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Daylight Saving – and the ingenious Dr Benjamin Franklin

Image courtesy of David Cohen, Unsplash To mark the fact that the clocks changed last night, a look at one of the ideas which triggered the whole question of daylight saving – a letter to the editor of The Journal of Paris dated 1784, from no less...
From: Georgian Gentleman on 28 Mar 2021

Counting heads two centuries ago… making sense of the census.

Today is census day in Britain. Well, most of Britain. Scotland gets a year’s grace because of Covid but for residents in England Wales and Northern Ireland today is the day we count heads. It is interesting to look back at the very first census,...
From: Georgian Gentleman on 21 Mar 2021

All you need to know about Chubb locks – in memory of a lovely person.

Today I heard the sad news that  a friend of mine in Spain, a near-neighbour called Kevin, had been found dead in his home on St Stephen’s Day. It is particularly sad because Kevin had had a really rough time this past year or so, and Christmas...
From: Georgian Gentleman on 27 Dec 2020

All Things Georgian – A Year in Review

Just to let you know,  I’m taking a seasonal break now until Wednesday 13 January 2021, and  would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone seasons greetings and my sincerest wish for you all, that 2021 will be an improvement on...
From: All Things Georgian on 16 Dec 2020

Call of applications for a PhD at the Department of History of the University of Manchester

The PhD candidate will be writing a dissertation in Economic History under the supervision of Professor Philipp Roessner of the Department of History and Dr. Nuno Palma of the Department of Economics. Funding for UK and international students is avaiable...
From: Economic Growth in History on 28 Sep 2020

Economic History postdoc opportunity at the University of Manchester

BA Postdoctoral applications 2020 British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships. Early career award, i.e. within a 3 year period from their VIVA (i.e. date of defense of the PhD). Deadline of outline applications : 14/10/2020 Earliest start date...
From: Economic Growth in History on 7 Aug 2020

Fellowship in (macro)economic history

Opportunity in (macro)economic history – call for interest In antecipation of what will likely be a difficult year for job market candidates, I place this info here for those who may be looking for opportunities few months earlier than usual.Please get...
From: Economic Growth in History on 21 Jul 2020

The Colour of Mourning

I accidentally came across this trade card below, for a Matthias Otto of The Strand, London, and for those who are regular readers of All Things Georgian, you will no doubt be aware of my interest in trade cards, but something about this one specific...
From: All Things Georgian on 17 Jun 2020

Looking for an economic history postdoc?

Please get in touch with me, as soon as possible and surely before the end of the month, in case you are interested in applying to join an ambitious economic history team at ICS in Lisbon – Portugal’s elite social sciences institute, where...
From: Economic Growth in History on 9 Jun 2020

For students: What’s the point of economic history?

Due to this post, I often get students from all over the world writing me for advice. Today, I got an email from a student. He writes a long email which includes the following, which I copy here with his permission, having only edited it lightly for grammar:...
From: Economic Growth in History on 28 May 2020

The Contents of 18th-century Wills

When a person writes their will, they focus on the end of their life whenever it may occur, and it is an opportunity to ensure that family and friends are provided for and to gift keepsakes. When researching family history, wills are often a really rich...
From: All Things Georgian on 27 May 2020

Lisa Fagin Davis on Voynich ms (2020-05-08)

Lisa Fagin Davis: How Many Glyphs and How Many Scribes? : Digital Paleography and the Voynich Manuscript in: Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies Volume 5, Number 1, Spring 2020   [quote]It was Currier...
From: Web4Ren Forum (W4RF) on 8 May 2020

3 April 1789 – a day of thanksgiving for the recovery of His Majesty

Image of the King visiting St Paul’s, shown courtesy of the British Museum For four months towards the end of 1788 George III was incapacitated by illness – racked with pain and mental instability, the King’s conduct led to the first...
From: Georgian Gentleman on 23 Apr 2020

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

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The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

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