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September 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (September 30, 1769). “Advertise the said William Hambleton Scholar as a notorious Cheat.” Advertisement or news article? An item that appeared in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Sep 2019

On the Matter of Books and Records: Forms, Substance, Forgeries, and Meanings Beyond the Lines

We are pleased to announce the forthcoming international workshop on the materiality of written culture from Antiquity to Modern Europe, organised by the AR.C.H.I.ves Project (Birkbeck, University of London), the Ligatus Research Centre (University of...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 23 Nov 2015

William Wynne Ryland – Hanged for Forgery

William Wynne Ryland by D.P. Pariset, after Pierre-Étienne Falconet stipple engraving, circa 1768-176,  8 1/2 in. x 5 3/4 in. (216 mm x 146 mm) plate size; 11 1/2 in. x 8 1/4 in. (292 mm x 210 mm) paper size acquired Martin Collection, 1861 Courtesy...
From: All Things Georgian on 10 Feb 2015

Shakespeare in France: the St Omer First Folio

The St Omer First Folio There was good news for those interested in the history of Shakespeare’s plays last week. On Tuesday 25 November, it was announced that a First Folio had been discovered in a public library in Northern France. Many libraries...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 1 Dec 2014

Shakespeare Live Stream

Ask me anything -- about Shakespeare! Celebrate the week of Shakespeare's 450th birthday by joining us live online on April 21st from 1-3 pm (CST) and ask us anything about Shakespeare and early modern books. On hand we'll have historic, unusual, beautiful,...
From: anchora on 19 Apr 2014

Stratford’s historic spine, Shakespeare forgery and April Fools

  Away on holiday last week, but still in touch with email and twitter, I spotted lots of Shakespeare and Stratford-related stories in the press and online. My post on the Market House coincidentally went live on the same day that a new book was...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 10 Apr 2014

Notes on Post Tags Search

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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.