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Immigrant Servant Girls to Home Children: Following a thread in Canada West

Wendy Cameron In the 1850s and 1860s parties of assisted British emigrants arrived in Canada to work as servant girls. These young women paved the way for British child migrants now known as Home Children. Taken from situations of dire poverty by child...
From: Borealia on 15 Apr 2019

March 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (March 9, 1768).“Credit will be given till next crop for the land.” After acquiring a wharf and storehouse in the summer of 1766, William Moore turned...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Mar 2018

Information, Empire, and Roads to Revolutions

By Alyssa Zuercher Reichardt Anglo-French competition in Europe and across the globe propelled the development of early infrastructure states. While the infrastructure state was largely confined to la Métropole in eighteenth-century France,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 6 Sep 2017

Layers of reception and tiers of transmission

How do we capture evidence about the reception of women’s writing and how do we structure it for comparative purposes? In the process of data cleaning, myself and Bronagh McShane, working with original research by Emilie Murphy, have been parsing...
From: RECIRC on 26 May 2017

Using the Metadata Builder: Getting the information that you want

Yesterday, Deidre wrote about the release of our new Metadata Builder, which collates lots of available information about materials included in the Text Creation Partnership transcriptions in one place. For each corpus available, you have the option...
From: Visualizing English Print on 28 Oct 2016

The Untranscribable in EEBO

As part of Visualising English Print, I have been evaluating and validating judgments about non-English print in the Text Creation Partnership transcriptions of EEBO. I’ve been looking at texts which have been classified as non-English (or...
From: Visualizing English Print on 23 Sep 2016

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 99

When far spent night persuades each mortal eye, To whom nor art nor nature granteth light, To lay his then mark-wanting shafts of sight, Closed with their quivers, in sleep’s armoury; With windows ope then most my mind doth...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 15 Apr 2016

In Search of the Heroine’s Journey

I’ve been addicted to the theory of the Hero’s Journey as story structure since I read Cambell’s groundbreaking work,The Hero With a Thousand Faces, in high school. It’s at the core of virtually every book I admire...
From: Baroque Explorations on 12 Apr 2016

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 9

Stella, think not that I by verse seek fame, Who seek, who hope, who love, who live but thee; Thine eyes my pride, thy lips mine history; If thou praise not, all other praise is shame. Nor so ambitious am I as to frame A nest for my young praise in laurel...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 15 Dec 2015

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 89

Now that of absence the most irksome night, With darkest shade doth overcome my day; Since Stella’s eyes, wont to give me my day, Leaving my hemisphere, leave me in night; Each day seems long, and longs for long-stayed night; The night as tedious,...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 27 Nov 2015

Digital Projects at SHARP 2015 — Part 3, Jordan Howell’s Digital Bibliography Quick Start and his Robinson Crusoe Bibliographic Database

This post is the third in a series examining select digital projects showcased at the SHARP 2015 conference. It focuses not only on Jordan Michael Howell’s “Digital Bibliography Quick Start” conference demonstration but also the project,...
From: Early Modern Online Bibliography on 11 Oct 2015

Digital Projects at SHARP 2015 — Part 2 ArchBook

In a previous post we presented an overview of the SHARP 2015 Digital Showcase, with a focus on two projects and a promise to follow up with a discussion of two additional ones. This post partially fulfills that promise with a look at Richard Cunningham’s...
From: Early Modern Online Bibliography on 23 Aug 2015

The cat sat on … the dog’s mat

I’ve not been blogging very much, mostly because I’m crashing through a 3rd draft of The Game of Hope, the working title of my YA novel about Hortense de Beauharnais. But I’ve also been slow to blog because has been...
From: Baroque Explorations on 25 Jul 2014

Sprague House.

I think I am correct in saying that the Sprague house was of Medieval period design, but built in the 18th century. Very interesting.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 28 Jun 2013

Evelina: Letters Send a Message About Format Importance

Frances Burney’s work, Evelina, Les Liaisons Dangereuses being one notable example and also written in the eighteenth century. What does this say, that the story of a woman navigating the social scene is best told through a series of letters, scrawled...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 25 Mar 2013

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:{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.