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Sutton Hoo Burial Ship Anniversary

One of the best blog posts that I read this past summer was on the British Museum blog site. It was written by curator Sue Brunning on the Sutton Hoo ship burial. The post was not only informative, but it was also engaging and written in a way that channeled...
From: Alberti's Window on 4 Oct 2019

Vermeer’s Cupid Revealed!

Vermeer, “Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window,” (with recent restoration revealing image of Cupid), c. 1658. Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden Like many other art historians, I have been fascinated by the recent article in The...
From: Alberti's Window on 14 May 2019

Material Culture Links.

Blankets: https://www.scribd.com/document/288097548/Bedding-Blankets Bottles: https://www.scribd.com/document/200132228/Drinking-Bottles-Cases-TicketsNative Americans 16th & 17th Century: https://www.scribd.com/document/265679506/Native-Americans-16th-to-17th-Century-ImagesCotton...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 14 Dec 2018

TIDE (Travel, Transculturality and Identity in England, c. 1500-1700)

Travel, Transculturality and Identity in England is a project funded by the ERC (European Research Council), exploring issues relating to strangers, travellers, migrants and so on. The website is an open-access resource consisting (at present) of some...

The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes

Kudos to Andrew Kahn, Jamelle Bouie and Tim Jones for this graphic depiction of 20,528 voyages over 315 years, transporting some 12,500,000 Africans out of Africa and into slavery in the Americas. Read the accompanying article here: The Atlantic Slave...

The Tudor London Tube map

This is just the kind of link and blog post I love: a quirky visualisation of how key Tudor sites in London relate to the topgraphy of the modern city. Click through and read- wonderful piece. http://londonist.com/2016/08/the-tudor-tube-map?utm_content=buffer452ea&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer
From: renaissanceissues on 16 Jan 2017

Things I saw this week

Some reading for your Sunday night: Why Medieval Studies needs to pay attention to race (and a reminder that the Middle Ages were not particularly racially homogeneous). Not totally recent, but a good reminder that we should not pay attention to STEM...
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 11 Dec 2016

Things I Saw This Week ...

... I read a lot of things this past week.  Here are some that I found particularly worthwhile. David Perry on following the money. Tressie McC talks about hope. Jamelle Bouie talks about hope. Stephen Haynes talks about Bonhoeffer. Chimamanda Ngozi...
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 5 Dec 2016

Things I saw today

Some post-turkey reading: Pedagogy and Micro-resistance. This includes some excellent advice for thinking about how to be sensitive to students' needs in the classroom. A personal story that reasserts public space as space for everyone. Margaret Hamilton,...
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 25 Nov 2016

Things I saw today

Stuff I read today: My friend Katie's book is coming out soon. She's an amazing poet and you should check out her latest collection. Matthew Cheney writes about working together and supporting each other. Rebecca Traister talks about the misplaced anger...
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 24 Nov 2016

The Venice Time Machine Project

For me as a Venetian art historian, this project is about as exciting as it gets. The Venice Time Machine Project in a nutshell is a Digital Humanities project which seeks to reconstruct Venice in 4D, at different moments of its history. How this is done,...
From: renaissanceissues on 12 Oct 2016

Flying through 17th century London

Flying through 17th century LondonOpen Culture is an amazing resource for teaching and research and well worth exploring; the audio recordings are often especially amazing. Here though I have chosen a link for the blog which features in my teaching on...
From: renaissanceissues on 3 Oct 2016

The Map of Early Modern London (MoEML): The Agas Map

  https://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/map.htm This is a link that forms the basis of several seminars I teach on Early Modern London, on space, on urban geography, on sociological readings of space- lots of ways in which I use this link. In a nutshell, the...
From: renaissanceissues on 19 Sep 2016

MOMA to make thousands of exhibiton images available online

I think the time has come to add another category to my blog: miscellaneous and useful links…. Like many other researchers and avid users of social media, I come across interesting links and resources on a daily basis, and on all too many occasions,...
From: renaissanceissues on 17 Sep 2016

Blog round-up

First off, I should say I was in the middle of writing a blog post on a lecture on ecstasy (the emotion, rather than the drug, though the latter did get a couple of mentions!) that I’d been to in London when there was a bereavement in the family...

Art Restitution and Historical Injustices

This week my students and I have been talking about whether the Parthenon “Marbles” (which are currently in the British Museum) should be returned to Athens. The Greeks have already prepared a space to house these sculptures, in the relatively new...
From: Alberti's Window on 19 May 2016

Was Josepine very promiscuous?

Portrait of Josephine before she met Napoleon. It is always hard for me to read biographies about Josephine. I’ve yet to read one I don’t have a quibble with. The same holds for a “Great Lives” BBC broadcast I listened to recently...
From: Baroque Explorations on 30 Nov 2015

Making creativity a habit

I’ve been recently inspired by Twyla Tharp’s book THE CREATIVE HABIT: LEARN IT AND USE IT FOR LIFE. Here are some quotes: Some people find … the moment before creativity begins … so painful that they simply cannot deal...
From: Baroque Explorations on 22 Nov 2015

Shouldn’t you be writing?

Yes, I should! I’ve been MIA: sorry. I have far too much going on, and now … the international news is devastating. A novelist by nature spins out horrific scenarios. It helps to curl up in a fictional world. A few links...
From: Baroque Explorations on 18 Nov 2015

A Sundae of Sundries: great new links for readers, writers, historians & sundry other folk

Below are some links I found of special interest this week, and I think you may too. On the home front, I continue to wrestle the WIP. Middles are famously challenging, but so are beginnings and endings. ;-) Especially for writers...
From: Baroque Explorations on 28 Jun 2015

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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.