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Post Archives for June 2019

The Use of Sealing Wax to Seal the Tops of Corked Wine Bottles in the 17th & 18th Centuries.

1 Jun 2019
The Use of Sealing Wax to Seal the Tops of Corked Wine Bottles in the 17th& 18th Centuries.An early example, a wine bottle... »

Getty Appoints Naoko Takahatake Curator of Prints and Drawings

1 Jun 2019
Press release (May 2019) from The Getty: The Getty Research Institute (GRI) announced today the appointment of Naoko Takahatake... »
From: Enfilade

Exhibition | Buried by Vesuvius: Treasures from the Villa dei Papiri

1 Jun 2019
Press release (13 May 2019) from The Getty: Buried by Vesuvius: Treasures from the Villa dei Papiri Getty Villa, Pacific... »
From: Enfilade

An Interlude: Thinkers as Readers

1 Jun 2019
Programme for the workshop ‘David Hume as Reader: The Authors who Provoked Hume’, 03.05.19. ... »

Portrait of 18C American Women

1 Jun 2019
1746 Joseph Badger 1708-1765 Eliz storer Mrs Isaac Smith MFA »

Iustinus Martyr

1 Jun 2019
Today is the feast of St. Justin Martyr, who is in a sense the patron saint of this weblog, which I first decided to get... »
From: Siris

Slavery Advertisements Published June 1, 1769

1 Jun 2019
The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era... »

How to Assess a Founder’s Quote

1 Jun 2019
In the last two days I ran into two false Founder’s Quotes on Twitter: a statement attributed to John Hancock at a... »
From: Boston 1775

June 1

1 Jun 2019
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Weekly News-Letter (June 1, 1769). “North... »

Montpelier Tea Gardens, Cricket and Uncle George

1 Jun 2019
Walworth Road, 1779 courtesy of the Cuming Collection During the late 1780s, my 4xgreat uncle, George Aram settled in... »

Newman on Opinion Journalism

1 Jun 2019
Most men in this country like opinions to be brought to them, rather than to be at the pains to go out and seek for them.... »
From: Siris

Friday 1 June 1666

2 Jun 2019
Being prevented yesterday in meeting by reason of the fast day, we met to-day all the morning. At noon I and my father, wife... »

17C American Women: Sailing for America 1649

2 Jun 2019
17C American Women: Sailing for America 1649: Article from The Salisbury Times (now called The Delmarva Times ), Salisbury,... »

Cooking Up New Ideas: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Research through Recipes

2 Jun 2019
Rachel A. Snell The Margaret Chase Smith Recipes Research Collaborative (MCSRRC) is an interdisciplinary group of faculty,... »

Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw Named Director of History at NPG in DC

2 Jun 2019
From the press release (23 May 2019) . . . The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has appointed Gwendolyn DuBois... »
From: Enfilade

Exhibition | Printing the Pastoral

2 Jun 2019
Jean-Baptiste Huet, Activities on the Farm, ca.1795, copperplate-printed cotton, 89 × 72 inches (Saint Louis Art Museum)... »
From: Enfilade

June

2 Jun 2019
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (June 2, 1769) “SIMNET,... »

Lord George Gordon’s Petition to Parliament

2 Jun 2019
The engraving above shows Lord George Gordon, youngest son of the Duke of Gordon, delivering a petition to Parliament in... »
From: Boston 1775

In memory of Mary Anning, fossil hunter extraordinaire.

2 Jun 2019
Today I visited Lyme Regis and Charmouth to do a spot of fossil-hunting on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. It reminded me... »

Sutton Nicholls, The Compleat Auctioneer, c.17

2 Jun 2019
  We make a rare foray into the world of early eighteenth-century graphic satire for this post on an engraving by Sutton... »

A Satire on The Cameronian Tooth #History #Literature #Scotland

2 Jun 2019
The following poem is a satire of the Cameronians, which was probably composed by Alexander Pennecuik shortly before his... »

Upcoming Books and Exhibitions for June 2019

2 Jun 2019
Books Here’s a book that I missed last month, but I had to include it because I’m so happy to see more work on... »

Glenshiel 1719 approaching

2 Jun 2019
A wreath laying ceremony is planned. Herehttps://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17674140.jacobite-battle-to-be-remembered-with-wreath-laying-ceremony/ »

