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Eyes of a Lyn

The seal of the Accademia dei Lincei.In the spring of 1612, Florentine priest Antonio Neri published his book on glassmaking. L'Arte Vetraria was the first printed book devoted to the formulation of glass from raw materials, but unfortunately...
From: Conciatore on 3 Apr 2019

Theatre: Romeo and Juliet at dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum

From the dlr Mill theatre Dundrum website. Directed by Geoff O’Keeffe for MILL PRODUCTIONS, this abridged version of Romeo and Juliet is an ideal opportunity to expose Junior Cycle students to their first live Shakespeare experience. Throughout...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 13 Mar 2019

Juliet & Romeo (Lost Dog) @ Nottingham Playhouse

What if Romeo and Juliet escaped the crypt together? Lost Dog’s dance production is not the first to explore this question, but perhaps offered one of the more innovative approaches to answering it. This two-person show (plus, at this performance...
From: The Bardathon on 26 Jan 2019

Eyes of a Lyn

The seal of the Accademia dei Lincei.In the spring of 1612, Florentine priest Antonio Neri published his book on glassmaking. L'Arte Vetraria was the first printed book devoted to the formulation of glass from raw materials, but unfortunately...
From: Conciatore on 24 Dec 2018

Fabergé and Purpurine

Fabergé c.1900. Purpurine cherries,nephrite leaves, gold stalk, rock crystal pot.Peter Carl Fabergé is known the world over for producing elaborate jeweled fantasy eggs for the Russian royal family in the late nineteenth and early twentieth...
From: Conciatore on 14 Nov 2018

Torricelli and Glass

Evangelista Torricelliby Lorenzo Lippi, circa 1647Evangelista Torricelli (1608–1647) is remembered as the inventor of the mercury barometer. Lesser known are a number of significant contributions he made to mathematics, astronomy and physics. There...
From: Conciatore on 24 Oct 2018

Michel Montaigne

Michel MontaigneAnonymous (17th century).Michel Montaigne (1533–1592) was the proprietor of a vineyard and later a mayor of Bordeaux, France. However, his claim to fame in history is as popularizer of the writing form known as the essay. In 1580,...
From: Conciatore on 22 Oct 2018

Alchemist Cardinal

Portrait of Francesco Maria del MonteOttavio Leoni (1578–1630)In the early seventeenth century, Cardinal Francesco Maria del Monte served as the unofficial Florentine cultural ambassador in Rome. He regularly entertained visiting dignitaries and...
From: Conciatore on 17 Sep 2018

Solid Water

Rock crystal cup , around 1550, Museo degli Argenti, Palazzo Pitti, Florence(click to enlarge)In the ancient world, certain natural materials commanded a premium and rock crystal was among the most coveted. Large completely transparent crystals of...
From: Conciatore on 29 Aug 2018

Cárdenas Bunsen & Romero-Díaz in Hispanic Review, Winter 2018

Hispanic Review 86/1 (2018): José Cárdenas Bunsen, “Garcilaso as Sexton: Autobiography, Blood Purity and Inca History.” Nieves Romero-Díaz, “On Female Political Alliances: Sor María de Ágreda’s...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 13 Aug 2018

Essays in the SCJ Winter 2017

The Sixteenth Century Journal 43/4 (2017) features a series of smaller essays this issue, plus book reviews. Allyson Poska, “The Pedagogical is Political: Feminism as a Pedagogical and Political Choice in the Classroom.” Rocio G. Sumillera,...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 25 Jul 2018

The Curtain Rises: Post Match Report

On Saturday 21st, we enjoyed: seeing the puffed-up knight Huanebango being struck down by a disembodied voice, entering a sixteenth-century smoking area, meeting the cosmopolitan neighbours of 1580s Shoreditch, and learning how to use a sword and buckler…...
From: Before Shakespeare on 24 Jul 2018


Vintage 1920's Water Glass Label.The temperature of 1500 degrees (825C) was comfortably within reach of seventeenth century glassmakers like Antonio Neri. It was also achievable in much earlier times and was used in one of the earliest chemical reactions...
From: Conciatore on 13 Jul 2018

The Curtain Rises (21 July 2018)

On 21 July, we and  MOLA, The Stage, and The Dolphin’s Back will explore the history and future possibilities for the Curtain playhouse with a public audience at Hackney House.  Tickets are available on Eventbrite.  The Curtain is...
From: Before Shakespeare on 20 Jun 2018

Dimas and Gestas: Bandits Crucified with Christ

By Stephen Basdeo Banditry and outlawry always flourish whenever and wherever the state is weak and/or unwilling to enforce its laws. Medieval England is a prime example of this, and of course it is during this period that stories of Robin Hood first...

Voltaire ou les traversées du rideau

Voltaire couronné à la Comédie-Française après la sixième représentation d’Irène, en 1778. Source: gallica / BnF. Bien avant de devenir le célèbre philosophe des Lumières,...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 1 Jun 2018

The Wonderful Dromedary and Surprizing Camel

In the late 1750s, Mr Richard Heppenstall caused a sensation when he toured England with a ‘wonderful’ dromedary from Persia and a ‘surprizing’ camel from Grand Cairo, Egypt. If you know anything at all about camels, you’re...
From: All Things Georgian on 22 May 2018

The Palazzo Muti: 18th Century Stuart Court

Located in the Piazza dei Santi Apostoli, Rome, the Palazzo Muti Papazzurri (also known as the Palazzo Balestra) is an important place for those interested in Jacobite history; technically, there is more than one building that has the title Palazzo Muti,...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 19 May 2018

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