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Pierre Bayle and the QAnon “Skeptics”

Print made by James Gillray, 1757–1815, British, Published by Hannah Humphrey, ca. 1745–1818, British, The Theatrical Bubble: Being a New Specimen of the Astonishing Powers of the Great Politico-Punchinello, in the art of Dramatic Puffing,...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 7 Feb 2021

My 2020 Costuming Year in Review

This has indeed been a weird, challenging, rough year. I think I've left my house, like, 20 times max for 10 months. During this time I feel I sewed very little, but when I look back on what I've made I'm quite surprised by how much I accomplished, particularly...

The Asmodeus Flight: Voyeurism, Forbidden Knowledge, and Satire

Philippe-Jacques de Loutherbourg, 1740–1812, French, active in Britain (from 1771), The Angel Binding Satan, ca. 1797, Oil on canvas, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, B1981.25.224 In 1708, the first English version of The Devil...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 19 Sep 2020

Heterogeneous Blackness: Peter Brathwaite’s Eighteenth-Century Re-portraits

This is a collaborative piece that has emerged out of interviews between Peter Brathwaite and Kerry Sinanan in response to Brathwaite’s Rediscovering Black Portraiture project, 2020. [1]  . . . (And whose boy am I, and what is my name?). Black...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 14 Jul 2020

“This is not the end!”: 1719!, Jacobite Ballads, and Scotland’s Cyclical History of Resistance

Since January 2019, the Scottish Opera has been holding interactive performances of a Jacobite-themed production entitled 1719! in dozens of primary schools across Scotland. The opera addresses the Jacobite wars, in particular, the minor rising of 1719,...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 31 Jul 2019

The Annual 2019 Sewing Slump - My Tips for Self-Care in Sewing

The Letter, Pietro Longhi, 1746It's that time of year! It seems right about this time, on an annual basis, I go into a dreadful sewing slump. I'm not motivated to even peek into my [utter disaster of a] sewing room, let alone drape or cut or stitch on...

American Duchess on Patreon

Hi Lovelies! I have some big news - we are now on Patreon!Patreon is a way to support creators with small monthly contributions that help us make more and better content. In our case, we are heading more into video production and podcastery in addition...

The American Duchess Historical Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Happy Holidays! Welcome to our big mega huge list of holiday gifts for the historical costumers in your life (or yourself!). This year we have lots and lots of goodies to recommend to you. All of the links are numbered below each image. Enjoy!American...

The 7 Stages of Piecing

There are very few historical projects I've made over the years that have gone totally smoothly. In fact, I can think of one. Every other gown I've made, and a heck of a lot of everyday-vintagey-clothes too, have had their individual struggles.The truth...

The “Royal” Wedding: An Eighteenth-Century Invention?

In some senses, English subjects have always cared about whom their queens, kings, princes, and princesses chose to marry, and speculations about marriage agreements and relationships have long preoccupied courtiers, members of parliament, and the wider...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 14 May 2018

The Secret History of The Crown

The Crown (2017); Photo Credit:  Alex Bailey, Netflix With the premier of the second season of The Crown (2017), Netflix’s extravagant costume drama about Elizabeth II, the show has again occasioned debate among media critics...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 11 Jan 2018

Teaching English composition with early modern-style “commonplace books”

This fall, I have been trying out a number of strategies to integrate writing exercises, literary readings, and Special Collections visits in my undergraduate pedagogy. These experiments – that’s the word I prefer to use – allow the...
From: Vade Mecum on 20 Nov 2017

The American Duchesses: A Tale of Two Consuelos

Hello Lovelies!Welcome to part two of our stories of  real life American Duchesses, rich stateside socialites who married into the British aristocracy. Today we have the Tale of Two Consuelos.The first is Consuelo Yznaga, was born in New York...

A Trip to England and Wales

Lauren in Reno, and not in the UK where I have been and would like to still be. ;-)  For the first time in years (and for the first time *ever* without completely shutting down, Chris and I took a vacation, a...

The National Gallery of Art, Washington opens America Collects Eighteenth-Century French Painting

Main facade of the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. The National Gallery of Art, Washington recently opened America Collects Eighteenth-Century...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 23 Jun 2017

Birkbeck Arts Week: 15-20 May 2017

Join Birkbeck for Arts Week 2017 running from Monday 15 to Saturday 20 May. Over the course of the week Birkbeck…
From: The Early Modern Intelligencer on 4 May 2017

Statement of Support for the National Endowment for the Humanities

The 18th-Century Common was developed with substantial support from the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute, which itself was founded with generous support from an National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant. We are grateful that NEH...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 17 Mar 2017

Miscellanies, a Disappearing Poet and a Metaphysical Jester

When does a commonplace book become a miscellany? When does a miscellany become a text book and when is John Donne not a metaphysical poet? In the eighteenth century, that’s when. Adam Rounce’s article in the current edition of Eighteenth-Century...
From: SCEMS on 2 Mar 2017

Research: We See What We Want to See; We See What We Know

Dress research is one of the great pleasures of the historical costuming hobby, and it's also a necessity. We all start off along this interest in old clothes knowing nothing, then slowly and diligently compiling and refining and adjusting our knowledge...

Dr Jackie Watson, ‘An Innsman Goes to the Playhouse’, 27 Jan

Our next event! Dr Jackie Watson, Birkbeck Alumna, ‘An Innsman goes to the Playhouse’ 27 January, 6.30 pm, Birkbeck, Keynes…
From: The Early Modern Intelligencer on 19 Jan 2017

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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.