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Museum of English Rural Life.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 7 Aug 2020

The Objects in Shakespeare’s Will

SBT 1993-31/648 A 16th-17th-century tester bed, traditionally known as the ‘Hathaway Bed’ A significant and key part of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s collection is formed of objects from Shakespeare’s lifetime. These allow...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 22 Jul 2016

Getting the Picture: reviewing the SBT’s art collection

A new blog series detailing the processes, practicalities and progress of a review of our art collection. Way back in the hazy days of July I began work on a review of our artwork collection. This is the first of a series of blogs describing the...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 23 Mar 2016

Following Best Practice: an audit of the Museum Collection

Volunteers Helen and Victoria have undertaken an audit of the museum collection stored at the Shakespeare Centre. In this blog they reflect on their project and let us in on some ‘behind the scenes’ best practice museum procedures. January is the...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 29 Jan 2015

Sir George Carew

Portrait of Sir George Carew (1555-1629), English School.   Visitors to Nash’s House will recognise this portrait of Sir George Carew (1555-1629) which hung in the staircase there until recently.  The portrait is now on display in the Reading...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 28 Jan 2015

Shakespeare and His World: Top Ten Objects (Part 2 )

This blog is the second part of a longer post. To read the first part go here As I mentioned in the first part of this post, I have been mentoring the Mooc Shakespeare and his World for the last ten weeks alongside Professor Jonathan Bate.   Each week...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 16 Dec 2014

Shakespeare’s World in 100 Objects, Number 98, a glovers pairing knife

Today’s blog is by Dr Elizabeth Sharrett who was awarded her PhD recently at the Shakespeare Institute! Mistress Quickly: Does he not wear a great round beard like a glover’s paring-knife? The Merry Wives of Windsor, 1.4.18-19 A glover’s pairing...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 25 Sep 2014

Sir Walter Scott at Shakespeare’s Tomb

On the 15th August 1771 Walter Scott was born in College Wynd in the Old Town of Edinburgh.  Scott achieved popular success as a poet and novelist during his lifetime.  He is remembered today as the father of the modern historic novel.  He also played...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 15 Aug 2014

A Ride taken in July 1785 (Diary of a Tour through Oxfordshire and Warwickshire)

In the collection of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust there are a number of travel diaries and journals which can tell us so much about the world that their writers encountered. As well as including important facts and historical information, they are...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 25 Jul 2014

Nuremberg Jettons at the SBT

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust cares for a relatively large numismatics collection within which is a curious collection of around 20 tokens that are known as “Nuremberg jettons” or “reckoning counters”. The word jetton comes from the French...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 30 Jun 2014

Shakespeare’s World in 100 Objects: Number 96, a Close Stool

Today’s blog is by Elizabeth Sharrett, who is a doctoral researcher at the Shakespeare Institute, and takes a look at a subject that many will find comical but also fascinating. Costard: O, sir, you have overthrown Alexander the conqueror. You will...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 8 May 2014

Shakespeare’s World in 100 objects: Number 95, a Razor

Today’s blog is by Stephanie Appleton, Doctoral Researcher in History at the University of Birmingham. “Bottom: I must to the barber’s, monsieur, for methinks I am marvellous hairy about the face; and I am such a tender ass, if my hair do but tickle...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 14 Mar 2014

New Acquisition: Judith and Holofernes

This fine Elizabethan panel painting was recently acquired with the assistance of the Friends of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. The painting shows a scene from the Biblical story of Judith where Judith has just beheaded the Assyrian general Holofernes...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 21 Feb 2014

Lupercalia: an alternative mid-February holiday

At this time of year we are so used to marking Valentine’s Day it is easy to be misled into thinking that this was the only festival ever to be celebrated at this point in our calendar. There is, however, a more ancient festival celebrated at this time...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 17 Feb 2014

Adventures in the Attic pt 2: collections storage move

Our project of packing and moving a large chunk of our collection into new storage has continued into December and we have now reached the milestone of 295 boxes and larger sized objects packed! We have also come across more little treasures, including...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 7 Jan 2014

Adventures in the Attic: coordinating a collections storage move

This post is from Emily Millward, Museum Collections Assistant During the quieter autumn/winter season, the museum collections team have been busy packing and taking an inventory of objects stored in one of our houses in preparation for their move...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 13 Dec 2013

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.