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On Social Media: Much Ado About Nothing

This summer, I have had the great good fortune to contribute to Ian Doescher’s community reading initiative, the Shakespeare 2020 Project. A website and Facebook group support members of the public with free editions and resources as they read through...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 20 Jul 2020

Me — A Mild-Mannered Professor Falsely Accused of a Crime!

By Stephen Basdeo All great crime writers and crime fighters have at some point in their careers been falsely accused of a crime they didn’t commit. Jessica Fletcher in an episode of Murder, She Wrote, for instance, found herself on the “wrong...

Review of Billy Hicks, ‘Connecting’, at the Chapel Playhouse, London

A review of Billy Hicks's candid one-man play about the lonely experience of growing up in a new world of digital technology. … More Review of Billy Hicks, ‘Connecting’, at the Chapel Playhouse, London
From: Writing Privacy on 5 Mar 2019

From Platform to Publisher: Facebook, the Early American Open Press, and Alex Jones

Jordan E. Taylor explores the early American "open press" and what it can tell us about the tech giants' decision to remove Alex Jones.
From: The Junto on 7 Aug 2018

Tech Update!

Our wonderful web editor, Erica Steiner, has been an extremely busy bee in recent weeks, updating the Cerae website to make it more streamlined and easier to use.  You  should be able to find articles and blog posts with ease now – have...
From: CERAE Impressions: A Blog on 25 Jun 2018

Introducing… the social media editor

This post is the first in a series in which the academics behind Cerae will introduce themselves and their research, to give a flavour of the diverse people and interests contributing to the running of a burgeoning academic journal. I’m Kirsty and...
From: CERAE Impressions: A Blog on 26 Mar 2018

Banned from Facebook, can you please share this post on Facebook for me?

Yesterday I made a comment on one of the groups I belong to on Facebook regarding a video that I did not think was suitable. The group is a public group & to my mind the video was not within the aims of the group, which is to promote sensible gun...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 18 Mar 2017

Uncertainty and the post-truth society

Niccolò Machiavelli knew about the importance of appearances. The word ‘Brexit’ entered the Oxford English Dictionary for the first time this month, only weeks after Donald Trump was elected as the next president of the United States...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 18 Dec 2016

Banksy and digital art – making it and saving it

Banksy’s newest piece of street art has caught my attention twice this week – first for the work of art itself, and the powerful way that it incorporates digital media, and second for the clearing away of the work, and the way it’s being...
From: Digital Shakespeares on 30 Jan 2016

Trolling Librarians Are The Best Librarians

Hacking’s a terrible thing. Terrible. Except when it isn’t. Like when this guy pretended to be a Target sales rep and trolled people opposed to Target’s new gender-neutral toy marketing policy. Or like when the American Library Association...
From: Out of Time on 6 Sep 2015

WhatsApp, Facebook, and the Compromise of Digital Privacy

A case study into the world of digital privacy in Pakistan has an unfortunate crossover with a personal incident that has made me consider the consequences of this kind of thing much more closely. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 2 Aug 2015

The Inside View: an Academic-Turned-Administrator

As someone who recently became an administrator in an alien discipline, heated debates about the death of the humanities and the polarising divide between academics and administrators seem to point squarely at people like me. I'd like to turn the debate...
From: Writing Privacy on 30 Mar 2015

New Blog to Follow: Recusants and Renegades

A facebook friend Martin Robb messaged me with a link to his new blog, Recusants and Renegades:My name is Martin Robb and I’m a university lecturer, blogger and very amateur historian, based in Hitchin, England.This blog grew out of my work on...

A Private Battle With the Truth – Mental Health

I’m more than a little uncomfortable publishing this, but I hope this brief encounter with the 'truth' will prove a turning point. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 16 Oct 2014

A Horrible Incident, a Delightful Find

The 2013 Dracula exhibition in Milano, Dracula e il mito dei vampiri, recently moved East, opening in a new reincarnation at the National Museum of History in Taipei, Taiwan. As one can see in the videos above and below, the exhibition elaborates along...
From: Magia Posthuma on 4 Aug 2014

History, Facebook and Call The Midwife

1: A surprise I didn’t expect to be exploring the BBC series Call The Midwife as a catalyst for historical investigation when I started teaching a new second-year module called ‘Culture, Community and the Family in Britain c 1660-1918’ this …...
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 28 Mar 2014

Hashtag History: using social media to teach, research and engage the public

Me and Social Media: This post is a write-up of the paper I gave at Kingston University of 29 November 2013. As usual, I ran out of time so I hope that putting it on my blog, those kind people … Continue reading →
From: Joanne Bailey Muses on History on 2 Dec 2013

Twelve Years as a Slave — Moby Dick

Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northrup re-named Plat when a slave (Twelve Years a Slave, directed Steven McQueen, screenplay John Ridley) Jay Morris Hunter as Ahab (Moby Dick, San Francisco opera production, Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer) Dear friends and...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 5 Nov 2013

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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:{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.