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Hearing and Speaking the Law in Medieval England

By Sara M. Butler; posted 21 February 2020. A recent article in the Journal of Legal History by Gwen Seabourne addresses one of the more unusual requirements of medieval law. If a widower hoped to remain on the land brought into marriage by his dead wife,...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 21 Feb 2020

Disability in the Eighteenth-century

We came across an engraving posted on social media by Dr Hannah Greig recently and for those of you who know of our propensity for disliking unsolved mysteries we were immediately intrigued and wanted to see if there was any more information about the...
From: All Things Georgian on 31 Jan 2019

The Churchill movies: two against type

Albert Finney as Churchill (Jim Broadbent as Desmond Morton, The Gathering Storm) Michael Gambon as Churchill (Churchill’s Secret) Friends, Another rather shorter blog where I depart from our usual fare, this time in content. Since this summer,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 7 Feb 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: Reading Conference in Early Modern Studies: Complaints and Grievances, 1500-175

Early Modern Research Centre, University of Reading 10-11 July 2017 The theme of the 2017 Reading Conference in Early Modern Studies is ‘Complaints and Grievances, 1500-1750’. Proposals for individual papers and panels are invited on research...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 10 Jul 2017

I, Daniel Blake — 13th — and Timon of Athens

Dave Jones as Danial Blake in front of a grafitti he drew, demanding his appeal occur soon Friends, Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale; turned into an often harrowing grim mini-series is not alone this season. Two more films and one play, all magnificent...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 11 Jun 2017

Neruda: a post-modern political film as ironic pursuit story

Gael Garcia Bernal in an inimitably slightly-comic rendition of Oscar Peluchonneau, a police officer, behind him his crew of replicas (2015 Neruda, directed Pablo Lorraine, Script Guillermo Calderón) Friends, While you might have already seen this...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 18 Apr 2017

Nearly a year of reading Virginia Woolf: the struggle to write a new form of novel (2)

E. M. Forster by Dora Carrington, 1920 (he was one of Hogarth Press’s authors, the Woolf’s friend Friends and readers, The second part of Hermione Lee’s biography of Virginia Woolf takes us through the first years of Leonard and Virginia...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 20 Mar 2017

“a voice potential/As double as the duke’s” : War, Disability, and Casting in Iqbal Khan’s Othello

“a voice potential/As double as the duke’s” : War, Disability, and Casting in Iqbal Khan’s Othello By Kelsey Ridge, University of Birmingham SAN DIEGO (Oct. 5, 2010) Former Army soldier Melissa Stockwell, from Chicago, speaks...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 25 Nov 2016

‘Hir Olde Sekenes’: A Snapshot of Mental Ill Health in the Fifteenth-Century Stonor Letters

Medical texts, known as the ‘Articella’. France, 14th c. BL Harley 3140 f. 29. Image Courtesy of the British Library.By Deborah Thorpe The correspondence of the aspirational Stonor family and their circle is rich in descriptions of ill health,...
From: Histories of Emotion on 10 Oct 2016

The HD-Met Roberto Devereux: ripe for delivering the new mode

Sondra Radvanovsky as a ghastly aging Elizabeth in the final moments of Roberto Devereux Dear friends and readers, If the play itself, the acting and singing, production design, direction, even most of the costumes (not all) had not been so splendidly...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 18 Apr 2016

Victorian Web: Martha Stannard Holmes’s Fictions of Affliction

Dear friends and readers, I’m glad to be able to report my review of Martha Stannard Holmes’s Fictions of Affliction: Physical Disability in Victorian Culture has now become available on the Victorian Web. Although published some 6 to 7 years...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 12 Apr 2016

Review: Mr Foote’s Other Leg

In January I went to see Mr Foote’s Other Leg, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Directed by Richard Eyre and written by Ian Kelly, the play is billed as, In Georgian London no one is more famous than Samuel Foote. Satirist, impressionist and dangerous...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 24 Feb 2016

Technology, Self-Fashioning and Politeness in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Last month saw the publication of my new book, Technology, Self-Fashioning and Politeness in Eighteenth-Century Britain: Refined Bodies (London: Palgrave, 2015). By way of introducing it, I thought I’d write a post to introduce some of...
From: DrAlun on 27 Jan 2016

Victorian into Edwardian: Fictions of Affliction; Dickens & James; Gaskell & Suffragettes

From Ralph Fiennes’s The Invisible Woman (adapted from Claire Tomalin’s book on Ellen Ternan) — we see Dickens’s wife, Dickens’s mistress, her mother, her sister Dear friends and readers, This blog is a product of a few books...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 17 Nov 2015

Trollope Bicentennial conference, Leuven (1)

Anthony Trollope as painted by Samuel Lawrence Dear Friends and readers, As I’ve written about too often on this blog, a conference on the occasion of Trollope’s 200th birthday was held in Leuven, Belgium from 17-19 September 2015. There was...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 9 Oct 2015

History Carnival #139

We are very pleased to be hosting History Carnival #139 at the Recipes Project this month! We have a wealth of interesting posts to show you this month. Education and the teaching of history has been a hot topic recently. … Continue reading →
From: The Recipes Project on 1 Nov 2014

Downton Abbey: Bates and Thomas, as the outsiders

First season, 2nd episode: Bates (Brendan Coyle) accosts Thomas (Rob James-Collier) Dear friends and readers, I’m now well into Season 4 on this this journey of mine through Downton Abbey and have begun to notice a parallel: repeatedly both John...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 6 Jun 2014

Downton Abbey, 4, coda: the kraken of rage & advantage of kindness

Mr Carson (Jim Carter) and Mrs Hughes (Phyllis Logan) in final shots of the season Shot of his bare feet in water Mrs H: ‘Come on, I dare ya.’ Mr C: ‘If I get my trousers wet … ‘ She: ‘If you get them wet, we’ll...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 25 Feb 2014

Sit up Straight! Bad posture and the ‘Neck Swing’ in the 18th century.

Posture is a problematic issue for medicine. Having established a link between ‘bad’ posture and all manner of conditions, from spinal curvature and back pain to nerve damage and headaches, slouching is high on the government’s hit list. Why? Let’s...
From: DrAlun on 15 Jan 2014

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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.