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Interview with David Doddington, Author of Contesting Slave Masculinity

David Doddington is a Senior Lecturer in North American History at Cardiff University. His research interests centre on slavery, race, and gender in the antebellum South, with a particular interest in examining resistance, survival, and solidarity within...
From: The Junto on 19 Sep 2019

The Politics of Envy

Why do we always seem to be drawn to what we don’t have? The stumbling block of how to pursue academic publications without fear of rejection. … More The Politics of Envy
From: Writing Privacy on 12 Sep 2018

Learning a new language

I was reminded this week how nerve-wracking it can be getting to grips with a master's, and why I have my supervisor to thank for it. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 10 Mar 2018

How to Start Your Thesis

Jerry Bannister Starting a graduate thesis is hard. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying, delusional, or one of those bizarre people who find it easy. December in Canada brings awful holiday specials on TV, complaints about freezing rain and, for those...
From: Borealia on 11 Dec 2017

Sini Mikkola on Luther, Gender and Bodiliness

A new perspective on Luther’s antropology will be opened, as Sini Mikkola defends a doctoral thesis ‘In Our Body the Scripture Becomes Fulfilled’ : Gendered Bodiliness and the Making of the Gender System in Martin Luther’s Anthropology...
From: Finnish Luther studies on 22 Nov 2017

Should you write your dissertation as a book?

Impostor syndrome comes in many forms in academia, and this is how it comes for me: I shouldn’t be a doctor, because I never wrote a dissertation. I just wrote a book. It’s not that I regret the choice. But since that book came out, I’ve...
From: The Junto on 30 Oct 2017

The First Book: Advice From Someone Barely Qualified To Give It

Jeffers Lennox Having a first-time author give advice about publishing a book is kind of like having a new parent offer tips on surviving an infant. In both cases, the person is likely sleep-deprived, the process was a blur, and it’s too early to...
From: Borealia on 11 Sep 2017

How to Finish Your Thesis

Jerry Bannister Writing is hard. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying, delusional, or one of those utterly bizarre people who find it easy. June in Canada brings dandelions, complaints about the weather, and, for those of us in universities, thoughts...
From: Borealia on 8 Jun 2017

March 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 6, 1767).“A DISSERTATION ON THE RECIPROCAL ADVANTAGES OF A PERPETUAL UNION BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN and her AMERICAN COLONIES.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Mar 2017

Crooke’s Woodcuts: Source and Use

The woodcut images that illustrate Mikrokosmographia were commissioned for the impressive folio anatomy manual, and I have blogged previously about their most notable subsequent use, in Jaggard’s epitome Somatographia anthropine. However, with the...
From: The Crooke Book on 4 Nov 2016

34 Copies of Crooke on the Wall

As it turns out, I was lucky enough to be awarded a University of Iowa Graduate College T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Award, which enabled me to take a two-and-a-half week trip to England to look at copies of Crooke’s books,...
From: The Crooke Book on 18 Aug 2016

Marvell, Shakespeare, and Green Sicknesses

Green is the colour of innocence and experience, of sickness and of health. A glimpse at what it means to be 'green' in Andrew Marvell and William Shakespeare. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 11 Apr 2016

From U to P: the unlikely route to a doctorate

At the age of 18, I failed a mock A-Level exam on the seventeenth-century poet, Andrew Marvell. Eleven years later, I submitted a doctoral thesis on him. This is a brief overview of the journey from failure to redemption. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 28 Mar 2016

Crooke at Cambridge

I have been looking up copies of Mikrokosmographia located in London and Oxbridge in preparation to apply for funding to enable a dissertation research trip late this summer/early fall. My starting place is the English Short Title Catalogue online. Although...
From: The Crooke Book on 15 Mar 2016

Award: Marianne A. Ferber

The Marianne A. Ferber endowment was created to honor Marianne A. Ferber’s thirty-eight years of...
From: Early Modern Workshop on 16 Feb 2016

UIUC Grad College Dissertation Travel Grants

Graduate College Dissertation Travel Grants provide reimbursement to subsidize travel and other costs associated with doctoral dissertation research, whether for exploring a potential dissertation topic (i.e., before extensive research has been done),...
From: Early Modern Workshop on 14 Jan 2016

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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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

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

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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.