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Jane Austen’s Letter to her Sister Cassandra About a Ball in 1798

“You deserve a longer letter than this, but it is my unhappy fate seldom to treat people so well as they deserve…” – Jane Austen Introduction: In August, 1798, Rev George and Mrs. Austen and their daughters Cassandra and Jane...
From: Jane Austen's World on 31 Aug 2020

A Jane Austoe Sock Contest – Yeah! – and a short discourse on women’s work in the Regency Era

Excited readers, Chatty Feet, a cool, funky sock gift site, now features Jane Austoe socks! No, we are not kidding. Our Jane, who loved to walk, has joined the foot pantheon of other great writers: William Shakes-Feet, George Toe-Well, Virginia Woo, Ernestoe...
From: Jane Austen's World on 12 Aug 2020

The Clerical Alphabet: Problems in Austen’s Church of England By Brenda S. Co

It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation.”—Edmund Bertram in Mansfield Park Richard Newton’s “Clerical Alphabet” satirizes the English...
From: Jane Austen's World on 9 Jul 2020

Exhibit of Georgian Era of Light and Shade at the Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum Through March 28

Inquiring readers: The information about this exhibit makes me wish I was in the UK to see it. To view a first edition of Pride and Prejudice would make my mouth water. Enjoy the images and the information.  Georgian era of light and shade explored...
From: Jane Austen's World on 31 Jan 2020

Nancy I. Sanders and her new book – Jane Austen for Kids: Her Life Writings and World, with 21 Activities – and her visit to Winchester

Inquiring readers, In this blog post (to wind up women’s history month), author Nancy Sanders discusses her new book Jane Austen for Kids: Her Life, Writings and World, with 21 activities, which teaches young readers about our favorite novelist...
From: Jane Austen's World on 24 Mar 2019

Love, Courtship, and Marriage in the Regency Era

Inquiring readers, Today is Valentine’s day, a perfect time to revisit some of Jane Austen’s most romantic and memorable quotes. I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul....
From: Jane Austen's World on 14 Feb 2019

To Make Cyder

Inquiring readers, I am sharing this 18th century recipe just in time for the American Thanksgiving. In Georgian England and Colonial America, apples were picked in late fall in preparation for making cyder.  The fermented concoction was then bottled...
From: Jane Austen's World on 22 Nov 2018

Rowlandson’s Characteristic Sketches of the Lower Orders at the British Library

One of the privileges of using technology is our ability to peruse original editions online. We no longer need to travel to major city and university libraries to hunt down sources, or travel to distant states and lands, although viewing Jane Austen’s...
From: Jane Austen's World on 18 Nov 2018

Heat and Light in Austen’s Novels (Part 2): Candles, by Rachel Dodge

Just as fire was the centerpiece of most evening gatherings in Jane Austen’s time, candles also played a vital role in Regency life and culture. Today, family members work or read in separate rooms in the evening and go to bed at different times...
From: Jane Austen's World on 9 Oct 2017

Heat and Light in Austen’s Novels (Part 1): Fires – Rachel Dodge

At the heart of every household in Jane Austen’s time, a fire burned. Fires provided a fixed source of heat and light, around which people gathered and moved, cooked and cleaned, lived and socialized. And while it’s lovely to imagine that...
From: Jane Austen's World on 11 Sep 2017

Ice Cream in July During the Georgian Era

Gentle Reader, This week marks the July 4th holiday in the U.S., which means family gatherings, outdoor picnics, firework celebrations, and, most of all, ice cream! This delicious treat became more and more common at the turn of the 19th century when...
From: Jane Austen's World on 3 Jul 2017

Creating a Georgian Wig: V&A Style

The Victoria & Albert Museum website seldom fails to please. Enter this interactive V&A site on Georgian wigs designed which teaches as well as encourages you and your child to create.
From: Jane Austen's World on 20 Dec 2015

Cooking With Jane Austen

What can be a better way to celebrate fall and the Thanksgiving holiday than to examine a recipe or two from Kirstin Olsen’s 2005 book, Cooking with Jane Austen? – spending time with family and friends and sharing the food! I’ll just...
From: Jane Austen's World on 25 Nov 2015

The Royal Kitchens at Kew

The Royal Kitchens at Kew were opened in May 2012 to visitors for the first time in over 200 years. They were virtually untouched since the mid-1700s, during the era of King George III. This introductory video, The Royal Kitchens at Kew: a food history,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 12 Mar 2014

Scenes of Everyday Life and People in 1790

I love this 1790 hand-colored etching by Thomas Rowlandson from the Royal Collection Trust, which depicts 12 vignettes of everyday life and work in Georgian England. Sketches like these offer us a glimpse of ordinary life in the 18th century, much as...
From: Jane Austen's World on 1 Feb 2014

Regency Fashion: Men’s Breeches, Pantaloons, and Trousers

One of the benefits of gathering images for Pinterest is that one’s awareness of the minute differences in fashions from year to year improves. Daily exposure to thousands of fashion images from the Georgian era have taught me to notice the nuances...
From: Jane Austen's World on 21 Jun 2013

William and Mary College, A Sir Christopher Wren Building in Williamsburg, Virginia?

Inquiring readers, Tony Grant from London Calling has contributed yet another wonderful article. Inspired by my visit to Williamsburg a few weeks ago, he decided to research some of the buildings in more depth. The Sir Christopher Wren building at the...
From: Jane Austen's World on 3 May 2013

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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.