Best of the Net: Monday 1 December 2014

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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

Best of the net: Monday 3 of November 2014

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‘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

Best of the Net: Tuesday 28 October

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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

Best of the Net: Monday 22 of September

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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

Best of the Net: Monday, 8 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

Best of the net: Monday 1 of September

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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

Best of the net: Monday 25 of August

ecisbonhwHeritage 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

Best of the net: Monday 18 of August

ecisbofnThe 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

Best of the net: Monday 11th of August

imageThe 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…

Dublin Continue reading Best of the net: Monday 11th of August

Best of the net: Monday 4 of August

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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

Best of the net: Monday 28 of July 2014

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“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

Best of the net: Monday 21 of July 2014

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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

Best of the net: Monday 14 of July

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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

Best of the net: Monday 30 of June 2014

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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

Best of the net: Monday 23 of June 2014

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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

Best of the net: Monday 19 of May

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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