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Shakespeare annotated: John Milton’s First Folio

(c) Christ’s College, University of Cambridge; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation Over the last few weeks the hottest story in Shakespeare studies has been the identification of a First Folio in the Free Library of Philadelphia’s...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 11 Oct 2019

Milton’s Odyssey: The Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary Service of Georgia’s John Milton

Georgia’s fragile independence within the new American republic was shattered on December 29, 1778, when British troops attacked Savannah. Despite clear signs that the... The post Milton’s Odyssey: The Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary...

Is Brexit another Revolution?

A touch of history, frustrations with Brexit, regret for my family, and coming from Sunderland. … More Is Brexit another Revolution?
From: Writing Privacy on 15 Mar 2019

Christopher Hill, Andrew Marvell, and the Dissenting Tradition

I owe much of my interest in the seventeenth century to the late historian, Christopher Hill (1912-2003). I went to see Justin Champion deliver an impassioned defence of Hill and his work at a memorial lecture in Newark. … More Christopher Hill,...
From: Writing Privacy on 6 Nov 2018

May Blogroll: Digital Bibliography Edition

¶ Dear readers, ¶ As a researcher, the internet and the mass of digital projects in recent years has evened the playing field unlike that of any previous generation. The out-pouring of open-source and digitization projects of materials already...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 16 May 2017

Marvell, Dryden, and the Horatian Ode

There is no hard evidence that Andrew Marvell’s 'Horatian Ode' ever left his hands. Yet, it may have come to John Dryden’s attention. How is Dryden the privileged one? A brief study of hard and soft evidence. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 16 Feb 2017

British Milton Seminar (March 2016)

The 53rd British Milton Seminar took place at the Birmingham and Midland Institute on Saturday 12th March 2016, featuring papers on laughing, smiling, 'erring' and commercialising in Paradise Lost. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 13 Mar 2016

Newberry Milton Seminar: Mary Nyquist

Saturday, November 21, noon to 2:30 Milton Seminar Mary Nyquist, University of Toronto “Graeco-Roman Antityrannicism in Milton and Hobbes” For full details and to register to attend, see:
From: Early Modern Workshop on 12 Nov 2015

Coveting the remnants of history

It had been there for years and while I was aware of its presence, I’d never really looked at it before. The frame was old,  mid-twentieth century perhaps. It was shabby, dark, and crumbling away at the corners. The glass was dusty...
From: Restoration London on 29 Aug 2015

History Today column: Charlie Hebdo and the judgement of history

As I write this, millions of people are on the streets of France to protest about the murders of eight writers and artists at Charlie Hebdo, of four Jewish patrons of a kosher food store, and of three police officers. Much comment in the media has identified...
From: Mathew Lyons on 23 Mar 2015

British Milton Seminar / Milton and America

A summary of the 51st British Milton Seminar held in Birmingham in March 2015, and the fourth annual Milton lecture, 'Milton and America', delivered by Thomas Corns at the Mercers' Hall in London. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 17 Mar 2015

Hurd and Milton

Bishop Hurd had a great admiration for the poems of John Milton. The margins of his copies are...
From: The Hurd Library on 15 Mar 2015

The Early Modern Career

A review of the British Academy sponsored Early Modern Career event at the University of Birmingham on 2nd May 2014. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 24 May 2014

Two perfect provenances

In 1747, three years after the death of Alexander Pope in 1744, Bishop Hurd’s friend, the poet William Mason, wrote a poem about it: The vignette on the titlepage shows Pope being  welcomed to whichever part of heaven was reserved for great poets...
From: The Hurd Library on 20 Aug 2013

An Eye to Every Storm: An Epilogue, 2012

Dedicated to the few and faithful. These end-of-year epilogues have become invariably sad affairs. Of course, I would prefer that it was different, but I still believe that they help me channel energies in a better way. Finding Answers Last year –...
From: Writing Privacy on 3 Jan 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:{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.