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General view of the agriculture of Cheshire

Author: Holland, Henry, Sir, 1788-1873, author. Title: General view of the agriculture of Cheshire : with observations drawn up for the consideration of the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement / by Henry Holland. Publication: London : Printed...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 25 Jul 2022

Chocolate’s Dark Secret: Valentine’s Day and the Abstraction of Love

By Chris Magra Valentine’s Day has a long history that dates back to antiquity, but no one celebrates the ancient Roman festival of the Lupercalia, or the secret marriages that took place under Emperor Claudius over 1,000 years ago. People put less...
From: Age of Revolutions on 14 Feb 2022

Astrology & Earthquakes

Since at least Aristotle scholars have sought to discover the connections between earthquakes and planetary motions. Aristotle noted in Book 2 of his Meteorology that there seemed to be coincidental link between eclipses and earthquakes. His coincidental...
From: Darin Hayton on 10 Nov 2021

Red Meat for Empire: New England Cattle, the British Empire, and the Disruption of Revolution

This article is a part of our “Revolutionary Animals” series, which examines the roles of animals in revolution, representations of revolutionary animals, and the intersections between representation and the lived experiences of animals. By Strother...
From: Age of Revolutions on 24 May 2021

Pen, Ink, Paper

We are thrilled to host this guest post from Dr Paula Simpson, who works at the Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge, and who is currently writing a book on Tithe Disputes in Early Modern England: Everyday Popular Protest in the Diocese of Canterbury...
From: Middling Culture on 1 Mar 2021

Teaching Chile’s Road to Socialism: Topics, Questions, and Assignments

By Ángela Vergara Fifty years ago, in September 1970, Salvador Allende was elected president of Chile. Amid the global Cold War, his victory represented a new kind of “revolution,” a peaceful and democratic transition to socialism....
From: Age of Revolutions on 21 Aug 2020

‘Revolutions So Remote’: Revolutionary Thinking and Archaeological Inquiry

This piece is a part of our ongoing series, entitle “Rethinking the Revolutionary Canon.”  By Catherine J. Frieman The Marxist archaeologist V. Gordon Childe was among the highest profile archaeologists of the twentieth century. In the...
From: Age of Revolutions on 1 Jun 2020

Workers of the Week: Harvesters

Mark Hailwood Although it officially wrapped up in autumn of last year, recent months have been very productive for the Women’s Work in Rural England project, with major publications coming out and new funding coming through. This means we will...

Young Dark Emu By Bruce Pascoe.

Young Dark Emu, By Bruce Pascoe.I have just finished reading the book Young Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe, & to say that I am saddened by what I read would be an understatement. This book tells the true story of the Australian Aboriginal people, their...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 8 Aug 2019

Australian Aboriginals. The First Farmers. A New History!

Aboriginal farm near Mount Franklin. Picture Credit: Culture Victoria.https://www.foreground.com.au/environment/decolonising-agriculture-bruce-pascoes-dark-emu/; Australian Aboriginals. The First Farmers . A New Australian History.It seems that what we...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 30 Jul 2019

Growing Pains: Pest Control and Agrochemicals in Mexico Between Revolutions, 1920-194

“Revolutionary Material Culture Series” This series examines the Age of Revolutions through its material markers, reminding us that materials themselves reflected and shaped political cultures around the revolutionary Atlantic and World. By...
From: Age of Revolutions on 13 May 2019

The Early Modern Maritimes Recipe Database, Part I: What is a Recipe?

Edith Snook Early Modern Maritime Recipes is a searchable online database that collects recipes made and circulating before 1800 in what is now defined as Canada’s Maritime provinces.  The project was directed by Dr. Edith Snook (Department...
From: Borealia on 23 Apr 2019

Call for Blog Posts: Food and Hunger in Vast Early America

Today at The Junto, Carla Cevasco and Rachel Herrmann issue a call for blog posts on food and hunger
From: The Junto on 23 Jan 2019

Women in 17th Century New England

.In 17th century New England, women usually arrived with family members to band together in cooperative religious communities organized for the collective good which included shared economic goals. Almost immediately, their healthier living conditions...
From: 17th-century American Women on 23 Jun 2013

Growing & Eating Food Crops in 18C Maryland

In the half-century century leading up to the American Revolution, tobacco exports from the Chesapeake tripled, marking an important evolution in Maryland's agriculture. Tobacco prices, which in the unstable market economy of seventeenth-century agriculture...
From: 18th-century American Women on 16 Jul 2018

The French Rural Revolution 1789-1793

By Jorge Sánchez Morales When Louis XVI failed to reconcile the Estates General during the séance royale of June 23, 1789, the expectations for reform held by a large part of French...
From: Age of Revolutions on 29 Jan 2018

The Economic Revolution in Indian Country

This post is a part of our “Native American Revolutions” Series. By David Andrew Nichols All revolutions contain within them both destructive and creative impulses. For much of the twentieth century, historians of the American Revolution...
From: Age of Revolutions on 23 Oct 2017

A rental of the fee farm rents belonging to the Right Honourable Lord Walpole

A manuscript with 78 leaves (54 are blank) in two hands, of the fee farm rents belonging to the Right Honourable Lord Walpole, and to Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford. The first half of the volume lists the names, locations, rentals, details of payment...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 23 Mar 2017

Workers of the Week: ‘Ploughmen go whistling to their toils’

Mark Hailwood Our ‘Women’s Work’ project is at an exciting juncture: we have just reached the end of the data entry phase and attention now turns to the analysis and writing up of results. We will be showcasing these in a number of upcoming...

CALL FOR PAPERS: Green Britain: Nationhood and the Environment 1500-175

25th June 2016, Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-AvonCfP deadline: 31st March 2016Abstracts of 250 words for papers of no more than twenty minutes in length to be sent to greenbritain2016@gmail.com Keynote speaker: Professor Karen Edwards, University...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 25 Jun 2016

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