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Talks: Jewish books in Marsh’s Library – 5th November 2019

[Text and images from Marsh’s Library website.] A small library in working-class, south inner-city Dublin is probably the last place you would expect to find a significant collection of Hebrew and Yiddish books dating from 1489 to 1700, but….....
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 21 Oct 2019

Irish Renaissance Seminar – Marsh’s Library and UCD

“Early Modern Science and its Boundaries” The 22nd meeting of the Irish Renaissance Seminar will be held in Marsh’s Library, St Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8, and hosted by UCD English on Saturday 12th October 2019. Schedule 1.30pm...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 2 Sep 2019

A Treasury of Early Irish Literature – BL Manuscript Egerton 178

In this article, our editor Christina Cleary takes a look at BL MS Egerton 1782, a 16th century Irish manuscript that preserves Early Irish tales that have not otherwise survived the centuries… The vellum manuscript known as Egerton 1782, housed...
From: CERAE Impressions: A Blog on 11 Aug 2019

Irish Renaissance Seminar at Ulster University – May 18th

“SHAKESPEARE, ULSTER, BEYOND” A meeting of the Irish Renaissance Seminar Saturday 18th May 2019 at Ulster University, Belfast For further information on this meeting of the IRS, please contact the organisers Kevin De Ornellas and Alisa...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 15 May 2019

Irish Autograph Albums: The Arts of Resistance

“Revolutionary Material Culture Series” This series examines the Age of Revolutions through its material markers, reminding us that materials themselves reflected and shaped political cultures around the revolutionary Atlantic and World. By...
From: Age of Revolutions on 6 May 2019

Immigrant Servant Girls to Home Children: Following a thread in Canada West

Wendy Cameron In the 1850s and 1860s parties of assisted British emigrants arrived in Canada to work as servant girls. These young women paved the way for British child migrants now known as Home Children. Taken from situations of dire poverty by child...
From: Borealia on 15 Apr 2019

“Not one penny from an Irishman”: the religious and financial engagement of Irish workers with the Roman Catholic Church on the Rideau Canal, 1831

Laura J. Smith Buried within the papers of a World War One Chaplain is a remarkable record of the religious and financial engagement of Irish Catholic canal workers with the Roman Catholic Church in Upper Canada.[1] Meticulous notes penned by the Rev....
From: Borealia on 8 Apr 2019

Uncovering Irish Attitudes to Shakespeare — John J. Burns Library’s Blog

This week we feature a guest post by our current Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies, Patrick Lonergan, Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway On 23 April 1916, the British academic Israel Gollancz published...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 2 Apr 2019

February 27

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (February 27, 1769). “ABOUT TWENTY PIECES of fine IRISH LINEN, just imported in fine Order.” This advertisement offers insight...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Feb 2019

Red Jim McDermott and Recycled History: The Fenian Raid on New Brunswick

David Wilson This article originated as a paper given at the Canadian Association for Irish Studies annual conference at Quebec in June 2018. Think of this as an essay on the three sins of recycling history, reading history backwards, and misusing evidence. ...
From: Borealia on 14 Jan 2019

Ethnicity, Nationalism, and the Irish: Networks of Diaspora in Early-Twentieth Century Northeastern North America

Patrick Mannion On October 4th, 1920, Irish-Canadian nationalist Katherine Hughes arrived in St. John’s, the capital and chief port of the Dominion of Newfoundland. Her objective was to establish a branch of the Self-Determination for Ireland League...
From: Borealia on 17 Dec 2018

Voynich’s The Gadfly: Exploring Connections between Revolutionary Russia and Ireland

By Anna Lively Picture of Ethel Lilian Voynich, 1901.Anglo-Irish writer Ethel Voynich’s The Gadfly (1897) is a dramatic story of revolutionary ambition and the fraught relationship between revolutionary movements and the Catholic Church. Set during...
From: Age of Revolutions on 10 Dec 2018

Stephen Moylan: More than a War Hero

Serving on George Washington’s staff were many talented young men, including some who became famous later. Alexander Hamilton served on the staff ably for... The post Stephen Moylan: More than a War Hero appeared first on Journal of the American...

Irish Renaissance Seminar at Maynooth University

The 20th Meeting of the Irish Renaissance Seminar will be hosted at Maynooth University, Department of English, on Saturday 10th November 2018, in the Iontas Building. The theme is “Earth Songs: Eco-Criticism and Early Modern Studies” Schedule...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 8 Nov 2018

Aunt Flora Remembers the Irish Rebellion of 1798

Did you see the Volunteers! Did you see the Volunteers! Marching to parade Their hearts are true Their facings blue They are six feet... The post Aunt Flora Remembers the Irish Rebellion of 1798 appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Review: Judith Ridner, The Scots Irish of Early Pennsylvania

Emily Yankowitz reviews Judith Ridner's The Scots Irish of Early Pennsylvania: A Varied People.
From: The Junto on 24 Sep 2018

April 13

GUEST CURATOR:  Zachary Karpowich What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (April 13, 1768).“A NEAT ASSORTMENT of IRISH LINEN CLOTH, of a bright colour and good fabric.” During the colonial...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Apr 2018

Slide Carrs & Drag Carts.

From some accounts the slide carr or drag cart was one of the earliest known forms of transport. These were certainly in use in Europe, Ireland, Scotland & Wales from roughly the 16th century to the early 20th century. These carts or carrs could be...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 2 Apr 2018

“Renaissance Prose: New Directions” – Irish Renaissance Seminar at NUI Galway in May 2018

“Renaissance Prose: New Directions” – a meeting of the Irish Renaissance Seminar at NUI Galway, Saturday 5th May 2018  1.30pm: Welcome 1.45‐3.15pm: Panel Darrell Jones (NUI Galway): ‘Scribo, ergo mundum est: John...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 13 Feb 2018

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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:

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.