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Catherine Andras, model-maker to royalty

Last week I visited the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin where I came across this item (with apologies for the atrocious photography): A wax model, housed in a wooden box, of Rose Bruce née Rainey (1728–1806), the widow of Samuel Bruce,...
From: Naomi Clifford on 18 Feb 2018

Criminal Lives exhibition at the London Metropolitan Archives

Criminal Lives: Punishing Old Bailey Convicts 1780–1925 is part of the AHRC Digital Panopticon project, which aims to integrate millions of records from around 50 datasets relating to the lives of 90,000 convicts from the Old Bailey. This is a compact...
From: Naomi Clifford on 17 Feb 2018

February 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Chronicle (February 15, 1768).“She continues to sell … the genuine flour of mustard.” Mary Crathorne advertised the mustard and chocolate she “manufactured”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Feb 2018

Women and the Gallows in Your Family History magazine

My article ‘Unfortunate Wretches’ on how I researched women executed in England and Wales in the late Georgian period for my book Women and the Gallows 1797–1837 was published in Your Family History magazine in their Criminal History...
From: Naomi Clifford on 15 Feb 2018

From Lexington to Vienna: Reporting Revolution in an Absolutist State

By Jonathan Singerton Long before “the shot heard round the world” at Lexington and Concord, Viennese readers of the local Wienerisches Diarium saw it coming. An editorial comment in their February 1775 edition told them so: “the rigid...
From: Age of Revolutions on 5 Feb 2018

Richard III Redux: Save the date

An exciting production touring Wales this March will be a new take on Shakespeare’s Richard III. The production asks: In this reimagining of Shakespeare’s Richard III, how does the story change, the character change, the body change, the acting...
From: Cardiff Shakespeare on 3 Feb 2018

ASPHS Newsletter, Fall 2017

ASPHS Newsletter, Vol 8 (Fall, 2017): Jessica A. Boon, “The Study of Religion as Social History: Imagining the Passion in Post-Convivencia Castile, c. 1500.” Timothy D. Walker, Report on “Tracking the Early Modern Drug Trade in...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 2 Feb 2018

The life and death of Jerry Abershaw, highwayman

My article Kennington, 1795: a highwayman’s dance of death on the gallows about Jerry Abershaw, who was executed at Kennington Common, Surrey, has just been published on vauxhallhistory.org. Abershaw (also known as Avershaw) was one of the...
From: Naomi Clifford on 31 Jan 2018

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for February 2018

How is is almost February already? (Yes, I probably say – or at least think – this every new year) Books Here’s one I missed from late last year – Four Queens and a Countess: Mary Queen of Scots, Elizabeth I, Mary I, Lady Jane...
From: TudorHistory.org Blog on 28 Jan 2018

Spa Fields riots: The raid on Beckwith’s gun shop

On 2 December 1816, Taunton solicitor Henry James Leigh wrote to his wife Anne Whitmarsh Waters from the New Hummums, the Covent Garden hotel where he habitually lodged when his business took him to London. He was up in town with his client George Lowman...
From: Naomi Clifford on 16 Jan 2018

Choice vs. Necessity

Last night’s public forum in the atrium of the Peabody Essex Museum, in which the museum leadership presented their arguments for why the Phillips Library collections “must” go to Rowley and a large crowd thrust and parried in opposition,...
From: streets of salem on 12 Jan 2018

Basic Instincts: The art of Joseph Highmore at the Foundling Museum

It is, of course, somewhat daft to review an exhibition after it has closed. It was all my own fault for leaving my visit to ‘Basic Instincts: The Art of Joseph Highmore’ at the Foundling Museum in London to the very last day. Still, my procrastination...
From: Naomi Clifford on 11 Jan 2018

JOIN, or DIE: Political and Religious Controversy Over Franklin’s Snake Cartoon

On May 9, 1751, Benjamin Franklin published a satirical article in the Pennsylvania Gazette commenting on British laws that allowed convicted felons to be... The post JOIN, or DIE: Political and Religious Controversy Over Franklin’s Snake Cartoon...

A Letter from the Publisher

Dear JAR Community, When Todd Andrlik approached me about taking the helm of the Journal of the American Revolution I was honored. Todd was... The post A Letter from the Publisher appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Sunday Short Takes

Welcome to 2018! I have some stuff from the end of 2017 – and a few new things – that didn’t get posted in my very lazy break from work. * Westminster Abbey’s attics yield a treasure trove of stained glass * Hull’s Henry...
From: TudorHistory.org Blog on 7 Jan 2018

Printed Paper Found In Blackbeard's Cannon. 1718 ad.

Image: Department of Natural and Cultural Resources."The researchers found 16 tiny fragments of paper in a mass of wet sludge crammed inside the chamber of a breech-loading cannon (how it got there is anyone's guess)". I very much doubt that this writer...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 6 Jan 2018

January 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (January 5, 1768).“At his store in Beaufort.” Samuel Grove advertised imported textiles and “a general assortment of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Jan 2018

Article & Book Review (Both on the Peruvian Bark!) in JHMAS, Oct 2016

The Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 71/4 (2016): Wouter Klein & Toine Pieters, “The Hidden History of a Famous Drug: Tracing the Medical and Public Acculturation of Peruvian Bark in Early Modern Western Europe (C. 1650-1720).”...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 4 Jan 2018

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for January 2018

Pretty light round-up to start 2018, but as always that probably means I’m missing a bunch of things! Books Amy Licence’s The Lost Kings: Lancaster, York and Tudor is now out in the US in hardcover after being released last summer in the UK....
From: TudorHistory.org Blog on 3 Jan 2018

Inches or centimeters?

A New Year’s Resolution (the sort that I regularly make and rarely keep) . . . This object seems like a perfect way to introduce my (largely) American students to the utility of the metric system in thinking about the sizes of works of art in centimeters...
From: Enfilade on 1 Jan 2018

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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.