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Publication: Hakluyt & Oxford

New Publication: Hakluyt & Oxford Many followers of the Hakluyt’s Society’s blog will remember the exhibitions, lectures, and conference held at Oxford in autumn 2016 to commemorate the four-hundredth anniversary of Richard Hakluyt’s...
From: Richard who? on 24 Apr 2018

Programme: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017 – Trading Companies and Travel Literature

The Hakluyt Society Symposium 2017 brings together travel literature and trading companies by exploring how the various early modern Companies collected, created, curated, protected and utilised material relating to travel and discovery around the...
From: Richard who? on 6 Aug 2017

‘World enough, and time’: Richard Hakluyt and the Renaissance Discovery of the World

An important quadricentennial took place on 23 November 2016: the 400th anniversary of the death of Richard Hakluyt (1552-1616). To mark the occasion, an international group of scholars gathered in Oxford for a conference ‘Richard Hakluyt and the...
From: Richard who? on 19 Jun 2017

Looking back on Hakluyt@4

The two-day international conference held to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Richard Hakluyt has been an appropriate highlight in a packed Hakluyt Quatercentenary programme  with events in Oxford and Wetheringsett. Thanks...
From: Richard who? on 14 Dec 2016

Hakluyt@400 Quatercentenary programme Autumn 2016

This year is the 400th anniversary of the death of Richard Hakluyt (1552-1616) and the Hakluyt Society will mark this with an exciting programme of events in Oxford and at Hakluyt’s parish of Wetheringsett in Suffolk. Centrepiece...
From: Richard who? on 14 Aug 2016

Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2017

The Hakluyt Society is pleased to announce the 2017 edition of the Hakluyt Society Essay Prize For the third year in succession, the Hakluyt Society awards its annual Essay Prize(s) of up to a total of £750. The prize or prizes for 2017 will...
From: Richard who? on 12 Aug 2016

How to read Hakluyt’s Principal Navigations (1598-1600)?

A long-time reader and analyst of Richard Hakluyt’s Principal Navigations, Voyages and Discoveries of the English Nation (3 vols. London: 1598-1600), Professor Mary C. Fuller (MIT) is one of the best-placed persons to offer advice on how...
From: Richard who? on 25 Jul 2016

Startford-upon-Avon 1616

You might like to listen to Paul Edmondson’s lecture on Startford-upon-Avon 1616 Paul Edmondson’s lecture starts with Shakespeare’s funeral and the funeral monuments in Holy Trinity Church.  He thinks about Shakespeare’s...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 18 Apr 2016

1616 was only the beginning: Shakespeare’s Folios

This year we are marking 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. This does not mean that we are declaring a year of mourning however, it is a chance to celebrate the ever-developing legacy of Shakespeare and think about everything that...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 2 Apr 2016

NEW: Hakluyt Society Research Grants

A New Year, a New Initiative! After the launch of the Hakluyt Society Essay Prize in 2014 and the great success of the first Hakluyt Society conference in November 2015, the year 2016, which marks the quatercentenary of Richard Hakluyt’s...
From: Richard who? on 29 Jan 2016

Let’s Talk Shakespeare: How Did Shakespeare Die?

9th November 2015 saw the launch of the first episode of Let’s Talk Shakespeare, a ten part podcast series exploring some of the frequently asked questions about Shakespeare’s life.   Each Monday a new podcast will be posted on our...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 4 Jan 2016

The Cabot Project

After an absence that grew far too lengthy far too quickly, we’re happy to say that our newest blog post is indeed a particularly interesting one. Dr Heather Dalton (University of Melbourne) reveals the spectacular findings of collaborative research...
From: Richard who? on 14 May 2015

Editing Hakluyt’s The Principal Navigations: A (nearly) 10-year Progress Report

Happy New Year to all our readers! In our first post of 2015, professor Claire Jowitt (University of Southampton) offers extraordinary insight in the exciting work she has been carrying out together with professor Dan Carey (NUI Galway) on producing...
From: Richard who? on 12 Jan 2015

Hakluyt and Me: Using the Hakluyt Society Publications for my Doctoral Thesis

We are happy to announce the first of our series of guest blogs, this time by Hector Roddan (Cardiff University). In this contribution Hector reviews the usefulness of the Hakluyt Society’s publications for academic study. In a follow up blog,...
From: Richard who? on 28 Oct 2014

Richard who? – Introducing the Hakluyt Society

Welcome to the brand new Hakluyt Society blog! Let me start by telling something about who we are and what we do. The Hakluyt Society was founded in 1846 and has been active as a publisher ever since. In this period, we published more than 300 primary...
From: Richard who? on 6 Oct 2014

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:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

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.