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What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.” As usual, the masthead for the May 1, 1770, edition of the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal proclaimed that it contained “the freshest...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 May 2020

6 Essential Truths about Editing a Novel, Learned the Hard Way

Revision is one of the most exhilarating and, at the same time, daunting aspects of writing a novel. Although typing “The End” does mark an important milestone—after all, you just created an entire world out of nothing—“The...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 28 Apr 2020

On beginning (again) with Sarah Waters

In Canada, I have a tall narrow shelf of books—one of many shelves of books I have in our house. This one includes poetry, novels I’m either reading or would like to read, and an embarrassing number of books on writing. I am a collector, apparently,...
From: Baroque Explorations on 17 May 2019

Gange in 17C & 18C English Society

"Englishman Robert Hooke (1635-1703), a natural philosopher and architect whose diverse achievements included creating the balance spring used in pocket watches and, as the author of the landmark book Micrographia, coined the word cell for biological...
From: 18th-century American Women on 8 Oct 2013

Identifying Mrs. T: Ann Thicknesse and the Lady’s Magazine

As many of you know, the Lady’s Magazine project began as an effort to provide an annotated index of all of the text content of the Lady’s Magazinefrom 1770 to 1818. In addition to cataloguing every one of the around 15000 anecdotes,...

Podcast: C18th chat-up lines, with Dan Snow

Happy Valentine’s Day! To celebrate, a look back at my chat with Dan Snow about love, romance and sex in the 18th century, including some of my favourite historical chat-up lines & a bit of a swoon over Sharpe and/or Mr Darcy. Podcast link below:...
From: The History of Love on 14 Feb 2018

How to have a historically accurate lovers’ tiff

Some fiery couples just bloody love a good argument. In case you fall into this bracket, and want to get a bit creative while also appearing irresistibly historically accurate, look no further than this slang dictionary of the 1830s. Of course, it’s...
From: The History of Love on 6 Feb 2018

Dating disasters of the Regency era

Confession: First Dates is my televisual jam. (For the uninitiated, in brief: strangers are set up on dates at a London restaurant by a suave Frenchman called Fred {above}, said date is filmed, & they are then subjected to having their dating style...
From: The History of Love on 31 Jan 2018

Why and How You Should Build a Web Presence

For grad students, an online presence has become a key part of one's career portfolio. Guest poster Lindsay Chervinsky offers her thoughts on how to create and manage a web profile.
From: The Junto on 21 Sep 2017

How to stop being boring in conference papers

I’ve not been going to conferences all that long: I’m only a first-year PhD student. However, in the short time I have been attending and speaking at conferences, I’ve already become a pretty vehement opponent of a certain way of presenting....
From: A Wretched Scrowl on 12 Jun 2017

Where Historians Work: A View from Early America

Inspired by the AHA's "Where Historians Work" database, Katy Lasdow starts a conversation on The Junto blog about career diversity for Early American History PhDs.
From: The Junto on 2 Feb 2017

Seeking Sabbatical Advice

Today at the Junto, Rachel Herrmann asks for your sabbatical advice
From: The Junto on 7 Sep 2016

Promoting Your Book

Historian Thomas Kidd recently published some suggestions on the dos and don’ts of promoting your academic book. His recommendations, which included suggestions of not joining social media just for the purpose of promoting your book was good. My...
From: The Junto on 3 Feb 2016

Day 2: Domestic Devotions in the Early Modern World, 1400-18

The primary goal of the conference, Domestic Devotions in the Early Modern World, was to bring together friends and colleagues from around the world to discuss issues surrounding the practice of religion in the home in broad comparative perspectives....
From: Domestic Devotions on 1 Sep 2015

Miss Wish-Husband & The Old Maid’s Advice, 1748

Today it occurred to me that if I were living in the eighteenth century I would be quite firmly set in the realm of confirmed spinster. Setting any associated nervous breakdown aside for the moment, I feel compelled to console myself by sharing this...
From: The History of Love on 4 Apr 2015

Don’t shake your noddle! How to keep her interested, 1680

So, you have finally found yourself a girlfriend. Congratulations! After the faintly traumatic experience of courtship – the dodgy chat up lines, the dangers of womanly wiles, the endless sighing – you might be forgiven for thinking that you...
From: The History of Love on 22 Oct 2014

Talk: The Rules of Seduction – Bath, 8 October

Hello all, just a quick note to let you know that I’ll be in Bath this Wednesday (8 October) to give a talk on the c18th ‘Rules of Seduction’, hosted by the very lovely people at No 1 Royal Crescent. If you would like to hear some surprising,...
From: The History of Love on 4 Oct 2014

How to Keep Your Cat, c. 1470

Cat Churning Butter, 14th c.Yale, Beinecke MS 404, f. 148r"If you have a good cat and you don't want to lose it, you must rub its nose and four legs with butter for three days, and it will never leave the house."The Distaff GospelsThis trick will certainly...
From: Ask the Past on 10 Sep 2014

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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.

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Caveats and Work in Progress

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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

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This is the basic structure:

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http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

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

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

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.