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Analysis of the London ball-room

Title: Analysis of the London ball-room : in which is comprised, The history of the polite art, from the earliest period, interspersed with characteristic observations on each of its popular divisions of country dances, which contain a selection of the...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 20 Aug 2021

M. A. Charpentier - Te Deum

 "Te Deum" by Marc-Antoine Charpentier,composed for the victory of the Battle of Steinkirk, 1692.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 3 Aug 2021

Jamming together: Recreating improvised seventeenth-century musical divisions

We are delighted to host this guest post from Nina Kümin, a PhD candidate in music performance and baroque improvisation at the University of York. The pleasure of your company is requested for a seventeenth-century jam session! One of the main forms...
From: Middling Culture on 29 Jul 2021

Guest post by Alice McVeigh ‘Susan: A Jane Austen Prequel’

This week I am delighted to welcome another guest to All Things Georgian. Today’s guest is Alice McVeigh, a London ghost writer and professional cellist, who has spent over fifteen years performing with orchestras including the BBC Symphony and the...
From: All Things Georgian on 12 Jul 2021

John O’Keeffe (1747-1833), the blind playwright

I love introducing new guests to All Things Georgian and I’m excited to welcome Lynda O’Keeffe, researcher, writer and storyteller, today to tell us about John O’Keeffe (1747-1833), the blind playwright. As her name denotes, she is an ancestor...
From: All Things Georgian on 7 Jul 2021

“Mounted on the goat richly caparisoned for the occasion”

Robert Donkin was born in 1727 and by the eventful year of 1745 was an officer in the British army. In the Seven Years’ War he served as an aide to Gen. Thomas Fowke and Gen. William Rufane. In 1772 Capt. Donkin married Mary Collins, daughter of a clergyman....
From: Boston 1775 on 19 Jun 2021

18th Century Song, guest post by erAto

It’s always lovely to welcome guests to All Things Georgian and today I’m welcoming back the author, erAto who writes historic 18th century fiction, who will share with us information about 18th century songs. My Exenchester Series is a dark and...
From: All Things Georgian on 16 Jun 2021

Literary Review: The Musical Human by Michael Spitzer; A Life in Music by Nicholas Kenyon

The first note known to have sounded on Earth was an E natural. It was produced some 165 million years ago by a katydid, a kind of cricket, rubbing its wings together – a fact deduced by scientists from the insect’s remains, preserved in amber. Consider...
From: Mathew Lyons on 3 Jun 2021

Getting to Know George III

From the Historic Royal Palaces we hear that Kew Palace in London will reopen to the vaccinated public on 4 June with a new exhibition: “George III: The Mind Behind the Myth.” As assembled by curator Polly Putnam, this exhibit will reveal facets of...
From: Boston 1775 on 18 May 2021

Music from the Thirty Years' War

 William Lawes: The Royal Consort Sett 1 - 0:00 John Dowland: The King of Denmark his Galliard - 6:45 Pierre Phalese: Pavane de la Guerre - 8:30 Pierre Phalese: Gailliarde de la Guerre - 11:33 Josquin Desprez: Adieu mes Amours...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 12 May 2021

May 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “An ODE set to Music, consecrated to the memory the Rev. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” In the months immediately after the death of George Whitefield on September 30, 1770, a...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 May 2021

Singing for the Lord Mayor’s Show (in 1620!)

Back in October last year, I was really pleased to record the two part song for the Lord Mayor’s Show in 1620, for Prof Tracey Hill to use as part of her live-tweeting of the show. As far as we know, it hasn’t been heard in the intervening...
From: Early Modern Ballads on 30 Apr 2021

Can America Rock Again?

Earlier this month the Washington Post pubished Prof. Paul Ringel’s essay about Schoolhouse Rock, A.B.C.’s interstitial Saturday morning cartoon, and how it handled the nation’s history.Ringel wrote: “Schoolhouse Rock,” the...
From: Boston 1775 on 28 Apr 2021

Easter in Jane Austen’s Day: a pastiche of information

Happy Easter, gentle readers. Many of the customs followed in the early 19th century by Jane Austen and her family are still followed today in one fashion or another. For this blog post, I have gathered information already known to many, and some that...
From: Jane Austen's World on 4 Apr 2021

Favila, “The Sound of Profession Ceremonies in Novohispanic Convents,” JSAM, 2019

Cesar D. Favila, “The Sound of Profession Ceremonies in Novohispanic Convents,” Journal of the Society for American Music 13/2 (2019).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 12 Mar 2021

The forgotten story of Silent Night

Silent Night is one of the best-known songs in the world. It has been translated into over 200 languages and one version alone, Bing Crosby’s 1937 recording, sold over 30 million copies. But who knows anything of its authors? The lyrics to Silent...
From: Mathew Lyons on 16 Feb 2021

Medieval Architecture, Early Modern Music, and Covid Vaccinations

Salisbury Cathedral is currently serving as a Covid-19 vaccination site in the United Kingdom. The soaring medieval architecture provides a vast, airy space for health care providers and British citizens getting vaccinated. Salisbury Cathedral (New...

Virtual Visits to Trenton on the Battle Anniversary

Today is the anniversary of the first and more famous Battle of Trenton. This year, in lieu of a reenactment and other in-person events, the Old Barracks Museum is hosting a series of online presentations. This means that those of us from outside the...
From: Boston 1775 on 26 Dec 2020

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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:

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.