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Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies

CFP: EAHN Regional Thematic Conference, Belgrade, October 2015
In the years between its major biennial international conferences (upcoming: Dublin 2016), the European Architectural History Network… 735 more words

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Let's Talk of Graves, of Worms and Epitaphs

‘Can storied urn or animated bust
Back to its mansion call the fleeting breath?
Can Honour’s voice provoke the silent dust,
Or Flattery soothe the dull cold ear of Death? 570 more words

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Secrets of the South Downs: Petworth House


Petworth House is located in the charming village of Petworth, West Sussex. The main body of the current house was commissioned by the the sixth (or “Proud”) Duke of Somerset between 1688 and 1696.   781 more words

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Secrets of the South Downs: Uppark House


Uppark is located in the heart of the South Downs National Park, West Sussex.  It is happily situated on the top of a great hill commanding spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.   795 more words

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Fire and Water

The facade of 3 Henrietta Street, Dublin. Of four bays and four storeys over basement, the house dates from c.1754 when Owen Wynne of Hazelwood, County Sligo married the Hon Anne Maxwell, daughter of John, first Lord Farnham who occupied the building next door. 95 more words

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The Beauty of Lavenham


Yesterday, I was lucky enough to be invited to join a site visit with the 4th cohort of the MSt in Building History course.  I went on the same site visit three years ago so it was fascinating to look at the timber-framed buildings with better trained eyes!   657 more words

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Medical and Imperial Utopias

When I was last in Yangon I bought a copy of Colonel M. L. Treston’s Health Notes Medical and Sanitary. It was printed by the Government of Burma and was intended to advise future British officials. 265 more words