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Your search for posts with tags containing Berkshire found 13 posts

Smuggling Glassblowers

 Berkshire Glass Works cane from 1878 –Charles Flint collection. These were novelty items made by glassworkers after hours.(hollow, filled with the fine quality sand of the area)Since early days, the technical aspects of making and...
From: Conciatore on 2 Sep 2020

Early American Glass Blowers

Berkshire Glass Works cane from 1878 –Charles Flint collection. These were novelty items made by glassworkers after hours.(hollow, filled with the fine quality sand of the area)Since early days, the technical aspects of making and manipulating...
From: Conciatore on 6 Apr 2020

Streets of North Adams

I found myself in the western Massachusetts city of North Adams on this past Saturday morning, having driven across the state to sit on a panel for an honors thesis defense at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts the day before. I love the Berkshires,...
From: streets of salem on 7 May 2019

Glass Blowers

Berkshire Glass Works cane from 1878 –Charles Flint collectionThese were novelty items made by glassworkers after hours.(hollow, filled with the fine quality sand of the area)Since early days, the technical aspects of making and manipulating...
From: Conciatore on 5 Apr 2019

Buried beneath the mulberry tree

We have the following odd affair transmitted to us from Windsor, viz. That a few days ago there died at Portsmouth a person who had lived at Windsor for many years, and by his will order’d that a relation of his (to whom he had bequeathed his all)...
From: All Things Georgian on 19 Feb 2019

Glass Blowers

Berkshire Glass Works cane from 1878 –Charles Flint collectionThese were novelty items made by glassworkers after hours.(hollow, filled with the fine quality sand of the area)Since early days, the technical aspects of making and manipulating...
From: Conciatore on 30 May 2018

A Sampling of Food-Related Panels at the 2017 Berkshire Conference

By Rachel A. Snell Held at Hoftra University June 1-4, the 17th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities contained a number of panels of interest to food studies scholars. As those who study food are well-acquainted,...
From: The Recipes Project on 7 Sep 2017

Glass Headhunters

Berkshire Glass Works cane from 1878 –Charles Flint collectionThese were novelty items made by glassworkers after hours. (hollow, filled with the fine quality sand of the area) Since early days, the technical aspects of making and manipulating...
From: Conciatore on 28 Jun 2017

Glass Headhunters

Berkshire Glass Works cane from 1878 – Charles Flint(hollow, filled with the fine quality sand of the area) Since early days, the technical aspects of making and manipulating hot glass have remained a closed and secretive business. Down through...
From: Conciatore on 11 Jul 2016

This Week in Early American History

Welcome to another edition of This Week in American History. It has been a busy, yet troubling two weeks. We would like to begin by offering our condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, of Tufts University. Dr....
From: The Junto on 28 Jun 2015

Early America at the Berks

What's new in early American gender history? The Junto presents a guide to early Americanist panels at the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, to be held in Toronto May 22-25.
From: The Junto on 19 May 2014

Notes on Post Tags Search

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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:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

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

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

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

http://emc.historycarnival.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.