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Conference on Illinois History

The annual Conference on Illinois History is currently being held at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois from 5-9 October 2020. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the conference is a virtual event this year, allowing...

Marketing Premodern Studies Beyond Academia

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library recently hosted an online seminar on Marketing Premodern Studies Beyond Academia. This seminar, organized by Christopher Fletcher (Newberry Library) and Lindsey Martin (Northwestern University)...

Oral History Jobs

Many cultural organizations and foundations hire historians to conduct historical research, analyze historical sources, present historical findings, and manage archival collections. The HistoryMakers, a non-profit organization based in Chicago, is currently...

Historical Archivist Jobs

Many federal, state, and local government institutions offer historical archivist jobs, as do museums, corporations, and non-for-profit organizations. Historical archivists typically work with collections of personal papers, official records, company...

Historians Consulting on Historical Films

Historians often critique historical films through film reviews and newspaper articles that are written after the films are released or when Oscar nominations generate media buzz. Journalists sometimes ask historians to “fact check” and assess...

American Historical Association Annual Meeting in Chicago

  The American Historical Association 2019 Annual Meeting wrapped up yesterday. Historians from across the United States (and beyond) met for four days in Chicago to discuss new research, graduate education, undergraduate education, professional...

Frank Valadez AHA Spotlight

Frank Valadez, my friend and fellow UIUC graduate History alum, is featured in an American Historical Association spotlight today! Frank is an amazingly flexible history thinker and practitioner who currently serves as  Director of the Division...

Greg Bereiter Feature

Greg Bereiter (Ph.D. in History, Northern Illinois University) is featured in the American Historical Association’s Member Spotlight. Greg wrote his doctoral dissertation with me on clerical militancy during the French Wars of Religion.  I...

French Legion d’honneur and Economic Crisis

The French Legion d’honneur (Legion of Honor), which was created by Napoléon I, periodically creates controversy. The famed Legion d’honneur is granted for military and civil service to the French nation, but the honor has a long and complex...

Digital Humanities Position in Military History

Rowan Technology Solutions, LLC is looking to hire a talented, creative, and agile historian to partner with the United States Military Academy, Department of History building innovative digital learning products. The selected candidate will be responsible...

New Report on Jobs for Historians

The American Historical Association (AHA) has released a new report on jobs for historians. The AHA normally issues its job reports in January each year, but has decided to shift the annual report to September, at the beginning of the hiring cycle. The...

Oral History Researcher Position

The HistoryMakers seeks to hire a full time Oral History Researcher to complete in-depth research for its video oral history interviews across a wide variety of occupations and fields (i.e. STEM, law, art, education, music, etc.). The researcher/writer...

Marc Bloch Prize

The Marc Bloch Prize for 2015 will be awarded to the author of the best new MA thesis in early modern or modern European history and in the history of Europe in the world. The winner will receive a prize of €3,000 and will be invited to give a talk...

Rising Cost of Not Attending College

A new research survey by the Pew Research Center demonstrates the rising costs of not attending college. “On virtually every measure of economic well-being and career attainment—from personal earnings to job satisfaction to the share employed...

Early Modern Historian’s Memoir

John H. Elliott, a noted historian of early modern Spain and its empire, has published a memoir of his career as a historian. His memoir is entitled History in the Making (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2012). Eliott is known above all for his...

I Quit: A Teacher’s Resignation

Another veteran history teacher has resigned. In his letter of resignation, this high school teacher laments that “I am not leaving my profession, in truth, it has left me. It no longer exists.” Gerald J. Conti, a social studies teacher at...

Rachel Maddow on the Importance of History

Rachel Maddow recently spoke at Stanford University. According to the Stanford Report, “Asked by students what kind of major she looks for in a successful job candidate, Rachel Maddow, the popular television host and best-selling author, did not...

Stephanie Coontz Lecture at NIU

Stephanie Coontz, a leading gender historian, will be presenting at Northern Illinois University today. Coontz will offer a  seminar on “How to Talk to the Media About Your Scholarship (and Get Them to Listen).” The seminar will be held in the Capitol...

High School Teaching and Incoming College Students

An American high school teacher has issued a stern warning to college and university professors: brace yourselves. Kenneth Bernstein—a recently retired high school teacher of government in the Washington, DC, area—paints a bleak portrait of the incoming...

The Role of Dissertation Research

An article, provocatively entitled “The Dissertation Can No Longer Be Defended,” in the Chronicle of Higher Education discusses new digital models for dissemination of dissertation research. Stacey Patton, the author, begins her article by...

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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:

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.