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Early Modern copper plates at the Bodleian Libraries

The Bodleian Libraries hold copper plates from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries in several different collections.  These are listed along with the finding aids in the LibGuide Printing Surfaces. Many of the earlier plates are survivals from publishing...
From: The Conveyor on 6 Sep 2021

Shaping Scholarship: early donors to the Bodleian Library

This AHRC-funded project led by Robyn Adams (CELL, UCL), examines the network of individuals whose donations helped to build the collections of the library. Focusing on the first two decades following the seventeenth-century refurbishment by Sir Thomas...
From: The Conveyor on 6 Sep 2021

Locating material for the material history of the book

The Bodleian Libraries contain a wealth of material that is relevant to the study of the book in every period. This is not only in book or manuscript form, although Bodleian Special Collections are frequently used for teaching at the Bodleian’s Weston...
From: The Conveyor on 1 Sep 2021

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for September 2021

Welcome September!! (well, in a few days). Even though we lucked out and didn’t have a soul-sucking and miserable summer here in central Texas this year (I think the weather gods were trying to apologize for The Big Freeze back in February) I’m ALWAYS...
From: TudorHistory.org Blog on 30 Aug 2021

Events from the Bodleian Centre for the Study of the Book, Autumn 2021

Collage of work by Ruskin School of Art graduates and researchers Current season (Michaelmas Term, to December 2021) Saturday 11 September 2021 Ruskin School of Art graduates and researchers will be showcasing work using creative languages of letterpress,...
From: The Conveyor on 26 Aug 2021

The Bodleian Bibliographical Press

Newly-made printing blocks from a 17th-century ballad in the Bodleian Libraries, 4o Rawl. 566(121) The Bibliographical Press workshop in the Schola Musicae, Old Bodleian Library, is used for practical teaching of the history of printing. Equipment at...
From: The Conveyor on 26 Aug 2021

Performance: Edward’s Boys present ‘The Fawn, Or Parasitaster’ by John Marston, 29 Sept-2 Oct 2021

Edward’s Boys are back! Originally titled Parasitaster, or the Fawn, the play was performed by at least two of the children’s companies, probably in 1606. The play’s alternative Latinized name means a flatterer or hanger-on, and both titles signal...
From: Early English Drama & Performance on 26 Aug 2021

My next talk: Self-Publishing Your History Book

You are invited to an online talk I will be presenting on 15 September, on the subject of self-publishing history books. The event is for Vauxhall History and Friends of Tate South Lambeth and is part of 2021 Lambeth Heritage Festival – but is open...
From: Naomi Clifford on 18 Aug 2021

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for August 2021

Wow, it’s already August! I know for some people this is the time to enjoy peak summer, but I’ve lived in Texas my whole life and here August is usually just something to be endured (with the only relief coming from the occasional hurricane). But...
From: TudorHistory.org Blog on 2 Aug 2021

18 July, 1597 - The Wise Man of West Chester and a departure

Here's what the Admiral's Men performed at the Rose playhouse on this day, 424 years ago... Henslowe writes:  marten slather went for the company of my lord admeralles men the 18 July 1597 18 | tt at wisman  | 01 | 10 In modern English:Martin Slater...
From: Henslowe's Diary ... as a Blog! on 18 Jul 2021

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for July 2021

Welcome to the second half of the year! Just one book update this month, but the rest of the summer and the fall look to have some exciting releases. Books The Brandon Men: In the Shadow of Kings by Sarah Bryson was released last month in the UK and is...
From: TudorHistory.org Blog on 3 Jul 2021

1 Henry VI Open Rehearsal Run-through (RSC) @ online

The three weeks of the RSC 1 Henry VI Open Rehearsal Project – previously discussed on The Bardathon here – culminated on June 23rd with a full rehearsal run through in the Swan rehearsal rooms, as the midsummer light waned through the windows around...
From: The Bardathon on 25 Jun 2021

A Juneteenth Tour

I learned about Juneteenth ridiculously late, from a student! It was about five or six years ago (only!) and I was talking about Salem’s Black Picnic, an old tradition recently revived, with a brilliant African-American student and she said “that...
From: streets of salem on 19 Jun 2021

Special offer on Dickson, The First Irish Cities

Members of the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society are invited to partake of a special offer on David Dickson, The First Irish Cities. An Eighteenth-Century Transformation, Yale University Press, 9780300229462, hb, 65 illustrations, 352 pages. The book...

Henry VI, Part One: Open Rehearsal Project (RSC) @ The RSC rehearsal rooms (online)

The RSC has been cautious about its reopening in summer 2021. Where other theatres are beginning to tentatively let socially distanced crowds back into their buildings, the RSC has committed instead to a different kind of programme and a different kind...
From: The Bardathon on 17 Jun 2021

Villages out of Time and Place

So this is going to be one of those posts in which I ask a lot of questions and have no answers (I think; maybe I will get to some). I’m trying to work out my own thoughts about a particular place and what it means: writing is one way to do that, as...
From: streets of salem on 14 Jun 2021

Thinking about Feel-Good History

At the Panorama, the blog of the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic, Princeton professor Michael A. Blaakman just shared an essay titled “How Should History Make Us Feel?”While Blaakman’s remarks were prompted by David McCullough’s...
From: Boston 1775 on 12 Jun 2021

The Phillips House

I can’t believe that I’ve been blogging here for eleven+ years and have not featured 1) the only house museum; 2) the only house belonging to Historic New England; and 3) the only house which was (partially) moved to its site on the street where I...
From: streets of salem on 8 Jun 2021

Upcoming Books, Exhibitions, and Events for June 2021

Books I only have one book on my tracking sheet for this month, although I suspect there are others that I’ve missed since I had a hard time keeping up with publications that were delayed during the pandemic. I also have one or two more things I am...
From: TudorHistory.org Blog on 1 Jun 2021

Upcoming Books and Exhibitions for May 2021

How are we already 1/3 of the way into 2021? Although my notion of time has really been messed up since March 2020 anyway… Books Nathen Amin’s Henry VII and the Tudor Pretenders: Simnel, Warbeck, and Warwick that was released last month in...
From: TudorHistory.org Blog on 2 May 2021

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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.