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October 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “They have a Number of Pairs of Breeches already made.” In the fall of 1770, the partnership of Converse and Stone, “Breeches Makers, at the Sign of the Breeches...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Oct 2020

Electoral Fraud in Victorian Times

By Stephen Basdeo Prior to 1832 the only people who could vote in General Elections in the United Kingdom were men who owned freehold property that was worth over 40 shillings. On extremely rare occasions women could also cast a vote at national elections...

December 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A servant, that from Ireland came, / Catherine Waterson her name.” Advertisements concerning runaway indentured servants as well as advertisements concerning runaway...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Dec 2019

Mum : a political ballad for the present times

A satire on Walpole and the Whigs. Author: Leslie, Charles, active 1738-1743. Title: Mum : a political ballad for the present times : with annotations political, critical, and historical. Published: Edinburgh : Printed, and sold by the book-sellers...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 20 May 2019

January 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (January 10, 1768). “THE Overseers of the Poor of the Town of Salem would be glad to bind out a Number of poor Children.” Colonial newspapers tended to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Jan 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS: Science, Imagination and Wonder: Robert Grosseteste and His Legacy

The Ordered Universe Research Project in association with the International Grosseteste SocietyConference: 3-6 April, 2018, Pembroke College, University of OxfordWebsite: Ordered UniversePapers are invited (for oral or poster presentation) for this conference...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 3 Apr 2018

December 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (December 26, 1767).“He hopes his kind Cust’mers will once again call, / And for their past Favours he thanketh them all.” Benoni Pearce, a...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Dec 2017

The Woman in the Moon: Interviews with the Cast

During rehearsals for James Wallace’s The Dolphin’s Back production of John Lyly’s The Woman in the Moon (Shakespeare’s Globe, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse) back in August 2017, we had time to catch up with a few of the cast...
From: Before Shakespeare on 14 Dec 2017

A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Nanke-ji at the Leeds Intercultural Festival

By Lucy Nordberg Last year I was fortunate to be involved in a fascinating project organised by the University of Leeds to mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of both Shakespeare and the Ming dynasty playwright Tang Xianzu. A new stage production...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 20 Apr 2017

Fugitives from the Closed World

Alexandre Kroyé almost certainly would write science fiction, sort of a Logan’s Run dystopian escape adventure. Alex Kroye’s sci-fi novel follows two daring individuals as the try to escape from a dystopian colony.
From: Darin Hayton on 6 Apr 2017

September 3

GUEST CURATOR: Nicholas Commesso What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Occasional Supplement to W. Weyman’s Gazette of Yesterday [New-York Gazette] (September 30, 1766).“LINENS and SHEETINGS, … Russia Iron,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Sep 2016

Video, eo, eo

Sorry for the naff title, which I nabbed from a song from my all-time favourite film, but over the last couple of days video seems to have been one of the twin centres of my life.   On Friday, I will speak at the Mary I conference in London...
From: Early Modern Ballads on 27 Sep 2016

September 17

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (September 17, 1766).“Wanted immediately, A CAREFUL MAN as an OVERSEER. … A married man will be most agreeable.” A week ago I examined another employment...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Sep 2016

September 1

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (September 10, 1766).“AN OVERSEER … will meet with good encouragement by applying to JOHN SIMPSON.” When John Simpson needed to hire an overseer he placed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Sep 2016

Prose and Verse in the 1608 King Lear Quarto: An Alternative Explanation

I’ve spent a good deal of time and energy writing about why Brian Vickers’s The One King Lear is such a terribly misguided book — both in an almost endless string of tweets and in a forthcoming long-form essay for the Los Angeles Review...
From: dispositio on 13 Aug 2016

June 13

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (June 13, 1766).“BOYS and GIRLS to be bound out in Town or Country … as Apprentices.” In today’s advertisement the Overseers of the Poor issued...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Jun 2016

Transcribing Early Modern Recipes with the crowd on Shakespeare’s World

By Victoria Van Hyning and Paul Dingman Since the launch of the Shakespeare’s World crowdsourcing website on December 10, 2015, transcribing receipt book manuscripts has become a highly interesting and fun (some even say “addictive”)...
From: The Recipes Project on 2 Feb 2016

November Blogroll: Miscellanies Edition

This year the Early Modern Reading Group—an IPRH-affiliated reading and discussion group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—is focusing on sonnet sequences and recent criticism on the form. Our reading will range from Philip...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 6 Nov 2015

Stephen Langton and the Magna Carta

King John sealed and accepted the Magna Carta on June 15, 1215. This article by Ed West from The Catholic Herald contends, based on a study published by Thomas Andrew, that the 800th anniversary celebrations of this great event are not paying enough attention...

Visiting speaker, 24 Mar 2015: Gowan Dawson on citizen science in the 19th and 21st centuries

Gowan Dawson (University of Leicester) will be presenting his paper, ‘Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 21st Centuries’, at 5.30pm on Tuesday, 24 March 2015. The talk will take place in the Cardiff University’s...
From: CRECS// on 20 Mar 2015

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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.