Dr Johnson’s house will present ‘From Plantation to Salvation: The Life of Francis Barber’ on 13 February. From Dr Johnson’s House: Francis Barber, a former slave from Jamaica, will forever be known as ‘Johnson’s manservant’. He was employed running minor errands in Johnson’s household, often navigating a path around the dominant Anna Williams. But just [...]
Archive for January, 2008
Dr Vanessa Harding has passed along some useful websites for Early Modernists. In addition to her own ‘People in Place’, you can also find links to a new transcription of Henry Machyn’s chronicle or daybook (London, c. 1550-63), a second edition of Foxe’s Book of martyrs, and John Strype’s 1720 edition of John Stow’s 1598/1603 [...]
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Birkbeck Early Modern Society is delighted to announce that Dr Malcolm Gaskill will be speaking on ‘The History of Witchcraft: Where do we go from here?’,on Monday February 11, Room B18, Birkbeck, Malet Street,London WC1 (entrance in Torrington Square, see http://www.bbk.ac.uk/maps) This event is free to members (membership £5), £3 non members, includes refreshments. Dr [...]
The Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL) has relaunched its website – see the results at http://www.livesandletters.ac.uk and follow links to online resources including the Francis Bacon Correspondence Project http://www.livesandletters.ac.uk/bacon/baconindex.html, the long lost Hooke Folio http://webapps.qmul.ac.uk/cell/Hooke/Hooke.html, and the Work Diaries of Robert Boyle http://www.livesandletters.ac.uk/projects/workdiaries-robert-boyle.