‘Uncharted 4’ and the Value of Objects

Recently I played my first ever Playstation game: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. The hype about this game is well deserved – it’s amazing, and really enjoyable to play. The lead character is Nathan Drake, a treasure hunting archaeology buff

‘Uncharted 4’ and the Value of Objects

Recently I played my first ever Playstation game: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. The hype about this game is well deserved – it’s amazing, and really enjoyable to play. The lead character is Nathan Drake, a treasure hunting archaeology buff

Art / Fashion / Fabrics / Florence

Having begun this calendar year with a week-long trip to Florence to attend a training seminar on early modern Italian archives run by the Medici Archive Project, at the end of November I returned to Florence to try tackling the

Art / Fashion / Fabrics / Florence

Having begun this calendar year with a week-long trip to Florence to attend a training seminar on early modern Italian archives run by the Medici Archive Project, at the end of November I returned to Florence to try tackling the

Lasting Thoughts on ‘First Impressions’

Studying fashion and dress in early modern Europe, it becomes clear just how much appearances mattered in this period. People took stock of what others were wearing, and they used that information to develop a sense of someone’s identity. This

Lasting Thoughts on ‘First Impressions’

Studying fashion and dress in early modern Europe, it becomes clear just how much appearances mattered in this period. People took stock of what others were wearing, and they used that information to develop a sense of someone’s identity. This

‘Dressd in habits to the Extreme of wonder’: Archival Silences and Frustrating Sources

A few days ago I tweeted something that I had come across in the course of my research. When he was in Constantinople in the mid seventeenth century, the merchant Robert Bargrave noted in his travel diary that a couple

‘Dressd in habits to the Extreme of wonder’: Archival Silences and Frustrating Sources

A few days ago I tweeted something that I had come across in the course of my research. When he was in Constantinople in the mid seventeenth century, the merchant Robert Bargrave noted in his travel diary that a couple

Further Adventures in Lacemaking

I have now been making lace for close to a year and a half. My practice has been a bit sporadic at times, my lace pillow occasionally left untouched for a few weeks, but gradually my skills and confidence have

Further Adventures in Lacemaking

I have now been making lace for close to a year and a half. My practice has been a bit sporadic at times, my lace pillow occasionally left untouched for a few weeks, but gradually my skills and confidence have

‘Variety of fashions and forraign stuffes’

‘If I should begin to set downe the variety of fashions and forraign stuffes brought into England in these times, I might seeme to number the starres of heaven and sands of the sea’[1] As is fairly standard for a

‘Variety of fashions and forraign stuffes’

‘If I should begin to set downe the variety of fashions and forraign stuffes brought into England in these times, I might seeme to number the starres of heaven and sands of the sea’[1] As is fairly standard for a

Moral Bureaucracy and Playing at War

It seems to me that the general tendency in computer games is to depict war in one of two main ways. Either you play as an individual soldier, charged with actively carrying out the task of killing, edging your way

Moral Bureaucracy and Playing at War

It seems to me that the general tendency in computer games is to depict war in one of two main ways. Either you play as an individual soldier, charged with actively carrying out the task of killing, edging your way