Sunday reading

The first book event at The Long Eighteenth, a discussion of Michael McKeon’s Secret History of Domesticity, has been highly successful: it started with several fine posts and has been enhanced by a thoughtful response from the author and a follow-up discussion, not to mention lively conversations in comment threads. (Once it’s finished, I’ll try to post a full set of links, but for the moment it’s all on the front page: it starts here). Indispensable for anyone interested in the 18th century.

Anyone with interests in the Tudors and without access to the ODNB, meanwhile, will want to visit Holbein: behind the portraits, which the ODNB has set up to complement Tate Britain’s exhibition Holbein in England. There are 35 biographies, freely available until January.

If you’re thinking of a trip to London to take in the Holbein exhibition, you might want to visit something very different while you’re there: Kinetica, the UK’s first kinetic art museum, has just opened its doors in Spitalfields. (Channel 4 news report, which may be Windows-only.)

For Americanists, the latest issue of Common-place is up.

Those interested in modern Irish history need to know about the County Waterford Image Archive, which has several thousand photographs dating from the 1890s.

And sad news for social historians: Arthur Marwick has died.

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2 Responses to Sunday reading

  1. Ancarett says:

    Thanks for the links on the Tate exhibit — I’m doing some work on Jane Seymour and her portrayal, of late, so naturally Holbein figures large in my work. I’ll be picking up the exhibition catalogue, for sure!

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