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“The Radical Nature of God’s Love”: Words from Rev. Rosemary Mitchell | Stephen Basdeo

Those who have followed this website over the past few months will know that I lost someone very special to me recently: My PhD supervisor, the Reverend Rosemary Mitchell. I’ve already written a brief overview of her life and work in another post,...

The Week in Academic Gossip

The academic world can sometimes be a strange old world. Often the people running an institutions official Twitter account (or an account associated with an institution) might get carried away and accidentally libel someone. A professor might get dis-invited...

Writing books as an independent scholar

Here’s one I prepared earlier. It is possible. You just have to be organised. More easily said than done, I know. But many of us are doing it. Writing books as an independent scholar means that nobody pays you for the time you need to research,...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 27 Feb 2020

A small workshop shows why I like the EU and Brexit is a bad idea

Our Translating Cultures group in the HAB’s Bibelsaal. I have just returned from our annual workshop on Translating Cultures at the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel (HAB, Germany) which is always a great opportunity to catch up with...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 18 Oct 2019

Life in the non-academic world – and what I miss

Prompted by a tweet by Jennifer Polk the other day I started thinking about what I miss about working in an academic environment. Strictly speaking, she asked, ‘What aspects of non-academic employment did you have to learn/ get used to when you...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 13 Jun 2019

PhD Studentship: Before Shakespeare

Department of English and Creative Writing,University of Roehampton, London A three-year, full-time Ph.D. studentship is available in connection with the AHRC-funded Before Shakespeare project. The project: Before Shakespearefocuses on the earliest...
From: Before Shakespeare on 19 Jul 2018

Conference Report: Early Modern Political Thought and Twenty-First Century Politics, 16th May 2018

Recently I was fortunate enough to attend an evening workshop at the Lit & Phil Library, Newcastle. The goal of the session was to explore what early-modern thinkers had to say on the themes of popular mobilisation, toleration, environmentalism...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 29 May 2018

Life in the Wilderness: Two years after the viva

In a previous blog post I wrote about my tips for surviving in academia as an early career researcher (ECR). Written some six months after my viva, I still stand by the majority of the statements I made in it. But time brings new perspective, so I wanted...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 15 Mar 2018

A letter to my students

As you will know, the University and College Union have called a strike. As a union member I will be striking. I believe you deserve an explanation, so I would like to set out my view of the issues at stake. I hope you will understand that striking is...
From: historywomble on 21 Feb 2018

On Misogyny, ancient and modern

Mary Beard’s Women and Power is one of those books that will make you shout: “Yes, she’s so right!” – “Very well put!” – “So glad someone is saying this!” For those of you who haven’t read...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 24 Nov 2017

Life in the Wilderness: Ten Tips for Surviving in Academia as an ECR

This blog post is intended for PhD students and early career academics. Since passing my viva (see blog post here) in January, I've learnt many things about the job market, current trends and what can really help you get shortlisted for a job. Here are...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 22 Sep 2016

Lectureship: One Year In [updated]

Today was the last day of my first year as a lecturer. It has been an AMAZING year and I marked it by travelling to Swansea for the Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals Cataloguing and Indexing Group biennial conference, not the...
From: cradledincaricature on 31 Aug 2016

You can’t buy an education

As university lecturers in the UK remain locked in a dispute with their employers over pay and working conditions in Higher Education, a survey published by private student loan company Future Finance this week revealed that less than half of students...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 4 Jun 2016

Academic Anxiety: Thinking Patterns in Academia

On a previous post I wrote about the eye-opening statistic that 1 in 4 people experience mental health problems in any given year. I also talked about my anxiety disorder openly for the first time. Panic attacks, overwhelming worry and difficulty sleeping...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 25 Apr 2016

Teaching and adventures in China

There really is something very special about working at The University of Nottingham, with its two fully established and fully operational branch campuses at Ningbo, China and Semenyih, Malaysia. I just cannot imagine any other institution where it would...
From: renaissanceissues on 30 Jan 2016

Tweeting the MOOC: Academics, Learners and Social Media

University of Sheffield Academics and the Digital Media Team filming on location at Chatsworth House. Today Sheffield Hallam University hosts its inaugural ‘Social Media in Higher Education’ conference, the first ever of its kind to take...

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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.