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Shakespeare, Drayton, and Pigeons

Shakespeare’s Death 402 years ago next Monday the Playwright William Shakespeare died – well he is thought to have died on the 23rd April 1616. Aged just 52, he had recently retired to his hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, where...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 18 Apr 2018

Working on John Hall at The Shakespeare Centre.

By Oscar Lake Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes, 1633.   This following post was written by fifteen-year-old Oscar Lake, who was on a work experience placement with Dr Paul Edmondson, Head of Research. He was based in Library and Archives...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 3 Aug 2017

Shakespeare’s Family – The Halls

Baptism of Susanna Shakespeare, Parish Register, 1558-1653, Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare made Susanna and John Hall the executors of his will and left them the bulk of his estate, she was his trusted daughter and John was a close...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 27 Jul 2016

Simon Forman, Shakespeare and the stage

12 September is the anniversary of the death of the colourful astrologer-cum-physician Simon Forman – or perhaps it was 11 September, or even 5 September, accounts vary.  Whichever is correct, Forman was a well-known, even notorious figure in Shakespeare’s...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 11 Sep 2014

Michael Drayton’s Poly-olbion

Michael Drayton On 23 December 1631 the poet Michael Drayton died at his lodgings in Fleet Street, London. He was so highly regarded by his contemporaries that he was buried in Westminster Abbey with some ceremony. According to an account of his funeral,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Dec 2013

Shakespeare’s World in 100 objects: Number 87, an Osias Dyck painting

This week’s post is by Stephanie Appleton, a doctoral researcher in the History department at Birmingham. ‘A Doctor Casting the Water’, a painting attributed to Osias Dyck This Dutch oil painting, attributed to Osias Dyck, dates from around...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 18 Oct 2013

Beyond Doubt For All Time

See also www.shakespearebitesback.comPaul Edmondson and I were interested to read Diana Price’s courteous response to my blog about her book Shakespeare’s Unorthodox Biography. Here are some comments. She writes that I do not ‘directly confront’...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 13 May 2013

Shakespeare’s World in 100 Objects: Number 75, Halls Croft

This week’s 100 objects blog is by Peter Hewitt, who is an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Researcher in the History Department at the University of Birmingham. It has a surprising twist! Halls Croft, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon This week’s ‘object’...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 25 Apr 2013

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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.