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Voltaire… True or false?

Art historians have developed sophisticated techniques to detect forgeries. Sotheby’s has its own ‘fraud-busting’ expert. Most of the world’s leading museums have whole departments devoted to distinguishing the real from the fake. Thanks to modern...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 13 Jan 2022

Danny Bowien’s Post-Authentic Asian America

By Leland Tabares In a recent interview, James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur Danny Bowien admits that if he were to create authentic diasporic Asian food, he would be making “Hamburger Helper” and “buttery canned vegetables.” A Korean...
From: The Recipes Project on 11 Nov 2021

More Documentation on the use of Wads or Wadding with Round ball in Smoothbores.

Round Ball & Wads or Wadding.“ I slipped a boullet upon the shot and beate the paper into my gunne."Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson 1636-1710.  Being an account of his travels and experiences among the North American Indians,...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 17 Nov 2018

A Few Words About Smoothbores.

In the 18th century smoothbores did NOT use a patched ball, the ball was loaded in the same way as using shot, with wads or wadding.An Essay On Shooting 1789.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 16 Nov 2018

18th Century Period Fire Lighting Methods. Ebook.

Authors, historical, living history, authenticity, flint and steel, burning glass, reading glass, fire-bow, Mountain men, woodsmen, woodsrunners, books, reading, experimental archaeology, plant tinder, fungi tinder, tinderbox, fire lighting, 18th century,...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 27 Jun 2017

Aura, aliveness, and art

A second post inspired in part by Benjamin’s ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’, and the final one — I think — on my research adventures in the US last month. So I’ve finished Benjamin’s essay...
From: Digital Shakespeares on 21 Apr 2017

Hamlet and Man Ray’s Painting

Hamlet and Man Ray’s Painting By Alexa Huang Man Ray, Shakespearean Equation, Hamlet, 1949. Oil on canvas In the opening scene of Hamlet, the Danish prince accuses his mother of not genuinely mourning her husband’s death and of marrying...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 15 Nov 2016

A ‘whymsycalle conceyte’ – the art of imitation

This post was written by our volunteer Katie Wilson. To celebrate International Archives Day on 9th June, Katie has been researching the story behind one of our most intriguing documents a page of forged signatures of notable Elizabethan personalities...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 8 Jun 2015

Holy headlessness. Beheading, death and various afterlives of sacred sculptures

Beheaded and mutilated medieval Virgin Mary and baby Jesus. Musée National du Moyen Âge, Paris(An initial comment: Since I started planning this blog post on beheaded sacred images and their afterlives some weeks ago, recent events in Paris...

Historically Speaking Blog.

Weighing in on the Progressive Communityhttp://historicallyspeaking.driftingfocus.com/2014/11/01/weighing-in-on-the-progressive-community/
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 1 Nov 2014

What is Authentic, and what is not?

What is Authentic, and what is not?Way back when I first got into 18th century living history, there was a belief among many that if an object was made out of authentic natural materials, then it must be right. This was called being “primitive”. But...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 7 Sep 2014

More Info On Making Powder Horns.

Many of you will remember the post and video that I made on gunpowder horn safety http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/a-powder-horn-safety-test-in-belgium.html . That post prompted a powder horn maker to contact me and tell me that...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 7 Jul 2014

Come closer! Creating improved access

Coming closer: Dr. Cecilia Lindhé at Umeå university HUMlab using digital visualizing methods to approach medieval images of Virgin Mary in new ways. Learn more about the project here.When setting up this blog a little more than a month...

Roman Workday

Yes. I wish this were the regular work look for a Museology researcher in Rome, but, alas: Sweating, no regular motorino driving, sadly no Gregory Peck, and good walking shoes is more like it.Installed in - at least to a Scandinavian - hot and humid Rome,...

It all started with a headless Jesus

Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus. 15th century sculpture in Strängnäs cathedral (Sweden)Every so often in the enigmatic world of Academia, when confronted with the arduous work of clever colleagues, a question springs to mind: How on earth...

Byproducts of death: Thoughts on the fate of bones

Head of Saint Catherine of Siena (1347-1380) In my department, Culture and Media Studies, a group of likeminded colleagues has started to discuss and write on various topics connected to the research field called Death Studies. It all started...

Authenticity and the irresistible desire to touch

I couldn't resist. I just had to touch the column beside the place where the 9th century Viking Halfdan once carved his name while visiting the by then already 300 year old church of Hagia Sophia. It was mind-boggling.Finally home again after a long journey...

Research,Research, Research.

I have mentioned the importance of research many times before, but it never hurts to remind people. Some mistakes in what you use may just cost you some embarrasment among your fellow living historians, others can be a lot more dangerous. I contacted...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 9 Dec 2012

18th century, but still in use.

 The 20 gauge wad punch is early to mid 18th century & was my Father's and probably my Grandfather's and I am still using it. This 17th century lath hatchet was also passed down through the family. The 18th century compass (caliper...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 2 Oct 2012

Year of Shakespeare: Much Ado about Nothing at the RSC

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   Much Ado About Nothing, dir. Iqbal Khan, Royal Shakespeare Company, 8 August 2012...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 10 Aug 2012