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Post Archives for September 2018

Rijksmuseum Acquires Floral Painting by Gerard van Spaendonck

1 Sep 2018
Press release (29 August 2018) from the Rijksmuseum: Gerard van Spaendonck, Still Life of Flowers in Alabaster Vase, 1783,... »
From: Enfilade

Display | Bad-boy Adrian Beverland

1 Sep 2018
Now on view at the Rijksmuseum: Bad-boy Adrian Beverland / Hadriaan BeverlandRijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 26 April — 17... »
From: Enfilade

Slavery Advertisements Published September 1, 1768

1 Sep 2018
The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era... »

“Captain Chambers has commenced a Suit in London”

1 Sep 2018
In the early 1770s James Chambers criss-crossed the Atlantic between New York and London on the ship London. His name appeared... »
From: Boston 1775

September 1

1 Sep 2018
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Virginia Gazette [Purdie & Dixon] (September... »

Jules Verne, The Mighty Orinoco; Invasion of the Sea

1 Sep 2018
IntroductionOpening Passages: From The Mighty Orinoco:"There is not the slightest reason to believe that this discussion... »
From: Siris

New Book | The Invention of Rare Books

2 Sep 2018
McKitterick is especially interested in how the idea of ‘rarity’ emerged as a part of a selection process in... »
From: Enfilade

Thomas Boulsover – a silver plated, coppper-bottomed Hero of the Revolution!

2 Sep 2018
As part of my trawl through the backwaters of the 18th Century, looking for overlooked heroes to include in my forthcoming... »

Slavery Advertisements Published September 2, 1768

2 Sep 2018
The Slavery Adverts 250 Project chronicles the role of newspaper advertising in perpetuating slavery in the era... »

Seminars at the Massachusetts Historical Society

2 Sep 2018
As I was trying to sort out the accounts of the New York Tea Party, one of my biggest questions was how the New York Whigs... »
From: Boston 1775

September

2 Sep 2018
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (September 2, 1768).“IT... »

Remarkable Roots

2 Sep 2018
Fair warning: this blog is going into a very random phase, even more random than usual. Normally around this time of... »

Queen Mary University of London, 11 October 2018

2 Sep 2018
The Centre for Studies of Home invites 20-minute paper proposals for a one-day, interdisciplinary conference on ‘Home... »

Fortnightly Book, September

3 Sep 2018
Baudolino is the fourth of the novels of Umberto Eco, and also the next fortnightly book. I will, of course, be reading the... »
From: Siris

Captain Cook set sail for Australia 250 years ago. Who was he and was he eaten by cannibals?

3 Sep 2018
https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advice/travellers-stories/captain-cook-set-sail-for-australia-250-years-ago-who-was-he-and-was-he-eaten-by-cannibals/news-story/00b3e0ecec2be9b9257ddd043e03c448 »

The Glassmaker and the Astronomer

3 Sep 2018
Portrait of Galileo Galilei, 1636 (detail),by Justus Sustermans (1597-1681).Galileo Galilei lived almost simultaneously with... »
From: Conciatore

First Monday Library Chat: The David Walker Lupton African American Cookbook Collection

3 Sep 2018
Welcome to the September 2018 edition of the First Monday Library Chat. This month we travel to Tuscaloosa and speak with... »

New Book | Romantic Art in Practice

3 Sep 2018
From Cambridge UP: Thora Brylowe, Romantic Art in Practice: Cultural Work and the Sister Arts, 1760–1820 (New York:... »
From: Enfilade

Natural Histories and Newton’s Theory of the Tides

3 Sep 2018
Kirsten Walsh writes… Lately, I’ve been thinking about Newton’s work on the tides. In the Principia Book... »

Act of Remembrance

3 Sep 2018
This post is due to be published on 3 September 2018. (Apologies for the delay – there was a glitch in scheduling... »

Servus Servorum Dei

3 Sep 2018
Today is the feast of Pope St. Gregory the Great, also known as the Dialogist, Doctor of the Church. For his Pastoral Rule,... »
From: Siris

On this day

3 Sep 2018
Cromwell at Dunbar Andrew Carrick GowBattle of Dunbar (1650)Battle of Worcester (1651)Death of Cromwell (1658) »

#WomenAlsoKnowDemocracy: Women, Print Culture, and Transatlantic Revolution in 1790s America

3 Sep 2018
This post is a part of our “Challenging Democratic Revolutions” series, which explores the ways in which democratic... »

September 3

3 Sep 2018
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (September 3, 1768).“We... »

17th century frog purse- done!

