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Michael G. Brennan, English Travellers to Venice: 1450-1600, London: The Hakluyt Society, 2022.

By Michael G Brennan, Professor of Renaissance Studies at the School of English, University of Leeds. English Travellers to Venice: 1450-1600 originally developed from accounts of travellers to Venice in my two earlier Hakluyt Society books: The Travel...
From: Richard who? on 17 May 2022

Journal of a tour through part of France, Flanders, and Holland

Author: Stevenson, Seth William, 1784-1853, author. Title: Journal of a tour through part of France, Flanders, and Holland : including a visit to Paris, and a walk over the field of Waterloo: made in the summer of 1816 / by Seth William Stevenson. Publication:...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 May 2022

The Archive of the Hakluyt Society at the British Library

We are delighted to announce that the archive of the Hakluyt Society is now catalogued as part of the India Office Private Papers and available to researchers at the British Library.  You can read more about the Society archive and its place in the BL’s...
From: Richard who? on 22 Apr 2022

‘Decolonising Travel Studies: Rethinking the Study of Travel Writing about Africa’

by Kevin Molloy In November 2021 the University of Warwick hosted the Hakluyt Society Symposium on Decolonising Travel Studies: Sources and Approaches, organised to mark the Society’s 175th anniversary. The symposium featured a student-led panel...
From: Richard who? on 20 Mar 2022

Freshest Advices From Barbary: News & Information Flows between Restoration Britain & the Maghreb

These newspapers presented to British audiences a view of Maghrebi diversity, and diplomatic relations with Europe free of anti-Maghrebi rhetoric. By Nat Cutter, University of Melbourne Note: This blog post is cross-posted on Medieval & Early...
From: Richard who? on 13 Mar 2022

Book launch “Trading Companies and Travel Knowledge in the Early Modern World”, 25 March

The Hakluyt Society is thrilled to invite you to the online book launch of Trading Companies and Travel Knowledge in the Early Modern World, the first volume in our new series Hakluyt Society Studies in the History of Travel. The launch will take place...
From: Richard who? on 9 Mar 2022

Hormuz 1622: Connected Histories and Transcultural Receptions

A one-day hybrid conference to be held in Oxford (online and in person at Cohen Quad, Exeter College) Date: 11 March 2022Conference Programme – Click Here Announcement page on TIDE Clear your schedule and join us on 11 March for the one-day...
From: Richard who? on 27 Feb 2022

A short account of my travels from Riga through Germany, Italy etc…

A journal that details John Thornton’s Grand Tour, which began in Riga and took him through Prussia, Italy, and back to England through France, Flanders, and the Netherlands.   Author: Thornton, John, 1720-1790. Title: A short account of my travels...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Feb 2022

Letters from the island of Teneriffe, Brazil

Author: Kindersley, Mrs., author. Title: Letters from the island of Teneriffe, Brazil, the Cape of Good Hope, and the East Indies / by Mrs. Kindersley. Publication: London : Printed for J. Nourse, in the Strand, bookseller to His Majesty, MDDCCLXXVII...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 13 Jan 2022

Christmas at Home and Away

Our Christmas was Covid-impacted like everyone else’s, but it ended up being just lovely, with most of our time spent with my brother and brother-in-law in Salem eating, drinking, playing bad board games and watching movies. We went up to York Harbor...
From: streets of salem on 27 Dec 2021

Around the Table: Museum Exhibitions

By Sarah Peters Kernan For anyone able to safely travel in December or January, several museums have special exhibitions related to the history of food, medicine, and science. In addition to in-person exhibitions, several museums also have created online...
From: The Recipes Project on 16 Dec 2021

A Genteel Lady Alone in a Public Coach:  Eleanor Tilney’s Emotional Response to Catherine Morland’s Banishment from Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey, Vol 2, Chapter XIII + XIV Inquiring readers,  In Volume Two, Chapters 13 & 14, the emotional drama that Eleanor Tilney and Catherine Morland share almost explodes from its pages. After discovering that Catherine Morland was not...
From: Jane Austen's World on 11 Dec 2021

Thanksgiving Tradition and Transition

For many years my family spent the long Thanksgiving weekend at the grand old Equinox Hotel in Manchester Village, Vermont, the generous gift of my grandmother. We established several traditions there that ended with her death five years ago, after which...
From: streets of salem on 29 Nov 2021

A Peaceful Thanksgiving from Plymouth

In full disclosure, as I write this, I am not in Plymouth: I’m actually in New Jersey, soon to go back to Massachusetts for a spell and then to Vermont for Thanksgiving. But last weekend I was in Plymouth, which was getting everything ready for the...
From: streets of salem on 21 Nov 2021

Health and the Habitual Traveller in the 19th Century

Recently I’ve been contributing to a new series of stories, drawing on the archives of Lloyds’ Register – a fantastic archive, with a wealth of sources on many aspects of maritime, but also broader social, history. The full series can be found here:...
From: DrAlun on 10 Nov 2021

Instructive rambles extended in London

Author: Helme, Elizabeth, -1814?, author. Title: Instructive rambles extended in London, and the adjacent villages : designed to amuse the mind and improve the understanding of youth / by Elizabeth Helme … ; in two volumes. Published: London : Printed...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Sep 2021

A sketch of modern France

Author: Beaumont, Louise Elisa, 1751-1818, attributed name. Title:A sketch of modern France : in a series of letters to a lady of fashion : written in the years 1796 and 1797, during a tour through France / by a Lady ; edited by C.L. Moody, LL.D. F.A.S....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 15 Sep 2021

A Cape Full of Color

So every year in early September we journey to Cape Cod on the weekend after Labor Day for my husband’s birthday. It is an odd time, just after “summer” is over and we have established our fall routines, and I always complain, but off to the Cape...
From: streets of salem on 15 Sep 2021

Programme: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2021 – Decolonising Travel Studies: Sources and Approaches

10-12 November 2021University of Warwick (online via Zoom) Programme (pdf) (All times are GMT+0/UTC) The Hakluyt Society, the Global History and Culture Centre (GHCC) at the University of Warwick, and Medieval and Early Modern Orients (MEMOs),...
From: Richard who? on 13 Sep 2021

Hudson River Valley Highlights

I’m just back from almost two weeks staying at my brother’s house in Rhinebeck, New York, right in the middle of the Hudson River Valley. I’ve seen a lot, and have many beautiful photographs to upload here, but I’m not quite sure how to curate...
From: streets of salem on 24 Aug 2021

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