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Revisiting Marieke Hendriksen’s Indigo or no indigo?

Today we revisit a post written in pre-Covid-19 times, when borders were open, planes were flying and we used to travel the world. In this post from 2018, Marieke Hendriksen recounts how her holiday in Laos offered opportunities to learn more about indigo...
From: The Recipes Project on 23 Jul 2020

April 21

GUEST CURATOR: Samantha Surowiec What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (April 21, 1769). “JUST IMPORTED … from Charlestown, South Carolina … INDICO.” Indigo was used as a...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Apr 2019

March 18

GUEST CURATOR: Zachary Dubreuil What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (March 18, 1769). “Choice Indico.” This advertisement shows that Joseph and William Russell had multiple items for...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Mar 2019

Counting on the body: Reflections on Numeracy in Indian dyeing practices

By Annapurna Mamidipudi ‘I don’t know how to read, but I can count’ said Salim, ‘I was not much for school, my father put me on an old tractor when I was 12, and told me to go around in circles, till I had learned to drive’....
From: The Recipes Project on 17 Jul 2018

Indigo or no indigo?

Marieke Hendriksen When you say indigo, the first thing many people will think of is blue – jeans blue. (Or if you’re me, you’ll think first of a seventeenth-century recipe to make decorative blue prunes from wax with indigo. Occupational...
From: The Recipes Project on 15 Mar 2018

GUEST CURATOR: Shannon Holleran What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today?...

GUEST CURATOR: Shannon Holleran What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South Carolina Gazette (February 24, 1767).“For LONDON, DIRECTLY, The Snow JUDITH, JOHN DAVIS Master, FOR freight of skins or indico.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Feb 2017


GUEST CURATOR: Shannon Holleran What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (February 20, 1767).“Choice Indigo.” I chose this advertisement because I didn’t know what indigo was or...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Feb 2017

October 26

GUEST CURATOR: Megan Watts What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (October 25, 1766).“Choice French Indigo.” This advertisement only contained three items: “Choice French Indigo,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Oct 2016

Bree’s Blue: To Dye With Indigo

If you can only have one Outlander Adventure… make it dying with indigo. Bree made herself a blue wool dress, using indigo to dye the wool.  Which made me wonder.. what color was Bree’s dress? That’s simple, indigo blue, right?...

Inspired by Eliza Pinckney's Indigo: Madame Magar’s Studio

I recently had the opportunity to visit Charleston and the Charleston Museum for their launch of the “Pinckney Project.” The “Project” is an initiative dedicated to raising funds to conserve one of Eliza Lucas Pinckney’s...
From: SilkDamask on 16 May 2015

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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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.