[History] Beware the Ides of March…But Why??

Originally posted on Old Town Crier:
Beware the Ides of March…But Why?? By Martin Stezano It’s unlikely even Shakespeare could have predicted how his famous phrase would have evolved. Not only did William Shakespeare’s words stick, they branded the phrase with a dark and gloomy connotation that will forever make people uncomfortable. It’s probable that many…

[Podcasts] The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts by Graham Robb

//embeds.audioboom.com/posts/7054225-the-discovery-of-middle-earth-1-of-2-mapping-the-lost-world-of-the-celts-by-graham-robb/embed/v4?eid=AQAAAPgW0FuRo2sA //embeds.audioboom.com/posts/7054222-the-discovery-of-middle-earth-2-of-2-mapping-the-lost-world-of-the-celts-by-graham-robb/embed/v4?eid=AQAAAPsW0FuOo2sA From the John Batchelor podcast site: A treasure hunt that uncovers the secrets of one of the world’s great civilizations, revealing dramatic proof of the extreme sophistication of the Celts, and their creation of the earliest accurate map of the world. Fifty generations ago the cultural empire of the Celts stretched from the […]

[Podcast] Ottoman History Podcast – The Gardens of Mughal Kashmir

The Ottoman History Podcast is among the most intriguing weekly (or so) listens I indulge in.  In this particular episode, hosts Nir Shafir and Polina Ivanova discuss gardening with landscape architect Jan Haenraets about this history of the region’s famed gardens, the political implications of conservancy and so on.

This Week’s Six Pillars – Outside the Turner Prize — Six Pillars

The Turner Prize (est. 1984) is awarded annually to an artist born, living or working in Britain, for an outstanding exhibition presentation of their work anywhere in the world the previous year. However the jury is specifically composed of national and international curators, writers and even musicians. What does this self-consciously British show look like […] […]

[Art/History] The Social Historian: Just A Quick List of 17th Century Euphemisms For Being Drunk

From John Ray, A Collection of English Proverbs (1678). ‘Disguised.’ ‘To have a piece of bread and cheese in your head.’ ‘He’s drunk more than he has bled.’ (ouch) ‘Been in the sun.’ ‘Had a jag.’ ‘Had a load.’ ‘To have got a dish.’ ‘To have had a cup too much.’ ‘To be one and […] […]