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Your search for posts with tags containing Romantics found 8 posts

Frankenstein - Mary Shelley

‘Increase of knowledge only discovered to me more clearly what a wretched outcast I was.  I cherished hope, it is true; but it vanished, when I beheld my person reflected in water, or my shadow in the moonshine, even as that frail image and...

'To Autumn' - John Keats

‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;’ (lines 1-4)   ‘To Autumn’ John Keats...

18th-century Gothic, in and out of the archives: the inaugural Dunscombe Colt Fellowship

A page from John Aubrey’s Chronologia Architectonica, Bodleian MS Top. Gen. c. 24, f. 40 Peter Lindfield, the Dunscombe Colt Visiting Fellow at the Bodleian Libraries, writes “I am using this one-month fellowship at the Bodleian Libraries...
From: The Conveyor on 15 Aug 2013

Anon’s Baby Song; a lullaby for your baby tonight

This post from the Spectator blog by the Bodleian Library’s Head of Special Collections, Chris Fletcher, describes a newly-acquired manuscript volume of rhymes and songs dating from around 1800.
From: The Conveyor on 20 Jun 2013

The 18th-century Gothick: Symposium, 7 August 2013, Oxford

A one-day symposium exploring the Gothic Revival in eighteenth-century Britain. Organized by Oliver Cox (Oxford) and Peter Lindfield (University of Kassel) Call for papers poster [PDF] Registration will open in July [see webpage] This symposium corresponds...
From: The Conveyor on 28 May 2013

Taking revenge on wicked Lord Byron – Chris Fletcher on a ‘Byronic trophy cabinet’

Keeper of Special Collections Chris Fletcher writes in the Spectator blog about the commonplace album kept by Lord Byron’s friends, the Parkyns family, Bodleian MS. Eng. c. 7967 … Bodleian...
From: The Conveyor on 15 May 2013

Read slowly – Pause frequently – Think Seriously – Keep cleanly – RETURN DULY

The bookplate of Thomas Woodward Recently acquired: The death of Abel, an English version by Mary Collyer (d. 1763) of the work by Salomon Gessner (1730-1788). [Vet. A5 f.4209] This unassuming eighteenth-century book is notable for the binding, half calf...
From: The Conveyor on 8 May 2013

Botanical fieldwork in the 1790s

Keeper of Special Collections Chris Fletcher writes in The Spectator blog about the recent acquisition of an album recording botanizing travels around Surrey, Norfolk, Oxfordshire and the Isle of Wight in the 1790s by a still-anonymous compiler. “…[T]he...
From: The Conveyor on 24 Apr 2013

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.