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Frost Fair on the River Thames

“In the foreground is the riverside in Southwark, with spectators, and a vendor of ‘A hot Mutton Pie or an Apple Pie’; a gangway placarded ‘The New City Road’ leads from the pavement to ice. In the background is a detailed...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Oct 2016

October 17

GUEST CURATOR: Lindsay Hajjar What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (October 17, 1766).“ALSO, An able body’d hearty Wench 16 Years old (with a sucking Child.” This advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Oct 2016

Municipal Monsters

In what has become a pattern for me, I was looking for something quite particular, when I came across something that diverted me from my path altogether, this time in the online catalog of the American Antiquarian Society. The item in question was...
From: streets of salem on 14 Oct 2016

October 11

GUEST CURATOR: Jordan Russo What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-London Gazette (October 10, 1766).“A valuable FARM, containing about 130 Acres of choice good Land.” The majority of people in colonial...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Oct 2016

October 1

GUEST CURATOR: Jordan Russo What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (October 10, 1766).“Linseed-Oil … for ready CASH.”   Lindseed oil has many uses today, but this advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Oct 2016

October 5

GUEST CURATOR: Elizabeth Curley What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-London Gazette (October 3, 1766).“A Passage Boat … is now Established between Long-Island and New-London.” A “Passage...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Oct 2016

Invisible Black British History

Only relatively recently have many people in Britain become aware that the presence of black and mixed race people did not begin with the arrival of the Windrush in 1948. Indeed we also forget that the ship was called the Empire Windrush reflecting...
From: A Parcel of Ribbons on 5 Oct 2016

Flying through 17th century London

Flying through 17th century LondonOpen Culture is an amazing resource for teaching and research and well worth exploring; the audio recordings are often especially amazing. Here though I have chosen a link for the blog which features in my teaching on...
From: renaissanceissues on 3 Oct 2016

October 3

GUEST CURATOR: Elizabeth Curley What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (October 3, 1766).“A Night-School will be opened on Monday Evening.” Evening schools allowed children and adults who...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Oct 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

Almost A King: Lord Guildford Dudley

Lord Guildford Dudley, son of the duke of Northumberland, is not usually depicted positively either in fiction or non-fiction. Often, Guildford is presented as a weak-willed, snivelling adolescent who sobbed on the scaffold, or as an abusive sociopath...
From: Conor Byrne on 26 Sep 2016

John Empson at the sign of the Crown and Beacon in Duke’s Place

A mid-17th century token issued by John Empson of Duke’s Place, London The above copper half penny token measures 20.9 mm and weighs 1.34 grams. It was issued by a tradesman operating from Duke’s Place in London in the mid-17th century. Its...
From: Mr. Pepys' Small Change on 24 Sep 2016

The Map of Early Modern London (MoEML): The Agas Map This is a link that forms the basis of several seminars I teach on Early Modern London, on space, on urban geography, on sociological readings of space- lots of ways in which I use this link. In a nutshell, the...
From: renaissanceissues on 19 Sep 2016

Remixing and Remaking Digital History: the London Lives Petitions

For those of you who like such things, this post explores the rationale and methodology for my work on London Lives Petitions: it’s a revised/extended version of my paper at the Digital Humanities Congress, September 2016, in the session on Adding...
From: Early Modern Notes on 14 Sep 2016

Game of Hats

Back after a terrific weekend at the Historical Novel Society conference in Oxford. Yes, there were big guns – Melvyn Bragg, Fay Weldon et al – but as always at such events, the information and ideas coming out of the panel sessions were more...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 5 Sep 2016

September 5

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (September 5, 1766).“They have a Quantity of Goods remaining on Hand which they’ll Sell cheap.” Trumbull, Fitch, and Trumbull ended their partnership...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Sep 2016

Conflagration Commemoration

Across the Atlantic, the year-long commemoration of the 350th anniversary of the Great London Fire of 1666 is peaking this weekend, today actually, with a contained conflagration: a 400-foot wooden replica of the seventeenth-century city will go up in...
From: streets of salem on 4 Sep 2016

4 September 2016: An Evening with the Authors

An exciting event will be taking place in London on Saturday 24 September 2016. Made Global Publishing are hosting "An Evening with the Authors" at the Venue in Malet Street. Not only can you meet a wide range of authors who will be discussing their latest...
From: Conor Byrne on 4 Sep 2016

The 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire...

Well, we've finally reached the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London (Well, sort of. We're on a different calendar now, but I guess it doesn't really matter really).  The dome of St. Paul's is all lit up... AFP: Daniel Leal-Olivas ...
From: Susanna Calkins, Author on 4 Sep 2016

The Great Fire of London, Reconsidered

Sat 3 September 2016 – Wren Suite, St Paul’s Cathedral The Great Fire of London has long been held as a pivotal moment in London’s history. Over the course of four days in September 1666, an infernal blaze claimed over 13,000 houses,...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 3 Sep 2016

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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.