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Revaluing the Ocean (Salt Lake City, Feb 2019)

When Jeff McCarthy, Director of the University of Utah’s Environmental Humanities Program and one of our hosts for this great Ocean conference at Salt Lake City, brought us home Friday afternoon with a discussion of “storm ethics” in...
From: The Bookfish on 18 Feb 2019

Creating Nature: Draft program and title

“Boring the Moon.” Photograph by Rosamund Purcell The full draft program for Creating Nature: Premodern Climate and the Environmental Humanities, is now online at Folgerpedia. I’m excited to be co-organizing this event with Owen Williams...
From: The Bookfish on 14 Nov 2018

Tempest at the Queens Theater

When I left the theater around 10 pm, the rain fell heavy and thick, splashing hard onto my bald head. I darted beneath trees but was pretty wet by the time I got to my car. I missed my exit for the Whitestone Bridge and had to navigate a few treacherous...
From: The Bookfish on 3 Nov 2018

Imagining the Coast in Mystic and Enders Island

Day 1 at the Greenmanville Church I’m back home after a glorious two days at the Imagining the Coast symposium organized by Nels Pearson and the Fairfield Humanities Institute. I come away buzzing with ideas about coastal retreat...
From: The Bookfish on 16 Sep 2018

Water City Bristol!

Brunel’s suspension bridge over the Avon If you don’t fix things in words, they might float away. So, briefly, a skeletal accounting — 3 open-water swims 2 workshops in maritime writing 1 public lecture 1 trip up the canal locks to Saltford...
From: The Bookfish on 10 Jun 2018

Blue Humanities in Bristol!

  It’s summer in CT and the kids have just finished school, but I’m sneaking in one last academic trip into this sabbatical semester when I fly to Bristol, UK, on Sunday night, to spend a week as a Visiting Fellow at the University of...
From: The Bookfish on 2 Jun 2018

Sailing without Ahab: Verses 106 (Ahab’s Leg) and 42 (The Whiteness of the Whale)

Cross-posted from the Glasgow Review of Books — SAILING WITHOUT AHAB: AN ECO-POETIC VOYAGE – PART TWO 9 May 2018 by grbed ECOCRITICISM NOW: The essays, reviews, and poetry collected in this thread trace responses to...
From: The Bookfish on 10 May 2018

An Eco-Trio: Posthuman Glossary, Brave New Worlds, Victorian Ecotime

Victorian Ecotime: the cake! (Photo by Nathan Hensley) May is a transitional month where I live in southern New England. After a long wait, tulips, cherry blossoms, and hay fever all erupt. Academic semesters wind into exams. The air can be hot, but the...
From: The Bookfish on 6 May 2018

Savage Lecture in Mississippi

I’m just back from a lovely short trip to Oxford, MS, where I was pleased to deliver the 46th Annual James Edwin Savage Lecture in the Renaissance. My talk, “Nature Loves to Err: Catastrophe and Ecology in The Winter’s Tale”...
From: The Bookfish on 20 Apr 2018

The Winter’s Tale @ Tfana

I’m in the middle of a three-plays-in-five-days theaterathon — Lear at BAM tomorrow! — so just some quick notes on a lively and ultimately very moving production of The Winter’s Tale at Tfana. It’s a real...
From: The Bookfish on 9 Apr 2018

#shax2018: Conversations & utopias in LA

The Hotel Postmodernism Her small grey head peaked out of the swell about twenty feet away from us. The curve of her back echoed the small waves rolling in through the slate-green Pacific off Venice Beach. In all the years I’ve been swimming in...
From: The Bookfish on 2 Apr 2018

Plural Anthropocenes in Lausanne

During the workshop, with Vanessa Daws’s watercolor I’m just back from a thrilling and exhausting trip to Lausanne, where I was a guest of CUSO, the affiliated group of Western (Francophone) Swiss universities. On Saturday, for a group of...
From: The Bookfish on 26 Feb 2018

#pluralizetheanthropocene!: Lausanne 24 Feb 2018

Anthropocene travels In just under two weeks, on 24 Feb, I’ll be at the Universite de Lausanne in Switzerland, leading a one-day workshop for the English department of CUSO (Conference Universitaire de Suisse Occidentale) under the title of...
From: The Bookfish on 11 Feb 2018

Free Books!: How We Write and Oceanic New York

[Now that I’ve got your attention I might remind you that books are never free, just as they are never singular: they are always collective products with both visible and invisible costs, benefits, and consequences in the world. In other words —...
From: The Bookfish on 25 Sep 2015

A Maiden Knight at Kalamazoo

Mishigami, the “great water” (Cross-posted at In the Middle) When you dive into cold water, it pushes the wind out of you. The icy shock holds you still, just for an instant. You slide beneath the waves into water’s slippery grip, and then...
From: The Bookfish on 21 May 2013

Shipwreck: Ecologies of the Inhuman

With my mind still whirling from the Ecologies of the Inhuman event last Friday, and while greatly enjoying all the post-event e-discussions — helpfully curated by Jeffrey at In the Middle — here’s my talk on shipwreck, Dylan’s...
From: The Bookfish on 9 Apr 2013

Making the green one red

I’m on my way to SAA in Toronto in the morning, but I’ll drop a couple paragraphs into the Bookfish’s mouth before I go. This is the opening and one other paragraph from a new article, that will appear at some point in JEMCS. It grew...
From: The Bookfish on 27 Mar 2013

The Human Shore by John Gillis

Who wants a new “blue humanities” history of the West? I do! I started this book just as the lights went out during Hurricane Sandy, and I was so enthralled I kept reading by flashlight for a few hours. The latest work of oceanic history...
From: The Bookfish on 27 Feb 2013

Swervin’: Modernity is not History

Last weekend’s periodization discussion made a sharp turn when Stephen Greenblatt’s modernization parable, The Swerve, won the MLA’s first annual Lowell prize for fiction. Those who, despite the seasonal upwelling of darkness-into-light...
From: The Bookfish on 7 Dec 2012

Messy Transitions

What to do with a problem like periodization? How can we historicist literary types do justice to both the messy abundance of the past and our professional habit of transforming it into period-centered narratives? I’ve been enjoying some lively...
From: The Bookfish on 2 Dec 2012

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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.