The Early Modern Commons

Search Results for "anniversaries"

Showing 1 - 20 of 70

Your search for posts with tags containing anniversaries found 70 posts

New Book | Culloden: Battle & Aftermath

Friday is the 275th anniversary of the battle of Culloden (fought on 16 April 1746). To mark the anniversary, the National Trust for Scotland will present a series of online events on Saturday, 17 April, entitled Culloden: A Place Worth Protecting. Paul...
From: Enfilade on 13 Apr 2021

Exhibition | Beethoven Moves

Installation view of the exhibition Beethoven Moves, with John Baldessari’s Beethoven’s Trumpet (with Ear) Opus #132, 2007, resin, fiberglass, bronze, aluminum, electronics. Photo by Mark Niedermann for Tom Postma Design. ◊  ◊ ...
From: Enfilade on 27 Dec 2020

Christmas Suffragist Style

A great friend gave me the lovely gift of a Suffragist ornament the other day: I prominently placed it on my tree and went out to look for more. We were going to have no ornaments this year, just lights (actually, I didn’t even want a tree, or lights,...
From: streets of salem on 12 Dec 2020

Grinling Gibbons Society Looks to Tercentenary in 2021

The joys of thinking about next year! This announcement from the Grinling Gibbons Society: Grinling Gibbons Society: Carving a Place in History The Grinling Gibbons Society is a newly-formed membership organisation and charity at the centre of planning...
From: Enfilade on 21 Nov 2020

Fall Lecture Series | Piranesi Turns 3

From the series flyer: Piranesi Turns 300: A Lecture Series Zoom Presentations, Organized by the University of South Carolina To commemorate the tricentennial of Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s birth on 4 October 1720, the Digital Piranesi at the University...
From: Enfilade on 17 Sep 2020

Suffrage Stories

I apologize for my disappearance without a heads-up: the combination of computer problems and travel rendered me postless for a week! I am back with the first of what will be a series of reading lists for the summer, but first some big news: I’ve...
From: streets of salem on 4 Jul 2020

Women on a Pedestal

Obviously statues have been in the news of late, so I thought I would tap into the national (and international) focus by looking at some of our country’s more notable monuments to women, either striving for the franchise or striving in general,...
From: streets of salem on 13 Jun 2020

: the Commemorative Year

One of the major themes of this blog has been how we remember history: what we choose to remember, what we choose to celebrate (or exploit), and what we choose to forget or ignore. This year promises to be very interesting in the realm of “anniversary...
From: streets of salem on 1 Jan 2020

Blake’s ‘Ancient of Days’ on St. Paul’s Dome

A reproduction of William Blake’s The Ancient of Days from 1827 projected by Tate Britain onto St Paul’s Cathedral in London, 2019 (Photo by Alex Wojcik for Tate) ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊ There’s...
From: Enfilade on 1 Dec 2019

Now I feel even worse for the Romanovs

I’ve had this dreadful summer chest cold over the last week or so; it’s taking forever to go away. I have tried to go about business as usual, but it persists, so on Monday I just laid in bed all day determined to vanquish it with as much...
From: streets of salem on 17 Jul 2019

A River of Molasses

Today marks a big disaster anniversary in our region: the centennial anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood of January 15, 1919, which killed 21 people, injured 150, and laid waste to several blocks of the North End of Boston. I don’t really have...
From: streets of salem on 15 Jan 2019

Exhibition | Silent Night Turns

From the Salzburg Museum, in celebration of the song’s 200th anniversary (with nine exhibition sites in all) . . . Silent Night 200: The Story, the Message, the Present Stille Nacht 200: Geschichte, Botschaft, Gegenwart Salzburg Museum, 29 September...
From: Enfilade on 24 Dec 2018

Fireworks for the Fifth

I’ve been immersed in seventeenth-century English instructional texts during my sabbatical, so it wasn’t difficult to find directions for fireworks for Guy Fawkes Night. Whether it was the foiled Gunpowder plot or the aspirational magnificence...
From: streets of salem on 5 Nov 2018

1918

I like to run through Salem’s larger cemeteries because I’m not the best runner so I really don’t want a (live) audience. Last weekend I did something to my back, so instead of jogging yesterday morning, I was walking around...
From: streets of salem on 27 Sep 2018

The Worst Day/Samuel Wardwell

I always think about the Salem Witch Trials in September, as the cumulative hysteria of 1692 was coming to a close with the execution of the last eight victims on September 22. Every year at this time I ponder a particular aspect of the accusations and...
From: streets of salem on 22 Sep 2018

Hawthorne Summer

Every single year I think about Nathaniel Hawthorne in the first week of July, as his birthday was on July 4, but this particular summer he—or his inspiration–is everywhere in Salem as this year marks the 350th anniversary of the house most...
From: streets of salem on 2 Jul 2018

The Golden Age of Pageantry

My title does not refer to the made-up medieval era but rather to the first decades of the twentieth century–when civic pageants reigned on both sides of the Atlantic! Datewise, we’re right in the midst of the anniversaries of Salem’s...
From: streets of salem on 12 Jun 2018

Reading and Conference | Walpole’s ‘The Mysterious Mother’

Presented by the Lewis Walpole Library and the YCBA: Horace Walpole’s The Mysterious Mother: A Staged ReadingYale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2 May 2018 As part of the year-long celebrations of the tercentenary of Horace Walpole’s birth,...
From: Enfilade on 16 Apr 2018

March On

The first of March: a notable historical day from my own geographical perspective, as it marks the anniversaries of both the incorporation of the first English “city” in North America, my hometown of York, Maine (in 1642), and the commencement...
From: streets of salem on 1 Mar 2018

In love with Lord Byron

On My Thirty-Third BirthdayJANUARY 22 1821  Through life’s dull road, so dim and dirty,I have dragg’d to three-and-thirty.What have these years left to me?Nothing – except thirty-three. Lord Byron did not like birthdays. He intentionally...
From: The History of Love on 22 Jan 2018

Page 1 of 41234Last »

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.