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Andrew Marvell at 4

The seventeenth-century poet, politician and prose satirist Andrew Marvell has been a large part of my life for the past 20 years. A short commemoration of that journey. … More Andrew Marvell at 400
From: Writing Privacy on 31 Mar 2021

A New Horatian Ode: Brexit and Civil War

Inspired by the new BBC documentary, Downfall of a King, a few connections between Brexit and the conflicts of the 1640s. … More A New Horatian Ode: Brexit and Civil War
From: Writing Privacy on 12 Jul 2019

Is Brexit another Revolution?

A touch of history, frustrations with Brexit, regret for my family, and coming from Sunderland. … More Is Brexit another Revolution?
From: Writing Privacy on 15 Mar 2019

Christopher Hill, Andrew Marvell, and the Dissenting Tradition

I owe much of my interest in the seventeenth century to the late historian, Christopher Hill (1912-2003). I went to see Justin Champion deliver an impassioned defence of Hill and his work at a memorial lecture in Newark. … More Christopher Hill,...
From: Writing Privacy on 6 Nov 2018

The Politics of Envy

Why do we always seem to be drawn to what we don’t have? The stumbling block of how to pursue academic publications without fear of rejection. … More The Politics of Envy
From: Writing Privacy on 12 Sep 2018

Was Marvell a seventeenth-century ‘incel’?

The difficulties of dealing with involuntary celibacy, from desolation to misogyny, seem to haunt some of Andrew Marvell's most famous lyric poems. … More Was Marvell a seventeenth-century ‘incel’?
From: Writing Privacy on 6 Jun 2018

Samuel Pepys and His Books

Review of Kate Loveman, Samuel Pepys & His Books: Reading, Newsgathering & Sociability, 1660-1703 (Oxford University Press, 2015). … More Samuel Pepys and His Books
From: Writing Privacy on 1 Jun 2018

Learning a new language

I was reminded this week how nerve-wracking it can be getting to grips with a master's, and why I have my supervisor to thank for it. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 10 Mar 2018

Irish Renaissance Seminar at UCD – “Conflict and Contestation in the Early Modern World “

The first meeting of the Irish Renaissance Seminar for 2017 will be held on Saturday 22nd April in the School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin. The theme for this meeting is Conflict and Contestation in the Early...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 4 Apr 2017

Marvell, Dryden, and the Horatian Ode

There is no hard evidence that Andrew Marvell’s 'Horatian Ode' ever left his hands. Yet, it may have come to John Dryden’s attention. How is Dryden the privileged one? A brief study of hard and soft evidence. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 16 Feb 2017

Dealing with inadequacy: Apple Tree Yard

There’s no escape from growing old, but can we escape the sense of inadequacy it can bring? Watching this unfold is perhaps the most uncomfortable aspect of the BBC's new drama, Apple Tree Yard. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 24 Jan 2017

Create Chaos to Find Quiet: An Epilogue, 2016

It’s not often that I greet New Year with indifference. On the contrary, I’m notorious for indulging in it. But a change of attitude is exactly what’s needed - so let's begin. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 11 Jan 2017

When is calling yourself a failure a good thing?

Is it alright to brand yourself a failure in some things if you’re prepared to be a winner at others? Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 17 Aug 2016

Would Marvell approve of Tinder? A response to Cosmopolitan

The seventeenth-century poet Andrew Marvell received a mention in a recent Cosmopolitan article about Tinder. Would he really have approved of it, as its author claims? Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 10 May 2016

Marvell, Shakespeare, and Green Sicknesses

Green is the colour of innocence and experience, of sickness and of health. A glimpse at what it means to be 'green' in Andrew Marvell and William Shakespeare. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 11 Apr 2016

From U to P: the unlikely route to a doctorate

At the age of 18, I failed a mock A-Level exam on the seventeenth-century poet, Andrew Marvell. Eleven years later, I submitted a doctoral thesis on him. This is a brief overview of the journey from failure to redemption. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 28 Mar 2016

‘Who would write?’ The seven-year itch

How often should we reinvent ourselves? Writing Privacy turned the ripe old age of seven this week, and it's decision time about whether this becomes the second journal to bite the dust. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 9 Mar 2016

Fifty Shades of Green: An Epilogue, 2015

In the absence of just about anything else, 2015 is best described as a career year. But being labelled 'green' in October threatened to undermine all that had gone before. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 10 Jan 2016

Liberating, not lonely? Another truth about being single.

The Telegraph recently published an article entitled “Liberating, not lonely: the truth about being single”. The problem with this message is that it marginalises the importance of choice. A brief examination of an alternative 'truth'. Continue...
From: Writing Privacy on 6 Sep 2015

WhatsApp, Facebook, and the Compromise of Digital Privacy

A case study into the world of digital privacy in Pakistan has an unfortunate crossover with a personal incident that has made me consider the consequences of this kind of thing much more closely. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 2 Aug 2015

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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:

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.