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Workshop Report: Drugs and Drollery

It was an honour for the Wellcome Collection to join Intoxicating Spaces and a group of eminent scholars for an online workshop that took place on 21–22 January 2021 on Modes of Persuasion: Humour and the Promotion and Control of Intoxicants Past...
From: Intoxicating Spaces on 17 Feb 2021

Exits, Entries and the Allure of the Runaway Nun

Guest post by Gwen Seabourne, 17 February 2021. Entries on the rolls of judicial sessions in Yorkshire in 1304 and 1306 tell tales of disturbing events at two of the county’s convents. Representatives of Barkston Ash and the Ainsty informed...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 17 Feb 2021

February 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Wanted, a Negro Woman, that understands all Kinds of Houshold Work.” The Slavery Adverts 250 Project seeks to identify, remediate, and republish every advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Feb 2021

JANE AUSTEN’S SURREY: The Novels as Inspiration by Tony Grant

Inquiring readers: While our world travels have been curtailed during the COVID-19 pandemic, we can think of no better a way to take a tour than with Tony Grant, who has served as a guide in Jane Austen country for many years. Map of Surrey Jane Austen...
From: Jane Austen's World on 13 Feb 2021

Neri's Travels

 “Roma,” Antonio Neri,from Tesoro del Mondo (Neri 1598–1600).The length and breadth of Antonio Neri's travels are far greater in thumbnail biographies and off hand remarks than can be substantiated by actual documentation. While...
From: Conciatore on 1 Feb 2021

Jane Austen and Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary

What dictionary might Jane Austen have consulted? And how did Samuel Johnson undertake the monumental task of putting together a dictionary of the whole English language?
From: Jane Austen's World on 25 Jan 2021

January 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? SlaveryProvidence Gazette (January 12, 1771).“A Likely strong Negro Man.” On January 12, 1771, an advertisement for a “Likely strong Negro Man, about 28 Years...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Jan 2021

Bulk Medicine and Waged Labor in Eighteenth-Century London

By Zachary Dorner In the eighteenth century, druggists, chemists, and apothecaries began producing medicines in larger quantities for sale in a variety of markets, resulting in a more coherent manufacturing sector in Britain. Making medicines at...
From: The Recipes Project on 24 Dec 2020

December

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “On Wednesday next will be Published … Mr. West’s Sheet ALMANACK, For the Year 1771.” Advertisements for almanacs were ubiquitous in American newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Dec 2020

Exploring London’s Intoxicating Spaces Through Mudlarking

The River Thames as it flows through London is tidal, meaning twice per day part of the riverbed is exposed for a few hours. This area, known as the Thames foreshore, is a rich archive of (among other things) the remnants of two millennia of the city’s...
From: Intoxicating Spaces on 2 Dec 2020

The Ashburnham House fire

The British Library’s manuscript collection is built on that amassed by antiquarian Sir Robert Cotton in the early 17th century. Gifted to the nation in 1701, it was stored at Essex House on the Strand for several years before safety concerns led...
From: Mathew Lyons on 24 Nov 2020

November 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “NEW-ENGLAND ALMANACK, OR Lady’s and Gentleman’s DIARY, For the Year of our Lord 1771.” In eighteenth-century America, November was one of the most important...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Nov 2020

The Magiconomy of Early Modern England

New blogpost written for the Forms of Labour Project examining evidence from county quarter sessions court depositions of magic as a service industry. Featuring magical work activities, divination down-payments, and a wizard named Blind Burnie. via...
From: Ludicrus Histories on 5 Nov 2020

Beer, Wine, and Spirits: Reflections on Intoxicants and Ghosts

This spooky season – while holed up in an isolated North Yorkshire farmhouse in the shadow of a Bly-esque seventeenth-century manor – I’ve been thinking about the connections between intoxicants and ghosts, which don’t seem to...
From: Intoxicating Spaces on 31 Oct 2020

October 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “WANTED immediately, Fifteen likely NEGROES.” As it did in most issues, the Providence Gazette published on October 27, 1770, featured advertisements placed for various...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Oct 2020

What are the Similarities between the Rituals Surrounding Coffee and the Rituals Surrounding XTC?

Cathelijne van der Marel and Renate de Groot Alfa Academy Rituals Surrounding Coffee Coffee Moments The ritual of a coffee moment originates from the era of coffeeshops. Coffee was and is very popular, which resulted in a great number of people spending...
From: Intoxicating Spaces on 16 Oct 2020

History Today: Hans Holbein: The Artist in a Changing World by Jeanne Nuechterlein

In Augsburg’s Staatsgalerie Altdeutsche Meister there is a three-paneled painting illustrating the life of St Paul, painted by local artist Hans Holbein the Elder in 1504. Commissioned for the city’s Dominican convent of St Katherine, it includes,...
From: Mathew Lyons on 30 Sep 2020

Frazzled much? The challenges of writing fact-based historical fiction

I’ve been stuck for nearly a week over a chapter in the WIP. (The whip, I think ruefully, as I type those letters.) The problem has many causes. One is that I have a stubborn need to know where-the-heck my heroine (Elizabeth Tudor, in this instance)...
From: Baroque Explorations on 19 Sep 2020

September 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The ACADEMY in LEEDS … in England.” Readers of the Newport Mercury likely recognized many or even most of the names that appeared among the advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Sep 2020

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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.