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Who’s the daddy? Disputed cases of paternity in eighteenth-century Ulster

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: Perceptions of Pregnancy on 2 May 2019

Einhard and the Writing of Vita Karoli Magni

How did early medieval scholars interpret and adapt the histories of Imperial Rome? In her new article (now live on the Cerae website), Minjie Su explores the composition of, and intertextuality within, Vita Karoli Magni (The Life of Charlemagne)...
From: CERAE Impressions: A Blog on 27 Apr 2019

From Nought to a Mumming in Ninety Minutes

The importance of performance in teaching and learning about early drama is widely acknowledged within our field.  Medieval plays are embodied cultural artefacts: performance-based research is crucial in helping us to formulate new questions and...

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

Seminar: The Irish to the Rescue

A seminar entitled ‘The Irish to the Rescue: the Tercentenary of the Polish Princess Clementina’s Escape’ will take place on 30 April in Europe House, 12-14 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2. This event is organized on the occasion of the...

History Ireland Hedge School

HA Maritime People? A Conversation on the Irish at Sea With a panel of guest speakers chaired by Tommy Graham, editor of History Ireland Saturday 16 March 2019, 15:00–16:30 in the vaults, CHQ building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1  In 1986,...

ECIS Postgrad Bursaries 2019

Marsh’s Library PG bursary (EUR300) A bursary awarded by Marsh’s library in Dublin to the value of EUR300 towards conference costs (this may be used to pay for registration, conference dinner, accommodation and / or travel costs). This bursary...

The Man with an Elephant’s Nose

by Amie Bolissian McRae In sixteenth-century Leuven, a troubled man sent for a physician to help him with his unusually long nose. The man believed that his nose was of ‘such a prodigious length’, it resembled the ‘snoute’...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 6 Mar 2019

CFP: 2019 ECIS Annual Conference

Proposals are now invited for twenty-minute papers (in English or Irish) on any aspect of eighteenth-century Ireland, including its history, literature, language, and culture. There is no specific conference theme, but proposals for papers and panels...

Engaging Modern Audiences with Medieval Plays: The Oxford Mystery Plays Project

Forty-six writers. Fourteen actors. Eight plays. One city. These were the components of the Oxford Mystery Plays 2017, a public engagement project during which local groups rewrote and performed the York Plays for a modern audience. For the past three...

A 19th-Century Perspective on Ireland – following in the footsteps of John (Fiott) Lee

The Hakluyt Society have recently published their latest edition, A Scientific, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour: John (Fiott) Lee in Ireland, England and Wales, 1806–07, edited by Dr Angela Byrne. The editor, Dr Byrne, gives us an insight into...
From: Richard who? on 20 Feb 2019

A “Presidential Polka” in Salem

For Presidents’ Day, I’m focusing on one of the shortest presidential visits in Salem history: President Polk’s breezy visit on July 5, 1847 which seems to have clocked in at (well) under in an hour. There are much more notable...
From: streets of salem on 17 Feb 2019

A.C. Elias Research Travel Fellowship 2019

The A.C. Elias Irish-American Research Travel Fellowship of ASECS, with $2500 in annual funding, supports “documentary scholarship on Ireland in the period between the Treaty of Limerick (1691) and the Act of Union (1800),” by...

“so a word to the wise’: reassessing the role of the upper-class Irish father in nineteenth-century childrearing’

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: Perceptions of Pregnancy on 21 Dec 2018

Mince Pies and Pottage

A short while ago Sara and I headed to the 1620s house at Donington le Heath to whip up a seventeenth-century mice pie recipe, and accompanying pottage. We have blogged about mince pies before and the ways in which they became controversial in the eighteenth...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 7 Dec 2018

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.