Tag: London

Travel Back in Time with Jane Austen

British Institution, Pall Mall, 1808 (1808)
Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)
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The What Jane Saw website boasts a new look and, soon, an eighteenth-century expansion. This experiment in digital humanities, created by Austen scholar Janine Barchas, currently features a virtual tour of the first-ever retrospective exhibition of celebrated portrait painter Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), as seen by Jane Austen in 1813 at the British Institution at 52 Pall Mall, London (1805-1867). Barchas and her…

Class is in Session

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Did you know there’s a class in which you can learn to become an 18th-century hair styling expert? I didn’t either. And I don’t just mean “experimenting” on typical cosmetology barbie doll heads, but actually learning and practicing this skill on real live people. That is what one renowned UK hairdresser and Hollywood 18th-century hair expert, Lou Sheppard, brings to the…