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A Museum full of Statues

  Lenin’s head. As a country that has seen empire, Nazi dictatorship, two world wars, division and reunification, Germany has a lot of experience with unwanted monuments and statues. Some of them are now kept in the former provisions depot...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 2 Oct 2020

Galileo In Vienna

In Vienna’s 13th district stands a beautiful Jugendstil building, the Galileihof. Designed by and built by Emil Reitmann in 1905, the building appears to have been renovated not long ago. The Galileihof is a beautiful Jugendstil building in Vienna’s...
From: Darin Hayton on 17 Jan 2020

Tudor Intergenerational Inequality

My father was a Yeoman, and had no lands of his own, only he had a farm of 3 or 4 pound by year at the uttermost, and hereupon he tilled so much as kept half a dozen men. He had walk for a hundred sheep, and my mother milked 30 cows. He was able, and...
From: Middling Culture on 20 Jun 2019

Restored early 17th C. Mille monument

A recent conservation effort from St. Boniface Church in Nursling, Hampshire.   The monument is to Richard Mill(e) (d. 1613) and his wife Maria (d. 1622).   The resulting restoration of the reclining Mills is quite impressive. ...

“They have destroyed me”

A illustrated broadside printed on silk. With an image of a woman weeping at a tombstone enscribed with the words “Great Britain’s Queen, the injured Caroline. Around the border, following the title: Minister! go hang thyself in justice to...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Aug 2018

The Reformation of England’s Past

There were those who believed that a reformation of religion could not be complete until a reformation of history had been attempted. They argued that the traditional story of early Christian conversion led by the divinely appointed leader of the Church,...
From: Sixteenth Century Scholars on 25 Jun 2018

Conférence : Matériaux, Métiers et Techniques. Vers une histoire matérielle du chantier de restauration (1830-1914)

A la suite des travaux de Max Dvořák sur la notion de « valeur historique » et dans la continuité des recherches de Louis Grodecki sur « les monuments dans l’histoire », il ne s’agit plus aujourd’hui...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 22 Nov 2017

A Half-Hour at the Salem Witch Trials Memorial (on Halloween)

November 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We actually had a lovely night with a steady succession of trick-or-treating families coming to the door: all happy and excited and exceedingly polite (while low-flying helicopters circled overhead, continuously)....
From: streets of salem on 1 Nov 2017

Crackpot Historicism

The observation that the Trump era is a good time to be a historian is by now cliché. The routine yet outlandish lies that increasingly puncture public discourse; the proliferation of “fake news” and the appropriation by its makers...
From: memorious on 28 Aug 2017

An apparition

In a churchyard, a resurrection man holding a lantern, his hat and shovel at his feet, is surprised by ghost, rising from grave. In the background is a church and in the foreground, a skull and bone. Printmaker: Newton, Richard, 1777-1798, printmaker....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 13 Apr 2017

Some notes on familiar spirits

I read James Serpell’s piece on familiar spirits, ‘Guardian Spirits or demonic Pets: The Concept of the Witch’s Familiar in Early Modern England, 1530-1712, which appeared in Angela Creager and William Jordan’s The Animal/Human...
From: Early Modern Whale on 15 Sep 2016

Troublesome disguises: the Goddard monument at East Woodhay Church

Over to this slightly remote church (for the area) last night East Woodhay, justly rated for its acoustics and the total quiet outside, to listen to Stile Antico perform this concert
From: Early Modern Whale on 11 May 2016

[Interior of a gothic crypt]

“Interior of a gothic vault, with a tomb on the left lit by a hanging lamp and decorated with a reclining man in tudor dress holding a baton; to right are a couple leaning against a pillar, and a man holding a torch gesturing towards the tomb …”–British...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 24 Nov 2015

Appel à communication : « Public Art: Place, Context, Participation » (Santo Tirso, octobre 2015)

Although the concept of “Public Art” is traditionally associated with a monumental, celebratory or even a figurative expression, for the past few decades – following the dynamics that shaped the second half of the 20th century –,...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 5 Jun 2015

Journée d’études : « Mémoire sculptée de la guerre : une modernité possible ? » (Rouen, 5 juin 2015)

Peut-on regarder le monument aux morts comme une création originale ? En 1926 dans son Bilan des arts modernes en France, Amédée Ozenfant décrit les monuments aux morts de la Grande Guerre comme l’expression de l’anti-modernité, voire de l’anti-modernisme...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 2 Apr 2015

Journée d’études : « Crise du monument, critique de la monumentalité » (Paris, 28 novembre 2014)

Tout monument (Monumentum) est un dispositif artistique mémoriel, érigé pour faire ressouvenir (monere) d’un passé révolu, qui matérialise une temporalité, au sens commun du mot, et effectue une médiation présente entre le passé et le futur....
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 10 Nov 2014

Dead Admirals’ Society, Part 3

‘Hang on’, you say, ‘where are Parts 1 and 2, then?’ Well, in the relatively early days of this blog, I posted a couple of items under this title and promised that at some point in the future, I’d do some more. I didn’t...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 20 Oct 2014

Rediscovered: The Peden Stone near Auchensoul Hill

Congratulations to husband and wife team Ritchie and Lorna Conaghan who have probably rediscovered the Peden Stone near Auchensoul Hill. Reproduced by the kind permission of Ritchie and Lorna Conaghan. Over a year ago, I posted on the mystery of the...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Aug 2014

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