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The Medieval and Early Modern Meme Menagerie, or, Grumpy Cat is a Timelord

While working on my previous post on the possible relationship between Richard Pynson’s 1506 Kalender of Shepherdes and William Shakespeare’s Othello, I turned to the sources of the Kalender’s Vision of Lazarus. I checked Pynson against not only...
From: Shaping Sense on 9 May 2013

Secret histories of books

This month’s crocodile mystery was a bit more challenging than recent ones (perhaps not helped by my cryptic “suitable for April” introduction), but Aaron Pratt guessed the gist of it: the image was a detail of a page printed in black,...
From: The Collation on 12 Apr 2013

#WoodcutWednesday-Haters Gonna Hate

I have been experimenting with ways to incorporate earlier #WoodcutWednesdays into my blog, but have not found a suitable format yet. I tried out a plugin that pulled Tweets from Twitter, but it does not yet have the functionality to pull the images along...
From: Shaping Sense on 10 Apr 2013

A rare glimpse of the Fancy Hat Society’s (FHS) secret initiation rite…

A rare glimpse of the Fancy Hat Society’s (FHS) secret initiation rites. #WoodcutWednesday
From: Shaping Sense on 4 Apr 2013

I think that’s my second #WoodcutWednesday featuring a sexualized boar…

I think that’s my second #WoodcutWednesday featuring a sexualized boar. #IMayHaveAProblem
From: Shaping Sense on 3 Apr 2013

Reginald was really into boars. #WoodcutWednesday…

Reginald was really into boars. #WoodcutWednesday
From: Shaping Sense on 3 Apr 2013

Mary never got used to strangers touching her pregnant belly and bless…

Mary never got used to strangers touching her pregnant belly and blessing the fruit of her womb. #WoodcutWednesday
From: Shaping Sense on 3 Apr 2013

Looking to add a separate page on my blog for #WoodcutWednesday posts.

Looking to add a separate page on my blog for #WoodcutWednesday posts.
From: Shaping Sense on 1 Apr 2013

How To Use An Axe.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 1 Mar 2013

Memeing the Early Modern: Danse Harlem Shake Macabre #WoodcutWednesday

While I should have spent the past few days finishing my post on Othello’s “Arabian trees” that drop “medicinable gum,” I, instead, spent the last day or so working on a new late medieval/ early modern meme experiment. The...

We Cannot Allow This Twitter Image Gap! An Early Modern #WoodcutWednesday Challenge

When I started using Twitter regularly about a year ago, I was drawn to the fascinating Twitter Feeds of medievalists like @Erik_Kwakkel and @Sarah_Peverley, both of whom not only use their Twitter Feeds to discuss medieval art and literature but also...

An important auction

broadside advertising a 1617 auction (click to enlarge in a new window/tab) Let it be known that amongst the furniture of the late Duke of Aerschot, there are about 2000 paintings in all kinds of colors by a variety of excellent masters, such as Albrecht...
From: The Collation on 21 Feb 2013

“I know the place”: Locating the Woodcut in William Griffith’s 1570 Edition of William Baldwin’s Beware the Cat

William Baldwin’s Beware the Cat remains shrouded in mystery. The bulk of the short fiction supposedly recreates an oration given by Gregory Streamer on December 28th of the preceding year. Streamer’s fantastic tale concerns an “experiment” he...

A peep at the balloon

On Saturday, 7 July 1810, the Oxford-born chemist James Sadler (1753-1828) took part in the celebrations of the installation of the new Chancellor of the University by ascending in a balloon from Merton fields with his fourteen-year-old son, Windham....
From: Douce Blog on 3 Feb 2013

Capital News from the Low Countries

What from a distance may look like a pasture, perhaps with oddly shaped poppies or some other flowers on the foreground and two buildings in the background, is actually much less pleasant. (Click any image in this post to enlarge it; once it opens in...
From: The Collation on 24 Jan 2013

Myth-busting early modern book illustration, part one

There’s a common core of misconceptions that many readers of this blog will be accustomed to dispelling thanks to their interest in Shakespeare and Early Modern Europe. “O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” doesn’t mean “Where’d...
From: The Collation on 14 Jan 2013

A medley print

Medley prints like the one below really capture the sense of mixture, the hotchpotch quality, and the endless referencing that characterize Douce’s folders: Unlike the impression in the BM, Douce’s print bears the inscription ‘Designed,...
From: Douce Blog on 10 Jan 2013

Britannia Excisa

This satire on Robert Walpole’s 1733 Excise Bill was misplaced (maybe by Thomas Dodd, who did some rearranging after Douce’s death) and kept among Douce’s wood-engravings, which I have been cataloguing this week: The print has been cut...
From: Douce Blog on 5 Dec 2012

The limping messenger

Douce’s illustrations from almanacs date from about the last quarter of the eighteenth century to the early 1830s. As is often the case with the part of his collection that remains arranged by subject, the images are taken out of … Continue...
From: Douce Blog on 5 Nov 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.