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Post Archives for July 2016

Gnome Ann

8 Jul 2016
From: Siris

CFP: American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 2017 Annual Conference

8 Jul 2016
The call for papers for the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 2017 Annual Conference (due 15 Sept, Minneapolis,... »

Creative Casting of Revenge Tragedy: “Romeo and Juliet” meets “Game of Thrones”

8 Jul 2016
One of Shakespeare’s earliest revenge tragedies is Romeo and Juliet. I’m a big fan of Baz Luhrmann’s film... »

Wednesday 8 July 1663

9 Jul 2016
Being weary, and going to bed late last night, I slept till 7 o’clock, it raining mighty hard, and so did every minute... »

A War and Peace summer with Tolstoy

9 Jul 2016
The latest Oxford World Classics W&P, translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude, revised and edited by Amy Mandelker A recent... »

Dashed Off XIV

9 Jul 2016
The modern age gets much of its texture from the tendency of people to think pleasure must be pursued unless it is obligatory... »
From: Siris

Knights of Malta, English Catholic Martyrs

9 Jul 2016
Once Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell started the Attainder process, no one was safe. Today's beatified martyrs were arrested... »

Review: AT THE EDGE OF SUMMER by Jessica Brockmole

9 Jul 2016
Summer is now in full swing, but there's no better time to read Jessica Brockmole's latest historical novel, AT THE EDGE... »

Cesare Fracassini and the Martyrs of Gorkum

9 Jul 2016
The article I wrote for OSV'S The Catholic Answer Magazine on the Gorkum Martyrs was illustrated with the same picture as... »

Call for Proposals | The Phillips Collection 2016 Book Prize

9 Jul 2016
From H-ArtHist: The Phillips Collection 2016 Book PrizeThe University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge at The Phillips... »
From: Enfilade

Shipping at Anchor in the Thames Estuary, Date Unknown

9 Jul 2016
"Shipping at Anchor in the Thames Estuary Near Wapping," Samuel Scott, date unknown, Sotheby's."When one goes into Wapping... »

July 9

9 Jul 2016
What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (July 9, 1766).“A penny in the pound... »

London’s Response to the Marshfield Loyalists

9 Jul 2016
In February 1775 Gen. Thomas Gage received the thanks of the town of Marshfield, or at least of the Loyalist majority at... »
From: Boston 1775

Henry VIII and His Six Wives

9 Jul 2016
Suzannah Lipscomb and Dan Jones co-wrote and co-presented Henry VIII and His Six Wives, a four-part series for Channel 5,... »

Rome, Naples et Florence: September 1816, Part II

9 Jul 2016
A bit behind on this! My second course of the summer just started and I had underestimated how much re-working I needed to... »
From: Siris

Appel à communication : « Figures de l’immortel(le) / Figures of the Immortal » (Montréal, 27-28 avril 2017)

9 Jul 2016
La mort est une peur indissociable de la conscience humaine. Pour plusieurs, c’est la certitude de ce destin qui caractérise... »

Appel à publication : « Sciences, techniques, pouvoirs et sociétés au XVIe siècle », Revue Le Verger, mars 2017

9 Jul 2016
Le Verger, revue en ligne du site Cornucopia, consacre son onzième numéro aux « Sciences, techniques,... »

Thursday 9 July 1663

10 Jul 2016
Up. Making water this morning, which I do every morning as soon as I am awake, with greater plenty and freedom than I used... »

From the Gorkum Martyrs to William the Silent

10 Jul 2016
Another victim of religious hatred, William the Silent was shot to death by the French Catholic Balthasar Gerard on July... »

At Sotheby’s | English Watches

10 Jul 2016
Press release (8 July 2016) from Sotheby’s, via Art Daily: Celebration of the English Watch, Part II John Harrison’s... »
From: Enfilade

Display | Jacques-Louis David’s ‘Napoleon’

10 Jul 2016
Now on view at AIC: Jacques-Louis David’s NapoleonArt Institute of Chicago, 28 May — 9 October 2016 Jacques-Louis... »
From: Enfilade

Maronite Year LIX

10 Jul 2016
July 10 is the Feast of the Blessed Massabki Brothers, Abdel Mooti Massabki, Francis Massabki, Raphael Massabki. They lived... »
From: Siris

Appel à communication : « Maigreur et minceur dans les sociétés anciennes. Grèce, Orient, Rome » (Toulouse, 16-17 mars 2017)

10 Jul 2016
Alors que les questions autour de l’alimentation et des comportements alimentaires (maigreur et obésité)... »

Appel à communication : « Les conflits de mémoire : arts, histoire, commémorations » (Le Mans, 6-7 avril 2017)

10 Jul 2016
Certains événements historiques font l’objet de récits conflictuels : les guerres, vécues... »

Battle of Langport

10 Jul 2016
Took place today. Wiki here. »

Lord Goring

10 Jul 2016
Commander of the Royalist's forces at Langport. Wiki.Biography here »

July 1

10 Jul 2016
What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (July 10, 1766).“As the Merchants... »

Was Marshfield a Tory Town?

