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October

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Several scandalous and malicious written bills stuck up in many public places about town.” William Tweed was angry.  As he strolled through the streets of Charleston in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Oct 2021

October 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The newest fashionable muffs [and] tippets.” A woodcut depicting a muff and tippet adorned the advertisements that the partnership of Fromberger and Siemon placed in the Pennsylvania...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Oct 2021

Open Opportunities

Ceræ is an open-access, award-winning, peer-reviewed journal directed by a committee of international graduate students and early career researchers. We are united in our commitment to open access publishing, the innovative possibilities of the digital...
From: CERAE Impressions: A Blog on 13 Oct 2021

October 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Staffordshire and Liverpool WARE-HOUSE In KING-STREET.” Ebenezer Bridgham launched a regional advertising campaign for his “Staffordshire and Liverpool WARE-HOUSE In...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Oct 2021

October 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Fifes, Violins, Powder, / Lead, Shott, / Steel, &c.” Gilbert Deblois used graphic design to increase the likelihood that his newspapers advertisements would attract...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Oct 2021

October 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Some evil-minded Person or Persons have attempted to destroy a new Store.” John Carter, the printer of the Providence Gazette, did not include much local news in the October...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Oct 2021

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for October 2021

Books I have lots of stuff for November, but only one new book on my tracking sheet for this month – Susan Doran’s Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens which is tied to the new British Library exhibition mentioned below. It’s due out...
From: TudorHistory.org Blog on 1 Oct 2021

Tirania

Ferdinand VII, seated on a throne on a low platform inscribed “TIRANIA”, is flanked by two advisers, the Devil on the left and a friar on the right. At the friar’s feet, in the foreground, a demon burns newspapers with a firebrand. Tortures of the...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 1 Oct 2021

SCEMS Autumn Schedule 2021

SCEMS Autumn Semester 2021 We are delighted to be hosting a selection of events this semester both in person and online, including lectures, seminars, and masterclasses. See below for our upcoming events: Thursday 7th October, 17:15– Maxine Berg (Warwick)...
From: SCEMS on 30 Sep 2021

September 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Bickerstaff’s Boston ALMANCK, For the Year 1772.” With the arrival of fall in 1771 newspaper advertisements for almanacs for 1772 became more numerous and more extensive. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Sep 2021

This Week on Dispatches: Jonathan Curran on Public Opinion and the Whiskey Rebellion

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews USMA instructor and JAR contributor Jonathan Curran on his research into how public opinion about those... The post This Week on Dispatches: Jonathan Curran on Public Opinion and the Whiskey Rebellion...

September 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “To be Sold by OLIVER SMITH, at the Golden Mortar.” Oliver Smith, an apothecary, promoted a variety of remedies in an advertisement in the September 19, 1771, edition of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Sep 2021

Reflections on the Premodern Performance Culture Network’s ‘New Directions’ symposium

In July 2021, Premodern Performance Cultures hosted a two-day online symposium exploring New Directions in Premodern Performance. We heard a range of fascinating papers from scholars and practitioners, and engaged in lots of conversations (still ongoing)...
From: Early English Drama & Performance on 17 Sep 2021

Bulletin Seeks New Editor

The Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies is the official peer-reviewed journal of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies. *** Call for General Editor:  The Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 13 Sep 2021

Programme: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2021 – Decolonising Travel Studies: Sources and Approaches

10-12 November 2021University of Warwick (online via Zoom) Programme (pdf) (All times are GMT+0/UTC) The Hakluyt Society, the Global History and Culture Centre (GHCC) at the University of Warwick, and Medieval and Early Modern Orients (MEMOs),...
From: Richard who? on 13 Sep 2021

September 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Staffordshire and Liverpool Ware House, In King Stret BOSTON.” As summer turned to fall in 1771, Ebenezer Bridgham, the proprietor of the “Staffordshire and Liverpool...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Sep 2021

Examining Public Opinion during the Whiskey Rebellion

The Whiskey Rebellion often falls into the background of the Federalist Era, overshadowed by the rise of a divisive two-party political system. This armed... The post Examining Public Opinion during the Whiskey Rebellion appeared first on Journal of the...

30th Anniversary of Robert Carter’s ‘Deed of Gift’

Staggered over time, the manumission took decades to complete. A certificate of freedom for one of the freedmen reads, “Dennis Johnston, a Male Negro aged about twenty seven years of dark Complexion five feet ten or eleven inches, stout and well made...
From: Enfilade on 6 Sep 2021

September

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Those who have taken subscriptions of others, [send] their lists … to the Publisher.” In the course of just a few days late in the summer of 1771, readers in New England,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Sep 2021

September 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The List of Subscribers will be committed to the Press in a few Weeks.” When John Dunlap set about publishing “ALL THE POETICAL WRITINGS, AND SOME OTHER PIECES, OF THE...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Sep 2021

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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

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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:

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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.