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Your search for posts with tags containing lantern found 11 posts

Peeling a Charley

“Peel kicks a lean old watchman behind, and drags from his shoulders his patched and tattered coat. Just behind him (right) is a big bonfire in which a watch-box and battered lanterns are blazing; beside it lie more lanterns, a rattle, and staves....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 25 Apr 2019

Lighting the Enlightenment

Try googling ‘light and enlightenment’ and see what you find. Buddhism, new age religion, mindfulness, and spirituality top the list. Scroll down and you may come across a few fleeting references to 18th-century theology. But if you are hoping...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 23 Oct 2018

An apparition

In a churchyard, a resurrection man holding a lantern, his hat and shovel at his feet, is surprised by ghost, rising from grave. In the background is a church and in the foreground, a skull and bone. Printmaker: Newton, Richard, 1777-1798, printmaker....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 13 Apr 2017

Guest post by Laurie Benson – ‘From a spark to a flame’

What was the Georgian equivalent to today’s disposable lighter?  Well, back today with us is the lovely Laurie Benson, host of the fascinating blog  The Cozy Drawing Room which you may wish to check out. Laurie is also a recently...
From: All Things Georgian on 8 Nov 2016

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 105

Unhappy sight, and hath she vanished by, So near, in so good time, so free a place? Dead glass, dost thou thy object so embrace As what my heart still sees, thou canst not spy? I swear by her I love and lack, that I Was not in fault, who bent...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 29 Jun 2016

Lighting Lanterns & Street Lighting. A Link.

Wood and Horn Lantern Aberdeenshire, Scotland 18th Century (Museum of Scotland)
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 2 Nov 2015

Projection Lanterne magique – « Faust magicien »

À l’occasion de la 5e édition du Festival de l’histoire de l’art, qui s’est tenue les 29, 30 et 31 mai 2015 à Fontainebleau, l’INHA a commandé à Noëlle Renaude un texte pour redonner...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 9 Oct 2015

Report on CRECS Sound and Vision, 28 Apr 2015

This year’s final CRECS event departed from the traditional written text, instead exploring the world of popular entertainment, in both public and domestic spheres. Sophie Coulombeau started off the proceedings with a talk titled ‘Life is...
From: CRECS// on 18 May 2015

Our final event—CRECS Sound & Vision—is on tomorrow!

Filed under: Events Tagged: ballet, drama, eighteenth century, entertainment, magic lantern shows, music, performance, phatasmagoria, Romanticism, stage
From: CRECS// on 27 Apr 2015

Next event—CRECS Sound & Vision, 28 Apr 2015

Our last CRECS event for the 2014/15 session turns to the issue of entertainment. Without the benefit of Netflix and Spotify, what did our 18th-century predecessors do in their leisure time? In an age before cinema and pre-recorded music, how could...
From: CRECS// on 24 Apr 2015

Light and Shadow in the 17th Century

by Deborah Swift When I first began writing novels set in the 17th century, I quickly became aware that lighting would play an important part in any night time scene. If outdoors, then the phase of the moon dictates how much light there is to see by,...
From: Hoydens and Firebrands on 7 Jul 2014

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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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.