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Neither “Middle Ground” nor “Native Ground”: Reading the Life of Goggey, an Aboriginal Man on the Fringes of Early Colonial Sydney

The Hakluyt Society is pleased to announce that its 2017 Essay Prize has been awarded to Annemarie McLaren, a doctoral candidate at the Australian National University, Canberra. As runner-up in this year’s competition, an Honourable Mention...
From: Richard who? on 5 Jun 2017

Hakluyt@400 Quatercentenary programme Autumn 2016

This year is the 400th anniversary of the death of Richard Hakluyt (1552-1616) and the Hakluyt Society will mark this with an exciting programme of events in Oxford and at Hakluyt’s parish of Wetheringsett in Suffolk. Centrepiece...
From: Richard who? on 14 Aug 2016

Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2017

The Hakluyt Society is pleased to announce the 2017 edition of the Hakluyt Society Essay Prize For the third year in succession, the Hakluyt Society awards its annual Essay Prize(s) of up to a total of £750. The prize or prizes for 2017 will...
From: Richard who? on 12 Aug 2016

Essay Prize Series part 4: European Conceptualisations of Southeast Asian Sexual Diversity, c. 1590–164

The 2016 edition of the Hakluyt Society Essay Prize competition attracted submissions from the UK, US, Australia, Russia, and Luxembourg. The academic committee, consisting of Professors Daniel Carey, Felipe Fernández­ Armesto, Peter...
From: Richard who? on 15 Jun 2016

Winners of 2016 Hakluyt Society Research Grants Announced

The Hakluyt Society is delighted to announce the outcome of its 2016 Research Funding initiative, made possible by the establishment of the Society’s Harry & Grace Smith fund. Out of the numerous excellent applications received during this inaugural...
From: Richard who? on 5 Apr 2016

Programme: The Hakluyt Society Conference, Hull, 13-14 November

The Hakluyt Society Conference: ‘Maritime Trade, Travel and Cultural Encounter in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries’ Location: Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation, 27 High Street, Hull. HU1 1NE Friday 13...
From: Richard who? on 19 Oct 2015

Hakluyt Society Conference CFP: Maritime Trade, Travel and Cultural Encounter in the 18th and 19th Centuries

From: Richard who? on 16 Jul 2015

Rifling Through The Religious Baggage of Early Modern Travellers

As promised, as a follow-up to the guest blog on using the Hakluyt Society’s publications for doctoral study, Hector Roddan in this companion post shares with us some of the fresh insights from his PhD research on the religious baggage of early...
From: Richard who? on 13 Nov 2014

Hakluyt and Me: Using the Hakluyt Society Publications for my Doctoral Thesis

We are happy to announce the first of our series of guest blogs, this time by Hector Roddan (Cardiff University). In this contribution Hector reviews the usefulness of the Hakluyt Society’s publications for academic study. In a follow up blog,...
From: Richard who? on 28 Oct 2014

Trade and Cultural Encounters in Early Modern Finland

For many years I have studied sixteenth century documents in Italian archives, trying to find new information about the material culture and the everyday life of Renaissance Italians. I have been particularly interested in how the ordinary people such...
From: Global Encounters on 12 Aug 2014

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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.