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February 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “All ADVERTISEMENTS … translated gratis.” Henry Miller (Johann Heinrich Muller) printed the Wochentliche Philadelphische Staatsbote from January 1762 through...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Feb 2021

February 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The following BOOKS, which will be Sold for a little more than the SterlingCost.” John Boyles placed identical advertisements in the Boston-Gazette and the Massachusetts...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Feb 2021

Sonnet for a Barber

 Possible portrait of Lodovico Domenichi,British Museum, inventory #1867,1012.650This is a post about a 16th century poet who was best friends with alchemist/glassmaker Antonio Neri's grandfather, Jacopo, and who may even be the inspiration for...
From: Conciatore on 10 Feb 2021

February 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “HIS Majesty’s Post-Master General … has been pleased to add a fifth Packet-Boat to the Station between Falmouth and New-York.” In January and February...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Feb 2021

“The First BIBLE ever printed in America”?

As I quoted yesterday, Isaiah Thomas grew up as an apprentice printer hearing stories about how his master, Zechariah Fowle, had helped to secretly print a New Testament in the late 1740s. Thomas also heard about a complete Bible completed by another...
From: Boston 1775 on 8 Feb 2021

Call for Papers | The Sources of Colour: The Gobelins Dyeing Workshop

From ArtHist.net: The Sources of Colour: The Gobelins Dyeing Workshop Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA), Paris, 7–8 Octotber 2021 Proposal due by 12 March 2021 The National Institute of Art History (Institut National d’Histoire...
From: Enfilade on 4 Feb 2021

Choosing June: Did France’s Second Republic Intentionally Spark a Class War?

This post is a part of the 2020 Selected Papers of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, which were edited and compiled by members of the CRE’s board alongside editors at Age of Revolutions. By Lindsay Ayling The first four months of France’s...
From: Age of Revolutions on 2 Feb 2021

Petit Treason

I have fewer courses this semester as I took some of my archived overload so I could finish my book, but this release has been somewhat overset by the fact that I’m teaching a brand new course for the first time in quite some time. I always update...
From: streets of salem on 1 Feb 2021

Anne Rossignol, Madame Dumont, and Dr. John Schmidt Junior: Community and Accommodation in Charleston, South Carolina, 1790 – 184

This post is a part of the 2020 Selected Papers of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, which were edited and compiled by members of the CRE’s board alongside editors at Age of Revolutions. By Suzanne Krebsbach In 1857, physician John...
From: Age of Revolutions on 1 Feb 2021

Brigands, Social Bandits, Freedom Fighters: the Portrayal of anti-Napoleonic Rebels in the Historiography of Napoleonic Italy

This post is a part of the 2020 Selected Papers of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, which were edited and compiled by members of the CRE’s board alongside editors at Age of Revolutions. By Doina Pasca Harsanyi The insurrection that...
From: Age of Revolutions on 29 Jan 2021

Robert Macaire and the Code Civil: The Political Economy of French Theatre after Bonaparte

This post is a part of the 2020 Selected Papers of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, which were edited and compiled by members of the CRE’s board alongside editors at Age of Revolutions. By Klaas Tindemans In 1823, under the restored...
From: Age of Revolutions on 28 Jan 2021

“Born out of Shaka’s spear”: The Zulu Iklwa and Perceptions of Military Revolution in the Nineteenth Century

This post is a part of the 2020 Selected Papers of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, which were edited and compiled by members of the CRE’s board alongside editors at Age of Revolutions. By Jacob Ivey In May 2010, anticipating South...
From: Age of Revolutions on 27 Jan 2021

“Thrown into this Hospitable Land”: Saint-Dominguans in Virginia, 1796-187

This post is a part of the 2020 Selected Papers of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, which were edited and compiled by members of the CRE’s board alongside editors at Age of Revolutions. By Frances Bell In October 1809, a Frenchman...
From: Age of Revolutions on 26 Jan 2021

Call for Papers | Figures of Widows

Jean-Baptiste Greuze, The Widow Receiving Her Priest Surrounded by Her Children , 1784, oil on canvas, 50 × 63 inches (Saint Petersburg: Hermitage Museum) ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ The Call for Papers for this GRHAM...
From: Enfilade on 26 Jan 2021

A Cross-Channel Marriage in Limbo: Alexandre d’Arblay, Frances Burney, and the Risks of Revolutionary Migration

This post is a part of the 2020 Selected Papers of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, which were edited and compiled by members of the CRE’s board alongside editors at Age of Revolutions. By Kelly Summers In late 1801, as the prospect...
From: Age of Revolutions on 25 Jan 2021

January 24

Who was the subject of advertisements in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today? “Will be SOLD, by PUBLIC VENDUE … in Baltimore Town, Maryland.” On January 24, 1771, Jacob Giles and W. Young placed an advertisement about an...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jan 2021

Testing the Narrative of Prussian Decline: The Rhineland Campaign of 1793

This post is a part of the 2020 Selected Papers of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, which were edited and compiled by members of the CRE’s board alongside editors at Age of Revolutions. By Ethan Soefje On 14 October 1806, the Prussian...
From: Age of Revolutions on 21 Jan 2021

Call for Papers | The Helvetic Republic and France

The 2022 meeting of the Swiss Society for the Study of the Eighteenth Century addresses relations between the Helvetic Republic and France. From the Call for Papers, via ISECS: Le Corps helvétique et la France, 1660–1792: Transferts, asymétries,...
From: Enfilade on 21 Jan 2021

Beneath the Hardened Lava: Images of Nature and Revolutionary Violence in Germaine de Staël’s “Épître au malheur”

This post is a part of the 2020 Selected Papers of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, which were edited and compiled by members of the CRE’s board alongside editors at Age of Revolutions. By Luiza Duarte Caetano Since the semantic break...
From: Age of Revolutions on 20 Jan 2021

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