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Your search for posts with tags containing ribbon found 7 posts

Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021

There have been great celebrations since Coventry was been named as the 2021 UK City of Culture. It was an unexpected winner, most people’s view of the city being based on the confusing road network and its modern housing and shops, constructed...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 8 Dec 2017

18th c Ribbons

18th c ribbons came in all shapes and sizes, more combinations than one can shake a stick at, and the colors!  Woven, brocaded, striped, moire, picot edge, metallic, net, dotted, and the list goes on. Ribbons were a necessary luxury for holding...

18th c Ribbons

Ribbon, ribbon who's got the ribbon?  Well right now there is plain silk satin or silk taffeta. Perfect for the 18th century but uniform across the hobby.  And I do mean uniform, but what were the choices of ribbons in the 18th century?First...

Guest Blog – Katherine Clements on witchcraft

From Homer and Shakespeare to JK Rowling, witchcraft has long been a source of inspiration for authors. Novelists return again and again to re-imagine well known historical cases, such as Pendle and Salem, for their enthusiastic audiences. But what makes...
From: Witchcraft in Poland on 29 Mar 2015

A Parcel of Ribbons now on Kindle

The book A Parcel of Ribbons is now available on Amazon Kindle   You can of course still buy the paperback from Amazon or and other outlets which has the advantage of being a physical book and of having the index. Kindle format still...
From: A Parcel of Ribbons on 14 Nov 2014

‘The valiant never taste of death but once’: Mandela and Shakespeare

Today we’ve heard the sad news of Nelson Mandela’s passing. Mandela’s lasting legacy will be bridging the great divides in South Africa, which has inspired people around the world. He in turn drew inspiration from many sources including the works...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 6 Dec 2013

Blog Anniversary

It is just over a year since I began weekly postings on this blog. I set up the website while I was working on the research for what eventually became the book  A Parcel of Ribbons, because at that stage I did not know if it ever would become a book,...
From: A Parcel of Ribbons on 1 Sep 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:{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.