Archive for October, 2009

Crisis of the Absolute Monarchy

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

The Crisis of the Absolute Monarchy: An International Conference in honour of Professor William Doyle, FBA The British Academy 14-15 December 2009 Programme MONDAY 14 DECEMBER 9.00-09.45 Registration 09.45-10.45 Professor T.C.W. Blanning (University of Cambridge), ‘Bill Doyle and the Origins of the French Revolution’ 10.45-11.00 Tea/Coffee 11.00-13.00 Chair: Professor Malcolm Crook (Keele University) Professor Joël [...]

Paul Sandby: Picturing Britain in Edinburgh and London

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Paul Sandby: Picturing Britain: A Bicentenary Exhibition 7th November 2009 – 7th February 2010 Admission free Paul Sandby: Picturing Britain looks at all aspects of Sandby’s career and includes studies of rural and urban views, street scenes, royal parks and ancient castles. Sandby explored a broader range of subject matter than any previous artist in [...]

Grotius and the Freedom of the Seas, 1609

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

In celebration of the anniversary of the publication of Hugo Grotius’s Mare Liberum in 1609 the Yale Law Library Rare Books Department Blog is offering an online exhibition of books related to the debate about the freedom of the seas. Works by Grotius, Alberico Gentili, Cornelis van Bijnkershoek, John Selden, William Welwood, Juan de Solorzano [...]

Earliest Road Atlas up for Auction

Monday, October 26th, 2009

The first road atlas of its kind in western Europe, a 17th century book showing a highway network in England and Wales of just 73 roads, is to be sold at auction for up to £9,000. The route atlas, published in 1675, includes 100 double pages of black and white maps laid out in continuous [...]

Purcell, Handel & Literature at Senate House

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Purcell, Handel & Literature Senate House, University of London Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 November 2009 Institutes of Musical Research and English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London; Departments of Music and Literature, The Open University; The Handel Institute; The Purcell Society; Royal Musical Association This conference will be one of the concluding [...]

Birkbeck Early Modern Society