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July 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (July 11, 1769). “WATCHES CLEANED in 30 Minutes.” John Simnet, a watchmaker from London, made his presence in Portsmouth known in 1769 with a series of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Jul 2019

Safe keeping of Firearms when Travelling.

FIREARMS ACT 1996 - SECT 126Safekeeping of firearms and cartridge ammunition while being carried or used(1) A person who is carrying or using a category A or B longarm must—(a) ensure that the firearm is carried and used in a manner that is secure...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 2 Nov 2018

National Firearms Agreement Australia 2017. Personal protection is not a genuine reason for using a firearm!!!

Personal protection is not a genuine reason for using a firearm. NATIONAL FIREARMS AGREEMENT Council of Australian Governments An agreement between n the Commonwealth of Australia and n the States and Territories, being: t The State of New South Wales...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 26 Mar 2017

Twelfth Night, Or the Five Stages of Trying Not to Sound Like a Douchebag

When I started reading the complete works of Shakespeare this year, I was more eager to write about the plays than read them. Now, almost a year later, a few mere plays and a handful of poems from the end, I am putting off writing to read. The year is...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 18 Dec 2016

What was the Act of Settlement?

In 1701 the English Parliament passed the Act of Settlement, but what was this act and why was it put into place? Basically, the Act of Settlement was passed in 1701 to decide who would take the English and Irish crowns following Queen Anne. The issue...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 17 Jun 2016

Detector Lock.

Detector lock by John Wilkes from Victoria and Albert Museum on Vimeo.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 5 Oct 2015

Firearm Legislation For NSW Australia. A Quick Run-Down or Legislation In Brief.

Firearms in Australia are used for hunting & target shooting. Farmers & landholders have a responsibility to eradicate feral animals on their land. Feral animals include: goats, wild boar, rabbits, foxes, feral cats & feral dogs. The wild...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 30 Jun 2015

Equipment, Comfort and Weight. Historical Trekking and Survival.

Equipment, Comfort and Weight.Historical Trekking and Survival.Choosing the equipment you need to match your persona takes time and research. It has to be within your period, or earlier. Any items out of character need a good story to back up its use....
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 15 Jan 2015

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

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.