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‘In absentia’: Anachronism, Errors and Recollective Ecology

By Mick Smith, Queen’s University I seem to remember (and can visualise a filmic image as I write) that the common shrew (Sorex araneus), having created circuitous habitual paths around obstacles like logs and stones, will, for a while at least,...
From: Histories of Emotion on 19 Jan 2018

Hawthorne Hub

Considerations of both donor intent and the importance of place were brushed off pretty quickly by the leadership of the Peabody Essex Museum during the Q&A part of the public forum on the relocation of the Phillips Library last week, in contradiction...
From: streets of salem on 18 Jan 2018

1698 Puritan leader Cotton Mather (1663-1728) on Native Americans in The Story of Squanto

Cotton Mather 1663-1728"The Story of Squanto" from 1698 Magnalia Christi Americana by Cotton MatherA most wicked shipmaster being on this coast a few years before, had wickedly spirited away more than twenty Indians; whom having enticed...
From: 17th-century American Women on 18 Jan 2018

Really! – Did the artist have a Tardis?

Those who read the occasional bursts of autobiographical information that appear here on the blog might be aware that I went to university at the tender age of eighteen as an archaeology student. I actually dropped out after one year but continued to...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 18 Jan 2018

Oxford Seminar in the History of Alchemy and Chemistry, 2018

The seminar, usually held each year in May-June, is being moved forward to January 2018, in order to coincide with the visit of our colleague, the distinguished historian of chemistry Professor Emeritus Bernadette Bensaude Vincent (Université...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 17 Jan 2018

Reviews in the JMH, March 2017

The Journal of Modern History 89/1 (2017): Thomas Kirk reviews Céline Dauverd, Imperial Ambition in the Early Modern Mediterranean: Genoese Merchants and the Spanish Crown (Cambridge, 2014). Robert Travers reviews Anthony Pagden, The Burdens of...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 17 Jan 2018

A Covenanter’s Cave: Begg’s Hole, between Wigtown and Whithorn #History #Scotland

According to a later tradition in the OS name book for Sorbie parish in Wigtownshire, a cave not far from Garliestown known as Begg’s Hole was where a Covenanter hid: ‘A small cave of natural construct situated by the edge of high water &...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 17 Jan 2018

Meet 18th-Century Fur Traders At Louis Joliet Mall

Come meet Forest Preserve District of Will County interpretive naturalists as they portray Shishibe and Sylvie, French fur traders who lived among the Potawatomi tribe in Illinois Country. The “Voyage Through Time” program will be...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 16 Jan 2018

Reviews in the JMH, Dec 2016

The Journal of Modern History 88/4 (2016): Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra reviews Tamar Herzog, Frontiers of Possession: Spain and Portugal in the Americas (Harvard, 2015). Scott Eastman reviews Charles J Esdaile, Women in the Peninsular War (University...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 16 Jan 2018

1677 Revenge of Marblehead, MA Women on Native Americans

Robert Roule, Deposition, MS 252, Edward E. Ayer Collection, The Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois.Depiction of Metacomet, also known as King Philip of Wampanoag, by an Unknown artist of the British SchoolThe Wampanoag Indians of New England began Metacom’s...
From: 17th-century American Women on 16 Jan 2018

Book Review: “The Wilding” by Maria McCann

The Wilding by Maria McCann is a novel (originally published in 2010) set during the early 1670s (with some events having previously occurred during the English Civil Wars). Jonathan Dymond, the twenty-six-year-old protagonist of the novel,...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 16 Jan 2018

The Covenanters’ Field Preaching Site at Aikey Hill near Threave Castle #History #Scotland

According to a later tradition found in OS name book for Balmaghie parish, Aikey Hill was were field preachings were held during “the persecution” of the 1670s or 1680s: Aikey Hill: ‘An eminence in the centre of an arable field with...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 15 Jan 2018

African-American History at the Phillips Library

On the occasion of the Martin Luther King holiday here in Salem and across the country, I thought I would highlight some sources for African-American history in the major repository for local history in our region, which is of course the PEM’s Phillips...
From: streets of salem on 15 Jan 2018

From Tucumán With Love: Revolution and Marriage in the Argentine War of Independence

By Alejandro H. Morea The revolutionary process in Latin America was tied to the crisis of the Spanish monarchy that began in 1808. In the case of the Viceroyalty of Río de la Plata, the revolution ended with the formation of four new republics:...
From: Age of Revolutions on 15 Jan 2018

Botanical Gardens

Rudolf  II as "Vertumnus"(c. 1590)Giuseppe Arcimboldo.In 1543-44 new botanical gardens were founded in Pisa; L’Orto Botanico was its Italian name. It was the very first garden devoted to the research of plants. Literally within a...
From: Conciatore on 15 Jan 2018

The Biggar Issue: the duty of the academic in public debate

It is not often I am kept awake at night by something an academic has written. At the start of this year, I have found my sleep interrupted on consecutive nights by disquiet about a brief article. It appeared last week in the Oxford Magazine and is by...

17C American Women: French Huguenot looks at 1687 Puritan Boston

17C American Women: French Huguenot looks at 1687 Puritan Boston: . A French Protestant Immigrant's Impression of in Boston, 1687 This French Huguenot arrived in Massachusettes with 30 families in th...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 14 Jan 2018

The Covenanter of Garrerie’s Cave near Port William & Whithorn #History #Scotland

  Garrerie’s Cave appears in the OS name book for Mochrum parish, Wigtownshire: ‘A cave on the shore of Knock tradition says that the Laird of Garrarie used to take refuge here during a period of religious persecution in Scotland hence...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Jan 2018

Reviews in the JMH, Sept 2016

The Journal of Modern History 48/3 (2016): A Katie Harris reviews Michael J Crawford, The Fight for Status and Privilege in Late Medieval and Early Modern Castile, 1465-1598 (Penn State, 2014). Gabriel Paquette reviews The Spanish Atlantic World in the...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 12 Jan 2018

Choice vs. Necessity

Last night’s public forum in the atrium of the Peabody Essex Museum, in which the museum leadership presented their arguments for why the Phillips Library collections “must” go to Rowley and a large crowd thrust and parried in opposition,...
From: streets of salem on 12 Jan 2018

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