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Post Archives for June 2018

Adam Olearius

1 Jun 2018
Adam OleariusIn the autumn of 1633, a trade mission heavily laden with gifts headed east from northern Germany.... »
From: Conciatore

Print Quarterly, June 2018

1 Jun 2018
The eighteenth century in the current issue of Print Quarterly: Print Quarterly 35.2 (June 2018): Juan Camarón, Robinson... »
From: Enfilade

1676 Ann Cotton's Account of Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia

1 Jun 2018
In 1676, about 1,000 Virginians broke out of control led by a 29-year-old planter, Nathaniel Bacon. They fiercely resented... »

Voltaire ou les traversées du rideau

1 Jun 2018
Voltaire couronné à la Comédie-Française après la sixième représentation... »

“A Glorious Poison: The Deadly Toxins of Palace Life”: A Guest Post by Eleanor Herman

1 Jun 2018
A Glorious Poison: The Deadly Toxins of Palace Life by Eleanor Herman, exclusively on The Seventeenth Century Lady. The royal... »

Early Drama in the Classroom: Back to the Future Workshop

1 Jun 2018
As part of the University of Manchester’s Widening Participation Programme, I was asked to put together a workshop... »

Taking the Longer View: Environmental History as Early Modern History

1 Jun 2018
Claire Campbell Welcome to our series on the environmental history of the early modern period! A project of NiCHE, the... »
From: Borealia

Postgrad Bursary Winner Profiles: Matthew Ward

1 Jun 2018
Matthew Ward is an Oxford DPhil History Candidate, Vincent Packford and Geoffrey Smart Scholar, Kellogg College. His research... »

Scottish Poetry I

1 Jun 2018
Natureby James BeattieO how canst thou renounce the boundless storeOf charms which Nature to her votary yields!The warbling... »
From: Siris

How to Remove Wrinkles, 12th century

1 Jun 2018
BL Harley 4425, f. 114rFor treating the wrinkles of old women, take a stinking iris, and extract the juice, and smear the... »
From: Ask the Past

Slavery Advertisements Published June 1, 1768

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

The Survival of Crispus Attucks in American Memory

1 Jun 2018
Black Perspectives, the blog of the African American Intellectual History Society, recently shared Stephen G. Hall’s... »
From: Boston 1775

Remarks for a panel on data science in literary studies, in 2028

1 Jun 2018
Remarks delivered on a panel in 2028, surveying the recent history of data science in literary study. Continue reading → »

June 1

1 Jun 2018
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (June 1, 1768).“His method... »

Get Out Of Jail Free

1 Jun 2018
In 1823 a prominent London physician, John Ayrton Paris, published a book in collaboration with a barrister called J. S.... »

"Depth of Field: New Dimensions in the Study of Early Modern Books" #mla19

1 Jun 2018
The deep bite of type on the recto of the title page of The Trial of Chivalry (1605), STC 24935a, Folger Shakespeare Library.... »

Reviews in the Bulletin of the Comediantes, Fall 2018

1 Jun 2018
Bulletin of the Comediantes 69/2 (2017): Ruth MacKay reviews Rachael Ball, Treating the Public: Charitable Theater and Civic... »

My initial impression of cataloging was that ...

1 Jun 2018
My initial impression of cataloging was that it would mostly be transcribing simple data found in the books, organizing them... »
From: END

Whatever Things Were Rightly Said

1 Jun 2018
Today is the feast of St. Justin Martyr, patron saint of philosophers and also in a sense of this blog. From his Second Apology:For... »
From: Siris

Samuel Pepys and His Books

1 Jun 2018
Review of Kate Loveman, Samuel Pepys & His Books: Reading, Newsgathering & Sociability, 1660-1703 (Oxford University... »

Thursday 1 June 1665

2 Jun 2018
Up and to the office, where sat all the morning, at noon to the ‘Change, and there did some business, and home to... »

Exhibition | Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill

2 Jun 2018
Joshua Reynolds, Portrait of the Ladies Waldegrave, 1780-81, oil on canvas, 143 × 168 cm (Edinburgh: National Galleries... »
From: Enfilade

New Book | Stowe House

2 Jun 2018
From Scala Publishers: Nick Morris, Stowe House: Saving an Architectural Masterpiece (London: Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers,... »
From: Enfilade

