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Downton Abbey 3:5: recreating a usable past: childbirth risky, painful, a shocking trauma

Sir Philip Tapsell (Tim Piggot-Smith): Never fear, Duchess, I’ll get a baby out of her one way or the other Tom (Allen Leech) trying to help Sybil (Jessica Brown Findlay) feel comfortable and not managing Then taking inopportune moment to confide...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 30 Jan 2013

Downton Abbey 3:3: cruelty so raw it took my breath away

Edith (Laura Carmichael) having a hard time breathing as she realizes the humiliation in store right then Letting go Exhaustion defeat Dear friends and readers, So what was it? What had this character done wrong to have unleashed at her such a level...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 15 Jan 2013

Feminism and the Wives of Henry VIII?

As I have suggested in my articles thus far on Queen Katherine Howard, one of which will be published in Exeter University\'s The Historian in March 2013, gender is certainly a useful concept to employ when interpreting the lives of female figures....
From: Conor Byrne on 13 Jan 2013

Medieval Queens: A "Beautiful Woman" and a "Reluctant Queen"

Sisters-in-law and successive Queens of England, Elizabeth Woodville (or Wydeville) and Anne Neville are two of England\'s forgotten medieval queens. Eclipsed by more charismatic and intriguing consorts, such as Anne Boleyn, or foreign princesses such...
From: Conor Byrne on 8 Jan 2013

"Willing Executioners" - do the German people have a history of persecution which renders them different to other nationalities?

Two famous authors in their respective fields, Daniel J. Goldhagen and Anne L. Barstow, have suggested in their works that the German people have a long history of persecution which in some way renders them unique amongst other nationalities. Leading...
From: Conor Byrne on 2 Jan 2013

New Katherine Howard biography

I am so excited to announce that it looks like I will be researching and writing a biography of arguably England\'s most tragic queen, Katherine Howard (c.1523/1524-1542). Readers may be aware that I have conducted research into aspects of her life before,...
From: Conor Byrne on 19 Dec 2012

Did renaissance women remove their body hair?

\nNotoriously, on the wedding night of the celebrated art critic, John Ruskin and Effie Gray in 1848, Ruskin was so repelled by the sight of his bride’s body that he was unable to consummate the marriage. Effie Gray explained in a letter of five years...
From: Jill Burke's Blog on 9 Dec 2012

Feminism or hooliganism? This image can inspire so many...

Feminism or hooliganism? This image can inspire so many interpretations. I would rather stick with the most obvious reading: a bunch of people enjoying the snow. Except, the older fellow getting pelted with snowballs is definitely having no fun at that...

Cynthia Kierner’s Martha Jefferson Randolph aka Patsy Jefferson (1772-1836)

Thomas Sully, Martha Jefferson Randolph (1836, the last year of Martha’s life), it’s said she’s looks younger than she did, but the resemblance is true and like that of her father Dear friends and readers, As I wrote last time, with...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 25 Nov 2012

Accurate electoral maps: our fair share

Dear friends and readers, You must allow me one more centrally political blog before I return to our “regularly scheduled programming:” cultural, literary, on art, opera (music), films. This year’s presidential election in the US has...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 10 Nov 2012

Found in Translation: To translate seemed to me a beautiful thing to do

In the long winter of 1784, which I passed in Normandy, this little Novel fell into my hands … for their amusement, I translated [into English] as I read [the French], the most striking passages of the story; which appeared to me so interesting...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 1 Oct 2012

Women’s reproductive rights

St Perpetua of Carthage in window of church of Notre-Dame of Vierzon, France Dear friends and readers, A short follow up to my blog on John Riddle’s History of Contraception and Abortion in the West: I’ve had so many comments that I am moved...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 29 Sep 2012

If I were to rewrite 50 Shades of Grey

Dear friends and readers, Over on my Austen reveries blog, I have expended many electrons discussing the novels this book is like and its meaning: a daughter of Richardson’s Pamela and Cleland’s Fanny Hill, sister to Nabokov’s Lolita;...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 10 Sep 2012

John Riddle’s Eve’s Herbs: A history of contraception and abortion in the west

New Yorker Cartoon The right to privacy encompasses a woman’s decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy [but] a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy is not absolute … Roe v Wade, 410 US, p 154 Dear friends and readers, This...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 6 Sep 2012

Hot Coffee by Susan Saladoff

Dear friends and readers, This is to urge everyone who reads this blog to rent, buy, or go to see in theaters or watch on TV Susan Saladoff’s Hot Coffee. A friend on WWTTA told me about it last week: I just saw it and recommend it to everyone. It’s...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 7 Aug 2012

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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.