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Your search for posts with tags containing Baltimore found 18 posts

July 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “A small warehouse … in Baltimore.” The Pennsylvania Chronicle, like other American newspapers published prior to the American Revolution, served a large region.  Published...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Jul 2021

Man from 1818 Predicts USA of the Future

Originally printed in The Pocket Magazine in 1818; transcribed in 2021 by Stephen Basdeo, a writer and historian based in Leeds. One of the things I like to do as an occasional book collector is to find odd volumes of nineteenth-century periodicals—and...

Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty, and French Fries

Thomas Jefferson and Julia Child. Not two people you’d expect to be linked in history. But yet, indeed they are—as two gourmets who loved... The post Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty, and French Fries appeared first on Journal of the American...

Aunt Flora Remembers the Irish Rebellion of 1798

Did you see the Volunteers! Did you see the Volunteers! Marching to parade Their hearts are true Their facings blue They are six feet... The post Aunt Flora Remembers the Irish Rebellion of 1798 appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

June 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Pennsylvania Journal (June 2, 1768).“JOHN BOYD, Druggist, Has just imported, and now sells, at BALTIMORE TOWN.” John Boyd placed an advertisement for “A Neat...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Jun 2018

The trial of Lord Baltimore for alleged rape

Frederick Calvert was born in the early 1730s, son of Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore. His father was a Gentleman of the Bedchamber in the service of Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales, the son of King George II. Educated at Eton, Frederick...
From: All Things Georgian on 15 Mar 2018

Aura, aliveness, and art

A second post inspired in part by Benjamin’s ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’, and the final one — I think — on my research adventures in the US last month. So I’ve finished Benjamin’s essay...
From: Digital Shakespeares on 21 Apr 2017

Catholic Maryland on EWTN

Today--and all week--on EWTN:How did Catholicism come to the United States of America? EWTN sets out to answer this question in a new eight-part mini-series “Catholic Beginnings: Maryland” that begins at 6:30 p.m. ET, Sunday, July 3 and runs...

All for your delight: Shakespearian summer treats

Table top Shakespeare Now July has arrived, and some summer weather, it’s time for a round-up. Already well under way is the Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare project being run by  Forced Entertainment, a theatre company based in Sheffield,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 2 Jul 2015

African Americans, Mobility, and the Law

Robert Gamble argues that the recent protests over the death of Freddie Gray are part of a long trajectory of questions about mobility for African Americans in American cities, in particular Baltimore.
From: The Junto on 11 May 2015

Race, Riot, and Rebellion: A Bibliography

Today, Juntoists have compiled a bibliography on race, riot, rebellion, and revolution.
From: The Junto on 30 Apr 2015

Speaking Shakespeare’s tragic verse

Richard Burbage Last week Professor Tiffany Stern spoke at Stratford-upon-Avon’s Shakespeare Club on the subject of tragic performances on Shakespeare’s stage. She was struck by the way that writers tended to describe tragedies differently from other...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 21 Jan 2015

congressarchives: The tradesmen and manufacturers in Baltimore...

congressarchives: The tradesmen and manufacturers in Baltimore began drafting this petition asking for duties on certain imported goods in February 1789, before Congress had even met for the first time. The petition is from approximately 750 citizens,...

John Carroll, First Catholic Bishop in the United States

On November 6, 1789, Pope Pius VI appointed John Carroll as the first bishop in the new United States of America: in Baltimore, Maryland. According to the History Today website:On this day in 1789, Pope Pius VI appoints John Carroll bishop of Baltimore,...

Orphans and Multiples

A photographic essay in the Huffington Post from a few days ago entitled “10 Orphan Row Houses So Lonely You’ll Want To Take Them Home With You” did indeed make me sad. A sampling of photographer Ben Marcin’s work, the photographs...
From: streets of salem on 7 Sep 2013

Symbol of Religious Liberty Rebuilt in Maryland

The National Catholic Register has this story about the rebuilding of a Catholic chapel in historic St. Mary's City, Maryland:When and where did religious freedom begin in what is now the United States?  The answer is 1634, and the place is St....

Book Review: American Church (pka The Gibbons Legacy) by Russell Shaw

According to the publisher, Ignatius Press:Has the Americanization of American Catholics--their cultural assimilation, that is--been a blessing or a curse for the Church in the United States? Or has it been a bit of both?In American Church Russell Shaw...

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.