Religion, Romanticism, and Cultural Reform in America, 1820-1860

Elizabeth Cady Stanton / Public Domain Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 03.19.2018 Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief 1 – The Age of Cultural Reforms 1.1 – Movements and Reforms 1.1.1 – Transcendentalism of the Nineteenth Century Transcendentalism was America’s first notable intellectual and philosophical movement. It developed in the 1830s and 1840s in the New England[…]

Mrs. Giacometti Prodgers, the Cabman’s Nemesis

Cartoon from Punch magazine, March 6th 1875, pp.106: (Internet Archive) Heather Tweed explores the story of the woman whose obsessive penchant for the lawsuit struck fear into the magistrates and cabmen alike of Victorian London. By Heather Tweed / 03.23.2016 Artist and Educator Imagine, if you will, strolling towards a Hackney cabstand in late 19th century London.[…]

Volcano Eruption Influenced Medieval Iceland’s Conversion to Christianity

Memories of the largest lava flood in the history of Iceland, recorded in an apocalyptic medieval poem, were used to drive the island’s conversion to Christianity, new research suggests. 03.19.2018 A team of scientists and medieval historians, led by the University of Cambridge, has used information contained within ice cores and tree rings to accurately[…]

The Art and Architecture of Cluny Abbey, France

The consecration of the main altar of Cluny III by Pope Urban II in 1095, in the presence of abbot St Hugh, from the Miscellanea secundum usum Ordinis Cluniacensis, late 12th – early 13th century, folio 91r (Illuminated Manuscript no. 17716, Bibliotheque National de France, Paris) By Christine M. Bolli / 09.08.2016 PhD Candidate in Art History University[…]