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Shakespeare performed live by actors 1,600 miles apart in world first through university’s ‘Stargate’-style cyber stage

Shakespeare performed live by actors 1,600 miles apart in world first through university’s ‘Stargate’-style cyber stage By Hannah Smith, press officer. Copyright 2017 Mike Sewell (tel: 07966417114) Photograph by Mikey Sewell.Drama...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 24 Feb 2017

Henry V monologue act 1 scene II

Henry V monologue act 1 scene II Performed by Tom Gwynfryn. Directed and edited by Alun Rhys Morgan, 2016 Tom Gwynfryn talks about the artistic process that informed his work on the Henry V speech: “I chose the piece initially while going...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 8 Nov 2016

New digital projects for all

Kenny Meadows’ illustration for Twelfth Night New digital projects relating to Shakespeare keep on being launched, even during the summer break. I’m particularly interested in Shakespeare illustration, so I love the Victorian Illustrated...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 1 Sep 2016

Doing Shakespeare While Black?

Doing Shakespeare While Black? By Alexa Huang Sophie Okonedo as Queen Margaret in BBC’s The Hollow Crown Race is an uncomfortable but important topic in our age of globalization. In the art and entertainment industry, race is both visible and...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 27 Apr 2016

Worlds Elsewhere

Image AlanBetts.comI am pleased to post the following on behalf of Andrew Dickson, a journalist at the Guardian and a Fellow of our exciting new project (with University of Warwick) Shakespeare on the Road: “A few years back, when I was just about...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 30 Jan 2014

‘The valiant never taste of death but once’: Mandela and Shakespeare

Today we’ve heard the sad news of Nelson Mandela’s passing. Mandela’s lasting legacy will be bridging the great divides in South Africa, which has inspired people around the world. He in turn drew inspiration from many sources including the works...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 6 Dec 2013

Digital Shakespeare: asking questions about the future

Earlier this week I attended a day of discussions at the University of Nottingham on  Digital Shakespeare, with the subtitle authorship and authority. One of a series of workshops, practitioners and academics were there to share ideas and discuss the...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 27 Jul 2013

Bitola International Shakespeare Festival

Bitola, Macedonia, 19-25 July 2013   The Bitola Shakespeare Festival is extending the bold intercultural experiment of last year’s Globe-to-Globe Festival in London. As part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad, Globe-to-Globe launched a planetary Shakespeare...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 8 Jul 2013

Round the globe with Much Ado About Nothing

Meera Syal and Paul Bhattacharjee in the 2012 RSC productions What are we learning from the World Shakespeare Festival? A few weeks ago Sonia Massai headed a panel entitled Global Shakespeares. In her subsequent post on the RSC’s MyShakespeare site...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 6 Aug 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:

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.