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Your search for posts with tags containing Mental health found 17 posts

On reading and finding value

 I have made no secret of my current treatment for depression. And I will continue to think about it -- and think about the ways it links to the many conflicts that are swirling about me and impacting the way that I view my life's work and my values.I...
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 10 Apr 2022

It Takes a Village

I have always appreciated that concept -- it takes a village to raise a child -- because it speaks to the fact that we are interconnected and no one really ever does it on their own entirely.I think that it also gives us the opportunity to acknowledge...
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 19 Mar 2022

Vitriol to Corrosive Fluid: ‘Acid’ Assault in the Twentieth Century

By Cassie Watson; posted 26 September 2021. Having recently examined the eighteenth-century origins of acid throwing, and some of its main nineteenth-century characteristics, this post considers the use of corrosive substances in twentieth-century...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 26 Sep 2021

Suicide of Antonin Moyne (1849) | Victor Hugo

After Victor Hugo’s death, and before the publication of his letters (many of which remain unpublished), Paul Maurice published Memoirs of Victor Hugo. This was not chronological autobiography but was, as Maurice remarked, “A sort of haphazard...

Men: When our presence itself is a problem

Reflecting on my experience with Student Minds and whether I could have done more to prevent my presence being a problem to those who needed help. … More Men: When our presence itself is a problem
From: Writing Privacy on 12 Mar 2021

Life in the Wilderness: Two years after the viva

In a previous blog post I wrote about my tips for surviving in academia as an early career researcher (ECR). Written some six months after my viva, I still stand by the majority of the statements I made in it. But time brings new perspective, so I wanted...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 15 Mar 2018

Mockingbird: Using Theatre to Promote Awareness about Postnatal Psychosis

By Diana Jefferies, Western Sydney University Mockingbird: A Black Comedy about Motherhood and Mental HealthThe fourteenth-century Book of Margery Kempe opens with an account of an illness Margery experienced after the birth of her first child. The account...
From: Histories of Emotion on 1 Feb 2018

Salomé at the Swan

By Drs Sarah-Jane Fenton, Research Fellow, Mental Health & Wellbeing Unit, Warwick Medical School and Anjna Chouhan, Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Matthew Tennyson as Salomé. Copyright the RSC....
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 18 Jul 2017

‘Hir Olde Sekenes’: A Snapshot of Mental Ill Health in the Fifteenth-Century Stonor Letters

Medical texts, known as the ‘Articella’. France, 14th c. BL Harley 3140 f. 29. Image Courtesy of the British Library.By Deborah Thorpe The correspondence of the aspirational Stonor family and their circle is rich in descriptions of ill health,...
From: Histories of Emotion on 10 Oct 2016

Academic Anxiety: Thinking Patterns in Academia

On a previous post I wrote about the eye-opening statistic that 1 in 4 people experience mental health problems in any given year. I also talked about my anxiety disorder openly for the first time. Panic attacks, overwhelming worry and difficulty sleeping...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 25 Apr 2016

Time to Talk: Academic Anxiety

Today is 'Time to Talk' day, part of a campaign to end stigma and discrimination against mental illness. It has been organized by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, with funding from the Department of Health, Comic Relief and the Big Lottery...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 4 Feb 2016

Burning Bridges: A Twist of Character

I've recently started calling people out on their behaviour, and now find myself burning bridges where I had previously let them crumble. But having burnt no fewer than four in the past month, it's becoming concerning and could be reflective of something...
From: Writing Privacy on 20 Nov 2015


At this very moment, there’s two major events happening that I should be at. One is the third annual Mumsnet Blogfest in London (which I spoke at in 2012), a huge gathering of bloggers who have travelled from all over the country to network, learn...
From: Madame Guillotine on 8 Nov 2014

24 Hours in Academia

I used to think that I was the only saddo still on the computer while everyone else was down the pub on a Friday night. Turns out that’s not the case. I received several work-related e-mails from academic colleagues during the hours when other people...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 1 Nov 2014

A Private Battle With the Truth – Mental Health

I’m more than a little uncomfortable publishing this, but I hope this brief encounter with the 'truth' will prove a turning point. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 16 Oct 2014

The Week in Early American History

Well, technically, this will be the last two weeks in early American history since we missed last Sunday. Let’s get to it: A couple of major book awards were announced, with Andrew O’Shaughnessy’s  The Men Who Lost America: British...
From: The Junto on 16 Mar 2014

Are DaVinci's Demons Really Demons?

Popular belief vs. reality or science,  a study of beliefs in the Middle AgesA guest post by Andy Mcmillin “ ‘Let the churches ask themselves why there is no revolt against the dogmas of mathematics though there is one against the dogmas...
From: his story, her story on 2 Jan 2014

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.