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The Future of Intelligence: a Multidisciplinary Vernon Lee Conference, 8-10 September 2023, Florence and Online

“Intelligence is especially preservative and sheltering. It is the natural purifier and tidier-up where Genius and Stupidity, disrupting and corrupting by turns, have played the deuce with our poor mortal heritage. And in the face of the millionfold sacrifices of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

« … presents give me a very lively and special pleasure; have done so always ever since my days of Christmas-trees and birthday candles, leaving all through my life a particular permeating charm connected with certain dates and seasons, like the … Continue reading

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“Every individual has a value”

“And have you ever reflected that the restrictions placed upon nearly all women’s lives — restrictions upon their studying, travelling, nay, in many countries, even upon their freely walking about in broad daylight — are due mainly to the fact … Continue reading

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Colloque international, Boulogne-sur-Mer, 13-14 Octobre 2022

Dear readers, We are delighted to invite you to attend the international conference organised by Pr. Marc Rolland (ULCO) in Boulogne-sur-mer, where Violet Paget was born on October 14, 1856. The annual General Meeting of the International Vernon Lee Society … Continue reading

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A Summer with Vernon Lee : 28-31 August 2022 at Villa Il Palmerino

Dear friends and readers, we are delighted to announce the series of events organised by the Associazione Culturale Il Palmerino. Scheduled on August 28, 29, 30 and 31: IN VERNON LEE’S NAME will present a series of artistic and creative … Continue reading

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“La femme, lorsqu’elle sera la sœur véritable de l’homme, saura comme lui se développer par le bonheur, par tous les côtés de l’expérience humaine” (Vernon Lee)

Chères lectrices, chers lecteurs, les Droits des Femmes sont à l’honneur aujourd’hui, 8 mars. Dans le monde entier, de Paris à Florence, de Kiev, à Kaboul, New York, Londres, Tripoli ou Beyrouth, Varsovie ou Dublin… on célèbre les femmes et … Continue reading

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In memoriam: Vernon Lee, 13 February 1935

87 years ago, Violet Paget passed away at her Villa Il Palmerino in Florence. The painter Berthe Noufflard, whose beautiful portraits of Vernon Lee truly deserve a public exhibition, and who was “Miss Paget’s” friend over the last ten years … Continue reading

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Peace and Goodwill for a Happy New Year: the Golden Keys

The Genius Loci is that portion of nations and civilisations which, while it speaks aloud in their philosophy and poetry and music, and is written clearly in the shapes of their buildings, addresses itself to the initiate minds in their … Continue reading

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“Perhaps because it was Christmas Eve…”

Dear readers, Chers amis de Vernon Lee, with this charming piece from Vernon Lee’s collection Hortus Vitae, we wish you all a merry Christmas! avec ce charmant texte extrait du recueil de Vernon Lee Hortus Vitae nous vous souhaitons un … Continue reading

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Eugene Lee-Hamilton and the Paris Commune: letters to his family

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