10 Jul 2016
Because Marshfield officially voted to thank Gov. Thomas Gage for sending troops in the winter of 1775, it got a lasting... »
From: Boston 1775

Effigy Bodies: did they really belong to Elizabeth I? | Speculating about the appearance of Gloriana through Dress Reconstruction

10 Jul 2016
After blogging about the process of reconstructing the earliest pair of surviving English bodies that were found on... »

The Most Catholic Street in England?

10 Jul 2016
St Giles in the Fields (in blue) and Lewkner Lane (red), from a section of Jacques Rocques, 1746 map of London.If you’ve... »

Ethan Lipton’s “Tumacho” at Clubbed Thumb

10 Jul 2016
As the US grapples with horrific evidence of our culture’s violent obsession with guns, Ethan Lipton’s hilarious... »
From: The Bookfish

The Alchemist (RSC) @ The Swan Theatre

10 Jul 2016
The RSC’s contribution to the 400th anniversary of Ben Jonson’s 1616 Folio is a Swan production of The Alchemist,... »

Celebrity Antiques Roadtrip

10 Jul 2016
I’ve just filmed Celebrity Antiques Roadtrip. I was competing against my friend, Kate Williams, and my expert was David... »

Pointless

10 Jul 2016
It turns out that there is something more terrifying than Finals. It’s going on Pointless with Alexander Armstrong... »

Colloque : « Le vêtement au Moyen Âge : de l’atelier à la garde-robe » (Paris, 27-28 septembre 2016)

10 Jul 2016
Le vêtement dans la société médiévale est un bien coûteux, mais la qualité... »

Marked by a Witch

10 Jul 2016
I have featured maps on this blog many times: maps allegorical, anthropomorphic, and antique, maps featuring octopuses, spiders,... »

Capt. Alexander Smith’s “A History of the Lives and Robberies of the Most Notorious Highwaymen, Footpads, Shoplifts, and Cheats” (1714)

10 Jul 2016
The eighteenth century was a period which witnessed a great deal of interest in crime. With a rising crime rate, and an inefficient... »

Sunday Short Takes

10 Jul 2016
Time for a Sunday Short Takes! * Dynastic Rivalry and Digital Reconstruction at Bradgate House – Interesting work on... »

A Quick Trip to Italy, Miscellanea VIII

10 Jul 2016
Rome: Walking Away from Vatican CityMore shots of Castel Sant'Angelo: The Tiber River: Whoever does Roman advertising for... »
From: Siris

The Dead London Chronicles

11 Jul 2016
Over at The Dead London Chronicles, our free Gothic tale continues… The snow did not stop during the night,... »

Humboldt Research Fellowship – Call For Applications

11 Jul 2016
A Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows you to carry out long-term research (6-24 months) in Germany.... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Doni Tondo Bibliography

11 Jul 2016
This week I have put the latest version of my interpretation of Michelangelo's Doni Tondo on my website, MyGiorgione. Last... »

Glass Headhunters

11 Jul 2016
Berkshire Glass Works cane from 1878 – Charles Flint(hollow, filled with the fine quality sand of the area) Since... »
From: Conciatore

Shakespeare at the Edges: Call For Papers Extended

11 Jul 2016
ANZSA 2016: Shakespeare at the Edges: CFP University of Waikato, Hamilton, NZ 17-19 November, 2016 The final deadline for... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

New books in BSB: July 2016

11 Jul 2016
A friendly robot sent me the following list of recent acquisitions by Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (München) focussed... »

The Benedictines in England: Down to One Man

11 Jul 2016
As today is the feast of St. Benedict, one of the patron saints of Europe, it's appropriate to reflect on the Benedictine... »

Shakespeare, theatre, and the Great War

11 Jul 2016
Over the past few weeks we have been remembering the battle of the Somme that began on 1 July 1916 and continued for five... »

Thomas Babington Macaulay the Whig

11 Jul 2016
I found this resource from the University of Cambridge for prospective undergraduate history majors. One of their topics... »

Exhibition | The Ince Blundell Collection of Classical Sculpture

11 Jul 2016
Pantheon interior Blundell Hall ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ Now on view at The Atkinson: Pantheon:... »
From: Enfilade
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