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Kemble Whatley, Carpenter

When George Warren died, he was replaced as carpenter at Kew by Kemble Whatley. Their situations were quite different. The Warrens were a local family with extensive ties to the area and a modest carpentry business.  Kemble Whatley was a wealthy...
From: Kirby and his world on 19 Oct 2017

October 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? First Page of the New-London Gazette (October 16, 1767).“MEIN, At the LONDON BOOK-STORE, North Side of KING-STREET, BOSTON.” The Adverts 250 Project previously featured...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Oct 2017

Shakespeare: Print and Performance

The 1599 Second Quarto of Romeo and Juliet For many years, even centuries, there was a huge divide between Shakespeare’s plays as they were performed and how they appeared in print. Scholars wrestled with the numerous different editions of the...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 16 Oct 2017

The ‘Gimcrack whim collector’: Don Saltero’s Coffee House and Museum

From the late 1600s until well into the nineteenth, one particular premises, a former coffee house in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, was a must-see on the list for visitors. Famous for its ‘cabinets of curiosities’, the ‘museum’ was known...
From: DrAlun on 10 Oct 2017

Venus’s Palaces

She’s got it,Yeah baby, she’s got it—Shocking Blue For 1570s and 1580s theatregoers, love was all around. One of the defining characteristics of the earliest surviving commercial plays is the predominance of the character Venus or her...
From: Before Shakespeare on 4 Oct 2017

The Legal Connection – Shakespeare, Law, and Middle Temple Hall.

By Lucy Nordberg Middle Temple Hall An interview with Professor Jessica Winston, Professor of English and Chair of the History Department at Idaho State University, and author of Lawyers at Play: Literature, Law, and Politics at the Early Modern Inns...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 3 Oct 2017


What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (October 2, 1767).“WILLIAM ROGERS, a notorious villain, for shop lifting.” In the fall of 1767, William Crossing placed an advertisement in the New-London...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Oct 2017

September 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (September 30, 1767).“RUN AWAY … a NEGROE FELLOW, named LONDON.” Hundreds of advertisements for runaway slaves appeared in colonial American newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Sep 2017

September 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (September 25, 1767).“London BOOK-STORE, North Side of KING-STREET, BOSTON.” John Mein, prominent bookseller in Boston, placed an extraordinary advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Sep 2017

Benjamin Franklin’s Mission to London, 1757-176

Thomas Penn, the son of founder William Penn, inherited majority control of the proprietorship of the colony of Pennsylvania in 1746. At the time... The post Benjamin Franklin’s Mission to London, 1757-1762 appeared first on Journal of the American...

Call for Papers: BGEAH and BrANCH joint postgraduate and Early Career conference

Today at The Junto, we're pleased to share this call for papers for a joint early career and postgraduate conference of BGEAH and BrANCH scholars
From: The Junto on 22 Sep 2017

September 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (September 18, 1767).“Stolen from the subscriber … a plaid jacket.” Peter Bulkley was the victim of a theft! In an advertisement in the New-London...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Sep 2017

UK Blog #13 on Guest Blogger Crossing the Pond

Author of Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014, I submitted my first guest blog in December 2014 and my twelfth in March 2017. I plan to submit my next guest blog after having spoken...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 13 Sep 2017

Q&A with Coll Thrush

Today Coll Thrush speaks with The Junto about his most recent book, Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire, which examines that city’s history through the experiences of Indigenous travelers—willing or otherwise—from...
From: The Junto on 12 Sep 2017

September 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (September 11, 1767).“Choice MADEIRA, TENERIFE, and FAYAL WINES.” Some newspaper advertisements presented consumers with lengthy lists of manufactured...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Sep 2017

Of God and Jonson: theatre history, new things and non-events

I was fortunate to be able to attend some of the superb Before Shakespeare conference at Roehampton last week. I came away with a range of thoughts and ideas, some of which I hope to pursue in one form or another. Perhaps the thing that struck me most,...
From: Mathew Lyons on 11 Sep 2017

September 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Journal (September 3, 1767).“BLANCH WHITE, UPHOLSTERER FROM LONDON.” Colonists lived in an era of intense geographic mobility. In the decade before the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Sep 2017

Forgotten London films: Underground (1928)

Underground is the only silent film I’ve included on this list – and it is a corker. Largely shot on location, it is a treasure trove for anyone wanting to know what interwar London looked like – around Chelsea in particular. (Lots Road...
From: Mathew Lyons on 7 Aug 2017

Forgotten London films: Run For Your Money (1949)

A lesser known Ealing comedy, Run for your Money tells the story of two Welsh miners who come to London having won a prize in a newspaper competition, which they need to collect in person. Some of the humour is more strained than in comparable Ealing...
From: Mathew Lyons on 7 Aug 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.