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Post Archives for July 2016

Appel à communication : « Early Modern Objects and the Boundaries of Materialities » — session de la CAA (New York, 15-18 février 2017)

3 Jul 2016
CAA 105th Annual Conference, New York, February 15-18, 2017 Deadline: August 30, 2016 Chairs: Lauren R. Cannady (Clark Art... »

The man with the wax face

3 Jul 2016
In May 1884 The Lancet’s Paris correspondent reported the following:  There is to be seen at Landrecies, in the... »

Appel à communication : Congrès du College Art Association (CAA) (New York, 15-18 février 2017)

3 Jul 2016
Le 105e congrès du College Art Association (CAA) se tiendra à New York en 2017. Les rencontres se dérouleront... »

July 3

3 Jul 2016
What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Journal (July 3, 1766).“A number of English... »

New Words from Richard Henry Lee

3 Jul 2016
The American Antiquarian Society just announced that retiree Kathy Major, back in the archive as a volunteer, had identified... »
From: Boston 1775

Historic Yorkshire Criminals: William Knipe’s “Criminal Chronology” (1867)

3 Jul 2016
The eighteenth century was the period in which criminal biography flourished, when men such as Charles Johnson were publishing... »

Unearthing your private life at work

3 Jul 2016
There are many good reasons why I don’t write much about work - one being that you’ve no way of knowing how well... »

Teams Excavating Toilets Flush Out Thousands Of 18th Century Artifacts

3 Jul 2016
More Here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/philadelphia-excavation-finds-artifacts_us_5777d0d3e4b0416464103834?section=australia »

The Dead London Chronicles

4 Jul 2016
Over at The Dead London Chronicles, our free Gothic tale continues… The house was large and the party busy,... »

Fortnightly Book, July 3

4 Jul 2016
This Fortnightly Book might possibly end up a three-week 'fortnight', but we will see; it's a long work, but at the same... »
From: Siris

Special issue of postmedieval: Prophetic Futures – Call For Papers

4 Jul 2016
Call for manuscripts for special issue of postmedieval: A Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies on “Prophetic Futures”... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

‘Economics of Poetry’ Conference: Rome, April 28-30 2016  

4 Jul 2016
Used with permission from the ‘Economics of Poetry’ conference organisers. Tara Auty reflects on the recent ‘Economics... »

The Society for the History of Emotions

4 Jul 2016
The Society for the History of Emotions (SHE) is a project of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Europe... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

At the Folger: Merchant of Venice becomes District Merchants

4 Jul 2016
Shylock (Matthew Boston) about to extract his pound of flesh from Antoine (Craig Wallace) Dear friends and readers, Although... »

Vitrum Flexile

4 Jul 2016
Roman Emperor Tiberius - Glass paste cameo c 20ACE by "Herophilos, Son of Dioskurides" In the first century CE, references... »
From: Conciatore

The End of the Fortnight for Freedom

4 Jul 2016
Three years ago, I reviewed a book by Russell Shaw on this blog:American Church: The Remarkable Rise, Meteoric Fall, and... »

Reblogged: History Carnival 157: Anything but Brexit

4 Jul 2016
the many-headed monster Brodie Waddell If you’re in Britain and reading a history blog, you’ve probably spent... »

Grace Kelly’s Pressed Flowers

4 Jul 2016
Grace Kelly measuring one of her flower collages, from “My Book of Flowers” (published 1980) I’ve been... »

Great Parchment Book on Twitter

4 Jul 2016
You can also keep up to date with the Great Parchment Book project and associated activities on Twitter using the hashtag... »

Multiple Audiences

4 Jul 2016
Although ostensibly an epitaph, William Elderton’s A proper new balad of my ladie marques, Whose death is bewailed... »

History of Food and Medicine

4 Jul 2016
This just in from contributors Rachel Rich and Sara Pennell… Check out their virtual issue of Social History of Medicine... »

Team Macintosh reflect on their first week

4 Jul 2016
Team Macintosh have just begun the second week of their placement in the Department of Geography. Here, I turn the blog over... »

A visit from Madame Gilflurt: The mystery of the Duke of Cumberland’s valet

4 Jul 2016
I am delighted to introduce, to those of you who have not yet met her (there can’t be many), the wonderful Catherine... »

Appel à communication : « Medieval sculpture production centres / Les centres de production de la sculpture médiévale » (Aix-la-Chapelle, 23 novembre 2016)

4 Jul 2016
Ards, M-museum Leuven and Suermondt-Ludwig Museum in Aachen are happy to announce the conference theme for the 3rd annual... »

July 4

4 Jul 2016
What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (July 4, 1766).“We beg such... »

E-Book (Open-Access): Sara Martinetti, Filippo Juvarra e l’elaborazione del gusto decorativo tra Roma e Torino (1704-1735)

