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Witches and Wicked Bodies: Professor Charles Zika on the Witch of Endor and much else

At an informal seminar held in the Dean Gallery (also known as Modern Two, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art) this evening, about twenty-five of us – a mix of university staff and Ph.D. students from various fields, mainly … Continue reading

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Mary’s Wardrobe

No spoilers, but just a quick insight of the talk I’m giving tomorrow about Mary Queen of Scots’ Wardrobe. Sometime late last year, Loura Brooks of Edinburgh University’s Open Studies launched the idea of a combined course on Mary Queen … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Samuel

I missed his birthday on 7 September, but there’s a chance for more cake and 300 candles on 18 September (apparently after the change of calendar in 1752 he celebrated his birthday on 18 September). There’s been so many wonderful … Continue reading

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18th-century Women Readers, the British Museum and Ramsay’s Circulating Library

I’ve been so buried by work that this blog has virtually sunk into oblivion… However, back to business with some thoughts on a great programme yesterday on BBC 4 yesterday evening: “How Reading made us Modern” (catch it quick while … Continue reading

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