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Puritan Author Sarah Symmes Fiske 1652-169

Sarah Symmes Fiske was born in 1652, in Charleston, Massachusets, and died in 1692, in Braintree, Massachusetts. Sarah, only 40 when she died, was the grandaughter of Zachariah Symmes, a noted New England minister. Her father William Symmes held the respected...
From: 17th-century American Women on 11 Jun 2018

Mothers of self-invention

I issued the usual complaint to my wife: “I don’t know what to write about.” Henry VIII was in the books but no inspiration was coming to me. I had come down with a bad case of PPMD: Post-play Moping Disorder. Symptoms include: writer’s...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 14 Mar 2017

Everything and nothing: Hamlet, Part 3

January 4 Words, words, words. (2.2.192) It was my father’s birthday. From the basement, where the guest suite is, I heard him come home from work. He sounded tired. It sounded like a long day. I heard him answer a FaceTime video with my oldest...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 21 Feb 2017

Everything and nothing: Hamlet, Part 1

December 28 O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I! (2.2.527) “I think I’m going to switch back to beer,” I announced, not they cared. My wife, brother, and I were chatting after our Christmas dinner, observed. In the fridge, there...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 19 Feb 2017

Past, present, and macaroni salad: Henry VIII

“We’ve got…,” I said with a suspenseful pause as I pulled tupperware out of the reusable grocery bag, “Monte Cristo sandwiches and macaroni salad.” “Holy shit. Thanks, man,” my friend said.  “Thank...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 2 Feb 2017

Disintegration loops: King Lear, Part 3

On Facebook, my stepmother recently posted a picture of my grandfather, father, and my oldest brother with his son propped on his knee. “4 Generations of Kellys,” she titled it. It’s a lovely picture and I looked at for some time. I...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 28 May 2016

Early Modern Mothers, in Their Own Words

‘Various figures and lands’ (Diverse figure e paesi). Stefano della Bella, 1649. Image Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.By Joanne McEwan I went with me deer sister Norton to Epsom for my son to drink the watters, where after he had...
From: Histories of Emotion on 6 May 2016

Constructing family relationships through ‘things’

In the past, just as now, family relationships sometimes needed to be maintained across distances. Today Facebook does the job well, with family members staying in touch by posting short comments, and very often sharing photographs of the activities and…...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 3 Mar 2015

Visualising parents in Georgian England.

This post is a reaction to reading Mark Carrigan’s interesting post on Using Slideshare and Prezi to disseminate your work. Mark explains that putting your presentations and papers on Slideshare and Prezi circulates your research – with...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 12 Mar 2014

1692 Massachusetts Cotton Mather (1663-1728) on Parental Duties & Children's Behavior

The Duties of Parents To Their Children by Cotton Mather Gen. 18:19 I know him, That he will command his Children And his Household after him, And they shall keep the way of the Lord. As the Great God, who at the Beginning said, Let Us make man after...
From: 17th-century American Women on 19 Jun 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.