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Contributor Question: A Favorite Witty Quote from the Revolutionary Era

This month we asked our contributors for their favorite witty quote from the era of the American Revolution. The responses are widely varied and... The post Contributor Question: A Favorite Witty Quote from the Revolutionary Era appeared first on Journal...

Finding Ourselves

There are a thousand insidious ways in which you can come to identify with the object of study. … It’s reassuring, because identifying with something, no matter how it happens, offers a kind of relief. But it’s dangerous because this...
From: Darin Hayton on 27 Jan 2020

Encounter with death

…history remains first and foremost an encounter with death. A. Farge, The Allure of the Archive, 8
From: Darin Hayton on 26 Jan 2020

Archival Research

I am reminded of how much the setting for my archival research has become entwined with the discoveries I made at its tables. N. Zemon Davis, “Forward,” The Allure of the Archive (Yale, 2013), xiii.
From: Darin Hayton on 22 Jan 2020

Shakespeare in Sweden

By Jan Padover Jan Padover, the illustrator for Prospero Art Publishers recently finished an exhibit of his playing card designs at the Nut House Cafe & Gallery in Upplands Väsby, just north of Stockholm. Among the original art shown for the...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 1 Aug 2019

The Humanist World of Voltaire’s Correspondence

We know from reading Voltaire’s letters that he likes quoting – French literature in abundance, but also a fair amount of Latin. There is often a strong sense that he is quoting from memory, which is more than likely the lasting mark of his...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 7 Feb 2019

Sixteenth Century Quote of the Week

Louise Labé in 1555, Engraving by Pierre Woeiriot (1532-1596)"Estant le tems venu, Madamoiselle, que les severes loix des hommes n'empeschent plus les femmes de s'apliquer aux sciences et disciplines: il me semble que celles qui ont la commodité,...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 2 Feb 2018

Historians too are explorers

…we must be aware of a danger well known to explorers of both the micro- and the macrocosmic—that of confusing the thing observed with the mind of the observer, of constructing not a picture of external reality but simply a mirror of the...
From: Darin Hayton on 24 Dec 2017

Things, ca. 1927

Things are what we encounter, ideas are what we project. Leo Stein, The A-B-C of Aesthetics (NY, 1927), 44
From: Darin Hayton on 21 Nov 2017

A Distorted Picture

Modern man has formed a curiously distorted picture of himself, by interpreting his early history in terms of his present interests in making machines and conquering nature. And then in turn he has justified his present concerns by calling his prehistoric...
From: Darin Hayton on 19 Oct 2017

Facts Are Never Enough

Scientists hope to dispel antiscience prejudices by better science education, and pundits hope to sway public opinion on issues like Obamacare or global warming by presenting the public with accurate facts and expert reports. Such hopes are grounded in...
From: Darin Hayton on 8 May 2017

Disciplinary Histories from Within

There are further disadvantages to disciplinary history of the humanities (again, ones all too familiar to historians of science). Disciplinary history written from within that discipline tends to be not only teleological but also parochial and hagiographical....
From: Darin Hayton on 10 Mar 2017

Sixteenth Century Quote of the Week

"La force et violence sont plus de la beste que de l'homme. Le droit vient de la plus divine partie qui soit en nous, qui est la raison.""Force and violence pertain more to animals than to man. Justice comes from the most divine part of ourselves, which...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 27 Feb 2015

Sixteenth Century Quote of the Week

Mars and Venus (1530), pen and inkThe work that secured Rosso an invitation to the court of France."Nor could he in this life have obtained greater dignity, honor, or rank, since he was highly regarded and esteemed above everyone else in his craft by...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 17 Jan 2014

Sixteenth Century Quote of the Week

Portrait of Anne d'Heilly, Duchesse d'Étampes,by Corneille de Lyon. Mid-sixteenth century."[Madame d'Étampes] a tant de crédit que je puis dire, qu'elle seule peult tout en ce royaume et n'y a personne du conseil, du moins s'il veut régner, qui ose...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 10 Jan 2014

Sixteenth Century Quote of the Week

"From the Cunstable as yet for my repair to the Court I have hard nothing, who dothe promise many things, and soon forget them. Such ys the nature of all Frenche men universally." John Wallop (c. 1490-1551), English diplomat assigned to France Letter...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 25 Oct 2013

Sixteenth Century Quote of the Week

"Ignorance est mère de tous les maux." Ignorance is the mother of all evils. François Rabelais (1494-1553), French writer and humanist Le Cinquiesme Livre (1562; attributed)
From: Writing the Renaissance on 26 Jul 2013

Sixteenth Century Quote of the Week

Charles V with a dog by Titian (1533) The rest of France takes for its fashion the fashion of the court. Would that offence might be taken at those disgusting breeches which display so openly our private parts; at that thick padding-out of doublets,...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 7 Jun 2013

“Work upon that now”: Some thoughts on oral authority in Eastward Hoe!

George Chapman, Ben Jonson, and John Marston fill Eastward Hoe! (1605) with a number of popular cultural references and allusions.   It is a play of exceptional intertextuality.  While I am currently working on the history and mechanics of the stage...
From: Tympan and Frisket on 7 Apr 2013

Sixteenth Century Quote of the Week

photo credit Never was there a greater need to aid poets than now. Marguerite de Navarre (1492-1549) Queen, religious reformer, writer Letter to Anne de Montmorency, 1536
From: Writing the Renaissance on 3 Mar 2013

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