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Session 8: 16:00-16:45 – Concluding Discussion

Panel commentary and open discussion live [here] at 16:00 Concluding comments on the conference will be offered by the panel, consisting of: Professor Catherine Clarke, Director of the Centre for the History of People, Place and Community at the IHR...
From: Metropolitan Science on 7 Apr 2020

Session 7: 13:30–15:30 – Institutions

Speakers: Noah Moxham (University of Kent), Jasmine Kilburn-Toppin (Cardiff University), Janette Bright (Institute of Historical Research), Emma Hill (University of Kent) Pre-recorded talks are embedded beneath, and links to pre-written texts are next...
From: Metropolitan Science on 7 Apr 2020

Session 6: 11:30–12:30 – Science City 1550-1800 Virtual Gallery Tour

Alexandra Rose, provides us with a pre-recorded virtual gallery tour before we head to live Q&A and discussion. Alex is lead curator of the recently opened and beautifully designed Science City 1550-1800: The Linbury Gallery, which tells the story...
From: Metropolitan Science on 7 Apr 2020

Session 5: 9:30–11:00 – Networks and Communities

Speakers: Edwin Rose (University of Cambridge), Didi van Trijp (Leiden University), Jordan Goodman and Simon Werrett (University College London). Pre-recorded talks are embedded beneath, and links to pre-written texts are next to, the paper titles. Live...
From: Metropolitan Science on 7 Apr 2020

Session 4: 16:30-17:30 – Keynote Lecture by Pamela H. Smith

Professor Pamela H. Smith ‘Making and Knowing in Early Modern Europe’ Pamela H. Smith is Seth Low Professor of History at Columbia University in the City of New York. She is the founding Director of the Center for Science and Society and...
From: Metropolitan Science on 6 Apr 2020

Session 3: 14:00–16:00 – Instruments, objects, and localities

Speakers: Claus Jensen (Independent scholar), Huib Zuidervaart(Huygens Institute), Thony Christie (Independent scholar), Torsten Roeder (Leopoldina) and Jenny Brückner  (Martin-Luther University ) Pre-recorded talks are embedded beneath, and...
From: Metropolitan Science on 6 Apr 2020

Session 2: 11:30–13:00 – Digitising the City Workshop

This live webinar will introduce the Institute of Historical Research’s Layers of London project. It will be led by Adam Corsini, who is the project’s Public Engagement Officer and coordinator of the volunteer networks who are helping to add...
From: Metropolitan Science on 6 Apr 2020

Session 1: 9:30-11:00 – City Streets and the Urban Fabric

Speakers: Boris Jardine (University of Cambridge), Yelda Nasifoglu (University of Oxford), Umberto Veronesi (University College London) Pre-recorded talks are embedded beneath the title of each paper. Live Q&A and discussion starts [here] at 10:20...
From: Metropolitan Science on 6 Apr 2020


Welcome message from Rebekah Higgitt If you have any queries or suggestions, contact us on Twitter @Met_Sci or by email via metsci [a] The post for the first session will appear just before the official start time of 09:30 BST.
From: Metropolitan Science on 6 Apr 2020

Getting involved

Welcome! We are delighted that such a large number of people have expressed an interest in joining the conference. Please take a look at the online participant list to see who will be around and what their interests are. Participants are encouraged to...
From: Metropolitan Science on 3 Apr 2020

Conference Speakers

Janette Bright studied with the Open University before undertaking an MRes in Historical Research at the Institute of Historical Research, part of the University of London. Her dissertation for this was a study of the education and training of the foundling...
From: Metropolitan Science on 3 Apr 2020


This is the programme for the Science in the City 1500-1800. This page will be updated should anything in the schedule change. Links to each session’s page will be added when they are made live on the day. Monday 6 April Session 1 – 9:30–11:00 – City...
From: Metropolitan Science on 30 Mar 2020

Science in the City – virtual conference

Science in the City 1500-1800 Virtual Conference, 6-7 April 2020 In a couple of weeks, this section of the site will be hosting the programme and content for our virtual conference. We had hoped to have a physical meeting (see our original plans and programme...
From: Metropolitan Science on 23 Mar 2020

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.