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Workers of the Week: Harvesters

Mark Hailwood Although it officially wrapped up in autumn of last year, recent months have been very productive for the Women’s Work in Rural England project, with major publications coming out and new funding coming through. This means we will...

Young Dark Emu By Bruce Pascoe.

Young Dark Emu, By Bruce Pascoe.I have just finished reading the book Young Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe, & to say that I am saddened by what I read would be an understatement. This book tells the true story of the Australian Aboriginal people, their...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 8 Aug 2019

Australian Aboriginals. The First Farmers. A New History!

Aboriginal farm near Mount Franklin. Picture Credit: Culture Victoria.https://www.foreground.com.au/environment/decolonising-agriculture-bruce-pascoes-dark-emu/; Australian Aboriginals. The First Farmers . A New Australian History.It seems that what we...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 30 Jul 2019

Growing Pains: Pest Control and Agrochemicals in Mexico Between Revolutions, 1920-194

“Revolutionary Material Culture Series” This series examines the Age of Revolutions through its material markers, reminding us that materials themselves reflected and shaped political cultures around the revolutionary Atlantic and World. By...
From: Age of Revolutions on 13 May 2019

The Early Modern Maritimes Recipe Database, Part I: What is a Recipe?

Edith Snook Early Modern Maritime Recipes is a searchable online database that collects recipes made and circulating before 1800 in what is now defined as Canada’s Maritime provinces.  The project was directed by Dr. Edith Snook (Department...
From: Borealia on 23 Apr 2019

Women in 17th Century New England

.In 17th century New England, women usually arrived with family members to band together in cooperative religious communities organized for the collective good which included shared economic goals. Almost immediately, their healthier living conditions...
From: 17th-century American Women on 23 Jun 2013

Growing & Eating Food Crops in 18C Maryland

In the half-century century leading up to the American Revolution, tobacco exports from the Chesapeake tripled, marking an important evolution in Maryland's agriculture. Tobacco prices, which in the unstable market economy of seventeenth-century agriculture...
From: 18th-century American Women on 16 Jul 2018

The French Rural Revolution 1789-1793

By Jorge Sánchez Morales When Louis XVI failed to reconcile the Estates General during the séance royale of June 23, 1789, the expectations for reform held by a large part of French...
From: Age of Revolutions on 29 Jan 2018

The Economic Revolution in Indian Country

This post is a part of our “Native American Revolutions” Series. By David Andrew Nichols All revolutions contain within them both destructive and creative impulses. For much of the twentieth century, historians of the American Revolution...
From: Age of Revolutions on 23 Oct 2017

A rental of the fee farm rents belonging to the Right Honourable Lord Walpole

A manuscript with 78 leaves (54 are blank) in two hands, of the fee farm rents belonging to the Right Honourable Lord Walpole, and to Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford. The first half of the volume lists the names, locations, rentals, details of payment...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 23 Mar 2017

Workers of the Week: ‘Ploughmen go whistling to their toils’

Mark Hailwood Our ‘Women’s Work’ project is at an exciting juncture: we have just reached the end of the data entry phase and attention now turns to the analysis and writing up of results. We will be showcasing these in a number of upcoming...

CALL FOR PAPERS: Green Britain: Nationhood and the Environment 1500-175

25th June 2016, Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-AvonCfP deadline: 31st March 2016Abstracts of 250 words for papers of no more than twenty minutes in length to be sent to greenbritain2016@gmail.com Keynote speaker: Professor Karen Edwards, University...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 25 Jun 2016

In vino sanitas

By Jane Draycott A well-known fresco from the household shrine of the House of the Centenary at Pompeii shows Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, standing at the foot of Vesuvius. This, in conjunction with the substantial amount of archaeological …...
From: The Recipes Project on 9 Jun 2015

Did Women Work in Agriculture?

Mark Hailwood Kitchen Interior, by Emanuel de Witte (Dutch, 17thC). Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Credit: Seth K. Sweetser Fund As Jane discussed in our previous post – ‘What is Work?’ – women’s work in early modern...

This artist definitely failed in food-styling class. A good...

This artist definitely failed in food-styling class. A good hashtag for this image would be #notfoodporn. The descriptive list is pretty drool-worthy, though, and I’m sure that in real life the cooks made this spread look magnificent. Now, if only...

Now I can see where the Big Bad Wolf stories come from: sheep...

Now I can see where the Big Bad Wolf stories come from: sheep herding is anything but idyllic in this engraving. While the farmer’s dogs dispatch one wolf in the bottom of this frame, another wolf tears through the paddock fence. The engraver put quite...

Glasgow Advertiser, 7 February 1791, p. 2

CONGRESS.Wednesday, Dec. 8. The SPEECH ofGeorge Washington, Esq;President of the Congress, on ??? the ??? Fellow Citizens of the Senate, andHouse of Representatives, IN meeting you again, I feel much satisfaction on being able to repeat my congratulations...

Glasgow Advertiser, 21 January 1791, p. 5

Extract of a letter from Norfolk (Virginia), Oct. 26. “We learn from the West Country, that the Kentucky Convention has determined in favour of a separation, and large preparations are making in the country for offensive operations against the Indians,...

Glasgow Advertiser, 2 May 1791, p. 2

Nassau, New England, March 12. The red bugs, which did so much injury to the cotton last year, have again made their appearance, but not in such numbers as waas first expected. The hops in many States of America have been particularly...

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