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Women’s Voices from a Norfolk Asylum

The Pregnancy blog, like the Researchers’ Network, aims to reach beyond boundaries and borders, and to facilitate an international and interdisciplinary conversation on pregnancy and its associated bodily and emotional experiences from the earliest...
From: Perceptions of Pregnancy on 29 Nov 2021

Rogue and Worldmaking

In my first semester as a new assistant professor at Butler University, I incorporated ECR-TIDE’s open-access Keywords of Identity, Race, and Human Mobility in Early Modern England (Amsterdam UP, 2021) in my undergraduate British Literature survey on...
From: Tide Project on 18 Nov 2021

Birthing Lessons from the Past

Pregnancy blog, like the Researchers’ Network, aims to reach beyond boundaries and borders, and to facilitate an international and interdisciplinary conversation on pregnancy and its associated bodily and emotional experiences from the earliest times...
From: Perceptions of Pregnancy on 27 Oct 2021

An Experience of Home Births in Rural Ireland: 1883 – 1903

The Perceptions of Pregnancy blog, like the Researchers’ Network, aims to reach beyond boundaries and borders, and to facilitate an international and interdisciplinary conversation on pregnancy and its associated bodily and emotional experiences from...
From: Perceptions of Pregnancy on 27 Sep 2021

Reflections on the Premodern Performance Culture Network’s ‘New Directions’ symposium

In July 2021, Premodern Performance Cultures hosted a two-day online symposium exploring New Directions in Premodern Performance. We heard a range of fascinating papers from scholars and practitioners, and engaged in lots of conversations (still ongoing)...
From: Early English Drama & Performance on 17 Sep 2021

TIDEfest: Fragments, Speaking Trees, and ‘Digital Debris’

On the weekend of 31 July and 1 August 2021, following its ‘On Belonging’ conference, TIDE held a free online cultural festival. Through seven events, TIDEfest showcased the project’s five-year engagement with creative practitioners, bringing together...
From: Tide Project on 27 Aug 2021

Spotlighting ‘the invisible friend’ of the sixteenth century: an integrated network of scholars, poets and painters from the Low Countries

When you think of your own network, what do you imagine? Probably your family comes to mind, classmates, acquaintances from work, and friends of these people. In our digital age, many of our connections leave traces behind. WhatsApp, Facebook, LinkedIn,...

Learned worlds around the globe

From 2 April to 4 June 2021, the SKILLNET project organized a series of webinars: ‘Republics of Letters around the Globe: Non-European and understudied European transnational learned and literary commonalities’. A string of historians gave presentations...

‘On Belonging 2’ Conference Report

Almost exactly three years after our first ‘On Belonging’ conference, the TIDE team organised a digital follow-up to expand on and reflect upon the conversations we have had so far. Though COVID-19 restrictions took us online, running a virtual event...
From: Tide Project on 9 Aug 2021

Struck upon the Belly

Reading Thomas Chamberlayne's 1656 publication, The Compleat Midwifes Practice, that shared the knowledge and case notes of Louise Bourgeois, a French Royal midwife, there are numerous cases of women experiencing physical problems related to birth. One...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 14 Jul 2021

Special offer on Dickson, The First Irish Cities

Members of the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society are invited to partake of a special offer on David Dickson, The First Irish Cities. An Eighteenth-Century Transformation, Yale University Press, 9780300229462, hb, 65 illustrations, 352 pages. The book...

De ‘Republiek der Letteren’ rond 1900 in de ogen van Jan ten Brink: niet de gemeenschap van geleerden maar de wereld van literatuur

De term ‘republiek der letteren’ is in de afgelopen zes eeuwen regelmatig aan verandering onderhevig geweest. Sinds het begin van de negentiende eeuw lijkt de uitdrukking niet langer te verwijzen naar de wetenschappelijke gemeenschap van kennisuitwisseling...

Michelangelo Florio’s manuscript grammar (1553): Tuscan language learning and ‘spiritual denizenship’ in Tudor England

Che portasti tu d’Italia? (What did you bring from Italy?) Io ne portai a fatica la vita (Barely I brought my life) Michelangelo Florio’s (1518-1566) biography as an Italian religious refugee in London transpires in this short dialogue in his manuscript...
From: Tide Project on 27 May 2021

Rebellious female book printers in Antwerp

Do you still buy real books? The ones printed on paper that you can leaf through? Or have you already made the switch to e-books? Some people have very strong opinions about printed books vs. e-books, especially on the internet. The two sides in this...

Anglican Travellers and the Religious Diversity of the Ottoman World: John Covel (1638-1722), the Greek Church and the Sign of the Cross

Between 1671 and 1677 John Covel, an Anglican cleric and fellow at Christ’s College, Cambridge, served as chaplain to the English embassy to the court of the Ottoman Empire. During this time, Covel travelled across large parts of Thrace and Asia...
From: Tide Project on 13 May 2021

‘What ish [the] nation?’

Something I’ve repeatedly come up against in my doctoral research is the perception of early modern England as a homogenous entity. Matthew Greenfield has rightly observed the problematic depiction of ‘English culture as a homogenous entity...
From: Tide Project on 29 Apr 2021

Events: House and Home in Eighteenth-Century Ireland Conference

An online conference ‘Species of Domestic Spaces: House and Home in Eighteenth-Century Ireland’ will be hosted by the UCD Humanities Institute on Friday, 18 June. For further information, including the programme, visit the conference webpage...

Hannibal the Black Hero: role models in the resistance discourse of the Black Atlantic intellectual network

He was one of the most critical threats the Romans ever faced. With a hostile army and gigantic elephants, he crossed the Alps with the goal to clench his fist around the pumping heart of the Empire. Significantly, he came from Africa: Hannibal. Hannibal...

Sir Henry Lello’s Embassy to Constantinople: Why information about The Islamic World and ‘The East’ was important to Early Modern England

In the late 16th century William Harborne, English ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, managed to secure a set of capitulations from the Turkish Sultan which reduced tariffs on English goods and paved the way for a fruitful economic relationship that would...
From: Tide Project on 15 Apr 2021

Mary Anning: Britain’s greatest dinosaur hunter

Extinction is an old fact but a new idea. In the early 19th century its certainty was barely established. How many people, then, had the anatomical knowledge and geological expertise to identify extinct species – that is, creatures whose final form...
From: Mathew Lyons on 9 Mar 2021

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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:{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.