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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

18CRG Autumn programme

Sheffield’s postgraduate-run Eighteenth Century Reading Group has expanded its remit for 2016-2017. Coordinator Alison Horgan advises on what’s happening, and how to get involved: Coming up next Tuesday (11th October), we welcome Stephen...
From: SCEMS on 5 Oct 2016

UCL Renaissance Latin Reading Group

Timothy Demetris (UCL Italian) will be running the UCL Renaissance Latin Reading Group again this coming term (Term One of the new academic year).The UCL Renaissance Latin Reading Group is a reading group focused on Latin texts from the Renaissance period...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 3 Oct 2016

GKC Summer Reading Plans

Our Greater Wichita Chesterton reading group will wrap up its discussion of the three final essays in The Well and the Shallows tonight: "An Explanation", "Why Protestants Prohibit", and "Where is the Paradox?" The first two essays are responses to reactions...

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From: SCEMS on 8 Jan 2016

November Blogroll: Miscellanies Edition

This year the Early Modern Reading Group—an IPRH-affiliated reading and discussion group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—is focusing on sonnet sequences and recent criticism on the form. Our reading will range from Philip...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 6 Nov 2015

9/28 EMRG Event

You are warmly invited to join the Early Modern Reading Group (EMRG) for our first meeting of the semester: Monday, 28 September, 5:00PM in EB 104. For those unfamiliar with this IPRH-sponsored group, we meet monthly to discuss primary and secondary readings...
From: Early Modern Workshop on 17 Sep 2015

Chesterton's Sanctity in THE ATLANTIC

James Parker writes about "Saint" Gilbert:If the Catholic Church makes G. K. Chesterton a saint—as an influential group of Catholics is proposing it should—the story of his enormous coffin may become rather significant. Symbolic, even parabolic. Chesterton’s...

Our next event—How to Keep Your (Georgian) Man—is on this Tuesday!

Filed under: Events Tagged: eighteenth century, Eliza Haywood, gender, Georgians, John Gregory, reading group, sexuality, William Hogarth
From: CRECS// on 16 Mar 2015

G.K. Chesterton's "The Thing: Why I Am a Catholic"

Our Wichita chapter of the American Chesterton Society is reading The Thing: Why I am a Catholic from Volume III of the Ignatius Press editions of G.K. Chesterton's Collected Works. As the publisher describes the volume, it is:  A collection of five...

Defining Domestic Space

Yesterday we held a reading group with our project members on the theme of ‘Domestic Space’. We try to conduct these thematic meetings on a monthly basis during the academic term. During our sessions, we discuss previous scholarship and current literature...

Reading Group 15th October

A reminder that the next meeting of the Reading Group is this Wednesday, 16 Oct in Arts 2.18. Tessa Chynoweth and Anna Kretschmer will be introducing visual sources pertaining to their postgraduate research in the Centre. All welcome. Doing things...

The Everlasting Man and an Odious Assignment

Our Wichita, Kansas chapter of the American Chesterton Society meets tonight at Eighth Day Books at 6:30. If you are in Wichita, like Chesterton, bookstores, and refreshments, it's the place to be tonight. Except for the assignment we've been given. It's...

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.