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“The Radical Nature of God’s Love”: Words from Rev. Rosemary Mitchell | Stephen Basdeo

Those who have followed this website over the past few months will know that I lost someone very special to me recently: My PhD supervisor, the Reverend Rosemary Mitchell. I’ve already written a brief overview of her life and work in another post,...

Remembering Rosemary Mitchell | Stephen Basdeo

A shock was felt across the Victorian Studies world when we learned that a leading scholar (and my PhD supervisor), Prof. Rosemary Mitchell, passed away on Monday evening. As you can imagine the news has come as quite a shock to her friends and former...

CFP: Leeds International Medieval Congress, 2022, Crusades without Borders

Crusades without Borders How do we imagine histories of the crusades without borders? How have borders – lived, imagined, invented – influenced and informed scholarship on the crusades since the Middle Ages? What does a history of the crusades without...
From: ANZAMEMS Inc on 3 Sep 2021

How the Albanian Mafia Infiltrated the Government

By Logan Lafferty Organized crime increasingly became a problem in Albania in the 1990s, after the fall of its communist government. Crimes like blackmailing, intimidation and racketeering were constantly increasing. The disintegration of the Eastern...

September 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The ACADEMY in LEEDS … in England.” Readers of the Newport Mercury likely recognized many or even most of the names that appeared among the advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Sep 2020

George Orwell’s Time as a Policeman in British India

By Angelo Calfo George Orwell’s ‘Shooting an Elephant’, first published in New Writing in 1936, is a recollection in first person of an experience that George Orwell had while serving as a policemanin Burma, British India (present day...

Restorative Jelly and Strengthening Soup

By James Stark and Richard Bellis Victorians were obsessed with diet and appetite. Discussions about how to provide adequate nutrition to different human bodies spanned specialized scientific practice, domestic cookery, and manufacturers of...
From: The Recipes Project on 20 Aug 2019

No point in legalizing weed for recreational use

By Adam Ramos Adam Ramos delves into the recent past to see if the promised benefits from legalizing marijuana for recreational use in some parts of the United States have been realized. Marijuana has never been a controversy in the United States until...

Yobs from Richmond Arrested for Stealing Football

By Stephen Basdeo Young lads have always enjoyed playing football, but sometimes their love for it can land them in trouble with the police. This is as true today as it was in the Victorian era, where in court records we find two residents from Richmond,...

Leeds IMC 2018: some thoughts and reflections

  The weather was amazing, the programme was jam-packed, there were dragons – the 25th Leeds International Medieval Congress was an amazing event!  As ever, there were far more panels and events than any one person could possibly attend,...
From: CERAE Impressions: A Blog on 12 Jul 2018

Leeds IMC 2018

Are you excited?  We’re excited!  We’ll be up bright and early on Tuesday morning for the 9am session in the Parkinson building (Nathan Bodington Chamber – fancy!).  Join our esteemed editor, Vanessa Wright, and our four...
From: CERAE Impressions: A Blog on 26 Feb 2018

A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Nanke-ji at the Leeds Intercultural Festival

By Lucy Nordberg Last year I was fortunate to be involved in a fascinating project organised by the University of Leeds to mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of both Shakespeare and the Ming dynasty playwright Tang Xianzu. A new stage production...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 20 Apr 2017

Wellcome Trust Post-Doctoral Fellowships at LHRI

Leeds Humanities Research Institute (LHRI), University of Leeds Wellcome ISSF Post-Doctoral FellowshipsDeadline 23 January 2017The University of Leeds has been awarded a grant of £1.25m over 5 years from the Wellcome Trust ISSF to support biomedical...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 6 Jan 2017

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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.