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Over her dead body: tears and laughter in L’Ingénu’s final scene

Engraving by Monnet and Vidal, in Romans et contes de M. de Voltaire, 3 vol. (Bouillon, 1778), vol.2. (BnF/Gallica) ‘One must have a heart of stone to read the death of little Nell without laughing.’ Bloggers and other would-be beaux esprits...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 28 Nov 2019

History and the Climate Emergency, Or: Tradition to the rescue of Progress

Olivier Guimond Participating in panels on history and heritage in recent weeks has given me pause to reflect on the relevance of the historical discipline to the climate emergency and climate change. The two events on which these reflections are based...
From: Borealia on 27 Nov 2019

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire – her final days

March 1806 began well for the Duchess of Devonshire as she held a ball for the social elite. The whole suite of magnificent apartments were thrown open at ten in the evening and about eleven ‘the fashionables’ arrived, including The Prince...
From: All Things Georgian on 14 Nov 2019

Rebellious Obedience: Choosing Catholicism in the Age of Revolution

This post is a part of our “Faith in Revolution” series, which explores the ways that religious ideologies and communities shaped the revolutionary era. Check out the entire series. By Catherine O’Donnell Historians have spent a lot...
From: Age of Revolutions on 4 Nov 2019

Saints and Sinners, a book by Karen V. Wasylowski, and a free book giveaway until March 18

  Inquiring readers, Sourcebooks Landmark have agreed to offer Karen Wasylowski’s first book ‘Darcy and Fitzwilliam’ for free for the week of March 11 to March 18. Read more about the author’s latest novel, then find out how...
From: Jane Austen's World on 13 Mar 2019

Final Resting Place?

Entrance to the Neri Chapel,Bprgo Pinti, Florence, Italy.On the northeast side of Florence, there is a narrow, unassuming street called Borgo Pinti. Here there are two structures in particular which are of great interest in the study of seventeenth century...
From: Conciatore on 4 Feb 2019

Allegorical Arrows

Historical imagery often contains symbols and emblems that we don’t understand:  we must learn to read them; whereas a contemporary audience could simply see them and understand the message within. I enjoy teasing out the meanings...
From: streets of salem on 19 Jan 2019

Guest Post: Julia de Recour, the Digital Archive, and the Histories of Atlantic Children of Color

Today’s Guest Post comes from Nathan H. Dize, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of French and Italian at Vanderbilt University.  He specializes in Haitian literature and history. His dissertation, currently entitled “Mortuary Poetics:...
From: The Junto on 28 Nov 2018

Zola in the eighteenth century: The Dream and the embroiderer’s art

When I began work on my translation of Emile Zola’s Le Rêve (The Dream) of 1888 for Oxford World’s Classics, I did not appreciate just how distinctive an eighteenth-century flavour the novel takes on in places. Zola, who lived from 1840...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 30 Oct 2018

L’île aux démons: cartographie d’un mirage

[This is the fifith essay of the Borealia series on Cartography and Empire–on the many ways maps were employed in the contested imperial spaces of early modern North America.]  Alban Berson On serait bien en peine de pointer sur une...
From: Borealia on 24 Oct 2018

La cartographie des routes impériales françaises: le cas du fleuve Saint-Laurent au XVIIIe siècle

Çà et là, l’historiographie a rappelé le rôle singulier de la cartographie pratiquée dans un contexte colonial : offrir des connaissances géographiques aux dirigeants qui souhaitent asseoir leur...
From: Borealia on 3 Oct 2018

Glass Beads

Six-layer glass chevron trade beads(photo attr. unknown)One of the oldest applications of glass, perhaps the oldest, is the production of beads. That development took place about 5000 years ago, but in the history of beadmaking, glass is a relatively...
From: Conciatore on 1 Oct 2018

Solid Water

Rock crystal cup , around 1550, Museo degli Argenti, Palazzo Pitti, Florence(click to enlarge)In the ancient world, certain natural materials commanded a premium and rock crystal was among the most coveted. Large completely transparent crystals of...
From: Conciatore on 29 Aug 2018

Sketch of a Ball at Almack’s, 1815

There were a number of establishments known as Almack’s over the years; today we are focusing on the famous Assembly Rooms on King Street, St James. Opened in 1765 by a Yorkshireman named William Almack (often mistakenly claimed to be a Scot named...
From: All Things Georgian on 7 Jun 2018

The Revolution of 1848 in Senegal: Emancipation and Representation

This post is a part of the “Race and Revolution” Series. By Jenna Nigro The French Revolution of 1848 sparked the abolition of slavery in France’s colonies, transforming the way race, freedom, and citizenship were defined in different...
From: Age of Revolutions on 30 Apr 2018

Final Restingplace (?)

Entrance to the Neri Chapel,Bprgo Pinti, Florence, Italy.On the northeast side of Florence, there is a narrow, unassuming street called Borgo Pinti. Here there are two structures in particular which are of great interest in the study of seventeenth century...
From: Conciatore on 27 Apr 2018

Green(houses) in Salem

So I can show you the beautiful day after our third big snowstorm of March, and also anticipate St. Patrick’s Day coming up this weekend, I am showcasing a portfolio of some of Salem’s green houses today, all cast in snow. It’s a very...
From: streets of salem on 15 Mar 2018

Joel O’Flaherty and Johnty Robinson-StanierThis rare medieval...

Joel O’Flaherty and Johnty Robinson-StanierThis rare medieval textile is a set of priest’s robes embroidered with figures of saints. At the Reformation, robes of this sort were condemned due to the Protestant attack on the vestments which...

Sam FennApostle Spoons were usually made of silver and depicted...

Sam FennApostle Spoons were usually made of silver and depicted either one of the twelve apostles or Christ on the end of the handle. Whilst obviously decorative they were also intended to be used, perhaps for special occasions. There are examples of...

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