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Tarot Redu

Perhaps it was just a coincidence. Perhaps it was fated. Either way, The New York Times published a sort of “how-to” article on Tarot on, of all days, April 1: “How to Get Started With Tarot.” As the subtitle suggests with its...
From: Darin Hayton on 9 Apr 2021

“Rigor” or …?

In “Taylor Swift Is Bringing Us Back to Nature,” an opinion piece it the NY Times by the conservation scientist Jeff Opperman, reflects on the ways that Taylor Swift’s lyrics are foregrounding nature. In her two recent albums, we are...
From: Darin Hayton on 12 Mar 2021

New Humanist: Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald

It is like a scene from a Hayao Miyazaki anime: a French WWI pilot, gliding down at twilight over enemy lines, finds himself surrounded by a flock of swifts seemingly motionless in the air. They are asleep on the wing, so close by he might reach out and...
From: Mathew Lyons on 30 Nov 2020

The Death of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Little Sister

I’m seeking to cast some light on relatively or completely unknown Salem women for my #SalemSuffrageSaturday posts, in addition to the usual suspects, who live on in perpetual sunshine. Sometimes this is difficult to do, as the sources simply aren’t...
From: streets of salem on 4 Apr 2020

Economic Recovery in Today’s Spain?

I hope that Peter S. Goodman is right in this NY Times piece, although unemployment is still very high. But Jim Amelang’s talk to us at ASPHS in Boston a few years ago remains seared into my brain.  
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 30 Jul 2017

NYT on Goya at the Met

The New York Times, April 25, 2014: Karen Rosenberg, “That Little Lost Boy in Red, Back with His Family: Metropolitan Show Reunites Goya Portraits of the Altamiras.”
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 28 Apr 2014

Geneaology and the Inquisition in the NYT, April 6 ’14

Doreen Carvajal, “In Spain, a Family Reunion, Centuries Later,” The New York Times, April 6, 2014. Thanks to Sam Garcia for the tip.
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 6 Apr 2014

Amontillado in the NYT

Eric Asimov, “The Book on Amontillado,” New York Times, Feb 26, 2014.
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 1 Mar 2014

New Book: Grandin, “Empire of Necessity” (and NYT review)

Greg Grandin, The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World (Macmillan/Metropolitan Books, 2014). Also, Andrew Delbanco reviews the book in the New York Times Sunday Book Review, Jan. 12, 2014.
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 16 Jan 2014

NYT: Paradors in Trouble

The New York Times, Friday, March 1, 2013, features an article by Suzanne Daley about the challenges facing Spain’s historic paradors in the crosswinds of financial crisis and changes in tourism.
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 2 Mar 2013

Today’s NYT: Jose de Ribera in Naples

The New York Times January 16, 2013, includes an article by art and architecture critic Michael Kimmelman on Ribera’s painting in Naples, in the church of the Certosa di San Martino.
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 16 Jan 2013

NYT: Latin American Conversos Returning to Spain

The New York Times, December 8, 2012, has an article by Doreen Carvajal entitled, “A Tepid ‘Welcome Back’ for Spanish Jews.”
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 10 Dec 2012

NY Times Review: Exhibition, “African Presence in Renaissance Europe”

There is much about Spanish and Portuguese history in Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum’s exhibition, “Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe,” as this review in the New York Times, Nov. 9, 2012, by Holland Cotter, shows.
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 9 Nov 2012

Tenacious Types

I read a really interesting article entitled the “The Typeface of Truth” by Michael Beirut yesterday that set me off on a typographical odyssey.  It was hot (or humid, actually) and I really didn’t want to get off the couch, so I dug...
From: streetsofsalem on 13 Aug 2012

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.