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Practical Piety: A History of Easter Finery

Oh, I could write a sonnet about your Easter bonnet… Irving Berlin, Easter Parade (1933) Built around Irving Berlin’s song of the same name, the classic musical Easter Parade begins and ends with the famed titular event, as the who’s...
From: Ludicrus Histories on 29 Apr 2019

A Visit to the Marche

The prospect of a study visit to the Marche with Renaissance architectural historians from eleven countries seemed irresistible – that is, until the earthquake struck two days before our departure. The omens seemed strange: the quake occurred on...
From: Domestic Devotions on 13 Sep 2016

Parr Family History

As we have seen, William Elderton’s emphasis on the exemplary feminine virtues of his heroine in A proper new balad of my ladie marques, Whose death is bewailed To the tune of new lusty gallant is line with the norms of the Renaissance epitaph. ...
From: Early Modern Ballads on 28 Jun 2016

Impassioned and (Im)pious Curiosity

Image: Crop of a reproduction of ‘Bernard and the Devil’ by Hans Holbein in L’Eloge de la Folie (Paris, 1877).By Kirk Essary, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Western Australia In Cormac McCarthy’s 1979 novel Suttree,...
From: Histories of Emotion on 3 Dec 2015

Day 1: Domestic Devotions in the Early Modern World, 1400-18

It was with great excitement that the team gathered this summer for the start of our three-day conference Domestic Devotions in the Early Modern World. With speakers travelling from around the world to Cambridge, we were relieved to be able to welcome...
From: Domestic Devotions on 1 Sep 2015

Domestic Devotions Day

On a crisp and clear Autumn day in September, our team welcomed eleven speakers and an invited audience of scholars to the beautiful setting of the Upper Hall in Jesus College, for a day of intellectual exploration and exchange. Many of our guests had ...

Naples: A ‘Place of Piety’

After a two-week research trip to Naples, I have returned with a new appreciation for this amazing city, which is filled to the brim with innumerable souls. It’s Italian, yet its beautiful dialect and some of its architecture serve as reminders of places...

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