What kind of infant carriers were used in Europe in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern area? Europe has a variety of geographies and climates: from the sunny warmth of the Mediterranean, to the deserts of Spain, the Alpine Glaciers, ancient forests of Germany, the tundra in Finland, to the wetlands of eastern England. 2,658 more words
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On Thursday the 26th of March, MEMORI will welcome Professor Alec Ryrie (Durham), who will give a paper entitled, ‘Faith, Doubt and the Problem of “Atheism” in Early Modern Britain’. 16 more words
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On one hand, we have its didactic appeal in chastising unfaithful wives, cautioning unwary husbands, and promising swift justice against wrongdoers; on the other, we have a cast of delightfully unsavory characters whose bumbling failures make us laugh right up until the moment they kill the comedy and the cuckold with a few sharp blows.
I came across this image while browsing in the online image collection of the Wellcome Library (heaven only knows what my search terms were). Even in the often-bizarre world of the Wellcome’s collection, with wood engravings of eyes swollen shut by a witch’s curse and pictures of possessed men spitting up nails, this image stood out. 466 more words
“The Charm of the Unfamiliar”: Myth and Alterity in Early Modern Literature (Conference, 19th June; CFP deadline 1st May)
Proposals are invited for this one-day postgraduate conference, which will examine the idea of the exotic in early-modern literature. The conference will run on 19th June at… 500 more words