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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Sorrows of Werter (1780)

This two-volume second edition of the famous epistolary novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, was published in translation in London and contains particularly interesting provenance. As a small inscription on the title page shows, the book was owned by...

Gown-in-a-Weekend: 1790s Vigee-Lebrun Round Gown from Simplicity S8941

For some reason I got a wild hair to do a "gown in a weekend" project. Dr. Carolyn Dowdell and I made a pact to fill the void of black gowns in our wardrobes and I just happened to have a ridiculous amount of black/brown shot taffeta hanging about. I'd...

Robert Wild, Iter Boreale, with Other Select Poems (1671)

This edition of poetry by Robert Wild, a clergyman who was both a Presbyterian and a Royalist, was published in 1671. The poem “Iter Boreale” (March from the North) was dedicated to General George Monck to honor him for his march to London,...

Preston 1715

 Thanks to Rob for the heads up that it is also this anniversary too. 
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 13 Nov 2020

David Dickson, A Brief Explication of the First Fifty Psalms (1655)

This book bundles together three volumes in which Scottish Minister and Theologian David Dickson (c. 1583–1663) offers his commentary on the psalms, including A Brief Explication of the First Fifty Psalms, A Brief Explication of the Other Fifty...

Elizabeth Raffald, The Experienced English Housekeeper (1776 and 1789)

“When I reflect upon the number of books already in print upon this subject, and with what contempt they are read, I cannot but be apprehensive, that this may meet the same fate from some, who will censure it before they either see it or try its...

Abel Boyer, The compleat French-Master for Ladies and Gentlemen (1725)

Recording early modern female book inscriptions can be as frustrating as it is fascinating. While one of the more satisfying aspects is making seemingly invisible women visible enthusiasm can be curbed by the fact that it is almost impossible to find...

WSS Strelets-R 1/7

 Interesting blog piece on Wargaming for grown ups on using the 1/72 figures available now. I have just started painting some so I was particularly interested.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 18 Oct 2020

Dutch drill figures from 1713

We probably have had these before but they recently came up again and I thought maybe they could do with a bit more attention. See more here 
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 17 Oct 2020

Meet the New Pompadour 18th Century Shoes

This season, we're proud to finally introduce the new and improved Pompadour 18th Century Court Shoes! We've made a few changes to this classic, curvaceous style.The Pompadours have been one of our most popular designs since 2012, particularly with theaters....

The forces of reproduction. Meta/physics and insect sex in eighteenth-century entomology

In the early modern era, popular opinion on insect reproduction was largely based on the Aristotelian concept of ‘spontaneous generation’. Yet, in the seventeenth century, natural historians began to challenge this longstanding concept, which...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 15 Oct 2020

William Penn, et al., The Harmony of Divine and Heavenly Doctrines (1696)

In April 2019, we featured a collection of Quaker George Fox’s writings once in the possession of female members of the Steevens family. Today, we highlight another book of Quaker writings owned by a woman. The name “Hannah Dink” is...

Online Seminar Series | Intoxicating Spaces Project: ‘What’s Your Poison?’

The Sheffield-based ‘Intoxicating Spaces’ project, funded by HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area), is hosting five free digital talks, open to all, exploring the history of specific intoxicants. Seminars will take place on Wednesdays at 1–2pm...
From: SCEMS on 10 Oct 2020

Alexander Radishchev’s Journey from St Petersburg to Moscow

“Combining profound linguistic sophistication with enviable literary style, Andrew Kahn and Irina Reyfman, two of today’s most esteemed scholars of Russian literature, have produced the definitive translation of Radishchev’s classic...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 8 Oct 2020

George Savile, The Lady’s New Year’s Gift, or Advice to a Daughter (multiple copies)

The 1688 advice book The Lady’s New Year’s Gift by George Savile, Marquess of Halifax (1633-1695) was popular, going through many editions over the years. It is a genre that would lead one to expect female ownership, containing advice on choosing...

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By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:{search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.