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October 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The Medley of Goods Sold by G DUYCKINCK.” Few visual images adorned advertisements published in eighteenth-century newspapers.  Most of those that did appear...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Oct 2020

L’Expédition Particuliere: Winter 1780 and the Battle of Cape Henry

In July 1780, after three and half months at sea, nearly 6,000 thousand men[1] and supplies crammed on four frigates, seven ships of the... The post <i>L’Expédition Particuliere</i>: Winter 1780 and the Battle of Cape Henry appeared...

Goûter, toucher, sentir : les autres sens de la critique d’art (1747-1939)

Goûter, toucher, sentir : les autres sens de la critique d’art (1747-1939) Cycle de journées d’étude organisé par Laurence Brogniez (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Frédérique Desbuissons, (université...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 8 Jun 2020

Belt Bag, Shot Pouch & Cartridge Box Primary Documentation.

Bag, pouch, belt bag, belt pouch.Shot pouch, shot bag.Cartouche box or cartridge box.Shot bag or shot pouch for goose shot.Large shot pouch or shot bag for bird shot.Ball bag or ball pouch for ball.Small shot bag or shot pouch for bird shot.For those...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 Jan 2020

Astrolabes & Navigation (redux, again)

A friend recently visited Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum and came across the reference to the astrolabe in Muslim culture. Thinking of me, she snapped a photo and sent it to me: “The Science of Navigation” panel inaccurately claims...
From: Darin Hayton on 23 Jul 2019

May 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (May 8, 1769). “The Medley of Goods.” Readers of the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury encountered a memorable...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 May 2019

October 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (October 29, 1767).“The Medley of Goods.” Gerardus Duyckinck, a prolific advertiser in New York’s newspapers in the 1760s, introduced consumers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Oct 2017

Touch Pieces and the ‘Royal Touch’

Our recent visit to the National Museums of Scotland in Edinburgh was a fantastic trip and the collections of objects on show was brilliant. Amongst the artefacts were some unique touch pieces that were used during the Jacobites Risings. Touch pieces...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 1 Sep 2017

Captain de Latouche-Tréville’s Strange Affair

Louis René Madeleine Le Vassor de Latouche-Tréville (1745-1804) commanded the French frigate l’Hermione which brought Maj. Gen. Marie Jean Paul Joseph du Motier Marquis de Lafayette (1757–1834) on his second voyage to America....

In Which the Author Encounters a Series of Material Texts throughout Philadelphia

Last week I participated in the Early American Material Texts, a conference co-sponsored by the Library Company of Philadelphia, the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, and the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts at...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jun 2016

16 Shakespeare up north

Barry Rutter as Falstaff for Northern Broadsides The website Shakespeare 400 is the product of a London-based consortium based at King’s College, so it’s no surprise that the events listed there are based in the capital. There are so many...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 10 Mar 2016

Liturgy Bad; Spontaneity Good?

On the First Things blog, Peter Leithart references his review of Lori Branch's book, Rituals of Spontaneity from Baylor University Press published in the July/August 2009 issue of Touchstone:Focusing on English literary culture and religion,...

Appel à contributions – Autour de la tenture de la Dame à la Licorne. Féminité, désir, allégorie

Cinquièmes Rencontres de la Galerie Colbert Tous les chercheurs, restaurateurs et conservateurs de la Galerie Colbert sont invités à participer aux cinquièmes Rencontres de la Galerie Colbert Pour cette cinquième édition,...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 3 Jul 2015

Dead Useful

One aspect of early modern medicine that people often have difficulty getting their head around is the use of human body parts as medicinal substances. This could take several forms – it could involve the touch of a live human body, or  the...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 6 May 2015

How to Avoid Melons, 1565

Jacques le Moyne de Morgues, Study of a Melon (c. 1575) "When you consider the small size of the root, and the great size of the stalk, and how close to the ground it is, and that it lies perpetually on the earth, and that it is influenced...
From: Ask the Past on 28 Apr 2015

The Noble Fool – jewellery design inspired by Touchstone

A guest blog by Jane Nead who has spent hours working in our Reading Room and who has taken inspiration from our collections for her jewellery designs.  The Noble Fool Statue at the top of Henley Street  “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 20 Feb 2015

Touchstones and streak testing

I realised I hadn’t written about this method of knowing what purity of metal you have, despite how important it is in gold and silversmithing, and of course it is relevant to alchemy because it is a simple way of checking if you have made true...
From: distillatio on 18 Feb 2015

More on Punkwood or Touchwood.

Recently someone contacted me and told me that to date they had not managed to make fire with flint and steel using uncharred punk wood. At the same time he quoted a passage from an Indian captivity document claiming that a John Tanner had indeed accomplished...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 24 Dec 2014

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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.