Archive for March, 2009

Friends in the City with LAMAS : 16 April

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

From the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society: 16 April 2009 Friends in the City: The Quakers in 17th and early 18th Century London Dr Simon Dixon, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Queen Mary, University of London Refreshments will be available from 6 pm and the Lecture will begin at 6:30 pm in the Terrace Room of the [...]

Portraits in London: British Museum and NPG

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Two exhibitions featuring portraiture are running in London. The British Museum has The Intimate Portrait: drawings, miniatures and pastels from Ramsay to Lawrence which has transfered from the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and will be on until 31 May in Room 90. Portraits were displayed in public at the Royal Academy exhibitions but behind the [...]

News Round Up

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Here are some links to news stories related to early modern themes. Matthew Shaw on the Act of Settlement and Royal Reform: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/takingliberties/2009/03/a-good-day-for-princess-anne.html ‘Elizabethan figure’ stumps experts:The science of ghosts http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article5983612.ece Burns’ Book Found in Museum: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7966027.stm Scotland’s First Smokers: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/south_of_scotland/7966261.stm And this year’s Edinburgh Festival will feature an ‘Enlightenment’ theme: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/7963367.stm

Tonight! ‘Artemisia’ with the Birkbeck Early Modern Society

Friday, March 27th, 2009

We will be showing the film ‘Artemisia’ (dir. Agnes Merlet) about Artemisia Gentileschi the 17th Century Italian artist. Time: 18:30 – 21:30 Location: Birkbeck College, Room B36 Street: Malet Street Town/City: London, United Kingdom Usual refreshments, free of charge, non-members welcome. Find out more about Artemisia Gentileschi The Life and Art of Artemisia Gentileschi which [...]

Handel the Philanthrophist

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

The Foundling Museum is marking the 250th anniversary of Handel’s death (14 April 1759) with an exhibition focusing on the composer’s philanthropy. The exhibition will draw on the rich holdings of the Gerald Coke Handel Collection at the Foundling Museum, which includes Handel’s will, with a loan from the Royal Society of Musicians of manuscript [...]

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