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The Children’s Crusade: A Teenage Recollection of the American Revolution

By Tessa de Boer On August 4, 1781, a glittering frigate left the port of the Dutch isle of Texel. Its name was South Carolina, and it was tasked with transporting military supplies to the nascent United States, taking as many prizes as possible...
From: Age of Revolutions on 25 Apr 2022

Tales from the Archives: Around the Table: Research Technologies

In 2019, I spoke with Helen Davies and Alexander Zawacki, Program Coordinators of the Lazarus Project. Since that time, the project has continued to thrive and multispectral imaging has become an increasingly popular methodology for examining manuscripts...
From: The Recipes Project on 7 Apr 2022

Making Indigenous Material Culture More Accessible in the Digital Age

By Kiley E. Molinari The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) encourages Indigenous communities to submit proposals to their Recovering Voices Program, which provides funding to access their collection of objects, as well as photographic...
From: Age of Revolutions on 4 Apr 2022

Appel à candidature : « Montrer / Chercher : l’art brut à l’épreuve de l’archive » (Paris, 4 – 11 juillet 2022)

Charles Dellschau, (Sans titre), 1921, Gouache, encre, vernis, ficelle et collage, 53 x 43,5 cm.AM 2021-974. Photographie : César Decharme Université d’été de la Bibliothèque Kandinsky Montrer / Chercher : l’art brut à l’épreuve de l’archive...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 22 Mar 2022

Around the Table: Museum Exhibitions

By Sarah Peters Kernan For anyone able to safely travel in December or January, several museums have special exhibitions related to the history of food, medicine, and science. In addition to in-person exhibitions, several museums also have created online...
From: The Recipes Project on 16 Dec 2021

Journée d’études : Archives et fonds d’architectes à l’ère du numérique

L’importance des fonds d’architectes et de leur conservation pour la documentation, l’étude et la connaissance de notre environnement construit et aménagé n’est certainement plus à démonter alors même que les villes et les territoires connaissent...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 22 Nov 2021

Madame d’Aulnoy and Monsieur le Premier

As biographers have occasionally pointed out, Mme d’Aulnoy was related on the maternal side to one of the most prominent families at the French royal court, the Beringhens. Her mother Judic-Angélique was the daughter of Judith Le Coutelier, née de...
From: Anecdota on 8 Nov 2021

Judi Dench’s Shakespeare connection: Who Do You Think You Are?

Dame Judi Dench For years now Who Do You Think You Are has been great TV, but the episode featuring Dame Judi Dench on 19 October 2021 was outstanding. The programme uncovers aspects of the family history of celebrities and has covered everything from...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 Oct 2021

Baroness or Countess d’Aulnoy?

Among the many mysteries surrounding the life and works of Madame d’Aulnoy is the question of her title of nobility: was she a baroness or a countess? What is certain is that in March 1666, at the age of 13 and a half, Marie-Catherine Le Jumel married...
From: Anecdota on 26 Oct 2021

Voltaire à Sherbrooke: l’histoire de la collection Lambert-David

En mai 2021, on m’a approchée pour procéder à la numérisation d’une collection d’archives pour le ‘projet Voltaire’. Malgré le nom très révélateur, j’étais loin de me douter qu’il s’agissait d’un ensemble de manuscrits voltairiens...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 21 Oct 2021

The Court of Star Chamber’s Record(s) and Reports

Posted by Krista J. Kesselring, 10 October 2021. A new collection of essays on the Court of Star Chamber and its records is out now, freely available online thanks to the Open Access provisions of its publishers. Many historians and literary scholars...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 10 Oct 2021

Around the Table: Digital Resources

By Sarah Peters Kernan At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations cancelled conferences and events in staggering numbers. As it became clear that events would have to move online in order to continue, our organizations and institutions did...
From: The Recipes Project on 23 Sep 2021

Remembering Terry Turner (1929-2019): Pharmaceutical History Collector Extraordinaire

By Laurence Totelin, with input from Briony Hudson A few years ago, my colleagues Heather Trickey (social sciences), Julia Sanders (midwifery) and I decided to put together a small exhibition on the history of infant feeding, with a focus on Wales where...
From: The Recipes Project on 24 Jun 2021

To make Coffee

I love coffee. Naturally, when I saw receipt “To make Coffee” in a tweet from Somerset Archives, I was intrigued. Sandford collection, ref DD/SF/7/1/14 Reading recipe manuscripts,...
From: Cooking in the Archives on 23 Jun 2021

Appel à candidature : Chargé d’études documentaires aux Archives Nationales (Seine Saint-Denis, juin 2021)

Un poste de chargé d’études documentaires ouvert aux fonctionnaires de catégorie A et aux contractuels est ouvert aux Archives Nationales concernant les fonds de l’exécutif Révolution-Second Empire (sous-séries AF/I à AF/V, D, F/30 et F/70,...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 27 May 2021

Around the Table: Museum Chat

Welcome to the latest Around the Table! Today we have a chat about the recipes-related collections at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., especially the National Museum of American History (NMAH)! I am delighted to speak with Ashley Rose...
From: The Recipes Project on 4 Mar 2021

Who’s Counting?

I am right on the verge of completing my manuscript for submission to the publisher, but I had to stop because something is bothering me and I need to “write it out”. That process describes quite a few of my blog posts, actually. Last week...
From: streets of salem on 22 Feb 2021

Digging Up Derby Square

I was researching Salem’s struggle with/against urban renewal in the 1960s when I came across a massive collection of photographs from the career collection of Edmund Bacon, the famous Philadelphia city planner who is sometimes referred to as representing...
From: streets of salem on 12 Feb 2021

A Missing Link for New College Puddings

By Helga Müllneritsch Almost nothing is known about the creators of the Begbrook Manuscript (AC 1420). It was purchased in the nineteenth century by the collector Daniel Parsons (1811-1887), and his collection was probably given to the Downside Abbey...
From: The Recipes Project on 28 Jan 2021

Murder in Sanctuary: Liberty Jurisdictions and the Prosecution of Felony in Early Tudor England

Posted by Shannon McSheffrey, 19 January 2021. Figure 1: Timeline of Homicides in St Martin le Grand, 1508-17. Between 1508 and 1517, a string of six homicides occurred within the precinct of the collegiate church of St. Martin le Grand. Located...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 19 Jan 2021

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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.