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Consuming History—Or Are We?

By Marie Pellissier  I’ve always been fascinated by the appeal of food in living history museums—the sound and aromas of someone cooking over an iron stove or open hearth never fails to draw visitors’ attention. Since I moved to...
From: The Recipes Project on 23 Feb 2021

Dueling in France. 17th Century.

Market vendors go about their business while two duelers fight, exhorted by their seconds, on the Pont Neuf in Paris. Detail from an anonymous 17th-century painting. Musée Carnavalet, Paris. ON MAY 12, 1627, at about two o'clock in the afternoon,...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 21 Aug 2020

18th Century Blacksmithing.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 21 May 2020

Leaving no Tracks By Robert Griffing.

Leaving no Tracks By Robert Griffing.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 28 Apr 2020

Governor's Palace Virtual Tour.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 14 Apr 2020

How shipwreck hunter's search for a sunken galleon and lost engraved stone could rewrite Australian history by proving the Spanish landed more than a CENTURY before Captain Cook

Copywrite Ben Cropp.A shipwreck hunter has launched a new expedition to search for a sunken Spanish galleon and engraved stone lost in Queensland that, if found, could rewrite Australia's history.  Veteran documentary maker Ben Cropp is determined...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 13 Apr 2020

17th Century Horseless Self Driving Wagon.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 28 Mar 2020

New Book. By Great Rivers By Robert B. Swift

This new book tells the story of 18th century people (men and women, Native Americans, colonial agents, missionaries, fur traders, Indian captives, surveyors) living in the Appalachian region of eastern and western Pennsylvania, western New York and Ohio....
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 18 Mar 2020

From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 29 Feb 2020

Tanning Hides to make Leather in the 18th Century.

Tanning Hides to make Leather in the 18th Century.The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Leatherworker in Eighteenth-CenturyWilliamsburg, by Thomas K. FordThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere in the United States andmost other parts of the world at...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 24 Feb 2020

Warren Johnson's description of the Mohawk Valley (New York State), 1760. Copyright, Link Only. thanks to Spence at for this link.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 18 Feb 2020

You were recently nominated as a biographical candidate to be featured in the 2020 Who’s Who in America

Congratulations on your nomination! Dear Keith Henry, You were recently nominated as a biographical candidate to be featured in the 2020 Who’s Who in America- the best-known, most trusted...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 6 Feb 2020

Guernsey skeleton found near buried porpoise 'a sailor'

A skeleton found buried on a tiny island off Guernsey is thought to be that of an 18th Century Royal Navy sailor.Six leather buttons found matched those often worn by navy sailors in the latter half of the 18th Century.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 5 Feb 2020

The Pittsburgh Waste Book. Trade Items 1759.

PAGE ONE.My Thanks to Spence for the link to this book.Keith.;
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 2 Feb 2020

Priming Horn Documentation Found!

Priming Horn Information.“The priming-horn is intended to be filled with Pistol Powder, and the Ranger always to prime from it in time of action, by which method he will not be near so subject to burn priming or miss fire as He would by...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 31 Jan 2020

All about soap & shaving in the 18th century.

All about soap & shaving in the 18th century.Image taken from Perret’s Book “The Art to Shave Oneself” 1770A question was raised about what soap was used for shaving in the 18th century, so I thought I would do a little research....
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 29 Jan 2020

Axes in New France: Part 111 Casse-têtes (French Tomahawks)
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 2 Jan 2020

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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.