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Jemima Howe: Two Competing Captivity Narratives

Jemima Howe (1724–1805), a pioneer woman of the early Vermont frontier wilderness, survived a 1755 abduction along with her seven children ranging from six... The post Jemima Howe: Two Competing Captivity Narratives appeared first on Journal of the...

Jemima Howe, Frontier Pioneer to Wealthy Widow

Jemima Howe (1724–1805) reflects the strength it took to endure the harsh realities of the Vermont frontier during the American colonial and Revolutionary War... The post Jemima Howe, Frontier Pioneer to Wealthy Widow appeared first on Journal of the...

Mudlarking on the Thames, Part 2: What can we do with Fragments and Waste?

In Rubbish Theory, Michael Thompson argues that there are three kinds of value categories: ‘transient’ or ‘here today, gone tomorrow’; ‘durable’ or ‘a joy forever’; and rubbish. Things can move between categories,...
From: Middling Culture on 16 Oct 2019

“Our Habitation Becomes a Paradise”: Dreaming about Health in the Anthropocene

Before the species-ending plague, the characters in Mary Shelley’s novel The Last Man (1826) dream of a world without disease.  Early in the first volume, Adrian—only son of England’s final reigning monarch—argues that, here...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 12 Mar 2019

Recipes: Reading Between the Lines

In today’s post, Lisa Myers describes the possibilities in using recipes as a teaching tool to explore ideas about power, social relationships, and connection. Lisa Myers During breakfast at the gas station/restaurant in Shawanaga, the reserve...
From: The Recipes Project on 20 Sep 2018

The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright: An Interview with Ann Little

Ann Little’s The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright (Yale University Press, 2016; paper, 2018) traces the remarkable story of a woman from her New England childhood to Wabanaki captivity and adoption to adulthood as an Ursuline nun in eighteenth-century...
From: Borealia on 10 Sep 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: “New Scholarship in British Art History: Discoveries at the NCMA”

A two-day symposium held at the North Carolina Museum of Art hosted alongside the upcoming exhibition “History and Mystery: Discoveries in the NCMA British Collection.” Date: Friday, January 27th & Saturday, January 28th, 2017.The...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 25 Jul 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS: Green Britain: Nationhood and the Environment 1500-175

25th June 2016, Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-AvonCfP deadline: 31st March 2016Abstracts of 250 words for papers of no more than twenty minutes in length to be sent to Keynote speaker: Professor Karen Edwards, University...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 25 Jun 2016

Longitude: back and forth across the years

6:30 pm — 7:30 pm on Thursday 25 September 2014at National Maritime Museum, LondonPublic event with Lord Martin Rees FRS and Dr Rebekah Higgitt, in partnership with the National Maritime MuseumThe search for an accurate measurement of longitude...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 25 Sep 2015

Michael Drayton's ‘Poly-Olbion' and the Writing of Britain

‘Poly-Olbion and the Writing of Britain’, at The Royal Geographical SocietyProgrammeThursday 10th September10.00-10.30 Registration, Main Hall10.30-11.00 Session 1: IntroductionAndrew McRae (Exeter), ‘The Poly-Olbion Project’11.00-12.45...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 10 Sep 2015

Travel and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern World

Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Aberystwyth/Bangor) Biennial Conference.3rd-5th September 2015, Bangor UniversityRegistration is now open: keynote speakers:Michal Biran (Hebrew...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 3 Sep 2015

LRS: Anglican Global Crossings and the Specters of Islam in the Early Modern Period

London Renaissance Seminar Summer Lecture 13 July 20155.30pm, Room 112, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1 Wine will be served.  All welcome. Any queries please contact welcome Professor Jyotsna Singh to deliver the London Renaissance...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 13 Jul 2015

Narrative Conversions: a Workshop

On 2nd and 3rd June, we will be hosting a workshop on the theme of Narrative Conversions, organised in collaboration with the Early Modern Conversions project. We’ll be led in conversation by Warren Boutcher, Reader in Renaissance Studies at Queen...

The Case of the Severed Finger: Callow vs Heane, 1634

In my last blog post I looked at a libel case between two Exeter medical practitioners. It was interesting to see how professional reputations were at stake and the ways in which practitioners called each other’s skills into question. For this post...
From: DrAlun on 8 May 2014

Calendar and conversion

The debate between the Uniates, Orthodox Christians and Catholics over the superiority of the Gregorian calendar is quite well documented by a series of prints from the 1640’s. One of the authors and adversaries in this exchange of vernacular pamphlets,...
From: Chronologia Universalis on 6 Mar 2014

Translating Recipes 2: A Drama of Butter and Pearls

By Carla Nappi Translation 1 A medicinal oil eliminating (harmful) poison. One kind [of oil] used if a person has just been poisoned. Before eliminating the poison, after taking a flour-based drug in accordance with the 30th prescription, and after...
From: The Recipes Project on 23 Jan 2014

A Confederacy of Kidnappers: Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave

“There are few sights more pleasant to the eye,” wrote Solomon Northup, “than a wide cotton field when it is in bloom. It presents an appearance of purity, like an immaculate expanse of light, newly-fallen snow.” For Quentin Tarantino, such a...
From: The Junto on 28 Oct 2013

Reading between the lines: reconstructing lives from parish registers

I’ve recently returned from a research visit to Ruthin archives to look at the Denbighshire parish registers. The purpose of the visit was to trawl through every one of the hundreds of parish register transcriptions, looking for medical practitioners....
From: DrAlun on 10 Sep 2013

Pig boys and boar bites: a seventeenth-century medical consultation

What did medical practitioners actually do in the past? Or, put another way, what sorts of things were they consulted for? Given the vast numbers of pages devoted to medical practice over the past few years this might seem to be a slightly redundant question....
From: DrAlun on 24 Jul 2013

Polite Sickness: Illness narratives in 18th-century letters

I have always found letters a brilliant source of information about patients. If writing to friends, relatives and business contacts was commonplace, then one of the most common topics was the writer’s health. Illness was a natural topic to discuss....
From: Dr Alun Withey on 4 Jul 2013

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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:{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.