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Digital Project | Adam Grand Tour, Letters and Other Writings

From the project website: Robert & James Adams’ Grand Tour Letters and Writings, 1754–63 Organized by Adriano Aymonino and Colin Thom with Giles Bergel and Harriet Richardson Charles-Louis Clerisseau (attributed), Capriccio, ca.1756–57...
From: Enfilade on 19 May 2020

Expert Advice: Business Fundamentals for Creative Professionals

Are you an artist, photographer, or freelance writer? How about a website designer, master metalsmith, or musician? If you’re in any creative profession and would like to learn more about how to market and sell your services and work online, we’ve...
From: Newcastle Early Modern Forum on 15 May 2020

Decorative Arts Trust Prize for Excellence and Innovation

From the Decorative Arts Trust: Decorative Arts Trust Prize for Excellence and Innovation, $100,000 Application due by 30 June 2020 (extended from the original deadline in March) To further the Decorative Arts Trust’s mission to foster appreciation...
From: Enfilade on 14 May 2020

Earth Day Turns 50 with a Massive Livestream Event

As the world fights to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control, another crisis looms. In late 2018, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that if we want to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we need to...
From: Newcastle Early Modern Forum on 20 Apr 2020

New Resource | Colonial Virginia Portraits

◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ The Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture announces the debut of Colonial Virginia Portraits. Featuring an interactive database of oil portraits with a documented history in Virginia...
From: Enfilade on 30 Mar 2020

How to Move Your Classes Online — and Charge for Them

We are proud to host many websites for language tutors, yoga schools, and personal fitness coaches around the world. It’s exciting to see how educators and consultants across different industries are getting creative with their online offerings:...
From: Newcastle Early Modern Forum on 26 Mar 2020

Prestapágina: Sharing PDFs During the Epidemic

Rebecca Quinn Teresi has created Prestapágina, a Facebook group for early modern Hispanists to share PDFs of book chapters and articles that we might find necessary now that academic libraries have shut down. She invites all to join – thanks...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 26 Mar 2020

Expert Advice: How to Make a Great Website for Your Small Business – Webinar

Whether you already own a small business or are exploring the idea of starting one, you’ll come away from this free, 60-minute live webinar with a wealth of actionable advice on how to maximize your digital presence. Date: Thursday, April 2,...
From: Newcastle Early Modern Forum on 25 Mar 2020

Pass Ye Remote: A Quest for Early Modern Entertainment Through Online Learning Resources — Before Shakespeare

Welcome to Elizabethan England via the digital world! We’re lucky to have a range of exciting and innovative online resources at our disposal that make it possible to explore the entertainment and cultural activities of early modern England through...
From: Middling Culture on 23 Mar 2020

Strange New World: Folger Resources for Online Learning and Teaching

I think Miranda will forgive the paraphrase when we say it’s a strange new world out there right now. For many of us, our lives have been turned upside down in the last week (has it really only been a week?), and we suddenly find ourselves...
From: The Collation on 19 Mar 2020

Pass Ye Remote: A Quest for Early Modern Entertainment Through Online Learning Resources

Welcome to Elizabethan England via the digital world! We’re lucky to have a range of exciting and innovative online resources at our disposal that make it possible to explore the entertainment and cultural activities of early modern England through...
From: Before Shakespeare on 16 Mar 2020

Calendars of State Papers Domestic on the Internet Archive

Among its many other wonders, you can find a marvellous run of 16th- and 17th-century CSPD on the Internet Archive. But they’re not consistently titled, and there are duplicates of many volumes, so it’s not easy to piece them together. I made...
From: Early Modern Notes on 7 Feb 2020

Visitors to Versailles Database

From the Centre de recherche du château de Versailles: Visitors to Versailles Database Accessible since October 2019 After Charles Le Brun, The Different Nations of Europe, oil on canvas, 17th century (Château de Versailles, MV 5778). The...
From: Enfilade on 25 Oct 2019

Introducing the CRKN Canadiana & Héritage Digital Collections

Who is CRKN? The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) is a partnership of 79 Canadian universities and institutions dedicated to expanding digital content for the academic research and teaching enterprise in Canada. CRKN was formed in 1999 to increase...
From: Borealia on 23 Oct 2019

Resource: Cobbett’s Parliamentary History

As with many records I’ve been using to discover debtors both imprisoned and escaping, parliamentary debates both constitute elite discourse and preserve plebian traces. Imprisonment for debt was frequently dicussed in the Houses, legislation regulating...
From: Alsatia on 8 Oct 2019

Printed Elizabethan poetry now included in Union First Line Inde

As of September 2019, researchers have 35,261 more reasons to use the Union First Line Index of English Verse, hosted by the Folger Shakespeare Library. The database now contains all first lines, not just manuscript first lines, from Elizabethan poetry:...
From: The Collation on 17 Sep 2019

Finding English and Welsh local history online

This started with a question on Twitter about sources for JPs, which got me looking up some old references. This is another one that's not too easy to get hold of but sounds like a goldmine: — Sharon Howard (@sharon_howard)...
From: Early Modern Notes on 14 Jul 2019

Petitions in Early Modern England: A Very Short Introduction

Brodie Waddell Until relatively recently, the word ‘petition’ had a much wider meaning than it does today. In the twenty-first century, a petition is a request or demand signed by a substantial number of people and addressed to a government...

On beginning (again) with Sarah Waters

In Canada, I have a tall narrow shelf of books—one of many shelves of books I have in our house. This one includes poetry, novels I’m either reading or would like to read, and an embarrassing number of books on writing. I am a collector, apparently,...
From: Baroque Explorations on 17 May 2019

The Digital Piranesi

Along with highlighting the project generally, this posting also aims to publicize a related two-year post-doc position (May 31 is the application due date). The Digital Piranesi is a developing digital humanities project that aims to provide an enhanced...
From: Enfilade on 15 May 2019

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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.