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Post Archives for July 2016

The Marquis d’Argens: A Philosophical Life

5 Jul 2016
The Marquis d’Argens (1704-1772) is mainly famous for a book he did not write, Thérèse Philosophe. That... »

Angel Delight

5 Jul 2016
Cue drum roll… Yes, here’s proof that the next Quinton novel, Death’s Bright Angel, really is on the way... »

July 5

5 Jul 2016
What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Virginia Gazette (July 4, 1766).“I have settled... »

Marshfield’s Special Spot on the Road to Concord, 7 July

5 Jul 2016
On Thursday, 7 July, I’ll speak on “The Road to Concord: How Massachusetts Moved Toward War in 1774-75”... »
From: Boston 1775

International John Bunyan Society Conference – 6-9 July 2016

5 Jul 2016
This is a reminder that the Eighth Triennual Conference of the International John Bunyan Society, ‘Voicing Dissent... »

An unfinished gold-tooled binding

5 Jul 2016
July’s Crocodile mystery asked: why is this binding interesting? There are any number of answers, but the one I had... »

A ceremonial for the installation of the Knights Companions…

5 Jul 2016
Author: Order of the Bath. Title: A ceremonial for the installation of the Knights Companions of the Most Hon.... »

Fellowships: Doctoral Position for the Project “The Nature(s) of the Sovereign: The Five Senses at Court”, LMU Munich

5 Jul 2016
Information on the doctoral position available within the project entitled “The Nature(s) of the Sovereign: The... »

QMUL CRLE Seminar – Veronica O’Mara – ‘Saints’ Lives for East Anglian Nuns: From C15 to C18′

5 Jul 2016
All are welcome to this third seminar of the Centre for Religion and Literature in English at Queen Mary University of London:... »

Blogging Utopia (6): Governing Utopia

5 Jul 2016
In this post, Prof Phil Withington looks at the description of Amaurot, the capital city of Utopia. He explores how it relates... »
From: SCEMS

Tweets to the Tweet

5 Jul 2016
Last month The Shakespeare Institute continued an admirable recent tradition of marathon play readings. Led by Martin Wiggins,... »
From: asidenotes

Multigrade Loves

5 Jul 2016
C. S. I. Jenkins has an interesting paper at Ergo called "Modal Monogamy" which concerns the position that the only possible... »
From: Siris

Cost of Paper

5 Jul 2016
The Board of Works maintained detailed lists of prices for goods and services.  These were standardized and did not... »

Ferguson's Grave: A Diary Entry

6 Jul 2016
Ferguson's Grave: A Diary Entry   By Avellina Balestri   King's Mountain, South Carolina. July 21, 2014  ... »

New Book Series: Late Tudor and Stuart Drama: Gender, Performance, and Material Culture – Call For Proposals

6 Jul 2016
Call for proposals, for a new series from Medieval Institute Publications – Late Tudor and Stuart Drama: Gender, Performance,... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

A Survey of 18th- and 19th-Century Food Preservation Techniques in Philadelphia 2.

6 Jul 2016
The American Practical Cyclopaedia (1866) includes specific instructions for storing cabbages. To Keep Cabbages in Winter:... »

First blast of the trumpet: WEMLO

6 Jul 2016
Have you spotted the women looking out from the niches on the home page in EMLO? Today’s array of new catalogues... »

Emotions: History, Culture, Society (EHCS): Special Issue on ‘Emotion and Change’ – Call For Papers

6 Jul 2016
Emotions: History, Culture, Society (EHCS): Special Issue on ‘Emotion and Change’: EHCS invites scholars exploring... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

New Book: Eire, “Reformations”

6 Jul 2016
Carlos M.N. Eire, Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650 (Yale, 2016). »

The Project Gutenberg EBook of Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, by George Francis Dow. 1

6 Jul 2016
The Massachusetts Bay Company seems to have maintained a "company store," in the modern phrase, at which the colonists might... »

The Project Gutenberg EBook of Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, by George Francis Dow.

