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Post Archives for July 2014

Shakespeare, performance, emotion and memory

4 Jul 2014
This week I have been attending the British Shakespeare Association’s conference at the University of Stirling. What... »

Marooned On An Island Monographs: An Early Modern Economic History Reading List

4 Jul 2014
Brodie Waddell Inspired by Mark and Jonathan’s posts, I started thinking about what classic books I would take with me... »

Charles Carroll and Independence Day

4 Jul 2014
On the Acton Institute blog, Noah Barger reminds us of Charles Carroll of Carrollton:This weekend marks another celebration... »

Call for Papers | River Cities: Historical and Contemporary

4 Jul 2014
From H-ArtHist (with the full call for papers available as a PDF file here). . . River Cities: Historical and Contemporary ... »
From: Enfilade

New Book | Re-imagining Heritage Interpretation (& Happy 4th)

4 Jul 2014
Anyone anticipating a proper Fourth of July posting might have a look back at the notice posted in May for Magna Carta: Cornerstone... »
From: Enfilade

How 18C Presidents Celebrated the 4th of July While in Office

4 Jul 2014
.Let's a look at how both of America's 18C presidents celebrated the 4th of July, while they were in office.George Washington1789-... »

Patriotic Needlework - 18C American Women present Flags & Banners to soldiers on the 4th of July

4 Jul 2014
.Presenting flags & banners to their local militia was a popular form of expression of patriotism by women in early America... »

Movie Review: Belle

4 Jul 2014
I feel as though I am possibly the last person to see Belle so this review is late in coming.  Luckily it just came... »

Ages of Revolutionary War participants on July 4, 1776 - Journal of the American Revolution

4 Jul 2014
Journal of the American RevolutionAges of Revolution: How old were they on July 4, 1776?By Todd Andrlik  August 8, 2013This... »

Bracelets, books and terracotta babies: my review of the Objects and Remembering Conference (Manchester, 2014)

4 Jul 2014
Given how long it is since I updated this blog, it is fitting that the subject of this post is ‘remembering’ – specifically... »

Drayton’s Secret Committee and The Effigy

4 Jul 2014
Eighteenth century politics remain is an incredibly interesting topic. The history of the American Revolution provides a... »

Titus Andronicus @ Shakespeare’s Globe

4 Jul 2014
As with the 2006 original production, the current revival of Lucy Bailey’s Titus Andronicus has been making headlines... »

Irregularity – new stories inspired by the history of science

4 Jul 2014
Today we’re really pleased to announce the publication of Irregularity, a new speculative fiction anthology. Published... »

The Bunker Hill Poetic Challenge Winner!

4 Jul 2014
Thanks to all the Boston 1775 readers who took up the Bunker Hill Poetic Challenge! They were Joseph Sullivan, Dr. Sam Forman,... »
From: Boston 1775

Panzerschwein

4 Jul 2014
While I was walking last night, I came across three armadillos, quite young, foraging for insects. The armadillos in this... »
From: Siris

Shakespeare’s R&J in Cardiff Castle

4 Jul 2014
  Open Air Theatre The Lord Chamberlain’s Men present – Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Did my heart... »

Fabric for the Fouth

4 Jul 2014
I’ve been rather casually researching how the Fourth of July was commemorated on its Centennial in 1876, and while... »

CFP: All-Ireland Architecture Research Group Fourth Annual Meeting (Call for Sessions) CFP: All-Ireland Architecture Research Group Fourth Annual Meeting (Call for Sessions)

4 Jul 2014
The call for sessions for the All-Ireland Architecture Research Group Fourth Annual Meeting (due 24 Jul, Dublin, Ireland)... »

Master of Her Own Work: RBC Fellow Marie-Claude Felton at the Bodleian Printing Press

4 Jul 2014
On Friday 20 June, Dr. Marie-Claude Felton stood in front of a type case, composing stick in hand. She was selecting metal... »
From: The Conveyor

The Week in the Declaration of Independence

4 Jul 2014
Michael D. Hattem rounds up a few new and old links on the Declaration of Independence. »
From: The Junto

Periods and Plots: A Postscript to Bentham’s Critique of the Declaration of Independence

4 Jul 2014
Shortly after uploading Jeremy Bentham’s critique of the Declaration of Independence, I got around to reading the discussion... »

six words

4 Jul 2014
At the final banquet of the International Auto/Biography Association conference in Banff earlier this year, we were all invited... »

A Loyal Song for the 4th July

4 Jul 2014
Anon. The Yankie Doodles Intrenchments near Boston 1776, published in London c.1776. A Loyal Song (Tune, Vain Britons Boast... »

Redemption Destinations

4 Jul 2014
Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Kenilworth, NJAs we descended into Newark yesterday afternoon – blithely unaware that... »

Thursday 4 July 1661

5 Jul 2014
At home all the morning; in the afternoon I went to the Theatre, and there I saw “Claracilla” (the first time... »
From: Pepys' Diary

De Virtute

5 Jul 2014
De Virtute, or Peri Aretes, is the name generally given to a short dialogue sometimes placed with Plato's works in later... »
From: Siris

10th World Shakespeare Congress: Creating and Re-creating Shakespeare – Call For Papers

5 Jul 2014
International Shakespeare Association 10th World Shakespeare Congress 2016 Creating and Re-creating Shakespeare London and... »

Overcome by Lust? A Diet to Quell Your Urges...

