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Lack of Foresight – Fortune Telling

We have previously written about fortune telling, a matter which was very popular during the Georgian era, so today we have a couple of short stories to share with you on the subject. In April 1801 John Rowe was indicted for defrauding Sarah Hall of the...
From: All Things Georgian on 19 Nov 2019

An Alien UFO was Sighted over #Scotland in 1685 #History #UFO

It sounds like one of Erich von Däniken’s claims of ancient alien contact, but remarkable evidence shows that alien UFOs did visit Scotland in the Seventeenth Century. Did the Scottish Covenanters have a close encounter with an alien spacecraft...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 1 Apr 2019

Seeing Ninagawa: Macbeth and Titus

  This week at the Shakespeare Institute was a particularly exciting one. A delegation of colleagues from Waseda University in Tokyo came to see us and speak about the late, great theatre director, Yukio Ninagawa. Their visit coincided with the Ninagawa...
From: Digital Shakespeares on 8 Oct 2017

Martin Martin, experimental philosophy and Baconian natural history

Peter Anstey writes… Sometimes we can appreciate the impact of a new way of thinking or a new movement by examining the views and writings of those on the periphery or of minor, lesser-known figures. Such is the case with [...]

Tampons, induced vomiting, and Shakespeare’s King John

He greeted me as he always does when I come home. Through the frosted glass of the front door, I could see him perched atop the shoe bench, a shaggy black mass shimmying in excitement as I unlocked the door. He twirled. He jumped. I gave him some pets....
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 23 Oct 2016

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 105

Unhappy sight, and hath she vanished by, So near, in so good time, so free a place? Dead glass, dost thou thy object so embrace As what my heart still sees, thou canst not spy? I swear by her I love and lack, that I Was not in fault, who bent...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 29 Jun 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Senses in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: Sight and Visual Perception

University College Dublin, 11–12 March 2016Proposals for papers are invited for The Senses in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: Sight and Visual Perception, which aims to provide an international and interdisciplinary forum for researchers with an...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 11 Mar 2016

“A medicine to Clarifye the Eyesighte.”

By Monterey Hall In my previous post, I discussed Mistress Vernam and her contribution to Lady Frances Catchmay’s Booke of Medicins (https://f.hypotheses.org/879).  I had run across a single possible match for Mistress Vernam in the genealogical...
From: emroc on 7 Mar 2016

Prophet Peden and the Pocket Watches: ‘The Earl is this Minute Fallen’ #History #Scotland

In mid June, 1685, as the Argyll Rising crumbled around Glasgow, a group of Covenanters came out in support of him in Galloway. Unfortunately for them, as they drew together for the rebellion, the earl of Argyll was captured just as his forces won a small...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 Nov 2015

The Highland Host at Hardhill and the Second Sight in 1678 #History

In his spiritual autobiography, James Nisbet vividly records the appearance the Highland Host at his father’s house near Newmilns, Ayrshire. The Highland irregulars were sent to encourage the Western whigs into conformity with the church settlement....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 31 Oct 2015

The Entry of a Witch Finder into Glasgow, Samuel Pepys and the Second Sight

The entry of Janet Douglas, a famed dumb seer and discoverer of witches, into Glasgow in early 1677 led to wild reception as ‘the people in great numbers ran out to meet her’. Her later reception by ‘vast crowds’ at Edinburgh was even greater....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Mar 2015

Moving to Denmark!

My exciting research period in Copenhagen started on March 1, 2013. I found a beautiful one-bedroom flat at Blågårds Plads in the vibrant district of Nørrebro, about 10 minutes walk from the busy train station Nørreport (though I soon discovered that...
From: Global Encounters on 11 Aug 2013

Charles Willson Peale’s “Riffle with a Tellescope to it”

Peale self portrait, circa 1782-1785 When one thinks of a telescopic sight on a rifle one does not think of the Revolutionary War.  However strange, there was one documented rifle with a telescopic sight.  It was conceived and test fired by a very...

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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Caveats and Work in Progress

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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

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This is the basic structure:

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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.