Press: Darlington talk to explore weird and wonderful tales from 17th century

2 Jun 2019
Taken from The Northern Echo, 28th May 2019 A historian is celebrating the publication of his first book by holding…... »

Salem as America’s Attic

2 Jun 2019
I might be pushing it a bit with my title, but since I’ve returned from Winterthur earlier this Spring, I’ve... »

Saturday 2 June 1666

3 Jun 2019
Up, and to the office, where certain newes is brought us of a letter come to the King this morning from the Duke of Albemarle,... »

Evening Note for Sunday, June

3 Jun 2019
Thought for the Evening: Titles of OpinionWe live in an opinion nation. But as I tell my students, your opinion on its own... »
From: Siris

The Purse of Envy

3 Jun 2019
Antonio Neri, "The Mineral Gold" Tesoro del Mondo,(MS Ferguson 67, GB 0247,Glasgow University Library, Special Collections,1598-1600),... »
From: Conciatore

Uncovering the Lives of Seventeenth-Century Londoners: U3A Shared Learning Project

3 Jun 2019
The London Region of U3As and Birkbeck’s ‘The Power of Petitioning in Seventeenth-Century England’ will... »

New Book | Inventing Boston

3 Jun 2019
From Yale UP: Edward S. Cooke, Inventing Boston: Design, Production, and Consumption, 1680–1720 (New Haven: Yale University... »
From: Enfilade

Record of the Week: ‘Mar a Church-yard to mend a Street’

3 Jun 2019
By Carys Brown The growth of towns in eighteenth-century England was accompanied by numerous attempts to improve their accessibility,... »

Portrait of 18C American Woman

3 Jun 2019
1763 c John Singleton Copley 1738-1815 Anne Fairchild Bowler Mrs Metcalf Bowler Nat »

George Washington Dealmaker-in-Chief

3 Jun 2019
George Washington Dealmaker-In-Chief: The Story of How the Father of Our Country Unleashed the Entrepreneurial Spirit in... »

Why did Edmund Burke call the French Revolution a Democratic Revolution?

3 Jun 2019
By Salih Emre Gercek Democracy’s fiercest opponents are responsible for its revival as a modern idea. In his Reflections... »

Mediators of the wor(l)d: editors, Shakespeare, and inclusion

3 Jun 2019
One of the concerns of Before Shakespeare is the impact of the canon on contemporary performance, editorial practice and... »

When Wartime Riots Paralyzed London

3 Jun 2019
On 2 June 1780, as I described yesterday, a crowd of over 50,000 people surrounded Parliament while Lord George Gordon presented... »
From: Boston 1775

Trotti de La Chétardie, Instructions for a Young Nobleman, or, The Idea of a Person of Honour (1683)

3 Jun 2019
This 1683 English translation of Trotti de La Chétardie’s conduct book for young noblemen is inscribed not by... »

Drum in a Bo

3 Jun 2019
There are several legends regarding what might happen if and when Britain comes to the point of its ultimate crisis. ... »

Introducing "The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty"

3 Jun 2019
We're official one month away from the release of our second book, "The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty" !This... »

June 3

3 Jun 2019
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (June 3, 1769). “He will... »

A Welch peasantry

3 Jun 2019
A series of ten prints showing the Welsh men, women and children in a variety of settings, mostly in rural landscapes with... »

Historical Association Conference 2019 Part 1

3 Jun 2019
Following a short break in posts, caused by a problem with internet access, this is the first in a short series of posts... »

CFP:  Haus – Geschlecht – Sicherheit. Diskursive Formierungen in der Fruehen Neuzeit

3 Jun 2019
The call for papers for the conference entitled “Haus – Geschlecht – Sicherheit. Diskursive Formierungen... »

Art Herstory

3 Jun 2019
“Art Herstory showcases on beautiful, framable fine art note cards the works of female Old Masters. These women artists... »

Music on My Mind

3 Jun 2019
Clamavi De Profundis, "When the Hammer Falls" »
From: Siris

Sunday 3 June 1666

4 Jun 2019
(Lord’s-day; Whit-sunday). Up, and by water to White Hall, and there met with Mr. Coventry, who tells me the only news... »
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