Exhibition | Humphry Repton at Woburn Abbey

2 Jun 2018
Now on view at Woburn Abbey: Humphry Repton: Art & Nature for the Duke of BedfordWoburn Abbey, 23 March — 28 October... »
From: Enfilade

Scottish Poetry II

2 Jun 2018
Address to the Unco Guid, Or the Rigidly Righteousby Robert Burns        My Son, these maxims... »
From: Siris

Slavery Advertisements Published June 2, 1768

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

Slavery Databases Open to Researchers

2 Jun 2018
The Runaway Slaves in Britain database just became available for online researchers. It offers:a searchable database of well... »
From: Boston 1775

Summary of Slavery Advertisements Published May 27 – June 2, 1768

2 Jun 2018
These tables indicate how many advertisements for slaves appeared in colonial American newspapers during the week of May... »

June

2 Jun 2018
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the Pennsylvania Journal (June 2,... »

Early Modern Political Thought and Twenty-First-Century Politics

2 Jun 2018
I love Newcastle and the Lit&Phil, and this workshop on Early Modern Political Thought and Twenty-First-Century Politics... »

Scot Free: Dr. James McCune-Smith and the long arm of racism, pt.II

2 Jun 2018
In a three-part series of blogs, Professor Simon Newman writes on the cultural significance of James McCune-Smith, describing... »

Scot Free: Dr. James McCune-Smith and the long arm of racism, pt.III

2 Jun 2018
In a three-part series of blogs, Professor Simon Newman writes on the cultural significance of James McCune-Smith, describing... »

Conference:  Connecting Across Europe?  Ceiling Painting and Interior Design at the Courts of Europe Around 17

2 Jun 2018
Information on the conference entitled “Connecting Across Europe?  Ceiling Painting and Interior Design at the... »

The Duchess of Malfi (RSC) @ The Swan Theatre

2 Jun 2018
I do hate Stratford-upon-Avon. Not only is it a six-hour round train journey from the East Midlands, but a single trespassing... »

Blue Humanities in Bristol!

2 Jun 2018
  It’s summer in CT and the kids have just finished school, but I’m sneaking in one last academic trip into... »
From: The Bookfish

Area Students Explore Living History

2 Jun 2018
http://weeklyvillager.com/area-students-explore-living-history/ »

Dashed Off XI

3 Jun 2018
Every philosopher reflects the history of philosophy, but all do so under limitation and with distortion. Thus one may say... »
From: Siris

Jules Verne, The Self-Propelled Island; A Castle in Transylvania

3 Jun 2018
IntroductionOpening Passages: From The Self-Propelled Island:When a trip begins badly, it rarely ends well. At least this... »
From: Siris

Friday 2 June 1665

3 Jun 2018
Lay troubled in mind abed a good while, thinking of my Tangier and victualling business, which I doubt will fall. Up and... »

Exhibition | A Taste for the Exotic: European Silks

3 Jun 2018
Press release (April 2018) from the Abegg-Stiftung: A Taste for the Exotic: European Silks of the Eighteenth Century Der... »
From: Enfilade

1680 Account of How Widow Maria Van Rennselaer (1645-1689) Saves Estate in NY

3 Jun 2018
Maria van Cortlandt was born in 1645, the daughter of the merchant Oloffe Stevense van Cortlandt and Anna Loockermans of... »

Let’s hear it for Isabella Beetham once more: a shady lady if ever there was one!

3 Jun 2018
Isabella Beetham, born Isabella Robinson (c.1744-1825) was an interesting character. She came from a wealthy family but when... »

Slavery Advertisements Published June 3, 1768

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

The Hourglass Effect and Its Discontents

3 Jun 2018
Last month the Panorama, the blog of the Journal of the American Republic, shared Nathan Perl-Rosenthal’s essay “The... »
From: Boston 1775

June 3

3 Jun 2018
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (June 3, 1768).“Mens... »

Scottish Poetry III

3 Jun 2018
Expectans Expectavi by Charles SorleyFrom morn to midnight, all day through,I laugh and play as others do,I sin and chatter,... »
From: Siris

My #histSTM Internet family

3 Jun 2018
I came late to computers, no teenage Commodores or Ataris for me, which is slightly ironic as I was well versed in the history... »
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