Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Aberdeen Bestiary

Heads up for those who love illuminated manuscript! The University of Aberdeen has just digitized this beautiful bestiary. Check it out!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Academics with Cats

I can't believe I forgot to mention that there are "#twitterstorians" who regularly post images of their cats under the hashtag #academicswithcats. Yours truly is often there posting pictures of his own cats. Did I mention we now have a second cat since last year? Little Diderot!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A Cat, by Wenceslaus Hollar

Nothing big for this post. I was simply googling an image reference to the 17th century Czech artist Wenceslaus Hollar when I stumbled on these feline-related engravings by him:


Sunday, June 5, 2016

The Great Cat Massacre

I haven't read this book yet, but it is certainly on my reading list! Have any of you read it?

Monday, May 30, 2016

A Feline Civil War Museum?

Article over at the Washington Post: There’s a museum for everything. Even Civil War battles — depicted by cats. Quoted: “We just don’t make clay people as well as cats”.

How convenient?

Friday, March 18, 2016

Yestervid: Oldest Cat Video Ever

I've just discovered the wonderful YouTube channel Yestervid. The video bellow is a great example of the kind of stuff they have, and convenient for this blog's subject matter. Enjoy! (And don't forget to visit their channel!)
P.S. I think I recall one video being older, showing a girl playing with a kitten. To be verified...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Cat Funerals in the Victorian Age

Little Lizie Lynch, by Julian Alden Weir, c1910
How did the Victorians treat their furry friends when kitty kicked the bucket? Find out in this fascinating blog post from Mimi Matthews: