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The Vault

Interview with Carly Osborn and Justin Wight, by Erika von Kaschke. The Vault is an online game project of CHE for ages 12–15 years, connecting emotions, history and material culture. The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for...
From: Histories of Emotion on 30 Nov 2018

July 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (July 6, 1768).“EVANS, TAYLOR, HABIT and CLOAK-MAKER, from LONDON.” Except for the mononym, this advertisement by Evans in the July 6, 1768, edition...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Jul 2018

Aphra Behn: cultural translator and editorial intermediary

Here Dr. Jocelyn Hargrave of Monash University shares with us a fascinating insight into the connections between academia and publishing, and how working in both fields has informed her research.  Her article “Aphra Behn: Cultural Translator...
From: CERAE Impressions: A Blog on 23 May 2018

Saratoga’s Scotsmen Fought for King George (Guest Blog by Saratoga National Historical Park, NY) BBC Civilisations Festival

    For the BBC Civilisations Festival we have some special guest posts. This one is written by Eric Schnitzer from Saratoga National Historical Park, Stillwater, NY. A correspondent…with the officers of the Highland regiments at present...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 5 Mar 2018

“Native American Revolutions” Introduction – A Series on #VastEarlyNativeAmerica

Intro: Any perceptive #twitterstorian or scholar of the Age of Revolutions will notice the repeated reference to the idea of #VastEarlyAmerica. Karin Wulf named her blog after the historiographical shift. Other group and personal blogs have started to...
From: Age of Revolutions on 16 Oct 2017

September 15

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (September 15, 1766).“All Persons may be supplied with DRUGS and MEDICINES of the freshest and best Kinds.” In his capacity as executor of Thomas Aston’s...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Sep 2016

Big Emotions in the Classroom

By Melissa Raine Australian schools are increasingly recognising the importance of children’s emotional lives and adopting programs designed to enhance their emotional awareness. I want, however, to step back from current Australian practice and...
From: Histories of Emotion on 1 Jun 2016

The Emotions of Loss

  Henry in the Snow, 2003By Grace Moore, The University of Melbourne At 11 this morning, I’ll watch my dear friend Henry close his eyes for the last time. He first came to live with me when he was an eight week-old puppy: sassy, energetic and...
From: Histories of Emotion on 12 May 2016

Time for an Update!

  It seems amazing to think that already four years have passed since I set up this website with the help of the lovely Alex Barrett of Wick IT Services. In that time I have written over a hundred posts, transcribed more than fifty Wills, uploaded...
From: A Parcel of Ribbons on 5 Aug 2015

SHARP 2013 Digital Projects and Tools Showcase

In mid-July the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) met for its twenty-first annual conference, “Geographies of the Book,” in Philadelphia. Hosted by University of Pennsylvania, the conference included a...
From: Early Modern Online Bibliography on 29 Jul 2013

Sunday Mornings at Our House: Ireland on the Radio

We are up betimes at our house Sunday morning--except for the dogs, who go back to sleep--getting ready to attend 8:00 a.m. at the Church of St. Anthony of Padua. One highlight every Sunday is EWTN's Catholic Connection, with Kathy Kinnott broadcasting...

English Broadside Ballad Archive (EBBA at UCSB)

This is the second of a two-part series on free digital archives featuring English ballads.  It follows Eleanor’s discussion of the JISC-funded Broadside Ballad Initiative at Oxford. The University of California at Santa Barbara has created a free...
From: Early Modern Online Bibliography on 25 Feb 2013

How to Prepare for a Pilgrimage

Vanessa Denha-Garmo asked a very good question at the end of her interview of Father Steve Matejas and me on Catholic Connection last week: How should people prepare for going on the Catholic Martyrs of England Pilgrimage? Here are some hints:1)...

Ditgital Tools: Image Matching within Printed Materials

Book historians, bibliographers, and early modern scholars working on word and image relationships are no doubt excited by new digital tools that allow one to search and match images. The Oxford University’s JISC-funded Integrated Broadside Ballad...
From: Early Modern Online Bibliography on 27 Jan 2013

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.