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Streets of Boston

Like everyone else, I was thinking about Boston a lot yesterday and as it was a non-teaching day I was very vulnerable to the drip drip of media “updates” while at home. So I turned off everything and looked through some books about Boston: ...
From: streetsofsalem on 17 Apr 2013

Another Tramp to Essex

Our Irish Research Council New Foundations Award allows us to revisit the Clark archive in Chelsmford, Essex, and we travel there this Sunday (April 14) in order to spend a week with the material. This time will be really important for us and for the...
From: Finding Charles Clark on 10 Apr 2013

The Travels of Dr Martin Lister: a new internet resource

I was asked to write a post about a new website I created: Every Man’s Companion: Or, An Useful Pocket-Book: The Travel Journal of Dr Martin Lister. In 1663, Martin Lister left his parents’ house in Burwell,...

Matrimonial Maps

Consider this post a follow-up to last year’s Maps of the Human Heart, the most popular post of my blog so far, by far. I’m not tooting my own horn, but merely acknowledging how very popular maps are in general, and allegorical maps in particular....
From: streetsofsalem on 23 Mar 2013

Peeking behind the locked door

Another sede vacante has come and gone. With the wall-to-wall coverage of contemporary media, this one made witnesses of us all. Or at least, the coverage let us witness the events outside the conclave and to share our speculation about what was happening...
From: The Collation on 14 Mar 2013

A party in Pall Mall: location, location, location

While teaching Defoe’s Roxana to my students, I was sent an intriguing book entitled A Curious Invitation: The Forty Greatest Parties in Literature by Suzette Field. Now I’m not qualified to talk about all the works discussed here: from the Book of...
From: The Daniel Defoe Blog on 21 Feb 2013

Initial selection of digitised documents available

We are pleased to announce that an initial sample of digitised documents from the Board of Longitude archive is now available via the Cambridge Digital Library: A volume of minutes of the Board of Longitude, 1737-1779 (RGO 14/5) The log book of HMS ‘Resolution’...
From: Longitude Papers blog on 4 Feb 2013

Week 22: Talking to each other through discoverable scholarship

So there I am watching Africa, the BBCs latest Attenborough fronted masterpiece of nature programming (or, to put a cynical spin on it, yet enough crude attempt by the Beeb to kill-off an old man: in the last series they sent this particular octogenarian...
From: cradledincaricature on 31 Jan 2013

Teaching with Tentacles

(I spent some time trying to determine the plural of octopus and I am going with -es rather than -i as it is not a Latin word).  That said, I’m back at school for the Spring semester with the typical four-course teaching load, including a modern...
From: streetsofsalem on 22 Jan 2013

Best Bedside Books 2012

Well, it’s the time of year for lists, lots of lists:  best and worst, most important, so on and so forth, lists of ten things that characterize the passing year in one way or another. I’ll do my part with a best books list, with a qualification: ...
From: streetsofsalem on 27 Dec 2012

A map of Paris, 1839, owned by Anthony Trollope (1815-1882)

from Tessa Rose, Maps & Rare Books Sorting through material which surfaced after the decant of Bodleian Special Collections from the New Library,Map of Paris (1839), owned by Anthony Trollope I came across a box of maps in the Dunston collection....
From: The Conveyor on 16 Nov 2012

SCSC Presentation Transcript

The following is a transcript of the paper I gave at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference on Saturday, 27 September 2012. “Tracing the Steps of Touring Actors: Using REED Records and GIS to Illuminate 16th Century Performance Practices” Theatre...
From: The Tarlton Project on 4 Nov 2012

Stony Point, New York

My colleagues and I gave an illustrated reading of selections from our book In the Words of Women at Stony Point Battlefield, a New York State Historic Site, on September 22. Stony Point was an American fort at a crucial location on the Hudson River adjacent...
From: In the Words of Women on 27 Sep 2012

Mapping Shakespeare’s imagined world

I recently visited the British Museum’s exhibition, Shakespeare: staging the World. It’s an amazing display of objects relating to the world Shakespeare knew, seen alongside video extracts of actors performing speeches from the plays, all...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 26 Sep 2012

Ropemaker’s Alley and Digital Maps

Recently I’ve been playing around with the digital maps of London available online. Primarily, Allison Muri’s The Grub Street Project, Locating London’s Past and the map search function in Old Bailey Online. This inevitably led me to...
From: The Daniel Defoe Blog on 19 Sep 2012

Most Awesomest Idea Ever?

Perhaps you’re like me. You tend to think about things visually and perhaps after a cartography course and a Tufte book or two you appreciate that visualizations can be far more data dense than an equivalent area of prose. Preferring to think visually...
From: Skulking in Holes and Corners on 22 Aug 2012

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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.