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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

Information and Ideology in Henri-Antoine Mézière’s Canadian Age of Revolutions

This post is a part of a series entitled “(In)forming Revolution: Information Networks in the Age of Revolutions.” By Jordan Taylor In early 1792, a young French Canadian named Henri-Antoine Mézière published a short polemic...
From: Age of Revolutions on 18 Sep 2017

Rumor and Report in Affiches Américaines: Saint-Domingue’s American Revolution

By Rob Taber “A pamphlet circulates in the colonies of America with the title ‘Common Sense.’ Mister Adams, one of the delegates to Congress, happens to be the author. This work entirely erases the idea of reconciliation and excites...
From: Age of Revolutions on 13 Sep 2017

“Meer Mechanics” No More: How Printers Shaped Information in the Revolutionary Age

This post is a part of a series entitled “(In)forming Revolution: Information Networks in the Age of Revolutions.” By Joseph M. Adelman The men and women who physically produced the texts lauded as key to the American Revolution rarely get...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 Sep 2017

Back to the book

Since my children returned to school the push has been on to complete the final stages of my book manuscript.  It’s due to go to the publisher at the end of September, so I’ve been doing all the tedious things that come with completion. ...
From: Early Modern Ballads on 8 Sep 2017

Information, Empire, and Roads to Revolutions

By Alyssa Zuercher Reichardt Anglo-French competition in Europe and across the globe propelled the development of early infrastructure states. While the infrastructure state was largely confined to la Métropole in eighteenth-century France,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 6 Sep 2017

“(In)forming Revolution Series: Information Networks in the Age of Revolutions” – Introduction

By Bryan A. Banks “We have entered the information age, and the future, it seems, will be determined by the media. In fact, some would claim that the modes of communication have replaced the modes of production as the driving force of the modern...
From: Age of Revolutions on 4 Sep 2017

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for September 2017

Yay September! We’re starting into my favorite time of year! Books Although I posted about it a couple of months ago, it appears that Elizabeth of York and Her Six Daughters-in-Law: Fashioning Tudor Queenship, 1485-1547 by Retha Warnicke has been...
From: Blog on 3 Sep 2017

Open Opportunities

Administered from the University of Western Australia, Cerae is an open-access, peer reviewed journal directed by a committee of interstate and international graduate students and early career researchers. We are united in our commitment to open access...
From: CERAE Impressions: A Blog on 3 Sep 2017

Top Articles of August 2017

We’re back! After celebrating our 1000th article and taking a summer break, we’re back in the saddle again with a healthy backlog of new... The post Top Articles of August 2017 appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Lady Georgiana Lennox and her adventures with the 1st Duke of Wellington

Lady Georgiana Lennox. Image © Alice Achacheby Alice Marie Crossland Lady Georgiana Lennox, or Georgy as she was known to her friends and family, was born in 1795, the third daughter of the 4th Duke and Duchess of Richmond. She was one of 14 children...
From: Naomi Clifford on 31 Aug 2017

Sunday Short Takes

Feels weird doing this while part of my state drowns but other than some small donations there isn’t a whole lot I can do at this point until the rain stops here and elsewhere (and it looks like that won’t happen until the end of the week)....
From: Blog on 27 Aug 2017

Cerae Receives the Matilda Award

Michael, Tara and Imogen accepting the Matilda Award Cerae is proud to announce that we have been selected to receive the Bryant Stokes Matilda Award for Cultural Excellence, 2017. The Matilda Award recognises outstanding achievement in cultural pursuits...
From: CERAE Impressions: A Blog on 22 Aug 2017

Searching for Wrecked Slaving Ships

The House of Slaves (Maison des Esclaves) with the narrow door, the Point-of-no-return, through which slaves were loaded onto ships bound for the Americas, visible in the center. The building opened as a museum in 1962. Photo by Robin Elaine (3 September...
From: Enfilade on 21 Aug 2017

Excavating the VOC ‘Rooswijk’, a 1740 Shipwreck

Pewter tankard found in the wreck of the Rooswijk, which sank in 1740© Historic England/RCE ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ As reported by AFP, via Art Daily (20 August 2017) . . . Maritime archaeologists said Friday they have...
From: Enfilade on 21 Aug 2017

The Great New England Eclipse of 193

In my ongoing preoccupation with turning the universal into the parochial, it wasn’t difficult to determine which historical eclipse had the biggest impact on Salem, which was just on the southwest border of the total blackout zone of the eclipse...
From: streets of salem on 20 Aug 2017

Indoor fun and games

With rain pouring outside today, my thoughts have turned to indoor games. A quadrille is a dance but it’s also a card game for four players (via French from Spanish cuadrilla, diminutive of cuadro (square), from Latin quadra)....
From: Naomi Clifford on 18 Aug 2017

August 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (August 17, 1767).“I … am of Opinion that they may be serviceable in many Disorders, if properly used.” These items from the August 17, 1767,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 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.