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Letters from the island of Teneriffe, Brazil

Author: Kindersley, Mrs., author. Title: Letters from the island of Teneriffe, Brazil, the Cape of Good Hope, and the East Indies / by Mrs. Kindersley. Publication: London : Printed for J. Nourse, in the Strand, bookseller to His Majesty, MDDCCLXXVII...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 13 Jan 2022

“Born out of Shaka’s spear”: The Zulu Iklwa and Perceptions of Military Revolution in the Nineteenth Century

This post is a part of the 2020 Selected Papers of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, which were edited and compiled by members of the CRE’s board alongside editors at Age of Revolutions. By Jacob Ivey In May 2010, anticipating South...
From: Age of Revolutions on 27 Jan 2021

On MetroStage: Athol Fugard’s The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek

Again Mabuza and Bokkie in a soft version of the orange-red light of the play’s first act I want to make rock flowers … They have eyes, but they do not see us. – Nukain Mabuza Friends, This is to urge all those within reaching distance...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 25 Sep 2018

Scotsman, 29 December 1841, p.

Another New Field for Emigration The Falkland Islands have been nominally a British colony for some years; but, in consequence of representations made to Government by various persons interested in the trade to the South Seas, a plan has at least been...

Scotsman, 24 November 1841

–The following data will show the number of emigrants from the United King dom with their destination during the year 1840 derived from official sources:– To N. American Col. 27025 To Van Diem. Land 281 United States 38495 West Australia 233 West...

"Asking For It": Women, Sexual Violence and Masculinity in South Africa

South Africa has been termed 'the rape capital of the world'. Outside of countries engaged in war or other conflict, it has the highest rate of rapes worldwide. Statistics reveal that one in every two women will be raped during her lifetime. A rape takes...
From: Conor Byrne on 9 Feb 2014

Worlds Elsewhere

Image AlanBetts.comI am pleased to post the following on behalf of Andrew Dickson, a journalist at the Guardian and a Fellow of our exciting new project (with University of Warwick) Shakespeare on the Road: “A few years back, when I was just about...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 30 Jan 2014

‘The valiant never taste of death but once’: Mandela and Shakespeare

Today we’ve heard the sad news of Nelson Mandela’s passing. Mandela’s lasting legacy will be bridging the great divides in South Africa, which has inspired people around the world. He in turn drew inspiration from many sources including the works...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 6 Dec 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.