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Bread and Resistance in Colonial Bengal

By Mohd. Ahmar Alvi Among the many foods accompanying British colonizers to India, leavened bread was received differently by different communities and religious groups. Many upper-caste Hindus had revulsion not only for the bread but also for the other...
From: The Recipes Project on 9 Jun 2022

Danny Bowien’s Post-Authentic Asian America

By Leland Tabares In a recent interview, James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur Danny Bowien admits that if he were to create authentic diasporic Asian food, he would be making “Hamburger Helper” and “buttery canned vegetables.” A Korean...
From: The Recipes Project on 11 Nov 2021

Shakespeare and the strangers: Refugee Week

This week, 18-24 June 2018, has been Refugee Week in the UK . This is its twentieth year, timed to coincide with the worldwide Refugee Day, 20 June. The need to remember the plight of refugees is just as acute, if not more so, than it has ever been. Quoting...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Jun 2018

Ira Aldridge, theatre manager: the Coventry connection

On 3 August 2017 a blue plaque is to be unveiled in Coventry commemorating Britain’s first non-white theatre manager, Ira Aldridge, exactly 150 years after his death. I’ve written blog posts before celebrating Aldridge’s work as an actor...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 2 Aug 2017

An 18th century Asian sword has been found on a Welsh riverbed!

The Kris sword has a distinct ornate bird on its handle, which may be made of bone (Photo: Carmarthenshire County Museum) More information here: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/mystery-surrounds-asian-sword-found-12981767;
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 6 May 2017

'Love & the Word' – AULLA Conference 2016

Hosted by Victoria University, the Australasian Universities Languages & Literature Association Conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia from 7th-9th December 2016.The conference theme draws on AULLA’s origins as an association of scholars...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 7 Dec 2016

Women of the Italian Renaissance 1

Women of the Italian Renaissance: Giulia Gonzaga (1513-1566)Giulia Gonzaga (1513-1566) was the daughter of Ludovico Gonzaga, lord of Sabbioneta and Bozzolo, and his wife Francesca Fieschi. At the age of fourteen, Giulia was married to Vespasiano Colonna,...
From: Conor Byrne on 1 Nov 2016

Post-war British theatre: Finlay, Gaskill and British Black and Asian Shakespeare

Frank Finlay as Iago and Laurence Olivier as Othello Almost swamped by the understandable outpouring of tributes for the late Sir Terry Wogan, the death of the fine actor Frank Finlay at 89 has passed with little attention this week. Most people remember...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 5 Feb 2016

To Tell Our Story: British Black and Asian Shakespeare

October is Black History month. In an earlier post in October 2012 I discussed the impact of Paul Robeson’s return to the English stage as Othello in the 1959 production at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. Today’s blog...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 29 Oct 2015

British Black and Asian Shakespeare

Ira Aldridge as Othello, 1830 We’re in the middle of Black History Month 2014, and it’s a good moment to draw attention to a major project on the history of non-white performers of Shakespeare. British Black and Asian Shakespeare is run by...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 17 Oct 2014

New Book & Review: Memoirs of Jacques de Coutre

The Memoirs and Memorials of Jacques de Coutre: Security, Trade and Society in 16th- and 17th-century Southeast Asia, ed. Peter Borschberg, trans. Roopanjali Roy (National University of Singapore Press, 2013). Reviewed by Juan José Morales in The Asian...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 27 Jan 2014

"The use of Caucasian to mean white was popularized in the late 18th century by Johann Friedrich..."

“The use of Caucasian to mean white was popularized in the late 18th century by Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, a German anthropologist, who decreed that it encompassed Europeans and the inhabitants of a region reaching from the Obi River in Russia to...
From: Georgian Cyberworlds on 10 Jul 2013

David Rundle’s thesis on-line, or What Not to Say in a Viva

It was, if my memory does not deceive me, a bright and mild December afternoon in 1997 when I entered Oxford’s Examination Schools in white bow-tie and long academic gown, walked up the stairs that rise to the right of the entrance hall, then made...

Marlowe in his Moment

[At long last, a new early modern post. The essay below will appear in a volume on Marlowe in Context, edited by Emily C. Bartels and Emma Smith, and forthcoming from Cambridge University Press later this year -- for full citations, see the print version.] What...
From: dispositio on 23 Oct 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.