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Shakespeare and His World: Top Ten Objects (Part 2 )

This blog is the second part of a longer post. To read the first part go here As I mentioned in the first part of this post, I have been mentoring the Mooc Shakespeare and his World for the last ten weeks alongside Professor Jonathan Bate.   Each week...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 16 Dec 2014

Representing Shakespeare : the Chesterfield Portrait

Painting is welcome. The painting is almost the natural man. Timon of Athens Act I, Scene I STRST : SBT 1967-3, the Chesterfield Portrait The Chesterfield portrait of Shakespeare is just one of many examples of representations...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 3 Dec 2014

Coryat’s Crudities – tourism 1611-style!

Thomas Coryat’s grandly titled book: Coryats crudities; hastily gobled vp in five moneths trauells in France, Sauoy, Italy, Rhetia co[m]monly called the Grisons country, Heluetia alia`s Switzerland, some parts of high Germany, and the Netherlands;...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 12 Nov 2014

The Discoverie of Witchcraft

Having always had an interest in all things magical, it is understandable that one of my favourite items in the collections of the SBT is a copy of Reginald Scot’s The Discoverie of Witchcraft. The Discoverie of Witchcraft is considered to be the...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 3 Nov 2014

A Portrait of an Actor

This blog was written by Rosalyn Sklar, Museums Officer at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust There are three paintings in the collection of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust which very much belong together. Although they may not have been painted by the...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 15 Oct 2014

Shakespeare and His World MOOC

This post is by Emily Millward, Museum Collections Assistant at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust One of my responsibilities working for the Trust is to facilitate access to our collections. Often this involves preparing objects for exhibitions, presentations...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 9 Sep 2014

An Indian Romeo and Juliet

India’s relationship with Shakespeare dates back to the early 1600s, when there are reports of Hamlet and Richard II being staged upon an East India company ship called The Dragon.  Towards the middle of the 18th century translations and adaptations...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 15 Aug 2014

Sir Walter Scott at Shakespeare’s Tomb

On the 15th August 1771 Walter Scott was born in College Wynd in the Old Town of Edinburgh.  Scott achieved popular success as a poet and novelist during his lifetime.  He is remembered today as the father of the modern historic novel.  He also played...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 15 Aug 2014

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.