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Health and the Habitual Traveller in the 19th Century

Recently I’ve been contributing to a new series of stories, drawing on the archives of Lloyds’ Register – a fantastic archive, with a wealth of sources on many aspects of maritime, but also broader social, history. The full series can be found here:...
From: DrAlun on 10 Nov 2021

July 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “At the London Book-Store and Unicorn and Mortar.” Like many booksellers, John Sparhawk also sold patent medicines.  He did not, however, do so as a side venture but instead...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jul 2021

Finding Your Beard Style in the 19th Century

In the previous post I noted the variety of facial hair styles that were worn by men in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, depending on factors including status, location and age. Rather than each age having one particular style of facial hair that...
From: DrAlun on 12 Mar 2021

February 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “They have entered into Co-partnership, and continue to carry on the FACTORAGE BUSINESS.” Like many other colonial newspapers, the masthead for the South-Carolina Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Feb 2021

Crazy Times: A joint post about 2020 with some advice for new PhDs

It has been a while since we wrote a blog post, the end of January to be exact. A post was partially planned for early March, but we all know what happened then. So here at the start of the academic year of 2020/21 we reflect on the past year and our...
From: We-hang-out-a-lot-in-cemeteries on 25 Sep 2020

Making the most of the reading room

This post is part of a series I have written arising from my British Academy SRG, where I have been thinking about the processes and practicalities of doing research in rare books rooms. It was planned pre-pandemic, and so some of the detail for...
From: Early Modern France on 26 Aug 2020

Sara’s essential reading room kit

This is part of a series arising from my British Academy SRG project on pamphlet reprinting and copying during the French Wars of Religion.  Working in a rare books room for the first time can be a rather overwhelming experience. Rare books...
From: Early Modern France on 26 Aug 2020

Planning a research trip – before I go

This post is part of a series about preparing for and undertaking research trips in rare books rooms and libraries which arises from a British Academy Small Research Grant I held between 2017 and 2020. I will mainly be talking about French libraries,...
From: Early Modern France on 25 Aug 2020

Working in rare books rooms – some (partly pre-pandemic) thoughts.

The great joy of my research is that I have been able to work with rare books collections all over France and further afield. When I started my latest project on provincial reprinting of pamphlets during the French Wars of Religion, I decided I would...
From: Early Modern France on 25 Aug 2020

May 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.” As usual, the masthead for the May 1, 1770, edition of the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal proclaimed that it contained “the freshest...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 May 2020

6 Essential Truths about Editing a Novel, Learned the Hard Way

Revision is one of the most exhilarating and, at the same time, daunting aspects of writing a novel. Although typing “The End” does mark an important milestone—after all, you just created an entire world out of nothing—“The...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 28 Apr 2020

On beginning (again) with Sarah Waters

In Canada, I have a tall narrow shelf of books—one of many shelves of books I have in our house. This one includes poetry, novels I’m either reading or would like to read, and an embarrassing number of books on writing. I am a collector, apparently,...
From: Baroque Explorations on 17 May 2019

Gange in 17C & 18C English Society

"Englishman Robert Hooke (1635-1703), a natural philosopher and architect whose diverse achievements included creating the balance spring used in pocket watches and, as the author of the landmark book Micrographia, coined the word cell for biological...
From: 18th-century American Women on 8 Oct 2013

Identifying Mrs. T: Ann Thicknesse and the Lady’s Magazine

As many of you know, the Lady’s Magazine project began as an effort to provide an annotated index of all of the text content of the Lady’s Magazinefrom 1770 to 1818. In addition to cataloguing every one of the around 15000 anecdotes,...

Podcast: C18th chat-up lines, with Dan Snow

Happy Valentine’s Day! To celebrate, a look back at my chat with Dan Snow about love, romance and sex in the 18th century, including some of my favourite historical chat-up lines & a bit of a swoon over Sharpe and/or Mr Darcy. Podcast link below:...
From: The History of Love on 14 Feb 2018

How to have a historically accurate lovers’ tiff

Some fiery couples just bloody love a good argument. In case you fall into this bracket, and want to get a bit creative while also appearing irresistibly historically accurate, look no further than this slang dictionary of the 1830s. Of course, it’s...
From: The History of Love on 6 Feb 2018

Dating disasters of the Regency era

Confession: First Dates is my televisual jam. (For the uninitiated, in brief: strangers are set up on dates at a London restaurant by a suave Frenchman called Fred {above}, said date is filmed, & they are then subjected to having their dating style...
From: The History of Love on 31 Jan 2018

Why and How You Should Build a Web Presence

For grad students, an online presence has become a key part of one's career portfolio. Guest poster Lindsay Chervinsky offers her thoughts on how to create and manage a web profile.
From: The Junto on 21 Sep 2017

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