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Corona Courses: My Top Ten Sources of Digital Content

So I have just finished converting my lecture courses into online formats: difficult to do midstream. A well-designed online course is a beautiful thing, but if a course is based on a more personal form of delivery and has to become virtual overnight...
From: streets of salem on 24 Mar 2020

The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America

The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America by T.H. Breen (Harvard University Press, 2019) In the latest of a series of influential... The post The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America appeared first on Journal of...

Jane Austen Annotated Editions from Harvard University Press

Dear Readers, Happy New Year! I hope your holiday season was as fabulous and unforgettable as mine. One of my favorite holiday gifts was a gift certificate from Barnes & Noble, which helped me to complete all six annotations by Harvard University...
From: Jane Austen's World on 2 Jan 2019

Roundtable: The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution at 5

Michael D. Hattem kicks off, "The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution at 50" (#IOTAR50), a weeklong roundtable being cross-posted with the S-USIH blog.
From: The Junto on 12 Jun 2017

One Man’s War

Shifting to a more somber Caribbean story in commemoration of the beginning of the Spanish-American War, on this day in 1898. I thought I had the perfect source to draw upon for a puffy piece on Salem’s experience of this ten-week war: Harry Webber’s...
From: streets of salem on 25 Apr 2017

A Salem Suffragette

Well, today is Women’s Equality Day, designated in 1971 to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which finally granted women the right to vote after a long struggle for suffrage. I’m embarrassed to admit that...
From: streets of salem on 26 Aug 2015

A Backwards “Crossing” in Boston

Throb, baffled and curious brain! throw out questions and answers! Suspend here and everywhere, eternal float of solution! Gaze, loving and thirsting eyes, in the house, or street, or public assembly! Sound out, voices of young men! loudly and musically…...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 6 Jun 2015

A Dark Day in the Revolution

In the tumult of the military revolution that forms the backdrop of most study of the War of Independence, it’s easy to forget that the sciences were undergoing a parallel revolution. We’ve all heard about Benjamin Franklin’s experiments...

Commencement in Early America: Pausing at the Portal

College commencement, writes Jonathan Wilson, used to be a public anointing for people who had a solemn duty to perform. In many ways, it still is.
From: The Junto on 8 May 2014

Science, Meet Slavery: ‘River of Dark Dreams’ and the Future of Slavery Scholarship

Read partly as a history of science, River of Dark Dreams is in fact up-to-date in more than one way. It’s both a cautionary tale against believing in technology’s all conquering powers, as well as a still too rare attempt to incorporate current themes...
From: The Junto on 8 Jun 2013

Bursary Funded Research: a visit to the Houghton

Reblogged from Malone Society: The Malone Society offers bursaries, fellowships, and grants to support research. This blog post is the first in a series of pieces written by scholars who have been awarded funding from the Society. It was written by C....
From: fourth degree burn on 17 Apr 2013

Jane Austen Emma: An Annotated Edition by Bharat Tandon, A Review

Inguiring readers, I literally SWOONED when I received a review copy of Emma: An Annotated Edition edited by Bharat Tandon. Readers of this blog know how much I have cherished this annotated series of Jane Austen’s novels by Harvard University Press....
From: Jane Austen's World on 1 Oct 2012

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.