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M.P. Shiel’s “The Purple Cloud” (1901)

By Stephen Basdeo The book was a legend … out of space, out of time … he had the character of a poet and a prophet — a prophet, I mean, in the Old Testament sense.[1] Those words above were used by the poet Edward Shanks (1892–1953)...

TSCL Interview with Charles Spencer

On 25th November 1190, the White Ship sank in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy, France—an event which led to the drowning of the heir to the English throne, William Adelin—triggering a time of brutal civil war which came to be...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 11 Nov 2020

The Death of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Little Sister

I’m seeking to cast some light on relatively or completely unknown Salem women for my #SalemSuffrageSaturday posts, in addition to the usual suspects, who live on in perpetual sunshine. Sometimes this is difficult to do, as the sources simply aren’t...
From: streets of salem on 4 Apr 2020

“TITANIC SUNK: NO LIVES LOST” – The Original Fake News & The Morgue Ship Tasked with Recovering Bodies

The day after the Titanic sank, newspapers around the world reported that all the passengers aboard had been saved. The World declared, “Titanic Sinking; No Lives Lost.” The Evening Sun proclaimed, “All Saved from Titanic After Collison.”...
From: The Chirurgeon's Apprentice on 1 Oct 2019

A River of Molasses

Today marks a big disaster anniversary in our region: the centennial anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood of January 15, 1919, which killed 21 people, injured 150, and laid waste to several blocks of the North End of Boston. I don’t really have...
From: streets of salem on 15 Jan 2019

Hurricane Maria One Year Later: “Big Water” and the Spectre of Colonialism

By Christopher M. Church As those on the eastern seaboard of the United States take stock of Hurricane Florence’s damage, we also approach the anniversary of another great storm. One year ago this week, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 17 Sep 2018

Disasters, Citizenship, and the Janus-Faced Nature of the French Revolution

By Christopher M. Church In the spirit of the revolutionary values of liberty, equality, and fraternity, France emancipated hundreds of thousands of enslaved Antilleans in 1848, only to disenfranchise them and burden them with mandatory labor through...
From: Age of Revolutions on 27 Jun 2018

Diligence Among Craftsmen

"The Alchemist" Pieter Brughel the Youngerc. 1600 (detail)In his 1612 landmark book about making glass from raw materials, there is a specific term that Antonio Neri uses repeatedly: "diligence." I count forty-two distinct instances spread throughout...
From: Conciatore on 14 Mar 2018

Diligence Among Craftsmen

"The Alchemist" Pieter Brughel the Younger c. 1600 (detail) In his 1612 landmark book about making glass from raw materials, there is a specific term that Antonio Neri uses repeatedly: "diligence." I count forty-two distinct instances spread throughout...
From: Conciatore on 17 May 2017

Fire writing and Emotional Health

Image: ‘Bushfire burning through undergrowth’. n.d. Courtesy of the State Library of Victoria.By Grace Moore, The University of Melbourne  Earlier this month, after almost eight years, survivors of the Black Saturday bushfires of February...
From: Histories of Emotion on 29 Dec 2016

Crowdfunding before the internet

A Victorian Workhouse (http://www.open.edu/) We think of crowdfunding as a modern phenomenon. When a family loses everything due to a fire in their home just before Christmas, thousands of people respond to an appeal by their friends on the internet,...
From: A Parcel of Ribbons on 25 Dec 2016

The Importance of Being Diligent

"The Alchemist" Pieter Brughel the Youngerc. 1600 (detail) In his 1612 landmark book about making glass from raw materials, there is a specific term that Antonio Neri uses repeatedly: "diligence." I count forty-two distinct instances spread throughout...
From: Conciatore on 25 May 2016

William and Mary, by the grace of God, King and Queen of England

A broadside with an account of the great fire of 5 September 1694 that destroyed much of the city of Warwick and an appeal to officials and the public to come to the aid of the victims. Author: England and Wales. Sovereign (1689-1694 : William...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 1 Dec 2015

The Importance of Being Diligent

Fennec fox pup, 2008Everland Zoo, South Korea. In his 1612 landmark book about making glass from raw materials, there is a specific term that Antonio Neri uses repeatedly: "diligence." I count forty-two distinct instances spread throughout the...
From: Conciatore on 29 May 2015

Earthquake In The 18th Century.

How an Earthquake, Tsunami and Firestorm all hit Lisbon at onceBom diaHoje mostramos aqui mais uma reconstituição, desta feita do terrível terramoto de 1755, feita pelo Smithsonian Channel(vídeo em inglês)-----Good MorningToday...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 13 Apr 2015

Agency and Anxiety: On Marie-Hélène Huet’s The Culture of Disaster

“Vue du Port de Marceille prise de l’Hotel de Ville Dessine du temps de la peste en 1720.” National Library of Medicine. Disasters permeate the daily news and saturate our consciousness.  Hurricane Odile bludgeons Mexico’s Baja peninsula. ...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 9 Oct 2014

Preparing for Disaster: Apollo 11

This is fascinating: President Nixon was prepared if Apollo 11 failed and the astronauts didn't make it home from the Moon. Space.com tells the story.The entire world was captivated by NASA's Apollo 11 moon landing 45 years ago this week, but at...

The Importance of Being Diligent

Fennec fox pup, 2008Everland Zoo, South Korea. In his 1612 landmark book about making glass from raw materials, there is a specific term that Antonio Neri uses repeatedly: "diligence." I count forty-two distinct instances spread throughout the...
From: Conciatore on 14 May 2014

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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:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

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.