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Don Giovanni in Flanders

Spanish attack on a Flemish village, Attr:  Pieter Snayers. (click to enlarge) In the winter of 1603-04, Glassmaker Antonio Neri embarked on what would become a seven-year-long visit to Antwerp, possibly the most productive period of his career....
From: Conciatore on 10 Jul 2017

The Neighbors

"Portrait of Giamologna"by Hendrick Goltzius In Florence, directly across the street from the Palazzo Neri, where glassmaker Antonio Neri spent his youth (now the Marzichi-Lenzi), was the residence and workshop of famed sculptor Giambologna. This two-building...
From: Conciatore on 3 Jul 2017

April Blogroll: News-Cubed Edition

¶ Dear readers: ¶ Back in August, I published a blogroll focusing on a series of Shakespeare-related news events. They happen, but not typically in quite such a bunch…so I thought. In the last sixth months there has been a bevy of new...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 27 Apr 2017

Birthday Post: A Year of Before Shakespeare

We launched our website last year, on the date of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, with an introduction to the project and something of a provocation in Andy’s post about putting the Shhhh into Shakespeare…. The comments that followed...
From: Before Shakespeare on 23 Apr 2017

Directing Shakespeare

Michael Bogdanov With the sudden death of Michael Bogdanov this week theatre directors and their importance in the staging of Shakespeare’s plays have been on my mind in the build up to Shakespeare’s birthday. Shakespeare was the first director...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 22 Apr 2017

Isaac Hollandus

J. Hollandus,Chymische Schriften, (Vienna: 1773) In early 1603, Glassmaker Antonio Neri traveled from Italy to Flanders, to visit his friend Emmanuel Ximenes. Neri would stay for seven years and in that time he worked on a number...
From: Conciatore on 24 Mar 2017

Sara Vinc

Still life with façon de Venise wineglass, Alexander Adriaenssen (1587-1661) Antwerp. In the 1590s, after the death of her husband, Sara Vincx ran a successful glassmaking business in the city of Antwerp. In the midst of a major war, she presided...
From: Conciatore on 3 Mar 2017

Meeting Madam Geneva

By Emma Major The Government’s decision in 1736 to make gin prohibitively expensive through levying hefty licensing fees was met by a flurry of prints, poems and tracts lamenting the government’s cruelty in depriving the poor ‘of a chirruping...
From: The Recipes Project on 26 Jan 2017

Neri's Travels

“Roma,” Antonio Neri, from Tesoro del Mondo (Neri 1598–1600). The length and breadth of Antonio Neri's travels are far greater in thumbnail biographies and off hand remarks than can be substantiated by actual documentation. While stories...
From: Conciatore on 26 Dec 2016

Glass Beads

Six-layer glass chevron trade beads (photo attr. unknown) One of the oldest applications of glass, perhaps the oldest, is the production of beads. That development took place about 5000 years ago, but in the history of beadmaking, glass is a relatively...
From: Conciatore on 21 Dec 2016

Neri the Scholar

Francesco Bartolozzi, Laurentian Library in the 18th cent. (click to enlarge). Whether one's chosen field was medicine, law, religion or alchemy, in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century, books played as important a role in...
From: Conciatore on 12 Dec 2016

Sara Vinc

Still life with façon de Venise wineglass, Alexander Adriaenssen (1587-1661) Antwerp. In the 1590s, after the death of her husband, Sara Vincx ran a successful glassmaking business in the city of Antwerp. In the midst of a major war, she presided...
From: Conciatore on 16 Nov 2016

Global Thoughts: Emma Rice, Irreverence, and Irrelevance

So. It’s been over a week since the Emma Rice debacle at the Globe hit the headlines. My first response was anger and disbelief, and obviously, as is my wont, I was ready to blog about it — but then, between seeing shows in Berlin and spending...
From: dispositio on 4 Nov 2016

Discord and dismay

Mark Rylance It’s been a bad-tempered sort of week for those who take an interest in Shakespeare. On Sunday 23rd October actor and former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Mark Rylance launched into an attack on business sponsorship...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 Oct 2016

A masterclass in medical advertising: Emma Spary in Sheffield

Emma Spary, evening lecture. Photo (c) I.C. Hine.On 20-21 October 2016, SCEMS welcomed Emma Spary, Reader in Modern European History at the University of Cambridge, as part of our Visiting Speaker Series. The visit, co-hosted by the Department of French,...
From: SCEMS on 25 Oct 2016

Galatea Workshop Response: Hester Bradley

We are very pleased to host Hester Bradley‘s response to the Galatea workshops hosted at the Jerwood Space in August this year. Hester is a PhD student at Oxford Brookes, whose work explores what representations of the moon by John Lyly...
From: Before Shakespeare on 24 Oct 2016

The Blue Tower

"The Blue Tower" Jozef Linnig 1868. (click image to enlarge) There are three known facilities where priest Antonio Neri worked as an alchemist formulating glass in the early seventeenth century; in Florence, Pisa and Antwerp. If he did work elsewhere,...
From: Conciatore on 30 Sep 2016

Digital Groundlings

Digital Groundlings By Heidi McElrath Meow Meow (Titania) in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Photo by Steve Tanner As most internet-Shakespeareans probably know, on Sunday 11 September 2016, the Globe did something it had never done before: live streamed...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 18 Sep 2016

Stream the Shakespeare’s Globe production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Did you miss the live stream of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Emma Rice, last Sunday? You can now watch it on the BBC website from anywhere in the world. It will be available for six months. Let us know what you think!
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 13 Sep 2016

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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.