The Early Modern Commons

Search Results for "Migration"

Showing 1 - 20 of 69

Your search for posts with tags containing Migration found 69 posts

New Humanist: An Indifference of Birds by Richard Smyth

Every winter, white storks – so elegant in the air, so rickety on land – make the long flight south from Europe to what we assume to be ancestral wetlands in sub-Saharan Africa. At least, that’s what most of them do. These days there’s...
From: Mathew Lyons on 18 Jul 2020

The Furniture of the Middling Sort

Many thanks to Chris Pickvance for this guest post on the furniture of the middling sort. You can hear Chris talk the team through a “middling” style chair in the video at the end of this post… You can also read more about furniture...
From: Middling Culture on 7 Jan 2020

Wide Angles, Close Quarters: A Human History of the Grand Dérangement

Christopher Hodson [Welcome to our summer series on Acadian history! We are very excited to be presenting this special five-week series, cross-posting on Unwritten Histories, Borealia, and  Acadiensis, and in collaboration with the Fredericton Regional...
From: Borealia on 22 Jul 2019

Lucas de Heere’s Wives and Daughters

In the mid-1560s, artist and writer Lucas de Heere moved to London from Ghent in the Low Countries.  In his time in England, he produced works for leading figures at court while working with and teaching aspiring painters.  After having...
From: Middling Culture on 20 Jun 2019

Immigrant Servant Girls to Home Children: Following a thread in Canada West

Wendy Cameron In the 1850s and 1860s parties of assisted British emigrants arrived in Canada to work as servant girls. These young women paved the way for British child migrants now known as Home Children. Taken from situations of dire poverty by child...
From: Borealia on 15 Apr 2019

Immigration in 18th century America.

Immigration in 18th century America.1707: As a result of the Act of Union (the Scottish Parliament and the English Parliament united to form the Parliament of Great Britain), a large migration of Scottish to America began. They settled in colonial...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 26 Nov 2018

Review: Judith Ridner, The Scots Irish of Early Pennsylvania

Emily Yankowitz reviews Judith Ridner's The Scots Irish of Early Pennsylvania: A Varied People.
From: The Junto on 24 Sep 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘On Belonging: English Conceptions of Migration and Transculturality, 1550 – 1700’,

TIDE Conference, 26 - 28 July 2018London Campus, University of Liverpool, 33 Finsbury Square EC2A 1AGHow did early modern processes of global exchange influence English identity? How did the movement of peoples, objects, and ideas across the globe shape...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 26 Jul 2018

Part of the Long History of Child Trafficking: 18th-Century French Louisiana

As we continue to learn more about the seizure and internment of migrant infants and children, both along the U.S.-Mexico border and in ICE raids throughout the nation, historians have asked us to wrestle with our long history of child-snatching, family...
From: The Junto on 27 Jun 2018

Guest Post by Naomi Clifford – A new life in America: The emigration of Abraham Thornton

We are delighted to welcome back to our blog fellow Pen and Sword author, Naomi Clifford who loves nothing better than nosing around old archives to find stories of forgotten people. Today Naomi’s going to share with us some information about her...
From: All Things Georgian on 5 Jun 2018

‘Unending Absence’: Bringing Emotion into the Museum Experience

By Maria Tumarkin, The University of Melbourne Leaving Home exhibition. Source: Museum Victoria. Photo: Jon AugierI often wonder how other first-generation migrants feel about immigration museums in their second homes. And let’s call them ‘homes’...
From: Histories of Emotion on 20 Apr 2018

April 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Connecticut Journal (April 1, 1768).“Gun-Flint Cutter to His Majesty’s Board of Ordnance, in the Kingdom of Ireland.” First in response to the Stamp Act and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Apr 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: "Exile and Migration" in the 2019 Shakespeare Jahrbuch

The 2019 volume of Shakespeare Jahrbuch will be a special issue on “Exile and Migration”. The editorial board invites essays on the following topics:• Exile and migration in Shakespearean drama• Shakespeare read / performed...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 4 Jan 2018

Book Raffle: Banks and Johnson, The French Revolution and Religion in Global Perspective

Banks, Bryan and Erica Johnson. The French Revolution and Religion in Global Perspective: Freedom and Faith. New York. Palgrave, 2017. In conjunction with Palgrave MacMillan, Bryan Banks, and Erica Johnson, Age of Revolutions is giving...
From: Age of Revolutions on 20 Dec 2017

International Migrants Day: Ira Aldridge and theatre

18 December is International Migrants Day, when the courage and contribution of migrants and refugees around the world is especially celebrated. In the play Sir Thomas More, Shakespeare wrote persuasively about the plight of people fleeing their own countries:...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 18 Dec 2017

Audiences, Immigration and Belonging in Elizabethan Theatres: Putting the archive into performance

Who visited the Elizabethan playhouses? What did it mean to have non-English characters being played on stage? What does dramatic engagement with issues of immigration, identity, and belonging tell us about sixteenth-century theatre? Earlier this month...
From: Before Shakespeare on 1 Dec 2017

Audiences, Immigration, and Belonging: Strangers in Finsbury

On the 19th November 2017, the TIDE project and Before Shakespeare are hosting a workshop exploring the diverse audiences of Elizabethan playhouses and their surrounding neighbourhoods, based at the University of Liverpool’s London campus, 33 Finsbury...
From: Before Shakespeare on 3 Nov 2017

Evil May Day, 1517: Prosecuting Anti-Immigrant Rioters in Tudor London

Guest post by Shannon McSheffrey; 30 April 2017.                                                         This week...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 30 Apr 2017

Refugees Fit for Rescue: Loyalists, Maroons, and Mi’kmaq

Ruma Chopra How does Canada’s more open, even welcoming policy towards Syrian refugees fit with other refugees, black loyalists and Maroons who entered the Maritimes over 200 years ago when the colonies were peripheral regions within a larger British...
From: Borealia on 17 Apr 2017

Page 1 of 41234Last »

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.