Archive for August, 2008

Houses and households in late Stuart London

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Houses and Households in Late Stuart London Date: 22 November 2008 Description: A day conference looking at the results of recent research on late 17th and early 18th century London, with an emphasis on the physical environment, the lives of Londoners and the sources available for their study. Topics will include wealth and poverty, housing, [...]

Sea Shanties

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

The diary of a self-educated sailor in Nelson’s navy is expected to fetch £30,000 at auction. George Hodge’s 500 page memoir records his adventures between 1790 and 1833. It includes illustrations and words to sailors’ songs. Click here to see some sample pages and read more about this rare find.

Life and Living in Later Stuart London Conference, Saturday, 6 September 2008 at Roehampton University, London

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Dr Vanessa Harding  will be giving a paper entitled ‘People and Place in Restoration London’ at the ‘Life and Living in Later Stuart London’ conference at Roehampton University on 6 September. The Hearth Tax Project is pleased to announce its third annual conference.  This conference will examine evidence from a range of social and economic sources [...]

British Printed Images to 1700 Conference, Fri 12 – Sat 13 Sept 2008, Victoria and Albert Museum

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

Printed images were widely circulated in early modern Britain and they provide vivid and revealing evidence about many aspects of the culture of the period. Yet only recently have historians begun to give them proper attention, and this conference will be one of the first to draw out their significance.  Themes will include the importance [...]

Scribal Culture and Political Information in Italy, 1450-1650

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

Birkbeck College, Malet Street, University of London, Friday, 12 September 2008 Many of Italy’s most famous authors combined literary production with work that is now less known as professionals of political information, whether as secretaries, counsellors, authors of reports, newswriters, or scribes. Other writers who specialised in information have been almost universally ignored, but were [...]

Birkbeck Early Modern Society