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Your search for posts with tags containing Equality found 11 posts

Celebrating Gregory Doran and Sir Antony Sher

Gregory Doran at the Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations 23 April 2022 The day before Shakespeare’s Birthday, 22 April 2022, Gregory Doran announced that he was standing down from his post as Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He’s...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 15 May 2022

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity (1875) | William Jones

This pro-democracy poem titled ‘Liberty, Equality, Fraternity’ was written by William Jones in 1875 and published in the socialist People’s Advocate newspaper. It has been transcribed by Stephen Basdeo.[1] Come, liberty, with all thy charms,...

Tudor Intergenerational Inequality

My father was a Yeoman, and had no lands of his own, only he had a farm of 3 or 4 pound by year at the uttermost, and hereupon he tilled so much as kept half a dozen men. He had walk for a hundred sheep, and my mother milked 30 cows. He was able, and...
From: Middling Culture on 20 Jun 2019

A call to arms, for Mary Wollstonecraft!

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–97) was a pioneering figure in the fight for women’s equality. So why no statue? She was a remarkable woman: a devoted friend and sister, a traveller, a single mother, a philosopher and a writer. She had groundbreaking...
From: The History of Love on 8 Feb 2018

October Blogroll: Theatre in the Grove

Dear readers, I find myself in the fortunate circumstance of find my new university offers more local theatre than I can hardly manage to fit into my schedule. A number of events are being put on as an a means to meditate on the recent violence in our...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 2 Oct 2016

Women in the home: a very brief exploration

Most women were not freely offered the opportunity to study subjects of an extended, classical, and commercial nature. This is a brief look at the education and expectations of a woman in the eighteenth century household.  The fact that education was...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 1 Apr 2013

“The Woman’s Labor” as The Double Shift

The “laboring class” as a theme represents the structural inequalities that a whole class of people face as a result of a social system designed to keep some people from ever achieving a different lifestyle. This week’s readings, which focus mainly...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 24 Feb 2013

“Unequal Fetters” by Anne Finch – Freedom and Inequality in Marriage

As suggested in the poem’s title, “The Unequal Fetters,” Anne Finch describes the inequality of marriage and the responsibilities it entails through the image of imprisonment and through the loss of power that women experience.  Finch presents...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 4 Feb 2013

Reuben’s Mandrakes

While writing my last post on Ambroise Paré’s monstrous Phantasy, I came across a reference to Genesis 30 that captured my own imagination. Having researched and written before on the passages from Paré and Montaigne I discussed there, I somehow overlooked...

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.