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Counting on the body: Reflections on Numeracy in Indian dyeing practices

By Annapurna Mamidipudi ‘I don’t know how to read, but I can count’ said Salim, ‘I was not much for school, my father put me on an old tractor when I was 12, and told me to go around in circles, till I had learned to drive’....
From: The Recipes Project on 17 Jul 2018

The Indian World of George Washington

Book Review: The Indian World of George Washington by Colin G. Calloway (Oxford University Press, 2018) BUY THIS BOOK FROM AMAZON In writing The Indian... The post The Indian World of George Washington appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Paul Scott’s Jewel in the Crown: on “race power”

Friends, I have written about Scott’s Staying On, the whole of the Raj Quartet, books and films, after reading through the books myself, teaching Staying On, listening to the texts from audiocassettes and watching the mini-series. So am skipping...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 20 Jun 2018

1677 Revenge of Marblehead Women on Indians

.Source: Source: Robert Roule, Deposition, MS 252, Edward E. Ayer Collection, The Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois.I Robert Roules of Marblehead, mariner, aged thirty years or thereabouts, belonging to the catch William and Sarah of Salem, do upon...
From: 17th-century American Women on 19 Jun 2018

The Most Valuable Treasure Ship found off the coast of Cornwall England. The President Merchant Ship-East India Company.

Isaac Sailmaker - Two Views of an East Indiaman of the Time of King William III.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 12 Jun 2018

The Life Writing of Elizabeth Marsh, an Eighteenth-Century Global Woman

As I found it in vain to contend, I had a trunk opened, and they fixed the cloaths I was to put on, which were very new; but I wrapped up my head in a night cap…as I was told they did not intend to let me wear a hat. When I was ornamented, as they...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 6 Jun 2018

Hands-on Mom: Coming alive with history.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 6 Jun 2018

Adam Olearius

Adam OleariusIn the autumn of 1633, a trade mission heavily laden with gifts headed east from northern Germany. The great duke of Holstein was sending an ambassador to Moscow to request the czar’s permission for travel rights...
From: Conciatore on 1 Jun 2018

Hidden for decades, 18th-Century cannons in Thane to be restored.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 21 May 2018

Morrison on “Exporting the Revolution” in Exeter, 22 May

On Tuesday, 22 May, the American Independence Museum in Exeter, New Hampshire, will host a lunchtime talk by Dane A. Morrison on “Exporting the Revolution: American Revolutionaries in the Indies Trade.”Morrison, a professor of history at Salem...
From: Boston 1775 on 17 May 2018

The case of the Joyners Company…

Author: Joyners Company (London, England) Title: The case of the Joyners Company against the importation of manufactured cabinet-work from the East-Indies. Published: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1710?]...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 May 2018

17C American Women: 1666 A Brief Description of the Province of Caroli...

17C American Women: 1666 A Brief Description of the Province of Caroli...: Robert Horne, A Brief Description of the Province of Carolina (1666) This is one of the earliest descriptions of Carolina. It was publish...John White c 1587 Natives Fishing...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 31 Mar 2018

Early Modern Exchanges: Being Black in Tudor England / Being English in Mughal India

Mar 14, 2018 05:00 PM Location: IAS Seminar Room 20, first floor, South Wing, UCL Black Tudors: Three Untold StoriesDr. Miranda Kaufmann tells the intriguing tales of three Africans: a diver employed by Henry VIII to recover guns from the wreck of the...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 14 Mar 2018

The story of a domesticated tiger

On December 26th, 1788 the ship, Pitt East Indiaman, which was owned by the East India Company and captained by Edward Manning set sail for St Helena, Benkulen and then China. She reached St Helena in March 1789, Benkulen in July, arriving in China...
From: All Things Georgian on 27 Feb 2018

17C American Women: Women in 17C Virginia

17C American Women: Women in 17C Virginia: This is the Virginia of the  Native Americans,  that British American colonial women would have found in the early years of the 1600s.   ...Hand-colored illustration of Theodor de Bry's (1528-1598)...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 20 Feb 2018

Anchor Away?

As if it is not enough to bury the archives of a historical seaport in an inland warehouse 45 minutes away, rumor has it that one of the prominent symbols of Salem’s maritime heritage will also be removed: the large anchor that stood sentinel in...
From: streets of salem on 6 Feb 2018

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.