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Reviewing the Review

The Massachusetts Historical Review is the Massachusetts Historical Society’s annual journal. It usually contains about four scholarly papers and some book reviews. Copies go to members and subscribers, and people with access to J-STOR can see the articles...
From: Boston 1775 on 3 Jan 2013

Lord Chesterfield on Friendship, Day 2 REPOST

Originally posted 12/27/10 Dear Lord Chesterfield, I find myself in a common predicament these days:  I have an abundance of friends when I have no real need of them and few friends when I do.  What, pray, is the difference between a true friend and...
From: Life Takes Lemons on 2 Jan 2013

The Sagacious Letters of Lord Chesterfield REPOST

For the next 12 days I’ve scheduled a series that may assist with your resolutions for 2013  (naw, probably not, but I’m trying here).  I didn’t get many blog hits back in 2010, so with any luck these reposts will be fresh for the...
From: Life Takes Lemons on 31 Dec 2012

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 13

Phoebus was judge between Jove, Mars, and Love, Of those three gods, whose arms the fairest were: Jove’s golden shield did eagle sables bear, Whose talons held young Ganymede above: But in vert field Mars bare a golden spear, Which through a bleeding...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 27 Dec 2012


This week we have reached Richardson’s novel Pamela, or virtue rewarded, the sole novel on this course’s reading list. For those who have not gone through the reading experience themselves, we will first introduce you shortly to the main narrative...
From: Eighteenth-Century Media on 9 Dec 2012

Experience a Regency Theatre….

The Exterior of the Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds ©Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds I did promise to write about the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk a few weeks ago when I wrote about  performances of Tim Luscombe’s adaptation of Jane...
From: Austenonly on 27 Nov 2012

Call for New Papers on “Foodways in the Northeast”

The days after Thanksgiving are always a good time to consider traditional New England cuisine. And how much better the Massachusetts settlers’ banquets would have had if their cookbooks had included well-made Peking ravioli.In fact, the term “Peking...
From: Boston 1775 on 25 Nov 2012

An Iconic Lincoln

Cecil Day Lewis as Lincoln Gentle reader, See it. Don’t miss. It’s riveting, suspenseful (we get to watch an election vote-by-vote — without computer, without Fox News — what more American?), gritty. People every once in a while...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 19 Nov 2012

East Central ASECS, in the Baltimore Hyatt across the way from the Inner Harbor, the theme Infamy

Jean Henri De Latude (1725-1805) escaping Roger Daltrey as Macheath (Sheppard) singing a rousing Handelian drinking song (1987 Jonathan Miller’s production of Gay’s Beggar’s Opera) Dear friends and readers, We returned from the East...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 6 Nov 2012

Images of Shakespeare’s heroines

Princess Mary around the time of her marriage in 1893 While researching a recent post I spotted a note in the Stratford-upon-Avon Herald saying that in 1945 Queen Mary donated a copy of The Graphic Gallery of Shakespeare’s Heroines to the SMT (now...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 5 Nov 2012

A Source for Young Bees: On the Oil of Swallows, Part 2

By Rebecca Laroche, with Michelle DiMeo In the ongoing dialogue with each other and with the archive, time at the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia has provided an addendum to our conversation about the medicament...
From: The Recipes Project on 18 Oct 2012

Complete Set of the 1833 Bentley Edition of The Six to be Auctioned in Dublin

On Saturday, at their premises in Dublin, Whyte’s auctioneers will be auctioning a complete set of Richard Bentley’s 1833 edition of Jane Austen’s novels in five volumes:  four single volumes each containing one novel, that is, of Sense...
From: Austenonly on 16 Oct 2012

New Old Letters from Isaiah Thomas

The American Antiquarian Society recently acquired twelve letters written by its founder, Isaiah Thomas. Among them are two to William Tudor, Jr., a Boston editor (and son of the America military’s first judge advocate general). According to the A.A.S.’s...
From: Boston 1775 on 7 Oct 2012

A look at the Ripper Centenary in 1988 by John Bennett

Still from From Hell, 2001. This is a guest piece by Ripperologist and historian, John Bennett, who gave such a wonderful talk about his experiences as an East End tour guide at the recent Jack the Ripper Conference. This piece originally appeared in...
From: Madame Guillotine on 4 Oct 2012

Israel Litchfield and “the Space for the Singers”

At Walking the Berkshires, Tim Abbott just posted several excerpts from the diary of Israel Litchfield, a young sergeant from Scituate during the busy winter of 1774-75. The diary shows the process of organizing militia companies, including learning new...
From: Boston 1775 on 2 Oct 2012

Tim Luscombe’s adaptation of Mansfield Park now published by Oberon Books

Before we get back to posting about the Lefroys and Ashe, I thought you might like to know that the play adapted by Tim Luscombe from Jane Austen’s novel, and which is currently touring southern England in a Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds production, is...
From: Austenonly on 2 Oct 2012

Jane Austen and Lover’s Vows

Last Monday I was very lucky to see a performance of Elizabeth Inchbald’s play 1798, Lover’s Vows, at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds. What made this performance very special was the cast: the actors were the members of the same cast which...
From: Austenonly on 1 Oct 2012

My Review of the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds’ production of Mansfield Park, adapted by Tim Luscombe

Last night I had a wonderful experience: I attended an intelligently adapted and wonderfully acted version of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park in the only remaining working Regency theatre in England. The Regency Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds ©Austenonly Tim...
From: Austenonly on 23 Sep 2012

Mansfield Park Dances and Interviews

Images from Tim Luscombe’s adaptation of Mansfield Park at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds I found these videos  yesterday, and I thought you might like to see them. As you know I’m off to see Tim Luscombe’s new adaptation of Mansfield...
From: Austenonly on 18 Sep 2012

Macbeth (Sheffield Theatres) @ The Crucible

Daniel Evans has been bringing tragedies annually to the Crucible in Sheffield, with a Hamlet in 2010 and last year’s Othello. That production was solid if flawed, traditionally staged but elevated by certain strong performances. It’s an assessment...
From: The Bardathon on 15 Sep 2012

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.