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Your search for posts with tags containing Rituals found 9 posts

The British Royal Family continue to act as an Emotional Regime

By Gordon D. Raeburn (Bishop Grosseteste University) At the start of September 2021, a leak of secret documents revealed the plans in place for the eventual death of Queen Elizabeth II.[1] Early indications suggest a genuine leak, rather than one planned,...
From: Histories of Emotion on 27 Sep 2021

Halloween Special: Shaving the Dead in Irish Folklore

Shaving the dead in Irish folklore The Irish Folklore Collection archive in University College Dublin contains a massive volume of documents, sound-recordings and other material collected under the auspices of the Irish Folklore Commission and other bodies...
From: DrAlun on 31 Oct 2019

Keening – A Mourning Ritual For Our Time?

By Mary Mclaughlin Image: Irish Keeners – 1841 (from Samuel and Mrs. Hall’s Travelogue Vol. 1 p.223).On 26 April 1995 my beloved mother passed out of this life into the next while I held her hand. It was a traumatic event for both her and...
From: Histories of Emotion on 17 Mar 2018

Forest Spirits and Dull Stories: Toleration as Governing Emotion in Seventeenth-Century Finland

By Raisa Maria Toivo, University of Tampere In 1675, a church visitation was held at Kesälahti, a parish located in the county of Kexholm at the eastern border of Finland, which had been annexed to Sweden from Russia in 1618 and had set the stage...
From: Histories of Emotion on 3 Nov 2017

Sharing the Passion of Christ: Paolo Segneri Senior SJ (1624–1694) and the Ongoing Devotion to the Passion

By Eleonora Rai,  The University of Western Australia The Holy Week is a busy period for the inhabitants of Romagnano Sesia, a village located in Piedmont, northern Italy. A theatrical representation of the Passion of Christ has taken place there,...
From: Histories of Emotion on 14 Apr 2017

Objects and Emotions: Rituals, Routines, Collections and Communities

By Sasha Handley, The University of Manchester Welcome to ‘Objects and Emotions: Rituals, Routines, Collections and Communities’ – the exciting new international collaboration between scholars at the universities of Melbourne and...
From: Histories of Emotion on 7 Apr 2017

Shakespeare’s World in 100 Objects: Number 78, a ceremonial ‘partizan’ or pike-blade

Today’s 100 objects blog is by Peter Hewitt, AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Researcher in the History Department at the University of Birmingham. Peter takes a look at a beautiful pike - blade from the collections of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. A...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 7 Jun 2013

18th Century Beauty Rituals: Chicken Skin Gloves

Portrait of a Lady, English School, late 18th century From: Dreweatts, Pictures from the Collection of Tony Hayes, Donnington UK Although the term “blueblood” did not enter the lexicon until 1838, ladies and gentlemen alike had been inspecting their...
From: Life Takes Lemons on 18 Feb 2013

Monks Behaving Badly

They were devils who played near the banks of the Thames at Medmenham Abbey as monks with their nuns. Prayer of the Penitent Monks – Alessandro Magnasco They were blasphemers whose amusements occasioned mock sermons to cats and arcane rituals in...
From: Life Takes Lemons on 15 Aug 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.