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Post Archives for July 2019

Veins of the Earth

1 Jul 2019
Antonio Neri, "The Mineral Gold"Neri 1598-1600 (Ferguson 67), f. 5r.Over a decade before Antonio Neri wrote L’Arte... »
From: Conciatore

New Book | The American Duchess Guide to 18th-Century Beauty

1 Jul 2019
This companion volume to The American Duchess Guide to 18th–Century Dressmaking is scheduled to be released in July,... »
From: Enfilade

Record of the Week: Letters of John Shaw

1 Jul 2019
By Carys Brown It was not uncommon in eighteenth-century towns for members of the same household going to different places... »

The Inspiration Behind Oceana: 5. Petrus Cunaeus

1 Jul 2019
In previous blogposts I have explored the ways in which James Harrington drew on the ideas of earlier thinkers. So far my... »

Portrait of 18C American Women

1 Jul 2019
1752 John Wollaston 1733-1767 Mrs Philip Livingston pvt »

Publication : Le poète face au tableau. De la Renaissance au Baroque

1 Jul 2019
Le poète face au tableau. De la Renaissance au Baroque édité par Aline Smeesters et Ralph Dekoninck... »

Appel à communication : « La chambre et les arts. L’intime au défi » (Bordeaux, 18 février 2020)

1 Jul 2019
Date : 18 février 2020 Lieu : Université Bordeaux Montaigne, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme d’Aquitaine,... »

Being Mr Wickham: On Sale Now

1 Jul 2019
Booking is now open for Being Mr Wickham, starring Adrian Lukis, at Bath's Masonic Hall on 15th September! I'm so excited... »

This Week on Dispatches: Michael Gadue on Naval Strategies of the Saratoga Campaign

1 Jul 2019
On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews law professor and US Army officer Michael Gadue about... »

Benedict Arnold and James Wemyss: Similar Experiences Contrasting Legacies

1 Jul 2019
Often, a person’s legacy is defined by decisions made at pivotal moments rather than a lifetime of previous accomplishments.... »

Gaming and Framing the Age of Revolution (1775-1848) in Thirty Figures

1 Jul 2019
By Ben Marsh Link to survey: https://poll.fm/10344546. If you had to pick thirty historical figures whose lives and legacies... »

Project Update: New Outputs, New Funding, New Jobs!

1 Jul 2019
Jane Whittle It’s been quiet on this blog lately, but behind the scenes a lot has been going on. This includes the... »

Introducing Project Erin: Thomas Moore in Europe

1 Jul 2019
ERIN documents two of Thomas Moore’s song series – the Irish Melodies (1808-1834) and National... »

A Little Touch of As You Like It in Frasier

1 Jul 2019
“Motor Skills.” By Eric Zicklin. Perf. Kelsey Grammer, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin, and John Mahoney. Dir.... »
From: Bardfilm

ASLE 2019: Fire, Water, Paradise, Community

1 Jul 2019
The steel carbon-bird waits open-mouthed at the gate, and I can feel #ASLE2019 sliding away. Such a flood of imagination,... »
From: The Bookfish

Schoolmasters with the Initials “J.L.”

1 Jul 2019
As quoted yesterday, in the summer of 1775 London newspapers reported that letters found on the body of Dr. Joseph Warren... »
From: Boston 1775

Slavery Advertisements Published July 1, 1769

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

THE ARMIES AND WARS OF THE SUN KING 1643-1715. VOLUME 1: THE GUARD OF LOUIS XIV

1 Jul 2019
When it comes to the French army of the 17th and 18th century there is one man who writes books that are more useful than... »

John Gauden, Eikōn Basilikē: The Pourtraiture of His Sacred Maiesty in His Solitudes and Sufferings (1649)

1 Jul 2019
Charles I was long since executed and his son Charles II dead of apoplexy when Anna Vyvyan signed a copy of the popular Eikon... »

18th Century Hairstyles for Short Hair

1 Jul 2019
Nicole's chin-length bob was perfect, if not even a little too long, for the early 1780s crape'd hairstyle once supplemented... »

July 1

1 Jul 2019
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (July 1, 1769). “JUST... »

Pikes in the WSS

1 Jul 2019
Been talking about this and I found a couple of quotes from GM Trevelyan's England under Queen Anne Blenheim.' In the English... »

Lord Donegall's Regiment of Foot

1 Jul 2019
The War of Spanish Succession is alive and well in the USA with Lord Donegal's. Recruting now, See their webpage here »

Ideology, Absolutism and the English Revolution: Debates of the British Communist Historians, 1940-1956 (2008) David Parker-Lawrence & Wishart.

