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The Captivating Captains – Now on Kindle Unlimited!

As we prepare for the forthcoming release of our Regency romcom, The Captain and the Theatrical, what better time to get to know some other captivating captains?For a limited time, the Captivating Captains series is available in Kindle Unlimited...

It’s like asking how you are…

…no-one really wants to know the true answer. At least that’s what my fiend said when I told him a few months ago that I’d decided to be honest about my precarity. Well, maybe people don’t, but maybe we should tell them...
From: Early Modern Ballads on 3 Jul 2019

Cornwall in May

Chyauster — remains of a third century settlement where people mined and farmed not far from the sea Dear friends and readers, For my trip to the UK this year, to Cornwall a few weeks ago, I wrote my travelogues on my other two blogs as most of...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 22 Jun 2019

Writing about Murder Knocks Twice

The launch of MURDER KNOCKS TWICE has been such a whirlwind!  But I do enjoy meeting readers at my book events, and telling new stories about my research and writing.I've also had the chance to write a few blog posts on different aspects of my research...
From: Susanna Calkins, Author on 26 May 2019

On beginning (again) with Sarah Waters

In Canada, I have a tall narrow shelf of books—one of many shelves of books I have in our house. This one includes poetry, novels I’m either reading or would like to read, and an embarrassing number of books on writing. I am a collector, apparently,...
From: Baroque Explorations on 17 May 2019

An Infamous Mistress: a peep at her brother’s hand

We have pored over many eighteenth and nineteenth-century documents in the course of our research. Letters, diaries, legal documents, wills, you name it, we’ve probably struggled through it, including cross-hatched letters which take an eternity...
From: All Things Georgian on 9 May 2019

A Practical Handbook for … writers?

One of the books I have in San Miguel is A Practical Handbook for the Actor, by Bruder, Cohn, Olnek and Pollack. It was a useful book to consult when writing about actors in The Shadow Queen, but it’s now and again also mentioned as a useful book...
From: Baroque Explorations on 29 Apr 2019

Tornadoes & Whirlwinds in 18C America

1750 Joseph Badger (American Colonial Era artist, 1798-1765) Mrs. Nathaniel Brown (Anna Porter Brown) Beneath the Gathering CloudsI had suspected that tornadoes were usually called whirwinds in 18C America. As one man wrote in the 1739 Boston Newsletter,...
From: 18th-century American Women on 28 Apr 2019

Where have I been?

Where have I been? When we arrived in San Miguel de Allende (Mexico) over five months ago, I went on a blogging spree. I was inspired, in part, by the refreshing wonder of fast internet. A month later, I stopped writing blog posts, getting down to...
From: Baroque Explorations on 15 Apr 2019

Finding inspiration in 1920s headlines

Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963); Dec 5, 1929; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune pg. 16 Every writer I know is regularly asked, "Where do you get your ideas?" Some authors love this question, some hate it. For me, I'm somewhere in between.With...
From: Susanna Calkins, Author on 6 Apr 2019

When to avoid being creative on a university website

A few thoughts about where straight-talking is the best option on HE websites. … More When to avoid being creative on a university website
From: Writing Privacy on 28 Mar 2019


GUEST CURATOR: Zachary Dubreuil What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (March 20, 1769). “Wants Employment.” This advertisement caught my eye because of the “Wants Employment”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Mar 2019

Around the Table: Library Chat

Welcome to the latest Around the Table and return to the Recipes Project Library Chat! Today we travel to the Osler Library of the History of Medicine at McGill University in Montreal. I am delighted to speak with Dr. Mary Yearl, Head Librarian at Osler...
From: The Recipes Project on 7 Mar 2019

Portrait of 18C American Women

1750 Joseph Badger 1708-1765 Faith Savage Waldo Mrs Cornelius Worcester Mus Art
From: 18th-century American Women on 21 Feb 2019

A Late Summer Night's Dream

We’re super excited to announce that our newest novella, A Late Summer Night’s Dream, is now available worldwide! Read on for more details and an excerpt.BUY IT NOWAmong Oxford’s dreaming spires, can a widowed professor and a wide-eyed...

The digital architect: student finance at Greenwich

I’ve just completed a project to revamp the student finance section on the University of Greenwich website. Here’s how it happened. … More The digital architect: student finance at Greenwich
From: Writing Privacy on 10 Feb 2019

February 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (February 8, 1769). “WRITING PAPER of different sorts to be sold at the Printing-Office for cash.” James Johnston, the printer of the Georgia Gazette,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Feb 2019

Around the Table: Publisher Chat

Welcome to the first Publisher Chat as part of our new series, Around the Table, in which I will occasionally be talking to editors and publishers of journals and book series dealing with topics related to historic recipes. Today I am chatting with Allen...
From: The Recipes Project on 7 Feb 2019

“thank you my dear Preceptor”

MARY “POLLY” STEVENSON was grateful for the long letter Benjamin Franklin wrote her justifying the study of insects as part of her education. Wanstead, where Polly was caring for an aunt, was not very far from Franklin’s lodgings on...
From: In the Words of Women on 28 Jan 2019

Historical simulacra: breathing life into the digital dead

 The blog post that follows is adapted from the text of a short presentation I gave to a symposium held at the Unviersity of Sussex on the 18th of January 2019 - Subjectivity, Self-Narratives and the History of Emotions. It was organised by my excellent...
From: Historyonics on 26 Jan 2019

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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:{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.