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The art of correspondence

Title: The art of correspondence, consisting of letters on various subjects, selected chiefly from the works of eminent authors. In French and English : To which are added, letters, notes, &c. on domestic concerns, and addairs of business. Publication:...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 May 2022

Grading and commenting in the LMS

 It's been well over a decade since I switched from collecting hard copies of papers to electronic copies. At this point, we're using Canvas (I've used most of systems, including Moodle, Blackboard, and Google Classroom).But it wasn't until this year...
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 4 May 2022

ANU Seminar: “Patterns, Outliers, and Teasers: Reception of Early Modern Women’s Writing”

Centre for Early Modern Studies, ANU, Seminar 1, 2022: On-line, April 26, 6pm.“Patterns, Outliers, and Teasers: Reception of Early Modern Women’s Writing” Please join us to hear Marie-Louise Coolahan, Professor of English at the National University...
From: ANZAMEMS Inc on 8 Apr 2022

Views of London

A writing sheet, illustrated with ten views of London that border a central blank area. Title: Views of London [graphic]. Publication: London : Published April 4, 1814, by R. Harrild, 20 Great Eastcheap, [4 April 1814] Catalog Record 814.04.04.01+...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 4 Apr 2022

Morning pages, working mom version

 I have been writing in a daily journal very steadily since the beginning of 2020 (I only missed one day in February that year!). It's something I had tried to do on and off for a long time -- and likely blogging (back in the days of voluminous blogging)...
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 24 Mar 2022


GUEST CURATOR: Catherine Hurlburt What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Penknives, Quills, Ink Powder, Sealing-Wax & Wafers.” In this advertisement, James Lockwood put up for sale an array of books on various...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Mar 2022

Freshest Advices From Barbary: News & Information Flows between Restoration Britain & the Maghreb

These newspapers presented to British audiences a view of Maghrebi diversity, and diplomatic relations with Europe free of anti-Maghrebi rhetoric. By Nat Cutter, University of Melbourne Note: This blog post is cross-posted on Medieval & Early...
From: Richard who? on 13 Mar 2022

Book launch “Trading Companies and Travel Knowledge in the Early Modern World”, 25 March

The Hakluyt Society is thrilled to invite you to the online book launch of Trading Companies and Travel Knowledge in the Early Modern World, the first volume in our new series Hakluyt Society Studies in the History of Travel. The launch will take place...
From: Richard who? on 9 Mar 2022

A Trip to Shondaland

I'm very lucky to be one half of Ellie Curzon, the pen name under which Eleanor Harkstead and I write bestselling WW2 sagas for Orion. If you'd like to know how we make a shared pen name work, click here to pop over to Shondaland - home of Bridgerton...

Hormuz 1622: Connected Histories and Transcultural Receptions

A one-day hybrid conference to be held in Oxford (online and in person at Cohen Quad, Exeter College) Date: 11 March 2022Conference Programme – Click Here Announcement page on TIDE Clear your schedule and join us on 11 March for the one-day...
From: Richard who? on 27 Feb 2022

Now: where was I?

For a lock-it-down quiet pandemic life, my husband and I have been moving around quite a bit. In November, we closed down our rural house in Ontario in anticipation of going to San Miguel de Allende in Mexico for the winter. We’d last seen our house...
From: Baroque Explorations on 7 Feb 2022

A short account of my travels from Riga through Germany, Italy etc…

A journal that details John Thornton’s Grand Tour, which began in Riga and took him through Prussia, Italy, and back to England through France, Flanders, and the Netherlands.   Author: Thornton, John, 1720-1790. Title: A short account of my travels...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Feb 2022

Born-Digital Publishing

Brown University’s Digital Publications Initiative is organizing an NEH Institute on Born-Digital Scholarly Publishing: Resources and Roadmaps in summer 2022. Professors, post-doctoral researchers, and independent scholars working in Digital Humanities...

Women in World War II: Tickets on Sale Now

As you may know, I co-write bestselling WWII sagas for Orion Dash as Ellie Curzon, with Helen Barrell. Helen and I are thrilled to be visiting the Huddersfield Literature Festival on 22nd March to talk about women in WWII, and tickets are available now.Women...

Paul Rapin Thoyras and the art of eighteenth-century historiography

As I type this, experts reach out to us by all means available, on Twitter and talk-shows, to explain the best course of actions to curb a worldwide pandemic. We, lay people of a society as interconnected and literate as ever, have to navigate the flow...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 30 Dec 2021

The Codebreaker Girls: Out Today for 99p

I'm thrilled to announce that our new WW2 saga, The Codebreaker Girls, is out in eBook and audiobook today. For a limited time only, the eBook is just 99p! ‘Saga lovers will really enjoy this book and i look forward to more’ NetGalley reviewer‘What...

The Wives of George IV: Out Now

I'm thrilled to report that my new book, The Wives of George IV: The Secret Bride & the Scorned Princess, is out now from Pen & Sword Books. It's available from this link, or your favourite bookshop!In Georgian England, few men were more fashionable...

History Hack

 I had a wonderful time chatting to the folks from History Hack about the mistresses of George I and II. From rumours of murder to ghostly ravens and the grumpiest kings Hanover ever saw, it's all here!

Tales from the Archives: Around the Table: Publisher Chat

In my first post as an editor for the Recipes Project, I talked to Allen Grieco about his roles as editor of Food & History (published by Brepols) and series editor of a new book series on Food Culture, Food History before 1900  published by Amsterdam...
From: The Recipes Project on 4 Nov 2021

Spectres visiting Iohn Bull

“John Bull, a fat ‘cit’, is seated beside a writing-table (right) holding up a large book. On the left hand page is inscribed ‘Vote of Thanks respecting the Expedition to Copenhagen’; John’s pen rests on the last word, but he turns in horror...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Oct 2021

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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.