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Studying in the book of another’s notes

By Sara Marie Westh I am back, with another question from the Halliwell-Phillipps notebooks for our brilliant readers to ponder, since the last query yielded such a wealth of suggestions. Once again, my thanks to you all for your help as archival...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 23 Nov 2018

Bootleg Puppets

By Daisy Edwards, Bootleg Puppets Photography by Hayley Fearnley When I became a University student I slowly forgot how desperately young people, families, and children needed art and theatre. Theatre was so accessible as a student, our University...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 9 Oct 2018

Finding Shakespeare Blog Round-up: September 2017

Take a look at the latest blog posts from the collections team at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Sharing Shakespeare Souvenirs: The Postcards (1 September) Postcards have long provided affordable souvenirs and offer a fascinating record of change...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 1 Oct 2017

Salomé at the Swan

By Drs Sarah-Jane Fenton, Research Fellow, Mental Health & Wellbeing Unit, Warwick Medical School and Anjna Chouhan, Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Matthew Tennyson as Salomé. Copyright the RSC....
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 18 Jul 2017

Where Historians Work: Q&A with Anne Petersen of Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation

Today, Katy chats with Dr. Anne Petersen, Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, about dynamic history interpretation and navigating the complexities of a "dual identity" in graduate school.
From: The Junto on 6 Jul 2017

Louis Marder Scholarship 2017

Louis Marder Are you studying Shakespeare at college, university, or for leisure? Are you going to be using the archives or library of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust? If so, you might be interested in applying for the Louis Marder Shakespeare Centre...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 1 May 2017

Illustrating Shakespeare: A History of Roman Representations in Printed Texts

By Ella Hawkins, SBT Research Advocate Ella Hawkins is currently completing a Midlands3Cities-funded placement with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust as part of her PhD studies in design for Shakespeare. In the coming weeks, Ella will be publishing...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 7 Mar 2017

Spring events in Stratford-upon-Avon

The Birthplace before its restoration, around 1847 Fresh for 2017, there is quite a crop of new ideas and events for the Shakespeare-lover in Stratford-upon-Avon. In particular, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust have come up with some different...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 25 Feb 2017

To Tell Our Story: British Black and Asian Shakespeare

October is Black History month. In an earlier post in October 2012 I discussed the impact of Paul Robeson’s return to the English stage as Othello in the 1959 production at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. Today’s blog...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 29 Oct 2015

Magna Carta and Shakespeare’s The Life and Death of King John

Magna Carta (the Great Charter); one of the most famous documents in the world, is 800 years old! “The Charter of Runnymede”, as it was first known, was granted by King John (1199-1216) in June 1215, following open rebellion by many of his...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 16 Jun 2015

Back to School with the Trust’s Collections

Volunteers, Helen and Victoria, are currently undertaking an audit of the museum collection stored at the Shakespeare Centre. They are opening boxes to discover the items in order to check their condition, their accession status and the data the Trust...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 1 Sep 2014

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.