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Sonnet for a Barber

 Possible portrait of Lodovico Domenichi,British Museum, inventory #1867,1012.650This is a post about a 16th century poet who was best friends with alchemist/glassmaker Antonio Neri's grandfather, Jacopo, and who may even be the inspiration for...
From: Conciatore on 10 Feb 2021

Sonnet for a Barber

Possible portrait of Lodovico Domenichi,British Museum, inventory #1867,1012.650This is a post about a 16th century poet who was best friends with alchemist/glassmaker Antonio Neri's grandfather, Jacopo, and who may even be the inspiration for...
From: Conciatore on 15 Jun 2020

Sonnet for a Barber

Possible portrait of Lodovico Domenichi,British Museum, inventory #1867,1012.650This is a post about a 16th century poet who was best friends with alchemist/glassmaker Antonio Neri's grandfather, Jacopo, and may even be the inspiration for the...
From: Conciatore on 27 Sep 2019

Sonnet for a Barber

Possible portrait of Lodovico Domenichi,British Museum, inventory #1867,1012.650In honor of National Poetry Month in the US, here is a post about a 16th century poet who was best friends with alchemist/glassmaker Antonio Neri's grandfather, and may even...
From: Conciatore on 11 Jan 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS: Ancient and Modern Knowledges

A two-day colloquium at the University of SheffieldFriday 22 and Saturday 23 June 2018 Categories which seek to draw distinctions between different areas of scholarly inquiry in the history of knowledge, most obviously, perhaps, the distinction between...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 22 Jun 2018

Sonnet for a Barber

Possible portrait of Lodovico Domenichi,British Museum, inventory #1867,1012.650In honor of National Poetry Month in the US, here is a post about a 16th century poet who was best friends with alchemist/glassmaker Antonio Neri's grandfather, and may even...
From: Conciatore on 2 Apr 2018

Influences on Shakespeare

Chipo Chung as Dido and Sandy Grierson as Aeneas in the RSC’s Dido Queen of Carthage. Photo by Topher McGrillis, copyright RSC The source books from which Shakespeare took the main stories of his plays are well-known, sometimes so important that...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 9 Oct 2017

Sonnet for a Barbar

Possible portrait of Lodovico Domenichi, British Museum, inventory #1867,1012.650 In honor of National Poetry Month in the US, here is a post about a 16th century poet who was best friends with Antonio Neri's grandfather, and may be the inspiration for...
From: Conciatore on 3 Apr 2017

Sonnet for a Barber

Possible portrait of Lodovico Domenichi, British Museum, inventory #1867,1012.650 In honor of National Poetry Month in the US, here is a post about a 16th century poet who was best friends with Antonio Neri's grandfather, and may be the inspiration for...
From: Conciatore on 4 Apr 2016

Sir Walter Ralegh and the vagaries of politics

Sir Walter Ralegh I’m writing this post on the day of the General Election, 7 May 2015, and by the time you read it most of the results will be in. All the indications are that there will be no clear winner, leading to another coalition government....
From: The Shakespeare blog on 8 May 2015

Sonnet to a Barber

Possible portrait of Lodovico Domenichi,British Museum, inventory #1867,1012.650In honor of National Poetry Month in the US, here is a post about a 16th century poet who was best friends with Antonio Neri's grandfather, and may be the inspiration for...
From: Conciatore on 6 Apr 2015

Flower power: Cato's medicinal recipes

Marcus Porcius Cato (234-149 BCE) is often presented as the archetypal example of the ancient Roman head of the household taking charge of his family members’ health, the result of claims made by Pliny the Elder (23-79 CE) in his … Continue reading...
From: The Recipes Project on 13 Jan 2015

Sonnet to a Barber

Possible portrait of Lodovico DomenichiAntonio Neri, born in 1576,  is remembered as a glassmaker, yet he considered himself first and foremost an alchemist. His father was the personal physician to the grand duke of Tuscany, and his grandfather...
From: Conciatore on 11 Jun 2014

Coriolanus, Donmar Warehouse

You want symbolism? As the stage lights go up at the Donmar’s production of Coriolanus we see a ladder extending right up to the flies and a wall graffiti’d with political protests. It’s a concise piece of staging; the ladder is the representation...
From: Parthenissa on 31 Dec 2013

Roman remedy books?

By Helen King If you know anything about food history, you’ll know about the ancient Roman writer, Apicius. His recipe book was reprinted in 2006 and is even available in an English translation; and you can get a pdf of the full text of 64 of the...
From: The Recipes Project on 5 Nov 2012

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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.)

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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

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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.