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Tales of faithful dogs from the Georgian era

There are many accounts of dogs seeking help for their owner following an accident. Here we’ve collected a few tales from contemporary newspapers. In the early evening of a mid-November day in 1767, a man named Gabriel Park was walking to his home...
From: All Things Georgian on 26 Feb 2019

The Evans Brothers and the ‘Cardigan Cancer Cure’.

It’s the start of a new year, and the start of what I hope will be a sustained revival for my blog. 2018 was a bit of a busy year, one which saw me writing and researching for my project on the history of facial hair, busy with lots of fab and fun...
From: DrAlun on 3 Jan 2019

Q&A with Christopher Grasso, author of Skepticism and American Faith: From the Revolution to the Civil War

Christopher Jones interviews Christopher Grasso about his new book, Skepticism and American Faith: From the Revolution to the Civil War.
From: The Junto on 10 Jul 2018

Lullabies of Our Lives: Singing in Multicultural Harmony

By Emma Miller, The University of Melbourne On 25 June 2018, CHE Postdoctoral Research Fellow Samantha Dieckmann will host an evening of community music discussion interspersed with performances by Melbourne’s Lullaby Choir at the Melbourne Recital...
From: Histories of Emotion on 15 Jun 2018

The Faith of William Shakespeare

The Faith of William Shakespeare: a one-day conferenceSaturday 20 May from 10.00am to 5.00pm, the Wolfson Hall, The Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street. By Rev. Dr Paul Edmondson, Head of Research, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Imagine the world into...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 14 Apr 2017

Sharing the Passion of Christ: Paolo Segneri Senior SJ (1624–1694) and the Ongoing Devotion to the Passion

By Eleonora Rai,  The University of Western Australia The Holy Week is a busy period for the inhabitants of Romagnano Sesia, a village located in Piedmont, northern Italy. A theatrical representation of the Passion of Christ has taken place there,...
From: Histories of Emotion on 14 Apr 2017

Spring events in Stratford-upon-Avon

The Birthplace before its restoration, around 1847 Fresh for 2017, there is quite a crop of new ideas and events for the Shakespeare-lover in Stratford-upon-Avon. In particular, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust have come up with some different...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 25 Feb 2017

Shakespeare Out of Europe

Shakespeare Out of Europe By Graham Holderness From Will to the world by Peter Brookes. Radio Times 20-26 Sept. 1986 I remember a time when British culture among the educated was thoroughly European. Everyone listened to French music, wore Italian clothes,...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 2 Sep 2016

Literature and Faith in Early Modern England

Tomorrow in Oxford, there’s an academic conference in honour of my undergraduate tutor and good friend – the esteemed Tudor historian –...
From: Suzannah Lipscomb on 11 Jul 2016

From Spring to Summer: LDNA on the road

For the past couple of months, our rolling horizon has looked increasingly full of activity. This new blogpost provides a brief update on where we’ve been and where we’re going. We’ll be aiming to give more thorough reports...
From: Linguistic DNA on 10 Jun 2016

Jakob Balde, SJ and Thomas More

Yesterday at the Eighth Day Institute Symposium, I met Patrick Callahan, Dean of Humanitas and Kowalski Chair in Catholic Thought of the Institute for Faith and Culture at the Newman Center on the campus of the University of Kansas. KU is in Lawrence...

Impassioned and (Im)pious Curiosity

Image: Crop of a reproduction of ‘Bernard and the Devil’ by Hans Holbein in L’Eloge de la Folie (Paris, 1877).By Kirk Essary, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Western Australia In Cormac McCarthy’s 1979 novel Suttree,...
From: Histories of Emotion on 3 Dec 2015

Day 1: Domestic Devotions in the Early Modern World, 1400-18

It was with great excitement that the team gathered this summer for the start of our three-day conference Domestic Devotions in the Early Modern World. With speakers travelling from around the world to Cambridge, we were relieved to be able to welcome...
From: Domestic Devotions on 1 Sep 2015

Sharing My Birthday: Edwin Abbott Abbott

Edwin Abbott Abbott was born on December 20, 1838, 120 years before I was. He was a critic of John Henry Cardinal Newman because Newman believed in miracles, that the miracles attributed to Jesus Christ in the Gospels were true, and he thought Newman...

Naples: A ‘Place of Piety’

After a two-week research trip to Naples, I have returned with a new appreciation for this amazing city, which is filled to the brim with innumerable souls. It’s Italian, yet its beautiful dialect and some of its architecture serve as reminders of places...

Edward VII and the Catholic Church

 My frequent correspondent Edward Short, whose books about Newman and abortion I have reviewed on my blog and elsewhere, reviewed The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince for The Weekly Standard. In it, he comments:One corollary...

The Extraordinary Form on EWTN

Although not at a convenient hour for me at least, EWTN is broadcasting a series called "Extraordinary Faith", which started Monday, April 24:Extraordinary Faith is a monthly 30 minute television program on EWTN that celebrates the beauty of classical...

"Bad Religion" and "Dangers to the Faith": Books Review, Part Two

I read Ross Douthat's Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics last month and then followed it up by reading Al Kresta's Dangers to the Faith: Recognizing Catholicism's 21st-Century Opponents. The two books are related,...

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