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Casanova and medicine

Casanovas’s Guide to Medicine, by Lisetta Lovett (Pen and Sword Books, 2021). Forget the stereotype! Most people on hearing the name Casanova immediately think of a libertine and debauched figure, tropes peddled by numerous films (of which the 1976...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 15 Jul 2021

Love, Power, and Gender in Seventeenth-Century French Fairy Tales

By Bronwyn Reddan (Deakin University) In the summer of 2011, I found a nineteenth-century edition of Charles Perrault’s Contes des Fées in a second-hand book shop in La Rochelle, a charming coastal city in western France. This discovery was well-timed...
From: Histories of Emotion on 10 Jun 2021

The Fatal Glove

In one of the most retired streets of Nuremberg, towards the middle of the seventeenth century, resided the family of Madame Hamel.[1] She had been left a widow at an early age, with a moderate competency; and instead of mingling in the gay scenes of...

May 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “AN ORATION … to COMMEMORATE the BLOODY TRAGEDY.” In the spring of 1771, colonists had several opportunities to purchase memorabilia that marked the first anniversary...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 May 2021

April 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A few of Mr. Lovell’s ORATIONS on the Massacre in Boston.” In the spring of 1771 colonial printers advertised a variety of items commemorating the death of George...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Apr 2021

Instructiones to make Cakes

I’ll be speaking about this recipe (and more) at a free, public, virtual event hosted by The Free Library of Philadelphia on Tuesday December 8th, 7pm EST. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/medieval-life-spotlight-cooking-digital-demonstration-tickets-130045243825...
From: Cooking in the Archives on 1 Dec 2020

Why Was Samuel Emmons Called to Testify?

On 28 Nov 1770, the attorneys prosecuting eight soldiers for the Boston Massacre called Samuel Emmons to the witness stand. According to defense counsel John Adams’s notes on the trial, Emmons’s testimony consisted entirely of: I dont know...
From: Boston 1775 on 29 Nov 2020

Lady Susan and Reginald De Courcy: “The Spell is Removed”

The JASNA AGM recently closed its workshops to online viewing. It was held virtually in early October. One workshop that resonated with me was Professor Theresa Kenney’s discussion of Reginald De Courcy as the hero in Lady Susan, an epistolary novel...
From: Jane Austen's World on 18 Nov 2020

Coleridge and the Snake God Sock Puppet

Strap in for this wild ride – a weird corollary to yesterday’s post on Coloridng – in which Coleridge quotes an Ancient Greek Snake God sock puppet (possibly)! So, working through Coleridge’s engagement with Jean Paul in the...
From: The Romantic Ridiculous on 14 Oct 2020

“Very Cold & Nothing Remarkable”: the Journal of Dr. Edmund Hagen, Privateer and Prisoner of War, Part 2 of

This article continues an examination of the journal kept by Dr. Edmund Hagen of Scarborough, Maine, begun in “Dispatch’t to America’: the Journal of... The post “Very Cold & Nothing Remarkable”: the Journal of Dr. Edmund...

The Speakman Brothers at War

When we left the Barnes and Speakman families in Marlborough in the fall of 1770, they appear to have arrived at some sort of truce.Henry Barnes continued to run a potash manufactory and general store. Older brother William Speakman probably managed the...
From: Boston 1775 on 12 Jul 2020

1737 A broken-hearted, vindictive, & humiliated John Wesley 1703-1791 flees colonial Georgia

On February 28, 1784, an elderly John Wesley (1703–1791) officially chartered the 1st Methodist Church in the United States. Despite the fact that he was an ardent Tory & still an Anglican, Wesley saw the need to provide church structure for...
From: 18th-century American Women on 12 May 2020

Studying the Schoolmasters’ Salaries

Toward the end of their 8 May 1770 town meeting, Bostonians turned to approving salaries for the town’s schoolteachers.There were five town schools—two grammar or Latin schools and three writing schools. However, not all the teachers were...
From: Boston 1775 on 10 May 2020

Wife Selling in 17C-19C Britain & her American colonies

Sale of a Wife in Smithfield MarketNow is your time gemmen; here's my Fat Heifer and ten pounds worth of bad Halfpence, all for half a Guinea, why her Hide's worth more to a Tanner; I'll warrant She's Beef to the Heels, and tho' her Horns ben't Wisible,...
From: 18th-century American Women on 10 May 2020

Fending Chaos: The Early Years of Rufus King, Forgotten Founder

There are many ways to reach Jamaica, Queens, via public transit. From Brooklyn or Manhattan one could catch a Queens-bound F Train and remain... The post Fending Chaos: The Early Years of Rufus King, Forgotten Founder appeared first on Journal of the...

Titian: Conversion of St. Paul

The meaning of the figures on the antique relief in the center of Titian’s Sacred and Profane Love has eluded scholars for centuries. In this post I would like to discuss the horse so prominently depicted on the left side of the relief. In...
From: Giorgione et al... on 16 Apr 2020

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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:

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.