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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

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

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...

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

History Carnival 118 – Coughs, cure-alls and capybaras

Travels and Travails has had the enjoyable task of reviewing the past month’s best history blogs for the History Carnival. January has been a month of coughs and sneezes, so it’s heartening to realise it’s not been nearly as bad as some...

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.