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The Athenian Plague | Stephen Basdeo

By Stephen Basdeo, a writer and historian based in Leeds, UK. Introduction The annals of history are littered with accounts of epidemics and pandemics. One of the earliest large-scale pandemics, which affected Ancient Greece and the Middle East...

To Canaris, the Greek Patriot

Written by Victor Hugo and translated by G.W.M. Reynolds (“Canaris! nous t’avons oublié.”)[1] [Kanaris! We forgot you!] {VIII., October, 1832.} O Canaris! O Canaris! the poet’s song Has blameful left untold thy deeds too long!...

A valuable ancient commodity: Miltos of Kea

By Effie Photos-Jones The island of Kea in the North Cyclades is by some travel agents’ reckoning the (rich) Athenians’ ‘best-kept secret’, their beautifully-designed stone-built villas merging seamlessly with the barren landscape overlooking...
From: The Recipes Project on 3 Jun 2021

Imperial historian, imperial daughter: Anna Komnene and The Alexiad

Few, if any, historians have been so high born as Anna Komnene, first daughter of the Byzantine emperor Alexios I, who came into the world in the porphyry-lined room of the Palace of Boukoleon, overlooking the harbour of Constantinople and the Sea of...
From: Mathew Lyons on 15 Feb 2021

‘Nature’s Fragile Vessel’: Journal article by @DrJ_Gregory

Portrait of the Merchant Georg Gisze (Hans Holbein) My journal article on ‘”Nature’s Fragile Vessel”: Rethinking approaches to material culture in literature’ has been published this week ‘Online First’ and will...
From: Cardiff Shakespeare on 4 Aug 2017

The art of artifice (and the artifice of art): The Life of Timon of Athens

The Life of Timon of Athens isn’t a particularly celebrated play in Shakespeare’s oeuvre. Many critics think its language and plot don’t quite stack up to the Bard’s usual standards. Some argue it was never finished. Others conclude...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 5 Jun 2016

The Secret Life of Shakespeare’s First Folio

Simon Russell Beale Shakespeare’s First Folio is back in the news again, with a documentary presented by actor Simon Russell Beale having been broadcast on 9 September. It’s part of the series The Secret Life of Books, a fascinating look...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 1 Oct 2014

King Lear and poverty

Simon Russell Beale as KIng Lear, National Theatre I’m finally getting to see Simon Russell Beale playing King Lear at the National Theatre this week. I’m not sure how much I’m going to agree with some of the interpretation, but with...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 2 Jun 2014

Shakespeare and Theory: Special Issue II (Published in English Studies)

Shakespeare and Theory: Special Issue II Guest Editors: François-Xavier Gleyzon and Johann Gregory The latest issue of English Studies is a special issue on Shakespeare and Theory. The first issue (94.3, 2013) The second issue (94.7, 2013) Contents...
From: Cardiff Shakespeare on 13 Nov 2013


Romeo played by Johnny Depp. Now that I would have liked to see. He has, to be sure, scrupulously avoided playing the gorgeous romantic leads that his looks would have made possible, but in his lost vulnerable Gilbert Grape and Sam (of Benny and Joon)...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 7 Oct 2013

Conference from the Main Campus to London

It all started about eighteen months ago. The University of Notre Dame in London wanted very much to feel it was doing all it could to honour Stanley Wells  C.B.E. as the pre-eminent Shakespeare scholar. So, Notre Dame’s London director, Greg Kucich,...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 28 Feb 2013

The Plays We Overlook: Timon of Athens

Photo:by Roger Tooth, The GuardianIf I were to ask you about Timon of Athens you would probably say one or more of three things: (1) It’s generally believed to be a collaboration between Shakespeare and Thomas Middleton; (2) It’s quoted by Karl Marx;...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 29 Jan 2013

Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens in Cardiff tomorrow at Cineworld

‘Simon Russell Beale takes the lead role in this new production of Shakespeare’s tale of conspicuous consumption, debt and ruin. Wealthy and generous to a fault, Athenian gentleman Timon is a bon viveur, a patron of the arts and a personal...
From: Cardiff Shakespeare on 31 Oct 2012

All the world’s a cinema

A scene from Doctor Faustus Summer’s drawing to a close, but there are still lots of Shakespeare treats to enjoy, though not perhaps out of doors. No matter where you live, your local cinema may be able to provide you with a fix of stage performance. Shakespeare’s...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 19 Sep 2012

Updating Timon: Simon Russell Beale at the National

Programme for Timon of Athens Theatre programmes don’t often include an article written by the leading man in the production. Most actors and directors let their work speak for them, and drawing attention to their past successes might be courting...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 11 Aug 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:{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.