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Art Detective: Portrait of a Lady Holding an Orange Blossom

Many people will by now be aware of this painting, ‘Portrait of a Lady Holding an Orange Blossom’ which was purchased earlier this year by the Art Gallery of Ontario, following its sale by Sotheby’s in New York, where the painting achieved...
From: All Things Georgian on 2 Sep 2020

July 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “At the Sign of the Marquis of Rockingham.” In early July 1770, Thomas Achincloss placed an advertisement in the New-Hampshire Gazette to inform consumers that he sold...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Jul 2020

What Moves the Monster?: Anthropomorphizing Revolution from Darwin’s Colossus to Frankenstein’s Creature

By Samantha Wesner Between thick dungeon walls, a giant lies asleep. He’s chained to the ground, large limbs folded, enmeshed in a web of ropes, a blindfold over his closed eyes. Suddenly, as if touched by a flame, he awakes, and gazes around in...
From: Age of Revolutions on 20 Apr 2020

Wordsworth, Shakespeare and nature in time of crisis

Kingfisher on the Avon April 2020 7 April 2020 is the 250th anniversary of the birth of William Wordsworth. Since most of the world entered into lockdown, short walks have become our only distraction, and we have been taking more notice of the natural...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 7 Apr 2020

The hero’s return

“A scene in the Empress’s dressing-room. Marie Louise is horror-struck at the appearance of Napoleon who advances towards her in profile astride the back of a crawling Mameluke; he is held up by two other Mamelukes who support his arms and...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 26 Mar 2019

Pregnancy Loss: A Note on Language

The Perceptions of Pregnancy blog, like the Researchers’ Network, aims to reach beyond boundaries and borders, and to facilitate an international and interdisciplinary conversation on pregnancy and its associated bodily and emotional experiences...
From: Perceptions of Pregnancy on 11 Oct 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: Glossing Cultural Change: Comparative Perspectives on Manuscript Annotation, C. 600-1200 CE

Deadline: 28 February 2018National University of Ireland, Galway, 21–22 June 2018Glossing, the practice of annotating manuscripts between the lines and/or in the margins, was a widespread cultural practice wherever books were being read,...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 21 Jun 2018

Burke, Clossey, & Fernández-Armesto, “The Global Renaissance” in JWH, March 2017

Journal of World History 28/1 (2017): Peter Burke, Luke Clossey, & Felipe Fernández-Armesto, “The Global Renaissance.”
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 15 Feb 2018

Sensitive Services

The Perceptions of Pregnancy blog, like the Researchers’ Network, aims to reach beyond boundaries and borders, and to facilitate an international and interdisciplinary conversation on pregnancy and its associated bodily and emotional experiences...
From: Perceptions of Pregnancy on 13 Oct 2017

Loss, Grief, and Making Lists

So, the last time I posted, I was confident that my husband was on the mend. We were going to have a new protocol to follow with our oncologists. He was going to be at home recovering and would eventually return to full health.Our doctors -- all of...
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 1 Sep 2017

July 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (July 11, 1767).“They have been unjustly detained out of a Sum of Money, greatly to their Disadvantage.” No publicity is bad publicity. That may have...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Jul 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: Reading Conference in Early Modern Studies: Complaints and Grievances, 1500-175

Early Modern Research Centre, University of Reading 10-11 July 2017 The theme of the 2017 Reading Conference in Early Modern Studies is ‘Complaints and Grievances, 1500-1750’. Proposals for individual papers and panels are invited on research...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 10 Jul 2017

Reflecting on a year

A year ago today, I received the worst phone call I'd ever gotten in my life. It was the chaplain at the hospital in Salina, Kansas telling me that if I wanted to see my dad before he died, I would need to come sooner rather than later.I knew he was dying....
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 7 May 2017

Springtime in Stratford with Shakespeare and Chaucer

This year, 2017, the blossom trees in Stratford-upon-Avon seem to me to be even more glorious than ever, and Easter has come at just the right time to enjoy the spectacle at its finest. It always seems a pity that Shakespeare would never have seen the...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 16 Apr 2017

Fire writing and Emotional Health

Image: ‘Bushfire burning through undergrowth’. n.d. Courtesy of the State Library of Victoria.By Grace Moore, The University of Melbourne  Earlier this month, after almost eight years, survivors of the Black Saturday bushfires of February...
From: Histories of Emotion on 29 Dec 2016

Leibniz: before and after Pangloss

Writing in 1751, Voltaire celebrated and yearned for the vibrancy of the previous decades when Europe had seemingly experienced an intellectual renaissance. This golden age, the ‘Age of Louis XIV’, as he came to term it in his eponymous historical...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 16 Dec 2016

Brexit: A Modern Day Heresy?

A Modern Day Heresy?[1] By CHE Postdoctoral Research Fellow Gordon D. Raeburn Brexit, that awful portmanteau that, as I type, Word tells me has already been accepted as a genuine word in the English language, has been front and centre in the news and...
From: Histories of Emotion on 1 Jul 2016

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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.