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Living statues and literary pageants: Shakespeare’s Birthday 2018

Mr Shakespeare ready for the 2018 celebrations This weekend Shakespeare’s 454th birthday will be celebrated in the town of his birth, as it has been for nearly two centuries. While there are elements of the Birthday that have become traditional,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 19 Apr 2018

History Carnival 159: A Question of Scale

By Lisa Smith Welcome to History Carnival 159! We’re delighted here at The Recipes Project to be hosting the September edition. It’s been a great month for history blogging and I was spoiled for choice. Some months, themes just seem to suggest...
From: The Recipes Project on 1 Oct 2016

Coming Soon… History Carnival 159!

On October 1, I’ll be pleased to host History Carnival 159 at The Recipes Project. A History Carnival is a round-up of the best of the history blogging in the last month. History here is widely defined to include academic or popular history and...
From: The Recipes Project on 26 Sep 2016

Reblogged: History Carnival 157: Anything but Brexit

the many-headed monster Brodie Waddell If you’re in Britain and reading a history blog, you’ve probably spent most of the last week thinking about Brexit, reading about Brexit, and arguing about Brexit. I’m sure at least some of you...
From: Early Modern Notes on 4 Jul 2016

History Carnival 151

Welcome to the History Carnival for November 2015. It’s more than five years since I last hosted the Carnival and nearly 11 years since I first hosted it. In fact, I managed to miss its 10th anniversary in January altogether. So, this is a rather...
From: Early Modern Notes on 1 Nov 2015

The History Carnival is coming back to EMN!

It’s been a loooong time, so I’m pleased to say that I’m hosting the History Carnival right here on 1 November. But if you’re asking, what is the History Carnival? Well: a monthly showcase of blog writing about history, usually...
From: Early Modern Notes on 18 Oct 2015

Beginnings and Endings: History Carnival 15

It’s been one month since I started my new job at the University of Essex. Settling in has been a busy and fun process. The moving company now tells me that my boxes should be in England by the weekend. One month and a new start in life has simply...
From: The Sloane Letters Blog on 1 Oct 2015

Changes… and a History Carnival!

If you’re still around, dear readers, then you will have noticed that the blog has remained quiet–despite the end of my maternity leave. There is a reason for this: I have been caught up in a flurry of paperclips and packing. At the start...
From: The Sloane Letters Blog on 18 Sep 2015

History Carnival 147

Happy Canada Day and welcome to History Carnival 147!  I’m excited to host this month and help showcase some of June’s best history blog posts.  This month we have a number of fantastic posts that highlight the sheer breadth of...

History Carnival #139

We are very pleased to be hosting History Carnival #139 at the Recipes Project this month! We have a wealth of interesting posts to show you this month. Education and the teaching of history has been a hot topic recently. … Continue reading →
From: The Recipes Project on 1 Nov 2014

History Carnival 135

If “Carnival” still makes you think of calypso or Bakhtin, you’ve been missing out.  The monthly History Carnival is a collection of – and showcase for – blog posts that say something about history.This month we have a number of fantastic...

Carnivalesque 100: the World We Have Lost/Gained edition

I started blogging in about May 2004, near the end of the early phase of the history of blogging, although the history blogosphere and academic blogging was very much in its infancy. The very first blog carnival (begun 2002, I think) was the Carnival...
From: Early Modern Notes on 18 Jan 2014

Jamaican Christmas & John Canoe

    Christmas in Jamaica before emancipation was one of the few periods in the year when slaves were able to enjoy themselves, free for a brief period from work. If they were lucky they received extra rations of food and possibly cloth or clothing...
From: A Parcel of Ribbons on 24 Dec 2013

The Back-to-School Edition: Cesque 97

Welcome to the pre-modern blog carnival, Carnivalesque 97! Hosting the carnival has proved a welcome distraction from the busy-ness of a new academic year. It’s given me a great excuse to keep up with my blog reading. In late summer, … Continue...
From: The Sloane Letters Blog on 9 Sep 2013

History Carnival CXXV

Roll up, roll up, for the 125th history carnival! Here we have a selection, a variety, a tasting of blogs on all matters historical from the past month to delight and divert all and everyone. So, without further fake circus patter (which I’m not...
From: historywomble on 1 Sep 2013

Carnivalesque: Call for Posts!

During the week of September 7, I’ll be delighted to host Carnivalesque: a round-up of wonderful blog posts–any discipline–on the pre-1800 period. I’ll be celebrating one year of blogging at Sloane Letters and the start of the...
From: The Sloane Letters Blog on 28 Aug 2013

History Carnival – Call for Posts

I am delighted to announce that on 1 September, historywomble will be hosting the 125th History Carnival. The idea behind the carnivals is to showcase historical blogging from the previous month; the last edition was hosted by Early Modern Medicine. So...
From: historywomble on 13 Aug 2013

History Carnival 121

The Junto hosts History Carnival 121, a compendium of the best of the past month of history blog writing.
From: The Junto on 1 May 2013

Call for Links: History Carnival on May 1

We're hosting the 121st monthly History Carnival on May 1. Nominate your favorite April history blogposts!
From: The Junto on 26 Apr 2013

Confessing and Feasting in Shrovetide

As I mentioned yesterday, I'll be on the Son Rise Morning Show to talk about Shrovetide and its aspects of confessing and feasting: the spiritual and practical preparations for Lent. You may listen live here on the EWTN Radio network.Here is a good source...

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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.