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Welcome, Guest Curator Mary Bohane

Mary Bohane is a senior majoring in History at Assumption College. She is also minoring in Philosophy. She most enjoys studying the Cold War and the subsequent fall of the Soviet Union. She previously curated the Slavery Adverts 250 Project during...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Apr 2018

Welcome, Guest Curator Anna MacLean

Anna MacLean is a senior majoring in History and minoring in Elementary Education at Assumption College. She was inducted into Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honor Society, at the conclusion of her junior year. Anna was particularly inspired by her high...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Apr 2018

Welcome, Guest Curator Kurt Falter

Kurt Falter is a senior majoring in History with minors in Education, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Political Science. His favorite topics of study are American history, twentieth-century world history, and American government. He serves as a history...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Apr 2018

Welcome, Guest Curator Zachary Karpowich!

Zachary Karpowich is a junior majoring in History and minoring in Political Science at Assumption College. He has served as the treasurer of the Assumption College Moot Court Club during the 2017-2018 academic year. He is also the tuba player for the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Apr 2018

Welcome, Guest Curator Sean Sullivan

Sean Sullivan is a senior at Assumption College, double majoring in History and Theology with a minor in German Studies. Many of his studies focus on human sexuality and its intersection with religion, most especially Christianity. In addition to earning...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Apr 2018

Welcome Back, Guest Curator Jonathan Bisceglia

Jonathan Bisceglia is a junior majoring in History with a minor in Education.  He previously served as guest curator when he enrolled in “Revolutionary America” in Spring 2017. He has presented twice at Assumption College’s Undergraduate...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Apr 2018

Reflections on Working with Guest Curators, Once Again

The semester is coming to a close and the guest curators from my Public History class have completed their responsibilities. In a series of interview questions, they each reflected on their experiences once again at the end of a second week guest curating....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Apr 2016

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.