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Art Detectives: William Hornby of Hornby’s Bank in Gainsborough

I’ve long been intrigued by a portrait on the Art UK website of a rather dishevelled and – quite frankly – eccentric figure, which, so the label claims, depicts William Hornby (incorrectly labelled as Hornsby) of Hornby’s Bank...
From: All Things Georgian on 27 Nov 2018

Cave Dwellers of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Known as the ‘rock houses’ they are a well-known feature of the town of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands and only a few miles away from Newstead Abbey, home of Lord Byron. A View in Newstead Park, belonging to the Rt. Hon. Lord...
From: All Things Georgian on 8 Nov 2018

Review: La donna che amava i colori

By Barbara Di Gennaro Splendore “They [the Italians] seem to commence everything with spirit to get tired of it before it is finished.”[1] Mary Marrifield’s letters from Italy to her husband are full of charming–and if you are...
From: The Recipes Project on 18 Oct 2018

Book Chapters: Graizbord & Lehfeldt in “Conversions”

Simon Ditchfield and Helen Smith, eds. Conversions: Gender and Religious Change in Early Modern Europe (Manchester University Press, 2017. David Graizbord, “The quiet conversion of a ‘Jewish’ woman in eighteenthcentury Spain.”...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 9 Oct 2018

Dido Elizabeth Belle – an update

As many of our readers are aware, over the past few months we have been researching the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle and her family in addition to our usual eclectic mix of posts. Some information about her life has now been in the public domain for a...
From: All Things Georgian on 4 Oct 2018

Sir John Floyer’s Pulse-watch

A longer version of this article first appeared in Staffordshire Life November 2017 – Sara L0012393 “The physician’s pulse watch”, Floyer, 1707-1710 Credit: Wellcome Library, London.  Most of us are familiar with having...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 3 Oct 2018

Talk About Change: LDNA at Festival of the Mind

Last weekend, Linguistic DNA & friends took over the Spiegeltent in Sheffield city centre, as part of the University’s Festival of the Mind. Spiegeltents are a Belgian invention–tents decorated internally with mirrors, creating the perfect...
From: Linguistic DNA on 28 Sep 2018

Contrasting Reactions to the Massachusetts Convention

Massachusetts towns had a range of responses to Boston’s invitation in September 1768 to come to a Convention in Faneuil Hall and discuss the province’s grievances. The 26 Sept 1768 Boston Gazette proudly ran a dispatch from Petersham in Worcester...
From: Boston 1775 on 27 Sep 2018

Visiting Stoneleigh Abbey, by Rachel Dodge

On a visit to see my relatives in Warwick, England, last month, I stopped at Stoneleigh Abbey. It was late in the day and the house tours had concluded, so I purchased a garden ticket and stepped through the wide, low door from the Gatehouse into the...
From: Jane Austen's World on 21 Sep 2018

September 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (September 21, 1768).“Whoever is inclinable to purchase the said sloop may treat with Mrs. Germain at her house in Savannah.” The September 21, 1768,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Sep 2018

Dido Elizabeth Belle portrait – BBC Fake or Fortune

For those of us who watched BBC’s Fake or Fortune recently which took a look at the stunning painting of Dido Elizabeth Belle and her cousin Lady Elizabeth, we were delighted that the team were finally been able to put a name to the artist which...
From: All Things Georgian on 13 Sep 2018

Walking the Pendle Witch Trail

One of the unexpected highlights of my work on the Inner Lives project has been my regular extracurricular jaunts into the East Anglian countryside in search of supernatural, and especially […]
From: Inner Lives on 13 Sep 2018

Discover the Huguenots of Spitalfields during October 2018

October is Huguenot Month and we’re delighted to promote this with Huguenots of Spitalfields who are holding a month of events to celebrate Huguenot history and enable people to discover more about these unique and talented people. Huguenots...
From: All Things Georgian on 6 Sep 2018

Lake of Flowers

'The Miracle of the Immobility of Santa Lucia'Leandro Bassano, using Florentine lakes.In the final part of Antonio Neri's 1612 book on glassmaking, [1] he presents several recipes that are devoted to pigments for painting. His intention for including...
From: Conciatore on 5 Sep 2018

September 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette (September 1, 1768).“Under the inspection of Mrs. BROADFIELD, whose knowledge and experience in that branch of business is well...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Sep 2018

Thomas Inglefield, an artist born without limbs

“Portrait in profile of a young man who lacks hands and legs beyond the knee; full-length, sitting on a cushion before a lectern on the right, drawing a tree with a pen held against his mouth using his left elbow.”–British Museum online...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 28 Aug 2018

Deerfield Symposium on “Fashion and Conflict,” 28-30 Sept.

On 28-30 September, Historic Deerfield will host its fall symposium on the topic of “Fashion and Conflict in Early America.”This event is designed to produce “an in-depth look at the broad meanings of conflict on clothing and textiles...
From: Boston 1775 on 16 Aug 2018

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.