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Exploring Parisian archives thanks to the BSECS/Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment Travel Award

Tabitha Baker is a 3rd-year PhD student at the University of Warwick and V&A Museum. Her thesis is entitled ‘The Embroidery Trade in Eighteenth-Century France’ and is an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership project supervised...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 14 Nov 2017

Defoe, Truth, and Lies: CFP for BSECS 2018

Call For Papers:  Defoe Society panel at the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies annual conference, Oxford, January 2018. ‘Defoe, Truth, and Lies’ But these Men care not what Injurious Things they Write, not what they Say,...
From: Manicule on 7 Sep 2017

The formation of a revolutionary journalist: Jean-Paul Marat

Nigel Ritchie is last year’s recipient of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Travelling Award. Please note that the deadline for 2017 is 17 Jan. 2017. My thesis aims to link the experiences, influences and ideas gained from Jean-Paul...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 4 Jan 2017

Bring your laptop: BSECS 2016 session

The following post contains links and materials used for the demonstration workshop ‘Bring your laptop: working with digital texts from the Text Creation Partnership’. Presentation slides here [pdf] [coming soon] Text Creation Partnership...
From: Manicule on 8 Jan 2016

Post-traumatic disorder in Post-Revolutionary France

As this year’s recipient of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Travelling Award,[1] I was able to extend my stay in the French city of La Rochelle for three weeks of study in their departmental and municipal archives in March of...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 5 Oct 2015

BSECS 2016: Writing, Religion, and Enlightenment Panel

Call for Papers: Writing, Religion, and Enlightenment panel at BSECS 2016 (St Hugh’s College, Oxford, 6th-8th January 2016) The focus of this panel is the relationship between writing and religion in the period of the Enlightenment (broadly interpreted)....
From: Dissenting Experience on 4 Oct 2015

Liberate the Text @BSECS conference 2015

I was extremely pleased with such a positive response to my workshop on digital editing, ECCO, 18thConnect, the Oxford Text Archive, and EEBO-TCP (whew!). Thanks to all who attended and especially for the fascinating discussion that ensued. As promised...
From: Manicule on 7 Jan 2015

VF networking at 2014/15 academic conferences

Colonial Williamsburg In March I visited Colonial Williamsburg where I was ‘personning’ the bookstand at the annual ASECS. I stayed at the Cedars B&B (rather than the plush conference hotel), and as usual I enjoyed meeting existing ‘friends...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 22 May 2014

Would you credit it?

I started 2013 with an academic bang attending the annual conference of the British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies for three days last week. The theme was ‘Credit, Money and the Market’ which attendees used to discuss a wide range...
From: Board of Longitude project on 10 Jan 2013

Notes on Post Tags Search

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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:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

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.