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Over the next hill

Langden Brook, Trough of Bowland By Alexander P Kapp, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13402669 When your wheels are burning up the miles and you’re wearing down shoe leather, When your face is frozen in a smile and...
From: Early Modern Ballads on 8 Jan 2018

War Atrocities and other Bedtime Stories: learning programmes at Culloden

Over the past few years our learning team have spoken at conferences about the realities of teaching at Culloden. Our talks are normally titled War Atrocities and other Bedtime Stories: Learning at Culloden. Our learning team has seen over 80 000 people...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 6 Jan 2018

1642 Laws for Harvard College - No Women Allowed

Harvard College Laws of 1642(from New England's First Fruits)1. When any Schollar is able to Read Tully or such like classicall Latine Author ex tempore, and make and speake true Latin in verse and prose suo (ut aiunt) Marte, and decline perfectly the...
From: 17th-century American Women on 6 Jan 2018

1640 Founding of Harvard College, for Men Only

New England's First Fruits 1640, for Men Only, Of Course...The History of the Founding of Harvard CollegeAFTER GOD HAD carried us safe to New England, and we had built our houses, provided necessaries for our livelihood, reared convenient places for God's...
From: 17th-century American Women on 4 Jan 2018

Bringing Shakespeare to Life for Homeschool Groups

Accessibility. That’s the buzzword we use when we talk about ASC’s passion for sharing Shakespeare with the general public. We want to provide easy Shakespeare access to everyone, which includes students from various education backgrounds....
From: ASC Education on 28 Nov 2017

On Misogyny, ancient and modern

Mary Beard’s Women and Power is one of those books that will make you shout: “Yes, she’s so right!” – “Very well put!” – “So glad someone is saying this!” For those of you who haven’t read...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 24 Nov 2017

Actor Notes – Tim Sailer on Boyet in LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST

Ah, “honey-tongued Boyet”! Whenever I mention I’m playing him in Love’s Labour’s Lost, I’m met with impish grins and arch eyebrows. An aura of mystery and mischief swirls around Boyet. Before I started preparing for...
From: ASC Education on 20 Oct 2017

Co-Director Jenny Bennett talks FALL OF KING HENRY

Team York or Team Lancaster? Team Henry Tudor! (I also firmly align with Henry (Lancaster). And Rutland (York). And Warwick (the Kingmaker). And Margaret (Lancaster). And Richard (York). And Elizabeth (York). And most especially with some specific Fathers...
From: ASC Education on 18 Oct 2017

Preview of the new learning resources!

For the past 10 months our learning team has been working on a new resource for school teachers. In this blog post we thought we would share some of the resource with you and show you what our learning team get up to! It all started when...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 13 Oct 2017

Dr. Ralph’s 10 Things to Know about THE FALL OF KING HENRY

These notes originally appeared in the 2010 Actors’ Renaissance Season program.  1. When was the play first performed? It must have been before 1592, when a pamphlet by Robert Greene, a rival playwright, bitterly paraphrases a line from the...
From: ASC Education on 11 Oct 2017

Audience Spotlight: Completing a tour through Shakespeare’s Histories

ASC Audience Member Robert Hoyle completed his journey through all of Shakespeare’s Histories with The Fall of King Henry (Henry VI, Part 3) in late September.  He has been attending the American Shakespeare Center since our opening in 2001....
From: ASC Education on 4 Oct 2017

Photo Blog: 2017 Gala Highlights

“This is the most fun I’ve ever had!” -Bob Schieffer, probably just being really polite This past weekend the American Shakespeare Center held its annual Gala, a weekend full of activities including one-night-only performance performance...
From: ASC Education on 26 Sep 2017

September 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Journal (September 10, 1767).“Hughes’s Night School, Commences on the 14th Instant.” In early September 1767, Hughes turned to the New-York Journal...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Sep 2017

Editing the Recipes Project — 5 Years On: Teaching with Recipes

Editorial: This is the eighth of a series of reflection posts from Recipe Project contributors and editors. By Lisa Smith A momentous day: on this day, five years ago exactly, we published our first blog post. Feel free to reminisce here with that post...
From: The Recipes Project on 11 Sep 2017

Renaissance College: Corpus Christi College, Oxford in Context, c.1450-c.16

6-9 September 2017Corpus Christi College, Oxford was founded, on humanistic principles, in 1517. Its fellows included specially-appointed lecturers in Latin literature, Greek and Theology and its new trilingual library featured works in Latin, Greek and...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 6 Sep 2017

The ‘Slave Auction’ & teaching slavery sensitively

It wasn’t too long ago that I found myself at the always engaging “What’s Happening in Black British History” conference. During an excellent presentation by Justice 2 History, in which they covered some of the problems they had...
From: Runaway Slaves in Britain on 14 Aug 2017

August 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today? Boston Post-Boy (August 10, 1767).“Various Branches of the Mathematicks taught by WILLIAM CORLETT.” In the summer of 1767 William Corlett placed an advertisement in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Aug 2017

How We Teach Teachers

Google “Shakespeare on your feet” and the first page of search results will reveal that entities from libraries like the Folger, media outlets like PBS, and theatres like the Actors Centre advocate teaching Shakespeare through “play”...
From: ASC Education on 27 Jul 2017

Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, and a Revolutionary Praxis for Education, Part II

Check out Part I of “Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, and a Revolutionary Praxis for Education” By Kevin Gannon Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed was a powerful, indeed revolutionary, reformulation of the very idea and...
From: Age of Revolutions on 19 Jul 2017

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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:

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.