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Exhibit of Georgian Era of Light and Shade at the Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum Through March 28

Inquiring readers: The information about this exhibit makes me wish I was in the UK to see it. To view a first edition of Pride and Prejudice would make my mouth water. Enjoy the images and the information.  Georgian era of light and shade explored...
From: Jane Austen's World on 31 Jan 2020

Q&A: Kate Egner Gruber, Curator of “Tenacity: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia”

Today at The Junto, Philippe Halbert interviews Katherine Egner Gruber, who is Special Exhibition Curator at the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a state agency that operates two living history museums in Virginia. This Q&A focuses on her most...
From: The Junto on 20 May 2019

A Feast of Rare Material

Elizabeth Ridolfo Cookbooks, menus, culinary manuscripts, and ephemera have always been part of the collections at the University of Toronto’s Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. When we received a large donation of Canadian culinary material from...
From: The Recipes Project on 22 May 2018

What I did this summer

Summer has officially been and gone, and almost as if on cue the leaves here in Stratford have started to redden and fall. A new cohort of students has arrived, and just three days into the term it feels as if they’ve always been here. The only...
From: Digital Shakespeares on 27 Sep 2017

Teaching Recipes in the Wangensteen Library

by Emily Beck Over the course of my graduate career at the University of Minnesota, I’ve become interested in the ways that libraries function as spaces for both academic and public teaching. I began using recipe books with undergraduate classes...
From: The Recipes Project on 22 Sep 2015

Guest Post: Why Shoes?

Kimberly Alexander is an Adjunct Professor in the History Department at UNH, Durham, where she teaches courses in museum studies and material culture. She earned her Ph.D. in Art & Architectural History from Boston University. As museum professional,...
From: The Junto on 17 Mar 2015

Treasures of 1800s Dress at the Chester County Historical Society

This spring, I had the delightful opportunity to visit the Chester County Historical Society (www.chestercohistorical.org) to attend a symposium and discuss shoes in a workshop as part of the program. (More here) If you have the opportunity to visit and...
From: SilkDamask on 4 Dec 2014

Digital Play at the Barbican

The first thing I felt when I entered the Barbican’s new ‘Digital Revolution’ exhibit was nostalgia. In front of me were the ghosts of technology’s past, puzzling all the young kids in the room with their bulkiness, squareness,...
From: Digital Shakespeares on 26 Jul 2014

Museum Miles

One of the serendipitous joys of warm-weather research is (occasionally) fleeing the archive to sample a new city’s eateries, museums, and sites. As you research your way across America (and beyond) this spring/summer, here are a few exhibits worth...
From: The Junto on 24 Apr 2014

Art in Bloom

Groundhog shadow or no, warmer days lie ahead (really). Here’s a roundup of early American art to check out (indoors) in the coming months. How do we translate slavery to the historical canvas? The Yale Center for British Art offers a few ideas, with...
From: The Junto on 24 Jan 2014

Art & Soul

Sara Georgini rounds up early American art currently on special exhibit throughout the country.
From: The Junto on 13 May 2013

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Caveats and Work in Progress

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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

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This is the basic structure:

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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.