We are getting in the Christmas mood here at ECIS blog so we thought this week we would share with you some of our favourite Christmas things! There are lots of Christmas markets around this year but we think the Book Market is the one market not to miss- Sunday 14 Continue reading Best of the Net: Monday 8 of December 2014
The Irish Aesthete is fast becoming my favourite built heritage blog. They posted this week on New Park estate in Co. Kilkenny and the Newport family in ‘Don’t bank on it’. You can find it here.
Coming up to Christmas we are looking forward to catching up on some reading. Just in case Continue reading Best of the Net: Monday 1 December 2014
Napoleon’s hat was big news last week. A South Korean chicken mogul bought one of the famous two-pointed hats for €1.9m, five times the estimated value. Here’s the story from RTÉ news with lots of information about the hat itself, and here’s another article from the Telegraph focussed on the man Continue reading Best of the Net: 24 November
Last week was Science week (9-16 November) and the Edward Worth Library posted ‘Looking at the Moon in early Modern Europe, a new online exhibition here.
Its heading in to that season where everyone is sick with a flu or a cold. But are you as sick as those who were struck down in Continue reading Best of the net: 17 November 2014
Last week an article on the BBC News website asked if Guy Fawkes was a fall guy for the Gunpowder Plot.
The Guardian Higher Education Network posted a gallery of pictures providing insight into the lives of PhD students. Meanwhile the Times Higher Continue reading Best of the Net: Monday 10 November
‘It shouldn’t happen to a bishop’- the Irish Aesthete looks at the history behind the splendid Bishop’s Palace in Waterford City. you can find it here.
The Irish Times published their list of Ten books that have never gone out of print here and it seems to have omitted Gulliver’s Travels, a Continue reading Best of the net: Monday 3 of November 2014
Sunday was the 250th anniversary of the death of the painter and printmaker, William Hogarth. An article in the Economist’s Prospero blog reflected on Hogarth’s famous works, ‘Gin Lane’ and ‘Beer Street’ (1751) and an article in the Guardian’s art blog considered his impact on British art.
Ever wondered why papercuts hurt Continue reading Best of the Net: Tuesday 28 October
And we’re back….
Halloween is just around the corner. It’s time to start reading some gothic horror. The Castle of Otranto, by Horace Walpole, is considered to be the first gothic novel and was published in 1764. You can find the book on Google Books here.
If you like your horror to be Continue reading Best of the net: Monday 20 of October
Do we need all those references? I am a fan of the footnote but this New York Review of Books article by Tim Parks puts forward some good points for getting rid of reference. You can find it here.
A Silver voice from Ireland is a blog that looks at history and Continue reading Best of the Net: Monday 22 of September
It was the Mary Wollstonecraft’s birthday during the week and to celebrate it the History Vault (@historyvault) shared this podcast on twitter by Dr Jenny McAuley looking at the text of Vindication of the Rights of Women.
This week Buzzfeed brought us 35 things to do with all those books… Find it Continue reading Best of the Net: Monday, 15 September
‘Romantic Circles’, a refereed scholarly website, has recently published a digital edition of Ann Flaxman, An Uninteresting Detail of a Journey to Rome, available here. It tells the story of a female Grand Tour which commenced in 1787.
If you’d like to know more about personal ads in eighteenth century newspapers, check Continue reading Best of the Net: Monday, 8 September
For those of you heading into the final months of your PhD you should check out these 15 tips to finishing up.
University Vacancies brings together all the vacant positions in Irish universities a site to add to your favourites (if it’s not already there!) http://www.universityvacancies.com/
Rocque’s Map of London is due Continue reading Best of the net: Monday 1 of September
Heritage Week has started and is in full swing. You can see their full list of events here.
My favourite eighteenth-century event is on 28 of August when Vanessa Waldron, OPW, is giving a lecture at Castletown: ‘An insight into eighteenth-century dining at Castletown, Carton and Russborough’.
Atlas Obscura looked at eight of Continue reading Best of the net: Monday 25 of August
The Regency History Blog had their first guest writer this week, Andrew Knowles, who wrote a very useful introduction to Regency Architecture. You can find it here.
