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CALL FOR PAPERS: An Anatomy of England: Material culture and early modern character sketches

ONE-DAY CONFERENCE: 8 Nov. 2019Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines – Paris Saclay, Laboratoire DYPAC (Dynamiques Patrimoniales et Culturelles) EA 2449The early 17th century vogue for the literary genre of the character sketch...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 8 Nov 2019

New Starts part

Last week I wrote about the first of my two small research projects, so this week I want to introduce the second: Fake News and Facts in Topical Ballads. This will be a digital humanities project which will use corpus data analysis to look at the links...
From: Early Modern Ballads on 13 Sep 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS: 'Locating the Ancient World in Early Modern Subversive Thought'

Newcastle University, 12th-14th April 2018Dichotomies have long been used to define the intellectual developments of early modern Europe - reason and faith; authority and subversion; science and humanism; radicalism and tradition; heterodoxy and orthodoxy...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 12 Apr 2018

Digitization is the Order of the Day at the Newberry Library

There are many great resources available to historians of the French Revolution outside of France. The Newberry Library in Chicago is one of them. Fortunately for scholars of the revolution, the Newberry has just completed a massive undertaking. They...
From: Age of Revolutions on 10 Jul 2017

August 1

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Newport Mercury (August 11, 1766).“DIRECTIONS for making calcined or PEARL ASHES.” Advertisements associated with the potash industry appeared quite regularly in colonial...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Aug 2016

May 16

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Rind’s Virginia Gazette (May 16, 1766).“THE Publisher of the GAZETTE, will esteem it as a Favour.” Special circumstances prompt me to deviate from the usual “featured...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 May 2016

April 29

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Newport Mercury (April 28, 1766).“Just published, and to be sold by the Printer hereof, CONSIDERATIONS upon the RIGHTS of the COLONISTS.” When the Stamp Act was repealed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Apr 2016

Publishing Against the King: French Civil War Pamphlets

From 1648 to 1653 a civil war, known as the Fronde, raged in France, with the nobility and most of the people of France on one side, and the royal government under the child-king Louis XIV and his hated chief minister, Cardinal Mazarin, on the other....
From: The Collation on 24 Jun 2015

History of Science Pamphlets

Some time back I stumbled across Brain Washing From Phone Towers and was immediately intrigued by anybody producing pamphlets today,[1] especially pamphlets that deal with any aspect of the history of science. Sarah Nicholls is the genius behind Brain...
From: Darin Hayton on 9 Feb 2014

Winstanley’s Anti-Quaker Almanacs from the 1670s

Haverford’s Quaker & Special Collections has three amusing 17th-century almanacs: A Yea and Nay Almanack for the People Call’d by the Men of the World Quakers for 1678, 1679, and 1680. The three are bound together in one volume.[1] Title page...
From: Darin Hayton on 7 Feb 2014

Guest Post: Rediscovering the Pamphlisphere

Guest poster, Ariel Ron, a visiting research associate at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, considers the links between pamphleteering in early America and contemporary blogging.
From: The Junto on 12 Sep 2013

Reverend Seabury’s Pamphlet War

Rev. Samuel Seabury Rev. Samuel Seabury was the rector of St. Peter’s Church in West Chester, New York (West Chester was a village in Westchester County where Seabury lived).  A very large and strong-willed man, Seabury strongly supported the Stamp...

False Provenance and News Networks: The Deceptions of Edwarde Allde

A Guest Post on News Networks this week, from the ever-excellent avoidingthebears.wordpress.com: 13 August 1621 was a bad day for the printer Edward Allde. Along with the bookseller Thomas Archer, he was summoned before the court of the Stationers’...
From: Early Modern News Networks on 7 May 2013

Celebrating Pride and Prejudice: Jane Austen Poster print and Pride & Prejudice collection

Congratulations to the four winners of the previous two books contests, which ended on April 1 and April 3 respectively. They are Raquel M. for Jane Austen’s World, Brenda B for The Jane Austen Handbook, and Rosalie A. and Monica Z. for Pride and...
From: Jane Austen's World on 4 Apr 2013

The Folger’s Mazarinades: Libraries within Libraries

A guest post by Kathryn Gucer In 1652, Gabriel Naudé argued passionately for the importance of libraries and collecting books in a brief pamphlet, Advis a nosseigneurs de Parliament. Naudé repudiates a proposal by the parliament of Paris to break up...
From: The Collation on 28 Jan 2013

Plagiarism in 17th-Century Pamphlets?

Wholesale plagiarism is was common in early printed books. Printers, book sellers, and readers even had a word for it:...
From: Darin Hayton on 26 Jan 2013

Journée d’étude: « Mazarinades et pamphlets :l’écriture de l’événement à Bordeaux (XVIIe-XVIIIe siècle) »

Avec les mazarinades et les pamphlets, l’écriture ne se borne pas toujours à relater l’événement, elle le crée parfois. Cette faculté caractérise un jeu avec la réalité que l’on trouve dans des libelles qui imitent des documents officiels...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 4 Jan 2013

John Milton and “pamphlet pandemonium.”

This post will digest some of my recent archival research into a story about one of the foremost canonical authors in the English tradition and his entanglements with an untrustworthy category of Renaissance printed matter – the pamphlet. Pamphlets,...
From: Vade Mecum on 20 Dec 2012

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.