Things somewhat hectic preparing for imminent completion of my dissertation and imminent arrival of our first baby in four weeks’ time, so just some links for now:
- Martin Martin’s 1698 account of a voyage to St Kilda at Airs, Waters, Places, triggered I suspect by this article in the Guardian last weekend.
- A considered but sympathetic review of Keith Thomas’s The Ends of Life in Early Modern England at Westminster Wisdom.
- Readers of the excellent new blog Early Modern Online Bibliography are entitled to a free trial of the Burney Collection of newspapers online. This includes lots of seventeenth-century newsbooks that are fully text searchable, unlike EEBO at present. It’s also kicked off an interesting discussion, to which I have contributed this comment.
- Gavin Robinson on combat roles and patriarchy in early modern England. I wish Gavin posted more often but the wait is worth it for posts like this.
- Sarah Werner on primers in English and Latin.
- CFP for a conference on the perils of print culture.
Hello! Thanks for the link. Though I saw that article this was inspired by reviews I read of a performance at the Edinburgh Festival: http://www.eif.co.uk/stkilda. I wish I had seen it.
I should be posting a bit more often over the next few weeks. I’ve got a few drafts on the go which are nearly ready. Once I finish my current job I should have a lot more time for writing, although I’m relieved that I don’t have a dissertation or baby to worry about. I hope everything goes well for you.
thanks for the link! and, too, for the link to Gavin Robinson’s post, which I’d missed and am happy now to have seen.
most of all, congratulations and good luck with the impending baby arrival!
ofsmith: that performance looks wonderful. It sounds like the island really does have the capacity to inspire.
Gavin: glad to hear it, I think I just got a bit spoiled when you were posting every other day 18 months or so about civil war historiography!
Sarah: no probs, and thanks for the good wishes… I think I’ll need them!