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1760s Robe a la Francaise - Finished + Video!

At last, at last! My Robe a la Bon Bon 1750 - 1770 sacque is complete!I finished this gown a little while back but it's taken me quite some time to get the energy up to film a dressing video and take some photos. You can watch the dressing video here:I'm...

Dress Analytics: Madame de Pompadour by Francois Boucher, 1756 {Video}

Today I have a new video for you...it's basically a blog post in video form (lol) - you can listen to my charming stuffed-up-elf voice tell you about the gown in this famous Boucher portrait of Madame de Pompadour, 1756:

How to Dress 18th Century - 1770 - 1780 Robe a la Polonaise {Video}

Howdy! I've been trying to make videos for getting dressed in different decades of the 18th century, since this is quite a visual subject and video is a natural tool for this type of demonstration.I did a video a few weeks ago showing dressing for the...

Getting Dressed in 18th Century - 1780s - 1790 {Video}

Let's get dressed!Hi Lovelies!I made a short video showing the steps and pieces of getting dressed in a 1780s Italian gown or Robe a l'Anglaise. I know for new costumers all the layers and which order they go in can be a bit confusing.(*I forgot my pocket...

Cake or Death - Marie Antoinette

I have a new video for you today, the first in a series! I'm quite proud of this, even though it's...weird, and possibly off-color. I hope you enjoy it!

History is Cool: 1890s Belle Epoque Linen Summer Blouse

Hi all! Well, during this crazy time in human history I managed to start and actually finish one (1) project, an 1890s summer shirtwaist made in lovely white linen.I've been wanting to make a leg o'mutton sleeve blouse (and jacket and sweater and...)...

American Duchess on Youtube!

Hi all! Well, in light of recent and ongoing events, we're all at home making lots and lots of Youtube videos. It's a good way to help keep the costuming and sewing inspiration alive, to feel productive, and to feel connected to the community.If you're...

Crash course in Zoom

Today I’m going to go over the basics of Zoom, for those who are interested in or curious about using it for online teaching. I’m going to try not to talk too much, but I do want to walk you through the features, settings, and options before...
From: Cerisia Cerosia on 16 Mar 2020

Sidney Parker and Young Stringer and A Poll

A good friend, after watching all episodes of Andrew Davies’ Sanditon, wrote to express the thought that Young Stringer was more suited for Charlotte than Sidney Parker. Charlotte and Young Stringer, played by Leo Suter, is an actor as handsome...
From: Jane Austen's World on 3 Feb 2020

#SewingIsHard - 1830s Bodice Video

It's time for another episode of #SewingIsHard ! This time we're covering 1830s bodices, with some behind-the-scenes tips, tricks, and discoveries to help you in your own 1830s project. Enjoy!Next up we'll be discussing 1830s sleeves. We've talked a bit...

#SewingIsHard - 1830s Skirts!

Hi lovelies! It's time for a new video all about the magical world of 1830s skirts.If you're working on an 1830s gown, be it for day or evening, we've got some notes for you from both Abby and Lauren's gown projects and our extant gown as well. Enjoy!

Gun Cleaning. A personal Point Of View.

This post has been prompted by several posts on forums concerning the problems people are having with gun cleaning. Principally the cleaning of the barrel.All of the problems I have read about to date, to my thinking, seems to come from the use of modern...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 8 Dec 2018

A Link to more flintlock videos.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNRmiJFD11NKJXX_xjJTQkcQwjabe9DPx
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 16 Jan 2018

Learning over Lunch: Use Microsoft Word Like a Pro

This afternoon, I’m doing a brown-bag workshop for students at Marymount about using Microsoft Word more effectively, sponsored by the First Year Experience office. I will be going over how to use spell/grammar/style check advanced features, how...
From: Cerisia Cerosia on 23 Mar 2016

“A thousand twangling instruments”: Using media production to teach Shakespeare

I work at a school for students with learning differences, so I’m always looking for ways to create multiple points of access for every text my students study.  One of my favorite ways of doing that is through multimedia creation.  In...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 22 Mar 2016

Serving Up Food History and Mastering the Art of Public Engagement

By Paula Johnson  Over several wintry days in January, at a sprawling hotel in midtown Manhattan, members of the American Historical Association and affiliated societies gamely selected from a virtual cornucopia of panel discussions, roundtables, and...
From: The Recipes Project on 17 Mar 2015

Project update: new EMLO calendar and new CofK podcasts available

New calendar: Joseph Justus Scaliger We are delighted to announce the publication of our newest calendar in EMLO, that of the 1,669 letters of Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540 – 1609). In 2012, the eight-volumed edition of The Correspondence of Joseph...
From: Cultures of Knowledge on 20 Feb 2015

Shakespeare Uncovered Returns on PBS

Photo: PBS   The second season of Shakespeare Uncovered begins on January 30th.  The Folger has been asked to work with WNET THIRTEEN to create support material for teachers and their students. I’ve been lucky to have seen the series already...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 29 Jan 2015

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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

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This is the basic structure:

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The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

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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.