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Your search for posts with tags containing Anxiety found 13 posts

December 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The most judicious, sensible and learned Gentlemen … have already subscribed.” Subscription notices were a common form of advertising in early American newspapers. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Dec 2020

October 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “They render the skin delicately white and soft.” Amid advertisements for textiles and housewares. James Thompson marketed cosmetics in the New-York Journal in September...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Oct 2020

January 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Any Ladies uneasy in their shapes, he likewise fits without any incumberance.” Richard Norris, “STAY-MAKER, from LONDON,” made a variety of appeals...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Jan 2020

August 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (August 4, 1769). “Good Work … equal to any in Boston.” The consumer revolution of the eighteenth century extended far beyond major metropolitan...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Aug 2019

September 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (September 8, 1768).“WHEREAS many Persons are so unfortunate as to lose their fore Teeth … they may have them replaced with false Ones...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Sep 2018

June 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (June 23, 1768).“Young ladies and growing misses inclined to casts or rises in the hips or shoulders, he likewise prevents.” Richard Norris, a “Stay-Maker,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Jun 2018

Life in the Wilderness: Two years after the viva

In a previous blog post I wrote about my tips for surviving in academia as an early career researcher (ECR). Written some six months after my viva, I still stand by the majority of the statements I made in it. But time brings new perspective, so I wanted...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 15 Mar 2018

A spring syllabus: Sexual and Marital Conflicts in Anthony Trollope

Louis (Oliver Dimsdale) and Emily (Laura Fraser) in later confrontation (2004 BBC/WBGH, scripted Andrew Davies) A Syllabus For a course at the Oscher LifeLong Learning Institute at George Mason University Day: Seven Wednesday mornings, 11:50 to 1:15 pm,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 9 Mar 2018

May 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette (May 18, 1767).“Cloaths, after the newest and genteelest Taste, as is now worn in London.” George Senneff adopted a marketing strategy commonly deployed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 May 2017

August 19

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Mercury (August 18, 1766).“DANCING IS Taught by the Subscriber, in a genteel and easy Method.” John Trotter and other dancing masters regularly advertised their...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Aug 2016

Academic Anxiety: Thinking Patterns in Academia

On a previous post I wrote about the eye-opening statistic that 1 in 4 people experience mental health problems in any given year. I also talked about my anxiety disorder openly for the first time. Panic attacks, overwhelming worry and difficulty sleeping...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 25 Apr 2016

Time to Talk: Academic Anxiety

Today is 'Time to Talk' day, part of a campaign to end stigma and discrimination against mental illness. It has been organized by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, with funding from the Department of Health, Comic Relief and the Big Lottery...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 4 Feb 2016


At this very moment, there’s two major events happening that I should be at. One is the third annual Mumsnet Blogfest in London (which I spoke at in 2012), a huge gathering of bloggers who have travelled from all over the country to network, learn...
From: Madame Guillotine on 8 Nov 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:{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.