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The OED maketh an exact man

“Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.” So writes Sir Francis Bacon in his essay “Of Studies” (1597). What exactly he means by this three-part aphorism is unclear, so let’s focus just...
From: Michael Ullyot on 16 Jan 2019

OED 'coven', noun

"An assembly, meeting, or company. Obs.?a1513   W. Dunbar Poems (1998) 196   Lat anis the cop ga round about, And wyn the covanis banesoun. spec. A gathering of witches; a ‘convent’ or company of thirteen witches; cf. convent n....
From: Early Modern Whale on 12 Apr 2017

How Do You Pronounce This Blog’s Name, Anyway?

Michael D. Hattem struggles with the age-old question: How do you pronounce this blog's name?
From: The Junto on 7 Jul 2014

L’Autoédition: phénomène récent depuis le XVIIIe siècle

Saury, Des moyens que la saine médecine peut employer pour multiplier un sexe plutôt que l’autre (Paris, l’auteur, 1779) L’automne dernier, les auteures à succès Arlette Cousture et Marie Laberge ont semé l’émoi dans la communauté...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 6 Mar 2014

Malet Wilmot, Lady Lisburne

If you’ve ever been embarrassed by a spot of dad dancing or a dodgy jumper and slacks combo, spare a thought for Malet Wilmot, youngest daughter John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester. Lady Malet Wilmot Malet’s dad was probably the most outrageous...
From: Good Gentlewoman on 29 Dec 2013

‘Simpsons Did It!’, or Roy got there first and some other matters

Last week I wrote a little something about categorising the webpage-cum-page, a facet of which covered the problem of versioning and unique user perspectives. Today I have been re-reading Roy Rosenzweig’s 2003 article ‘Scarcity or Abundance? Preserving...
From: cradledincaricature on 17 Jun 2013

Berlin, Day 7: Oedipus Stadt (Sophocles / Aeschylus / Euripides / Kimmig), Deutsches Theater

I had only seen Susanne Wolff act on video before, in Stefan Kimmig’s brilliant production of Maria Stuart (originally staged at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg and now part of the DT’s repertory). Her performance in that filmed-for-TV show...
From: dispositio on 8 May 2013

Berlin, Day 6: The Robbers (Schiller / Nunes), Gorki Theater

Certain theatrical experiences stick with you. I doubt I will ever forget a production of Buechner’s Leonce and Lena directed by Andreas Kriegenburg at the Residenztheater in Munich that I saw in 1999. The stage was a huge steeply raked field of...
From: dispositio on 7 May 2013

Deeper into the “Shallow Enlightenment” (Ludwig Tieck, George J. Adler, and Herman Meville)

Before resuming last week’s exploration of the “shallow Enlightenment,” we should take stock of where things stand. What we saw last week was that “shallow” was but one of a number of pejoratives that have been marshaled against the...
From: Persistent Enlightenment on 24 Mar 2013

Pursuing the “Shallow Enlightenment” (Part I: Nineteenth-Century Trash-Talk)

In my efforts to make sense of the various pejoratives hurled at the Enlightenment, the one whose depths I’ve yet to plumb is (oddly enough) “shallow.” The term surfaces in a number of places and there’s a lot to be untangled here....
From: Persistent Enlightenment on 17 Mar 2013

Further Thoughts on “the Enlightenment,” the OED, the History of Concepts

Last week’s post ended with some misgivings about the distinction Koselleck drew between the “history of concepts” and the “history of words.” Admittedly, the distinction seems plausible enough: since concepts can be designated by a number of...
From: Persistent Enlightenment on 10 Feb 2013

The Enlightenment, the OED, and the History of Concepts, with nGrams

In the fall of 2010, the online Oxford English Dictionary revised its entry for “Enlightenment.” Since 1891 the definition had read as follows: 1. The action of enlightening; the state of being enlightened …. [I]mparting or receiving mental...
From: Persistent Enlightenment on 3 Feb 2013

A terrible incident ...

The fourth annual edition of Austria, an Austrian universal calendar or almanac for the year 1843, contains a wealth of information for erudition and entertainment, including a short article on vampires by one J. P. Kaltenbaeck. The main part of this...
From: Magia Posthuma on 5 Jan 2013

Q: What do bowling and frottage have in common?

A: RUBBERS Alas, utilising the commonest BrE meaning of the word, I’ve erased this post for a while. My supervisor wisely questioned the decision to blog about this when I could try for a more CV-friendly publication credit and I shall give it the...
From: fourth degree burn on 15 Oct 2012

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 6

Some lovers speak, when they their Muses entertain, Of hopes begot by fear, of wot not what desires, Of force of heavenly beams, infusing hellish pain, Of living deaths, dear wounds, fair storms and freezing fires. Someone his song in Jove, and Jove’s...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 5 Oct 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.