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History Today: Hans Holbein: The Artist in a Changing World by Jeanne Nuechterlein

In Augsburg’s Staatsgalerie Altdeutsche Meister there is a three-paneled painting illustrating the life of St Paul, painted by local artist Hans Holbein the Elder in 1504. Commissioned for the city’s Dominican convent of St Katherine, it includes,...
From: Mathew Lyons on 30 Sep 2020

What Moves the Monster?: Anthropomorphizing Revolution from Darwin’s Colossus to Frankenstein’s Creature

By Samantha Wesner Between thick dungeon walls, a giant lies asleep. He’s chained to the ground, large limbs folded, enmeshed in a web of ropes, a blindfold over his closed eyes. Suddenly, as if touched by a flame, he awakes, and gazes around in...
From: Age of Revolutions on 20 Apr 2020

May 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Weekly News-Letter (May 11, 1769) “Lately imported … before the Resolution of the Merchants for Non-Importation took Place.” Erasmus Williams’s advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 May 2019

May 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “ New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 9, 1768).Most of which are suitable for the North-river and Albany trade.” Although Erasmus William’s advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 May 2018

Bibulous Erasmus

Brian Cummings Ars longa, vita brevis, as you hear every day in the tearoom at the Folger Shakespeare Library. This Christmas at the Folger I made a discovery which made me feel young: Erasmus’s favourite wine! The thought had been with me since...
From: The Recipes Project on 23 Jan 2018

Erasmus on the Arts in Luther’s Reformation: A Tragedy

By Kirk Essary, The University of Western Australia The arts had affective import for Erasmus on multiple levels. The emotions themselves are described by the Dutch humanist in categories derived from the ars rhetorica, and according to the genres of...
From: Histories of Emotion on 10 Nov 2017

Historical novels as slices of time: Geoffrey Trease’s The Hills of Varna 

A while ago, I wrote a piece for The  Conversation on ‘Guilty Pleasures: Reading Historical Fiction’. While the piece in itself was fun to write and allowed me to discuss  favourite authors, such as  C.J. Sansom, Sarah Dunant,...
From: renaissanceissues on 8 Mar 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: Authority Revisited: Towards Thomas More and Erasmus in 1516

Lectio International Conference 30th November - 3rd December 2016, University of Leuven, Belgium In the year 1516, two crucial texts for the cultural history of the West saw the light: Thomas More’s Utopia and Desiderius Erasmus’s Novum Instrumentum....
From: The Renaissance Diary on 30 Nov 2016

Andrea Ammonio, protégé of Pietro Carmeliano

History without palaeography is a story half told. Here is a small example from the first decades of the sixteenth century. It comes from my monograph on The Renaissance Reform of the Book and Britain which I am presently completing. I present to you,...

Erasmus on More

Desiderius Erasmus died on July 12, 1536--just a year and six days after his friend Thomas More--in Basel of dysentery. This blog describes their friendship, and this paper, provided by the Center for Thomas More Studies provides more analysis, especially...

Blogging Utopia (5): Arriving in Utopia

After the dialogue of Book 1 of More’s Utopia, we come to the discourse of Book 2, in which Hythloday relates his impressions of Utopia. In this fifth post, Chloë Houston explores the opening of Book 2 and the way in which its depiction of...
From: SCEMS on 12 May 2016

“Flora Attired by the Elements” appears in Erasmus Darwin...

“Flora Attired by the Elements” appears in Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), The botanic garden, a poem. In two parts (London: J. Johnson, 1799). This scene inspires thoughts of idylls, until you notice the “earth element”...

Barometz; Or, How to Perpetuate Unknowingly a Hoax. The Tale of...

Barometz; Or, How to Perpetuate Unknowingly a Hoax. The Tale of the Tartarian Lamb. Just keep repeating the story and attach a really awful engraving, and people will believe in the plant-animal of Tartary for hundreds of years (more than 1800 years?): “Barometz...

Mantel's More a Mistake

In the TV miniseries adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall, Thomas More and Thomas Cromwell face off again, just as they do across the fireplace at the Frick. Now that the words of a book are images on the screen, Mantel's mischaracterization of Thomas...

How to Dress, 1530

Well turned out, you say?Francis I of France,  c. 1520-5"Naturally good or bad taste does exist. Things which are useless to the function of an article of dress, for example, are in bad taste... It was once held to be somewhat effeminate not to wear...
From: Ask the Past on 25 Jun 2014

How to Fart, 1530

 The Prince of Humanists *cough*Hans Holbein the Younger, Portrait of DesideriusErasmus of Rotterdam (1523)"Some teach that boys should keep in the gas of their bellies by compressing their buttocks. But it is not civil to become ill while you are...
From: Ask the Past on 2 May 2014

The "Gloomy Dean" and Thomas More's "Unfinished" Reformation

William Ralph Inge was Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral from 1911 to 1934 (thus a successor of John Colet, John Feckenham, and John Donne, among many others) and a prolific author. He was called the "Gloomy Dean" because of the rather pessimistic attitude...

Centenary Lectures: Hugh Trevor-Roper 1914-2014

A series of papers and discussions to mark the centenary of his birth (on 15 January) and to appraise aspects of his thought and writing. The occasion is arranged by the Dacre Trust and will be held onSaturday 11th January 2014 at Corpus Christi College,...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 11 Jan 2014

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