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‘The Frolic of the Day’: Harvest Work and Forms of Labour

The harvest was the heartbeat of the preindustrial economy, and how the associated work was organised provides valuable insights into the character of labour relationships (something we have explored in an earlier blog post). Here, project PI Jane Whittle...
From: Forms of Labour on 12 Aug 2020

Drawing down the Moon

One artist whose work I have admired for quite a while but never really knew how to contextualize in a topical or thematic way is Samuel Palmer (1805-1881). He seems to be one of those people who was not of his time. I guess you would call him a Victorian...
From: streets of salem on 17 Sep 2016

'To Autumn' - John Keats

‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;’ (lines 1-4)   ‘To Autumn’ John Keats...

Hmm, Autumn sure doesn’t look like that around here. Oh,...

Hmm, Autumn sure doesn’t look like that around here. Oh, wait, I get it: grape harvest time. I was a little distracted at first and didn’t notice the grapes and the wine cup. Read Eighteenth-Century Fiction journal on Project MUSE:

Harvest time in Shakespeare’s England

A detail from Breughel’s The Hay Harvest For once the English summer hasn’t let us down and until the last few days we’ve enjoyed weeks of fine, warm weather. August is harvest-time. In The Tempest, Shakespeare writes of the “sunburnt...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 11 Aug 2014

Reaping the harvest: growing food in Shakespeare’s England and our own

Harvesting grapes, from a medieval manuscript With the weather on the turn and autumn just around the corner, there’s just time to celebrate the joys of gardening and farming edible plants. This blog post, A Field Guide to Renaissance Gardens, offers...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 13 Sep 2013

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date”: the end of the holidays

August, from The Shepheardes Calendar, showing the wheat harvest in sheaves. 26 August was the Summer Bank Holiday in the UK, the last official holiday until Christmas. And the end of August, though still summer, always feels like the end of the holiday...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 28 Aug 2013

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 21

Your words, my friend, right healthful caustics, blame My young mind marred, whom love doth windlass so That mine own writings like bad servants show, My wits, quick in vain thoughts, in virtue lame; That Plato I read for nought, but if he tame Such coltish...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 23 Apr 2013

Random Harvest, Book and Film

I read James Hilton's novel Random Harvest on my Kindle Fire while flying to Paris last month. I have often watched the Mervyn LeRoy production of the movie Random Harvest starring Ronald Colman and Greer Garson. The plot can be found here on the

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.