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E. M. Forster’s Howards End and A Room with a View

by Dora Carrington, oil on canvas, 1920 E. M. Forster by Dora Carrington, oil on canvas, 1920 “But in public who shall express the unseen adequately? It is private life that holds out the mirror to infinity; personal intercourse, and that alone,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 29 Nov 2018

Nearly a year of reading Virginia Woolf; or The Art of Biography (1)

Virginia Woolf, a photo taken in 1939 “And the phantom was a woman, and when I came to know her better I called … her the Angel in the House … And when I came to write I encountered her with the very first words…And she made...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 13 Mar 2017


Artist: Carl Larsson (1853-1919)
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 15 Nov 2016

Book launch: Angelica’s Book and the World of Reading in Late Renaissance Italy

Nov. 18, 4.30pm Marsh’s Library, Dublin Through the lens of a history of material culture mediated by an object, Angelica’s Book and the World of Reading in Late Renaissance Italy investigates...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 14 Nov 2016

18th Century Home Weaving Looms.

Colonial Weaving Loom.; 1750 loom on exihibit at the Hurley (NY) Historical Society.; 18th Century Loom.;...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 27 Oct 2016

Center Seam Blankets.

Disturbed family life in the nursery by Johann Eleazar Zeissig (1737–1806) I recently had an enquirie regarding center seam blankets. I could not recall any previous information I had collected, so I went searching. Center seam blankets did exist...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 27 Oct 2016

What do Matthew Parker and George Orwell have in common?

Every year the School of Advanced Study (SAS) take part in the annual Bloomsbury Festival.  I’m currently lending a hand with the social media side of things, writing blog posts about the various events in and around Senate House (University of London)...
From: Sixteenth Century Scholars on 15 Oct 2013

Blogs, Histories, and Social Media – My Events October-December 2013

This term I’m involved in quite a few events based at Senate House (University of London).  Here’s a quick timetable but more will follow in the coming weeks.   Date Type Event Details 15-20 October Social Media Bloomsbury Festival Various...
From: Sixteenth Century Scholars on 11 Oct 2013

Bishop Hurd's London pad

Like most bishops in the eighteenth century Bishop Hurd had a London residence. His friend William Warburton lived in style in Grosvenor Square but Hurd was somewhat more modest, though he made up for this by occupying a variety of houses over 20 years...
From: The Hurd Library on 26 Aug 2013

Reviewing Shakespeare: A Webinar

Why should we review theatre? What makes a good theatre review? Do we dare to speak the truth about what we see? Join us for a free webinar on ‘Reviewing Shakespeare’ sponsored by Bloomsbury Publishing. It’s on Monday 6 May at 4.00pm...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 25 Apr 2013

Early looms and weaving in Colonial North America.

From the time of his arrival in "ye Back Country" of Pennsylvania, Irishman James McCullough earned a living as a weaver, throwing the shuttle to provide his neighbors on Conococheague Creek with all types of linen, woolen, and cotton cloth. His journal...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 13 Feb 2013

The Stage and The Scholars

Photo by Christophe MuellerOne day in 1950 when I was an undergraduate in London I told my tutor, an immensely distinguished literary critic, that I was going to see Michael Redgrave play Hamlet that evening. ‘O’, she replied. ‘I should like to...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 5 Feb 2013

Sloane, A Camden Character

By Kim Biddulph “I will like history more.” This was the response from one of the schoolchildren I worked with on a project about Sir Hans Sloane. He had been asked how the project would change what he will do in the future. This boy had been difficult...
From: The Sloane Letters Blog on 8 Oct 2012

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.