3 Sep 2018
I finished something during my vacation! And a UFO of long standing too- namely the 17th century frog purse. I fell in this... »

The Powder Alarm Viewed from Westborough

3 Sep 2018
Earlier in the summer I took note of the online edition of the diary of the Rev. Ebenezer Parkman of Westboro. One of the... »
From: Boston 1775

A Little History of "Vienna" Victorian Congress Boots

3 Sep 2018
With the release of our shiny new "Vienna" Congress Boots this season, we thought we'd give a little history of this interesting,... »

Upcoming Books, Events, and Exhibitions for September 2018

3 Sep 2018
Books Quite a few new releases this month! First up, Matthew Lewis has a biography of Richard III coming out on September... »

Poem a Day I

3 Sep 2018
(This series will be weekdays only.)HeritageA tree without roots is overturned by the wind,unable to battle the storms that... »
From: Siris

Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2019 (deadline: 30 November 2018)

3 Sep 2018
For the fifth year running, submissions are invited for the annual Hakluyt Society Essay Prize. The award (or more than... »
From: Richard who?

CFP: Vices and Virtues: Gender, Subversion, and Moralizing Discourses (ICMS Kalamazoo)

4 Sep 2018
Abstracts are invited for a panel on Vices and Virtues: Gender, Subversion, and Moralizing Discourses at the International... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

CFP: British Society for the History of Science Postgraduate Conference 2019

4 Sep 2018
The Department of History and Philosophy of Science (HPS), University of Cambridge, will be hosting the annual British... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Tudor and Stuart Seafarers

4 Sep 2018
Tudor and Stuart Seafarers tells the compelling story of how a small island positioned on the edge of Europe transformed... »

Pacific Exploration

4 Sep 2018
Captain Cook is generally acknowledged as the first great European scientific explorer. His voyage of exploration to the... »

South Race to the Pole

4 Sep 2018
Had we lived, I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance and courage of my companions which would have... »

Teaching Recipes: A September Series (Vol.IV)

4 Sep 2018
Jessica P. Clark While many of us are sad to see the Summer go, there’s always something exciting about the promise... »

Teaching Transcribathons and Experiential Learning

4 Sep 2018
On September 18th, EMROC is holding its annual Transcribathon. In this post, Liza Blake offers some expert–and excellent–advice... »

Premio Internazionale Thomas Ricklin

4 Sep 2018
From http://cetefil.altervista.org/PremioRicklin.html : [quote]Premio Internazionale Thomas Ricklin   Nel secondo... »

Dying to Celebrate

4 Sep 2018
During the American Revolution, hundreds of civilians and military men on both sides were killed or injured by accidents.... »

Global Roaming: The global historian Lisa Hellman reflects on the ‘Gender and the Global City’ session at the ESSHC 2018

4 Sep 2018
One of the pleasures of being a global historian is to not only study diverse places, but also visit them. Walking the winding... »

Hope and Despair in the Meghalayan Age

4 Sep 2018
Gregory Kennedy Note: This is the fourth in a series on environmental history and early modern history cross-posted... »
From: Borealia

Poem a Day II

4 Sep 2018
OnceI knew you, my darlingwhen the morning was formed,when the dawn was a maidenand the planets just born,when the courses... »
From: Siris

A Duel in Hyde Park 1783

4 Sep 2018
On the evening of the 3rd September 1783, Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Thomas sat down and wrote his will. London, Sept.... »

September 4

4 Sep 2018
What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette (September... »

Talks to Take in about the Townshend Tariffs

4 Sep 2018
This month’s Lowell Lecture Series at the Old South Meeting House, presented by the Paul Revere Memorial Association,... »
From: Boston 1775

‘Vous êtes la première chose que je vois en m’éveillant’: portraits in Voltaire’s bedroom

4 Sep 2018
Voltaire had many bedrooms during his long life, but the best documented is the one at the Château de Ferney, where... »

Voyages Extraordinaires #40: Mirifiques Aventures de Maître Antifer

4 Sep 2018
It is September 9th, 1831. The captain left his cabin at six o'clock. The sun is rising, or to speak more exactly, its light... »
From: Siris

Historias Podcast: Ponce-Vázquez on Smuggling in the 17th century Spanish Caribbean.

4 Sep 2018
Historias 19: Juan José Ponce-Vázquez on smuggling in the 17th century Spanish Caribbean. »

Restored early 17th C. Mille monument

4 Sep 2018
A recent conservation effort from St. Boniface Church in Nursling, Hampshire.   The monument is to Richard Mill(e)... »

Van Dyck Marlburian 12mm command

4 Sep 2018
Also see here'New WSS command figures! Finally, these miniatures will be available through our website starting from the... »
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