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Post Archives for August 2019

Introducing Katherine Iselin, HECAA’s Social Media Manager

1 Aug 2019
I’m Katherine Iselin, the new social media manager for HECAA. I’m a PhD candidate at the University of Missouri... »
From: Enfilade

The Inspiration Behind Oceana: 6. Sir John Fortescue

1 Aug 2019
James Harrington is often seen as an aristocratic republican who like others in that tradition placed power in the hands... »

CFP – The Senses in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: Hearing and Auditory Perception – conference at Trinity College Dublin

1 Aug 2019
Trinity College Dublin 24-25 April 2020 Proposals for papers are invited for a conference on The Senses in Medieval and Renaissance... »

Minden 1759

1 Aug 2019
Ron Embleton's paintingToday's anniversary Battle_of_Minden »

The Tragedy of Henry Laurens

1 Aug 2019
It wasn’t really their fault, they said. Slavery, men of the founding generation liked to argue, was brought to the... »

Snapphane

1 Aug 2019
This is a clip from a 1941 movie about the pro-Danish irregulars during the Scanian War. Read about them here at the Wiki.  »

Slavery Advertisements Published August 1, 1769

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

Operation Night Watch

1 Aug 2019
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has launched Operation Night Watch, a project to restore Rembrandt van Rijn’s Night Watch... »

Sexy Mamas of the 1700s

1 Aug 2019
Joanne Begiato of Oxford Brookes University has been sharing long essays about the history of sexuality and gender in early... »
From: Boston 1775

August 1

1 Aug 2019
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (August 1, 1769). “Said Negro... »

Covered Bridges & Hearse Houses

1 Aug 2019
I took a very long way home from and through New Hampshire on Sunday, in pursuit of covered bridges and hearse houses. I’ve... »

Shakespeare in Sweden

1 Aug 2019
By Jan Padover Jan Padover, the illustrator for Prospero Art Publishers recently finished an exhibit of his playing card... »

Reviews in the June ’19 RQ

1 Aug 2019
Renaissance Quarterly 72/2 (2019): David Souto Alcalde reviews La invención de las noticias: Las relaciones de sucesos... »

Postcards in the Folger Archives: The 1879 Hyde Prize in Oratory at Amherst College

1 Aug 2019
A guest post by Stephen Grant My first descent into the underground vault took place in 2007 during a short-term Folger fellowship.... »

Measure for Measure (RSC/Live from Stratford-upon-Avon) @ The Broadway, Nottingham

1 Aug 2019
Gregory Doran’s new Measure for Measure seemed, at times, to be almost defiantly setting itself against ‘relevance’.... »

3rd Regiment of Foot, The Royal Welch Fusileers Minden 1759

1 Aug 2019
 Many thanks to Richard Marren for his portrayal of a soldier from Minden - he says260 years ago today the 23rd Regiment... »

Jottings on Aristotelianism and the Labor Theory of Value

1 Aug 2019
There is no single 'labor theory of value'; labor theories of value can be quite different depending on what aspect of labor... »
From: Siris

Wednesday 1 August 1666

2 Aug 2019
Up betimes to the settling of my last month’s accounts, and I bless God I find them very clear, and that I am worth... »

Call for Proposals: Parergon Special Issues

2 Aug 2019
The journal Parergon, in print since 1971, regularly produces one open issue and one themed issue annually. Recent and forthcoming... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Liguori

2 Aug 2019
Today is the feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori, Doctor of the Church. A child prodigy, he got his degree in law four years earlier... »
From: Siris

What Goes Around Comes Around

2 Aug 2019
The German city of Ulm in the 16th centuryGeorg Braun, Franz Hogenberg 1570-78(Click image to enlarge.)In the spring and... »
From: Conciatore

Winterthur Acquires Paintings by Krimmel and Bourgoin

2 Aug 2019
François-Jules Bourgoin, Family Group in a New York Interior, ca. 1807, oil on canvas, 30 × 42 inches (Winterthur... »
From: Enfilade

Geoffrey Parker, Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century,Yale University Press, 2014, 904 pages.

