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A Violin and the Mechanisms of Peace and Reconciliation

A violin constructed by Giuseppe Guarneri, an eighteenth-century violin maker from Cremona known as del Gesù (of Jesus), has become the center of a controversy over the legacies of Nazi coercion and looting of artworks belonging to Jewish victims...

French Academic Societies Condemn the Killing of History Teacher

A number of French academic societies have issued statements condemning the killing of Samuel Paty, a history teacher who was brutally murdered by an Islamist militant on Friday. Paty was apparently targeted for showing cartoons of Muhammad, which...

How to Teach about Violence in France

In the wake of the horrific murder of history teacher Samuel Paty, historians are grappling with how to teach students and the public about the history of violence in France. Paty taught history and geography at a collège (middle school) in...

Je suis enseignant Rallies in France

Tens of thousands of French citizens are rallying today in memory of Samuel Paty, a history and geography teacher, who was brutally murdered on Friday near the collège (middle school) where he taught. Rally in memory of Samuel Paty in the...

Online Exhibition: Mapping Cork: trade, culture and politics in medieval and early modern Ireland

This week (beginning 18 May) The River-side will post a series of blog posts comprising a student-created online exhibition Mapping Cork: Trade, culture and politics in medieval and early modern Ireland. This online exhibition is curated and overseen...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 25 May 2020

August 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (August 25, 1769). “Work done as well as in any other Part of New-England.” Even though he operated a shop in the relatively small town of New London,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Aug 2019

Portuguese Pavement

Like everyone else in the world, I admire Portuguese sidewalks, paved in mosaic patterns of polished white and black limestone, hand-cut and hand-laid: calçada Portuguesa is definitely an important part of Lisbon’s municipal identity,...
From: streets of salem on 20 Mar 2019

Hammond’s Store: The “Dirty War’s” Prelude to Cowpens

Little is known about the colonial-era history of Hammond’s Store, though the site appears to have been a local meeting place prior to the... The post Hammond’s Store: The “Dirty War’s” Prelude to Cowpens appeared first on...

May 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (May 6, 1768).“An Assortment of Ironmongery and Cutlery Wares, too many to be mentioned in an Advertisement.” The New-London Gazette was a much smaller...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 May 2018

‘A Space of Wonderment and Love’: Emotional Engagements with the Derbarl Yerrigan and Djarlgarro Beelier/the Swan and Canning Rivers

By Cate Turk and Alicia Marchant (Project Officers, the ‘Rivers of Emotion’ Project, The University of Western Australia) Image: Coolbellup/North Lake, Save Beeliar Wetlands Facebook page, December 2014.In the years before work was due...
From: Histories of Emotion on 2 Jun 2017

Illustrating Shakespeare: A History of Roman Representations in Printed Texts

By Ella Hawkins, SBT Research Advocate Ella Hawkins is currently completing a Midlands3Cities-funded placement with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust as part of her PhD studies in design for Shakespeare. In the coming weeks, Ella will be publishing...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 7 Mar 2017

January 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (January 10, 1767).“He intends to sell on as reasonable terms as any Person in this town.” Eighteenth-century shopkeepers and artisans frequently...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Jan 2017

Call for Papers for the British Group of Early American Historians’ next conference

BGEAH 2017: “Land and Water: Port Towns, maritime connections, and oceanic spaces of the early modern Atlantic World.” Call for Papers The British Group of Early American Historians will hold its annual conference at the University of Portsmouth,...
From: The Junto on 10 Dec 2016

November 24

GUEST CURATOR: Patrick Keane What was advertised in an American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the Boston Evening-Post (November 24, 1766).“A general assortment of GOODS, suitable for the Season.” In this advertisement Baker...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Nov 2016


TINA festival, Newcastle (NSW), 28 September–1October 2016. By Umberto Grassi, The University of Sydney ‘This Is Not Art’ – TINA – is an art festival that has taken place annually in Newcastle, Australia, since 1998. Each...
From: Histories of Emotion on 24 Nov 2016

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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.