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Shakespeare, culture and the digital

On Monday 3 July it was announced that the DCMS (Department of Culture, Media and Sport) would change its name to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. Sadly this has nothing to do with digital developments in the arts, as the Secretary...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 6 Jul 2017

Emotion and the arts: CfP and research network

Dear friends, a post that isn’t explicitly digital, but that certainly doesn’t exclude it either– Along with Dr Marie Louise Herzfeld-Schild, I’m hoping to make connections with other researchers interested in the role of...
From: Digital Shakespeares on 28 Nov 2016

Introducing: Shakespeare on the Global Stage

Busy but exciting times — some of you know that for the past several years I’ve been working on a project exploring Shakespeare’s presence in the 2012 London Olympics. At the end of January, the final installment of this research was...
From: Digital Shakespeares on 16 Feb 2015

Shakespeare and Education

Shakespeare at Play app Recently the Huffington Post published an article written by a teenager about how Shakespeare should be taught, specifically to ten-year olds. She remembered her own experience “when I moved up to secondary school I was thrown...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 18 Sep 2014

Shakespeare, performance, emotion and memory

This week I have been attending the British Shakespeare Association’s conference at the University of Stirling. What follows is the text of my paper: The idea for my project Listening to the Audience began when, at an international Shakespeare conference...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 4 Jul 2014

Live relays and encore showings: representing the live event

Vikings, life and legend A week or so ago I attended the live relay for Vikings: life and legend, the British Museum’s current blockbuster exhibition. I expected it to consist mostly of TV historians Bettany Hughes and Michael Wood walking us round...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 2 May 2014

Sadness and the four humours in Shakespeare

Hamlet – the Gower Memorial The February 2014 meeting of the Stratford Shakespeare Club featured Dr Erin Sullivan, Lecturer and Fellow of the Shakespeare Institute, speaking on Beyond Melancholy – Sadness and Selfhood in Renaissance England....
From: The Shakespeare blog on 18 Feb 2014

The Tempest in our time and its own

The frontispiece for The Tempest from Rowe’s 1709 edition A great authority on Shakespeare, the academic Anne Barton, died a few days ago. She always wrote with an awareness of the play as a piece of theatre and her thoughts were often reflected...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 18 Nov 2013

Short-list – Cento Poetry Contest

At the end of April I had the great pleasure to act as a judge for a Shakespeare Cento Poetry contest. A ‘cento’ is a poem or piece of literary writing that’s composed of quotations from other works – in Latin it means ‘patchwork’, or something...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 3 Jul 2013

Re-living A Year of Shakespeare

Last spring we launched A Year of Shakespeare – an energetic record and review of all 73 productions which took place in the World Shakespeare Festival. Today, those reviews, by 30 international contributors, are published as A Year of Shakespeare:...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 11 Apr 2013

Shakespeare’s Year!

The World Shakespeare Festival continues… Have you added your voice to our Year of Shakespeare project, yet? Since April, Blogging Shakespeare has been hosting many reviews and responses to the productions which are part of the World Shakespeare...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 30 Aug 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:

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.