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Missing Archives

Not a day goes by that I don’t miss being able to work in the archives. Travel restrictions that prevent me from going to and working in the archives I need for my research depresses me, to say the least. The fact that there is no end in sight compounds...
From: Darin Hayton on 12 Jan 2021

Dr. Dexter’s Boys

When Lydia (Woods Dexter) Curtis died at the end of 1772, her three surviving sons were all in their late teens, of age to be apprentices. They may therefore have left the household of their stepfather, Dr. Samuel Curtis.Lydia was from a large and established...
From: Boston 1775 on 19 Sep 2020

Macbeth (Berliner Ensemble) @ BE At Home

Michael Thalheimer’s 2018 production of Macbeth, as preserved in the Berliner Ensemble’s stream for its ‘BE At home’ programme during the Covid-19 lockdown, is immersed in corporeality. This is not a production in which...
From: The Bardathon on 26 May 2020

Live streaming Shakespeare during lockdown

Schaubuehne Theatre Hamlet It’s spring 2020 and many of us are confined to home in social isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic. With theatres, museums, galleries and cinemas closed, cultural organisations have been quick to announce initiatives...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 Mar 2020

Mediterranean Seminar: Symposium on Moriscos, Syracuse University, March

Memory and Polemics: A Symposium on Moriscos (2 March: Syracuse University) The conference “Memory and Polemics: A Symposium on Moriscos”  will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019, from 9:30am. to 5:00pm, at Syracuse University (Syracuse,...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 19 Feb 2019

Historias Podcast: Rowe, “Black Saints in the Early Modern Spanish World”

Historias: The Spanish History Podcast features Erin Rowe in episode 14: “Black Saints in the Early Modern Spanish World.”
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 2 Aug 2018

Spanish History Podcast: “Historias”

Foster Chamberlin has launched a new podcast on Spanish history, “Historias.”
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 25 Aug 2017

Books. Beer. What’s Not to Like?

It is a truth not universally acknowledged that Jane Austen brewed her own beer, so I have absolutely no doubt that, as she looks down upon all the events marking the bicentenary of her death, the great author would thoroughly approve of Open Book, the...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 10 Jul 2017

The Fruits of Summer in the Dead of Winter

Molly Taylor-Poleskey In the seventeenth century, life ebbed and flowed with the seasons. In my research into the court household of Berlin, I noted seasonal shifts in livery, lighting, bedtimes, and, of course, recipes. Even with these seasonal adaptations,...
From: The Recipes Project on 9 May 2017

Isaiah Berlin and the Enlightenment

Sir Isaiah Berlin, as he eventually became, was the leading British intellectual historian of his time. He was born in 1909 in Riga, on the western edge of the Russian Empire. To avoid the Revolution, his family moved to Britain, where the young Berlin...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 18 Apr 2017

Byzantine Diagram of Planetary Aspects

A manuscript table of planetary aspects in a codex of Greek mathematical works (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Phill. 1553).A sixteenth-century copy of a Byzantine diagram showing the basic astrological configurations of the planets: “Table of the...
From: Darin Hayton on 3 Dec 2016

Robbie Wokler, J. G. A. Pocock, and the Hunt for an Eighteenth-Century Usage of “Counter-Enlightenment”

In 1999, I proposed a panel on the topic “The ‘Enlightenment Project’: What is It?” to the organizers of the upcoming conference of the Northeastern division of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Judging from...
From: Persistent Enlightenment on 13 Oct 2016

The ambiguous status of Maupertuis

Peter Anstey writes… Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis (1698–1759) was one of the leading and most celebrated French natural philosophers of the eighteenth century. A competent mathematician who studied with Johann I Bernoulli, a foreign...

Piece of Skill!

I don’t usually advertise or publicise other people’s work in this blog, and I don’t usually stray beyond my usual naval and historical themes; but today, I’m making an exception. Regular readers will know that Michael Berliner,...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 20 Jun 2016

Dancing at the End of History: The Fall of the Berlin Wall and Ecstasy in Berlin

Image: “Angel in ecstasy” Photo credit: Eke Miedaner, Feb 10, 2007. By Ben Gook, CHE Associate Investigator at The University of Melbourne Around the fall of the Berlin Wall, electronic music took on a new role in the lives of many eastern...
From: Histories of Emotion on 9 Nov 2015

Historicizing Emotions at the International Congress of Historical Sciences, Jinan, 24th August 2015

 By Amy Milka, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of Adelaide.  The 22nd International Congress of Historical Sciences was held in Asia for the first time this year. The palatial surroundings of the Shandong Hotel in Jinan,...
From: Histories of Emotion on 12 Sep 2015

The Lost Life of Eva Braun

A depressingly long time ago, as a fresh faced young undergraduate at the University of Nottingham, I signed up to a module devoted to art in Nazi Germany, which was taught by Dr Fintan Cullen. Fintan and I never really got along all that well (this is...
From: Madame Guillotine on 11 Sep 2015

The ESD and the Berlin Académie

Peter Anstey writes … One good indicator of the wide dissemination of experimental philosophy in the early modern period is the extent to which it manifested itself in the institutions of the time. The first chair in experimental philosophy was...

Chekhov at the Gorki

Berlin’s Maxim Gorki Theater, under the new artistic leadership that took charge last season, has quite aggressively redefined itself as what they call a post-migrant theatre — building an ensemble deliberately designed to reflect the multi-ethnic...
From: dispositio on 9 May 2015

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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.