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Post Archives for August 2013

Meta-Meta-Meta History: Current Views of Victorian Views of English History

30 Aug 2013
History Today features this review of a book looking at how the Victorians looked at English history; thus it's a meta-meta-meta... »

New Book | Concrete: From Archeology to Invention, 1700–1769

30 Aug 2013
Distributed by Routledge: Roberto Gargiani, Concrete: From Archeology to Invention, 1700–1769 (Lausanne: EPFL Press,... »
From: Enfilade

Exhibition | Eighteenth-Century Pastels

30 Aug 2013
Now on view at The Met: Eighteenth-Century Pastels The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2 August — 29 December... »
From: Enfilade

A Celebrity Crush From My Youth

30 Aug 2013
Leonardo DiCaprio. I remember how incensed I was as a then eleven-year-old, in 1996, when Romeo + Juliet came out and Romeo... »

Top 10 Articles in August 2013

30 Aug 2013
Journal of the American Revolution as seen on MSNBC, 8/13/13. It has been a wild month for Journal of the American Revolution.... »

Remember the Royal Proclamation?

30 Aug 2013
Some readers may remember indignant calls earlier this year for a commemoration of the Royal Proclamation of 1763 (see... »
From: Charlevoix

Splitting Down the Middle

30 Aug 2013
        Sliced in half... Photo by Anan Zeevy        Over summer, while sitting... »

1763 and All That

30 Aug 2013
On Saturday, 21 September, the Fletcher School of Diplomacy at Tufts University will host a public symposium on “War, Peace,... »
From: Boston 1775

Work and the WPA

30 Aug 2013
The artwork produced by the artists of the Federal Arts Project, the major visual initiative of the New Deal Works Progress... »

Resigning from the Enlightenment Project

30 Aug 2013
In his response, Dr. Rundvist restates his original claim and enlists me in the project: history of science (and, apparently,... »
From: Darin Hayton

Welcoming a New Member to The Junto

30 Aug 2013
The Junto is happy to announce the addition of Sara Damiano, a PhD candidate at The Johns Hopkins University, to the blog's... »
From: The Junto

Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies: Special Issue for Cadiz Bicentennial

30 Aug 2013
Most of you will know this already, but for the record: The Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies announces... »

Community Pride: Historical Sewing Online

30 Aug 2013
Costume bloggers at Costume College 2012I just want to take this moment to say how proud I am of the online historical sewing... »

ShaLT Project Lectures -- online!

30 Aug 2013
Over the summer of 2013 a series of public talksby leading theatre historians was given at theVictoria & Albert Museum... »

A Modified “Godwin’s Law”

30 Aug 2013
The OED defines Godwin’s Law: A facetious aphorism maintaining that as an online debate increases in length, it becomes... »
From: Darin Hayton

Part 1: The rise of the male medical professional in the field of midwifery: the work of William Gifford.

30 Aug 2013
I am fortunate to have been alive at the end of the twentieth century and living in the United Kingdom when I gave birth... »
From: C18thGirl

Digital edition of the week: a fifteenth-century German-Latin macaronic drinking song (with transcription)

30 Aug 2013
The BSB released a digital facsimile this week of the manuscript clm 29775/12, a fragment of a twelfth-century gradual on... »

Conference: Politische Gartenkunst? Das Gartenreich Dessau-Wörlitz und die Fürstenrepräsentation der Aufklärungszeit

30 Aug 2013
Information on the conference entitled “Politische Gartenkunst? Das Gartenreich Dessau-Wörlitz und die Fürstenrepräsentation... »

Working my way through edits...

31 Aug 2013
I think a simple quote by the late great science fiction writer,  Douglas Adams, will summarize what I've been thinking,... »

Dare, Never Grudge the Throe!

31 Aug 2013
from Rabbi Ben Ezraby Robert Browning Grow old along with me!The best is yet to be,The last of life, for which the first... »
From: Siris

Dawson on Victiorians and Catholicism

31 Aug 2013
After posting on the History Today book review yesterday, I found this essay by Christopher Dawson on ENGLISH CATHOLICISM... »

Conference | The Lives of Objects

31 Aug 2013
From the conference website: The Lives of Objects Wolfson College, Oxford, 20–22 September 2013 The relationship between... »
From: Enfilade

The man responsible for striped lawns – Edwin Budding, 1795 – 1846

31 Aug 2013
Let us spare a thought today for a man who changed the face of gardening, a man responsible for all those beautiful football... »

Ten Things I Am Grateful For

31 Aug 2013
Wow, it’s already the last day of the August Blog Challenge. This has been such an interesting month of blogging, and... »

Shakespeare and The Spanish Tragedy: A Challenge for Theatre History

31 Aug 2013
A few weeks ago, Shakespeare made headlines once again. Or rather, Douglas Bruster did — thanks to, of all things,... »
From: dispositio

Was the downfall of Richard III caused by a Strawberry?

31 Aug 2013
Richard III's actions in the summer of 1483, when he unexpectedly put aside his twelve-year-old nephew and became King... »

Networks, case studies and the big picture: some reflections

31 Aug 2013
Following on from our successful conference last month, News Networks is busy once again, this time in producing a two-volume... »

Quebec Act Conference in Montreal, 4-5 October

31 Aug 2013
Eleven years after the Declaration of 1763, the British government enacted another measure to organize the territory it won... »
From: Boston 1775

He ‘Beat his Daughter in such a Manner that the flesh did rise in Several Parts of her’

31 Aug 2013
Savagery and Sadness in Sunderland Part 8: How harsh was parental discipline in the eighteenth century? Catherine Ettrick’s... »

Non-catholic civil registers of Livorno (1818-1865) fully indexed.

31 Aug 2013
I’m pleased to announce the completion of the indexing process of the non-catholic civil registers of Livorno (1818-1865)! The... »

Stokstad on Giorgione's Tempest

31 Aug 2013
Marilyn Stokstad’s “Art History”* is apparently one of the most popular art history textbooks in America. It has gone... »

Conference: Theater and the Visual Arts in Rome 1300-1700

31 Aug 2013
Information on the conference entitled “Theater and the Visual Arts in Rome 1300-1700″ (16-17 Oct, Rome, Italy)... »

Booth Tarkington, Monsieur Beaucaire

31 Aug 2013
IntroductionOpening Passage: The Young Frenchman did very well what he had planned to do. His guess that the Duke would cheat... »
From: Siris
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