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Andrew Marvell at 4

The seventeenth-century poet, politician and prose satirist Andrew Marvell has been a large part of my life for the past 20 years. A short commemoration of that journey. … More Andrew Marvell at 400
From: Writing Privacy on 31 Mar 2021

Review of Billy Hicks, ‘Connecting’, at the Chapel Playhouse, London

A review of Billy Hicks's candid one-man play about the lonely experience of growing up in a new world of digital technology. … More Review of Billy Hicks, ‘Connecting’, at the Chapel Playhouse, London
From: Writing Privacy on 5 Mar 2019

Christopher Hill, Andrew Marvell, and the Dissenting Tradition

I owe much of my interest in the seventeenth century to the late historian, Christopher Hill (1912-2003). I went to see Justin Champion deliver an impassioned defence of Hill and his work at a memorial lecture in Newark. … More Christopher Hill,...
From: Writing Privacy on 6 Nov 2018

Was Marvell a seventeenth-century ‘incel’?

The difficulties of dealing with involuntary celibacy, from desolation to misogyny, seem to haunt some of Andrew Marvell's most famous lyric poems. … More Was Marvell a seventeenth-century ‘incel’?
From: Writing Privacy on 6 Jun 2018

A Little Life

Hanya Yanagihara's enrapturing novel A Little Life (2015) finds astonishing depths in suffering and the efforts to make it tolerable. … More A Little Life
From: Writing Privacy on 13 May 2018

Learning a new language

I was reminded this week how nerve-wracking it can be getting to grips with a master's, and why I have my supervisor to thank for it. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 10 Mar 2018

November 15

GUEST CURATOR: Mary Williams What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (November 15, 1766).“TO BE SOLD, FOR CASH, BY Samuel Nightingale … Sealing wax and wafers.” In this advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Nov 2016

Would Marvell approve of Tinder? A response to Cosmopolitan

The seventeenth-century poet Andrew Marvell received a mention in a recent Cosmopolitan article about Tinder. Would he really have approved of it, as its author claims? Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 10 May 2016

‘Who would write?’ The seven-year itch

How often should we reinvent ourselves? Writing Privacy turned the ripe old age of seven this week, and it's decision time about whether this becomes the second journal to bite the dust. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 9 Mar 2016

Burning Bridges: A Twist of Character

I've recently started calling people out on their behaviour, and now find myself burning bridges where I had previously let them crumble. But having burnt no fewer than four in the past month, it's becoming concerning and could be reflective of something...
From: Writing Privacy on 20 Nov 2015

WhatsApp, Facebook, and the Compromise of Digital Privacy

A case study into the world of digital privacy in Pakistan has an unfortunate crossover with a personal incident that has made me consider the consequences of this kind of thing much more closely. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 2 Aug 2015

Opening the Box of Private Art: Marvell & Maier

I recently came across the story of Vivian Maier, a nanny whose photography during the 1950s and 60s lay buried in boxes for decades. Her prints uncover the life and work of a remarkable woman who was a shrewd and silent observer of her age. Continue...
From: Writing Privacy on 23 Jul 2015

We are not all daydreamers

Inside the workplace, you're quite often in your own little world. But it's that little private zone which determines how good we really are. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 5 Jun 2015

Unexpected Conversations: Professor Tim Allen

Speaking at a drinks reception in February with our Head of Department, Professor Tim Allen, I began to realise where lines can cross between early modern studies and the fields of international development and social anthropology. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 16 May 2015

Still Life

A line of work we don’t think about too often is what happens to the dead when there’s nobody left. A poem by Rory Waterman and Uberto Pasolini's remarkable 'Still Life' (2013) give us plenty of room for thought. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 12 Apr 2015

A Brush with Ekphrasis: Marvell’s ‘The Gallery’

My recent work on Marvell and ekphrasis explores several ways in which the poet negotiates the transition between text and visual object to advance his personal and political poetics. Here, I consider how we might view 'The Gallery' in light of recent...
From: Writing Privacy on 28 Dec 2014

An Overabundance of Advice

I have often mentioned that early modern men and women liked to exchange useful advice on medical treatments. We have seen that Samuel Hartlib sought out advice from his friends and that his friends were eager to help him find a remedy to prevent bladder...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 25 Jun 2014

Shakespeare’s World in 100 objects: Number 97, Wattle and Daub

Today’s’ blog offers us a fascinating insight into the neighbourly habits of Shakespeare’s time and is by Stephanie Appleton, doctoral researcher in History at Birmingham. Nowadays we take for granted our right to privacy within our own homes. If...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 30 May 2014

Crossing the Line: An Epilogue, 2013

Andrew Marvell's saddest and most thoughtful poem is all about lines that are determined never to cross. If 2013 was to be defined by anything, it's how life defies those who try too hard to make them cross. Continue reading »
From: Writing Privacy on 25 Jan 2014

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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:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

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.