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Lead Crystal

 Roemer type drinking glass c. 1677,George Ravenscroft.The entire fourth part of Antonio Neri's 1612 book L'Arte Vetraria is devoted to the preparation of lead glass, a forerunner of what is now commonly known as lead crystal. This section...
From: Conciatore on 30 Nov 2020

Welcome, Guest Curator Matthew Ringstaff

Matthew Ringstaff is a senior at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts.  He is majoring in History and minoring in Art History and Criminology.  He was born and raised in Sicklerville in southern New Jersey and never really left...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Nov 2020

Interview with Maria Volkonskaya from National Research University Higher School of Economics

Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from? I am a philologist from Moscow specializing in the history of the English language, and I completed my PhD at Lomonosov Moscow State University. My… More

November 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Stolen … a large Chesnut Canoe … taken away by Mr. Wait’s Negro.” In the fall of 1770, Samuel Clark placed an advertisement about a stolen canoe...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Nov 2020

‘Simplify me when I’m dead’: emotions and agency, an intersubjective and hauntological approach

Introduction I begin with Keith Douglas’s poem, Simplify me When I’m Dead (1946), whose title I incorporate in my own title. The poet’s imagining of what will be remembered of him after his death touches me as a historian and speaks...
From: Joanne Begiato Muses on History on 28 Nov 2020

The Prince of Wales, drunk as a skunk, staggering back from his club….

A nice print I hadn’t come across before, on the Lewis Walpole Library site. It came out in 1784 and shows the Prince of Wales returning from a heavy session at Brooks’s Club. He is wearing a Prince of Wales plume of feathers in his hat and...
From: Georgian Gentleman on 28 Nov 2020

Talking Black Tudors, Drake and Elizabeth I with Alice Roberts for Channel 4's Britain's Most Historic Towns: Elizabethan Plymouth episode!

With Professor Alice Roberts at Buckland Abbey in February 2020 Long, long ago, BC (Before Coronavirus), I travelled to Plymouth to be interviewed by Professor Alice Roberts for Channel 4's Britain's Most Historic Towns episode, Elizabethan...
From: Miranda Kaufmann - Blog on 27 Nov 2020

Report from Parnassus

 Rafael - El Parnaso (Vatican, Rome, 1511)Apollo on Parnassus, (fresco detail). In the spring of 1612, Italian glassmaker Antonio Neri finished writing L’Arte Vetraria, and the Holy Office of the Inquisition approved it for publication....
From: Conciatore on 27 Nov 2020

Uncertain legacies

The last will and testament of Anne Montague Macintosh. National Archives, PROB 11/1445/2. At intervals over the last week, I have gradually been piecing together the last will and testament of Macintosh’s wife, Anne Montague (known as Ann)....

How the Albanian Mafia Infiltrated the Government

By Logan Lafferty Organized crime increasingly became a problem in Albania in the 1990s, after the fall of its communist government. Crimes like blackmailing, intimidation and racketeering were constantly increasing. The disintegration of the Eastern...

November 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Those Customers who live in the Country are more particularly desired to pay some Attention to the above reasonable Request.” Extensive credit played an important role...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Nov 2020

Trouble with the In-laws? Marriage and Murder in Thirteenth-Century England

Posted by Sara M. Butler; 25 November 2020. On Saturday, June 15, 1287, an inquest was held at the king’s prison of Carlisle (Cumbria) into accusations against William le Macegrene of Langrigg, arrested and imprisoned for the homicide of Richard...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 25 Nov 2020

The Complex Life of Teresia Constantia Phillips Part One

Teresia Constantia Phillips, courtesan, bigamist and author of her autobiography, first appeared on the radar whilst researching the duchesses of Bolton, for our upcoming book, The History of the Dukes of Bolton which is due to be published very shortly...
From: All Things Georgian on 25 Nov 2020

The Joy of Shelf

Libraries closed…repositories inaccessible…research trips impossible. OK, let’s keep things in perspective – none of this is remotely as important as people’s lives and wellbeing. But there’s no doubt that the pandemic...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 25 Nov 2020

Online Seminar: New Books by Díaz Ceballos, Escribano, and Pérez Tostado Downey

Permanent Seminar Iberian Worlds and Early Globalization next Friday November 27th (18:00 CET) Chair: Bethany Aram (Universidad Pablo de Olavide)18:00 | Welcome Igor Pérez Tostado (coordinator PAI HUM 1000)18:05 | Jorge Díaz Ceballos,...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 24 Nov 2020

Greenwich Hearth Tax: Samuel Pepys, Greenwich and the Great Plague of 1665

Between January and June 2018, a shared learning project was run with the University of the Third Age in Greenwich. As with the London and Middlesex SLP, the team was charged with using the hearth tax returns as a starting point and following their interest...
From: Hearth Tax Online on 24 Nov 2020

Interview with Katherine Holderith, Durham University

Tell us a bit about yourself, where are you from? I originate from the Catskill Mountains of New York, but I have lived all over the northeast of the US, and now all over the… More

Parsnip Cakes to Fry

The stereotype of British cookery as nothing more than meat and potatoes post-dates the manuscript recipe books that I’ve been cooking from over the past six years. Potatoes are an American vegetable. They slowly rose to prominence in a cuisine...
From: Cooking in the Archives on 21 Nov 2020

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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

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.