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Reanimating Playbooks:  Editing for Performance, Performance for Editing Symposium: Friday 10 May 2013 The Shakespeare Institute Stratford-upon-Avon WHAT: The Shakespeare Institute presents a one-day symposium to engage in the conversation between...
From: fourth degree burn on 30 Apr 2013

Bursary Funded Research: a visit to the Houghton

Reblogged from Malone Society: The Malone Society offers bursaries, fellowships, and grants to support research. This blog post is the first in a series of pieces written by scholars who have been awarded funding from the Society. It was written by C....
From: fourth degree burn on 17 Apr 2013

Symposium CFP: Reanimating Playbooks

C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S Reanimating Playbooks: Editing for Performance, Performance for Editing   Symposium: Friday 10 May 2013 The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon A one-day symposium to engage in the conversation between performance...
From: fourth degree burn on 30 Jan 2013

Speaking of digital texts…

What’s that you say? Your newest passion is the burgeoning world of internet Shakespeare editions? Well! Today’s your lucky day, because I’m about to start learning all about internet Shakespeare editions (and wondering how we can make...
From: fourth degree burn on 14 Dec 2012

turned type? minim misreading? confused case?

”U’ shouldn’t be here!’ I exclaimed. We have a mystery. I’m not sure how this could happen to a book published in 1994, but it did. Instead of reading ‘gentrified’, I stumbled upon this strange word ‘geutrified’...
From: fourth degree burn on 18 Nov 2012

Q: What do bowling and frottage have in common?

A: RUBBERS Alas, utilising the commonest BrE meaning of the word, I’ve erased this post for a while. My supervisor wisely questioned the decision to blog about this when I could try for a more CV-friendly publication credit and I shall give it the...
From: fourth degree burn on 15 Oct 2012

The Division of Robert Earl of Huntington

Have you ever had to cut the pages of an old book in order to read it? It’s like venturing into virgin territory, a frontier. It never fails to thrill. [Sandra Gulland's blog] This week I did something new: I had my first page-cutting adventure....
From: fourth degree burn on 7 Sep 2012

A Proverb of Encouragement.

It’s easy to get distracted. Heck, I’m distracted right now, because where do I find a picture for this one?* That’s not important right now. What’s important is making me feel justified in my tangential blog post when I should...
From: fourth degree burn on 21 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.