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"Depth of Field: New Dimensions in the Study of Early Modern Books" #mla19

The deep bite of type on the recto of the title page of The Trial of Chivalry (1605), STC 24935a, Folger Shakespeare Library. It has been a while since I have posted anything here, but my writing...

May 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (May 7, 1768).“To be SOLD by JOSEPH AND Wm. RUSSELL.” How much influence did eighteenth-century advertisers exert when it came to designing their...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 May 2018

Introducing for Google Docs: A New Way Forward for Collaborative Editing

We are happy to announce for Google Docs, a new add-on that lets you write, edit, and collaborate in Google Docs, then save it as a blog post on any or Jetpack-connected WordPress site. Your images and most formatting will...

Herbal History Research Network: A recipe for collaboration

Anne Stobart outlines the history of the Herbal History Research Network. Need for herbal history research Historical recipes contain many plant ingredients, indeed my own recipe database on seventeenth-century household medicine shows 78% of ingredients...
From: The Recipes Project on 2 Mar 2017

Guest Post: “Growing Your Wolf Pack: Why Collaboration is ‘Worth It’ in Historical Scholarship”

[Neil Oatsvall is a History and Social Science Instructor at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Environment and History, Agricultural History, Essays in History, and the edited collection...
From: The Junto on 20 Feb 2017

Making Q1 Phylaster: Quartos in the Classroom (Redux)

Detail of Phylaster (1620), Malone 783, Bodleian Library Last year, I started reserving a day in each of my Shakespeare courses for students to "make" quartos. I wrote at some length (almost exactly a year ago) about the experience of...

A Little Slack

The Blake Archive Northern Division, up here in Rochester, met yesterday with our full complement of new and returning members. More than a dozen people! How did that happen? Well, it probably happened because we generally smell good, don’t...

Reflecting upon Four Years of Criminal Corpses. By Rachel Bennett

  Almost four years ago to the day I travelled to Leicester to attend my first PhD supervisory meeting armed with only a pen, a notepad and a head swirling with ideas. When I walked out of that meeting I was nervous yet excited about the mammoth...

Rest in Pieces: The story of a hanged woman and her journey to becoming a museum object. By Ali Wells

  When referring to “skeletons in the cupboard” we rarely expect these to be literally true, but in the case of Mary Ann Higgins and the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in Coventry, it is.   In the early 1970s the Herbert acquired...
From: The Power of the Criminal Corpse on 27 Jul 2016

Introducing Exciting Guest Bloggers. By Emma Battell Lowman

Here at the Power of the Criminal Corpse blog, it has been a great year.  All of our project team members have contributed, and our posts have been used in undergraduate teaching, spread with interest across social media, and have even nabbed the...
From: The Power of the Criminal Corpse on 21 Jul 2016

Shared Archives, New Methods: Book History and Theater History Across Media #shakeass17

Detail of Plays 2.1, Worcester College Library, Oxford Tara L. Lyons and I are excited to finally share the news that the trustees of the Shakespeare Association of America have accepted our panel Shared Archives, New Methods: Book History...


  In late March 2016, the Social History Association (SHA) met for its annual conference. In beautiful Lancaster, at the University of Lancaster, a large group of energetic scholars met to share new research, connect with colleagues, and celebrate...
From: The Power of the Criminal Corpse on 19 Apr 2016

'Shakespeare's Theatrical Documents': Text ↔ Performance, &c.

Detail of Romeo & Juliet (1597), STC 22322, Folger Shakespeare Library I had the privilege of participating in this weekend’s Folger Institute symposium, “Shakespeare’s Theatrical Documents.” What follows...

A chance to talk about gibbeting and hanging in France? Yes, please!

  One of the joys of academic work is participating in study days or workshops that bring together a diverse group of scholars to approach a theme or issue from multiple vantage. It is easy to fall into working within the same networks and groups...
From: The Power of the Criminal Corpse on 22 Feb 2016

William Shakespeare and his Merry Wives at UWA

One of The University of Western Australia’s resident peacocks gracing the New Fortune Theatre StagePoet, actor, partner in the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, world’s most famous dramatist: William Shakespeare needs little introduction. This...
From: Histories of Emotion on 17 Feb 2016

So, You Say You Need To Write?

For me, institutional reading rooms—the old and new reading rooms at the Folger or the Rare Books & Music Reading Room at the British Library, for example—are the best places to work, and not only because they minimize the distractions...

Francesca Matteoni: The Geography of the Criminal Corpse: Magic, therapies and bodily pieces across Europe

  I have been involved in the first two years of the project as a postdoctoral researcher working on the medico-magical employment of the criminal corpse’s pieces: hands, fingers, blood, corporeal fragments, but even those objects who had a...
From: The Power of the Criminal Corpse on 19 Jan 2016

book history / bibliography / pedagogy / &c sessions at #mla16

Detail of John Dryden, ALL FOR LOVE (1678), D2229 (Copy 4), Folger Shakespeare Library. This January, I will be presenting a paper at the Modern Language Association (MLA) convention for the first time. It won't be my first time at MLA...

transcribe this! #transcribeVCU #folgerEMMO

One of the most popular pages at the VCU-Folger EMMO transcribathon: MS V.a.103, 38r, Folger Shakespeare Library (via LUNA) Anyone who doubts that extra-curricular humanities programming can draw a crowd should have been at VCU's James...

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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

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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).

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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.