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Recreating Revolutionary Cities: An Interview with Serena Zabin

By Molly Nebiolo More and more academics have turned to digital humanities to interrogate early modern history, which has led to an influx of 3D modeling projects of early urban spaces. Serena Zabin’s video game, Witness to the Revolution, is one...
From: Age of Revolutions on 29 Jun 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

Surviving the Revolution: We. the Revolution and RTTP

This is the third and final of a three-part series of reviews of We. the Revolution. By Robert D. Taber I came into We. The Revolution (We. hereafter) reflective of the ways Reacting to the Past (see Meghan Robert’s post here on Rousseau, Burke,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 31 Jul 2019

We. The Revolution: A Social History Review

This is the second review in our three-part series of reviews of We. the Revolution. By Zachary M. Stoltzfus Paris, the early 1790s. Various competing factions (royalists, the common people, revolutionaries), having overgrown the crumbling edifice of...
From: Age of Revolutions on 30 Jul 2019

Affecting Revolutionary Justice: A Review of We. The Revolution

This is part of a three-part series of reviews of We. the Revolution. By Daniel Arenas The “Reign of Terror” in France (1793-1794), too often conflated with the French Revolution itself, has a long history in the popular consciousness that...
From: Age of Revolutions on 29 Jul 2019

Gaming and Framing the Age of Revolution (1775-1848) in Thirty Figures

By Ben Marsh Link to survey: If you had to pick thirty historical figures whose lives and legacies collectively represented the Age of Revolution in c.1775-1848, then who would make the cut? Thirty seems a large number at first....
From: Age of Revolutions on 1 Jul 2019

A new game of shuttle cock as played by his Majestys servants

“Ministers and others strike at a shuttlecock above their heads inscribed ‘Speakers Warrant’; among the feathers sits a little man holding a crowned staff; he says: “Curse this game I dont Like it I never experienced Such boning...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 15 May 2019

Philosophical recreations, or, Winter amusements

Author: Badcock, John, active 1816-1830. Title: Philosophical recreations, or, Winter amusements: a collection of entertaining & surprising experiments in mechanics, arithmetic, optics, hydrostatics, hydraulics, pneumatics, electricity,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 25 Mar 2019

1742 Christmas Games in Georgia followed by a few Glasses of Wine

In the colony of Georgia, the Christmas holidays were celebrated with the playing of games & a bit of evening drinking. William Stephens (1671-1753) described the holidays in Savannah in 1742. He wrote: "How irregular so ever we may be in many...
From: 18th-century American Women on 13 Dec 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:
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 7 Oct 2018

A President, a Cardinal, and a Soldier walk into a bar…

Roy Rogers reviews the video game "The Council, Episode One: The Mad Ones" by Big Bad Wolf.
From: The Junto on 23 Apr 2018

61ST ANNUAL GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN HIGHLAND GAMES & GATHERING OF THE CLANS 2017 What a great image, love it!More Information Here:
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 2 Dec 2017

Over weight, or, The sinking fund, or, The downfall of faro

“Lady Buckinghamshire, enormously fat, is seated in profile to the right in an open chariot which sinks through a rectangular aperture in front of the Weigh-House, its weight being too great for the apparatus for weighing wagons. She throws up her...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Apr 2017

‘Uncharted 4’ and the Value of Objects

Recently I played my first ever Playstation game: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. The hype about this game is well deserved – it’s amazing, and really enjoyable to play. The lead character is Nathan Drake, a treasure hunting archaeology...
From: Bex Unsworth on 9 Mar 2017

Crown and Anchor Dice Game.

Dice Players By Giuseppe Maria Crespi.  The dice game known as Crown and Anchor has been known since the early 18th century, & was apparently a favourite game played by seamen. Approx. 17.5 x 17 inches. Hand painted gambling board for the...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 1 Mar 2017

Shakespeare: The Game

This month I’m in residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, home to the largest collection of Shakespeare-related materials in the world. I’m in heaven! My focus during my time here is on the pre-history of digital...
From: Digital Shakespeares on 28 Feb 2017

I defy you, stars!

A game by Richard O’Brien based on Romeo and Juliet: click here The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.   The post I defy you, stars! appeared first on Blogging Shakespeare.
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 10 Jan 2017

Lewis Carroll’s “Eligible Apartments”

Arthur B. Frost’s illustration of Balbus, his aunt, and the dragon they are trying to convince from Lewis Carroll’s “Eligible Apartments,” Knot 2 from his A Tangled Tale (1889) from Haverford’s Special Collections.Between...
From: Darin Hayton on 15 Dec 2016

Rules of faro

A print with the rules of the card game Faro engraved with decorative motifs across top edge. The print has been mounted on sticks of bone to form a fan. Title: Rules of faro [graphic] = Regles du pharaon. Publication: [London] : Published...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Aug 2016

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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:{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.