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February 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (February 19, 1768)“Robert Bingham … Makes all Kinds of Surgeons Instruments for Amputation.” In a notice in the New-London Gazette, Robert...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Feb 2018

February 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (February 12, 1768).“Lemuel Pattingell … Fabricates and Sells, THE best jerk’d BUTTONS.” In February 1768, Lemuel Pattingell inserted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Feb 2018

PERSUASION:  A novel of change, by Tony Grant

Inquiring readers: One reason I love Tony Grant’s submissions is the wonderful original images that he takes of the sites he discusses – in this instance, Bath and Persuasion, Jane Austen’s final and arguably her best novel. Enjoy the...
From: Jane Austen's World on 12 Feb 2018

A call to arms, for Mary Wollstonecraft!

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–97) was a pioneering figure in the fight for women’s equality. So why no statue? She was a remarkable woman: a devoted friend and sister, a traveller, a single mother, a philosopher and a writer. She had groundbreaking...
From: The History of Love on 8 Feb 2018

January 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (January 29, 1768).“Choice GENEVA.” John Armbruester placed an advertisement in the January 29, 1768, edition of the New-London Gazette to inform...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Jan 2018

The First Blackfriars Playhouse 1576-84: Ownership, Repertoire, Audience

On the 18th February, Before Shakespeare and The Dolphin’s Back will return Elizabethan drama to the site of the First (and Second) Blackfriars Playhouse(s).  We are hosting a workshop in the Apothecaries’ Hall, built on what was formerly...
From: Before Shakespeare on 24 Jan 2018


What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (January 22, 1768).“CLEAN LINEN RAGS.” Christopher Leffingwell used his advertisement in the January 22, 1768, edition of the New-London Gazette to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Jan 2018

London Renaissance Seminar: Clothing the Renaissance

1 – 6 p.m., Saturday 20 January 2018Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, BloomsburyJoin London Renaissance Seminar for an afternoon of new research and inter-disciplinary discussions exploring clothing and accessories in the...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 20 Jan 2018

Apostasy, Sanctuary, and Spin: The Canons of Waltham and Sanctuary at St. Martin le Grand, 143

Guest post by Shannon McSheffrey; posted 12 January 2018. In 1430, Henry Ciprian and Roger Bukke, two Augustinian canons, fled from their priory at Waltham, Essex, and sought sanctuary at the collegiate church of St. Martin le Grand in London. Their request...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 12 Jan 2018

Performing words #2: No room in the inns?

This blog forms part of a series on theatrical words. For the introduction to that series, see our introduction to the thread. It’s nearly Christmas, and I’m writing to ask if there might be room for the inns in our accounts of early London...
From: Before Shakespeare on 18 Dec 2017

The Woman in the Moon: Interviews with the Cast

During rehearsals for James Wallace’s The Dolphin’s Back production of John Lyly’s The Woman in the Moon (Shakespeare’s Globe, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse) back in August 2017, we had time to catch up with a few of the cast...
From: Before Shakespeare on 14 Dec 2017

Performing words: introduction to a new thread on theatre and language

This series of posts explores some of the issues raised in our first project publication, the Forum in Shakespeare Studies 45 (2017) devoted to 1580s drama. We are grateful to Diana Henderson and James Siemon for allowing us the opportunity to publish...
From: Before Shakespeare on 6 Dec 2017

Audiences, Immigration and Belonging in Elizabethan Theatres: Putting the archive into performance

Who visited the Elizabethan playhouses? What did it mean to have non-English characters being played on stage? What does dramatic engagement with issues of immigration, identity, and belonging tell us about sixteenth-century theatre? Earlier this month...
From: Before Shakespeare on 1 Dec 2017

Archive work in the British Library – the way I work

At the end of September I went down to London to hear a paper by Chris Marsh at the Royal Historical Society, so I took the opportunity to travel down a bit ahead of time and spend the afternoon in the British Library.  This is something I haven’t...
From: Early Modern Ballads on 1 Dec 2017

London Spinoza Circle: Common Notions and the Origin of Rational Ideas

At the next meeting of the London Spinoza Circle we are very pleased to have Dr Andrea Sangiacomo (University of Groningen) who will speak on Spinoza’s account of common notions and the origin of rational ideas.The meeting will take place on Thursday...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 30 Nov 2017

Shakespeare for Freedom: Why the Plays Matter

Kiernan Ryan and Ewan Fernie in  conversation. We are happy to share CUP’s recording of Ewan Fernie’s and Kiernan Ryan’s conversation on Shakespeare for Freedom. CUP states that: Shakespeare for Freedom presents a powerful,...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 27 Nov 2017

David Garrick at 3

A print of David Garrick as Richard III Events to mark the 300th anniversary of David Garrick’s birth have been taking place all year. Born in 1717, Garrick burst onto the London stage in 1841 in the role of Richard III. The Museum of London has...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 24 Nov 2017

Updates from the Hearth Tax Centre

As 2017 draws to a close, there have been a number of exciting changes here at the Hearth Tax Centre. New Research Officer We have welcomed Charlie Berry to the Centre as Research Officer, taking over from John Price who moved on earlier this year. Alongside...
From: Hearth Tax Online on 21 Nov 2017

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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.