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The Phillips House

I can’t believe that I’ve been blogging here for eleven+ years and have not featured 1) the only house museum; 2) the only house belonging to Historic New England; and 3) the only house which was (partially) moved to its site on the street where I...
From: streets of salem on 8 Jun 2021

The Needle’s Currency

I’ve been meaning to do a post on embroidery for a while. Needlecraft hardly seems new, or current, but I have students knitting in class, I follow a great twitter account (#womensart & also a great blog) which features amazing textile...
From: streets of salem on 10 Mar 2020

Fantastic Beasts (and where to find them)

When I need to find fantastic beasts I know precisely where to go: straight to Conrad Gessner’s five-volume Historiae animalium (1551-1558) or to its English variant, Edward Topsell’s History of Four–Footed Beasts...
From: streets of salem on 21 Nov 2016

Printers ornaments featuring animals: cat asleep among...

Printers ornaments featuring animals: cat asleep among vegetables, owl defying the stormy seashore, monkey chained to an olive branch (these are all very weird, now that I look at them in a group). They are from Fables nouvelles, by Claude Joseph...

rococo-prince: John Russell (English, 1745–1806) John Collins...

rococo-prince: John Russell (English, 1745–1806) John Collins of Devizes, 1799. Pastel on paper. Magnificent. 

A Very Porcine New Year

Along with four-leaf clovers, chimney sweepers, mushrooms, and horseshoes, pigs were the most common symbols of good luck for the New Year a century ago, and they appear on all sorts of greeting cards for that purpose. This is a tradition that is more...
From: streets of salem on 29 Dec 2014

design-is-fine: Johann Gottlieb Kirchner, Rhinoceros,...

design-is-fine: Johann Gottlieb Kirchner, Rhinoceros, 1730. Porcelain, Meissen. Via Dresden. Made after the famous wood cut of Albrecht Dürer. Exotic and extravagant: sublime!

Of Mice and Martyrs

On this day in 1555, two of the three “Oxford Martyrs’ were put to death for their manifest Protestant heresy by the government of her Catholic Majesty Queen Mary I, an event which went a long way in cementing her historical identity as “Bloody...
From: streets of salem on 16 Oct 2014

jeannepompadour: Elizabeth Hancock, Mrs Henry Jones IV, with a...

jeannepompadour: Elizabeth Hancock, Mrs Henry Jones IV, with a Greyhound Thomas Hudson, c. 1740

jeannepompadour: Sir John Trevelyan, 4th Bt., with wife Louisa...

jeannepompadour: Sir John Trevelyan, 4th Bt., with wife Louisa Simond, his son John Trevelyan and daughter Helena in style of Arthur Devis, c. 1777

Here be Hedgehogs

Well, it’s actually Hedgehog Awareness Week, so I feel that I need to do my part. I always decorate with animals, and generally it’s a seasonal cycle of snails/foxes/deer/rabbits with a few individual oddities, but just recently I bought a...
From: streets of salem on 7 May 2014

groovyhummus: Rosalba Carriera A Young Lady with a Parrot c....

groovyhummus: Rosalba Carriera A Young Lady with a Parrot c. 1730 This image fascinates me, and I just had to reblog it.

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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.

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.