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April 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Mary, Wife of me the Subscriber, has refused my Bed and Board.” In addition to advertisements for “CHOICE INDICO,” printed blanks, the London Coffeehouse...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Apr 2020

Morris’s Misidentification: Miscasting Thomas Jefferson as an Obsessive Compulsive Personality

The characters and contributions of Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Jay, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton are collectively sketched by... The post Morris’s Misidentification: Miscasting Thomas Jefferson...

Remembering Vivien Leigh on World Bipolar Day

Vivien Leigh as Lady Macbeth, Laurence Olivier as Macbeth, SMT 1955. RSC/Angus McBean In 1955, sixty-three years ago, Stratford-upon-Avon experienced its most glamorous season of Shakespeare. Laurence Olivier and his wife Vivien Leigh, the golden couple...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 30 Mar 2018

Encountering Gods: The Curious Case of Epizelus at Marathon

By Lara O’Sullivan, The University of Western Australia Attic red-figure kylix showing Athena slaying the Gigante Enkelados (c. 550–500 BC). Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.They had been encamped for days, the 900 Athenian hoplites, while their...
From: Histories of Emotion on 9 Feb 2018

Emotions and Device-Oriented Psychiatry in the Early Twentieth Century

By Chris Rudge, The University of Sydney In July 1907, the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung and American neurologist Frederick Peterson published the results of their investigations into the galvanometer and the pneumograph in BRAIN, the journal of...
From: Histories of Emotion on 11 Aug 2017

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 103

O happy Thames, that didst my Stella bear! I saw thyself, with many a smiling line Upon thy cheerful face, joy’s livery wear, While those fair planets on thy streams did shine. The boat for joy could not to dance forbear, While wanton winds, with...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 16 Jun 2016

Nothing New in this Sloppy Scholarship

In their impressive compilation of Assyrian and Babylonian medical fragments JoAnn Scurlock and Burton R. Andersen remark about the āšipu: “like intellectuals everywhere, it was not possible for him to approach a medical problem without bringing to...
From: Darin Hayton on 2 Feb 2015

Disturbing Disorders: FOP (Stone Man Syndrome)

In a letter dated 14 April 1736, the surgeon John Freke (picture below) wrote to the Royal Society regarding a highly unusual case involving a patient at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. A boy, who looked ‘about Fourteen Years old’, had come...
From: The Chirurgeon's Apprentice on 17 Dec 2014

Disturbing Disorders: Sirenomelia (Mermaid Syndrome)

The sea king down there had been a widower for years, and his old mother kept house for him…she was an altogether praiseworthy person, particularly so because she was extremely fond of her granddaughters, the little sea princesses. They were six lovely...
From: The Chirurgeon's Apprentice on 9 Sep 2014

Disturbing Disorders: A Brief History of Harlequin Ichthyosis

Last Saturday, I was lounging around on the couch watching 5 straight episodes of Forensic Detectives (don’t judge) when I heard my computer ping. Being the internet junkie that I am, I immediately checked my inbox and saw a message from my old school...
From: The Chirurgeon's Apprentice on 11 Aug 2014

Beds: the beating heart of the household

Bed were the most valuable object in the early modern household, often making up one-third of the total value of domestic assets. This is a huge amount! And, as the sixteenth century went on, more and more people were owning … Continue reading →
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 10 Aug 2013

Shakespeare RX: Using Shakespeare as Therapy for Attention-Deficit Disorders in Children

Grasping the attention of today’s children is an increasing frustration for teachers today. As more and more children are constantly exposed to a steady stream of quickly-changing images from a very early age, conditions are ripe to breed increasing...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 6 Oct 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.