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Jean Talon is Happy Today

Does this count as a Mona Lisa smile? Can you guess why Jean Talon is so happy today?  This year marks the 350th anniversary of his arrival in the colony.  Among the measures he undertook as intendant was a count of the colony's population. ...
From: Charlevoix on 6 Nov 2015

Jason Kenney's New France

Wouldn't you know it, in these heady weeks of federal electioneering in Canada, the history of New France is getting a tiny bit of attention in the media?A few days ago, a video surfaced on the internet of Jason Kenney, a Conservative Party member of...
From: Charlevoix on 8 Oct 2015


Dans un très bref billet sur les récentes élections québécoises, le quotidien breton Le Télégramme rappelle que l'aïeul du nouveau premier ministre Philippe Couillard était un matelot et charpentier originaire de Saint-Servan, commune aujourd'hui...
From: Charlevoix on 14 Apr 2014

La Galissonière and Harper?

The current Canadian Government's cavalier attitude towards researchers in general, and those who toil in the public service in particular, has been a topic of great frustration for many of my cohorts.  A review of Chris Turner's new book, The War...
From: Charlevoix on 22 Dec 2013

New France in Speech From the Throne

As my Canadian readers will know, the Speech From the Throne dropped today.  For non-Canadian readers: this is the moment when the monarch or, usually, her representative the governor general, reads a prepared speech to members of Parliament,...
From: Charlevoix on 17 Oct 2013

Thinking about Harper, Talon, Louis XIV, and Acadian Peasants

I don't know if anyone else noticed this, but last month Toronto Star publisher John Cruickshank, in an opinion piece criticical of Prime Minister Steven Harper for his willingness to allow the sale of a portion of the country's telecommunications...
From: Charlevoix on 28 Sep 2013

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.