Archive for January, 2008

The Life of Francis Barber at Dr Johnson’s House

Monday, January 28th, 2008

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 […]

Useful Websites from Vanessa Harding

Sunday, January 27th, 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 […]

Website Updates

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

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The History of Witchcraft

Friday, January 25th, 2008

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 This event is free to members (membership £5), £3 non members, includes refreshments. Dr […]

Centre for Editing Lives and Letters Website Relaunch

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

The Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL) has relaunched its website – see the results at and follow links to online resources including the Francis Bacon Correspondence Project, the long lost Hooke Folio, and the Work Diaries of Robert Boyle

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