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New Book | The Social Life of Maps in America, 1750–186

From UNC Press: Martin Brückner, The Social Life of Maps in America, 1750–1860 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017), 384 pages, ISBN: 978 14696 32605, $50. In the age of MapQuest and GPS, we take cartographic literacy for...
From: Enfilade on 22 Nov 2017

New Book | The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America

From Harvard UP: S. Max Edelson, The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America before Independence (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017), 480 pages, ISBN 978 067497 2117, $35. After the Treaty of Paris ended the Seven Years’ War in 1763,...
From: Enfilade on 22 Nov 2017

The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking Spotlight + Book Giveaway!

Not long after I started blogging here I came across Lauren Stowell's blog on historical costuming. A long time follower, I was delighted to learn that Lauren, teamed up with Abby Cox, has recently published a book on 18th-century dressmaking.  Let's...

Exhibition | The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers

Lewis Wickes Hine, Child Labor, ca. 1908; gelatin silver print(Bank of America Collection) ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ Press release (17 October 2017) for the exhibition: The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American WorkersNational...
From: Enfilade on 21 Nov 2017

New Book: Murillo: The Self Portraits

Murillo: The Self Portraits, Xavier F. Salomon and Letizia Treves; With essays by María Álvarez-Garcillán, Silvia A. Centeno, Jaime García-Máiquez, Larry Keith, Dorothy Mahon, and Nicole Ryder (Yale, 2017).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 21 Nov 2017

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

New Book: Owens, “Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire”

Sarah E. Owens, Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire (University of New Mexico Press, 2017).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 17 Nov 2017

New Book | Francis Towne’s Lake District Sketchbook

From the flyer for the book: Timothy Wilcox, Francis Towne’s Lake District Sketchbook: A Facsimile Reconstruction (Birmingham: The Winterbourne Press, 2017), 200 pages, ISBN: 978  099548  5709, £40. The watercolours of Francis Towne...
From: Enfilade on 17 Nov 2017

New Book: Tutino, The Mexican Heartland

John Tutino, The Mexican Heartland: How Communities Shaped Capitalism, a Nation, and World History, 1500-2000 (Princeton, 2017).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 17 Nov 2017

Cookbooks, nationalism and gastronationalism

By Dr. Venetia Congdon, Dr. Astra Spalvena, Dr Zagrodzka This post is part of the European Institute for the History and Cultures of Food (IEHCA) series “Summer University on Food and Drink Studies” Few of us anticipated the...
From: The Recipes Project on 16 Nov 2017

Neri the Scholar

Francesco Bartolozzi, Laurentian Library in the 18th cent. (click to enlarge). Whether one's chosen field was medicine, law, religion or alchemy, in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth century, books played as important a role in education...
From: Conciatore on 15 Nov 2017

New Book | Writing Britain’s Ruins

Michael Carter,‎ Peter Lindfield, and Dale Townshend, eds., Writing Britain’s Ruins (London: British Library Publishing, 2017), 240 pages, ISBN: 978 07123 09783, £30. Over the course of the long eighteenth century, Britain’s ruined...
From: Enfilade on 12 Nov 2017

Review: Summer’s Last Will and Testament by Thomas Nashe

  Saturday 30 September saw a unique staging of Thomas Nashe’s only extant whole-authored play, Summer’s Last Will and Testament, in the Great Hall of the Bishop’s Palace in Croydon, where it was first performed in the early autumn...
From: Mathew Lyons on 10 Nov 2017

Exhibition | Animals: Respect, Harmony, Subjugation

Press release for the exhibition: Animals: Respect, Harmony, Subjugation Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, 3 November 2017 — 4 March 2018 Animals are a frequent subject of debate these days. Do they have a soul? How much do they suffer?...
From: Enfilade on 10 Nov 2017

Exhibition | Ages of Wonder: Scotland’s Art 1540 to Now

Thomas Hamilton (1784–1858) RSA, Design for National Gallery and Royal Scottish Academy. ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ Press release from the National Galleries of Scotland: Ages of Wonder: Scotland’s Art 1540 to NowRoyal...
From: Enfilade on 8 Nov 2017

Time writing

Telescopium Uranicum, 1666. Folger 269- 460q item 5Chronograms—literally, “time writing”—are dates embedded within text. As such, they are a form of hidden writing called steganography: the encoded characters maintain their own...
From: The Collation on 7 Nov 2017

Exhibition | Painted in Mexico, 1700–1790: Pinxit Mexici

Press relese (5 July 2017) from LACMA: Painted in Mexico / Pintado en México, 1700–1790: Pinxit MexiciFomento Cultural Banamex, Mexico City, 29 June — 15 October 2017Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 19 November 2017 — 18 March...
From: Enfilade on 7 Nov 2017

Mandrakes in the Library

One of the items which belongs to the Library of Christ Church, Oxford, is a silver box, in fine filigree, possibly an early eighteenth-century Parisian product. In it sit two mandrakes which look so much like miniature long-faced humans, complete with...

New Book | Art, Commerce, and Colonialism, 1600–18

From Manchester UP: Emma Barker, ed., Art, Commerce, and Colonialism, 1600–1800 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017), 200 pages, ISBN: 978 15261 22926, £18 / $35. The book examines how increasing engagement with the rest of the...
From: Enfilade on 6 Nov 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.