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March 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Advertisements in this Paper are well circulated by this Conveyance and by the Western Rider.” On March 7, 1771, John Stavers and Benjamin Hart inserted an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Mar 2021

Renaissance Science – V

According to the title, this series is supposed to be about Renaissance science but as we saw in the last episode the Renaissance started off as anything but scientific, so what exactly is Renaissance science, does it even exist, and does it actually...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 10 Mar 2021

The Commercial Dandy

Dr. Samuel Phillips Eady, a quack specialist in sexual health, certainly seems to get on well with his glamorous patients! "The Commercial Dandy and his sleeping partners", by George Cruikshank, 1821.Via the Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection.See...

Carmo et al., “African Knowledge Transfer in Early Modern Portugal” in Diacronie,

Miguel Costa do Carmo, Joana Sousa, Pedro Varela, Ricardo Ventura, and Manuel Bivar, “African knowledge transfer in Early Modern Portual: Enslaved people and rice cultivation in Tagus and Sado rivers,” Diacronie: Studi di Storia Contemporanea...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 9 Mar 2021

Thomas Sandby

 Found this image by Thomas Sandby thanks to Thomas Payton for finding out its an Austri-Hungarian hussars possibly drawn during the War of Austrian Succession as Sandby was there.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 9 Mar 2021

March 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Several Kinds of Blanks.” Like his counterparts in other cities and towns, John Carter did more than print a newspaper at his printing office.  In addition to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Mar 2021

Riflemen Run Riot: The Mutiny at Prospect Hill

“They are remarkably stout and hardy men,” thought army surgeon James Thacher, “Dressed in white frocks, or rifle shirts, and round hats.” The robust... The post Riflemen Run Riot: The Mutiny at Prospect Hill appeared first on...

Mary Anning: Britain’s greatest dinosaur hunter

Extinction is an old fact but a new idea. In the early 19th century its certainty was barely established. How many people, then, had the anatomical knowledge and geological expertise to identify extinct species – that is, creatures whose final form...
From: Mathew Lyons on 9 Mar 2021

“Emptied and threw the Tea into the Water”

On Sunday, 6 Mar 1774, as described yesterday, the brig Fortune carried 28 1/2 chests of tea into Boston harbor, along with “Gun-Powder, Duck and Hemp.” “The next day,” Gov. Thomas Hutchinson wrote, “the vessel was haled...
From: Boston 1775 on 7 Mar 2021

“Chests of Bohea tea consigned to several persons”

At three o’clock in the afternoon of Sunday, 6 Mar 1774, Bostonians were jolted by the arrival of the brig Fortune.More specifically, people were jolted by the news that that ship was carrying chests of tea. This was about ten weeks after the Boston...
From: Boston 1775 on 6 Mar 2021

Rodrigues de Sousa, “Mulheres ‘devassas de seu corpo’ em Coimbra,” Boletim do Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra,

Alexandre Rodrigues de Souza, “As mulheres ‘devassas de seu corpo’ em Coimbra durante a primeira metade do sculo XVIII,” Boletim do Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra 33/1 (2020).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 4 Mar 2021

Ripples from the Boston Tea Party in 1774

Without the Boston Massacre reenactment looming over my schedule this year, I’ll devote the next few days to the events of early March 1774. That was less than three months after the Boston Tea Party, and the ripples from that big splash in the...
From: Boston 1775 on 4 Mar 2021

4th Annual Ricciardi Prize from Master Drawings

James Mcbey, Girl Writing A Letter, watercolor and pencil on paper (The Clark Art Institute, MA). ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ From Master Drawings: Fourth Annual Ricciardi Prize from Master Drawings Submissions due by 15 November...
From: Enfilade on 4 Mar 2021

De la restauration comme fabrique des origines

  Une histoire matérielle et politique de l’art à la Renaissance italienne Colloque international en ligne organisé par l’Université de Genève et le Musée d’art et d’histoire de Genève...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 3 Mar 2021

Cavero de Carondelet, “Purity and Procreation in Seventeenth-Century Madrid,” JWCI 83 (2020)

Cloe Cavero de Carondelet, “Eugenio Cajés’s Meeting at the Golden Gate: Purity and Procreation in Seventeenth-Century Madrid,” Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 83 (2020).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 3 Mar 2021

Appel à publication : « Flemish Art: Past and Present », numéro spécial de la revue Arts (15 octobre 2021)

We invite abstracts for a Special Issue of Arts, titled “Flemish Art: Past and Present.” The title of this issue is intentionally broad. Flemish art is traditionally understood to mean a style of art, particularly painting, as it developed...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 3 Mar 2021

The portrait of Lady Brisco (1755-1822) by Gainsborough

This portrait caught my eye recently whilst looking at portraits by Gainsborough and I was curious to know a little more about her, especially as she was sporting the high hair fashion of the day. Gainsborough, Thomas; Lady Brisco; English Heritage, Kenwood...
From: All Things Georgian on 3 Mar 2021

Reading Unopened Letters via X-ray Microtomography

An unopened letter, dated 31 July 1697, from Jacques Sennacques to his cousin Pierre Le Pers, virtually unfolded and read for the first time (Photograph: Unlocking History Research Group) ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ The latest...
From: Enfilade on 3 Mar 2021

Notes on Post Tags Search

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.