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New Podcast: BSPHS & Historias – Brenneis, “Research on Lockdown”

The Bulletin of Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies is launching a new podcast in cooperation with Historias. The first podcast is hosted by Sara J. Brenneis, “Research on Lockdown: Digital Scholarship in Madrid during the COVID-19 Pandemic,”...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 5 Mar 2021

“Moving Beyond the Military Revolution” by Scott K Taylor (me) in the BSPHS, 2019

Scott K Taylor, “Moving Beyond the Military Revolution,” review article in the Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies 44/1 (2019): 163-70.
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 14 Jan 2020

John Hancock’s Busy Month of May 1768

On 9 May 1768, A couple of weeks after the Customs Commissioners failed in their attempt to have John Hancock prosecuted for interfering with their employees, another of Hancock’s ships arrived in Boston harbor.“Barnard from Madeira,”...
From: Boston 1775 on 10 Jun 2018

Le Portugal de Voltaire: un royaume sans lumières

Honoré Daumier, jésuite cherchant à détériorer la statue de Voltaire. Lithographie parue dans Le Charivari du 22 septembre 1869. Voltaire a très tôt développé une piètre opinion...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 24 Oct 2017

Finding Shakespeare Blog Round-up: September 2017

Take a look at the latest blog posts from the collections team at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Sharing Shakespeare Souvenirs: The Postcards (1 September) Postcards have long provided affordable souvenirs and offer a fascinating record of change...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 1 Oct 2017

President Adams’s Birthday Celebrated—in Lisbon

Though there was no public observation of President John Adams’s birthday in Philadelphia in 1797, one branch of the small U.S. government definitely celebrated it. William Loughton Smith was a fervent Federalist from Charleston, South Carolina....
From: Boston 1775 on 23 Oct 2016

Palm Trees and Potions: On Portuguese Pharmacy Signs

By Benjamin Breen Anyone who has walked in a European city at night will be familiar with the glow of them: a vivid and snakelike green, slightly eerie when encountered on a lonely street, beautiful in the rain. They were once neon; now most are...
From: The Recipes Project on 2 Aug 2016


What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (May 22, 1766).“MADEIRA, Fyall and Lisbon Wine, by the Quarter Cask, Dozen, or lesser Quantity.” In the 1760s many advertisements announced that merchants...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 May 2016

Call for Submissions: Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

The Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies is stronger than ever before after switching to an open source format – at the recent ASPHS conference, David Messenger reported that record numbers of people are downloading the articles....
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 24 Mar 2015

First-Person Holder

Noah J. Nelson of Turnstyle via the Huffington Post recently profiled a new videogame—or is that the right term?“Thralled is an interactive experience about a runaway slave in 18th-century Brazil who becomes traumatized over the disappearance of her...
From: Boston 1775 on 2 Aug 2014

Report on the Mass in London with the Portuguese Ambassador

A month ago, I posted on this special event, Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Gregory, the Ordinariate parish in that part of London to honor the Portuguese Ambassador to the Court of St. James. The Ordinariate has now reported on the event...

Embassy Chapels in London and the Mass

Here's some more interesting news from the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham: a special Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Gregory, the Ordinariate parish in that part of London to honor the Portuguese Ambassador to the Court of St....

Pyramid Found Off Coast of Azores

The Portuguese American Journal reports that although the Azores were uninhabited when the Portuguese found and colonized them, a new finding of a pyramid, offshore of Terceira, is just the latest archaeological evidence that humans lived on the islands...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 27 Sep 2013

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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.

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Caveats and Work in Progress

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

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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.