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Your search for posts with tags containing Shakespeare's Women found 8 posts

My Woman’s moment

I had the great great pleasure of speaking on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour yesterday – as I said in a tweet afterwards, life goal unlocked! I was speaking about parts in Shakespeare’s plays for older actresses – the greatness of...
From: Digital Shakespeares on 3 Aug 2017

Shakespeare’s World in 100 objects: Number 97, Wattle and Daub

Today’s’ blog offers us a fascinating insight into the neighbourly habits of Shakespeare’s time and is by Stephanie Appleton, doctoral researcher in History at Birmingham. Nowadays we take for granted our right to privacy within our own homes. If...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 30 May 2014

Shakespeare’s World in 100 objects: number 85, a Bee Skep

Today’s blog, which looks at the the way that bees were housed in the 17th century, is by Elizabeth Sharrett, doctoral researcher at the Shakespeare Institute. A straw bee skep   “My honey lost, and I, a drone-like bee, Have no perfection of...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 23 Aug 2013

Shakespeare on Show: Top Ten Exhibition – a Wedding Knife Sheath or a Knife Sheath

Today’s object for the Shakespeare on Show blog is a knife sheath which is currently on display at Nash’s House in Stratford-upon-Avon as part of the Top Ten exhibition. A sheath for a pair of wedding knives, dated 1602. This sheath, believed to be...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 19 Jul 2013

Shakespeare’s World in 100 objects: Number 79, a Glass ‘Gossip’s Bowl’?

Today’s blog is by Victoria Jackson, Doctoral Researcher in the History Department at Birmingham. Victoria takes a look at a Glass Bowl which may or may not have been a ‘Gossip’s Bowl’! A Glass ‘Gossip’s Bowl’?   An Elizabethan...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 14 Jun 2013

Shakespeare’s World in 100 Objects: Number 78, a Bread Peel

Today’s 100 objects blog is by Elizabeth Sharrett, a Doctoral Researcher at the Shakespeare Institute.  Elizabeth is looking at an elm wood bread peel from the Collections of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Speed: “Item, she hath no teeth.” Lance:...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 24 May 2013

Shakespeare’s World in 100 Objects: Number 75, Halls Croft

This week’s 100 objects blog is by Peter Hewitt, who is an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Researcher in the History Department at the University of Birmingham. It has a surprising twist! Halls Croft, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon This week’s ‘object’...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 25 Apr 2013

Shakespeare’s World in 100 Objects: Number 73, a Grain Ark

Today’s blog looks at a late 16th or ealy 17th century grain ark from the collections of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and is by Elizabeth Sharrett, a doctoral researcher at the Shakespeare Institute. An English or Welsh late sixteenth-/early-seventeenth-century...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 11 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.