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Unnatural Fashions: Wigs and Beards in the 18th Century.

I’m showing my age now, but watch the 1981 Adam and the Ants promo video for ‘Stand and Deliver’ and, during a few scenes showing the ‘Dandy Highwaymen’ amongst a group of outlandishly-dressed Georgians, look closely and...
From: DrAlun on 10 Jan 2019

Cold Wombs and Cold Semen: Explaining Sonlessness in Sixteenth-century China

By Yi-Li Wu Throughout imperial China, a family’s well-being and longevity required the birth of sons. [Fig. 1]  Sons performed the ancestral rites, inherited land, and were responsible for supporting aged parents. And only men could take the...
From: The Recipes Project on 18 Dec 2018

Banning the Beard.

Last month it was reported that an officer in the Belfast Police was taking the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to an industrial tribunal over a matter of personal appearance. More specifically, the tribunal will consider the legality of a rule...
From: DrAlun on 10 Oct 2018

Black Patriotic Masculinity in the Letters of Impressed Sailor Jacob Israel Potter

Adam McNeil explores the dimensions of patriotism, citizenship, and masculinity in the letters of impressed sailor Jacob Israel Potter.
From: The Junto on 8 May 2018

The killer socks of 1868.

In the mid nineteenth century, a spate of poisonings began to raise alarm in the newspapers. Almost anybody was at risk, and the culprit was, as yet, unclear. But the source of the poison was no Victorian arch criminal; it was a far subtler, domestic...
From: DrAlun on 11 Jan 2018

December 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (December 3, 1767).“I advertise this that the Names may be distinguished and my character not stained.” Weert H. Banta, a carpenter, took out an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Dec 2017

Manliness and the Making of the Revolutionary War in Cherokee Country

This post is a part of our “Native American Revolutions” Series. By Michael Lynch In the Appalachian mountains, the American Revolution was a contest for land and liberty—between Revolutionaries and the British Crown, as well as between...
From: Age of Revolutions on 20 Nov 2017

Masculine Desire and Gothic Sex in Post-Revolutionary Caribbean Literature, 1806-1835

“Sexing Histories of Revolution” Roundtable – Post #3 In this series, contributors explore sex and sexual revolutions in the revolutionary era.  By Jacqueline Couti Delving into the history and culture of the Atlantic...
From: Age of Revolutions on 24 Apr 2017

The Making of Fidel Castro: The International Mass Media and the Rebel Army

By Michelle Chase In the early hours of January 1, 1959 Cubans were stunned by news that the revolutionary movement led by Fidel Castro had toppled reigning dictator Fulgencio Batista. Cuban silkscreen artist Eladio Rivadulla, known for his movie posters,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 16 Jan 2017

Hearing heirs: The Tempest

My nephew waved his chubby fingers at the camera. He smiled and then stared, transfixed, as babies are, as we all are, at the moving images and intermittent sounds from the iPad. Over 3500 miles away, he was basking in the center of attention at a belated...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 28 Nov 2016

Women and Revolution: A Horror Story

By Caroline Wigginton Leonora Sansay’s epistolary novel Secret History; or, the Horrors of St. Domingo (1808) is set during the final days of the Haitian Revolution. Her tale — based on Sansay’s own eyewitness accounts and focused...
From: Age of Revolutions on 31 Oct 2016

Fighting stances: The Tragedy of Coriolanus

The kid kicked at my shoes but I didn’t fall. “That’s fine,” I answered without losing my brisk pace. But he – and three or four other friends, I didn’t really slow down to take count – kept up. “That’s...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 24 Sep 2016

Jannat Ahmed, ‘The Men of Regency Romance’

Jannat Ahmed, a third-year English Literature undergraduate at Cardiff University, adapts her paper from the inaugural CRECS Conference for the CRECS blog. Jeffrey Weeks in his book, Sex, Politics and Society (2012: 49), writes: From the 1860s there was...
From: CRECS// on 6 Jun 2016

Beards…or no Beards?

(Image from Wikimedia Commons) It’s summer 2016, and beards are still pulling headlines in the news. A report on last week’s Financial Times website suggested that men are spending 20% more year on year, on niche products. One observer notes...
From: DrAlun on 1 Jun 2016

Many Worlds of Eighteenth-Century Britain: Apurba Chatterjee reports from the #EMForum

On 12 May 2016, the Early Modern Discussion Group welcomed two Sheffield-based eighteenth-century researchers with a shared interest in masculinities, Kate Gibson and Lauren Nixon. Session Chair Apurba Chatterjee (a first-year PhD student in History)...
From: SCEMS on 27 May 2016

Splash it all over: A brief history of aftershave.

In a recent article in the UK’s Independent newspaper, the cosmetics industry for men in Britain was estimated to be worth over £30 million a year, after growing over 300% in 2014/15. Even so, this is a drop in the ocean, in a global market...
From: DrAlun on 17 May 2016

Masculinity in the Making: Exploring Manhood within the Continental Army

By Rachel Engl The Colo Observing that the open and Abominable practice of Drunkness prevails in his Regt without the least Shame or Restraint to the Prejudice of Good order and Discipline he hereby Strictly forbids any Liquer to be Sold in the Hutts...
From: Age of Revolutions on 25 Apr 2016

Technology, Self-Fashioning and Politeness in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Last month saw the publication of my new book, Technology, Self-Fashioning and Politeness in Eighteenth-Century Britain: Refined Bodies (London: Palgrave, 2015). By way of introducing it, I thought I’d write a post to introduce some of...
From: DrAlun on 27 Jan 2016

File M and the Straightness of the Settler State in Early Canada

Jarett Henderson Preserved among the Papers of the Executive Council of Upper Canada, themselves an archive of the settler colonial project in northern North America, is File M: “Correspondence re Markland Investigation.”[1] Compiled by an...
From: Borealia on 18 Jan 2016

Beards, Masculinity and History.

The continuing popularity of beards over the past two years or so has surprised many. A mere few months after beards first became apparent, several media articles suggested that ‘peak beard’ had already been reached, and that the decline of...
From: DrAlun on 23 Dec 2015

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