The Early Modern Commons

Search Results for "Digital Surrogates"

Showing 1 - 20 of 22

Your search for posts with tags containing Digital Surrogates found 22 posts

September 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (September 14, 1769).“RUN away … a Mulatto slave.” The digitization of historical sources has made them much more widely accessible...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Sep 2019

August 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (August 30, 1769). “To be sold …” Like most other newspaper published in the colonial era, a standard issue of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Aug 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

April 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Virginia Gazette [Purdie and Dixon] (April 20, 1769).“[illegible]” Working extensively with primary sources is one of the benefits of serving as a guest curator...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Apr 2019

November 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the Connecticut Courant (November 21, 1768).“Catalogue of BOOKS, just imported from LONDON.” For three weeks in November 1768 the partnership of Lathrop...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Nov 2018

October 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (October 10, 1768).“To be sold … by Freelove Saunders.” In October 1768, Freelove Saunders inserted an advertisement for imported textiles, adornments,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Oct 2018

May 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Pennsylvania Gazette (May 26, 1768).“Said Humphreys makes, and has now on Hand, a large Quantity of good Sickles, Scythes.” Stephen Paschall and Benjamin Humphreys...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 May 2018

May 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (May 3, 1768).“… that a Tax of … all Slaves, and … ENCE on every … he Expences of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 May 2018

May

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the Boston Chronicle (May 2, 1768).“LONDON BOOK-STORE, North-side of KING-STREET, Boston.” Like many other printers in eighteenth-century America, John...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 May 2018

March 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 4, 1768).“LIVE WILD TURKIES.” An advertisement seeking “LIVE WILD TURKIES” occupied a strange place on...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Mar 2018

February 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Greyscale jpeg converted from gif. Georgia Gazette (February 3, 1768).********** Black-and-white jpeg converted from PDF. Georgia Gazette (February 3, 1768).“PROPOSED to be...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Feb 2018

January 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 8, 1768).“JONATHAN SARRAZIN, JEWELLER.” Jonathan Sarrazin once again placed his advertisement for “a LARGE...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Jan 2018

January 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South Carolina Gazette (January 4, 1767).“A Large assortment of JEWELLERY and PLATE.” Jonathan Sarrazin, a jeweler in Charleston, used a woodcut of a teapot, one of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Jan 2018

December 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-Hampshire Gazette (December 24, 1767).“MEIN and FLEEMING’s Register for 1768.” Daniel Fowle and Robert Fowle, the printers of the New-Hampshire Gazette,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Dec 2017

October 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (October 30, 1767).“Ravens Duck, German Stripes, Holland Shirting.” It may appear that I have made an error in posting the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Oct 2017

October 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (October 14, 1767).“Henry Steerman and Jonathan Remington, TAYLORS and PARTNERS.” The advertisement placed by Henry Steerman and Jonathan Remington,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Oct 2017

July

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (July 20, 1767). Courtesy Massachusetts Historical Society. View the advertisement and the rest of the newspaper via The Annotated Newspapers of Harbottle Dorr, Jr.“Just...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Jul 2017

June 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (June 3, 1767).“MRS. STEDMAN takes this method of returning her sincere thanks.” Mrs. Stedman tells an interesting story (or, at least, parts of it)...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jun 2017

March 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (March 6, 1767).“CASH will be given for any Quantity of Linnen, Cotton, or Sail Cloth RAGS.” Printers regularly issued calls for rags in their...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Mar 2017

December 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the New-York Journal (December 13, 1766).“TO BE SOLD, by THOMAS DERHAM, … CHOICE Teneriffe Wine.” Thomas Derham’s advertisement for “CHOICE...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Dec 2016

Page 1 of 212Last »

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:

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.