2 Aug 2019
"Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night, / God said 'Let Newton be!' and all was light.Alexander Pope“This summer... »

Portrait of 18C American Woman

2 Aug 2019
1755 Joseph Badger 1708-1765 Eleanor Wyer Foster Mrs Isaac Nat Gal Art »

New books in BSB: 2019-08-01

2 Aug 2019
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has a new robot.     For me it searches for recent acquisitions by said library in... »

Rough and brave: what can soldiers tell us about 18th century masculinity? Part II

2 Aug 2019
Guardsmen Let me begin with the guardsmen at the heart of William Hogarth’s The March of the Guards to Finchley... »

Re-visiting Maria Cosway

2 Aug 2019
Fake Or Fortune? Philip Mould and Fiona Bruce with the painting ‘Peniston Lamb II’, originally valued at £8,000... »

Raid on Mount's Bay 1595

2 Aug 2019
Today's anniversary. A Spanish assault on Mousehole and Penzance in Cornwall among others. WikiAlso see here »

Slavery Advertisements Published August 2, 1769

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

The Departure of Sir Francis Bernard

2 Aug 2019
On 2 Aug 1769, two hundred fifty years ago today, the leadership of the royal government of Massachusetts changed hands.... »
From: Boston 1775

Three Orders of Good Taste

2 Aug 2019
Taste seems to comprize three orders or degrees in its universal comprehension.The first is composed of those objects which... »
From: Siris

August

2 Aug 2019
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (August 2, 1769). “THE subscribers... »

New Book: “The Configuration of the Spanish Public Sphere”

2 Aug 2019
Parts of this will interest early modernists: The Configuration of the Spanish Public Sphere: From the Enlightenment to the... »

Thursday 2 August 1666

3 Aug 2019
[Up] and to the office, where we sat, and in discourse at the table with Sir W. Batten, I was obliged to tell him it was... »

My new favourite thing: weighted log odds ratios

3 Aug 2019
Introduction Pauper examinations Petitions Coroners inquests Concluding thoughts Resources Introduction This post (which... »

Dashed Off XVI

3 Aug 2019
(Due to grading and a number of other things, the fortnightly book will be delayed another week instead of coming out tomorrow.)We... »
From: Siris

Television | Helen Mirren to Play Catherine the Great

3 Aug 2019
Coming this fall, from HBO: Oscar-winner Helen Mirren will lead miniseries Catherine the Great as the tumultuous monarch... »
From: Enfilade

Exhibition | Triumph & Tragedy: Catherine, the Romanovs, and Fabergé

3 Aug 2019
Attributed to Giacomo Quarenghi (Italy 1744–1817), designer, Pair of ‘Hercules’ armchairs, ca. 1795, Russia,... »
From: Enfilade

Battle of Nördlingen (1645)

3 Aug 2019
Jean- Baptists le PaonToday's anniversary.//en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Nördlingen_(1645) »

Slavery Advertisements Published August 3, 1769

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

A sentry by his box. Paul Sandby 1749

3 Aug 2019
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_SandbyTwo standing soldiers Paul Sandby 1749 »

“The general Joy of this City”

3 Aug 2019
On 31 July 1769 the Boston Gazette alerted its readers that Gov. Francis Bernard was leaving Massachusetts at last:HIS EXCELLENCY... »
From: Boston 1775

August 3

3 Aug 2019
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the New-York Journal (August 3, 1769).... »

This Week on Dispatches: Andrew Waters on the Campaign in the Carolinas

3 Aug 2019
On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor Andrew Waters on the course of the... »

Friday 3 August 1666

4 Aug 2019
Up and to the office, where Sir W. Batten and I sat to contract for some fire-ships. I there close all the morning. At noon... »

Upcoming Books, Events, and Exhibitions for August 2019

4 Aug 2019
Books Of course I missed a few things back in July, so let’s start with those: Tudor Folk Tales by Dave Tonge was released... »

On Anti-Vaccination Conscientious Objection

4 Aug 2019
At The Atlantic, Eula and Mavis Biss have an absurd article on anti-vaccination conscientious objection; the answer to the... »
From: Siris

Exhibition and Book | Mudlarking

4 Aug 2019
As noted in Salon, the newsletter of the Society of Antiquaries of London, issue 432 (30 July 2019) . . . Foragers of the... »
From: Enfilade

Portrait of 18C American Woman

4 Aug 2019
1756 John Singleton Copley 1738-1815 Ann Tyng Mrs Tho Smelt 1756 Boston MFA »

Good news

4 Aug 2019
Just a quick post to say that an article based on my paper at the Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference in Maynooth last... »
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