Come Here to Me have been looking af Benjamin Franklin’s trip to Dublin here.
Four Courts Press have launched another batch of studies from their infinitely Continue reading Best of the net: Monday 18 of August
The best thing on the internet this week has to have been Lego Academics- my new favourite twitter account. Their twitter bio reads ‘The female academics of the Lego Research Institute take on the challenges of modern academia.’ I wonder if anyone will give us funding to create a Lego Eighteenth-Century Ireland…
We have been out enjoying the beautiful weather at Leixlip this week. Here is the view of Castletown that we had!
The Print Shop Window Archive posted on the Dublin Print Trade here.
Edutopia posted on ‘The myth of having the summer off’ here.
You can find out more details on Marsh’s Library’s current Continue reading Best of the net: Monday 4 of August
“So why are you doing a PhD at your age?” The Guardian’s ‘Academics Anonymous’ column was taken up this week by an older PhD student who feels side-lined because of his age. You can read his piece here.
Letterpress-artist Jamie Murphy is re-printing 4 of Jonathan Swift’s poems. These are truly stunning Continue reading Best of the net: Monday 28 of July 2014
My favourite fact of the week is that Thomas Jefferson also left us a recipe for vanilla ice cream. Was there anything that man couldn’t do? You can find his recipe here.
Come Here To Me talk a look at Henry Grattan’s statue, erected by Dublin Corporation in 1876, on College Green in a photographic history. Link Continue reading Best of the net: Monday 21 of July 2014
My favourite tweet from this week comes from @Libroantiguo who shared this eighteenth century English primer to help memorize the alphabet and prayers. The account tweets about rare books and is worth checking out!
The Difficult Women Conference (1680-1830) website has been launched. The conference will take place 28 November 2015 at Continue reading Best of the net: Monday 14 of July
We are on twitter! For the latest updates on posts and to tell us what you think follow @ECI_Society
The History of Love Blog posted on ‘How to be a beauty in the eighteenth century’ this week: ‘Being a ‘beauty’ in the eighteenth century was certainly a boon, and thankfully there were Continue reading Best of the net: Monday 30 of June 2014
History Ireland’s fantastic facebook page informed me on Friday (20 June) that it was Wolfe Tone’s birthday. Always a good page to follow, they also posted Sylvie Kleinman’s ‘Rough Guide to Revolutionary France’ from a 2008 volume.
The eighteenth-century Roundwood Park estate is up for sale again. You can follow the fate Continue reading Best of the net: Monday 23 of June 2014
Trinity’s Front Gate has been restored, yay! You can see pictures of the restoration process here.
I am a big fan of the Stoneybatter & Smithfield People’s History Project but I don’t always make it along to their talks. Thankfully, they share their lectures on Youtube and you can find their talk Continue reading Best of the Net: 16 of June 2014
Best alternative academic blog? We reckon that has to be Academic Breakfast- well worth checking out. You can find it here. I was so inspired that I thought I would share my breakfast from Press Café (pictured above).
Over on Gilflurt’s Guide to Life they were commemorating the birthday of Ferdinand (1 June 1754- 24 December 1806), Duke of Breisgau (Marie Antoinette’s brother). You can read the post here.
If you’re looking for some tips on how to write an academic cover letter check out this old (but good!) Guardian Continue reading Best of the net: 2 June 2014
After reading Joel Harrington’s The Faithful Executioner I have been trying to work more gruesome deaths into my classes (ok- a cheap way to get attention but it works). One of my favourite posts this week came from Medeivalists.net who posted their 10 strangest deaths of the middle ages. You can Continue reading Best of the net: 26 May 2014
You may have thought running a mile in four minutes was first achieved by Roger Bannister in 1954. You’d be wrong. According to the BBC news it was first achieved by James Parrott, a costermonger, in 1770. See the article here.
The Guardian are continuing their top 100 novels series with an Continue reading Best of the net: Monday 19 of May
Just in case you missed it last week:
Over in the UK Lucy Worsley was complaining of commemoration fever. Her piece in the Telegraph ‘Fed up with the Georgians’ can be found here.
In Ireland the Irish Times were advertising a one bedroom Martello tower (built in 1804) which has gone for sale in Continue reading Best of the net