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James Renwick’s Halloween Preaching in 1686

On Hallowe’en, 1686, James Renwick preached at the Annick Water in Dreghorn parish, Ayrshire. Map of the Annick Water near Lambroughton earl of Linlithgow Four months after the preaching, the prisoners from it were brought before the earl of Linlithgow...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Sep 2012

They shoot horses, don’t they?: the despair of so many people

Dear friends and readers, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They (ABC/Palomar, 1969) opens with a prologue I didn’t understand until late in the movie. We see people training a horse, something seems to go wrong, and it’s shot dead with a gun....
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 12 Sep 2012

New Bust of Shakespeare Part 2 (video)

I continue my journey, following the footsteps of artist and actor Garrick Huscared as he explains how he made a new bust of Shakespeare. This conversation which took place in another part of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, the muniment room...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 11 Sep 2012

King John III Sobieski and the Battle of Vienna

Believe it or not, there's a connection between September 11, 1683 and the long English Reformation: Maria Clementina Sobieska, the granddaughter of King Jan Sobieski married James Francis Edward Stuart:Being one of Europe's wealthiest heiresses, she...

Ancient & Honorable, Old and New

Yesterday’s Boston Globe brought news that the Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company of Boston is inducting its first female members: Lt. Col. Catherine M. Corkery and Lt. Col. Christine Hoffmann of the National Guard. The organization was founded...
From: Boston 1775 on 11 Sep 2012

If I were to rewrite 50 Shades of Grey

Dear friends and readers, Over on my Austen reveries blog, I have expended many electrons discussing the novels this book is like and its meaning: a daughter of Richardson’s Pamela and Cleland’s Fanny Hill, sister to Nabokov’s Lolita;...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 10 Sep 2012

Appel à communication : « S’exprimer autrement : poétique et enjeux de l’allégorie
 à l’époque classique »

Le XVIIe siècle est sans aucun doute l’âge d’or de l’allégorie, au point où François Hédelin, dit l’abbé d’Aubignac, songe à fonder une Académie des Allégories pour rivaliser avec l’Académie française. Les intervenants au colloque...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 10 Sep 2012

Two Memorials

This weekend the Salem Witch Trials Memorial was rededicated, 20 years after its installation and after a year of renovation and fortification by its original mason.  The Memorial remains the only Witch-trial-related initiative that I can bear in Salem,...
From: streetsofsalem on 10 Sep 2012

Living Animals and Dead Humans

By Allen Shotwell In the sixteenth century life and death, health and disease, animals and humans mixed together in a number of interesting ways. In the pursuit of understanding human anatomy primarily in the service of medicine, anatomists dissected...
From: Performing Humanity on 10 Sep 2012

St. Ambrose Barlow, OSB

From the English College of Valladolid in Spain:ST. Ambrose BARLOW OSB was born in Barlow Hall near Manchester, in the year 1595. Son of Sir Alexander Barlow and Mary Brereton, he was baptised in November of the same year in Didsbury. He received his...

18th Century Cats in paintings

Jean Jacques Bachelier, White angora cat chasing a butterfly (Chat angora blanc guettant un papillon). 18th Century, oil on canvas. Musée Lambinet. Maybe I am inspired by @arthistorycat I feel like I keep coming across paintings featuring 18th century...

Subsidised Shakespeare

RSC cuts In 2011/12 the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) was the Arts Council’s fifth highest regularly funded organisation (RFO) with a grant of £16,413,895 (down from £17,639,392 the previous year) behind The Royal Opera House, Southbank Centre,...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 9 Sep 2012

At Auction | American Furniture at Christie’s, 24 September 2012

Press release from Christie’s: Important American Furniture, Folk Art, and Decorative Arts (Sale #2584) Christie’s, New York, 24 September 2012 Queen Anne Japanned Maple Bureau Table, ornament attributed to Robert Davis (d. 1739), ca. 1735. On...
From: Enfilade on 9 Sep 2012

"Persuading to Popery" in 1587

One of the 85 Martyrs of England and Wales: In his earlier years, George Douglas, of Edinburgh, Scotland, worked as a schoolmaster in the English county of Rutland. He subsequently journeyed overseas to Paris, where he studied for the priesthood and was...

Episode Six of "The English Reformation Today"!

Since today is the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I'll begin this broadcast with the Collect for the Feast--and with the note that Elizabethan England celebrated the birth of the last Tudor monarch with more festivity than that of the...

A Priest and Two Laymen in 1600

Franciscan Thomas Palaser and two laymen, John Norton and John Talbot who had assisted him were executed on September 8, 1600, near the end of Elizabeth I's reign/life. According to the Royal English College of Valladolid, Spain:BLESSED Thomas...

Colloque international : « Marmi policromi. Il gusto del colore nella scultura dal XVI al XIX secolo »

Colloque international organisé par Grégoire Extermann (Université de Genève/membre ISR 2010-12) et Ariane Varela Braga (Université de Neuchâtel/membre ISR 2009-11) L’emploi de matériaux polychromes – marbre, bronze, alabastre – à la Renaissance...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 7 Sep 2012

Covenanters Captured at David Houston’s Preaching at the Polbaith Burn in 1687

At nine o’clock at night on Sunday 16 January, 1687, a new seditious field preacher, David Houston, held a conventicle at the Polbaith Burn in Kilmarnock parish, Ayrshire. In the aftermath the field preaching, thirty-eight people were identified as...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Sep 2012

Eternal Elizabeth

Today is the birthday (in 1533) of Queen Elizabeth I, a fact that would have been well-known in her own time.  The coincidence of Elizabeth’s birthday with the eve of the nativity of the Virgin Mary was not lost on her subjects, and obviously enhanced...
From: streetsofsalem on 7 Sep 2012

New Bust of Shakespeare Part 1 (video)

Imagine trying to form a bust in clay from a painting. Imagine that your subject is Shakespeare. Imagine where and how you would start. Garrick Huscared is one of Stratford-upon-Avon’s great presences. He is an artist and an actor and can often...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 7 Sep 2012

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.