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BOOK REVIEW: JANE AUSTEN’S BEST FRIEND

I’ve always been intrigued by the friendship between Jane Austen and Martha Lloyd. (Who wouldn’t want to be close friends with Jane Austen?) When I saw Zöe Wheddon’s new book, Jane Austen’s Best Friend: The Life and Influence...
From: Jane Austen's World on 10 May 2021

For the Teacher: Creating an online high school class project on Northanger Abbey that engages students

The Matthews Project Introduction: Inquiring readers, The teacher who supervised the creation of this project, Ben John Wiebracht, contacted Vic Sanborn of Jane Austen’s World in the summer of 2020 to propose a research project his students would...
From: Jane Austen's World on 2 May 2021

Review of The Secret Life of Miss Mary Bennet, and an Interview with Author Katherine Cowley

Vic’s Review Imagine a mystery novel that features Mary Bennet as its investigative heroine! Author Katherine Cowley’s choice of Mary, the largely unnoticed Bennet daughter in Pride and Prejudice, piqued my interest. While Cowley kept some...
From: Jane Austen's World on 18 Apr 2021

An Interview with Jasmine A. Stirling, Author of A Most Clever Girl

After sharing my book review of A Most Clever Girl: How Jane Austen Discovered Her Voice by Jasmine A. Stirling, I had the great pleasure of interviewing Jasmine about her background, her writing process, and the inspiration behind her book. Thank you...
From: Jane Austen's World on 12 Apr 2021

Easter in Jane Austen’s Day: a pastiche of information

Happy Easter, gentle readers. Many of the customs followed in the early 19th century by Jane Austen and her family are still followed today in one fashion or another. For this blog post, I have gathered information already known to many, and some that...
From: Jane Austen's World on 4 Apr 2021

Romantic London and Horwood’s Map

Horwood's Map of London and surrounding cities and boroughs allow readers and researchers a closeup view of London in the late 18th-early 19th centuries.
From: Jane Austen's World on 17 Mar 2021

Turnspit Dogs

When I visited Bath in the U.K., I made a point of seeing No. 1 Royal Crescent, a fascinating museum whose interior was decorated in the Georgian style in the late 18th century/early 19th century. One had the feeling when entering the house that it may...
From: Jane Austen's World on 23 Feb 2021

JANE AUSTEN’S SURREY: The Novels as Inspiration by Tony Grant

Inquiring readers: While our world travels have been curtailed during the COVID-19 pandemic, we can think of no better a way to take a tour than with Tony Grant, who has served as a guide in Jane Austen country for many years. Map of Surrey Jane Austen...
From: Jane Austen's World on 13 Feb 2021

Twenty Book suggestions with Annotations from the Jane Austen’s World’s Writing Team

Inquiring readers: The lists in this blog post describe us (Vic, Rachel, Brenda, and Tony) and our interests to a tee. If we were to remove our names heralding our choices, you could probably guess who chose which list. The books mentioned are those that...
From: Jane Austen's World on 31 Jan 2021

Jane Austen and Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary

What dictionary might Jane Austen have consulted? And how did Samuel Johnson undertake the monumental task of putting together a dictionary of the whole English language?
From: Jane Austen's World on 25 Jan 2021

The Vyne, The Chute Family & The Austens, by Tony Grant

Inquiring readers: One of the activities I have missed the most during this year of the COVID-19 is traveling abroad. In this blog post, Tony Grant takes us on a tour to The Vyne, which is one of England’s grand houses closely associated with Jane...
From: Jane Austen's World on 17 Jan 2021

New Beginnings at Chawton Cottage

One might say that Austen herself was living in her own ideal setting at Chawton: As she wrote to Anna Austen in 1814, “You are now collecting your People delightfully, getting them exactly into such a spot as is the delight of my life;—3...
From: Jane Austen's World on 11 Jan 2021

A Day in Catherine Morland’s Bath

This article is by the teacher and students of “Advanced Topics: Love Stories” at Stanford Online High School. It is part of a class-wide project to explore the city that so dazzled Catherine Morland, but about which Austen herself had mixed...
From: Jane Austen's World on 4 Jan 2021

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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:

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For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

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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.