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Struck upon the Belly

Reading Thomas Chamberlayne's 1656 publication, The Compleat Midwifes Practice, that shared the knowledge and case notes of Louise Bourgeois, a French Royal midwife, there are numerous cases of women experiencing physical problems related to birth. One...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 14 Jul 2021

Making links: revisiting my research on men, emotions, and identities

Introduction In early June 2016 I gave my professorial inaugural lecture (yes, three years ago, just before we heard the results of the Brexit referendum, when the world seemed very different). I have not had a chance to work on my blog since then,...
From: Joanne Begiato Muses on History on 25 Jul 2019

Muzzle-Loading Guns, rifles & pistols. Police Seizure Abuse - The Loose Cannon.

Although I once defied the odds and got nought out of thirty in an open book multiple choice Chemistry test, leading to me studying law and not an agricultural science, Newton’s third law ‘for every reaction there is an equal and opposite...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 May 2019

Othello and the Everyman

By Kelsey Ridge, the Shakespeare Institute. Golda Rosheuvel as Othello – Photograph by Jonathan Keenan I was drawn to Gemma Bodinetz’s Othello at Liverpool’s Everyman largely for its high-concept approach: Othello (played by Golda Rosheuvel)...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 7 Jun 2018

“Let them talk”: A Newcastle Lady in the Eighteenth Century

One of the various (often contradictory) personalities applied to the eighteenth century is that it was ‘polite’; an age of manners and civility. Genteel folk (to use Amanda Vickery’s captivating term in The Gentleman’s Daughter) minded...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 31 May 2014

Will, Passions, and the Manly Body c. 1760-1860

I am fresh back from a great cross-disciplinary conference at Oxford Brookes University called ‘Bodies in Question: Theorising the Body from an Interdisciplinary Perspective ‘. The  event buzzed with interest and inevitably, there is never...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 23 May 2014

Marriage breakdown in the public eye: then and now

Breaking up relationships in the glare of publicity is part of celebrity life, and the couples involved are applauded or attacked for their level of dignity, discretion, and anger. Social media plays a large role in the process, with public announcements...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 11 May 2014

Clogs, Andy-Capp, and wife-beating

My experiment with putting my presentation slides on Slidehsare continues with this paper on marital violence. I’ve given it a couple of times in the last few months and it is a topic that I am beginning to think more … Continue reading →
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 14 Mar 2014

Embodying marital behaviour in the eighteenth century

This post is an experiment because it is a paper I wrote in 2003 just after my book on marriage was published. I came across it today while searching for useful things for a chapter I’m writing on marriage conflict … Continue reading →
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 14 Nov 2013

“I fell down the stairs:” Marital Violence, Material Culture and Space

Along with “I walked into the door”, “I fell down the stairs” is an awful claim that we associate with women who are trying to excuse the marks of violence perpetrated by their partners. Falling down stairs is such a … Continue reading →
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 6 Nov 2013

A Bottle, a Witch and several Banshees

The readers of my blog will know that I have recounted the unhappy marriage of William and Catherine Ettrick which ended in separation in the 1760s. The Ettricks had two children who were old enough to be aware of their … Continue reading →
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 31 Oct 2013

The importance of good parenting: past and present

Savagery and Sadness in Sunderland Part 9: What motivated William Ettrick as a father? I have written about William Ettrick’s harsh treatment of his son and daughter in my last post. It would be easy to leave it there and … Continue reading →
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 2 Sep 2013

He ‘Beat his Daughter in such a Manner that the flesh did rise in Several Parts of her’

Savagery and Sadness in Sunderland Part 8: How harsh was parental discipline in the eighteenth century? Catherine Ettrick’s separation suit against her husband William, on the grounds of cruelty, also attacked his fathering skills. One of her criticisms...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 31 Aug 2013

An 18th-century bad dad?

Savagery and Sadness in Sunderland Part 7: Bad fathering in the eighteenth century. One of the more unusual features of the Ettricks’ separation case was that it included a lot about the couple’s two children. More often, the children were …...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 25 Aug 2013

Nineteenth-century men who killed their children

I recently wrote about the media’s reporting of criminology research on family ‘annihilators,’ a label for men who kill their children (see this post here). I complained about the attempts to dramatize the findings by linking the causes of men …...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 21 Aug 2013

Is masculinity to blame for men who murder their children?

I have written this post in response to an article in The Observer today, titled ‘Masculinity Crisis leads to family murder, according to new study.’ It is a short piece, which states that Birmingham City University criminologists have studied...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 11 Aug 2013

“every Husband had a Right to Beat his wife”

Savagery and Sadness in Sunderland Part 5: Marital cruelty in action Catherine’s accusations against her husband are difficult to read, though they are by no means the most disturbing of the cruelty cases I have read. Society knew that men … Continue...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 6 Aug 2013

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 17

His mother dear Cupid offended late, Because that Mars, grown slacker in her love, With pricking shot he did not throughly move To keep the pace of their first loving state. The boy refused, for fear of Mars’s hate, Who threatened stripes, if he...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 22 Feb 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.