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Harvard Digital Collections from the Colonial Period

Last month the Harvard Gazette featured some treasures from the university’s Colonial North America collection, “approximately 650,000 digitized pages of handmade materials from the 17th and 18th centuries.”Most of that material consists...
From: Boston 1775 on 13 Jul 2019

Early Oil Painting by Turner to Stay in the UK

J.M.W. Turner, Walton Bridges, 1806, oil on canvas (Norfolk Museums Service) ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ Enfilade readers may recall that another painting of Walton Bridges by Turner—actually his third painting of the bridge,...
From: Enfilade on 12 Jul 2019

Exhibiting the Acadian History of Pointe Sainte-Anne

Stephanie Pettigrew [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...
From: Borealia on 9 Jul 2019

Deborah Sampson, Her Diary, and Women in the American Revolution

As reported this week by in The New York Times: Alison Leigh Cowan, “The Woman Who Sneaked into George Washington’s Army,” The New York Times (2 July 2019). A rediscovered diary, now at the Museum of the American Revolution, sheds light...
From: Enfilade on 4 Jul 2019

An Anatomy Cabinet

Utrecht, Netherlands, July 2019 Among the many delights for a historian of medicine like me at the University Museum in Utrecht is a reconstructed anatomy cabinet from the late eighteenth century.  It contains objects from the collection of Jan Bleuland...
From: Anita Guerrini on 3 Jul 2019

Sweeping through Beauport

Historic New England offers comprehensive “nooks and crannies” tours through several of its properties occasionally, and I was fortunate to go on one of these basement-to-attic-and-all-the-closets-in-between tours of Beauport, the rambling...
From: streets of salem on 29 Jun 2019

The Legend of Levi Smith’s Bunker Hill Drum

This photo shows the “Bunker Hill Drum,” an artifact owned by the Massachusetts Historical Society and on display at the Bunker Hill Museum in Charlestown. The M.H.S. webpage about the drum says:The drum is painted deep red with traces of...
From: Boston 1775 on 27 Jun 2019

Chippendale Tables and Mirrors Acquired for the UK

Thomas Chippendale, Set of pier tables and glasses, installed in the Music Room at Harewood House in West Yorkshire, ca. 1771. ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ From the press release (via Art Daily, 18 June 2019) . . . An important...
From: Enfilade on 20 Jun 2019

Historical Archivist Jobs

Many federal, state, and local government institutions offer historical archivist jobs, as do museums, corporations, and non-for-profit organizations. Historical archivists typically work with collections of personal papers, official records, company...

Getty Plans to Acquire Wright’s ‘Two Boys with a Bladder’

Press release (4 June 2019) from The Getty: The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today its intent to acquire Two Boys with a Bladder, about 1769–70, a painting by Joseph Wright of Derby, which has not been on public view since the 18th century and...
From: Enfilade on 12 Jun 2019

At Sotheby’s | MFA, Boston Acquires Two Paris of Torah Finials

Press release (via Art Daily, 11 June 2019) . . . Important Judaica Featuring the Serque Collection (Sale N10086) Sotheby’s, New York, 5 June 2019 Jurgen Richels, German parcel-gilt silver Torah finials, made in Hamburg, ca. 1688–89, acquired...
From: Enfilade on 12 Jun 2019

City of Signs

I have just returned from Raleigh, NC where I attended my stepson’s graduation and made my usual mad dash around the city’s historical sites and streets when not attending attendant graduation festivities! I’ve been to the Raleigh-Durham...
From: streets of salem on 10 Jun 2019

Joanne Freeman on “Hamilton: The Exhibition”

The Yale News recently interviewed Prof. Joanne Freeman about her work on Alexander Hamilton. The article explains:For a long time Freeman, professor of history and of American studies, was the only person she knew of who had much of an interest in Hamilton....
From: Boston 1775 on 6 Jun 2019

D-Day 75th Anniversary

Today is the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy during the Second World War.  So, the Second World War is front-page news today in news media around the world, and many of the reports have a direct link to my course on War in Film...

Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw Named Director of History at NPG in DC

From the press release (23 May 2019) . . . The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has appointed Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, undergraduate chair and associate professor of history of art at the University of Pennsylvania, as the museum’s new...
From: Enfilade on 2 Jun 2019

Getty Appoints Naoko Takahatake Curator of Prints and Drawings

Press release (May 2019) from The Getty: The Getty Research Institute (GRI) announced today the appointment of Naoko Takahatake as Curator of Prints and Drawings. “Naoko Takahatake is a gifted curator and has extensive expertise working with works...
From: Enfilade on 1 Jun 2019

Hogarth’s ‘William Wollaston and His Family’ to Remain in Leicester

William Hogarth, William Wollaston and His Family in a Grand Interior, signed and dated 1730, oil on canvas, 99 × 125 cm (Leicester: New Walk Museum and Art Gallery). ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ Press release (24 May 2019)...
From: Enfilade on 31 May 2019

Lonnie Bunch to Lead the Smithsonian

From the press release (28 May 2019). . . Photo of Lonnie Bunch III, by Michael Barnes, Smithsonian Institution Archives. Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents announced today it elected Lonnie G. Bunch III, director of the Smithsonian’s...
From: Enfilade on 29 May 2019

Hogarth’s Noise Goes on Display in London

The Foundling Museum in London is mounting a new exhibit focusing on the visual artist William Hogarth in an innovative way:Hogarth & the Art of Noise will reveal Hogarth’s innovative use of sound, introducing visitors to a previously unexplored...
From: Boston 1775 on 24 May 2019

Around the Table: Chat with a Scholar

This month on Around the Table, I have the pleasure of sharing a conversation with architectural historian Sarah Milne. She was introduced to an early modern English manuscript in the archives while researching another project. That text, the Dinner Book...
From: The Recipes Project on 21 May 2019

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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.

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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:

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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.