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March 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Will be READ, The Beggar’s OPERA.” An itinerant performer toured New England in the fall of 1769, placing newspaper advertisements to promote his performances...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Mar 2020

Pass Ye Remote: A Quest for Early Modern Entertainment Through Online Learning Resources

Welcome to Elizabethan England via the digital world! We’re lucky to have a range of exciting and innovative online resources at our disposal that make it possible to explore the entertainment and cultural activities of early modern England through...
From: Before Shakespeare on 16 Mar 2020

November 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (November 3, 1769). “Tickets for Admission to be had … at the Printing-Office.” The tour continued! In the fall of 1769 an itinerant performer...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Nov 2019

October 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (October 10, 1769). “Will be READ, A Ballad OPERA.” Advertisements in colonial newspapers reveal aspects of popular culture in colonial America, everything...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Oct 2019

Hereditary Theatrical Families Project: Anson & Emery

Pollie Emery c. 1900 The aim of this project is to continue and expand the work of theatre historian John Malcolm Bulloch who, after many years of genealogical research compiled his Theatrical Heredity trees. These were published in the Who’s Who...
From: Abraham Adcock on 8 Oct 2019

September 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (September 28, 1769). “Will be READ, THE BEGGARS OPERA.” The itinerant performer who staged a one-man rendition of The Beggar’s Opera in Providence...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Sep 2019

Once more into your breeches, dear friends….

‘An actress at her toilet, or Miss Brazen just breecht ‘(i.e. putting on breeches), by John Colley. Researching for my next-book-but-one (Sex and Sexuality in the Georgian era) my mind wandered into the territory of what was considered physically...
From: Georgian Gentleman on 11 Jul 2019

July 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (July 6, 1769). “DANIEL GRANT … HAS now opened a HOUSE of ENTERTAINMENT.” A nascent hospitality and tourism industry emerged in America in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Jul 2019

Montpelier Tea Gardens, Cricket and Uncle George

Walworth Road, 1779 courtesy of the Cuming Collection During the late 1780s, my 4xgreat uncle, George Aram settled in Newington, Surrey after having left the Norfolk coast for business opportunities in London. By 1793 he was a licensed victualler working...
From: Abraham Adcock on 1 Jun 2019

The pirates are coming, the pirates are coming

Michael Michilli, a Yale, Michigan resident also known as Captain Fishbones, is planning to lead a group of Michigan "pirate entertainers" attending Sarnia's Tall Ships Celebration in August.Information about the Tall Ships Celebration can be found online...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 20 Mar 2019

Bathurst Community Diary | The Redcoats will be there with pistol and sword duels.

https://www.westernadvocate.com.au/story/5945587/whats-on-living-history-in-a-day-of-historical-re-enactments-and-displays/?cs=146
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 13 Mar 2019

December 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (December 9, 1768).“[B]OSTON Nov. 20. An Advertisement.” The December 9, 1768, edition of the New-London Gazette included an advertisement reprinted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Dec 2018

“this bit of superb frivolity” the Meschianza

Reading SARAH LOGAN FISHER’s diary, it is difficult to appreciate the “bright” side (for some) of the British occupation of Philadelphia. The inhabitants were short of provisions. Firewood was scarce, as was hard cash. Officers moved...
From: In the Words of Women on 1 Dec 2018

October 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (October 27, 1768).“A grand set of Fire-works.” The proprietors of Ranelagh Garden advertised leisure activities, especially fireworks displays, to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Oct 2018

October 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (October 24, 1768).“IN seventeen hundred and sixty-eight, / Of a runaway servant I’ll relate.” A curious advertisement appeared in the October...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Oct 2018

Pop Joan Board Game.

Pope Joan game board is carved from wood and painted.  It is made from a cut-out wooden circle and is 12 1/2 inches in diameter.More Information Here: https://www.heraldnet.com/life/pope-joan-game-was-popular-pastime-in-18th-century-homes/
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 7 Oct 2018

September

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (September 2, 1768).“IT is with much Regret I find myself obliged to appear in Print against my Husband.” A week ago the Adverts 250 Project featured...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Sep 2018

August 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (August 26, 1768).“Mrs. Sarah Wiggens’s APPEAL … will be in our next.” The August 26, 1768, edition of the New-Hampshire Gazette included...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Aug 2018

August 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (August 1, 1768).“One of the most beautiful Animals, call’d, The LEOPARD.” In addition to an array of consumer goods and services,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Aug 2018

Sunday Short Takes

Yes, really, a Sunday Short Takes!! I finally had a confluence of enough stuff to post and time to actually post it. First up – a couple of competitions are back this year! * Tudor Ghost Story Competition at On the Tudor Trail * Tudor Calendar Competition...
From: TudorHistory.org Blog on 22 Jul 2018

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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.