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Many Worlds of Eighteenth-Century Britain: Apurba Chatterjee reports from the #EMForum

On 12 May 2016, the Early Modern Discussion Group welcomed two Sheffield-based eighteenth-century researchers with a shared interest in masculinities, Kate Gibson and Lauren Nixon. Session Chair Apurba Chatterjee (a first-year PhD student in History)...
From: SCEMS on 27 May 2016

Rodney Stark and "Distinguished Bigots"

Rodney Stark is  Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences at Baylor University, co-director of the university's Institute for Studies of Religion, and founding editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion. He has written...

Reports of seismic activity in 18th century England

As our regular readers will, by now be aware, we blog about everything and anything from Georgian times so, with that in mind, we have ventured, somewhat bizarrely, into the realms of seismology (the study of earthquakes) and thought we would take a look...
From: All Things Georgian on 5 May 2016

Scotland and Catholic Revival

Once a name pops up, it keeps popping up! Here's George Mackay Brown again, this time in an article by Tracey Rowland for The Catholic World Report:On a recent trip to Scotland Bishop Gilbert of Aberdeen asked me whether I was familiar with the Scottish...

Poldark Rebooted: 40 Years On

Robin Ellis as the Rev Halse and Aidan Turner as Ross (2015 Poldark) “Halse: “No doubt the common people you mix with have blunted your faculties as to what may or may not be said in polite society.” Ross: “No I agree they alter...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 23 Apr 2016

Deserter a Day 5 (of 5)

Deserter advertisements and runaway notices, fascinating though they are, provide only single elements of what were certainly more complex stories. In rare cases, further research reveals much more about a person. Take this ad, for example: Twenty Dollars...

Deserter a Day 4 (of 5)

The soldiers from several German principalities who were contracted to supplement the British army in America are often called mercenaries, a misnomer propagated during the war itself to vilify these soldiers and enhance the impression of British oppression....

Deserter a Day 3 (of 5)

Desertion was as much a problem for the British army as it was for the American. Once the war began, however, British officers seldom placed ads for deserters in newspapers. This may be because the British army was largely confined to areas around major...

Deserter a Day 2 (of 5)

The deserter advertisement presented today illustrates several important facets of the Continental Army. Looking at this list of thirteen deserters, we see: Men born on both sides of the Atlantic A variety of ages A soldier accompanied by his wife Some...

Deserter a Day 1 (of 5)

Newspapers are among our favorite things at Journal of the American Revolution, providing endless information and insight about America’s Revolutionary era. In addition to news, notices, and opinion pieces, newspapers carried advertising that reveals...

When Uppsala came to stay: #emUUShef Workshop Commentary by Apurba Chatterjee and Tom Rusbridge

Apurba Chatterjee and Tom Rusbridge are first year PhD students in the Department of History. Both attended the workshop and ate the biscuits.   On March 10th and 11th SCEMS hosted a joint workshop with the Research Node in Early Modern Cultural...
From: SCEMS on 4 Apr 2016

Blessed John Henry Newman and His Letters

Edward Short writes a review of Father Roderick Strange's new book, John Henry Newman: A Portrait in Letters, for The Catholic World Report:In John Henry Newman: A Portrait in Letters, Father Roderick Strange brilliantly distills Newman’s approximately...

The Anglican Ordinariate in the UK, Five Year Status Update

Joanna Bogle updates her readers in The Catholic World Report on the status of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham after celebrating its five year anniversary this January:Sunday Masses, weekday lunchtime Masses, processions for special...

Music for Lent: William Byrd, et al.

R.J. Stove writes for The Catholic World Report, suggesting music for Lent:Apologies if readers’ individual favorites have been omitted, but such omissions are inescapable. A playlist truly illustrative of Lenten music down the ages would be Wagnerian...

The Seizure of the Virginia Gazette, or Norfolk Intelligencer

On April 20, 1775, John Hunter Holt announced to the public his recent acquisition of the Norfolk newspaper, the Virginia Gazette or Norfolk Intellingencer. For a newspaper that had only been in print since 1774, this sudden change in ownership was more...

A Brief Publication History of the “Times That Try Men’s Souls”

Thomas Paine’s sensational pamphlet Common Sense, published anonymously in January of 1776, has a singular place of importance in the literature of the American Revolutionary era. So famous was the title that Paine would adopt it as a sobriquet...

A corpus linguist reflects on a historian’s masterclass

Naomi Tadmor: The semantic analysis of keywords in context Dr Seth Mehl, Research Associate on the Linguistic DNA project ( writes: On 30 October, I was delighted to attend Professor Naomi Tadmor’s masterclass, arranged by SCEMS....
From: SCEMS on 24 Nov 2015

Trollope Bicentennial Conference: Leuven (4): Mother, Irish and Formal Trollope

[Pray do not read; as yet unfinished; I must add links, correct, and provide an ending] “Is it the poor house, yer honor?” (Rod Walters, illustration for Folio Society Castle Richmond) Dear friends and readers, This is my fourth and last...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 30 Oct 2015

Trollope Bicentennial Conference, Leuven (2)

19th century illustration: Mudie’s Circulating Library Dear friends and readers, A full week has gone by since I posted my first report on the recent Trollope Conference held in Leuven, Belgium, at the Irish college. I covered somewhat less than...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 16 Oct 2015

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.