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Sir Tremendous Longinus and the Ridiculum

It just sounds so rude! Sir Tremendous Longinus: somehow priapic and vaginal at the same time. It is also by far the funniest thing about the Pope, Arbuthnot, and Gay’s play Three Hours After Marriage in which Sir Trem appears as ‘the greatest critick...
From: The Romantic Ridiculous on 21 Jul 2021

Emotions in Legal Practices Conference: Some Thoughts

  Engraving of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.By Hugh Dillon, Deputy State Coroner, New South Wales  Every day of the week, in trial courts all over the world, juries are told to ‘hearken...
From: Histories of Emotion on 17 Nov 2016

Reflecting on Children’s Voices: Creating space to listen

Image: Brock Brown, Feelings of Black Saturday, 2009, acrylic on paper, 29.6 x 41.8 cm, The Cunningham Dax Collection, 2015.0091Last week I had the privilege of convening the ‘Children’s Voices in Contemporary Australia’ symposium with...
From: Histories of Emotion on 15 Sep 2016

Emotion, Memory, Photography

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESGroup activity, For Future Reference, Kelvin Lau (2015 By Penelope Lee, CHE Education and Outreach Office, The University of Melbourne  All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s...
From: Histories of Emotion on 4 Feb 2016

Martin Barker and ‘the remarkable rise of livecasting’

The summer reading continues on, and next on the list is Martin Barker’s Live to Your Local Cinema: The Remarkable Rise of Livecasting (Palgrave Pivot, 2013). This is the first – and as far as I know still the only – book-length work...
From: Digital Shakespeares on 11 Aug 2015

A smile is more than showing teeth

It’s been a long time since my last post, and I’m afraid it’s going to be quite awhile until the next one too, largely due to the fact that I’ve been busy with the final revisions to my first solo-authored book (started in my...
From: Digital Shakespeares on 13 Jan 2015

Disarming the Disaffected

In a previous article I said that there are “times when a gun would have come in real handy” but there were no guns to be found.[1] Well the flip side to that coin is when guns aren’t so useful—at least not to you—and those incidents generally...

Shakespeare and Emotion — European style

A quick plug for a seminar on Shakespeare and emotion that I’m co-organizing with the excellent Kristine Steenbergh next year. It’s part of the European Shakespeare Research Association’s conference at the University of Worcester, 29...
From: Digital Shakespeares on 2 Aug 2014

Can quality of fathering really be measured by the size of a man’s testes?

Better fathers have smaller testicles; Testicle size linked to father role. These are the kinds of headline accompanying the reports of a study in the US that concludes that men who nurture their children have smaller testes. Seventy men with …...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 10 Sep 2013

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.