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Misadventures in the Countryside: Escape from a British Prison Ship

Thomas Painter inhaled sea water. As he struggled to recover from the “draft of Salt Water” that flooded his mouth and throat, he was... The post Misadventures in the Countryside: Escape from a British Prison Ship appeared first on Journal...

Walking Skeletons: Starvation on Board the Jersey Prison Ship

Eighteen-year-old Andrew Sherburne’s younger brother, Samuel, guided Sherburne into a room away from the rest of the family to help wash and dress him.... The post Walking Skeletons: Starvation on Board the <i>Jersey</i> Prison Ship...

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) Friends, The OLLI at Mason winter term has started, and I’ve had two remarkable classes in two days. For tonight I can offer to you, a two hour plus movie on the art and life of Dorothea Lange, made by PBS, with funds...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 24 Jan 2019

Death Had Almost Lost Its Sting: Disease on the Prison Ship Jersey

“There, rebels, there is a cage for you.”[1] Forced to row under guard of British marines, a boatload of captured American sailors approached the... The post Death Had Almost Lost Its Sting: Disease on the Prison Ship <i>Jersey</i>...

Thomas Paine Goes to Sea: A Pre-Revolutionary Tale

Coming up rapidly from behind the British privateer, the frigate suddenly lowered one national flag and raised another, the customary ruse of switching colors,... The post Thomas Paine Goes to Sea: A Pre-Revolutionary Tale appeared first on Journal of...

Aunt Flora Remembers the Irish Rebellion of 1798

Did you see the Volunteers! Did you see the Volunteers! Marching to parade Their hearts are true Their facings blue They are six feet... The post Aunt Flora Remembers the Irish Rebellion of 1798 appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The Life Writing of Elizabeth Marsh, an Eighteenth-Century Global Woman

As I found it in vain to contend, I had a trunk opened, and they fixed the cloaths I was to put on, which were very new; but I wrapped up my head in a night cap…as I was told they did not intend to let me wear a hat. When I was ornamented, as they...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 6 Jun 2018

A Milan journal: traveling about & World Ice-Skating Championship

Isobel looking up Over the great windy waters, and over the clear-crested summits, Unto the sun and the sky, and unto the perfecter earth, Come, let us go,—to a land wherein gods of the old time wandered, Where every breath even now changes...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 1 May 2018

The Brontes: Jane Eyre, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Wuthering Heights

Tilda Swinton as Eve (The Only Lovers Left Alive, 2013) Thornton burning down (a 2006 Sandy Welch Jane Eyre, with Ruth Wilson as Jane) Friends and readers, Much to my surprise, or I might say re-awakening to the Brontes, when over the last ten weeks...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 25 Apr 2018

What (Might Have) Happened

“It’s important that we understand what really happened. Because that’s the only way we can stop it from happening again.” Last year’s election of Donald Trump prompted me to write an open breakup letter to American political...
From: Michael Ullyot on 14 Sep 2017

A Grandmother’s Gift

I’m almost done with a long stretch of rather intense work, obligations, and events, and feeling grateful to the friends and family who supported me while I was in the midst of it. I should feel grateful more often I think, and so I was trying...
From: streets of salem on 24 Jul 2017

Appel à communication : « Memory and the Making of Knowledge in the Early Modern World » (Göttingen, 18-22 septembre 2017)

Memory is now established as a dynamic and vital field of study in the humanities and social sciences. It is no longer disputed that how, why, and what individuals, communities, and societies remember is essential to under-standing their pasts and presents....
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 19 Apr 2017

Colloque : « La figure et son lieu dans la peinture des Trecento-Quattrocento. Mnémonique et poétique » (Paris, 16-17 mars 2017)

La redécouverte de l’art mnémonique a constitué l’un des secteurs les plus dynamiques de la recherche en sciences humaines du dernier demi-siècle. Pour autant, la réalité de sa présence et de son...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 14 Mar 2017

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

Late summer into autumn: Virginia Woolf added to Tolstoy

The Studio, Vanessa Bell’s Charleston Farmhouse, Sussex Dear friends and readers, I know I told of how on one of my listservs, we are reading Tolstoy’s War and Peace as a group with each of us reading different other related works or watching...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 23 Aug 2016

ECF journal for Spring 2016 (28.3) contains a new essay on...

ECF journal for Spring 2016 (28.3) contains a new essay on Thomas Holcroft, writer, dramatist ( 1745-1809): “‘The Greatest Appearance of Truth’: Telling Tales with Thomas Holcroft,” by Eliza O’Brien, Newcastle University...

Table ronde: autour d’« an inadequate history of conceptual art» (Paris, 15 avril 2016)

Une table ronde autour d’an inadequate history of conceptual art se tiendra en salle Walter Benjamin le vendredi 15 avril à 11h et réunira, autour des notions d’archives, de mémoire et d’expérience, Silvia...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 25 Mar 2016

Alan Bennett and Maggie Smith’s The Lady in the Van

Maggie Smith as Miss Shepherd guarding her side as she allows herself to be taken to hospital Friends and readers, There is a great distance between the reviews of this film, the stills you see on the Internet, and the film itself. The film is a wrenching...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 16 Feb 2016

Suffragette: Shoulder to Shoulder re-booted 40 years on

Angela Down at center as Sylvia Pankhurst (Episode 6 of 1974 BBC Shoulder to Shoulder) Anne-Marie Duff, Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter as Violet Miller, Maud Watts, Edith Ellyn (2015 BFI Suffragette) Dear friends and readers, You have two tremendous...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 21 Nov 2015

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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.