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Your search for posts with tags containing Status found 11 posts

March 26

GUEST CURATOR: Sean Duda What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the New-York Journal (March 23, 1769). “A HARPSICHORD, completely fitted, Maker’s Name (Mahoon, London:).” This brief...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Mar 2019

March 9

GUEST CURATOR: Olivia Burke What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Weekly News-Letter (March 9, 1769). “LEMMONS new Fruit.” Many kinds of fruit were considered a rare luxury in the eighteenth century,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Mar 2019

March 4

GUEST CURATOR: Olivia Burke What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the New-York Journal (March 4, 1769). “PAINT STORE … Yellow oaker … Prussian blue.” This advertisement for...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Mar 2019

February 28

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (February 28, 1769). “LADIES Hair is dressed in different Manners.” On February 28, 1769, Samuel Archer advertised his services...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Feb 2019

November 9

GUEST CURATOR: Carolyn Crawford What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Massachusetts Gazette (November 6, 1766).“A great Variety of GOODS … cotton gowns … womens mitts and pompadore gloves.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Nov 2016

November 8

GUEST CURATOR: Carolyn Crawford What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Massachusetts Gazette (November 6, 1766).“Robert Jenkins … has just imported … Fur Trimmings.” Robert Jenkins carried...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Nov 2016

May 8

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Journal (May 8, 1766).Pennsylvania Journal (May 8, 1766).“ANCHORS manufactured in America.” “I have for some time carried on the business here.” Daniel...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 May 2016

A cordial for those on a budget

By Jennifer Munroe When we read recipe books, we are accustomed to seeing lists of ingredients (and accessories) that might lead us to infer a difference in how much they cost to make. One recipe from the Sloane collection in … Continue reading...
From: The Recipes Project on 1 Oct 2013

Recipes against the plague – in pharmaceutical code?

By Tillmann Taape Although the plague is best known for having wiped out about a third of Europe’s population in the fourteenth century, it continued to loom large as a threat to people’s health for hundreds of years, and medical … Continue...
From: The Recipes Project on 10 Sep 2013

How did they (seat a king) in Richard II

Richard II today Looking at this picture of Jonathan Slinger as Richard II  you are struck by the richness of the image with the stairs doubling as a throne for the king. As Richard’s status declined Jonathan took his seat further down the staircase. Then...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 24 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:

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.