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Search Results for "Historiography and Social Theory"

Your search for posts with tags containing Historiography and Social Theory found 16 posts

The History of Black History Month

As Black History Month is celebrated in the United States, it seems like a good time to revisit its history. “In his red-brick rowhouse in the heart of D.C., the man who would become known as the ‘father of Black history’ wrote furiously. From...

Word and Image in Print and Digital Archives

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library will be offering a research methods workshop on Word and Image in Print and Digital Archives this Fall on Friday 15 October 2021. Graduate students in History and the Humanities at Northern...

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...

Roger Chartier Lecture at DHIP

Roger Chartier (EHESS) presented a lecture yesterday on “Traduire l’intraduisible. L’homme de cour chez Baltasar Gracián, Amelot de la Houssaie et Norbert Elias,” at the Institut Historique Allemand de Paris (DHIP). The...

Early Modern Workshop in Chicago

The Early Modern Workshop is meeting at the University of Chicago on Monday, January 12, at 5:00pm in Pick 319. Prof. Constantin Fasolt will lead a discussion on historical method and the challenges faced by historians of the late medieval and early modern...

American Historical Association 2015

The American Historical Association 2015 Annual Meeting opens in New York City today.  Thousands of professors, instructors, independent researchers, research librarians, and graduate students in history will be attending the largest historical conference...

History of Globalization

The history of globalization is “hot,” having emerged as a major field of historical studies since the 1990s. “Why is globalization ‘hot’ now and what does it portend for the study of history?” asks Lynn Hunt, Professor...

Historical Commemorations of the Vietnam War

The Vietnam War simply will not fade away. This week, an op-ed in the New York Times compared the US military action against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria to the US escalation of involvement in the Vietnam War in the mid-1960s. A number of letters to...

Naming Wars

Historians often face difficulties in naming events, including wars. Although many people assume that events simply occur, historians are acutely aware that “events” are socially and culturally constructed. Historians have to grapple with...

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...

Graduate Student Research Revises Economic Advice

Graduate student research ideally develops new analysis and criticism by employing new evidence and/or new methods. Thomas Herndon, a graduate student in Economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, recently made a finding that has major significance...

Anglocentric History in the United Kingdom

A controversy has erupted in the United Kingdom over new History curriculum proposals. Conservative politicians are pushing for new national curriculum that would emphasize certain aspects of British history. Many historians have criticized the new proposals...

Plagiarism and Patriotism

This weekend, a new exhibit is opening at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. The opening prompts a reflection on one of the founders of that museum and its former President, historian Stephen E. Ambrose. Ambrose was a best-selling author...

Women as Academic Authors

Female professors are increasingly active in academic research at American universities. In some disciplines, women are approaching parity with male counterparts, but in many others a gender gap remains. A new article in the Chronicle of Higher Education...

The Cultural History of Warfare

“The cultural history of war, then, is here to stay.”  So concluded Rob Citino in an impressive historiographical essay, which can be considered the first major article of military history to be published in a generation by the American Historical...

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.