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Object Lessons: Co-Creating an Exhibition with School Pupils and the German Maritime Museum

One ear-achingly chilly day in February 2020, forty-odd pupils from secondary schools in Oldenburg and Neu Wulmsdorf, three teachers and I descended on the German Maritime Museum (DSM) in Bremerhaven. Our mission? To explore the museum’s extensive...
From: Intoxicating Spaces on 1 Apr 2021

Historical Association Conference 2019 Part 4

This is the final entry in a short series of posts about the Historical Association conference, held in Chester in May 2019. After the break, it was time for me to reprise my lecture from the Historical Association’s ‘Teaching the Tudors’...
From: Early Modern Ballads on 28 Jun 2019

Historical Association Conference 2019 Part 3

This is the third in a short series of posts about the Historical Association conference, held in Chester in May 2019. The opening session on Friday morning was a keynote talk from Dr Fern Riddell called ‘Uncomfortable Histories:  From sex...
From: Early Modern Ballads on 22 Jun 2019

Historical Association Conference 2019 Part

This is the second in a short series of posts about the Historical Association Conference 2019, held in Chester in May. The first general pathway session that I attended was given by Dr Tim Grady on ‘German Jews, the First World War and its...
From: Early Modern Ballads on 12 Jun 2019

Performing Reformation Ballads in Manchester

The end of October was very busy, what with several Historical Association meetings in London as well as two public engagements.  The first of these was a speaking engagement at Ewecross, but the second was something a bit different – a 45...
From: Early Modern Ballads on 14 Dec 2017

Singing the News at Ewecross

I was delighted earlier this year to be asked to give my talk on Singing the News in mid-Tudor England at Ewecross Historical Society which meets in High Bentham on the top edge of the Forest of Bowland (being a forest, there’s no direct route there...
From: Early Modern Ballads on 6 Dec 2017

LDNA at MozFest

Fraser writes: The Glasgow branch of LDNA attended this year’s Mozilla Festival (better known as MozFest) to help discuss the potential for linguistics to shape future development of the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is a catch-all term for
From: Linguistic DNA on 29 Oct 2017

Exploring Frances Boscawen and her ‘Bluestocking’ Connections: Story Intervention with the National Trust at Hatchlands Park

Applicants are sought for an exciting research, public engagement and knowledge exchange opportunity with the National Trust at Hatchlands Park. Hatchlands Park was home to Frances ‘Fanny’ Boscawen. A close friend of Elizabeth Montagu and...
From: RECSO on 18 Sep 2017

On Developing a Collaborators’ Bill of Responsibilities

The theme of DH2017 was Access. The papers that were given, and the discussions they engendered, were wide-ranging, encompassing open access publication, diversity within the digital humanities community, and access to funding and materials by researchers...

Showcasing Linguistic DNA

On Saturday 11 March, some of the LDNA team took part in a Showcase as part of the University of Sheffield’s Festival of the Arts and Humanities. The event took place at Sheffield’s Millennium Galleries, allowing members of the public
From: Linguistic DNA on 20 Mar 2017

Guest Post: New England Beginnings

Guest poster Francis J. Bremer describes "New England Beginnings," a partnership formed in 2015 to plan efforts to commemorate the four hundredth anniversaries of events such as the founding of Plymouth and the settlement of Massachusetts.
From: The Junto on 24 Jan 2017

Video, eo, eo

Sorry for the naff title, which I nabbed from a song from my all-time favourite film, but over the last couple of days video seems to have been one of the twin centres of my life.   On Friday, I will speak at the Mary I conference in London...
From: Early Modern Ballads on 27 Sep 2016

James Montgomery: A Poldark for Sheffield

‘I fought for our liberty. For our hopes. For our dreams. And I’ll keep on fighting, whatever the cost.’ These are the words of the Aidan Turner’s Ross Poldark, the titular hero of BBC One’s flagship Sunday night drama....

Figshare and Share Alike

Stepping outside an echo chamber is always a bit unnerving. When I speak to academics about social media, open access and other forms of public engagement, I am usually speaking to the converted, or those who very much want to be converted. Many of the...

Georgian Pingbacks Project

In the wild west of the World Wide Web, if you compose a hilarious joke, provide a simple solution to a complex problem or break a major new story, it is almost certain that your work will be copied. Although intellectual property laws exist, they are...

The Trial of a Sheffield Legend… on a Bus!

In September 2015 I joined the University of Sheffield’s ‘Mobile University’ Weekend to talk about some of the exciting revelations that have come to light during my archival research into one of Sheffield’s biggest names: James...

15 and on

  Desk Top Christmas Tree The big highlight of 2015 has to have been passing my viva and becoming a doctor.  I’m still quite pleased with the way my thesis looks sitting on the shelf, even though I never got it bound (Manchester only...
From: Early Modern Ballads on 31 Dec 2015

Tweeting the MOOC: Academics, Learners and Social Media

University of Sheffield Academics and the Digital Media Team filming on location at Chatsworth House. Today Sheffield Hallam University hosts its inaugural ‘Social Media in Higher Education’ conference, the first ever of its kind to take...

Eratosthenes and Second Graders

One recent sunny afternoon, I took a bunch of exercise balls with little sticks taped to them to the local grammar school where I met a class of second graders. As part of my war on the flat earth myth, I had encouraged their teacher to read Kathryn Lasky’s...
From: Darin Hayton on 5 Dec 2014

Audiences, Publicity, and Engaged Academics

In response to the recent kerfuffle about Nicholas Kristof and the public engagement of scholars, Joseph M. Adelman argues today that journals should more aggressively publicize research to multiple audiences.
From: The Junto on 3 Mar 2014

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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.

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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).

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For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

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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.