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GUEST CURATOR: Ceara Morse What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (March 20, 1767).“BETWEEN sixty and seventy likely NEGROES … among whom are carpenters, coopers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Mar 2017

Hand Drill Friction Fire Step-by-Step Tutorial: Making Drill to Starting...

This is not an Australian video, but the same applies if you are using the grass tree plant, also know as Yacca. This is the brother of one of our group members on our official forum. Great video & well worth watching.Keith.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 9 Jan 2017


Artist: Carl Larsson (1853-1919)
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 15 Nov 2016

Hydref fest gives visitors glimpse of 18th century life

Hydref fest gives visitors glimpse of 18th century life Andy and Bob Karnavas, blacksmiths, at the Hydref festival in 2015 at the Depreciation Lands Museum in Hampton.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 20 Sep 2016

September 16

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 16, 1766).“A LIKELY young Negro Fellow, who is a good Ship-Carpenter and Caulker.” As this advertisement vividly demonstrates,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Sep 2016

Dissertating with Scrivener

Michael D. Hattem gives a tour of how he used Scrivener in researching and writing his dissertation.
From: The Junto on 5 Sep 2016

June 23

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette (June 23, 1766).“Having served a regular Apprenticeship to the Business, he flatters himself he cannot fail of giving general Satisfaction.” “DALLAS, Silk...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Jun 2016

Piece of Skill!

I don’t usually advertise or publicise other people’s work in this blog, and I don’t usually stray beyond my usual naval and historical themes; but today, I’m making an exception. Regular readers will know that Michael Berliner,...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 20 Jun 2016

Academic publishing and graduate students: Thought for the day

My grandfather was born in 1909: not old enough for the First World War and too old for the Second, he served in the US Navy between the two. He had, I think, about three or four years of elementary school before leaving to work; though...
From: memorious on 17 Jun 2016

Arguing for history: If not skills, then what?

The quiet, leafy corner of Twitter where I spend increasing amounts of my time exploded this morning with responses to the following statement: Society doesn’t need a 21-year-old who is a sixth century historian. It needs a 21-year-old who really...
From: memorious on 31 May 2016

Skills are not the answer: further thoughts on (not) selling history

[This continues an earlier post.] To pick up where I left off: Historians, history departments, and historical organizations are — rightly — worried about a decline in the study of history at the undergraduate level. There is no...
From: memorious on 27 May 2016

Skills, Knowledge, and (Not) Selling History

Why study history? What can I do with a history degree? Why is the history major in decline? These three questions, or variations of them, seem to have been with us forever, or at least as long as I’ve been studying history (taking in college, that’s...
From: memorious on 22 May 2016

Our Group's Woodsrunner Skills List.

Woodsrunner’s Skills. New England Colonial Living History Group 1680-1760. This is a list of basic skills in which I personally would expect an 18th century woodsman or woods-woman to have some experience with in our group. ·     ...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 20 Feb 2016

Post-war British theatre: Finlay, Gaskill and British Black and Asian Shakespeare

Frank Finlay as Iago and Laurence Olivier as Othello Almost swamped by the understandable outpouring of tributes for the late Sir Terry Wogan, the death of the fine actor Frank Finlay at 89 has passed with little attention this week. Most people remember...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 5 Feb 2016

Children Of The New Forest forced to do Chores, 17th Century Style

These are only some of the chores that colonial children were required to perform. These children come from a wealthy household, but have come on hard times & are forced to live in the woods. Although this is in England & not the American colonies,...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 22 Dec 2015

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.