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EMSI Newsletter Aug 25

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Early Modern British History

Susan Brigden,
University of Oxford

“Reading Romance at the Court of Henry VIII”

Huntington Library
Munger Building, Seaver 1 & 2… 332 more words

Claremont Early Mod Squad

Costume College - Day 1

I left Seattle early Thursday morning. A few weeks prior a local costumer attending CoCo, Bobbie, suggested a group trip to the Huntington Library on the Thursday before CoCo. 796 more words


Things Not Photographed

I’ve written frequently about the ways that photography helps me see what I would not ordinarily notice.  Today’s post is about all those things that I notice when I am taking photos that I simply cannot capture or do justice to in a photo. 827 more words


Amazing Women Who Inspire Us ! Ada Lovelace and Elizabeth Montague

(Watercolour portrait of Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, 1840. Source Wikipedia. )

Ada Lovelace

Author and reader alike have undoubtedly heard of Bill Gates and Steve jobs. 697 more words


seanmunger reblogged this on www.seanmunger.com and commented:

This article from Robert Horvat's blog is not only interesting in its own right, but has a personal connection to me. While I was at the Huntington Library in June I met a British researcher who was working on the letters of Elizabeth Montagu, and from her I learned what a fascinating woman she was! The "friend" who alerted Robert to her as a possible blog subject is my husband. I had to share this article about two very fascinating ladies of the 18th and 19th century.

¶ Boethius — De consolatione philosophie (1485)

Boethius. De consolatione philosophie. Ghent: Arend de Keysere, 3 May 1485.

Dutch and Latin.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 311 (sold to Chadwick for £7 15… 11 more words

Sotheby 1898

A Castle Filled with Stories

Over the past couple of years that we’ve been blogging, Britt Skrabenek and I have had an ongoing conversation about life, books, harsh winters, and those cute cats of hers. 589 more words


Your Country Calls! Posters of the First World War

We love posters because they are beautiful. We also love posters because of the history they teach us. Nowhere is history better graphically explained than with the World War I poster. 445 more words