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“Revealing Recipes” Workshop Video Now Available

The 2021 “Revealing Recipes: Top Tips from Early Modern Women” workshop is now available  here. Hosted by the Wellcome Collection and organized in tandem the Royal College of Physicians, the event kicked off EMROC’s annual transcribathon,...
From: emroc on 23 Apr 2021

My journey towards knotty history with the Recipes Project – reflections of a medical herbalist

by Anne Stobart Starting from a science background ‘That is bad history!’ scowled my history lecturer back a decade or so. Yikes, what could I have done wrong? I felt struck down, so ashamed to have committed some major error, even deserving...
From: The Recipes Project on 23 Nov 2017

Herbal History Research Network: A recipe for collaboration

Anne Stobart outlines the history of the Herbal History Research Network. Need for herbal history research Historical recipes contain many plant ingredients, indeed my own recipe database on seventeenth-century household medicine shows 78% of ingredients...
From: The Recipes Project on 2 Mar 2017

‘Take the sprigs of Oak trees’: Medicinal recipes and tree ingredients

By Anne Stobart As a herbal practitioner, I have long been interested in historical uses of trees from folklore to domestic practices related to health. Recently, I have been looking at early modern medicinal recipes to consider how people might have...
From: The Recipes Project on 8 Nov 2016

LOCATING TRADITIONAL PLANT KNOWLEDGE IN HOUSEHOLD RECIPES: PART 4

By Anne Stobart This is the last of four posts about my investigation into traditionally used native (folkloric) plants in medicinal seventeenth-century recipes. In the first two posts (here and here) I looked at the most frequently appearing plants and...
From: The Recipes Project on 3 May 2016

Locating traditional plant knowledge in household recipes: Part 3

By Anne Stobart I have been following up my interest as a medical herbalist/historical researcher in native plants in medicinal recipes. This is my third post about plants with longstanding traditional uses and their inclusion as ingredients in early...
From: The Recipes Project on 26 Apr 2016

Locating traditional plant knowledge, Part 2

By Anne Stobart Recently, I have been looking at plant ingredients in medicinal recipes of seventeenth-century England. In my last post I wrote about the 40 native plants I am considering, especially plantain and betony (Locating traditional...
From: The Recipes Project on 28 May 2015

Locating traditional plant knowledge in household recipes

By Anne Stobart I have been revisiting my database of seventeenth-century medicinal recipes to look at plant ingredients and their sources. It is striking how spices and other imported items were frequent ingredients in medicinal recipes, both in household...
From: The Recipes Project on 12 Mar 2015

The Working of Herbs, Part 8: A Protocol for Evaluating Herbal Efficacy

By Anne Stobart In a series of posts I have explored how we can know whether herbs might have really worked. It seems quite a while since the first post where I raised some historiographical questions (Part 1). In this … Continue reading →
From: The Recipes Project on 27 May 2014

The Working of Herbs, Part 7: Preparing Herbs Together in a Recipe

By Anne Stobart In a previous post I looked at how herbs in a recipe might work medicinally. But medicinal recipes rarely contain a single ingredient (which would be known as a ‘simple’), and so we should also assess how … Continue reading →
From: The Recipes Project on 20 Mar 2014

The Working of Herbs, Part 6: Herb Actions and the Importance of Family

By Anne Stobart Previously I considered  issues relating to herb efficacy and how to evaluate herbs and their effectiveness in recipes. Here I review the active constituents and actions of plants in a seventeenth-century recipe for ‘after throwes’...
From: The Recipes Project on 4 Feb 2014

The Working of Herbs, Part 5: Medicinal Herb Constituents and Actions

By Anne Stobart In this post I look at some plant constituents and actions. I am especially interested in the plants in a seventeenth-century recipe introduced in Working of Herbs, Part 2. Previously I raised issues related to finding out … Continue...
From: The Recipes Project on 7 Jan 2014

The Working of Herbs, Part 4: The Herb Monograph

By Anne Stobart In my previous posts I have raised issues about looking at medicinal herbs in terms of contemporary and modern understandings (see the Working of Herbs, Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3). My interest stems from my … Continue reading →
From: The Recipes Project on 3 Dec 2013

The Working of Herbs, Part 3: Herb Qualities and Indications

By Anne Stobart In my previous posts on the Working of Herbs (Part 1 and Part 2) I flagged up some problems in finding out how medicinal herbs might really work, or finding reliable sources on herbal ‘efficacy’. I set … Continue reading...
From: The Recipes Project on 10 Nov 2013

The Working of Herbs: Take One Herbal Recipe

By Anne Stobart In the first post of this series, I flagged up some problems in finding out how herbs might work in a medicinal recipe. The question of medicinal herbs and their historical efficacy is a rather difficult area.[1] … Continue reading...
From: The Recipes Project on 15 Oct 2013

The Working of Herbs: Did Herbal Recipe Ingredients Really Work?

By Anne Stobart As a clinical herbal practitioner with a research background in the history of medicine, I am sometimes asked the question: ‘Did the herbs work?’. In this post, the first of a series (The Working of Herbs), I … Continue...
From: The Recipes Project on 10 Oct 2013

Recipe [book] studies: an editor’s postscript

By Sara Pennell As some of you may already be aware, I and another contributor to this blog, Michelle DiMeo, have finally seen the publication of the volume Reading and Writing Recipe Books, 1550-1800 (MUP) in August 2013, almost five … Continue...
From: The Recipes Project on 5 Sep 2013

A ‘Not-Recipe’: An Expression of Frustration in Medical Matters

By Anne Stobart When is a recipe not a recipe? In my experience in research in the history of medicine, a recipe is part of a readily recognizable genre – each one includes elements such as a set of ingredients, instructions, indications and other...
From: The Recipes Project on 1 May 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:

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.