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New Book | Sapphic Crossings

From the U. of Virginia Press: Ula Lukszo Klein, Sapphic Crossings: Cross-Dressing Women in Eighteenth-Century British Literature (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2021), 258 pages, ISBN: 978-0813945507 (cloth), $95 / ISBN: 978-0813945514...
From: Enfilade on 5 May 2021

New Book | Closed on Mondays

From Lund Humphries: Dinah Casson, with a foreword by Christopher Frayling, Closed on Mondays: Behind the Scenes at the Museum (London: Lund Humphries: 2020), 208 pages, ISBN: 978-1848224346, £30 / $40. Dinah Casson, co-founder of Casson Mann, museum...
From: Enfilade on 3 May 2021

Exhibition | In Sparkling Company: Glass and Social Life

Pair of covered green vases, ca. 1765 and a pair of vases, 1750–75, probably from the workshop of James Giles, London, gilded copper-green lead glass (Corning, New York: Corning Museum of Glass, 2003.2.4 A-B, 54.2.4 A-B). ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊...
From: Enfilade on 3 May 2021

A short authentic account of the late decision, on the bull baiting question

Title: A short authentic account of the late decision, on the bull baiting question : in the case of the King against John Hill. With an appendix, containing the reports of the speeches of Mr. Windham, Mr. Canning, and Mr. Brougham, in resisting attemps...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 30 Apr 2021

New Book | The Ephemeral Eighteenth Century

From Cambridge UP: Gillian Russell, The Ephemeral Eighteenth Century: Print, Sociability, and the Cultures of Collecting (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020), Often regarded as trivial and disposable, printed ephemera, such as tickets, playbills...
From: Enfilade on 30 Apr 2021

New Book: Health & Healing in the Early Modern Iberian World

Health and Healing in the Early Modern Iberian World: A Gendered Perspective, Margaret E. Boyle and Sarah E. Owens, eds (University of Toronto Press, 2021). Introduction: Why Gendered Health and Healing?Margaret E. Boyle, Bowdoin CollegeSarah E. Owens,...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 29 Apr 2021

New Book | Planting the World

From Harper Collins: Jordan Goodman, Planting the World, Joseph Banks and his Collectors: An Adventurous History of Botany (New York: William Collins, 2021), 560 pages, ISBN : 978-0007578832, $33. A bold new history of how botany and global plant collecting—centred...
From: Enfilade on 28 Apr 2021

The Burlington Magazine, March 2021

The eighteenth century in The Burlington (I’m catching up, gradually!) . . . –CH The Burlington Magazine 163 (March 2021) Hubert Robert, Arch of Septimius Severus, 1756; pen with grey and beige washes, 73 × 52 cm (Musée de Valence)....
From: Enfilade on 24 Apr 2021

A Tory-Loving Town?

Salem has a bit of a reputation as a “Tory-loving town” due to the sentiments of some of its more conspicuous residents on the eve of the Revolution: prominent judges, merchants and lawyers could not reconcile their local and imperial loyalties...
From: streets of salem on 23 Apr 2021

Panel Discussion | Enduring Versailles

Adam Perelle, Veue et Perspective du Chasteau de Versailles, avec le parterre d’eau du costé du Jardin, detail, 1680s. ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ From Eventbrite: Panel Discussion: Enduring Versailles Online, Wednesday,...
From: Enfilade on 23 Apr 2021

To the worthy and independent electors of Westminster

A Westminster election handbill.   Author: Townshend, John, Lord. Title: To the worthy and independent electors of Westminster. Gentlemen, I beg leave to return you my best thanks … Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1788]...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Apr 2021

New Book | Surroundings

From the 1790s to today (Earth Day); from The University of Chicago Press: Etienne Benson, Surroundings: A History of Environments and Environmentalisms (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2020), 296 pages, ISBN: 978-0226706153 (hardcover), $83...
From: Enfilade on 22 Apr 2021

New Book | The Usufructuary Ethos: Power, Politics, and Environment

Forthcoming from the University of Virginia Press: Erin Drew, The Usufructuary Ethos: Power, Politics, and Environment in the Long Eighteenth Century (2021), 232 pages, ISBN: 978-0813945798 (cloth), $85 / ISBN: 978-0813945804 (paper), $40 / ISBN: 978-0813945811...
From: Enfilade on 22 Apr 2021

New Collection of Essays | The Classical Vase Transformed

From Oxford University Press: Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis with Edith Hall, eds., The Classical Vase Transformed: Consumption, Reproduction, and Class in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain, special issue of Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies...
From: Enfilade on 18 Apr 2021

New Book | Classical Caledonia

From Edinburgh UP: Alan Montgomery, Classical Caledonia: Roman History and Myth in Eighteenth-Century Scotland (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020), 232 pages, ISBN: 978-1474445641, £75 / $100 (also available in ebook and PDF formats)....
From: Enfilade on 17 Apr 2021

New Book | The Architecture of Scotland, 1660–175

From Edinburgh UP: Louisa Humm, John Lowrey, Aonghus MacKechnie, eds., The Architecture of Scotland, 1660–1750 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020), 672 pages, ISBN: 978-1474455268, £150 / $195 (also available in ebook and PDF formats)....
From: Enfilade on 17 Apr 2021

Exhibition | American Weathervanes

This summer at the American Folk Art Museum (with the catalogue already available from Rizzoli). . . American Weathervanes: The Art of the Winds American Folk Art Museum, New York, 23 June 2021 — 2 January 2022 Organized by Robert Shaw and Emelie...
From: Enfilade on 16 Apr 2021

New Book | Enlightened Animals in Eighteenth-Century Art

From Bloomsbury: Sarah Cohen, Enlightened Animals in Eighteenth-Century Art: Sensation, Matter, and Knowledge (London: Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021), 264 pages, ISBN: 978-1350203587, $170 (also available in ebook and PDF formats). How do our senses help...
From: Enfilade on 16 Apr 2021

Exhibition | À Table!

This summer at the National Museum of Ceramics at Sèvres, with an online version available here: À Table! Le repas, tout un art / The Meal, a Whole Art Sèvres — Manufacture et Musée Nationaux, 18 November 2020 —...
From: Enfilade on 15 Apr 2021

New Book | Culloden: Battle & Aftermath

Friday is the 275th anniversary of the battle of Culloden (fought on 16 April 1746). To mark the anniversary, the National Trust for Scotland will present a series of online events on Saturday, 17 April, entitled Culloden: A Place Worth Protecting. Paul...
From: Enfilade on 13 Apr 2021

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The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

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