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Q&A: Ian McKay and Maxime Dagenais, Wilson Institute for Canadian History

We’re pleased to feature this interview with Dr. Ian McKay, the director of the Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and Dr. Maxime Dagenais, research coordinator at the Wilson Institute. Dr. McKay...
From: The Junto on 30 Sep 2016

A Brief Note on Feelings, Facts & Donald J. Trump

  Even in AD 2000, who among us is so cynical that he doesn’t have some good old corny American hope way down deep in his heart, lying dormant like a spinster’s ardor, not dead but just waiting for the right guy to give it to?            ...
From: Histories of Emotion on 26 Aug 2016

The ‘Treasured Possessions’ Exhibition

  By Kimberley-Joy Knight, The University of Sydney As I hold in my hands the book proofs for the ‘Treasured Possessions’ project, I get a strong feeling that this will become one of my most cherished objects. Inside its pages are oral...
From: Histories of Emotion on 18 Aug 2016


Luckiest? Who should have bought a lottery ticket? Who benefited most from being in the right place at the right time? Explain.   I believe the luckiest man in the Revolution by far was George Washington – not because he could have been killed...

Most famous weapon?

Most famous weapon? What was the most popular, deadliest, strangest or most intimidating weapon of the Revolution? Why?   There are many candidates, but my own favorite is Francis Marion’s use of a siege tower to force the surrender of Fort...

Best counterpunch?

Best counterpunch? What was the best or most effective return-action of the Revolution? A case where the Americans or British moved first, but the enemy reacted better. Explain.   Major General Nathanael Greene’s decision after he lost the...

Most shocking moment?

Most shocking or unexpected moment of the Revolution?   The most shocking moment unfolded slowly, not quickly. It was the shock the British got in late August and September 1781 when they realized that Washington had cleverly redistributed his forces...

Biggest jerk of the Revolution?

Biggest jerk of the Revolution? Who seemed to be the most despicable person of the era? Why?   This award goes to Benedict Arnold, but not because he changed sides (lots of people did that); instead, the reasons are twofold: Regardless of his tactical...

On The Son Rise Morning Show: Thomas More, Either/Or?

Anna Mitchell contacted me Thursday afternoon, asking me to discuss my comments on the BBC History Magazine article "Thomas More: Saint or Sinner?" on the Son Rise Morning Show. I'll be on after the 7:45 a.m. Eastern break (6:45 a.m. Central). Please...

Q&A with Alejandra Dubcovsky

Today at The Junto, we’re featuring an interview with Alejandra Dubcovsky about her new book, Informed Power: Communication in the Early American South, which Jessica Parr reviewed yesterday. Alejandra Dubcovsky is an Assistant Professor of History...
From: The Junto on 8 Jun 2016

Contributor Close-up: Gene Procknow

About Gene Procknow Gene Procknow is a frequent contributor to the Journal of the American Revolution and his article on loyalist American officers was selected for publication in the 2015 Annual Volume. His research concentrations include interpreting...

Contributor Close-up: Todd W. Braisted

Todd W. Braisted is a leading expert on Loyalist studies, a die-hard Mets fan and craft beer connoisseur. In addition to his many articles for Journal of the American Revolution, Todd is the author of the first volume in our book series, Grand Forage...

Interlude: Ask a Sesquecentenarian

Most people who wrote about population in the sixteenth, seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries took the extreme longevity of the ancients — some of them, anyway — as a given. It was, after all, Scripture. There were debates about...
From: memorious on 15 Apr 2016

Interview with Dylan Ruediger

In anticipation for his upcoming edition of Edward Waterhouse’s A Declaration of the State of the Colony and Affaires in Virginia, we were lucky enough to have Dylan Ruediger answer a few questions for us about the text and his journey...
From: British Virginia on 12 Apr 2016

Another Subscriber-Only Project

On Monday, the Feast of the Annunciation, I participated in my first Skype interview with Simon Rafe of Church Militant on the subject of the English Reformation (Deformation). I was in good company, as Nancy Bilyeau and Father John Vidmar, OP are also...

Youth Voices in Contemporary Australia

MS Douce 276 fol. 63r (Book of Hours, Northern France, beginning of 16th Century). Courtesy of the Bodleian Library.By Associate Investigator Melissa Raine As a young person in Australia right now, who listens to you, and how? In recognition of National...
From: Histories of Emotion on 8 Apr 2016

Writing Young Adult Crime Fiction... some thoughts from novelist Bridgette R. Alexander

I am delighted to be joined on my blog today by Bridgette R Alexander, author of SOUTHERN GOTHIC: A Celine Caldwell Mystery (to be released March 15, 2016).I had the pleasure of reading Bridgette's debut novel a few weeks ago, and I was struck by the...
From: Susanna Calkins, Author on 13 Mar 2016

An Interview with Ted O’Reilly, New-York Historical Society

Today, Christopher Minty interviews New-York Historical's Ted O'Reilly. As Head of the Manuscript Division, O'Reilly explains what is in the newly accessioned Institutional Archive.
From: The Junto on 24 Feb 2016

The Second Sunday of Lent

Matt Swaim and I will discuss two great historical events to remember on Sunday, February 21, the Second Sunday of Lent this morning on the Son Rise Morning Show (7:45 a.m. Eastern/6:45 a.m. Central). Listen live here--Annie Mitchell also told me they'd...

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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:

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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.