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Lixiviation

Salsola Kali plant, used in Mediterranean glassmaking in the 17th century. A long time ago, perhaps as long ago as the Stone Age, our ancestors discovered that mixing water with the ashes from the previous night's fire makes a good washing-up liquid....
From: Conciatore on 6 Sep 2017

Help Us Protect Hunting & Gun Ownership In Australia.

Help us protect hunting The Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party on on the attack after new regulations have been delivered. Here is how it will affect you and what you can do to help.  The Liberal - National New South Wales Government has released...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 28 Jul 2017

Offering of the Ladies: Esther Reed’s Sentiments, Washington’s Objections

Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Franklin and, to a much greater extent, lesser notables such as Reed, Rush, Morris and dozens more profoundly understood what... The post Offering of the Ladies: Esther Reed’s Sentiments, Washington’s...

EXTRA: Celebrating “Grand Union Flag” Day in Somerville

Somerville usually celebrates the flag-raising on Prospect Hill on the anniversary of that event. Unfortunately, that’s on 1 January—not always the most comfortable time to be outside on a New England hilltop. So this year the city is celebrating...
From: Boston 1775 on 15 Jun 2017

REED London: Humanistic Roots, Humanistic Futures at MLA 2017

This is the transcript of a paper I gave as part of the "Digital Scholarship in Action: Research" panel at CSRS (Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies) in Philadelphia on January 6, 2017. The attendant PowerPoint is stored and indexed...
From: Diane Jakacki on 13 Jun 2017

The Greedy Queen: historic recipes recreated at York Mansion House

We are thrilled to be able to welcome Danielle Bond, Communications officer, for City of York Council to our blog and Dr Annie Gray, food historian and lecturer who has been recreating historic recipes for Georgian gem York Mansion House. We will now...
From: All Things Georgian on 6 Jun 2017

Shakespeare in Scraps: Halliwell-Phillipps and Theatre History

This is the first of two posts thinking about theatre history through particular theatre historians.  Lucy Munro’s blog on the Wallaces will follow next week. *** James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps was among the most prominent book collectors...
From: Before Shakespeare on 1 Jun 2017

The Road Not Taken, By Robert Frost. For my young friend Swamp Fox who has just graduated.

The Road Not TakenTwo roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveller, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth;Then took the other, as just as fair,And having perhaps the...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 May 2017

Astrolabes and S•Town

On Thursday, February 16, at 5:36 PM I was standing in a faculty meeting when my phone vibrated. I fished it out of my pocket and looked at the screen. I had just received a voicemail and a text from the same number, a number I didn’t recognize....
From: Darin Hayton on 9 May 2017

Announcing the Launch of REED Online

Research for Before Shakespeare (as any project interested in theatre and performance history) sits on the advances made through major projects over the past decades, particularly by the Records of Early English Drama (REED) project based...
From: Before Shakespeare on 18 Apr 2017

Governance

One of the many things no graduate school teaches you is how universities work. Because of this it can take many years, even on the tenure track, to figure out exactly what your position entails in the way of power and responsibility within the institution...
From: memorious on 14 Apr 2017

Universities, Academic Freedom, and the Advertising Imperative: Thoughts on the Potter Case

The anniversary of my first post on this blog comes as friends and colleagues again debate the merits, costs and consequences of various forms of academic engagement with the public. This time the occasion is the forced resignation of Andrew Potter...
From: memorious on 28 Mar 2017

Reviews in the Winter 2016 SCJ

Sixteenth Century Journal 47/4 (2016): R. Po-Chia Hsia reviews Carlos M.N. Eire, Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650 (Yale, 2016). Linda K. Williams reviews Nancy E. van Deusen, Global Indios: The Indigenous Struggle for Justice in Sixteenth-Century...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 10 Mar 2017

Martina Chapanay (1800-1887): An Argentinian Female Robin Hood

[Header Image: Courtesy of http://www.taringa.net/posts/info/15548586/Martina-Chapanay-La-Montonera-Federala.html%5D In this post, we turn to Argentina in the nineteenth century. On 9 July 1816 the United Provinces of South America (which is still one...

Oleksa Dovbush (1700-1745): Robin Hood of the Ukraine

[Header Image (c) Internet Library of Ukraine] While England has given the world the archetypal image of the noble robber in the form of Robin Hood, one of the things that I have been doing recently is to look at other Robin Hood figures from across the...

Uncertainty and the post-truth society

Niccolò Machiavelli knew about the importance of appearances. The word ‘Brexit’ entered the Oxford English Dictionary for the first time this month, only weeks after Donald Trump was elected as the next president of the United States...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 18 Dec 2016

Five hundred pounds reward

Title: Five hundred pounds reward. Publication: [Stowe Park? : [publisher not identified], 12 November 1795] Catalog Record and Digital Collection File 63 795 F565+ Acquired November 2015
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 Nov 2016

Ward and Washington

When George Washington arrived in Cambridge on 2 July 1775, he took over command from Gen. Artemas Ward. The Continental Congress made Ward its second-ranking general.There doesn’t seem to be any evidence that Ward resented having Gen. Washington...
From: Boston 1775 on 13 Oct 2016

On the Joseph Smith Papers, Documentary Editing Projects, and the Public

On September 19, a team of editors introduced the latest volume from the Joseph Smith Papers Project to a small group of scholars and bloggers gathered both in person and via skype. I readily agreed to participate when invited because of...
From: The Junto on 7 Oct 2016

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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:

http://commons.earlymodernweb.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

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

http://commons.earlymodernweb.org/searchcat?s=london

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

http://commons.earlymodernweb.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

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.