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Shakespeare: Print and Performance

The 1599 Second Quarto of Romeo and Juliet For many years, even centuries, there was a huge divide between Shakespeare’s plays as they were performed and how they appeared in print. Scholars wrestled with the numerous different editions of the...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 16 Oct 2017

MOOCing about with Ancient Recipes

A while  ago, Professor Helen King (Open University) offered Dr Patty Baker (University of Kent) and  me the opportunity to be involved in an exciting project: a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) on the topic of Health and Wellbeing in...
From: The Recipes Project on 29 Nov 2016

And Millennials Didn’t Invent…

Along with the list of things things Alex Nicholson points out Millennials didn’t discover “My Gen X life has been Columbused by Millennials,” I would add MOOCs.[1] The core dream of using the latest technology to democratize education...
From: Darin Hayton on 8 Jan 2016

Tweeting the MOOC: Academics, Learners and Social Media

University of Sheffield Academics and the Digital Media Team filming on location at Chatsworth House. Today Sheffield Hallam University hosts its inaugural ‘Social Media in Higher Education’ conference, the first ever of its kind to take...

Another chance to explore Shakespeare and his World

Last year we launched our successful MOOC “Shakespeare and His World” in partnership with the University of Warwick.  If you missed out, do not fear! We are running this free course for a third time starting on 5th October 2015.  ...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 15 Sep 2015

Shakespeare on-screen news

Bill: the movie There’s a real “back to school” feel around now with evenings drawing in and a chill in the air. A great moment then to get cheered up with the latest film about Shakespeare, Bill the Movie, released on 18 September...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 15 Sep 2015

New Shakespeare MOOC

I’ve only recently heard about a new Shakespeare MOOC that has just started  so you still have time to sign up if you want to join in. As with all MOOCs the course is free. It’s called Shakespeare in Community, and is sponsored by the...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 2 May 2015

Much Ado About Nothing online

Today 2 March 2015 the RSC’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) begins, on the play Much Ado About Nothing. Previous courses I’ve done with Futurelearn have remained open for a few days so if you’re not already enlisted I’m pretty sure there...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 2 Mar 2015

Richard III’s final journey

Richard III It’s almost two years since it was announced live on national TV that the skeleton discovered under a car park in Leicester was indeed that of King Richard III, killed at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. I watched the whole of the press conference...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 Jan 2015

Opening access to Shakespeare in 2014

January is a time for looking back as well as forward so it’s time to check out how much access to our Shakespearean cultural assets has changed. In June 2014 Shakespeare and the Digital World was published by Cambridge University Press (CUP), containing...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 5 Jan 2015

Shakespeare and His World: Top Ten Objects (Part 2 )

This blog is the second part of a longer post. To read the first part go here As I mentioned in the first part of this post, I have been mentoring the Mooc Shakespeare and his World for the last ten weeks alongside Professor Jonathan Bate.   Each week...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 16 Dec 2014

Representing Shakespeare : the Chesterfield Portrait

Painting is welcome. The painting is almost the natural man. Timon of Athens Act I, Scene I STRST : SBT 1967-3, the Chesterfield Portrait The Chesterfield portrait of Shakespeare is just one of many examples of representations...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 3 Dec 2014

Cultural Communications: an Iznik Dish

Produced between 1575 and 1625 by craftsmen working in the Iznik kilns in north-west Anatolia (modern-day Turkey) this dish is an excellent example of the encounter between Islamic art and Shakespeare’s England. During the Elizabethan period people...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 14 Nov 2014

Coryat’s Crudities – tourism 1611-style!

Thomas Coryat’s grandly titled book: Coryats crudities; hastily gobled vp in five moneths trauells in France, Sauoy, Italy, Rhetia co[m]monly called the Grisons country, Heluetia alia`s Switzerland, some parts of high Germany, and the Netherlands;...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 12 Nov 2014

The Discoverie of Witchcraft

Having always had an interest in all things magical, it is understandable that one of my favourite items in the collections of the SBT is a copy of Reginald Scot’s The Discoverie of Witchcraft. The Discoverie of Witchcraft is considered to be the...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 3 Nov 2014

A Portrait of an Actor

This blog was written by Rosalyn Sklar, Museums Officer at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust There are three paintings in the collection of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust which very much belong together. Although they may not have been painted by the...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 15 Oct 2014

“Stratford-super-Avon”: Sir William Dugdale’s “Antiquities of Warwickshire”

Warwickshire is particularly fortunate to have Sir William Dugdale’s county history, Antiquities of Warwickshire, first published in one volume in 1656. The early seventeenth century was a time of increasing interest in local history studies, assisted...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 8 Oct 2014

Susanna and the Elders

  Susanna and the Elders, attributed to the school of Frans Floris, c.1550   Susanna and the Elders is a story from the Old Testament book of Daniel, but is only present in the Roman Catholic and Orthodox versions.  In Shakespeare’s day it...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 6 Oct 2014

Stratford’s Ceremonial Maces

The Stratford Corporation Mace, c.1552-53   The ceremonial mace has been a symbolic object for hundreds of years.  It represents power and authority.  At one time the mace would have been a practical weapon used to protect the King’s person if...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 1 Oct 2014

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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:{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.