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The Pudding Pinching Heifer Heisters

New blogpost written for the Forms of Labour Project exploring everyday life and work in early modern England through the depositions of a Lancashire quarter sessions court case. Featuring an industrious duck-wife, a vision-granting witch, gossiping stonemen,...
From: Ludicrus Histories on 10 Jul 2020

The Pudding Pinching Heifer Heisters

Taylor Aucoin The Deposition Dramas blog series highlights some of the rich human stories preserved in early modern court depositions, the primary source material for the Forms of Labour Project. Each post in the series follows a different court case,...
From: Forms of Labour on 9 Jul 2020

Almond Pudding

What is pudding? When I discuss Renaissance food with my American college students, the word “pudding” inspires memories of sweet, creamy dessert (often eaten from a plastic tub with a peel-off top). The question of pudding as a recipe category...
From: Cooking in the Archives on 27 Jan 2020

Wild Foods. Nettle Pudding.

My sincere thanks to Grizz for sharing this recipe with me.Ancient Nettle PuddingRecipe courtesy of Ancient Craft and Celtnet RecipesAccording to Celtnet Recipes, “when most food was boiled in a large pot, adding dumplings or ‘puddings’...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 27 Jun 2019

Twelve Days of EMROC

Come join us for 12 celebratory days of transcriptions! From Boxing Day (Dec. 26) to Epiphany (Jan. 6), EMROC is hosting a transcription event in which we invite you to participate by transcribing Constance Hall Her Book of Receipts Anno Domini 1672,...
From: emroc on 7 Dec 2016

Flying through 17th century London

Flying through 17th century LondonOpen Culture is an amazing resource for teaching and research and well worth exploring; the audio recordings are often especially amazing. Here though I have chosen a link for the blog which features in my teaching on...
From: renaissanceissues on 3 Oct 2016

Workhouse Diets: Paucity or Plenty? [Part II]

By Lesley Hulonce This is the second part of a post which appeared on Tuesday, 10 May. As Edward Ostler reported to the 1834 Royal Commission, ‘humanity dictates that the inmates of a workhouse should be fed quite as well as a labourer’s family’,...
From: The Recipes Project on 12 May 2016

The Exotic Taste of Rice

By Alyssa Connell and Marissa Nicosia Rice pudding is simple. Neutral in color and mild in taste, it has a minimal list of ingredients and always pleases a crowd. It’s also familiar. So, when we kept seeing rice pudding recipes in manuscript recipe...
From: The Recipes Project on 12 Nov 2015

18th Century Vermicelli Pudding aka Kugel
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 21 Sep 2015

A Miscellany of Christmas Pies, Puddings and Cakes

Courtesy of Lewis Walpole Library WHEN LITTLE JACK HORNER, SO CLOSE IN A CORNER, SAT EATING OF CHRISTMAS PIE, HE PUT IN HIS THUMB, AND HE PULLED OUT A PLUM, AND SAID – WHAT A GOOD BOY AM I!   With Christmas fast approaching, we present a miscellany...
From: All Things Georgian on 11 Dec 2014

Ironclad Apple Duff: Exploring Recipes from the American Civil War

By Jessica Eichlin and Amanda E. Herbert Food rations during wartime do not have the reputation for being delicious, fresh, or even edible, and this was especially true during the American Civil War.  Fought from 1861-1865, the war disrupted supply …...
From: The Recipes Project on 17 Apr 2014

Innovative 3D reproduction of 17th Century London

Congratulations to Pudding Lane Productions who have won the 2013 Off The Map competition for their 3D reproduction of 17th Century London, designed using references taken from the historic maps in the British Library. The ‘flythrough’...
From: Hearth Tax Online on 15 Nov 2013

A Yankee Doodle Dinner

Most of us learned the song “Yankee Doodle Dandy” as schoolchildren, and many of us puzzled over the reference to macaroni in its lyrics.  How could one confuse a feather for pasta, and did they even have macaroni back then?  The short answer...

Christmas puddings: a taste of tradition

A tudor banquet More than any other holiday time, Christmas has always been about food and drink. Thomas Tusser, an East Anglian farmer, wrote his verse calendar of the year Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry, published in 1557 and still full of delight...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 21 Dec 2012

All You Need to Know: Figgy Pudding

As I've posted before:The Puritans banned Christmas during the Interregnum (the period between the fall and execution of Charles I until the restoration of Charles II)--and didn't understand why people keep breaking the rules, steaming their puddings...

Of Autumn Leaves and Christmas Puddings

    ‘Making the Empire Christmas pudding’, artwork by F C Harrison produced for the Empire Marketing Board Date: 1926-39  - Note the Jamaica Rum on the table. Here in England the clocks have now reverted to GMT and although the...
From: A Parcel of Ribbons on 11 Nov 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.