5 Jul 2014
The Reverend Sylvester Graham (Suffield, America, 5th July 1794 – Northampton, America, 11th September 1851) I am fortunate... »

“Alceste à bicyclette”: rehearsing and rehearsing

5 Jul 2014
Actors Serge (Fabrice Luchini) and Gauthier (Lambert Wilson) trade lines and shout scenes from “The Misanthrope” Dear... »

St. Thomas More to His Daughter Meg

5 Jul 2014
Beyond his martyrdom and his status as a patron saint, Thomas More provides us with such examples of humanity that tear the... »

Display | Fancy Pants

5 Jul 2014
The Great Master of the Fashionable Hair Style, mid-18th century, hand-colored etching by an unidentified artist. The Minnich... »
From: Enfilade

New Book | Visions of Britain, 1730–1830

5 Jul 2014
From Palgrave Macmillan: Sebastian Mitchell, Visions of Britain, 1730–1830: Anglo-Scottish Writing and Representation (Basingstoke:... »
From: Enfilade

Fleeing to America - Jews & their early settlements

5 Jul 2014
.For some decades Jews had flourished in Dutch-held areas of Brazil; but a Portuguese conquest of the area in 1654, confronted... »

Music on My Mind

5 Jul 2014
Karen Matheson, "Ailein Duinn". I'm fairly sure I've put this one up before, but it is my favorite version of one of my favorite... »
From: Siris

Battle of Sedgemoor 1685

5 Jul 2014
Tonight and early tomorrow is the anniversary of this the last battle on English soil. WikiApparently the SK are doing Sedgemoor... »

Luther Little’s Low Point

5 Jul 2014
Luther Little (1756-1842) was an American naval officer during the War for Independence. He was a lieutenant on the Protector,... »
From: Boston 1775

The Man Behind the Curtain

5 Jul 2014
Phineas T. Barnum 1810-1891 Colorado from the air looks like a state of enormous fields in which nothing much seems to happen.... »

CFP: Playthings in Early Modernity: Party Games, Word Games, Mind Games

5 Jul 2014
The call for articles for the edited volume entitled Playthings in Early Modernity:  Party Games, Word Games, Mind Games... »

Published on…

5 Jul 2014
Today I have been mildly irritated by numerous tweets announcing the 5th July 1687, as the day on which Isaac Newton’s... »

Serendipity in provenance research, part 1

5 Jul 2014
As the readers of this blog already know, my interest in Central European discussions on calendar reform and technical chronology... »

Friday 5 July 1661

6 Jul 2014
At home, and in the afternoon to the office, and that being done all went to Sir W. Batten’s and there had a venison... »
From: Pepys' Diary

The Father of Singapore": Thomas Stamford Raffles

6 Jul 2014
Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, FRS (Born at sea off the coast of Jamaica, 6th July 1781 – London, England, 5th July 1826)... »

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, August 1914

6 Jul 2014
IntroductionOpening Passage:They left the village on a clear morning at dawn. In the early sunlight, the whole of the Caucasus... »
From: Siris

The Writer’s Blog Tour

6 Jul 2014
The Writer’s Blog Tour baton has been passed to me by Suzie Grogan, author of Shell Shocked Britain: The legacy of... »

Of Tea. And a bit about China.

6 Jul 2014
Tea may just be China’s single most significant contribution to art, culture, cooking and civilisation. No, seriously,... »

St. Thomas More Faces Death: July 6, 1535

6 Jul 2014
From The Life of Sir Thomas More, by William Roper, his son in law (included in the prayer book from CTS at left):And so... »

Conference | Houses as Museums / Museums as Houses

6 Jul 2014
From H-ArtHist: Houses as Museums / Museums as Houses The Wallace Collection, London, 12–13 September 2014 Registration... »
From: Enfilade

Have you no scruples? Understanding your apothecary’s prescription

6 Jul 2014
My ancestor Richard Hall clearly liked to be able to decipher his prescriptions. Mind you, he kept them for years and many... »

The Week in Early American History

6 Jul 2014
Michael Hattem brings you the week in early American history. »
From: The Junto

Lecturer in English Literature (Shakespeare plus), Coventry University

6 Jul 2014
“The Department of English and Languages is seeking a one year maternity leave replacement for a Lecturer in English... »
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