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CFP – The Senses in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: Hearing and Auditory Perception – conference at Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin 24-25 April 2020 Proposals for papers are invited for a conference on The Senses in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: Hearing and Auditory Perception, which aims to provide an international and interdisciplinary forum for researchers...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 1 Aug 2019

Stephen Moylan: More than a War Hero

Serving on George Washington’s staff were many talented young men, including some who became famous later. Alexander Hamilton served on the staff ably for... The post Stephen Moylan: More than a War Hero appeared first on Journal of the American...

Thomas Paine: Britain, America, & France in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution

Book Review: Thomas Paine: Britain, America, & France in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution by J.C.D. Clark (Oxford University Press, 2018, 485 pages) BUY... The post Thomas Paine: Britain, America, & France in the Age of Enlightenment...

Interview: Sarah Jane Marsh

Today, May 29, 2018, Disney Hyperion is introducing young readers to the American Revolution with Thomas Paine and the Dangerous Word, an eighty-page picture... The post Interview: Sarah Jane Marsh appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Making Senses: Artisanal Practice and Sensory Perception in an Early Modern French Manuscript

By Tillmann Taape Ms Fr. 640 was written in French by an unknown craftsperson in Toulouse, likely between 1580 and 1600. [1] It is an intriguing and eclectic source, with entries ranging from medical recipes to metalwork and pigment-making, and it forms...
From: The Recipes Project on 1 May 2018

Tales from the Archives: Smelling ‘Violet’ in Renaissance Works

In 2017, The Recipes Project celebrated its fifth birthday. We now have nearly 650 posts in our archives and over 160 pages for readers to sift through. That’s a lot of material! (And thank you so much to our contributors for sharing such...
From: The Recipes Project on 26 Apr 2018

Roman Recipes and the Senses

By Erica Rowan We do not have many recipes from the ancient world and certainly none presented in the user-friendly format found in today’s cookbooks with precise measurements, cooking times and images of the finished product. Some ancient...
From: The Recipes Project on 24 Apr 2018

Gershom Bulkeley (1635-1713): A Sensory Chymist in Colonial Connecticut

By Donna Bilak Who was Gershom Bulkeley? (you may well ask). A Harvard-educated Puritan gentleman from an important New England family, Bulkeley spent most of his life in Connecticut as a colonial divine, physician, and magistrate of upstanding (and by...
From: The Recipes Project on 19 Apr 2018

Bitter as Gall or Sickly Sweet? The Taste of Medicine in Early Modern England

Adriaen Brower’s The Bitter Potion (1640) reminds me of the reaction of my three-year-old niece to the taste of a sprout at Christmas! The man’s face is contorted in an expression of deep revulsion to the bitter medicine. The image seems to...
From: The Recipes Project on 4 Jan 2018

The Senses of the Apothecary in Early Modern Italy

By Barbara Di Gennaro Splendore The making of remedies today, especially industrial pharmaceuticals, relies very little the human senses, or at least this is how we imagine it. Industrial pharmaceutical recipes, we believe, are and should be impersonal...
From: The Recipes Project on 12 Apr 2018

Making and Consuming Perfume in Eighteenth-Century England

Dr William Tullett asks why manuscript recipes for perfumes were on the decline in the eighteenth century, and investigates the role of the senses in perfume making. A survey of the vast collection in the Wellcome library suggests that the presence...
From: The Recipes Project on 10 Apr 2018

Recipes and the Senses: An Introduction

By Hannah Newton   Our enjoyment of food depends not just on how it tastes and smells, but also on what it looks, feels, and sounds like. Crispness, for instance, is perceived when we hear a ‘snap’ as the food breaks between our teeth....
From: The Recipes Project on 3 Apr 2018

“Objet petit a”: More Senseshaper Woodcuts from the Void. Enjoy!

After a long period in which I let this blog grow fallow, you get two posts in one day! As I sat down to finish up my earlier post on Ficino and the material, mutual gaze, I realized that I have made some woodcuts since my last woodcut post that never...

“Double bewitchment”: Love-Beams, the Mutual Gaze, and the Interpenetrating Visions of Marsilio Ficino’s De Amore

I have been arguing for a medieval and early modern paramaterial phantasy which paradoxically positioned the phantasy and its spirits somewhere between the material and the immaterial, and between the body and the soul. In this post, I want to explore...

Past, present, and macaroni salad: Henry VIII

“We’ve got…,” I said with a suspenseful pause as I pulled tupperware out of the reusable grocery bag, “Monte Cristo sandwiches and macaroni salad.” “Holy shit. Thanks, man,” my friend said.  “Thank...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 2 Feb 2017

December 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (December 5, 1766).“The NEW-HAMPSHIRE ALMANCK, For the Year of our Lord CHRIST 1767.” With only four weeks remaining until the first day of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Dec 2016

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 107

Stella, since thou so right a princess art Of all the powers which life bestows on me, That ere by them aught undertaken be They first resort unto that sovereign part; Sweet, for a while give respite to my heart, Which pants as though it still should...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 5 Aug 2016

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 105

Unhappy sight, and hath she vanished by, So near, in so good time, so free a place? Dead glass, dost thou thy object so embrace As what my heart still sees, thou canst not spy? I swear by her I love and lack, that I Was not in fault, who bent...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 29 Jun 2016

Trollope’s Small House a Allington & “The Parson’s Daughter of Oxney Colne:” the first class

The Cornhill Magazine opened to the place where installments of Trollope’s Framley Parsonage was appearing, prefaced by an illustration by John Everett Millais Dear friends and readers, Since I’ve had an unusual number of people subscribing...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 16 Jun 2016

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