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January 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A variety of other articles too tedious to mention.” Shopkeepers Ebenezer Thompson and James Arnold placed a lengthy advertisement for a “GOOD assortment of English...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Jan 2021

November 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Many other articles not enumerated.” Consumer choice was a key element of Nicholas Tillinghast and William Holroyd’s advertisement in the November 24, 1770, edition...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Nov 2020

SCEMS Online Seminar Series 2020-2021

Choices and Projects For 2020–2021 we’re running an online seminar series based around two themes. Our Choices speakers have been invited to look back on their careers and discuss the choices they have made along the way. The kind of choices...
From: SCEMS on 12 Oct 2020

July 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “TEA … West-India and New-England RUM … handsome colour’d WILTONS.” Thomas Martin advertised an assortment of goods available at his store in Portsmouth...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Jul 2020

July 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Any person inclinable to purchase the Whole, may have them on very reasonable Terms.” John Tunno sold a variety of goods at his “Linen and Manchester Ware-House”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Jul 2020

Ultramarine Blue

Scrovegni  Chapel, PaduaFrescos and ultramarine ceiling, Giotto 1306.In his fifteenth century handbook for painters, Cennino Cennini said, "Ultramarine blue is a color illustrious, beautiful and most perfect, beyond all other colors; one could not...
From: Conciatore on 21 Feb 2020

December

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Will be sold … at their store in Sunbury.” In December 1769, the partnership of Kelsall and Spalding placed an advertisement in the Georgia Gazette to inform...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Dec 2019

Ultramarine Blue

Scrovegni  Chapel, PaduaFrescos and ultramarine ceiling, Giotto 1306.In his fifteenth century handbook for painters, Cennino Cennini said, "Ultramarine blue is a color illustrious, beautiful and most perfect, beyond all other colors; one could not...
From: Conciatore on 16 Dec 2019

Ultramarine Blue

Scrovegni  Chapel, PaduaFrescos and ultramarine ceiling, Giotto 1306.In his fifteenth century handbook for painters, Cennino Cennini said, "Ultramarine blue is a color illustrious, beautiful and most perfect, beyond all other colors; one could not...
From: Conciatore on 26 Jul 2019

June 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (June 3, 1769). “He will engage to sell as cheap … as any Person in Providence.” When he advertised “ European and East-India GOODS”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jun 2019

May 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (May 30, 1769). “A good Assortment of Hard Ware and English Piece Goods.” Several purveyors of goods imported from England advertised in the May 30, 1769,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 May 2019

February 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (February 4, 1769). “They CAN, DO, and WILL, sell as cheap for Cash as any Merchant or Shop-keeper in New-England.” In their advertisement in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Feb 2019

February

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Journal (February 2, 1769). “The following large assortment of GOODS.” Merchants and shopkeepers frequently made appeals to consumer choice when promoting...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Feb 2019

January 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (January 27, 1769). “At the Shop in Beach-Street, (lately improved by Winthrop and Roswell Saltonstall.)” Like many other merchants and shopkeepers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Jan 2019

November 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (November 3, 1768).“All the above are fashionable, new, and good.” Like her male counterparts, shopkeeper Catherine Rathell ran...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Nov 2018

Ultramarine Blue

Scrovegni  Chapel, PaduaFrescos and ultramarine ceiling, Giotto 1306.In his fifteenth century handbook for painters, Cennino Cennini said, "Ultramarine blue is a color illustrious, beautiful and most perfect, beyond all other colors; one could not...
From: Conciatore on 2 Nov 2018

October 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (October 11, 1768).“Many other useful articles, too tedious to mention.” John Edwards and Company advertised...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Oct 2018

October

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Pennsylvania Gazette (September 29, 1768)“A large and general assortment of MERCHANDIZE.” Shopkeepers and merchants frequently made appeals to consumer choice as...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Oct 2018

September 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Journal (September 22, 1768).“Too many other articles too tedious to mention.” In an extensive advertisement that comprised almost an entire column in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Sep 2018

July 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Boston-Gazette (July 25, 1768).“A large Assortment of … GOODS.” Frederick William Geyer advertised regularly in several of Boston’s newspapers in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Jul 2018

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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:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

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.