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What’s Astrology got to do with it?

George Monbiot wrote an opinion column that draws attention to how conspiracy theories are appealing to people on both ends of the political spectrum. It is a useful reminder that there seems to be something structural about conspiracy theories that captures...
From: Darin Hayton on 23 Sep 2021

Astrology Handwringing (again)

The BBC has joined the growing number of articles that try to explain away rational and intellectual interest in astrology: “The Anxieties and Apps Fuelling the Astrology Boom.” In this case, the author does a better job distinguishing astrology...
From: Darin Hayton on 8 Feb 2021

Henry Hetherington Exposes Police Brutality in 1831

By Stephen Basdeo I’m starting a new series on this site: ‘Henry Hetherington Reports’. I recently got hold, very cheaply, four volumes of Hetherington’s Poor Man’s Guardian and I was struck at how many instances of police...

New Book: Tremlett, Isabella of Castile (plus Reviews)

Giles Tremlett, Isabella of Castile: Europe’s First Great Queen (Bloomsbury, 2017). Henry Kamen reviews Tremlett, Isabella of Castile, in the Times Literary Supplement 5964, July 18, 2017. Alexander Larman reviews Tremlett, Isabella of Castile,...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 21 Jul 2017

Sarah Trimmer née Kirby (1741-1810), author, critic and educational reformer

Sarah Trimmer née Kirby, author, critic and religious and educational reformer, was born in 1741 at Ipswich, the only daughter of the Suffolk landscape painter Joshua Kirby (a close friend of Thomas Gainsborough) and his wife Sarah née Bell....
From: All Things Georgian on 11 Jul 2017

Good to Meet You

This week, Early Modern Medicine’s contributing editor, Sara Read, chatted to The Guardian newspaper as part of their Good to Meet you series. The interview mentions her first monograph Menstruation and the Female Body in Early Modern England,...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 17 Jan 2017

The Tudors and TV: Is There Anything New to Say?

Tudor enthusiasts greeted the news of Lucy Worsley's new BBC documentary about the six wives of Henry VIII with excitement. For those of us fascinated by the Tudor period, we cannot get enough of it; we read about it, we watch documentaries about it,...
From: Conor Byrne on 14 Dec 2016

England, the EU, and the English Reformation

I don't have any knowledge to speak of the debate about whether the UK should stay in the EU, but I do find this debate interesting: which is more like the English Reformation: staying or going?In The Guardian, Giles Fraser says the UK leaving the EU...

“Our Changing Attitudes Towards Death” – in THE GUARDIAN

My article on the history of our ever-changing attitudes towards death is out in The Guardian today, featuring fascinating photos by Dr. Paul Koudounaris of the Ma’nene Festival of Corpses in Indonesia. Big thanks to Caitlin Doughty and Dr....
From: The Chirurgeon's Apprentice on 3 May 2016

Game of Thrones Has Hacked our History

Thought you might like to read my article on Game of Thrones in The Guardian earlier this week: Game of...
From: Suzannah Lipscomb on 28 Apr 2016

One of the 3%: A Painting that Survived the English Reformation

From The Guardian:A rare medieval panel showing Judas Iscariot’s betrayal of Christ survived the Reformation due to a remarkable instance of 16th-century recycling, researchers in Cambridge have discovered.The brightly painted wooden panel of The...

“Fancy Going to the Empire of Death” in THE GUARDIAN

My article on “dark tourism” and our desire to visit places associated with death is out in The Guardian today, featuring some stunning photos by Dr. Paul Koudounaris. Check it out by clicking here.
From: The Chirurgeon's Apprentice on 14 Oct 2015

#LoveTheatre day: celebrating creativity with Twitter

On Wednesday 19 November there’s going to be a real celebration of theatre as the first #LoveTheatre day takes off. Over 300 venues and organisations are taking part from places as far apart as Europe, Australia, Canada, Sri Lanka, Chile and the...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 19 Nov 2014

Fashion, Gender, and Government Control in Uganda

Copyright: Amy Fallon for The Guardian.It is possible that in December, the Ugandan government will pass a law banning the miniskirt. Women who wear the miniskirt in public could face arrest if they refuse to cover up. Government officials have suggested...
From: Conor Byrne on 3 Feb 2014

Publicity, publicity, publicity

So you’ve written the book. Drafted, re-drafted, even let a few people read it. Perhaps even secured a publisher. And if it’s an academic book (see blogs passim), you are on your own as far as publicity goes. Even if, as in my case, you have...
From: Witchcraft in Poland on 17 Oct 2013

The View from the Organist's Bench: Roger Scruton on Anglicanism

I have heard of Roger Scruton as a philosopher who writes on beauty and is associated with tradition and conservative theories, in general, about society and economics. Last year his book Our Church: A Personal History of the Church of England was published...

Why the Focus on 'Foxy Knoxy'?

Why the focus on Foxy Knoxy?It’s ironic that Amanda Knox’s autobiography, entitled Waiting to be Heard, is set to be published at just the same time that Italy’s highest appeal court has sensationally announced that Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele...
From: Conor Byrne on 28 Mar 2013

Labor Day 2012

I hope you're having a wonderful Labor Day if you're in the U.S.A., relaxing and maybe reading a good book. Thanks to this blog, I found about this author, Emily Hickey, and her book  Our Catholic Heritage in English Literature of Pre-Conquest...

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.