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Your search for posts with tags containing fundraising found 11 posts

January 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “As Advertising is attended with Expence to the College, ’tis earnestly requested that it need not be repeated.” When Rhode Island College (Now Brown University)...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jan 2021

September 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The extraordinary Forwardness of the College Edifice.” To make possible the move from Warren to its permanent home in Providence, Rhode Island College (now Brown University)...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Sep 2020

May 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The COLLEGE about to be built in this Colony, shall be erected in the Town of Providence.” On behalf of the “Committee for providing Materials and overseeing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 May 2020

April 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Sincere and hearty thanks to the benefactors of Rhode Island College.” In March 1770 Hezekiah Smith prepared to depart Charleston after a successful stay in the city. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Apr 2020

March 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “I shall leave a List of the Subscribers Names, together with their Benefactions.” In late March 1770 Stephen Hopkins, John Brown, and John Jenckes continued their efforts...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Mar 2020

January 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The COLLEGE about to be built in this Colony.” Providence, Rhode Island, is now known as the home of Brown University, but that is not where the university has always...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Jan 2020

Shakespeare in his Garden: a summer festival of plays, music and songs

Written and researched in our archive by volunteer Jann Tracy. With Shakespeare in his Garden by Marie Corelli. Reproduced by permission of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. A hundred years ago this year, during the First World War, Stratford-upon-Avon...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 25 Jul 2016

Why Do Libraries Bring Out The Best in Us?

A young JCLI volunteer (my daughter!) protesting the library’s closure. I don’t want to bore you with the story of my local library—I’ve told it a gajillion times. If you haven’t read it, you can do so here or here (I’m...
From: Out of Time on 13 Apr 2016

A Happy Thoughts Day

A “happy thoughts” Day was written by Marie Corelli to try and bring a more positive note to the dark days of war. This series of blogs supports a new exhibition at Hall’s Croft: ‘Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war’ –...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 15 Sep 2014

‘Shakespeare’s ideal of a Warwickshire woman’ Annie Justins (1872-1935)

A remarkable woman, Annie Justins had an impact on Stratford-upon-Avon before, during and after the First World War. When she died, actor and director Sir Frank Benson referred to her as ‘Shakespeare’s ideal of a Warwickshire woman’. This series...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 26 Aug 2014

The American Book

The American Book A blog by Paul Taylor, Collections Manager The American Book The collections we look after here at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust are many and varied and for some of the more unusual items it is an enquiry from a member of the public...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 15 Mar 2013

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.