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Digitizing Enlightenment III

The Voltaire Foundation, in collaboration with the Cultures of Knowledge project, the Maison Française d’Oxford, the Oxford Centre for European History and the Centre for Early Modern Studies, was pleased to host the third instalment of the...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 25 Sep 2018

May 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? South-Carolina Gazette (May 9, 1768).“PROPOSALS For Publishing by SUBSCRIPTION, ALL THE ACTS and ORDINANCES.” John Rutledge placed a particular sort of advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 May 2018

Operating a Renaissance Printing Press

Renaissance era printing presses required a team of skilled workers for operation. Each press was manned by two journeymen, aided by an apprentice. One journeyman would fit a forme of type set by the compositor into the press bed and ink the forme with...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 29 Jan 2018

A Taste for the Rare and the Well-Done: Recipe Texts and the Book Trade

By Anke Timmermann Part II: The thrill of the hunt Rare book dealers working on recipe collections are in the enviable position to be able to do original work on unique and little-researched materials, and to learn from the collections they handle, as...
From: The Recipes Project on 22 Dec 2017

A Taste for the Rare and the Well-Done: Recipe Texts and the Book Trade

By Anke Timmermann Part I: If music be the love of food My most enjoyable and extensive experience with recipe literature as a book dealer to date was handling the conductor Christopher Hogwood’s collection of books on food and drink in 2016. At...
From: The Recipes Project on 21 Dec 2017

The Wellcome Library’s Manuscript Recipe Books: Reflections on a Quarter-century of Collecting

By Richard Aspin Manuscript recipe books were at the forefront of Henry Wellcome’s collecting activities. Perhaps no other genre of European written artefact spoke more directly to his conception of healthcare as the fundamental preoccupation of...
From: The Recipes Project on 19 Dec 2017

June 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (June 26, 1767).“The Subscribers are desired speedily to send for their Books.” It took some time for Timothy Green to publish Joseph Fish’s...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Jun 2017

June 3

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Mercury (June 30, 1766).“BOOKS & STATIONARY, Just imported, and to be sold by HUGH GAINE.” Hugh Gaine printed the New-York Mercury, though it is clear from the masthead...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Jun 2016

How much research is "enough"? An excerpt about Easter from A Death Along the River Fleet

Probably one of the most frequently asked questions I get from people seeking to write historical fiction is this: How much research should I include in my historical novel?And my reply, which may sound more flippant than I intend, is just this: Enough...
From: Susanna Calkins, Author on 27 Mar 2016

looking aslant

the verso of John Starkey’s bookseller’s advertisement in the back of John Dancer’s translation of Tasso’s Aminta (London, 1660; Folger Shakespeare Library, T172) I have a lot of pictures of this book. I’ll write something...
From: Wynken de Worde on 9 Sep 2015

A funny thing about book titles...the Dark Side

Star Wars "The Charred Remains" version :-( Every morning, when I check my email, I'm reminded of a funny (funny-weird, not funny-humorous) thing about book titles. Because I have a daily Google alert on my titles, I get a little summary about how they...
From: Susanna Calkins, Author - Blog on 30 Jan 2015

Finding women in the printing shop

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, a day that celebrates not only the achievements of Ada Lovelace—the 19th-century mathematician and computing pioneer—but the achievements of all women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and maths....
From: The Collation on 14 Oct 2014

One-Star Amazon Reviews of Pulitzer Winners

Today, Jonathan Wilson sifts through the most scathing customer reviews of Pulitzer-winning history books, trying to find out what popular readers really want.
From: The Junto on 17 Sep 2014

Fun with Google Maps: the 18thC book trade

Stationers’ Hall. A few weeks ago I had the chance to take the annual Bibliographical Society Summer Tour. This year it was led by Professor James Raven and was a walking tour around the eighteenth-century London book trade. James Raven is well...
From: Manicule on 14 Jul 2014

Buy, sell, read

How did eighteenth-century print networks really operate? This week, The Junto asked Jordan Goffin, Special Collections Librarian at the Providence Public Library, how mapping Rhode Island’s early book trade led to the creation of a new digital atlas....
From: The Junto on 2 Aug 2013

Not Forgetting Guil: Marshall

Guil. Marshall is born in 1647.  He is the artist formerly known as William. *** Sometime at the beginning of March 1649, one Mumford, a bookbinder and “a poore man living in St. Pulchers Parish” had “taken some…Bookes to bind,”...
From: Tympan and Frisket on 20 Mar 2013

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.