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The Cally Family: Chester’s Early Modern Music Scene

This document details a rather formal conclusion to a brotherly quarrel. Dated 1599, it’s preserved as part of a manuscript “anthology” of copied and original documents from Chester’s administrative past by early antiquarian, Randle...
From: Middling Culture on 3 Aug 2020

Printing Agents: A New Book History Project at SCEMS

  June 28th will see the first formal gathering of Printing Agents, a new network established to galvanise research into the connections between print culture and regional identity. This network has collaborators from SCEMS, the Eighteenth-Century...
From: SCEMS on 16 Jun 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: Communication, Correspondence and Transmission in the Early Modern World

The University of Leeds will be hosting a Northern Renaissance Seminar on 12-13th May 2016. We are now inviting submissions from a range of disciplines, including history, literature, art history, archaeology, languages, and drama. It is a commonplace...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 12 May 2016

Prof Grayson Ditchfield – Archdeacon Francis Blackburne and the Evolution of Latitudinarianism in Later Eighteenth-century Britain

On 2 March 2016, Prof Grayson Ditchfield of the University of Kent presented Archdeacon Francis Blackburne and the Evolution of Latitudinarianism in Later Eighteenth-century Britain, at the University of Oxford Graduate Seminar in History, 1680-1850.[1]...
From: Conversing Criminally on 13 Mar 2016

CALL FOR EDITORS: Journal of the Northern Renaissance

The Journal of the Northern Renaissance is seeking new recruits to its editorial team. Established in 2009, JNR is a peer-reviewed, open-access online journal dedicated to the study of both the cultural productions and the concept of the Northern Renaissance....
From: The Renaissance Diary on 20 Jul 2015

NEWS both FOREIGN and DOMESTICK – Archive Holdings & Digital Databases of Eighteenth Century British Newspapers

The ready availability of digitised eighteenth century newspapers through online databases such as Gale Historical Newspaper Collections and The British Newspaper Archive has made these valuable sources more accessible to researchers than ever before....
From: Conversing Criminally on 18 Sep 2014


‘I am not ambitious of being rich, but have too much pride with, I hope, a small mixture of honesty to bear being in debt; I am now out of it and in possession of a clear independency of that sort. I must not go back and begin the world again at fifty-five’...
From: Conversing Criminally on 3 Sep 2014

Blessed Francis Ingleby and His Brother "The Fox"

According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, Blessed Francis Ingleby was an English martyr, born about 1551; suffered at York on Friday, 3 June, 1586 (old style). According to an early but inaccurate calendar he suffered 1 June (Cath. Rec.Soc. V, 192)....

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk Born

The surname Howard comes up often on this blog, and just like any other post on the Howard family, our challenge today is to keep all the people named Thomas, Henry, Elizabeth, Anne, Margaret, and Mary straight, not to mention the Earls, Dukes, and Lords...

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.