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“Material Culture of Sugar” Webinar from Historic Deerfield, 26 Sept.

Way back in April, Historic Deerfield was going to host a one-day forum on sugar in early New England culture. But then people recognized the Covid-19 virus had started to spread in this country, and institutions postponed their public events for a few...
From: Boston 1775 on 24 Aug 2020

Looking at John Adams’s Things Today

Since the Boston Public Library opened in its current location in 1895, it’s been the repository of John Adams’s book collection.The B.P.L. had a handsome exhibit of those books in 2006-07, as shown here, courtesy of Brian O’Connor....
From: Boston 1775 on 22 Aug 2020

Remembering the First World War

Cynthia Wallace-Casey [This essay is part of a series of contributions to be published over the coming years by members of the research group “Military Service, Citizenship, and Political Culture: Studies of Militias in Atlantic Canada.”...
From: Borealia on 29 Jun 2020

“A very Grand Brick Building, Arch’d all Round”

On 4 Mar 1748 the Massachusetts General Court tackled the question of where to build a new meeting-place in Boston, now that it had considered and eliminated Cambridge and Roxbury.A committee proposedthat they should go at four o’Clock this Afternoon,...
From: Boston 1775 on 15 Jun 2020

Experiencing museums in times of crisis

The little house in Buckow where Brecht and Weigel spent their summers.  Now that the lockdown is easing in many parts of Germany I thought it would be a good idea to visit a few museums. It was definitely nice to be out and about again  despite...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 13 Jun 2020

Newly Installed British Galleries at The Met

Press release (24 February 2020) from The Met, with the audio guide here: A highlight of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 150th anniversary in 2020 is the opening of the Museum’s newly installed Annie Laurie Aitken Galleries and Josephine...
From: Enfilade on 13 Jun 2020

British Art Network (BAN) News

From the Paul Mellon Centre: New British Art Network Convenor Appointed The Paul Mellon Centre is delighted to announce that Dr Martin Myrone will be joining the staff at the Centre in the new role of Convenor of the British Art Network from 1 September...
From: Enfilade on 11 Jun 2020

Remembering Joseph Peter Spang

Earlier this month, Joseph Peter Spang died at the age of eighty-five. I had the honor of meeting him at the Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, which took place in the white church at Historic Deerfield. To be frank, I was deathly afraid Peter would...
From: Boston 1775 on 19 May 2020

Sweden Nationalmuseum Acquires Two Drawings by Oudry

Jean-Baptiste Oudry, View of the Garden in Arcueil, Facing North with the Orangery Terrace and the Peak of the Forest Park or So-Called ‘Talus Cone’, 1744–47 (Stockholm: Nationalmuseum, NMH 55/2019). ◊  ◊  ◊ ...
From: Enfilade on 7 May 2020

Mantua of the Month – May

Mantua, 1760s © Victoria and Albert Museum, London This mantua and petticoat dates from the 1760s. It is shaped from French silk, and features an undulating ermine motif. The design mimics the ermine fur trim, which is often seen in royal portraiture....
From: A Fashionable Business on 2 May 2020

On Television and Online | Opening Up The Soane

The three episodes of Opening Up The Soane will be uploaded to museum’s website a day after each episode airs on London Live. • Episode 1, Restoring the Recesses — 20 April (airs 19 April, 8PM) • Episode 2, Restoring the Private...
From: Enfilade on 19 Apr 2020

Amanda Lahikainen Named Director of OMAA

Press release (2 April 2020) from the Ogunquit Museum of American Art in Maine (Lahikainen’s scholarship to date has focused on late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century print culture, including the reception and representation of paper money...
From: Enfilade on 3 Apr 2020

YCBA’s Scott Wilcox Begins Phased Retirement

Press release (31 March 2020) from YCBA: The Yale Center for British Art announced that Scott Wilcox, Deputy Director for Collections, will begin a two-year phased retirement starting April 1, 2020. Wilcox, who has worked for the Center for his entire...
From: Enfilade on 3 Apr 2020

Unbound Exhibition at Two Temple Place

* This review was written before Unbound was closed due to recent events. I have decided to publish it to celebrate the work that went into the exhibition. Two Temple Place is an imposing building, and it has the added advantages of being free to visit,...
From: A Fashionable Business on 19 Mar 2020

Around the Table: Events

This month on Around the Table, we will learn about the Folger Shakespeare Library’s tradition of teatime. Since renovations recently began at the Folger, the Library’s afternoon tea has also undergone some changes in order to keep the Folger...
From: The Recipes Project on 17 Mar 2020

Conservation of The Blue Boy Completed

Press release from The Huntington (27 February 2020) . . . The conservator removed dirt trapped underneath the varnish (as seen on the cotton swab), which clouded the clarity of Gainsborough’s masterful brushwork (The Huntington Library, Art Museum,...
From: Enfilade on 11 Mar 2020

Tales from the Archives: Community Conversations

The theme for this month is community, inspired by the UK university strikes in February and March.  Community is at the heart of the dispute: what do we want universities to look like? The wonderful sense of community that emerges on picket lines...
From: The Recipes Project on 10 Mar 2020

Around the Table: Museum Exhibitions

By Sarah Peters Kernan The Christian liturgical season of Lent is upon us. Centuries ago, this was a long and difficult period of fasting in Europe. Some Christians still abstained from all meat and animal products for the forty days of Lent, others undertook...
From: The Recipes Project on 5 Mar 2020

AGO Acquires Portrait of a Lady Holding an Orange Blossom

Unknown artist, Portrait of a Lady, Three Quarter Length, Holding an Orange Tree Flower, mid-18th century, oil on canvas, 80 × 56 cm (Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, purchase, 2020, 2019/2437) ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊...
From: Enfilade on 3 Mar 2020

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.