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CFP: Historians of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland Annual Conference

The Historians of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland network is a lively community of scholars that includes academics, archivists, students and others interested in the history of women religious from medieval to modern times. The network hosts an...
From: RECIRC on 30 Oct 2017

Inscriptions in the Galway Dominican convent library collection

In an earlier blog I discussed three seventeenth-century books from the Galway Dominican convent library collection which has recently been acquired by the James Hardiman Library. A substantial acquisition, consisting of over 150 books and volumes in...
From: RECIRC on 10 Aug 2017

Three seventeenth-century books from the Galway Dominican convent library collection

The library belonging to the Dominican convent at Taylor’s Hill in Galway was recently acquired by the James Hardiman Library at NUI Galway. A substantial acquisition, consisting of over 150 books and volumes dating from the seventeenth, eighteenth,...
From: RECIRC on 4 May 2017

The Galway Poor Clares

Last month, the Poor Clare community in Galway celebrated its 375th anniversary. As the longest surviving community of women religious in Ireland, the Galway Poor Clare convent holds an important position in the history of Irish monastic foundations....
From: RECIRC on 20 Feb 2017

Suppression, Migration and Exile: Towards a History of Early Modern Irish Women Religious

Integral to the Henrician religious reform programme in Ireland, as in England, was the dissolution of religious houses. In Ireland, the majority of monasteries and convents within the orbit of English government influence were suppressed during the late...
From: RECIRC on 16 Dec 2016

English Catholic nuns: neglected female authors and their reception and circulation

Today, in what is sadly my final blog for RECIRC (next month I will be moving to York to take up a lectureship in early modern British history) I thought I would reflect broadly on the convent archives I have had the pleasure of working through in the...
From: RECIRC on 12 Aug 2016

How to wield authority in an English convent abroad

In my last blog we heard how Ursula Hewicke, a nun in the English Benedictine convent in Brussels petitioned Jacobus Boonen, the Archbishop of Mechelen for permission to learn French. She complained about the dispute between their Abbess, Mary Percy,...
From: RECIRC on 19 Apr 2016

The Irish Dominican Convent of Nossa Senhora do Bom Sucesso, Belém, Portugal

Located on the west coast of Portugal about ten kilometres north of Lisbon city in the parish of Belém, is the Irish Dominican convent of Nossa Senhora do Bom Sucesso (Our Lady of Good Success). Founded in 1639 by the Irish Dominican Fr Dominic...
From: RECIRC on 31 Mar 2016

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.