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Maastricht 1673

This siege is a key event in the period. Search this blog for Maastricht
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 16 Feb 2019

Interview with John Maass, author of  George Washington’s Virginia

Historian and author John Maass goes beyond the archives in his study of history, which gives his work a refreshing originality.  He brings an... The post Interview with John Maass, author of  George Washington’s Virginia appeared first...

Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Kildare and Cork

Proving to be a seasonal hit, Shakespeare’s early comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be staged in both Kildare and Cork this month. In Kildare, Dream will be performed by the Moat Club, an award-winning amateur drama group that...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 9 Jun 2016

Guest Post: Revisiting Women of the Republic with Linda Kerber at the American Antiquarian Society

In a guest post today, Carl Robert Keyes and two of his students at Assumption College discuss the impact of Linda Kerber's Women of the Republic.
From: The Junto on 5 Nov 2015

The Digital Antiquarian: Keeping It Old, Making It New

Guest poster Carl Keyes recaps the recent Digital Antiquarian Conference and Workshop held at the American Antiquarian Society.
From: The Junto on 12 Jun 2015

Brigadier General John de Haas: A Bad Example to Others

Many of the officers who became generals in the Continental Army started out with noble intentions but politics and business often pulled them away from fighting against Great Britain to more personal goals. John Sullivan returned to Congress after his...

Maastricht Fortress of St Peter

This years expedition was to the Limburg Capital of Maastricht were we visited the St Peter Fortress. In 1672 the St Peter Hill was used by the French to bombard the city and near the city using the hill's cave system (the rock is used as a building material),...
From: Anno Domini 1672 on 3 Mar 2015

New Horizons @ AAS

Sara Georgini interviews Molly O’Hagan Hardy, Digital Humanities Curator at the American Antiquarian Society, about the organization's digital projects.
From: The Junto on 5 Oct 2013

Democratizing Pedagogy: The Just Teach One Project

Last week when the Junto hosted the History Carnival we noted the creation of the “Just Teach One” project, co-sponsored by the American Antiquarian Society and Common-place. Today we’d like to take a closer look at what promises to...
From: The Junto on 6 May 2013

The Week in Early American History

Mail service was suspended in New England on Saturday (sadly, a possible harbinger of things to come), but a massive snowstorm (and the pain of shoveling) cannot stop the Junto’s week-in-review post. It seems odd that the day is passing with relatively...
From: The Junto on 10 Feb 2013

The Week in Early American History

A relatively quiet week here; with the semester now underway everywhere, it’s probably not such a bad thing that we have fewer links to share. In any case, a little Revolution, an unidentified diary, and a forgotten war … on to the links!...
From: The Junto on 3 Feb 2013

Battle of Grolle 1627 - 2012

The bumph readsThe Battle for Grolle is a regular historical reenactment of the siege of the fortified border town of Groenlo (formerly known as Grol or Grolle) in the Achterhoek (NL) in 1627 during the Dutch Revolt. In the battle against the Spanish,...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 28 Oct 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.