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Patrons and Pirates: Publishing Dance in the Eighteenth Century

Today’s blog is a promotional one for ‘The Early Dance Circle Annual Lecture, 2020’  which will take place on Friday 28 February 2020 at 7.15 p.m. Swedenborg Hall, Swedenborg House, 20 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH Last year their...
From: All Things Georgian on 29 Jan 2020

The hameau at the Petit Trianon, Versailles

The Petit Trianon – west facade. Neo-classical geometric perfection, but no room for personal idiosyncrasies….   A few views of the interior – nothing soft or feminine here. The Marlborough Tower – so called after a popular...
From: Georgian Gentleman on 19 Dec 2019

Christmas 1819

Well folks, today sees our final article for this year, in fact for this decade. We’ve had such a busy ten years, since starting All Things Georgian a few years ago, we’ve written over 550 articles on a whole host of subjects; researched and...
From: All Things Georgian on 12 Dec 2019

Re: Periodisations, borders

Erik Weiscott on:   Kristen Poole & Owen Williams (edd.):  Early Modern Histories of Time : The Periodizations of Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century England, Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press 2019     Seen thanks...
From: Web4Ren Forum (W4RF) on 13 Nov 2019

Eighteenth Century Exercise

In the Georgian era strenuous exercise seems to have been something predominantly undertaken by the men,  with the main form of exercise for women at that time being around deportment. Morning Post 5 May 1825 Exercise for men was highly recommended!...
From: All Things Georgian on 22 Oct 2019

Re: Periodisations, borders

This University of North Texas job add for a position as Assistant Professor, Early Modern Europe has:   Quote:The Department of History at the University of North Texas seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Early...
From: Web4Ren Forum (W4RF) on 1 Oct 2019

More Guinness please! Arthur Guinness (1725 – 1803) – a stout fellow if ever there was one.

This is the concluding part of my various blogs re-visiting some of my Irish-themed posts – a repeat of a post made seven years ago when I paid a visit to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin: As a young boy at boarding school (yes, thanks for reminding...
From: Georgian Gentleman on 30 Sep 2019

Re-visiting Casino Marino, Dublin – a Georgian gem!

One of the highlights of my visit to Dublin was the chance to go round Casino Marino on the outskirts of that beautiful city. It may be called a “casino” but it has nothing to do with gambling – it is simply a building in the Marino...
From: Georgian Gentleman on 23 Sep 2019

Re-visiting Maria Cosway

Fake Or Fortune? Philip Mould and Fiona Bruce with the painting ‘Peniston Lamb II’, originally valued at £8,000 (Photo: Ben Fitzpatrick/BBC/PA Wire)   Last night the BBC aired the latest episode of ‘Fake or Fortune?’,...
From: Georgian Gentleman on 2 Aug 2019

Re: Periodisations, borders

University of Toronto - Scarborough job add for an Assistant Professor in Early Modern Islamicate History has:     Quote:All applicants must have a proven record of excellence in research and teaching about Islamicate worlds, broadly defined,...
From: Web4Ren Forum (W4RF) on 11 Jul 2019

Slavery in Guyana during the Georgian Era

We thought long and hard about whether to publish this on our blog, but agreed that, despite being almost unbearable to read, it was merely one short extract which doesn’t even come close describing the horrors that slaves endured during the Georgian...
From: All Things Georgian on 20 Jun 2019

The Eighteenth Century Gin Craze

In today’s world gin has seen something of  a resurgence, with gin bars popping up everywhere and flavoured gins becoming the drink of choice for many. So how do you take yours? Pink perhaps, with a tonic, ice and a slice – sound good,...
From: All Things Georgian on 13 Jun 2019

Girolamini library: catalogue of incunabula

Maria Pirro Furti nella Biblioteca dei Girolamini, censiti i libri antichi ​custoditi prima del saccheggio 2019-05-xx   [quote] L'inedito catalogo degli incunaboli custoditi prima del saccheggio nel complesso monumentale viene presentato...
From: Web4Ren Forum (W4RF) on 31 May 2019

Artists, Workers and Tastemakers: Wedgwood and Women – a guest post by Sophie Guiny

Today we are thrilled to welcome to our blog,  Sophie Guiny. Sophie is a Wedgwood collector and researcher. She is also the newsletter editor for the Wedgwood Society of Washington, D.C. Wedgwood jasperware teapot with Domestic Employment designs...
From: All Things Georgian on 7 May 2019

Draughts, checkers, call it what you will – a simple game, good for relaxation

In 1756 William Payne published a book called  ‘An Introduction to the Game of Draughts’ – with  a dedication to the Earl of Rochford written by no less than Samuel Johnson. The good Doctor also wrote the Preface. The game...
From: Georgian Gentleman on 6 Apr 2019

The Battle of Jersey

            The Georgian Gent has just returned from a (first ever) visit to Jersey – and what a magnificent place it is to visit, especially on a warm Spring day with blue skies and empty beaches. The scenery is superb,...
From: Georgian Gentleman on 2 Apr 2019

Eighteenth-century watch papers

In a recent article, we looked at disability in the 18th-century and about people with no arms using their feet as an alternative, some of whom created the most beautifully delicate watch papers. One of our readers asked what more we knew about watch...
From: All Things Georgian on 21 Mar 2019

Throwing at cocks and other pastimes: Shrove Tuesday in the Georgian Era

The person, Sir, who I informed you had last year swallowed a fork on Shrove Tuesday, discharged it by the anus the same year, (1715) on the 25th June. Ahem! Now we’ve got your attention, today being Shrove Tuesday, we’re taking a look at...
From: All Things Georgian on 5 Mar 2019

Employment opportunities for girls in the eighteenth-century

Not all women in the eighteen-century were able to marry a wealthy aristocrat, in fact very few did, the majority had to hold down a job as well as running the home and raising children. We thought today we would follow on from an earlier article in which...
From: All Things Georgian on 28 Feb 2019

Re: Periodisations, borders

This UiT – The Arctic University of Norway (Tromsø) job add has:   Quote:UiT – The Arctic University of Norway invites applicants for a permanent, full-time position as Associate Professor of History (Early Modern Period, 1536-1814)...
From: Web4Ren Forum (W4RF) on 25 Feb 2019

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