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Colloquium | Sculpteurs et sculptures du XVIe au XIXe siècle

From Fine Arts Paris: Du palais au jardin, de l’atelier au cabinet de l’amateur : Sculpteurs et sculptures du XVIe au XIXe siècle / Hommage au travail de Geneviève Bresc-Bautier Auditorium du Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris,...
From: Enfilade on 23 Oct 2021

Nördlingen 1634

 Out today folksTHE BATTLE OF NÖRDLINGEN 1634The Bloody Fight Between Tercios and BrigadesIn 1634 the Thirty Years' War had taken a spectacular turn. The great protagonists of 1630, King Gustav II Adolf of Sweden and Generals Tilly and Wallenstein were...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 21 Oct 2021

Bigelow wins the James A. Rawley Prize for “Mining Language”

Congratulations to Allison Margaret Bigelow! She has been awarded the James A. Rawley Prize for Mining Languge: Racial Thinking, Indigenous Knolwedge, and Colonial Metallurgy in the Early Modern Iberian World (UNC-Omohundro, 2020). This is the first...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 21 Oct 2021

Execution at Horsemonger-lane Jail

Title: Execution at Horsemonger-lane Jail, Monday, April 11, 1836, [of] Wm. Harley for the Chipstead burglary … Published: [London] : Printed by Taylor, 14 Waterloo-road, near the Victoria Theatre, Lambeth, [1836] Catalog Record File 523 Ex96 836++...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Oct 2021

New Book | My Monticello

From Macmillan: Jocelyn Nicole Johnson, My Monticello: Fiction (New York: Henry Holt and Co., 2021), 224 pages, ISBN: 978-1250807151, $27. A young woman descended from Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings driven from her neighborhood by a white militia....
From: Enfilade on 21 Oct 2021

Around the Table: Bookseller Chat

This month on Around the Table, I am chatting with Don Lindgren, founder of Rabelais Inc., Fine Books on Food & Drink, located in Biddeford, Maine. Don has curated one of the largest selections of rare and out-of-print cookbooks in the United States...
From: The Recipes Project on 21 Oct 2021

Richard Allestree, The Lively Oracles Given to Us, or, The Christians Birth-right and Duty (1678)

Richard Allestree’s works survive in large numbers and seem to have been exceptionally popular with female readers; I feel sometimes as if every other copy of an Allestree book I see has the early inscription of a female owner within. So it is with...

The bottle of wine and butler

Westminster election handbill Title: The bottle of wine and butler. A rare instance of humanity!!! in the character of Lord John Townshend. Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1788] Catalog Record File 646 788 B751 Acquired March...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 20 Oct 2021

Renaissance Science – XXI

One of the products of the Republic of Letters during the Humanist Renaissance was the beginning or the foundation of the modern European library. Naturally they didn’t invent libraries; the concept of the library goes back quite a long way into antiquity....
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 20 Oct 2021

Discourses of suffering revisited: what was it all about?

I posted a reply to a question on Quora that has attracted quite a lot of attention. The question was, “Can you fail a Ph.D. thesis defence?” and, having failed mine twice, I felt I was in a good position to answer! Several people posted comments...

Digital Tools for Better Understanding Jean-Henri Riesener

From Art Daily (17 October 2021) . . . Jean-Henri Riesener, Fall-front desk with trellis marquetry and gilt-bronze mounts, 1783 (London: The Wallace Collection, F302). Jean-Henri Riesener (1734–1806)—the German cabinetmaker who emigrated to Paris...
From: Enfilade on 19 Oct 2021

New Book: Legnani, “The Business of Conquest”

Nicole D. Legnani, The Business of Conquest: Empire, Love, and Law in the Atlantic World (Notre Dame, 2020).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 18 Oct 2021

New Book | Nicolas Party: Pastel

The catalogue for the exhibition is now available: Nicolas Party, ed., Pastel (New York: The FLAG Art Foundation, 2021), 216 pages, ISBN: ‎978-1949172522, $50. Contributions by Nicolas Party and Dodie Kazanjian; conversation with artists Louis Fratino,...
From: Enfilade on 17 Oct 2021

New Book: Rodgers & Cavendish, “A History of Granada”

Helen Rodgers and Stephen Cavendish, City of Illusions: A History of Granada (OUP, 2021).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 15 Oct 2021

A separate arrangement of all the principal merchants

Author: Boyle, P. (Patrick), -1808?, author. Title: A separate arrangement of all the principal merchants, manufacturers, and traders in the cities of London and Westminster, and borough of Southwark : with a general index to trades. For the year 1796....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 15 Oct 2021

New Book | Iconotypes: A Compendium of Butterflies and Moths

From the University of California Press: William Jones, with an introduction by Richard Vane-Wright, Iconotypes: A Compendium of Butterflies & Moths, Jones’ Icones Complete (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2021), 688 pages, ISBN: 978-0520386501,...
From: Enfilade on 15 Oct 2021

New Book | Conchophilia

From Princeton UP: Marisa Anne Bass, Anne Goldgar, Hanneke Grootenboer, and Claudia Swan, with contributions by Stephanie Dickey, Anna Grasskamp, and Róisín Watson, Conchophilia: Shells, Art, and Curiosity in Early Modern Europe (Princeton: Princeton...
From: Enfilade on 15 Oct 2021

New Book: Sanjurjo, “In the Blood of Our Brothers”

Jesús Sanjurjo, In the Blood of Our Brothers: Abolitionism and the End of the Slave Trade in Spain’s Atlantic Empire, 1800-1870 (University of Alabama Press, 2021).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 14 Oct 2021

Coming soon from Helion

They say  ''Final cover just signed off, ready for this to go to print tomorrow. Should be out by the end of the month, and you can register interest via the Helion and Company Publishing website:''
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 14 Oct 2021

Exhibition | Aquatint: From Its Origins to Goya

From the NGA: Aquatint: From Its Origins to Goya National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 24 October 2021 — 21 February 2022 Curated by Rena Hoisington A new printmaking technique—aquatint—swept through 18th-century Europe, yielding an extraordinary...
From: Enfilade on 14 Oct 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.