6 Jul 2016
During the ten years that followed the settlement of the Massachusetts Bay, a continuous flow of emigration from England... »

Montpellier

6 Jul 2016
Montpellier, France, in the seventeenth century. (Attribution unknown) Montpellier is an old city in southern France. It... »
From: Conciatore

The Last Rebel, The Last Battle

6 Jul 2016
As the latest biography of James, the Duke of Monmouth notes:At first light on July 6, 1685, the last battle ever fought... »

The Welsh band of brothers: Euro 2016

6 Jul 2016
The Welsh football team celebrating In my last post, I noted lots of Shakespeare references relating to the fallout from... »

Exhibition | The White Dress

6 Jul 2016
Press release (25 May) from the NGC: Masterpiece in Focus: The White Dress National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 27 May —... »
From: Enfilade

Today's anniversary

6 Jul 2016
Sedgemoor - 1685. Last battle on English soil. »

The Digital Humanities in Three Dimensions

6 Jul 2016
This post is adapted from a talk I gave to the annual conference of the Australasian Association of Digital Humanities in... »
From: Historyonics

Classification and the (Non)Primality of 1

6 Jul 2016
Chances are, when you were told in your elementary school days what prime numbers are, you were told (as I was) that the... »
From: Siris

Oral History Jobs in the Chicago Area

6 Jul 2016
HistoryMakers is offering oral history jobs in the Chicago area. The job description reads: The HistoryMakers seeks to hire... »

Everything for the Garden (Historian)

6 Jul 2016
I had a lot to do yesterday (including gardening) but still managed to devote quite a bit of time to the digital collections... »

July 6

6 Jul 2016
What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Virginia Gazette (July 4, 1766).The previous issue of... »

Appel à communication / Colloque « Une nouvelle histoire de la critique d’art à la lumière des humanités numériques ? »

6 Jul 2016
Initié en 2014 et soutenu par le Labex CAP, la Comue Hésam, l’HiCSA et l’Université Paris... »

A Plymouth County Protest “as if written with a sunbeam”

6 Jul 2016
The letters I quoted yesterday described the arrival of about a hundred British soldiers in Marshfield on 23 Jan 1775, sent... »
From: Boston 1775

Historicism in 1740s Dress

6 Jul 2016
Portrait of a Lady by Thomas Hudson, c. 1740s - Hudson appeared to have done many many portraits of women in Cavalie-inspired... »

Art Crime

6 Jul 2016
This article arguing that all stolen art is on a level seems to make the error of assuming that the only consideration is... »
From: Siris

The First Churchills: Episode 5. Rebellion

6 Jul 2016
Thanks to the Taunton Garrison for posting this - it's pretty good - Sedgemoor at the end. »

Battle of Sedgemoor 1685

6 Jul 2016
My Pinterest page on the Rebellion. »

The last scene of all, / That ends

6 Jul 2016
Last weekend, quite literally half a world away, my grandmother died. She had survived a long illness many years ago—had... »

More monkeys on the cover! Newest issue of ECF is now on Project...

6 Jul 2016
More monkeys on the cover! Newest issue of ECF is now on Project MUSE: Summer 2016, 28.4, https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/33735... »

The Goddess, her husband and his lovers

6 Jul 2016
In recent days the science sections of the media have been full of the successful entering of orbit around Jupiter by the... »

A Remembrance: Russ McDonald

6 Jul 2016
Shakespeare lost one of his most eloquent teachers and writers when Russ McDonald died unexpectedly in London last week,... »

Painters

6 Jul 2016
While the list of costs for masons detailed by the Board of Works extends to over a hundred different jobs, that for painters... »

Newest issue of ECF is now on Project MUSE: Summer 2016, 28.4,...

6 Jul 2016
Newest issue of ECF is now on Project MUSE: Summer 2016, 28.4, https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/33735 Fear, Liberty, and Honourable... »

What’s the big idea? Women in the République des lettres

6 Jul 2016
For someone who’s become accustomed to deciphering handwritten squiggles and entering metadata for hours on end –... »
From: RECIRC

Newest issue of ECF is now on Project MUSE: Summer 2016,...

6 Jul 2016
Newest issue of ECF is now on Project MUSE: Summer 2016, 28.4, https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/33735 “A Reformation... »

Summer 2016 issue of ECF is now on Project MUSE:...

6 Jul 2016
Summer 2016 issue of ECF is now on Project MUSE: 28.4, https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/33735 “Give Me the Consideration... »

Cavendish and Deshoulières: Women and Philosophy

6 Jul 2016
Johannes Vermeer, Woman Reading a Letter (1663), with a large map in the backgroundAlthough much social pressure... »

Picture of the Week #399

6 Jul 2016
Kenilworth Castle. Photo May 2015. New month, new theme! This time we’re going to Kenilworth Castle in honor of the... »

The latest issue of ECF is now on Project MUSE: Summer 2016,...

6 Jul 2016
The latest issue of ECF is now on Project MUSE: Summer 2016, 28.4, https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/33735 The Abbé Mallet’s... »
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