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Miscellanies, poetry, and authorship, 1680-18

Carly Watson, Miscellanies, poetry, and authorship, 1680-1800 (London, 2021). Today’s miscellanies tend to be compendia of interesting facts or curious trivia – think of Schott’s original miscellany – but three centuries ago miscellanies were...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 5 Aug 2021

The Baroness: A Novel (Part II)

By George W.M. Reynolds Originally reprinted in The Monthly Magazine, then incorporated into Master Timothy’s Bookcase. Read Part I. Chapter Three: The Notary The breakfast was at length concluded. The priest retired to his study; the two young...

The Baroness: A Novel (Part I)

By George W.M. Reynolds Chapter One: The Calais Mail It was in the middle of August, 1822, that the epoch of our tale commences.[1] The clock of the General Post Office in Paris had struck the hour of five in the afternoon, and the passengers, who...

Rock Stars of the Regency: The Ladies (Part 1), and What Jane Might Have Thought

Who were the famous and admired “rock stars” of Regency England? At the Jane Austen Society of North America’s Annual General Meeting (JASNA AGM) recently, Dr. Jocelyn Harris identified five charismatic celebrities of Regency England....
From: Jane Austen's World on 25 Oct 2020

Formally Introducing the Jane Austen’s World Blog Team! by Vic Sanborn

Inquiring readers, I’m pleased to formally announce my new Jane Austen’s World (JAW) partners, who will help me oversee this blog. Regular readers are already acquainted with the contributions of Tony Grant, Rachel Dodge, and Brenda Cox. This...
From: Jane Austen's World on 8 Aug 2020

Sarah’s Spectacles

In my mission to ferret out lesser-known Salem women for my #salemsuffragesaturday posts I seem to be focusing on quite a few unmarried women, but they are not your typical “maiden aunts” known only to their families: some public activity...
From: streets of salem on 25 Apr 2020

18C American Women - Henrietta Johnston 1674-1729

1711 Henrietta Johnston (1674-1729) Henriette Charlotte de Chastaigner (Mrs Nathaniel Broughton) Early in the 18C, many of the portraits of Southern colonial gentle ladies were done by Henrietta Johnston (1675-1729). She was the first identified pastelist...
From: 18th-century American Women on 22 Mar 2020

Ceci n’est pas Candide…

Translating Voltaire: past and present In his study of Voltaire and England (1976), André-Michel Rousseau gives Voltaire’s contemporary translators short shrift. He dismisses most English translations of the contes out of hand. They are ‘platement...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 31 Oct 2019

Funding Research & Writing in Renaissance Drama, Vol. 4

A Blogroll in Five Acts Part of the experience of being an early-career researcher includes learning how to transition from graduate student to scholar and peer. While much of the advice about this transition centers around issues of self-presentation,...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 2 Apr 2019

The restive Pegasus…

“A man in ragged but quasi-fashionable dress rides (right to left) an ass through a river which flows past a steep mountain. The animal jibs, with ears set back; the rider raises a whip in each hand. He wears, and uses, three pairs of spurs, and...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 11 Mar 2019

Female Artist of 18C American Women - Henrietta Johnston 1674-1729

Henrietta Johnston was a remarkable woman, not just because she was America's 1st known female portraitist & the 1st artist on this side of the Atlantic known to have worked in pastels, but because she lived a heroic life balancing her talent with...
From: 18th-century American Women on 29 Jan 2019

Puritan Intellectuals & Authors - Mostly Men, of course...

Probably no other North American European colonists were as intellectual as the Puritans. Between 1630 & 1690, there were as many university graduates in the northeastern section of the United States, known as New England, as in England itself. They...
From: 17th-century American Women on 18 Apr 2018

Conference CfP: Writing Lives in Europe, 1500-17

University College Dublin, 6th-8th September 2018 This conference on life writing/self writing will address questions related to life writing across Europe between 1500-1700, in particular the influence of different religious, social, cultural and national...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 8 Feb 2018

A slice of Christmas (b)log

This has been the only full year of our two year research project, and we have been busy. This blog offers a summary of the year’s blog activity, from furries to archives, from handwriting competitions to virgin sacrifice. And whatever else you...
From: Before Shakespeare on 20 Dec 2017

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Historically Minded

Jeff and I gathered a short list of holiday items for the historically-minded shopper. This year, we are highlighting books by women authors and businesses owned and run by women.  Please note that we are patrons of these vendors and authors and...
From: SilkDamask on 9 Dec 2017

The Transatlantic Reception and Circulation of Women’s Writing

As you probably know, RECIRC’s scope comprises the entire English-speaking world. Most days, I am thinking about women writing or being read in early modern Britain and Ireland. But because I am American, and yesterday was Thanksgiving, I had thought...
From: RECIRC on 24 Nov 2017

Attribution, agencies, and investigation

We welcome a guest post from Leah Scragg, responding to this summer’s discussion of attribution on the blog (see here and here). *** This post joins a very interesting discussion of attribution studies somewhat late in the day but I would like to...
From: Before Shakespeare on 2 Oct 2017

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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:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

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.