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Your search for posts with tags containing BookHistShef found 12 posts

Chaos in the Commonplace Book

Alison Horgan unravelled the complexities of commonplace book structures in her talk for Book History @ Sheffield. Intriguing spaces where chaos is both allowed free rein and corralled by organisational principles, commonplace books create new poetic...
From: SCEMS on 29 Jun 2017

Rethinking Time via the Early Modern Almanac

Back in the crisp days of March, Book History @ Sheffield heard a fabulous paper from Sheffield PhD student, Catherine Evans. In her talk, ‘Pleating Time in Early Modern Almanacs’, Catherine reported back on archival research completed during...
From: SCEMS on 19 Jun 2017

Printing Agents: A New Book History Project at SCEMS

  June 28th will see the first formal gathering of Printing Agents, a new network established to galvanise research into the connections between print culture and regional identity. This network has collaborators from SCEMS, the Eighteenth-Century...
From: SCEMS on 16 Jun 2017

Miscellanies, a Disappearing Poet and a Metaphysical Jester

When does a commonplace book become a miscellany? When does a miscellany become a text book and when is John Donne not a metaphysical poet? In the eighteenth century, that’s when. Adam Rounce’s article in the current edition of Eighteenth-Century...
From: SCEMS on 2 Mar 2017

Dutch Politics in the Sheffield Vaults

Making a pointOn a superb visit to Western Bank Library’s Special Collections – hosted by the wonderful archivist, Amanda Bernstein – we went to the deepest darkest dungeon to admire the University’s extensive rare book collection....
From: SCEMS on 10 Feb 2017

Lost Books

SCEMS member and occasional book historian Dr Iona Hine offers some reflections based on her recent review of Lost Books (ed. Andrew Pettegree & Flavia Bruni; Leiden: Brill, 2016) How do you know when a book gets lost? Lost Books has plenty of punchy...
From: SCEMS on 11 Jan 2017

Book History Activities this Autumn (Spring, & beyond…)

True to our aims of engaging with our ‘interdiscipline’ in a range of ways, Book History @ Sheffield will be convening in different intellectual modes during the autumn semester and thereafter, bringing together research, theory and pedagogy....
From: SCEMS on 12 Oct 2016

Book History & the Nineteenth Century

On Thursday 10th November, Séan Williams and Amber Regis will be bringing Book History @ Sheffield into the nineteenth century!  In collaboration with the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies we will explore what Book History means for work...
From: SCEMS on 7 Oct 2016

Ben Jonson: registration now open

The workes of Beniamin Jonson. Copy from University of Sheffield Special Collections.Registration is now open for ‘Ben Jonson’s Workes and Their Contexts’, an interdisciplinary conference marking the 400th anniversary of Ben Jonson’s...
From: SCEMS on 6 Oct 2016

News: Utopia at the British Library

Photograph by Tony Antoniou, courtesy of the British Library.SCEMS’ Cathy Shrank and Phil Withington have both contributed to a contemporary addition to the British Library’s Treasures Gallery: “Visions of Utopia”. Marking the...
From: SCEMS on 2 Aug 2016

On a semester of book history

Book History @ Sheffield is one whole semester old! In spring and early summer we held three research events, each leading to lively discussion: Marcus Nevitt presented his work on newsbooks in revolutionary England to a packed house. Marcus exposed the...
From: SCEMS on 26 Jul 2016

Book History at Sheffield (#BookHistShef)

Rachel Stenner’s #Shelfie (see A new Sheffield network for enthusiasts of all things book historical met for the first time last week.  Its aim is to create a space for collaboration...
From: SCEMS on 19 Feb 2016

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.