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Bertomeu-Sánchez, “Colic of Madrid” in Social History of Medicine, Aug

José Ramón Bertomeu-Sánchez, “Colic of Madrid (1788-1814): Experts, Poisons, Politics, and War at the End of the Ancien Régime in Spain,” Social History of Medicine 33/3 (2020).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 21 Oct 2020

Seminar on John Dickinson and the Constitution, Starting 21 Oct.

Back in 2012 I made a point about the steady flow of books on Thomas Paine by comparing that output to the sparse number of books on John Dickinson.I counted over a dozen recent books on Paine and only two on Dickinson—one published by an outfit...
From: Boston 1775 on 19 Oct 2020

Rhodes, “Indecent Theology” in RQ Fall

Elizabeth Rhodes, “Indecent Theology: Sex and Female Heresy in Counter-Reformation Spain,” Renaissance Quarterly 73/3 (2020).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 3 Oct 2020

St Kilda: the last and outmost isle

The small archipelago of St Kilda, fifty miles west of Harris, has long attracted romantic attention for its remoteness, with the sense of deep strangeness and difference such remoteness implies. it is the last and outmost isle, the island on the edge...
From: Mathew Lyons on 1 Oct 2020

When graduates voted twice

With support for the EU significantly higher among those with a university education, it’s interesting to recall that well into the 20th century graduates could vote twice in UK general elections: once in their local constituencies and again through...
From: Mathew Lyons on 30 Sep 2020

Manuela Sáenz: the Liberator’s saviour

On the night of September 25 1828, a small group of armed men approached the presidential palace in Bogotá. Inside, Simón Bolívar lay in bed asleep beside his mistress, Manuela Sáenz. Bolívar – known as El Liberator...
From: Mathew Lyons on 29 Sep 2020

De Vivo, “Micro-Histories of Long-Distance Information,” P&P 242/14, Nov 2019

Filippo de Vivo, “Micro-Histories of Long-Distance Information: Space, Movement, and Agency in the Early Modern News,” Past & Present, 242, Special Supplement 14, 2019.
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 11 Sep 2020

This Week on Dispatches: Christopher Warren on Documents of the American Revolution

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews Christopher Warren, historian and Curator of American History in the Rare Book & Special Collections Division of the... The post This Week on Dispatches: Christopher Warren on...

The end of a European union

A decades-long union of European countries is supported by the respective national elites; but its destruction comes through the ruthless exploitation of popular nationalism by an autocratic leader. Does that sound familiar? It is, of course, the Kalmar...
From: Mathew Lyons on 18 Jul 2020

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp: the film Churchill tried to kill

It’s 10 September 1942. The German army is at Stalingrad. Bomber Command is sending 479 planes to bomb Düsseldorf. And Winston Churchill is writing to Brendan Bracken, his Minister of Information, about a British film already in production....
From: Mathew Lyons on 18 Jul 2020

Literary Review: Sons of the Waves by Stephen Taylor

At their peak, early in the 19th century, there were some 262,427 of them across Britain’s naval and merchant fleets. People called them Jacks, but they are nameless mostly. Or nameless to history. Even on surviving musters, their identities can...
From: Mathew Lyons on 18 Jul 2020

The pioneering archaeologist Dorothy Garrod

On 6 May 1939 the pioneering archaeologist Dorothy Garrod was elected to the Disney chair of archaeology at Cambridge. She was the first woman to be a professor at either Oxford or Cambridge; women were still not admitted to full degrees at the university...
From: Mathew Lyons on 18 Jul 2020

How two Greek monks remade the English church

Five of the first six archbishops of Canterbury to be consecrated were not native to this country. None came from as far afield as the seventh: Theodore, born in 602, was a Greek-speaking monk from Tarsus – the modern Turkish city of Gözlü...
From: Mathew Lyons on 18 Jul 2020

Scott, “Bullfighting, the Basque Clergy, & Tridentine Reform,” RQ Summer

Amanda L Scott, “Bullfighting, the Basque Clergy, and Tridentine Reform,” Renaissance Quarterly 73/2 (2020).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 10 Jul 2020

Documents of the Revolution: A Continuum of Conviction

Those familiar with American history know that the Articles of Confederation served as the first constitution of the unified states during the American Revolution.... The post Documents of the Revolution: A Continuum of Conviction appeared first on Journal...

Print Quarterly, June

The eighteenth century in the current issue of Print Quarterly: Print Quarterly 37.2 (June 2020) Rembrandt van Rijn, Portrait of Jan Six, 1647, etching, engraving, and drypoint, 244 × 191mm (Amsterdam: Rijksprentenkabinett). A R T I C L E S Antoinette...
From: Enfilade on 20 Jun 2020

This Week on Dispatches: Keith Muchowski on Rufus King, Forgotten Founder

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews professor and librarian Keith Muchowski on Rufus King, forgotten founder. Thousands of readers like you enjoy the articles... The post This Week on Dispatches: Keith Muchowski on...

Mise en ligne exceptionnelle de la revue Histoire de l’art, no 84-85 : États du musée

Les jours que nous vivons sont complexes ; ils mettent à mal nos habitudes, rompent le cours habituel de nos vies. Vivre ces semaines est pour tous et toutes une épreuve difficile ; elle est, malheureusement, pour certains d’entre...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 16 May 2020

Special Issue of R&R: Conciliarism in Spain

Xavier Tubau has edited a special edition of Renaissance and Reformation 42/3 (2019) on conciliarism in Spain. Xavier Tubau, “Introduction.” Darcy Kern “Beyond Borders: Jean Gerson’s Conciliarism in Late Medieval Spain.”...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 15 May 2020

Abreu-Ferreira Wins the Oliveira Marques Prize

Congratulaitons to Darlene Abreu-Ferreira for winning ASPHS’s 2019 A.H. de Oliveira-Marques Prize for “Women and the Acquisition, Transmission, and Execution of Public Offices in Early Modern Portugal,” Gender and History 31/2 (2019):...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 6 May 2020

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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:

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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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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.