4 Jul 2016
The open-access e-book by Sara Martinetti and entitled  Filippo Juvarra e l’elaborazione del gusto decorativo... »

The Cuban Revolution and Me

4 Jul 2016
By Cindy Ermus One need not witness a revolution to experience its power. I was not yet born “cuando triunfó... »

“We hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable”

4 Jul 2016
On this Independence Day, Boston 1775 pauses to recall these stirring words:When in the course of human events it becomes... »
From: Boston 1775

Radio Greats: The Fourth of July (Yankee Yarns)

4 Jul 2016
Alton H. Blackington was a photojournalist who loved New England and who was also a passionate pursuer of human interest... »
From: Siris

Sociolinguistics Symposium 21: conference reflections

4 Jul 2016
Linguistic DNA Co-Investigator Justyna Robinson attended the Sociolinguistics Symposium at the University of Murcia, Spain,... »

Harry Fox’s diary: the Battle of the Somme

4 Jul 2016
On the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, read extracts from Stratford-upon-Avon soldier Harry Fox’s wartime diary.... »

Salem in the 1770s

4 Jul 2016
For this year’s July Fourth commemoration, I have gathered some Salem structures built in the 1770s so we can see some... »

Spanish Paleography Workshop

4 Jul 2016
The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library is hosting a Spanish Paleography Workshop this fall. The workshop,... »

The Parachute Wedding Dress and World War II Era Brides

4 Jul 2016
Photo, courtesy, Newmarket Historical Society Sandra Tarbox (www.ColonialTable.com) and I recently co-curated a local history... »
From: SilkDamask

Gentleman John Jackson and his Boxing Saloon

5 Jul 2016
It's a delight to welcome Elizabeth Johns, who is about to duck into the ring with Gentleman John Jackson!---oOo--- Gentleman... »

Locke and the Newtonian Achievement

5 Jul 2016
Kirsten Walsh writes… In the Principia, Newton claimed to be doing experimental philosophy.  Over my last three... »

Adaptation and Perception – Call for Papers

5 Jul 2016
Special Issue of Adaptation: Adaptation and Perception Guest editors: Sibylle Baumbach, Dan Hassler-Forest, and Pascal Nicklas... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

New Journal: Emotions: History, Culture, Society (EHCS) – Call For Papers

5 Jul 2016
Emotions: History, Culture, Society (EHCS) Journal The Society for the History of Emotions, a project of the Australian Research... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

A Survey of 18th- and 19th-Century Food Preservation Techniques in Philadelphia 1.

5 Jul 2016
If you wish to salt fat pork, scald coarse salt in water and skim it, till the salt will no longer melt in the water. Pack... »

A Free Land or the Traitor's Block

5 Jul 2016
One of the Signersby John Greenleaf WhittierO storied vale of MerrimacRejoice through all thy shade and shine,And from his... »
From: Siris

Once it proved effective for noble men and women

5 Jul 2016
By Sietske Fransen, with Saskia Klerk First of all, I owe you the result of a question I posted in my previous blog about... »

Shakespeare and the referendum

5 Jul 2016
The knives have certainly been out since the Referendum vote on 23 June, and in the last week the Shakespearean references... »

Appel à communication : « Modernités pittoresques. Le régionalisme architectural comme processus global (1890-1950) (Paris, 30 novembre – 2 décembre 2016)

5 Jul 2016
Au cours des vingt dernières années, l’historiographie architecturale a abordé le régionalisme... »

Guest Post: It’s Pronounced “Woo-ster”: The Omohundro Institute’s 22nd Annual Conference Recap

5 Jul 2016
Andrew Johnson (@dajohnsonii) is a doctoral candidate in history at Rice University. His work explores the social and cultural... »
From: The Junto

Appel à communication : Congrès de l’association européenne d’art et d’archéologie asiatique (Zürich, 24-27 août 2017)

5 Jul 2016
The Board of the EAAA is pleased to announce the call for paper for the 2nd EAAA conference to be held at University of Zurich,... »

Like an elastic ball

5 Jul 2016
The great French surgeon Guillaume Dupuytren was known to his unfortunate juniors as ‘the Napoleon of surgery’... »

The InvenCaP ‘Inventory’ has now been published!

5 Jul 2016
Dissenting Experience is pleased to announce its latest publication, An Inventory of Puritan and Dissenting Records, 1640-1714... »

Pyrates in the Bay of Maryland: Punishment

5 Jul 2016
This post is a continuation of the "Race, Revolt, and Piracy" series. You can find parts one and two here. For two months... »

Forgotten Connections and Divided Loyalties

5 Jul 2016
We would very much like to welcome a new guest to our blog, Avellina Balestri (alias Rosaria Marie), she is a Catholic... »
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