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Your search for posts with tags containing Organization found 14 posts

May 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Pencill’d China,” “Burnt Image China,” “Blue and white China.” Like many other colonial shopkeepers, George Ball published an extensive...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 May 2020

March 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “ORDERED, That the above Resolution be published in the next Gazette.” In March 1770 the Union Society published a notice in the Georgia Gazette that announced its members...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Mar 2020

The pros & cons and ups & downs of OCR and Scrivener

(Warning: tech talk ahead!) I’ve been putting research documents into Scrivener, assuming that they were searchable. After all, one oft-stated advantage of using Scrivener is that you have all your documents in one place. It’s true that I...
From: Baroque Explorations on 18 Oct 2019

March 29

GUEST CURATOR: Sean Duda What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (March 29, 1769). “RUN AWAY … A NEGRO FELLOW, named ABRAM.” This advertisement contains the description of a runaway...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Mar 2019

The Order of Things

By Sietske Fransen, with Saskia Klerk Today I want to go back to the first post in my series with Saskia Klerk (last post here) to consider in more depth the order in which recipes were written down in manuscript BPL3603. We initially mentioned that the...
From: The Recipes Project on 4 Oct 2016

Yes, Virginia, there was an American Enlightenment

Michael D. Hattem responds to a panel on the state of the field of "the transatlantic Enlightenment in America" at the 2014 OAH Annual Meeting.
From: The Junto on 17 Apr 2014

Is Blogging Scholarship? Reflections on the OAH Panel

Ken Owen reflects on the "Is Blogging Scholarship?" panel in which he participated at this past weekend's 2014 OAH Annual Meeting.
From: The Junto on 15 Apr 2014

A Catalanian pic nic society at private rehearsal

Six members of the society sit in a row, each singing a different song. All are ugly and elderly except one lady who turns to her neighbour singing, “In sweetest harmony we live.” The latter, almost bald, sits on the extreme left, singing,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 18 Jul 2013

Organization and Procrastination

I love Things. I’ve become a to-do list junkie, and although I don’t really embrace the GTD lifestyle, LifeHacker has given me food for thought about threshing away at my inbox and slicing up the tasks and projects and goals and objectives...
From: Diane Jakacki on 19 May 2013

[Invitation to a dinner with the officers...]

First line of text: Sir, your company is desired to dine with the president, vice presidents & governors of the Lying in Charity for married women at their own habitations on Wednesday the 29th of April … Dated upper right: “London 11th...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 May 2013

Recipe Organization: It’s not as easy as A, B, C.

By Elaine Leong In my last post, I bemoaned the lack of a flexible search engine and information management technologies in the ‘favourites’ recipe box of the Epicurious iPhone app.  While still declaring my adoration for the app, I would like to...
From: The Recipes Project on 8 Nov 2012

Finding Recipes

By Elaine Leong I am a big fan of Epicurious and especially their ever-useful iPhone app. I have spent many happy hours browsing whilst waiting for various trains, buses and planes. As those of you familiar with these sorts of recipe sites know, the...
From: The Recipes Project on 25 Oct 2012

Notes on Post Tags Search

By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

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.