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Sketchbook chronicling a tour along the Rhine by an English traveler and draughtsman

Album of 20 leaves (of which 3 are double leaves) of pencil, sepia and black ink sketches, some with wash, of Rhine landscape and town views, as well as 2 colour wash sketches, and a few pencil sketches (one with wash), most captioned in manuscript. The...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Apr 2018

Spinoza: the Political and the Metaphysical

Spinoza: The Political and the Metaphysical (3)Ghent University June 23, 2016 Location: Simon Stevin Room, Plateau-Rozier, Jozef Plateaustraat 22, 9000 Gent Program: 9:30-10:00: Welcome/coffee 10:00-11:00: Daniel Schneider (Cambridge University), “Spinoza’s...
From: Spinoza Research Network on 22 Jun 2016

Pre-doctoral grant in Early Modern Philosophy (Brussels)

Within the ARC project directed by Arnaud Pelletier, professor for philosophy at the ULB, Brussels, Belgium (, there is a vacancy for one eight-month “Seed-Money” grant for...
From: Spinoza Research Network on 16 Jun 2016

Workshop: The Body in Spinoza’s Philosophy

18 March 2016 Institute of Philosophy, Room N 3000 Leuven Belgium Schedule: 10:00a – 10:30a: Greetings 10:30a – 12:30p: Panel 1 – The Physics and Metaphysics of the Body “Galileo’s Influence on Spinoza’s Concepts of...
From: Spinoza Research Network on 8 Feb 2016

CFP: The Body in Spinoza’s Philosophy

Institute of Philosophy – Room N, KU Leuven Leuven, Belgium 18 March 2016 Keynote: “Spinoza’s Account of Agreement in Nature: From Physics to Politics”, Andrea Sangiacomo, University of Groningen Organizers:  Sean Winkler,...
From: Spinoza Research Network on 29 Sep 2015

Looking Forward to the Weekend: Midwest Catholic Family Conference

The annual Midwest Catholic Family Conference is coming up this weekend and my husband and I plan to attend the Saturday sessions. The theme is the Marriage Feast of the Lamb, illustrated with the central panel of Jan and Hubert van Eyck’s...

Exhibition Announcement: “SWEET 18″ Contemporary Art, Fashion, and Design Inspired by the 18th Century

For almost four centuries, Hingene Castle (Belgium) was the favorite summer residence of the aristocratic d’Ursel family.  Each summer, the Duke, together with his family and household, would arrive to take up residence in this magnificent...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 8 Jun 2015

The funeral of Mrs Potato: a round-up of World War I recipes

A few days ago, while visiting the exposition '14-18 - it's our history' at the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History in Brussels, Belgium, one document particularly caught my attention: an obituary notice for the passing … Continue...
From: The Recipes Project on 8 Jan 2015

Blessed Columba Marmion

From Vultus Christi in Ireland:A Great Irish SaintToday is the feast of a great Irish saint! Born and educated in Dublin, Joseph Marmion served as a parish priest and seminary professor before becoming a Benedictine monk at the Abbey of Maredsous in Belgium....

On This Day... The Wedding of Princess Charlotte and Prince Leopold

We have heard of a good many royal marriages here at the guide that ended badly. There have been still more that endured for years in mutual dislike or, on a good day, simply simmered resentfully instead. It is a pleasure, therefore, to tell of a happy...

A Powder Horn Safety Test in Belgium.

A chap from Belgium emailed me to let me know that he and some friends, having made a powder horn as I had instructed in the video below, decided to test this powder horn and see if it did what I said it would. The test was a success, and very well done...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 2 Apr 2014

When They Began the Beguines (And the Last Beguine)

Thanks to Elena Maria Vidal's Tea at Trianon blog for this story from The Telegraph about the last Beguine:In the late 12th century a Flemish priest named Lambert le Begue established a community in Liège for the widows of crusaders who had not...

"Trash written by trash": The Belgian royal family responds to its critics

A few weeks ago, I posted an article on how the British royal household seems to be getting sassier with unwarranted attacks on the royal family's private lives, after photographers invaded the privacy of the Duchess of Cambridge while she was on holiday...
From: Confessions of a Ci-Devant on 30 Nov 2012

The Spanish Netherlands and Scherpenheuvel

Mentioning the Archduke Albert and the Spanish Netherlands in the post about composer Peter Philips the other day reminded me of our visit to Scherpenheuvel (Sharp Hill) in Belgium during the 2000 Jubilee Year. During our second visit to Belgium (work...

Marie-Astrid: the Queen who never was

The 1981 marriage of Charles, Prince of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer was one of the most famous media events of the century. The splendour of the day and the drama of the marriage's breakdown in the next decade helped remove memories of the fact that for...
From: Confessions of a Ci-Devant on 9 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.