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Lived religion on the net

I’ve recently come across this CFP from the French online journal Reset, on religious practices and the internet, which comes back to some issues I was addressing before on this blog on the use of ‘lived...
From: Dissenting Experience on 25 Oct 2018

Net Neutrality fight

Friends, Do you enjoy communicating with me; I do with you. We only have 10 days to fight the FCC & the repeal of #NetNeutrality! Thanks to John Oliver there’s a SUPER easy way to do this If net neutrality goes away, our Internet bills go up...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 9 Dec 2017

Crowdfunding before the internet

A Victorian Workhouse ( We think of crowdfunding as a modern phenomenon. When a family loses everything due to a fire in their home just before Christmas, thousands of people respond to an appeal by their friends on the internet,...
From: A Parcel of Ribbons on 25 Dec 2016

A Suspect Source in the Christmas Wars

One positive impact of the recent presidential election has been enhanced awareness of “fake” news and an emerging scrutiny of sources in general. Educators have been aware of the challenges in the information realm for a while, but it seems...
From: streets of salem on 20 Dec 2016

The What’s A Book Worth Campaign

As anyone who is following me on Twitter will likely know, I have just started a social media campaign called #WhatsABookWorth. I had the idea at a forum called Did Anybody Ask The Author?, run by author and life-coach John-Paul Flintoff. The event was...
From: Mathew Lyons on 19 Aug 2015


I don’t think I have mentioned this before on here, but for those who like such things I have a poetry Tumblr at All comments / criticism welcome. They are all to some extent or another work in progress; at some point there...
From: Mathew Lyons on 26 May 2015

Rencontres : « L’usage des réseaux sociaux pour la veille en matière de recherche et d’enseignement » (Paris, 11 mai 2015)

Le Bistrot culture « L’usage des réseaux sociaux pour la veille en matière de recherche et d’enseignement » se tiendra le lundi 11 mai 2015, à partir de 18h30 et sera animé par Sabine Berger, MCF en...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 29 Apr 2015

Human remains: some thoughts on the bones of Richard III

Over the course of this morning, thousands of people will gather in Leicester for the re-interment of the bones of Richard III. Many more – hundreds of thousands certainly – will watch proceedings on TV as Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury,...
From: Mathew Lyons on 26 Mar 2015

Under The Knife, Episode 6 – Bodysnatchers vs Vampires

In Episode 6 of Under The Knife, I take on an internet myth involving iron cages, old graveyards, and the undead. Check out our new video on the history of mortsafes in ‘Bodysnatchers vs Vampires’! If you enjoy the series, please consider...
From: The Chirurgeon's Apprentice on 12 Feb 2015

Opening access to Shakespeare in 2014

January is a time for looking back as well as forward so it’s time to check out how much access to our Shakespearean cultural assets has changed. In June 2014 Shakespeare and the Digital World was published by Cambridge University Press (CUP), containing...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 5 Jan 2015

Lost and found in France’s on-line library archives

It’s simply astonishing what one can now find on-line. In the way of any wander through library stacks, I came upon this title on, the French national library on-line: Tableau historique, littéraire et politique de l’an VI...
From: Baroque Explorations on 21 Nov 2014

My new monthly column for "Tudor Life" magazine

I am pleased to say that I will now be writing a monthly column for Tudor Life magazine, an exciting new online magazine from the brain of Claire Ridgway, author of The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown. The magazine runs in conjunction with a members...
From: Confessions of a Ci-Devant on 12 Sep 2014

To note or not to note Take 2

Since my last post, I have been continuing my explorations in digital techniques for scholarship. First of all, thanks to everyone who commented on that post, or the related question on Clearly there are some issues worth thinking about....
From: historywomble on 21 Jun 2013

Shakespeare festivals here, there and everywhere

It’s that time of year when at least for those of us in the northern hemisphere thoughts turn to summer Shakespeare festivals. It’s a subject that has recently been in the mind of Hardy M Cook, the man behind SHAKSPER, the Global Electronic...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 17 Jun 2013

To note or not to note?

Taking and organising notes is not exactly the most glamorous part of scholarship (though I don’t know what the most glamorous is…), nor is it the most interesting to talk about; but it is undoubtedly important, the nuts and bolts of what...
From: historywomble on 14 Jun 2013

Social networking with Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dreaming

The rise of social networking has brought many opportunities for organisations to share their work: immediate, personal communication, instant updates, the ability to reach unconventional audiences. Organisations specialising in Shakespeare might be expected...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 4 Jun 2013

Engaging with History

I’ve been thinking about history ‘engagement’ recently. Partly this is because of our Cambridge PhDcasts – our fourth episode, featuring Alice Blackhurst talking about luxury in a digital age, is out today – and our reflections on producing...
From: historywomble on 16 May 2013

Tweeting Shakespeare

The idea of Shakespeare on the Internet seems paradoxical; that something so revered and often considered elitist can be suited to a medium so populist, so universal. The pillars of the Internet are not Royal companies or centuries of towering scholarship;...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 16 Jan 2013

Reading rare books online.

For many researchers today (whether academic or simply curious), one of the greatest benefits of recent technological progress is the ability to conduct archival research at home, in your pajamas, or at two in the morning. (Or, all three at the same time.)...
From: Vade Mecum on 5 Jan 2013

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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.