window on the twentieth century may be about to open.

3 Jun 2014
The nineteenth century gets a lot of attention from scholars interested in text mining, simply because it’s in the... »

Richard Lovelace

3 Jun 2014
The poet and soldier for the Crown, painted by John de Critz in college robes. Lovelace was educated at Oxford where he was... »

Benjamin Russell Saved from Lightning

3 Jun 2014
Benjamin Russell (1761-1845) was the publisher of the Columbian Centinel, Boston’s most powerful Federalist newspaper,... »
From: Boston 1775

"Vèncer o Morir" - Miquelets de Catalunya

3 Jun 2014
Documental de recreació històrica sobre la vida en els camps d'instrucció de l'exèrcit de Catalunya de 1713. És una... »

Ordinary details enhance the engavings of most 18th-century...

3 Jun 2014
Ordinary details enhance the engavings of most 18th-century domestic scenes: the braid doen the butcher/cook’s back, bedwarmers... »

My Maya Angelou Moment

3 Jun 2014
#74252590 / gettyimages.com On a lovely spring afternoon in the late 1980’s or early 1990’s, I was sitting on one of... »

Going live with Philip Auslander

3 Jun 2014
With the end of the academic term and a few long flights under my belt, I’ve managed to crack on with a bit more of my... »

City upon a Hill or Potemkin village?

3 Jun 2014
Courtesy of Venti Belli blog, I read a blog piece on current academic publishing. The op-ed presents the University of Illinois... »

Monday 3 June 1661

4 Jun 2014
To the Wardrobe, where discoursing with my Lord, he did instruct me as to the business of the Wardrobe, in case, in his absence,... »
From: Pepys' Diary

21st Annual ACMRS Conference – Call For Papers

4 Jun 2014
21st Annual ACMRS Conference Interdisciplinary Conference in Medieval and Renaissance Studies Scottsdale, Arizona February... »

A Note to Readers

4 Jun 2014
"The Spectacles Seller"after Jan van der (Giovanni Stradano) Straetengraved by Jan Collaert and Joan Galle (1600-76)Dear... »
From: Conciatore

Memorial and history, Part 3: in which Mary Beard sits on a bench

4 Jun 2014
Laura Sangha This is the third in a series of posts relating to Exeter’s martyr memorial. The first post, contains the... »

Rodney Stark on Modernity

4 Jun 2014
Reviewed at Catholic World Report by Gregory J. Sullivan:As with such earlier and well-received works as The Victory of Reason:... »

Howard Blake’s music for Shakespeare in performance

4 Jun 2014
Howard Blake This Friday, 6 June, Stratford-upon-Avon’s Orchestra of the Swan’s celebration of the 450th anniversary... »

On This Day... The Abdication of Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia

4 Jun 2014
Last year, when the salon doors had not been open for so very long, I was pleased to tell the story of Marie Clotilde of... »

Abraham Thomas as New Director of Sir John Soane’s Museum

4 Jun 2014
I’m afraid this posting should have run six months ago. The press release dates to last July, though Thomas has been... »
From: Enfilade

Display | Capital Investment: Sir John Soane’s Model of Tyringham Hall

4 Jun 2014
In conjunction with the London Festival of Architecture: Capital Investment: Sir John Soane’s Model of Tyringham Hall,... »
From: Enfilade

Exhibition | Peace Breaks Out! London and Paris in the Summer of 1814

4 Jun 2014
Henry Parke, Drawing of the Arc de Triomphe, 1819 (London: Sir John Soane’s Museum) Click here for a higher resolution... »
From: Enfilade

Another Plant Tinder For Fire Making.

4 Jun 2014
As I have said many times before, once you become familiar with what plant tinders look like & feel like, you can start... »

Three New Poem Drafts

4 Jun 2014
TaborOn Tabor we are the resplendent garment:Christ is one, Christ is many,Christ is the union of one and many,but this does... »
From: Siris

1640s English Lady with Spring Roses

4 Jun 2014
Wenceslaus Hollar (European-born English artist, 1607-1677) Duchess of LennoxWe have few depictions of women in the... »

Ruminations on Poldark – will the heroine wear patches? The take-up on make-up.

