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British Book Illustrations

Good news, picture-seekers! If you’ve ever tried to search Luna for a picture of something specific, you’ve probably noticed that relatively few digital images match one-to-one with their source descriptions. For example, although a keyword...
From: The Collation on 18 Apr 2019

Mapping Shakespeare’s Plays: An Experiment

A guest post by Charles Webb Friends, Romans, Countrymen: lend me your eyes For the past eight months I have split my time between working at the Folger Shakespeare Library and at Dumbarton Oaks as a Dumbarton Oaks Humanities Fellow. I am fortunate to...
From: The Collation on 9 Apr 2019

And that’s IIIF to you, too

Our Crocodile mystery last week showed some crocodile tears, but the exciting part is just below our sad reptile. This illustrated Italian ducal motto is from Symbola divina & Humana pontificum, imperatorum, regum, by Jacob Typot (Frankfurt,...
From: The Collation on 5 Feb 2019

Launch of Royalpalaces.com

◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ From The Society of Antiquaries of London Online Newsletter (Salon) issue 419 (11 December 2018) . . . Royalpalaces.com Simon Thurley FSA, one-time Curator of Historic Royal Palaces (1989–97)...
From: Enfilade on 15 Dec 2018

What EXACTLY Python does

Given my impassioned proselytization of digital history, it’s not surprising that I received an email from a colleague asking a reasonable, yet hard-to-answer question: “what EXACTLY does Python do?” His name’s not important, but...
From: Skulking in Holes and Corners on 7 Dec 2018

What do beignets, a film and The Shadow Queen have in common?

This is an exciting winter for me. Not only will I be giving a keynote at the San Miguel Writers Conference in February, but my novel The Shadow Queen has been chosen as “The Big Read.” What this means is that readers all over San Miguel will...
From: Baroque Explorations on 27 Nov 2018

Resource: Journals of the House of Lords

As a follow up to my previous post on the Journals of the House of Commons, a list of freely available volumes of its companion,  the Journals of the House of Lords. Truth be told, this is a far less interesting record than those of the Commons,...
From: Alsatia on 20 Nov 2018

Resource: Journals of the House of Commons

William Blake said, “Nothing can be more contemptible than to suppose Public RECORDS to be True.” And I am bemused that I spend so much time sorting out ‘high’ texts, like the statutes, when my interests and sympathies are very...
From: Alsatia on 19 Nov 2018

Coding Elizabeth’s Court: A Digital Experiment

With Danielle Rosvally The Dataset Gathered by Marion E. Colthorpe, The Elizabethan Court Day by Day (ECDbD) is a record of the people, places, and events of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Colthorpe consulted state papers, diaries, government records,...
From: The Collation on 15 Nov 2018

Gale Publishes Papers of the Exiled Stuart Kings

A letter written in cipher, with the decoded translation beneath each line, detailing Swedish support for the planned Jacobite uprising of 1717(Royal Archives / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018) ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ ...
From: Enfilade on 13 Nov 2018

How George III’s 1809 Golden Jubilee was celebrated in Bath

On the 25th October 1809, the jubilee of King George III was celebrated across the nation. Opinion was divided as to whether the jubilee had been celebrated a year too early; 25th October 1809 was the first day of the 50th year of George III’s reign,...
From: All Things Georgian on 25 Oct 2018

University of Sheffield Theatre Royal Playbills Collection

UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD THEATRE ROYAL PLAYBILLS COLLECTION 21 playbills issued by the two Royal Patent theatres of London, the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden and the Theatre Royal , Drury Lane, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The post University...
From: Naomi Clifford on 9 Oct 2018

University of Kent

UNIVERSITY OF KENT A database of over 2,000 playbills from the University’s theatre collections, including a small number of playbills from Kent theatres. The post University of Kent appeared first on Naomi Clifford.
From: Naomi Clifford on 9 Oct 2018

Scottish Theatre Programmes database

Data on records in an extensive collection of programmes, playbills and posters from theatres and other venues, from the 19th century onwards. The post Scottish Theatre Programmes database appeared first on Naomi Clifford.
From: Naomi Clifford on 9 Oct 2018

Playbills of the Theatre Royal Edinburgh

A digitised selection of over 240 playbills from the collection of the National Library of Scotland. The post Playbills of the Theatre Royal Edinburgh appeared first on Naomi Clifford.
From: Naomi Clifford on 9 Oct 2018

British Library theatrical playbills

A research tool to find and view playbills (theatre posters) from some collections of the British Library’s theatrical playbills. 80,000 bills are currently accessible under a creative commons licence. These include playbills digitised from...
From: Naomi Clifford on 9 Oct 2018

“Making the World Over”: An Interview with a New Age of Revolution Digital Resource

***** We at Age of Revolutions (AoR) are always happy to see more online resources devoted to exploring the revolutionary era. On June 18, 2018, a new UK initiative titled “Age of Revolution – Making the World Over” went live with the...
From: Age of Revolutions on 8 Oct 2018

Resources for developing character

Books Story Genius: How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel (Before You Waste Three Years Writing 327 Pages That Go Nowhere) by Lisa Cron Believable Characters: Creating with Enneagrams by Laurie Schnebly The Writer’s...
From: Baroque Explorations on 26 Sep 2018

Experiments with early modern manuscripts and computer-aided transcription

Guest post by Minyue Dai, Carrie Yang, Reeve Ingle, and Meaghan J. Brown. Hundreds of years ago, scholars might spend hours in a library searching through thousands of pages to find a useful paragraph.Things get much easier when we can work with digitized...
From: The Collation on 13 Sep 2018

Frogs and Cats, or, Access and Privilege

I have never heard anything like those frogs. I was crunching along the gravel walkway from Historic Jamestowne back to the bus after the final reception of the Omohundro Institute conference in June. As I walked through the woods, the James River at...
From: The Junto on 5 Sep 2018

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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.