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Glass Pearls

Johannes Vermeer"Girl with a pearl earring" (1665-6)Natural pearls, found inside various seashells, have been prized and worn as jewelry since antiquity. The pearl is formed as a secretion of the mollusk; it is the animal's response to an irritant, perhaps...
From: Conciatore on 31 Jan 2020

My December 2019 Book List

I generally post a book list around this time of year: my favorite books of the past year, books I want for Christmas, books I’m reading or assigning for my spring courses, books I want to read over the holiday break. This list is all of that except...
From: streets of salem on 3 Dec 2019

Weights and Measures

Ford Madox Brown,  The Manchester Murals: "The Proclamation Regarding Weights and Measures, 1556."In his book L'Arte Vetraria, Antonio Neri's glass recipes depended on precise amounts specified in units as small as the 'grano,' [grain]...
From: Conciatore on 7 Oct 2019

Ta dah! The paperback edition of The Game of Hope

I’m pleased to announce the beautiful paperback edition of The Game of Hope. It’s fresh and fun to have a new cover. From Tuesday, September 24, you’ll be able to buy it at your favorite bookstore and online. The first person to...
From: Baroque Explorations on 23 Sep 2019

History Today review: Nicholas Hilliard: Life of an Artist by Elizabeth Goldring

It is July 1571, and Elizabeth I is sitting for a portrait in “the open ally of a goodly garden”, almost certainly at Hampton Court. The portrait is “in little” – what we would now call a watercolour miniature, although the...
From: Mathew Lyons on 6 Aug 2019

Glass Pearls

Johannes Vermeer"Girl with a pearl earring" (1665-6)Natural pearls, found inside various seashells, have been prized and worn as jewelry since antiquity. The pearl is formed as a secretion of the mollusk; it is the animal's response to an irritant, perhaps...
From: Conciatore on 24 Jun 2019

Weights and Measures

Ford Madox Brown,  The Manchester Murals: "The Proclamation Regarding Weights and Measures, 1556."In his book L'Arte Vetraria, Antonio Neri's glass recipes depended on precise amounts specified in units as small as the 'grano,' [grain]...
From: Conciatore on 8 Feb 2019

1584 Patent granting Settlement Rights in Virginia to Sir Walter Raleigh by Queen Elizabeth I.

1588 Queen Elizabeth I 1533-1603 The Armada Portrait Attributed to George Gower  1584 Patent granting Settlement Rights in Virginia to Sir Walter Raleigh by Queen Elizabeth I.The letters patents, granted by the Queenes Majestie to M. Walter Ralegh,...
From: 17th-century American Women on 24 Nov 2018

The Funeral Procession of Elizabeth I

Walter Raleigh, –gentleman, adventurer, explorer, spy, poet, soldier, politician,– was executed 400 years ago today.  The link below is to the funeral procession of Elizabeth I, in 1603.  Raleigh is in this procession, acting as...

Glass Pearls

Johannes Vermeer"Girl with a pearl earring" (1665-6)Natural pearls, found inside various seashells, have been prized and worn as jewelry since antiquity. The pearl is formed as a secretion of the mollusk; it is the animal's response to an irritant, perhaps...
From: Conciatore on 5 Oct 2018

Postcard from Harvard IX: the genius of Esther Inglis

You will all have had the experience of sending postcards late in a trip, with them arriving at their destination after your own return. You may even have travelled home with them and put them in a postbox round from your house. The last two postcards...

Weights and Measures

Ford Madox Brown,  The Manchester Murals: "The Proclamation Regarding Weights and Measures, 1556."In his book L'Arte Vetraria, Antonio Neri's glass recipes depended on precise amounts specified in units as small as the 'grano,' [grain]...
From: Conciatore on 14 May 2018

Visit to the Walker Art Gallery

Teaching at Edge Hill gave me my first opportunity to take students on a field trip – we went to the Walker Art Gallery, where Elizabeth Newell, a blue badge guide from Liverpool Tour Guide Services, took us round several of the galleries. ...
From: Early Modern Ballads on 19 Mar 2018

The Secret History of The Crown

The Crown (2017); Photo Credit:  Alex Bailey, Netflix With the premier of the second season of The Crown (2017), Netflix’s extravagant costume drama about Elizabeth II, the show has again occasioned debate among media critics...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 11 Jan 2018

Faux Pearls

Johannes Vermeer "Girl with a pearl earring" (1665-6) Natural pearls, found inside various seashells, have been prized and worn as jewelry since antiquity. The pearl is formed as a secretion of the mollusk; it is the animal's response to an irritant,...
From: Conciatore on 20 Nov 2017

Review: Summer’s Last Will and Testament by Thomas Nashe

  Saturday 30 September saw a unique staging of Thomas Nashe’s only extant whole-authored play, Summer’s Last Will and Testament, in the Great Hall of the Bishop’s Palace in Croydon, where it was first performed in the early autumn...
From: Mathew Lyons on 10 Nov 2017

Adrienne Dillard reviews a new biography of Charles I

Leanda de Lisle's first book, After Elizabeth, was a fascinating account of the dying days of the Tudor dynasty and the subsequent transfer of power to the Scottish ruling house. Now, after best-selling accounts of the Grey and Tudor families, de Lisle...
From: Confessions of a Ci-Devant on 1 Nov 2017

Historical Research – A Malady of Centuries: A Guest Post by Susan Margaret Cooper

Researching is a disease, and to date, there is no known cure, as no doubt many researchers have found to their cost. However, it is an affliction that one bears with fortitude, and so has its merits. History is a fascinating subject, and none more than...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 27 Oct 2017

The Legal Connection – Shakespeare, Law, and Middle Temple Hall.

By Lucy Nordberg Middle Temple Hall An interview with Professor Jessica Winston, Professor of English and Chair of the History Department at Idaho State University, and author of Lawyers at Play: Literature, Law, and Politics at the Early Modern Inns...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 3 Oct 2017

Apologies & an update!

I just realised that it has been ages since I last posted anything, so apologies to all my blog followers! The last four months has been so hectic and now I’m only a few weeks away from submitting my PhD! After I submit my PhD and mark my students...
From: Sarah A Bendall on 29 Sep 2017

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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.