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A Band of Alchemists

"The Alchemist" 1558, Pieter Brugle the Elder.Mention the word 'alchemist' and the images that spring to mind are likely the same ones that have been around for centuries. Perhaps you will imagine something like Pieter Brugle’s 1558 depiction; a...
From: Conciatore on 12 Jun 2020

A Band of Alchemists

"The Alchemist" 1558, Pieter Brugle the Elder.Mention the word 'alchemist' and the images that spring to mind are likely the same ones that have been around for centuries. Perhaps you will imagine something like Pieter Brugle’s 1558 depiction; a...
From: Conciatore on 23 Dec 2019

Useful Nuns and Revolutionary Possibility

This post is a part of our “Faith in Revolution” series, which explores the ways that religious ideologies and communities shaped the revolutionary era. Check out the entire series. By Corinne Gressang If students know about any aspect of...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 Nov 2019

A Band of Alchemists

"The Alchemist" 1558, Pieter Brugle the Elder.Mention the word 'alchemist' and the images that spring to mind are likely the same ones that have been around for centuries. Perhaps you will imagine something like Pieter Brugle’s 1558 depiction; a...
From: Conciatore on 20 May 2019

A scene in a nunnery garden

Two young women, attired in low-cut, fine dresses, their veils pulled back over their hair exposing their pretty, young faces, sit in a semi-embrace on a blue loveseat in a garden, one looking lovingly into the eyes of the other with her hand posed to...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 13 Dec 2018

The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright: An Interview with Ann Little

Ann Little’s The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright (Yale University Press, 2016; paper, 2018) traces the remarkable story of a woman from her New England childhood to Wabanaki captivity and adoption to adulthood as an Ursuline nun in eighteenth-century...
From: Borealia on 10 Sep 2018

Band of Alchemists

"The Alchemist" 1558, Pieter Brugle the Elder.Mention the word 'alchemist' and the images that spring to mind are likely the same ones that have been around for centuries. Perhaps you will imagine something like Pieter Brugle’s 1558 depiction; a...
From: Conciatore on 30 Jul 2018

The Power of Gifts in Early Modern Convents

By Claire Walker, The University of Adelaide In my daughter’s bedroom there is a picture of Marlin, Nemo and Dory painted by a family friend for my son’s second or third birthday, and a carnival mask I purchased during a conference in Venice...
From: Histories of Emotion on 18 May 2018

Religion and the French Revolution: A Global Perspective

By Bryan A. Banks and Erica Johnson The French Revolution, though political, assumed the guise and tactics of a religious revolution. Some further points of resemblance between the two may be noticed. The former not only spread beyond the limits of France,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 18 Dec 2017

Journal Article: The Mysticism of Augustine Baker

The historical memory of Augustine (né David) Baker has been that of a ‘saintly’ figure, asubmissive and genteel contemplative who wished for nothing more than to be left aloneto foster a state of mystical passivity. However, Baker...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 7 Nov 2017

Journal Article: The Mysticism of Augustine Baker

The historical memory of Augustine (né David) Baker has been that of a ‘saintly’ figure, asubmissive and genteel contemplative who wished for nothing more than to be left aloneto foster a state of mystical passivity. However, Baker...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 7 Nov 2017

CFP: Historians of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland Annual Conference

The Historians of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland network is a lively community of scholars that includes academics, archivists, students and others interested in the history of women religious from medieval to modern times. The network hosts an...
From: RECIRC on 30 Oct 2017

Feeling the Baroque Fold

by Andrea Bubenik, The University of Queensland In the monumental oil painting Judo House Part 6 (The White Bird) by Australian artist Nigel Milsom, two stark figures emerge from an enveloping darkness, a black and white drama in which the protagonists...
From: Histories of Emotion on 13 Oct 2017

IMEMS Fellowship: Exploring the manuscripts of the English Poor Clares

In 2007 Durham University Library was gifted the lion’s share of the library of the English Poor Clares. Consisting of 796 printed works and 74 manuscripts, the extensive collection contains what remains of the libraries of the four major English...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 12 Oct 2017

IMEMS Fellowship: Exploring the manuscripts of the English Poor Clares

In 2007 Durham University Library was gifted the lion’s share of the library of the English Poor Clares. Consisting of 796 printed works and 74 manuscripts, the extensive collection contains what remains of the libraries of the four major English...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 12 Oct 2017

Band of Alchemists

"The Alchemist" 1558, Pieter Brugle the Elder. Mention the word 'alchemist' and the images that spring to mind are likely the same ones that have been around for centuries. Perhaps you will imagine something like Pieter Brugle’s 1558 depiction;...
From: Conciatore on 4 Sep 2017

Inscriptions in the Galway Dominican convent library collection

In an earlier blog I discussed three seventeenth-century books from the Galway Dominican convent library collection which has recently been acquired by the James Hardiman Library. A substantial acquisition, consisting of over 150 books and volumes in...
From: RECIRC on 10 Aug 2017

Married Priests in France, 1789-1815

By Xavier Marechaux In a previous post on this blog, Kate Marsden described the fate of hundreds of nuns who married during the French Revolution, shedding light on a topic often considered taboo.[1] However, married nuns were not the only population...
From: Age of Revolutions on 31 Jul 2017

Conference Report: Early Modern Orders and Disorders, 28th June- 30th June 2017

Last month I was lucky enough to present a paper at 'Early Modern Orders and Disorders: Religious Orders and British and Irish Catholicism'. The conference was held at the University of Notre Dame London Global Gateway, a beautiful building right in the...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 17 Jul 2017

Conference Report: Early Modern Orders and Disorders, 28th June- 30th June 2017

Last month I was lucky enough to present a paper at ‘Early Modern Orders and Disorders: Religious Orders and British and Irish Catholicism’. The conference was held at the University of Notre Dame London Global Gateway, a beautiful building...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 17 Jul 2017

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