1. Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello

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    On January 17, 2013, Cynthia A. Kierner delivered a Banner Lecture entitled “Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello.” As the oldest and favorite daughter of Thomas Jefferson, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph was extremely well educated, traveled in the circles of presidents and aristocrats, and was known on two continents for her particular grace and sincerity. Yet, as mistress of a large household, she was not spared the tedium, frustration, and great sorrow that most women of her time faced. Though Patsy's name is familiar because of her famous father, Cynthia Kierner is the first historian to place Patsy at the center of her own story, taking readers into the largely ignored private spaces of the founding era. Kierner is professor of history and director of the Ph.D. program in history and art history at George Mason University. (Introduction by Paul Levengood and Nicole McMullin)

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    • Market Memories

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      St George's Market was built between 1890 and 1896 and is one of the best markets in the UK and Ireland. Older traders of the market who have long generational connections and some younger traders recall memories of the Market and its importance to the city of Belfast. The film was made with Friends of St. Georges Market and the Ulster People's College. About the Market Friday continues to be the traditional Variety Market day. After the restoration of the St George's Market building, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Belfast City Council, at the turn of the twentieth-first century, a new Saturday City Food and Garden Market was launched. Ten years later, in June 2010, a Sunday Market was launched. St George's Market is now a three-day weekend market destination for visitors and citizens of the city of Belfast.

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      • Fourier's Series - Professor Raymond Flood

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        The life an work of one of the greatest mathematicians examined in detail: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/fouriers-series Joseph Fourier was interested in the mathematical study of the diffusion of heat in solid bodies which he described using infinite trigonometric series which are now known as Fourier series. These series had major applications in many other types of physical problems and led to many of the most important mathematical discoveries of the nineteenth century. Fourier series are used not only in engineering, geology and astronomy but also in number theory, control theory and statistics. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/fouriers-series Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,700 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greshamcollege

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        • Calvin Wooster Owen Diary Launch

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          Video by PenfieldTV : The Town of Penfield invited the community to a celebration of the publication of “Calvin Wooster Owen: Diary of a Nineteenth-Century American” on Sunday, June 9. Cynthia Howk, Landmark Society of Western New York’s Architectural Research Coordinator and great-great-granddaughter of Calvin Wooster Owen, speaks along with Penfield Town Historian Kathy Kanauer and Ann H. Stevens editors of the diary. The annotated journal provides a 19th century glimpse into social and religious causes, politics, wars, medicine and disease, family life, inventions and more. Topics also include abolition, temperance, the Erie Canal, Civil War and spiritualism.

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          • East Belfast: Past, Present and Future - Part One

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            Northern Visions begins its east Belfast trilogy with a look at the historic industrial past of the area. Historian, Charles Ludlow discusses its very beginnings and former shipyard workers, Inglis Biscuit and Ropeworks employees, discuss how east Belfast has changed over the years.

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            • “Inseparable Enemies: Galveston and Houston in the Nineteenth Century”

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              GALVESTON COLLEGE LECTURE SERIES The second speaker is Galveston native and author Andy Hall. Hall will give a presentation titled “Inseparable Enemies: Galveston and Houston in the Nineteenth Century” on Tuesday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing Andy Hall is a native of Galveston and has spent most his life on the Texas coast. He spent his early working years, beginning while still an undergrad student, in local history museums, including the Texas Maritime Museum in Rockport. Hall holds degrees from the University of Houston–Clear Lake and Texas Tech University. For the last twenty years, Hall has served as a volunteer with the Texas Historical Commission in investigating shipwrecks and in 2001 was part of the first group of state marine archaeological stewards appointed in the United States. Hall has worked on numerous marine archaeology projects in Texas, notably from 1995 to 2002 on the Denbigh Project, the most extensive excavation and research program on a Civil War blockade runner in the Gulf of Mexico. When he is not working with the Historical Commission on sites in the “Wet Texas” region of the state, he blogs at MaritimeTexas.net, DeadConfederates.com and at the historical magazine, and the Civil War Monitor. Earlier this year Hall published his second book with the History Press of Charleston, Civil War Blockade Running on the Texas Coast.

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              • Amanda Kaladelfos, David Scott Mitchell Memorial Fellow 2010

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                Amanda Kaladelfos, David Scott Mitchell Memorial Fellow 2010, for her project, Citizens of Mercy: Bushrangers, Punishment and Public Opinion in colonial NSW, which examines popular conceptions of crime, punishment and justice during the later colonial period. Her project will look at the way ordinary citizens conceived of justice and law, by examining the vigorous protests and organized opposition to the sentence of capital punishment Ð particularly as applied to bushrangers' during this period. David Scott Mitchell Memorial Fellowship The principal purpose of the David Scott Mitchell Fellowship is to encourage and support the use of the Mitchell Library's collections for the study and research of Australian history in writing and publication amongst scholars, researches and the wider community, including internationally.

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                • Jesse O'Neill, Merewether Scholar 2010

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                  Mr Jesse O'Neill, Merewether Scholar 2010, for his project Print culture in New South Wales: 1795-1835, an early history. This project will explore the development of a print culture and printing industry in NSW prior to 1835. Mr O'Neill is interested in physical nature of printed artefacts: typefaces, papers, bindings etc, and how they communicate meaning. The Mitchell Library's collections are obviously prime source material for such a project. Merewether Scholarship The principal purpose of the Merewether Scholarship is to encourage and support the use of the Mitchell Library's collections for the study and research of Australian history in writing and publication amongst scholars, researchers and the wider community, including internationally. The specific focus of the Merewether Scholarship will be for research associated with the nineteenth century history of New South Wales.

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                  • Dr Roger Scott Osborne, Nancy Keesing Fellow 2011

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                    Dr Roger Scott Osborne, Nancy Keesing Fellow 2011, for his project: 'Material and textual study of Joseph Furphy's Such is Life. Towards an electronic edition of an Australian classic. Nancy Keesing Fellowship For research into any aspect of Australian life and culture using the resources of the State Library. The Nancy Keesing Fellowship, honouring key Australian literary figure, author and poet Nancy Keesing (1923-1993), was established by her husband, Dr Mark Hertzberg AO, past President of the Library Council of New South Wales.

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                    • Dr Jodi Frawley, Merewether Scholar 2009

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                      Dr Jodi Frawley, Merewether Scholar 2009, for her project 'Science, pastoralism and environmental change in nineteenth century NSW'. The project examines the mobilisation of fodder and forage species during the nineteenth century in support of the pastoral industry. It explores the collaborative relationships between pastoralists, scientists and the rural workforce involved in the introduction of fodder and forage species. This project picks up on the current interest in Australian environmental history, and is a story which is not obvious but which has had a significant impact both environmentally and in the appearance of the Australian landscape. Merewether Scholarship The principal purpose of the Merewether Scholarship is to encourage and support the use of the Mitchell Library's collections for the study and research of Australian history in writing and publication amongst scholars, researchers and the wider community, including internationally. The specific focus of the Merewether Scholarship will be for research associated with the nineteenth century history of New South Wales.

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