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January 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “As Advertising is attended with Expence to the College, ’tis earnestly requested that it need not be repeated.” When Rhode Island College (Now Brown University)...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jan 2021

Picture of the Week #635

Cross stitch of Catherine of Aragon’s badge and other mementos at her grave in Peterborough Cathedral. Photo May 2015 Since I didn’t do a books and events round-up for this month because of the continued delays, etc. due to the pandemic, I...
From: Blog on 18 Jan 2021

January 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A POEM on the Execution of William Shaw.” True crime!  News of the murder of Edward East circulated widely in New England.  The Massachusetts Gazette and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Jan 2021

January 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Stop the Felons!” Although colonial newspapers carried stories about a variety of events, much of the crime reporting appeared among the advertisements.  Rather...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Jan 2021

AWA’s Conservation of Ferroni’s Pair of Hospital Paintings

An aerial view of conservators in their studio with Saint John of God Heals Plague Victims (1756) by Violante Ferroni; its pendant Saint John of God Feeds the Poor is also being conserved. Photo by Francesco Cacchiani / Advancing Women Artists. ◊ ...
From: Enfilade on 4 Jan 2021

January 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Happy New Year!” On January 1, 1771, subscribers to the Massachusetts Spy received a bonus sheet, not from the printer but instead from “The LAD who carries...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Jan 2021

Caroline Remond Putnam

Faithful readers of this blog will know that I am captivated by the Remonds, an African-American family of ten who lead exemplary lives of advocacy, activism and entrepreneurialism in Salem in the nineteenth-century, often centered around Hamilton Hall,...
From: streets of salem on 26 Dec 2020

December 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Royal Exchange Tavern … will be opened this Day as a COFFEE-HOUSE.” When Abigail Stoneman opened a new coffeehouse in Boston in December 1770, she attempted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Dec 2020

The Disposition of a Directress

Well I have to admit that I’m feeling pleased with myself this week as I have finished a challenging on-line semester of four courses while writing a book, my blog has reached its 10th anniversary, and I’m wrapping up my #SalemSuffrage Saturdays!...
From: streets of salem on 19 Dec 2020

December 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The late Rev. and pious Mr. Whitefield favoured the World a few years ago with his opinion of this work.” In December 1770, John Fleeming distributed subscription notices...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Dec 2020

November 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Ames’s ALMANACK is now in the Press, and will be published in a few Days.” Was it news or advertising or both?  Thomas Fleet and John Fleet, printers of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Nov 2020

Michael Yonan—Alan Templeton Professor of European Art, UC Davis

Michael Yonan has been named the inaugural Alan Templeton Endowed Professor of European Art, 1600–1830, at the University of California, Davis. Professor Yonan received his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and taught previously...
From: Enfilade on 18 Nov 2020

November 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Just received per the Hopewell … 53 56.” John Morton’s advertisement for a “Neat and general Assortment of Good suitable for the Season”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Nov 2020

Funding: 2020 Desmond Guinness Scholarship

The Desmond Guinness Scholarship 2020 is currently open for applications. The scholarship is awarded annually by the Irish Georgian Society to an applicant or applicants engaged in research on the visual arts of Ireland including the work of Irish architects,...

Funding: R.J. Hunter Research Bursary Scheme

The Royal Irish Academy is pleased to welcome applications for the R.J. Hunter Research Bursary, for amounts up to a maximum of €2,500 for research on aspects of Ulster history during the period 1500-1800. The R.J. Hunter Research Bursary scheme...

New member publication: Women’s Patronage and Gendered Cultural Networks in Early Modern Europe

Congratulations to ANZAMEMS member Adelina Modesti on the publication of her new book, Women’s Patronage and Gendered Cultural Networks in Early Modern Europe. Vittoria della Rovere, Grand Duchess of Tuscany (Routledge, 2020). This book examines...
From: ANZAMEMS Inc on 10 Nov 2020

November 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Said Negro was seen on board Capt. John Rogers’s Sloop.” When Pompey, an enslaved man, liberated himself by running away in the fall of 1770, Aaron Waitt enlisted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Nov 2020

Upcoming book releases for the rest of

My schedule for making these posts is just totally messed up these days, so I’m going to try to do a round-up for a few things I’ve missed and some books I’m anticipating will be released from now through the end of the year. Anything...
From: Blog on 8 Nov 2020

Today | HECAA Emerging Scholars Showcase

HECAA Emerging Scholars Showcase Online, Saturday, 7 November 2020, 2:00–3:30pm (EST) The first HECAA Emerging Scholars Showcase begins today at 2pm EST. Please join us via zoom to hear our first seven emerging scholars present their research. Each...
From: Enfilade on 7 Nov 2020

SCEMS Early Modern Discussion Group | Autumn

The Early Modern Discussion Group is delighted to announce its Autumn 2020 speakers. The EMDG is a postgraduate-led, interdisciplinary forum for discussion of a broad range of topics across the period c.1500-1800. Papers are given by postgraduate researchers...
From: SCEMS on 7 Nov 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:{search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

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.