1 Jul 2019
In the introduction to a remarkable book, David Parker correctly points out the immense contribution historians mentioned... »

Upcoming Books, Events, and Exhibitions for July 2019

1 Jul 2019
Books I have a few books that were previously released in the UK that are now out in the US: First up is John Morton: Adversary... »

Sunday 1 July 1666

2 Jul 2019
(Sunday). Up betimes, and to the office receiving letters, two or three one after another from Sir W. Coventry, and sent... »

Music on My Mind

2 Jul 2019
Hidden Citizens, "Paint It Black". This is one of those songs that has become popular for covers recently. I actually still... »
From: Siris

Textures: a Thematic Series

2 Jul 2019
By Amanda E. Herbert and Marissa Nicosia In a casual conversation about hippocras recipes over a year ago, we realized we... »

Another Page in the Life of Joseph Bufton: Some Verses of My Owne Making

2 Jul 2019
[In our mini-series ‘A Page in the Life’, each post briefly introduces a new writer and a page from their manuscript.... »

Today's anniversary the 375th

2 Jul 2019
Marston Moor BattleThe Battle of Marston Moor was fought on 2 July 1644, during the First English Civil War of 1642–1646.... »

The Declaration of Independence: Did John Hancock Really Say That about his Signature?—and Other Signing Stories

2 Jul 2019
When we picture the Declaration of Independence, most of us immediately think of the document handwritten on parchment and... »

The Schellenberg 1704

2 Jul 2019
Today's anniversaryhttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_SchellenbergAlso go here for an eyewitness of the battle, plus... »

The French Colonial Historical Society, Longueuil, 2019: A Template for Early Canadian History?

2 Jul 2019
Samuel Derksen The 45th Annual Meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society (FCHS) was held from June 13-15 at the Université... »
From: Borealia

Oh Say Can You See

2 Jul 2019
The big news this week is the publication of Destiny’s Tide, the first in my new trilogy set in the sixteenth century!... »

The scramble for a royal heir

2 Jul 2019
Although George III had 15 children, and all but two of them survived to adulthood, grandchildren – at least legitimate... »

Versailles: a Bedroom of style

2 Jul 2019
Photo tour!The Queen's bedroom at Versailles saw its fair share of lady occupants. The style of the furnishings rotated with... »

July

2 Jul 2019
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Journal (June 29, 1769). “Doing... »

William Sullivan’s “Bunker Hill manuscripts”

2 Jul 2019
On the fiftieth anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1825, the committee raising funds to build the Bunker Hill Monument... »
From: Boston 1775

Species Identification of Animal Skins in Books & Manuscripts

2 Jul 2019
Throughout history, animal pelts have been used in the production of books and manuscripts. To learn more about how conservators... »

Dear Reader

2 Jul 2019
Please excuse the absence of posts in the past week. Have been dealing with a family medical problem. Expecting to return... »

Embeddable Answered Questions

2 Jul 2019
Luca Incurvati and Julian J. Schlöder have a really nice paper on what they call inferential expressivism; expressivism... »
From: Siris

Voting against the Estimates

2 Jul 2019
The House of Commons today approved the estimates with the official opposition abstaining, despite a brief kerfuffle over... »

Monday 2 July 1666

3 Jul 2019
Up betimes, and forced to go to my Lord Mayor’s, about the business of the pressed men; and indeed I find him a mean... »

Benjamin Franklin and Glass

3 Jul 2019
Note: This is a shorter version of a piece appearing in the Spring/Summer 2016 issue of the NAGC Bulletin. Many thanks for... »
From: Conciatore

The emergence of modern astronomy – a complex mosaic: Part XIV

3 Jul 2019
The Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546–1601) was, like Wilhelm IV of Hesse-Kassel a prominent aristocrat. In the sixteenth... »

A Looking Glass from Mount Vernon Recreated by Eli Wilner & Co.

3 Jul 2019
Press release, via Art Daily (29 June 2019) . . . Reproduction of George and Martha Washington’s Front Parlor Looking... »
From: Enfilade

New Title | ‘The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret’

3 Jul 2019
From The University of Virginia Press: Mary Thompson, ‘The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret’: George Washington,... »
From: Enfilade

New Book | Reconsidering Interpretation of Heritage Sites

3 Jul 2019
From Routledge: Anne Lindsay, Reconsidering Interpretation of Heritage Sites: America in the Eighteenth Century (New York:... »
From: Enfilade
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