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October 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (October 19, 1767).“We are oblig’d to give a SUPPLEMENT.” Edes and Gill placed their own announcement immediately before the “New Advertisements”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Oct 2017

Baby love: 6 Georgian infants

Following on from last month’s blog on breastfeeding, I have compiled a short visual tour of the lives of very young Georgians by way of sketches, paintings and cartoons. The depictions offer sharp contrasts in the fates of babies. All babies are...
From: Naomi Clifford on 15 Oct 2017

Exhibition: Pablo Bronstein: Conservatism, or The Long Reign of Pseudo Georgian Architecture

One of my aspirations is to live in a Georgian house. Perhaps my love of the 18th century stems from an early experience. Aged 11, I went with my mother to visit one of her work colleagues in her tiny flat in a Georgian terrace in King’s Cross....
From: Naomi Clifford on 12 Oct 2017

The King’s Pearl Blog Tour – Mary and the Exeter Conspiracy

I’m pleased to be the next stop on the blog tour for Melita Thomas’ The King’s Pearl. You can see all of the previous and upcoming stops here: The King’s Pearl Blog Tour Starts Today, which I have updated with the posts so far...
From: Blog on 10 Oct 2017

October 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (October 9, 1767).“ORDERS for BOOKS and STATIONARY WARES.” Each issue of the South-Carolina and American General Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Oct 2017

Sunday Short Takes

Just a couple of things, mostly related to stuff I posted in the Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for October 2017 last weekend: * Miranda Kaufmann has a website related to her new book Black Tudors, including brief bios of Ten Black Tudors who...
From: Blog on 8 Oct 2017

The Tudor Society

Now that I’m finally catching up on a large backlog of things, I’m finally writing up a post about my affiliation with The Tudor Society, created by Claire Ridgway of The Anne Boleyn Files! I’m guessing that most people who come to...
From: Blog on 8 Oct 2017

Pre-order your copy of Women and the Gallows 1797-1837

With only six weeks or so to publication date, here is your timely reminder to get your pre-orders in for Women and the Gallows, a unique look at the 131 ‘unfortunate wretches’ in En gland and Wales who were hanged for crimes as wide-ranging...
From: Naomi Clifford on 7 Oct 2017

The King’s Pearl Blog Tour Starts Today!

I’ll be part of the tour in the second week, but here are all the places you can see the whole tour: Mon. 2nd Oct. – Tudor Times – Deborah Roil – – ‘The King’s Pearl’: An overview Tues....
From: Blog on 2 Oct 2017

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for October 2017

New Books New this month is a book I’ve been looking forward to for a while, Miranda Kaufmann’s Black Tudors: The Untold Story. I’m really hoping it comes out in Audible so there’s a good chance I’ll actually get to read...
From: Blog on 1 Oct 2017

Top 10 Articles of September 2017

This September we welcomed two new writers—Bradley Sussner and Tom Shachtman—and published a flurry of fascinating articles. We are all anxiously awaiting the publication of our... The post Top 10 Articles of September 2017 appeared...

September 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Post-Boy (September 24, 1767).“A Variety of other Articles suitable for this Market, and especially for Shop-keepers in the Northern Parts...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Sep 2017

Storms of the (Seventeenth) Century

I’m only teaching two broad surveys this semester, a welcome departure from the more topical and graduate courses of the spring and summer. Surveys can be tricky: you can easily get lost—or lose the students–in a stream of narrative...
From: streets of salem on 27 Sep 2017

Breast is best but what were the alternatives in the long 18th century?

Paul Sandby (1731-1809), The wife of Bob Nunn, Keeper at Sandpit Gate, circa 1755Breastfeeding, that most natural of processes, was not always encouraged in the 18th and early 19th centuries, nor indeed was it always possible. Genteel women were told...
From: Naomi Clifford on 26 Sep 2017

Shakespeare’s Richard III: @RWCMD Cardiff

The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama consistently provide thought-provoking and engaging stagings of Shakespeare’s plays – well worth going to check this out: Thursday 19 October – Saturday 28 October 7.15pm Matinee Wednesday 25...
From: Cardiff Shakespeare on 25 Sep 2017

Sunday Short Takes

Finally time for another round-up! * The huge dig by The Deep revealing Hull’s Royal secrets – including King Henry VIII’s fortress – Warning – autoplay video (but otherwise very interesting!) * 10 Minute Tudors: Leanda...
From: Blog on 24 Sep 2017

What happened during the Georgian harvest?

After an indifferent and short summer, autumn, my favourite season, has arrived. Usually I am looking forward to all the mists and mellow fruitfulness but this year I am troubled by talk of shortages of food through a lack of workers to bring in the...
From: Naomi Clifford on 24 Sep 2017

New in Oxford: 17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection

[originally blogged on the HFL Oxford blog.] I am pleased to report that Oxford researchers now have access to the online 17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection via SOLO or OxLIP+. A collection of late 16th and early 17th century newspapers,...
From: RECSO on 20 Sep 2017

Le Cap to Carlisle: News of the Early Haitian Revolution in the United States

This post is a part of a series entitled “(In)forming Revolution: Information Networks in the Age of Revolutions.” By James Alexander Dun Enslaved people in the North Province of French Saint Domingue rose in revolt on the night of August...
From: Age of Revolutions on 20 Sep 2017

September 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (September 19, 1767).“Every proper Measure has been concerted to render the PROVIDENCE GAZETTE as useful and entertaining as possible.” In September...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Sep 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.