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A New 1780s CandyStripe Italian Gown

Italian gown - The Met - 1785-87 C.I.66.39a-bWell, I just can't stay away from the late 18th century (can you blame me?). There is just so much to be explored in the last quarter, and I feel like I've barely scratched the surface on the 1780s, which was...

Playing With Sailors at l'Hermione, and more Williamsburg Shenanigans

Lauren M, Adam the Sailor, and me at l'Hermione a second day After our initial visit to The Hermione, we returned a second day at Adam's request, to pose for a few recreations of satirical 18th century prints.These prints depict sailors and ladies in...

The 1785 Pierrot Jacket - Finished!

Last week I wore my new 1785 Pierrot jacket in our most recent photo shoot for Dunmore 18th century shoes.I'm proud of this outfit for several reasons, not least of all because it is the first entirely hand sewn ensemble I've ever made! I'm not a big...

Shoes of the Revolution - More About "Dunmore" 1770s Shoes

As most of you know, yesterday we opened for pre-order our latest 18th century shoes, "Dunmore," named for Lady Dunmore, and developed with and for Colonial Williamsburg."Dunmore" has been a year in the making, starting with references and conversations...

Spring Cleaning Sale & "Dunmore" Pre-Order Now Open!

Today's the day, ladies! It's time to make space for all the great new stuff coming, so we've put all kinds of things on sale in our annual...Spring Cleaning Sale! Antoinette 18th c. Mules Claremont 1930s Oxfords Virginia Renaissance Shoes Dead Stock...

1785 Williamsburg Chintz Pierrot - Progress at Last!

I've been so diligently digging into the UFO pile, finishing things left and right, so I decided to pick up this little chintz jacket I started ages ago.Here's the photo from last year - you can see the sleeve is pulling the shoulder and back in a funny...

Meeting the in-laws in 1785

The newly-wed Lady Harriot Eliot's signature on her letter to Lord EliotPitt's sister Lady Harriot married Pitt's best friend Edward James Eliot in September 1785. As I've mentioned in a previous post, the family circumstances leading up to the marital...

The Beginnings of a Little Pierrot Jacket...Finally

This weekend I knuckled down, found some motivation, and did some honest-to-goodness historical sewing.I've had this gorgeous Colonial Williamsburg print since 2012, but it's taken me this long to make it into something. Always having had a pierrot jacket...

Poking Fun at Georgie

For those who like humor: A funny portrait of George Washington and a dash of Justin Timberlake
From: Life Takes Lemons on 17 Feb 2014

Notable Birthdays... Thomas De Quincey

Thomas Penson De Quincey (Manchester, 15th August 1785 – 8th December 1859) By Sir John Watson-Gordon  From the Laureate to the romantics, we've welcomed one or two gentlemen of letters to Gin Lane lately and today we're visited...

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.