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All the Sonnets of Shakespeare

All the Sonnets of Shakespeare It’s taken a while for me to get round to reading Paul Edmondson and Stanley Wells’ book All the Sonnets of Shakespeare, published in September 2020 by Cambridge University Press. They are both some of the most...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 29 Apr 2021

Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies (1632)

Liam Sims (Rare Books Specialist, Cambridge University Library) Fig. 1. Title page with inscription by Nathaniel Dalton. Earlier this year I spent some time examining the Shakespeare folios at Cambridge University Library, on behalf of the Shakespeare...

The pioneering archaeologist Dorothy Garrod

On 6 May 1939 the pioneering archaeologist Dorothy Garrod was elected to the Disney chair of archaeology at Cambridge. She was the first woman to be a professor at either Oxford or Cambridge; women were still not admitted to full degrees at the university...
From: Mathew Lyons on 18 Jul 2020

Richard Sibbes, The Soules Conflict (1636)

The Folger Library houses a particularly interesting copy of Richard Sibbes’s The Soules Conflict (1636) with multiple signs of female ownership. (I have reproduced the EEBO version of the title page of the same book held in the Cambridge University...

Shakespeare for Freedom: Why the Plays Matter

Kiernan Ryan and Ewan Fernie in  conversation. We are happy to share CUP’s recording of Ewan Fernie’s and Kiernan Ryan’s conversation on Shakespeare for Freedom. CUP states that: Shakespeare for Freedom presents a powerful,...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 27 Nov 2017

UK Blog #13 on Guest Blogger Crossing the Pond

Author of Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014, I submitted my first guest blog in December 2014 and my twelfth in March 2017. I plan to submit my next guest blog after having spoken...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 13 Sep 2017

A further manuscript from the collection of John Tiptoft, earl of Worcester

What was I saying the other day about the vain pursuit of finishing? While the proofs of the manuscript catalogue of Christ Church, Oxford progress towards the dreaded finality of print, I am also working to complete the text of another book, my monograph...

Margaret Beaufort, RIP

The day after Henry VIII turned 18 and achieved his majority, his grandmother and regent died on June 29, 1509. I think it's safe to say that Margaret Beaufort would have been shocked by the religious changes and violence her grandson would bring to England...

Interview with Jitka Štollová

The next MEMSA seminar will feature a presentation from Jitka Štollová, who is a Ph.D. candidate at University of Cambridge. Her talk ‘Beyond Shakespeare: Richard III in the Seventeenth Century’ links both the medieval and...

EMW Event: CUP’s Aphra Behn

Who: Elaine Hobby and Claire Bowditch, Co-General EditorsWhat: Public lecture on the new Aphra Behn series for Cambridge University PressWhen: Tuesday, 8 September, from 3:30 - 5:00PMWhere: Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, Room 346, UIUC Main Library...
From: Early Modern Workshop on 26 Aug 2015

Poets and Catholics in Macaulay's Cambridge: They Were Defeated

I went to high school with a girl whose last name was Trollope; she HAD to be a writer, with that last name. Rose Macaulay had to be a writer too, with that last name. She studied history at Somerville College at Oxford, but mostly wrote contemporary...

The Stuarts In Italy

According to Cambridge University Press, the blurb for The Stuarts in Italy, 1719–1766: A Royal Court in Permanent Exile by Edward Corp:For nearly half of the eighteenth century, the exiled Stuart court provided an important British presence...

In Memory of Professor Reg Foakes

‘King Lear’, Arden 3, ed. by Reg FoakesLike many others, I am saddened to hear about the death of Shakespeare Scholar, Professor Reg Foakes. Here is a piece written by a Sylvia Morris, cross-posted from her site ‘I’m...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 2 Jan 2014

Kings Over the Water and their Supporters' "Material Culture"

Coming soon from Cambridge University Press: The Material Culture of the Jacobites by Neil Guthrie:The Jacobites, adherents of the exiled King James II of England and VII of Scotland and his descendants, continue to command attention long after the end...

All the Graces of Oxford and Cambridge!

When I attended The Oxford Experience several years ago, I noticed they maintained a tradition of saying a very Christian grace before the more formal meals, with the High Table and the Final Banquet:The Christ Church GraceAt Oxford Experience High Table...

Five Years Before the End of the English Monasteries: 1535 to 1540

Five years is a long time, isn't it? One thousand, eight hundred, and twenty-six days, with an extra day for Leap Year thrown in; six hundred and twenty-four weeks; sixty months. Yet when we look back at history, the days, weeks, and months seem to slide...

Proving Shakespeare – Webinar now live!

Our recording of the rather heated webinar, ‘Proving Shakespeare’, which took place last Friday is now live. I am joined by Professor Stanley Wells C.B.E. and Dr Ros Barber. The webinar was sponsored by Cambridge University Press and marked...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 1 May 2013

The Stage and The Scholars

Photo by Christophe MuellerOne day in 1950 when I was an undergraduate in London I told my tutor, an immensely distinguished literary critic, that I was going to see Michael Redgrave play Hamlet that evening. ‘O’, she replied. ‘I should like to...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 5 Feb 2013

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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.