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Men & women adopt the Greenhouse in Early America

The possibility of growing tender plants in greenhouses had fascinated early Americans at least since the 1st half of the 18C in colonial America. But the price of glass in colonial & early America remained high until nearly the middle of the 19C,...
From: 18th-century American Women on 28 Apr 2014

Rose Reverie

These are the rose weeks of the summer in central New England: while newer varieties of roses are bred to be repeat- or ever-blooming the older varieties bloom now, so if you walk the streets of an older city or town you’re going to see bursting...
From: streets of salem on 24 Jun 2019

Lake of Flowers

'The Miracle of the Immobility of Santa Lucia'Leandro Bassano, using Florentine lakes.In the final part of Antonio Neri's 1612 book on glassmaking, [1] he presents several recipes that are devoted to pigments for painting. His intention for including...
From: Conciatore on 14 Jun 2019

Shakespeare and National Gardening Week

The first of May seems to have been one of Shakespeare’s favourite days. In Much Ado About Nothing Beatrice is compared with her cousin Hero : she “exceeds her as much in beauty as the first of May doth the last of December”.  We...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 1 May 2019

Historic Shops of Lisbon

My first and last purchases in Lisbon were books titled Historic Shops of Lisbon and Historical Shops in Lisbon and in between I tried to visit as many of the shops featured in these two books as possible: and then some. It was very clear to...
From: streets of salem on 22 Mar 2019

Lake of Flowers

'The Miracle of the Immobility of Santa Lucia'Leandro Bassano, using Florentine lakes.In the final part of Antonio Neri's 1612 book on glassmaking, [1] he presents several recipes that are devoted to pigments for painting. His intention for including...
From: Conciatore on 5 Sep 2018

Lake of Flowers

'The Miracle of the Immobility of Santa Lucia' Leandro Bassano, using Florentine lakes. In the final part of Antonio Neri's 1612 book on glassmaking, [1] he presents several recipes that are devoted to pigments for painting. His intention for including...
From: Conciatore on 18 Oct 2017

Life for Martha Washington at Mount Vernon Before the Presidency

1757 Detail John Wollaston (1710-1775) Martha Dandridge Custis Washington (1731-1802)  (Daniel Parke Custis) (George Washington) Life for Martha Washington at Mount Vernon Before the Presidency At Mount Vernon, Martha Dandridge Custis Washington's...
From: 18th-century American Women on 25 Jul 2017

What’s up in Salem

I had a dream the night before last about William Huntingdon Sanders, shivering with his Malaria-induced fever on a hospital piazza in Cuba, unattended and very much alone. When I woke up, I walked up to Harmony Grove Cemetery to see his grave, and on...
From: streets of salem on 28 Apr 2017

Finding Shakespeare Blog Round-up: March 2017

Take a look at the latest blog posts from the collections team at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! (1 Mar) Hamlet in Welsh The earliest translation that the SBT archives hold is the 1864 translation of Hamlet by D Griffiths;...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 1 Apr 2017

Historical Trekking. Foraging. Wild Plant Foods.

Pink Spiral Orchid Spiranthes australis. We have these growing in the forest in the bottom of Butterfly Valley near Cattail Pond. The roots can apparently be roasted & eaten though I have not tried any yet.Habitat: New England NSW & parts of...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 27 Jan 2017

Lake of Flowers

'The Miracle of the Immobility of Santa Lucia' Leandro Bassano, using Florentine lakes. In the final part of Antonio Neri's 1612 book on glassmaking, [1] he presents several recipes that are devoted to pigments for painting. His intention for including...
From: Conciatore on 2 Nov 2016

Countdown Day 8: Flowers and Love

Today we turn our thoughts to love…And to flowers.  Flowers and love seem to be interconnected throughout history.  Roses in particular have romantic associations going back to classical mythology.  The red rose was considered to...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 7 Sep 2016

Countdown Day 4: Houseplants in Shakespeare’s Day

Day 4 of the Heritage Open Day countdown is all about houseplants in Shakespeare’s day and the world of Tudor floral decoration. Today’s blog is by Billie Thomas. When looking at the use of house plants in Tudor Britain, I was surprised by...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 3 Sep 2016

Countdown Day 2: Why blue flowers should be avoided

A blog by Billie Thomas, one of our Casual Reading Room Services Assistants. Day 2 of our Heritage Open Day countdown will tell you all you need to know about the dangers of blue flowers according to those superstitious Tudors! Across England blue was...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 1 Sep 2016

10 Surprising things we’ve learnt: Heritage Open Days preparation

Heritage Open Days is nearly here and we hope you will be able to join us on September 10th or 11th for our pop-up exhibition in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, here at the Shakespeare Centre.  This year we are looking at the theme of “Gardens and...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 24 Aug 2016

Sight seeing in Alsace

A holiday in Alsace, in the celebrated village of Riquewihr. All new to me, and stemming from a recommendation from a cycling friend years ago. Alsace reminded me in some ways of Belgium: a place that has had the tides of history sweep through...
From: Early Modern Whale on 11 Jul 2016

Trekking Finds. Foraging. Fire, Food & Drink.

We left early this morning on a scout, it was overcast but I saw no immediate threat of rain. We travelled up over Dragon's Tol & went as far as Hazard Valley, the latter named for a close family friend who went under before he could get his cabin...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 Nov 2015

Lake of Flowers

'The Miracle of the immobility of Santa Lucia' Leandro Bassano, using Florentine lakes. In the final part of Antonio Neri's 1612 book on glassmaking, [1] he presents several recipes that are devoted to pigments for painting. His intention for including...
From: Conciatore on 6 Nov 2015

A Legacy of Needlework: Mrs. Delany, Part I

theskyisachart: Mary Granville, or Mrs. Delany, is remembered for her letters, and for her elaborate paper flower work and magnificent needlework. What’s most remarkable about Mrs. Delany is the fact that she only hit her artistic stride after...

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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.