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Remembering a Poor Irishman and his Penny Dreadfuls (1893) | Katharine Tynan

Katherine Tynan was an Irish novelist and poet who was born on a farm outside Dublin in 1859. Educated at a convent school, in her spare time she recalls visiting a poor Irish “dairy boy” who collected penny dreadfuls, and who seems to have been particularly...

January 2020: a Taste of “Before ‘Farm to Table'” Part II

Dear Recipes Project community, Happy 2020! This month we’ll mark the new year by highlighting some discoveries from the Before “Farm to Table”: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures project, a Mellon initiative in collaborative...
From: The Recipes Project on 16 Jan 2020

Drum in a Bo

There are several legends regarding what might happen if and when Britain comes to the point of its ultimate crisis. One is that the ravens will abandon the Tower of London, thus causing its walls – and, indeed, the entire country – to...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 3 Jun 2019

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

The British view of a nation that never was

Albrecht Dürer, Rhinoceros (1515). © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Kupferstichkabinett. Dürer’s rhino, Luther’s Bible, Bismarck dressed as a blacksmith, a VW Beetle and a replica of the gate to Buchenwald concentration camp...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 16 Oct 2016

‘Stitched Memories’: a 1943 sampler, a Nazi camp and thoughts about identity and belonging

©Gabriele Neher, 2015 Chicken sitting on a fence at Hampton, Jersey ©Gabriele Neher, 2015 On a recent family holiday to Jersey, I encountered a very unexpected reminder of my childhood in Germany. We went to Hamptonne , the Country Life...
From: renaissanceissues on 19 Aug 2015

Jung Chang’s Memories of Twentieth Century China: From the Dowager Empress Cixi to Wild Swans

A recent work trip to China, to visit the University of Nottingham’s campus at Ningbo, has had some possibly quite unexpected side effects. As a child, I was fascinated by anything and everything to do with Marco Polo, the idea of long- distance...
From: renaissanceissues on 17 Aug 2014

One year on: back to St. Martin’s, Bilborough

Last time I wrote about the ‘Hidden Treasures ‘of St. Martin, in November 2013, it was all about plans to bring this medieval gem of a church out of its cocoon and put it back on to the map of Nottingham’s cultural treasures. Well, something...
From: renaissanceissues on 3 Aug 2014

Tolkien and Lewis at Eighth Day Books

My husband and I enjoyed celebrating one of Eighth Day Books' two anniversaries Saturday night (the May anniversary is of its moving to its present location at 2838 East Douglas; the September anniversary is of its opening; last year was its 25th anniversary!)....

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.