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Your search for posts with tags containing Surveillance found 7 posts

April 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “RUN-AWAY … a NEGRO FELLOW, named MONDAY.” Newspaper coverage of the Boston Massacre in the weeks after it happened resulted in greater dissemination of advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Apr 2020

December 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A negro Man named TOM … has a scar on one of his wrists.”   The final issue of the New-London Gazette published in 1769 included several advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Dec 2019

December 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “RUN away … an Apprentice Lad.” In December 1769, David Smith turned to the Providence Gazette when his apprentice, Eliazer Peck, “a Shoemaker by Trade,”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Dec 2019

Digital History in the Surveillance State

What will happen to history if the boundary between public and private information disappears? Jonathan Wilson contemplates the ethics of history in an age of mass surveillance.
From: The Junto on 8 Jul 2014

Review: Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, dir. Maria Aberg at Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, 27 March-3 May 2014.

The program accompanying Maria Aberg’s production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing sets the intellectual mood for the performance. Its main body consists of three articles. The first article ‘Stranger in the House’ by Julie...
From: Hobbinol's Blog on 8 May 2014

Everyman’s Home is his Castle: Debating Privacy

My post is inspired by being asked to offer the historical context of privacy for Radio 4’s Summer Nights episode ‘Is Privacy Over-rated’. The show then decided not to include me, but I thought I’d put to use my thoughts … Continue reading...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 23 Aug 2013

Freedom of speech, of the press, the right to assemble

Point and Shoot, Martha Rosner Dear Friends and readers, As anyone who has watched TV in the last few months, read periodicals of any sort, read articles on the Internet, knows freedom of speech. of the press, and the right to assemble are just now under...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 18 Jun 2013

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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).

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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.