4 Jun 2014
A recent Tweet about the new series of Poldark (due to be screened next year) got me thinking about Eighteenth Century make-up,... »

Voltaire and space exploration

4 Jun 2014
A popular book on space exploration and the long-term future of a spacefaring humankind is not a place where one would immediately... »

CfP: Moveable Types: People, Ideas, and Objects

4 Jun 2014
27-29 November 2014, University of Kent Moveable Types is a three day conference which aims to re-examine the processes of... »

Madness and Sadness

4 Jun 2014
This week I was back in the British Library reading the correspondence of Sir Hans Sloane. Sloane (1660-1753) was a very... »

CFP: Society of Architectural Historians 2015 Annual Conference Graduate Student Lightning Talks

4 Jun 2014
The call for papers for the Graduate Student Lightning Talks at the Society of Architectural Historians 2015 Annual Conference... »

The Talented Major Tallmadge

4 Jun 2014
Benjamin Tallmadge is currently enjoying a burst of posthumous fame. Most of the attention given him in recent publications... »

Say’s Anatomy

4 Jun 2014
Of insects, or rather, American Entomology: or Descriptions of the Insects of North America by Thomas Say, published in... »

4 June 1536: Jane Seymour Proclaimed Queen

4 Jun 2014
On this day in history, 4 June 1536, Jane Seymour, third consort of Henry VIII of England, was proclaimed Queen of England... »
From: Conor Byrne

Captain Robert “One Eye” Charnock

4 Jun 2014
Painted sometime before 1650 by an unknown artist, One Eye (as he was presumably known to his friends) fought on the royalist... »

No Need for Uneasiness: A Review of William Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Performed by the University of South Wales

4 Jun 2014
By Darren Freebury-Jones I have, during the course of writing my thesis at Cardiff University, been immersed in Shakespeare’s... »

Spinoza’s Web: information sought

4 Jun 2014
Message follows from Jeroen M. M. van de Ven. Please respond to him if interested: J.M.M.vandeVen@uu.nl “I would like... »

Washington “discovered to be of the Female Sex”

4 Jun 2014
On 25 Jan 1783 both the London Daily Advertiser and the Whitehall Evening Post printed an item they said had come from the... »
From: Boston 1775

The Double Casket of Thomas & Mary Souder

4 Jun 2014
I remember rummaging through an old trunk in my grandmother’s house when I was a child and coming across what seemed to... »

Costumes from Belle on display at Kenwood

4 Jun 2014
Just popped into Kenwood, where the costumes from the film Belle (out next week) are on display. I'm really excited... »

Wild Phanatiques, Dark Clouds of Mist and the Poor Straying Sheep in March 1685

4 Jun 2014
Nothing is ever quite what it seems in the world of Alexander ‘Prophet’ Peden. After he hijacked a barque and landed... »

Publishing the Great Academic Monograph

4 Jun 2014
New Chronicle article on the same topic: how to turn a dissertation into a book. Again, good advice in general, but puzzling... »

“What manner o’ thing is your crocodile?”: June 2014

4 Jun 2014
For your June crocodile mystery, something to cast your eye over: I spy with my little eye, this crocodile mystery What... »

Hobbes and Descartes on Deception

4 Jun 2014
Descartes gives the principle 'God is not a deceiver' an important role in his argument for the existence of bodies. Thomas... »
From: Siris

Picture of the Week #283

4 Jun 2014
Vaulting of the nave of Canterbury Cathedral. Photo May 2003. »

History of European Ideas: Special Issue on Iberian Liberalism

4 Jun 2014
Special Issue of History of European Ideas 40/7 (2014): Gabriel Paquette, ‘Introduction: Liberalism in the Early Nineteenth-century... »
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