Archive for February, 2009

Read not Dead at Shakespeare’s Globe

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

From Shakespeare’s Globe: Globe Education began its series of stage readings of plays in 1994. Since then audiences have been able to see and hear over 150 plays written between 1567 and 1642 by Shakespeare’s contemporaries. These ‘performances with scripts’ are staged by professional actors and directors. Hero and Leander by Christopher Marlowe (1598) Sunday [...]

Opera in 17th Century Venice: Ebook

Friday, February 27th, 2009

From the excellent Intute Website: Opera in seventeenth century Venice: the creation of a genre by Ellen Rosand is an e-book that is freely available on the eScholarship platform of the University of California Press. The book deals with opera in Venice in the 17th century, specifically how opera developed in a particular location. The [...]

Vive Le Difference! Online Exhibition

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Vive la différence! The English and French stereotype in satirical prints, 1720-1815 The relationship between England and France during the eighteenth century was complex to say the least. But how did artists on each side of the Channel depict the inhabitants of their rival nation? The Fitzwilliam Museum has created an online exhibition showing just [...]

Call for Papers: Art & Experience in Early Modern Europe

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

The Courtauld Institute of Art will hold a one day conference on the theme of ‘Everyday Objects: Art and Experience in Early Modern Europe’ on 21 November 2009. The everyday object offers an intimate understanding of lived experience in early modern Europe. Historically and culturally specific, the ‘everyday’ is contingent on the activities, rituals and [...]

Call for Papers: Monsters and the Monstrous

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Inter-Disciplinary.Net: 7th Global Conference Monsters and the Monstrous: Myths & Metaphors of Enduring Evil Monday 14th September – Thursday 17th September 2009 Mansfield College, Oxford This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project seeks to investigate and explore the enduring influence and imagery of monsters and the monstrous on human culture throughout history. In particular, the project will [...]

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