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Reflections from Guest Curator Luke DiCicco

This project really helped me expand my knowledge about American life during the Revolutionary period and how important print culture really was. I came into this class thinking it was going to be just like some other history classes I have taken, a class...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Mar 2019

March 16

GUEST CURATOR: Luke DiCicco What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (March 16, 1769). “NEW-YORK distill’d rum … by the hogshead or barrel.” This advertisement features “NEW-YORK...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Mar 2019

March 15

GUEST CURATOR: Luke DiCicco What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (March 15, 1769). “STRAYED … AN OLD SORREL HORSE.” In this advertisement “the subscriber,” John McLean,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Mar 2019

March 14

GUEST CURATOR: Luke DiCicco What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (March 14, 1769). “CHOICE green Coffee … also blue and white China Cups and Saucers.” This advertisement features a...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Mar 2019

March 13

GUEST CURATOR: Luke DiCicco What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (March 13, 1769). “The Reign of his MAJESTY KING GEORGE III.” This advertisement features an almanac sold by John Mein,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Mar 2019

March 1

GUEST CURATOR: Luke DiCicco What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Georgia Gazette (March 8, 1769). “Samuel Elbert HAS JUST IMPORTED … NEW-ENGLAND RUM.” This advertisement features a series of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Mar 2019

March 11

GUEST CURATOR: Luke DiCicco What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (March 11, 1769). “JOSEPH BELCHER … makes and sells Pewter Ware.” In this advertisement Joseph Belcher attempted to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Mar 2019

March 1

GUEST CURATOR: Luke DiCicco What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (March 10, 1769). “TO BE SOLD … A NEGRO MAN.” This advertisement in the Connecticut Journal offered an African...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Mar 2019

Welcome, Guest Curator Luke DiCicco!

Luke DiCicco is a sophomore with a double major in History and Political Science at Assumption College. His main historical interests include the World Wars and the history of Europe, but he is always eager to learn about anything related to history....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Mar 2019

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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.