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CFP: Intoxicating Spaces: Global and Comparative Perspectives

An international conference organised and funded by the HERA research project Intoxicating Spaces: The Impact of New Intoxicants in Europe, 1600–1850, a collaboration between the University of Sheffield, the University of Oldenburg, the University...
From: Intoxicating Spaces on 28 Aug 2020

“Material Culture of Sugar” Webinar from Historic Deerfield, 26 Sept.

Way back in April, Historic Deerfield was going to host a one-day forum on sugar in early New England culture. But then people recognized the Covid-19 virus had started to spread in this country, and institutions postponed their public events for a few...
From: Boston 1775 on 24 Aug 2020

May 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Carry on the business with the same head workman as manufactured for Jackson and Gibbons.” At the beginning of 1770, William Norton and Company placed an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 May 2020

Meringues – To Make Lemmon (or Chocolett) Puffs

Quite a few recipes are labeled “puffs” in seventeenth and eighteenth-century recipe books. Last month, I was (wistfully) looking through the notes that I took on Clark Library manuscript fMS.1975.003 during my residential fellowship...
From: Cooking in the Archives on 2 Mar 2020

8 Intoxicating Objects from Nordiska Museet

A key part of the Intoxicating Spaces project is our work with schools in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden. Back in October, a group of 30 pupils from our Stockholm partner school Nacka Gymnasium joined our Swedish research team at Nordiska...
From: Intoxicating Spaces on 29 Jan 2020

January 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “At the sign of the Sugar-loaf, Pound of Chocolate, and Tea Cannister.” In late 1769 or early 1770, Robert Levers opened a shop on Second Street in Philadelphia....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jan 2020

January 2020: a Taste of “Before ‘Farm to Table'” Part I

Dear Recipes Project community, Happy 2020! This month we’ll mark the new year by highlighting some discoveries from the Before “Farm to Table”: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures project, a Mellon initiative in collaborative research...
From: The Recipes Project on 7 Jan 2020

Addictive Cinema: 17 Intoxicating Films for the Holiday Season

One of the central and most rewarding aspects of the Intoxicating Spaces project is our work with sixth formers from schools in Utrecht, Oldenburg, Sheffield, and Stockholm. We’re all film-lovers, so Stephen suggested we assemble for our participating...
From: Intoxicating Spaces on 16 Dec 2019

“Slavery and Its Legacies at Old North” panel, 16 Oct.

On Wednesday, 16 October, the Old North Church hosts a panel discussion on “Slavery and Its Legacies at Old North: Confronting the Past, Envisioning the Future.” The event description says:Captain Newark Jackson was a merchant, mariner, and...
From: Boston 1775 on 14 Oct 2019

Exploring Class and Social Ties in Chocolate Crunch Cookies

Caitlin Hillery The Margaret Chase Smith Recipes Research Collaborative is an interdisciplinary group of faculty, students, and staff at the University of Maine. Members represent a wide range of disciplines including history, sociology, folklore, anthropology,...
From: The Recipes Project on 18 Jun 2019

April 25

GUEST CURATOR: Samantha Surowiec What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the Boston-Gazette (April 24, 1769). “CHOICE CHOCOLATE … Cocoa manufactured for Gentlemen in the best Manner.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Apr 2019

More 18th-century career choices

Following on from our previous articles about career choices in the eighteenth-century, from 1761, we have some more to share with you, so, here goes. Barber-Surgeon’s Shop; unknown artist; The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh The Barber The...
From: All Things Georgian on 16 Apr 2019

Pods, Pots, and Potions: Putting Cacao to Paper in Early Modern Europe

Frontispieve to the chocolate section in Philippe Dufour’s Traitez nouveaux et curieux du café, du thé et du chocolate —
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 29 Mar 2019

Hot Chocolate, William Hughes’s “American Nectar”

This post presents the first recipe from a series of updated recipes that I developed for the Folger Shakespeare Library exhibition, First Chefs: Fame and Foodways from Britain to the Americas (on view Jan 19–Mar 31, 2019). You can...
From: Cooking in the Archives on 16 Jan 2019

Chocolate: History, Culture, and Heritage

An interesting article. Apparently it was very common to add a variety of spices to chocolate, two of which was wine & sugar, known as "wine chocolate". Well worth reading.Keith.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 28 Oct 2018

April 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (April 1, 1768).“Good CHOCOLATE … by the Single Pound.” Today many Christians will celebrate Easter by eating chocolate eggs, chocolate...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Apr 2018

February 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Chronicle (February 15, 1768).“She continues to sell … the genuine flour of mustard.” Mary Crathorne advertised the mustard and chocolate she “manufactured”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Feb 2018

February 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Pennsylvania Gazette (February 11, 1768).“All the mustard put up in bottles, has the above stamp pasted on the bottles.” Readers of the Pennsylvania Gazette would...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Feb 2018

Preserving the Memories of Lesser-Known Bostonians

This month the city of Boston announced that it had established a “pattern library” for city websites and applications.One purpose is to ensure that city websites have a common look so citizens recognize them as official and familiar. Another...
From: Boston 1775 on 18 Nov 2017

Teaching Chocolate from the Bean to Drink

By Amy L. Tigner Making chocolate from bean to bar has become fashionable both in cottage industries, such as the delightful husband and wife shop, El Buen Cacaco, in Idyllwild, California that creates a wickedly hot Ghost Chocolate Bar made with...
From: The Recipes Project on 18 Jul 2017

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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.