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Of Astrolabes and Wine

Further evidence that astrolabes are infiltrating culture is the name of winery in New Zealand: Astrolabe. A winery in New Zealand has adopted the name “Astrolabe.” Unfortunately, this winery is not really named after the instrument. Instead,...
From: Darin Hayton on 15 Oct 2019

Gourd Water Bottles. Were They Sealed?

Water bottle gourd found at Bents Fort.17th & 18th Century water & wine gourds.Were they lined inside?To date I have not been able to find any primary documentation suggesting that water bottle gourds were actually sealed inside. However, this...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 1 Apr 2019

Q&A with Coll Thrush

Today Coll Thrush speaks with The Junto about his most recent book, Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire, which examines that city’s history through the experiences of Indigenous travelers—willing or otherwise—from...
From: The Junto on 12 Sep 2017

The Arts of Spinoza & Pacific Spinoza

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From: Spinoza Research Network on 10 May 2017

Shakespearean replicas then and now

A few weeks ago at a local book fair I bought a collection of engravings of Shakespeare’s Birthplace all dating from the nineteenth century. Shakespeare’s Birthplace was a major tourist attraction, and one which changed in appearance several...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 24 Mar 2017

The Arts of Spinoza: extended deadline

EXTENDED DEADLINE for submissions for “The Arts of Spinoza + Pacific Spinoza” conference, Auckland, 26-28 May 2017: Abstracts will now be accepted up to Tuesday 14 February, midnight NZST. Send to Abstracts submitted...
From: Spinoza Research Network on 1 Feb 2017

Dead Admirals Society (and Much, Much More) in New Zealand

This week, I’m delighted to welcome back Sam McLean as my guest blogger! Sam runs the excellent British Naval History website, and recently paid a lengthy visit to New Zealand, where he has family. Over to you, Sam! *** Occasionally, opportunities...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 16 Jan 2017

The Arts of Spinoza and Pacific Spinoza

THE ARTS OF SPINOZA + PACIFIC SPINOZAInterstices Under Construction symposium, 26-28 May 2017. The University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology, Aotearoa New Zealand Plenaries / keynotes include: MOIRA GATENS MICHAEL LEBUFFE SUSAN RUDDICK...
From: Spinoza Research Network on 25 Nov 2016

Scotsman, 19 March 1842, p.

Monument to the late Earl of Durhum.–The New Zealand Company have voted ţ105, towards the erection of the monument to the Earl of Durham–the noble earl having been the first governor of this important company. Publication Information: Newspaper Title:...

Scotsman, 17 February 1841, p.

() The dinner given on Saturday by the New Zea land Company to Lord John Russell will serve to re move all apprehensions if any are yet entertained with regard to the relations between that colony and the Government of the parent state. Many of the...

Scostman, 19 March 1842, p.

–The New Zealand Company have voted ţ105 towards the erection of the monument to the Earl of Durham–the noble earl having been the first governor of this important company. Publication Information: Newspaper Title: Scostman Newspaper Location:...

Scotsman, 22 September 1841, p.

A very lively and interesting scene occurred on Fri day off the West India Dock entrance at Blackwall by the preparation for departure of three fine vessels with “improvers” for “Nelson” the second colony of New Zealand. The...

Scotsman, 24 November 1841

–The following data will show the number of emigrants from the United King dom with their destination during the year 1840 derived from official sources:– To N. American Col. 27025 To Van Diem. Land 281 United States 38495 West Australia 233 West...

Scotsman, 17 November 1841, p.

()–”Among the latest ar rivals is Mr Swainson F.R.S. the eminent natu ralist by the Jane from London. He has pur chased a house and intends to reside here with his family. The Governor Captain Hobson is daily expected from Auckland on a visit...

A Tale of Exploration, Adventure... and Cannibals

Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne (St Malo, France, baptised 22nd May 1724 - Tacoury's Cove, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, 12th June 1772)Marc-Joseph Marion du FresneIt is only fair to warn you that today's tale is a grisly one; it's a story of adventure, exploration...

The Allen Family of Glasgow & Inchmartine

Arms granted to John Allen in 1779 and matriculated to Henry Howard Allen in 1878 (Crown Copyright) Courtesy of Jonathan Allan It has been some time since I last uploaded a family tree, and last week I added an extended and updated version of the Allen...
From: A Parcel of Ribbons on 21 Jan 2014

Tales from the Reading Room – Wish You Were Here Challenge Update!

Just over a year ago, we set our readers and fellow library and archive fans a challenge.  We asked you to send us postcards, either from your travels or from where you live, if possible with a library / archive/ museum theme or just something plain...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 31 Jul 2013

Returning to Trollope via maps, televisuality & Australia (!)

David Suchet as Melmotte facing them all (from Davies’s 2001 TWWLN adaptation — in the last phase Suchet has in mind Charles Laughton’s moving performance as Quasimodo) Dear friends and readers, I’ve returned to Trollope with...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 23 Mar 2013

Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association Biennial Conference | Shakespeare and Emotions [Call for Papers]

In collaboration withThe Arc Centre of Excellence in the History of Emotions27 – 30 NOVEMBER, 2012at the University of Western AustraliaTHEME: “SHAKESPEARE AND EMOTIONS”The study of emotions in history and literature is a burgeoning field in Early...
From: The Renaissance Diary... on 27 Nov 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.