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Turning points: chance and decisions in the academic journey

Six and a half years ago – can it really be so many? – I was making decisions about where to apply to university as an undergraduate. At the time, I was one of those slightly odd teenagers who was weirdly into party politics. The sort that...
From: A Wretched Scrowl on 27 Mar 2017

Reflections from Guest Curator Ceara Morse

My second round of Adverts 250 was an interesting one to say the least. It took my experience from last semester and tried to find better sources. Sometimes I failed and at other times I excelled. Last semester I used JSTOR for all my sources but I found...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Mar 2017

Reflections from Guest Curator Daniel McDermott

I have previous experience in public history and historical interpretation as a Park Ranger for the National Park Service, and I have looked at and interpreted primary sources for other history classes and for tours, so heading into this project I felt...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Mar 2017

Reflection from Guest Curator Samuel Birney

I will admit this project was a new challenge for me as an historian. I have done research for essays and, for the most part, delved into books and treatises or reviews regarding medieval or early modern Europe, which has been the focus for most of my...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Mar 2017

Reflections from Guest Curator Shannon Holleran

When the Adverts 250 Project was first assigned and I discovered I would be the first guest curator, I felt very intimidated and overwhelmed by the responsibility I was being tasked with. Luckily, once I started to explore the digitized newspapers and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Feb 2017

What is this space for, anyway?

I started this blog in 2007 (!) with a particular purpose: write about the things that I was reading.  At the time, I was blogging about politics and culture on a group blog and I realized that it wasn't quite the right space for the types of things...
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 2 Jan 2017

Final thoughts on 2016

I realized the other day that 2016 was the year that I finally really and truly felt like an adult.I don't mean that I suddenly had a bunch of adult responsibilities and had never had them before.  I'm 38, so it's not that. I've been out of graduate...
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 31 Dec 2016

Reflecting on the semester

2016 has been a very difficult year personally.  I'll talk about those things at a later date, but most people reading this probably already know about them.It's also been one of the most professionally rewarding years that I've had.  In July...
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 21 Dec 2016

Reflections from Guest Curator Patrick Keane

To me the best part about this project was learning about some of the background information about the people or products that were being sold. William Ewen, for example: I had no idea what “vendue master” meant. After looking it up I found...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Nov 2016

Reflections from Guest Curator Mary Williams

As a senior History major, I’ve gotten to the point where I’ve solidified my routine of how I go about tackling historical essays and responses. Writing history papers has become a formula for me. It’s a calculated process with a set...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Nov 2016

Reflections from Guest Curator Carolyn Crawford

I thought that the Adverts 250 Project was a challenging task to complete. However, when I officially completed the project, I felt accomplished and proud for all of the hard work that I had done. I am pleased to call myself a guest curator for the Adverts...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Nov 2016

Reflections from Guest Curator Ceara Morse

Before this project, I didn’t really know about the advertising aspect of colonial America. Delving into these advertisements opens many doors into the actual lives of colonists. I got to see what type of items the colonists were interested in and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Nov 2016

Reflections from Guest Curator Megan Watts

Guest curating the Adverts 250 Project was a challenging, but rewarding, experience. I learned a substantial amount about “doing” history. In the past I had read books and articles analyzing historical documents, but my only experience in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Oct 2016

Reflections from Guest Curator Lindsay Hajjar

I have always loved learning about colonial America. As silly as it may sound, Plimoth Plantation is one of my favorite places, because it allows the visitor to experience what it felt like to be a colonist. Through this project I got a similar experience;...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Oct 2016

Reflections from Guest Curator Jordan Russo

I felt as in the past years of learning history I was just told facts and was tested on them. This project allowed me to do a lot more than just memorize facts. Facts are just a starting point while the process of doing history was much more. This process...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Oct 2016

Reflections from Guest Curator Elizabeth Curley

As this is my third week of working on Adverts 250 it places me at an advantage over some of my other classmates. This may or may not be fair, but I relished the opportunity to work on the project again. For me personally what makes the project so interesting...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Oct 2016

Reflections from Guest Curator Nicholas Commesso

Being able to participate in the Adverts 250 Project was a truly eye-opening experience. This project not only provided a window into a week in colonial America, but also a look into what many historians do every day. Arguably the most interesting part...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Oct 2016

‘Dressd in habits to the Extreme of wonder’: Archival Silences and Frustrating Sources

Different types of apparel worn in France. Abraham de Bruyn, Omnium pene Europae, Asiae, Aphricae atque Americae gentium habitus (Antwerp, 1581). Rijksmuseum, BI-1895-3811-32. A few days ago I tweeted something that I had come across in the course...
From: Bex Unsworth on 21 Sep 2016

‘Variety of fashions and forraign stuffes’

‘If I should begin to set downe the variety of fashions and forraign stuffes brought into England in these times, I might seeme to number the starres of heaven and sands of the sea’[1] As is fairly standard for a PhD, I have spent the last...
From: Bex Unsworth on 31 Jul 2016

And so it begins: working towards DH2017

On Thursday I sent an email to the combined DH2017 and DH2018 program committees welcoming and congratulating them on being part of the work we will take on over the coming 16 months (and in the process support the planning process for DH2018). [for...
From: Diane Jakacki on 1 May 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:{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.