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Art & Fear & Columbus

Perhaps surprisingly, perhaps not, Art & Fear. Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by Bayles and Orland contains a lot of useful information for professors and teachers and anybody trying to encourage others to think and express...
From: Darin Hayton on 10 Dec 2020

June 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “They may depend on having their Commands executed after the newest and most genteel Fashions.” When Daniel Stillwell, a tailor, placed an advertisement in the June...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Jun 2020

Myth vs. History

In a recent NY Times opinion piece Hallie Lieberman laments the persistence, prevalence, and perniciousness of a particular historical myth, i.e., the story of the invention of the vibrator as told in The Technology of Orgasm. The standard story is, according...
From: Darin Hayton on 26 Jan 2020

Astrolabes & Navigation (redux, again)

A friend recently visited Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum and came across the reference to the astrolabe in Muslim culture. Thinking of me, she snapped a photo and sent it to me: “The Science of Navigation” panel inaccurately claims...
From: Darin Hayton on 23 Jul 2019

April 1

GUEST CURATOR: Bryant Halpin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Chronicle (April 10, 1769). “A FRESH supply of choice drugs and medicines.” When I looked at this advertisement I wondered...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Apr 2019

September 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette (September 1, 1768).“Under the inspection of Mrs. BROADFIELD, whose knowledge and experience in that branch of business is well...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Sep 2018

Flat Earth Belief ≠ Neo-Medievalism

Paula Simons has no patience for people who believe that the earth is flat, and she is particularly upset, it seems, that Edmonton is hosting the first Flat Earth International Conference: “No Getting Around the Absurdity of Edmonton’s Flat...
From: Darin Hayton on 4 Mar 2018

Who was Englishman John Digges?

No, really, who was John Digges? Apparently he witnessed the supernova in 1572 and helped “shred” the “hidebound view of the universe” that was the Ptolemaic system. He is implicated in the “skepticism about Bible-infused...
From: Darin Hayton on 28 Feb 2018

Chauncey Who?

Chauncey E. Sanders is anything but a common household name. However for many Evangelicals Sanders is rather well known for having established three tests that demonstrate the “historical reliability” of the Bible.[1] Sermons, religious websites,...
From: Darin Hayton on 13 Dec 2017

December 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (December 5, 1767).“All performed in the neatest and best manner.” Blacksmiths Amos Atwell and Jonathan Ellis inserted an advertisement in the December...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Dec 2017

August 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (August 15, 1767).“Will also sell with or without the Walk, two likely Negro Men.” When William Mumford and John Cole decided to sell their ropewalk...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Aug 2017

June 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette (June 4, 1767).“He will draw any French or Spanish Writing, Contracts, Letters, or Accounts.” William Fooks of Philadelphia...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jun 2017

May 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (May 28, 1767).“Have their Work done by Men who have been regularly brought up to the different Branches of Trade.” Elkanah and William Deane made coaches...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 May 2017

Newton Relics

In an editorial taking Kyrie Irving to task for his comments about the shape of the earth, “Between Kyrie Irving’s flat Earth and Isaac Newton’s apple tree, science remains a process of understanding,” Glenn Starkman and Patricia...
From: Darin Hayton on 14 Mar 2017

Disciplinary Histories from Within

There are further disadvantages to disciplinary history of the humanities (again, ones all too familiar to historians of science). Disciplinary history written from within that discipline tends to be not only teleological but also parochial and hagiographical....
From: Darin Hayton on 10 Mar 2017

Statistics, Power, and Expertise

When we think of knowledge in the context of government, we often think of statistics. In fact, it’s arguable that statistics are not merely an especially prominent form of politically useful knowledge, but that their increasing use, starting in...
From: memorious on 26 Jan 2017

Appel à publication : « Les experts avant l’expertise – Formes historicisées du conseil et du recours à l’expérience », revue Astérion (2017)

Ce dossier thématique entend proposer une première ébauche de généalogie de l’expertise en interrogeant les manifestations antérieures à la dénomination même et à la caractérisation...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 26 Sep 2016

July 5

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Virginia Gazette (July 4, 1766).“I have settled … in Henrico county, where I purpose to carry on the FULLING business.” Mathew Dick, a fuller, used an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Jul 2016

June 23

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette (June 23, 1766).“Having served a regular Apprenticeship to the Business, he flatters himself he cannot fail of giving general Satisfaction.” “DALLAS, Silk...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Jun 2016

Astronomers do not Date Sappho’s ‘Midnight’ Poem

Once again the internet is all excited by some scientists’ findings that solve a historical mystery. In this case, “UTA scientists use Planetarium’s advanced astronomical software to accurately date 2500 year-old lyric poem)” (as...
From: Darin Hayton on 20 May 2016

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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:{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.