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When Women Went to Court: Gendered Agency in European Legal Systems, 1300-18

Guest post by Julie Hardwick, 9 September 2022. In July, 1725, Justine Gantier walked along the streets in Lyon, France’s second city, to the greffe (the building that served as the depository of legal documents and evidence) for the royal court...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 9 Sep 2022

Before Silencing the Past: Michel-Rolph Trouillot’s Stirring the Pot of Haitian History

By Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall Review of: Trouillot, Michel-Rolph. Stirring the Pot of Haitian History [Ti difé boulé sou istoua Ayiti, 1977]. Trans. and edited by Mariana Past and Benjamin Hebblethwaite. Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 22 Aug 2022

Succession in Barneville

At the beginning of Madame d’Aulnoy’s fairy tale “The White Cat,” an aging and timorous king sets up a winner-take-all competition between his sons: “whichever of you three brings me the most beautiful little dog will at once become my heir.”...
From: Anecdota on 8 Aug 2022

Around the Table: Museum Exhibitions

By Sarah Peters Kernan This summer proves to be an exciting one for anyone seeking recipes-related exhibitions at museums, libraries, and other institutions. Many exhibitions featuring the history of food, medicine, and science are well underway or opening...
From: The Recipes Project on 2 Jun 2022

The Children’s Crusade: A Teenage Recollection of the American Revolution

By Tessa de Boer On August 4, 1781, a glittering frigate left the port of the Dutch isle of Texel. Its name was South Carolina, and it was tasked with transporting military supplies to the nascent United States, taking as many prizes as possible...
From: Age of Revolutions on 25 Apr 2022

Tales from the Archives: Around the Table: Research Technologies

In 2019, I spoke with Helen Davies and Alexander Zawacki, Program Coordinators of the Lazarus Project. Since that time, the project has continued to thrive and multispectral imaging has become an increasingly popular methodology for examining manuscripts...
From: The Recipes Project on 7 Apr 2022

Making Indigenous Material Culture More Accessible in the Digital Age

By Kiley E. Molinari The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) encourages Indigenous communities to submit proposals to their Recovering Voices Program, which provides funding to access their collection of objects, as well as photographic...
From: Age of Revolutions on 4 Apr 2022

Appel à candidature : « Montrer / Chercher : l’art brut à l’épreuve de l’archive » (Paris, 4 – 11 juillet 2022)

Charles Dellschau, (Sans titre), 1921, Gouache, encre, vernis, ficelle et collage, 53 x 43,5 cm.AM 2021-974. Photographie : César Decharme Université d’été de la Bibliothèque Kandinsky Montrer / Chercher : l’art brut à l’épreuve de l’archive...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 22 Mar 2022

Around the Table: Museum Exhibitions

By Sarah Peters Kernan For anyone able to safely travel in December or January, several museums have special exhibitions related to the history of food, medicine, and science. In addition to in-person exhibitions, several museums also have created online...
From: The Recipes Project on 16 Dec 2021

Journée d’études : Archives et fonds d’architectes à l’ère du numérique

L’importance des fonds d’architectes et de leur conservation pour la documentation, l’étude et la connaissance de notre environnement construit et aménagé n’est certainement plus à démonter alors même que les villes et les territoires connaissent...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 22 Nov 2021

Madame d’Aulnoy and Monsieur le Premier

As biographers have occasionally pointed out, Mme d’Aulnoy was related on the maternal side to one of the most prominent families at the French royal court, the Beringhens. Her mother Judic-Angélique was the daughter of Judith Le Coutelier, née de...
From: Anecdota on 8 Nov 2021

Judi Dench’s Shakespeare connection: Who Do You Think You Are?

Dame Judi Dench For years now Who Do You Think You Are has been great TV, but the episode featuring Dame Judi Dench on 19 October 2021 was outstanding. The programme uncovers aspects of the family history of celebrities and has covered everything from...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 Oct 2021

Baroness or Countess d’Aulnoy?

Among the many mysteries surrounding the life and works of Madame d’Aulnoy is the question of her title of nobility: was she a baroness or a countess? What is certain is that in March 1666, at the age of 13 and a half, Marie-Catherine Le Jumel married...
From: Anecdota on 26 Oct 2021

Voltaire à Sherbrooke: l’histoire de la collection Lambert-David

En mai 2021, on m’a approchée pour procéder à la numérisation d’une collection d’archives pour le ‘projet Voltaire’. Malgré le nom très révélateur, j’étais loin de me douter qu’il s’agissait d’un ensemble de manuscrits voltairiens...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 21 Oct 2021

The Court of Star Chamber’s Record(s) and Reports

Posted by Krista J. Kesselring, 10 October 2021. A new collection of essays on the Court of Star Chamber and its records is out now, freely available online thanks to the Open Access provisions of its publishers. Many historians and literary scholars...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 10 Oct 2021

Around the Table: Digital Resources

By Sarah Peters Kernan At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations cancelled conferences and events in staggering numbers. As it became clear that events would have to move online in order to continue, our organizations and institutions did...
From: The Recipes Project on 23 Sep 2021

Remembering Terry Turner (1929-2019): Pharmaceutical History Collector Extraordinaire

By Laurence Totelin, with input from Briony Hudson A few years ago, my colleagues Heather Trickey (social sciences), Julia Sanders (midwifery) and I decided to put together a small exhibition on the history of infant feeding, with a focus on Wales where...
From: The Recipes Project on 24 Jun 2021

To make Coffee

I love coffee. Naturally, when I saw receipt “To make Coffee” in a tweet from Somerset Archives, I was intrigued. Sandford collection, ref DD/SF/7/1/14 https://somerset-cat.swheritage.org.uk/records/DD/SF/7/1/14 Reading recipe manuscripts,...
From: Cooking in the Archives on 23 Jun 2021

Appel à candidature : Chargé d’études documentaires aux Archives Nationales (Seine Saint-Denis, juin 2021)

Un poste de chargé d’études documentaires ouvert aux fonctionnaires de catégorie A et aux contractuels est ouvert aux Archives Nationales concernant les fonds de l’exécutif Révolution-Second Empire (sous-séries AF/I à AF/V, D, F/30 et F/70,...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 27 May 2021

Around the Table: Museum Chat

Welcome to the latest Around the Table! Today we have a chat about the recipes-related collections at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., especially the National Museum of American History (NMAH)! I am delighted to speak with Ashley Rose...
From: The Recipes Project on 4 Mar 2021

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