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Your search for posts with tags containing Parenthood found 16 posts

Who’s the daddy? Disputed cases of paternity in eighteenth-century Ulster

The Perceptions of Pregnancy blog, like the Researchers’ Network, aims to reach beyond boundaries and borders and to facilitate an international and interdisciplinary conversation on pregnancy and its associated bodily and emotional experiences...
From: Perceptions of Pregnancy on 2 May 2019

“so a word to the wise’: reassessing the role of the upper-class Irish father in nineteenth-century childrearing’

The Perceptions of Pregnancy blog, like the Researchers’ Network, aims to reach beyond boundaries and borders, and to facilitate an international and interdisciplinary conversation on pregnancy and its associated bodily and emotional experiences...
From: Perceptions of Pregnancy on 21 Dec 2018

Everything and nothing: Hamlet, Part

December 31 – January 1 Alas, poor Yorick. I knew him, Horatio – a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred my imagination is!…Where be your gibes now, your...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 20 Feb 2017

Past, present, and macaroni salad: Henry VIII

“We’ve got…,” I said with a suspenseful pause as I pulled tupperware out of the reusable grocery bag, “Monte Cristo sandwiches and macaroni salad.” “Holy shit. Thanks, man,” my friend said.  “Thank...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 2 Feb 2017

Hearing heirs: The Tempest

My nephew waved his chubby fingers at the camera. He smiled and then stared, transfixed, as babies are, as we all are, at the moving images and intermittent sounds from the iPad. Over 3500 miles away, he was basking in the center of attention at a belated...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 28 Nov 2016

Conception – Past and Present

The Perceptions of Pregnancy blog, like the Researchers’ Network, aims to reach beyond boundaries and borders, and to facilitate an international and interdisciplinary conversation on pregnancy and its associated bodily and emotional experiences...
From: Perceptions of Pregnancy on 17 Oct 2016

Early Modern Mothers, in Their Own Words

‘Various figures and lands’ (Diverse figure e paesi). Stefano della Bella, 1649. Image Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.By Joanne McEwan I went with me deer sister Norton to Epsom for my son to drink the watters, where after he had...
From: Histories of Emotion on 6 May 2016

New publication: Children of Wrath

The book, Children of Wrath: Possession, Prophecy and the Young in Early Modern England by Anna French of Liverpool University will be available on the 9th December; it is on child possession. Abstract from Ashgate: The work introduces its...
From: Perceptions of Pregnancy on 30 Nov 2015

Too many visits to the doctor

The Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung comments on what it considers an excessive amount of doctors visits during pregnancy. It reflects the concern that such a trend will change the perception of pregnancy from something natural and physiological to...
From: Perceptions of Pregnancy on 30 Nov 2015

Mothers, Motherhood, and Mothering in Popular Culture

WHO: Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) WHERE: Albuquerque, New Mexico WHEN: 10-13 February 2016 DEADLINE: 1 November 2015 Proposals are now being accepted for the conference’s newly established subject area, Mothers, Motherhood,...
From: Perceptions of Pregnancy on 18 Oct 2015

“Horrible Mothers” (Francophone North America) – Edited volume

What: Call for submissions for a proposed edited collection “Horrible Mothers” (Francophone North America) Deadline: 31 May 2015 In her review of Jean-Marc Vallée’s film C.R.A.Z.Y., Dominique Borde referred to the mother as “potiche,”...
From: Perceptions of Pregnancy on 2 Apr 2015

Toni Morrison and Mothering/Motherhood

Demeter Press is seeking contributions for an edited collection entitled, “Toni Morrison and Mothering/Motherhood.” Lee Baxter and Martha Satz, editors. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract and brief biography by April 30 2015 to Lee Baxter...
From: Perceptions of Pregnancy on 24 Mar 2015

Spare the emotions, spoil the child

One criticism of modern parents is that they let their children misbehave in public places, ruining everybody enjoyment of their meal, shopping trip, or day out. These awful parents are upbraided for seeking an easy life, but instead raising a spoiled...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 30 Sep 2014

Northampton: home of broken families & the criminally insane?

This morning a Georgian newspaper unexpectedly arrived at a colleague’s desk. Naturally, I promptly wrested it from him and pored over it like an excited child. I LOVE eighteenth-century newspaper adverts and was delighted to find that this issue...
From: The History of Love on 14 Nov 2013

The importance of good parenting: past and present

Savagery and Sadness in Sunderland Part 9: What motivated William Ettrick as a father? I have written about William Ettrick’s harsh treatment of his son and daughter in my last post. It would be easy to leave it there and … Continue reading →
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 2 Sep 2013

John Riddle’s Eve’s Herbs: A history of contraception and abortion in the west

New Yorker Cartoon The right to privacy encompasses a woman’s decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy [but] a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy is not absolute … Roe v Wade, 410 US, p 154 Dear friends and readers, This...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 6 Sep 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:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

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.