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Your search for posts with tags containing Research Method found 14 posts

February 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Providence.” This semester I am teaching my department’s Research Method’s course, an upper-level class required for all History majors before they enroll...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Feb 2020

February 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (February 21, 1769). “ADVERTISEMENTS, &c. are received for this Paper.” Regular visitors to the Adverts 250 Project and the Slavery Adverts 250 Project...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Feb 2019

August 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (August 26, 1767).“INGLIS and HALL have just imported …” Inglis and Hall were among the most frequent advertisers of consumer goods in the Georgia...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Aug 2017

September 14

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (September 13, 1744).“Likewise to be sold at the same Place …” Most readers of the Providence Gazette in 1766 probably would not have paused to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Sep 2016

In Which the Materiality of Texts Shapes Research Methodologies

This week’s extended commentary post is scheduled to publish as a virtual text just as my panel, “Beyond the Book,” commences at the Early American Material Texts conference in Philadelphia. I will be speaking about “Eighteenth-Century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 May 2016

May 2

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Virginia Gazette (May 2, 1766).“RUN away … a Negro man named PETER.” I could not select a single advertisement to feature today. Instead, I have chosen an entire genre:...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 May 2016

Pervolvi totum librum…

It’s time for a quick recapitulation of my last week’s visit to Gdańsk Library of the Polish Academy of Sciences. I was going there in high spirits as I was hoping to find at least one or two more volumes annotated by Peter Crüger....
From: Chronologia Universalis on 28 Sep 2015

Making the Most of Your Time in the Archives: Research Technology

As funding budgets shrink, many historians face increased pressure to make the most of their time in distant archives. For a number of years now, a lot of researchers have favored a good digital camera, which (theoretically) allows for a faster gathering...
From: The Junto on 7 Jul 2015

Q&A with Kyle T. Bulthuis, Author of Four Steeples over the City Streets

The following is an interview with Kyle Bulthuis, an assistant professor of history at Utah State University. Jonathan Wilson’s review of Kyle’s recently-released book, Four Steeples over the City Streets: Religion and Society in New York’s...
From: The Junto on 12 Dec 2014

Trials and Tribulations of Writing while Sleeping

Mark Boonshoft discusses strategies for organizing writing ideas while away from the computer.
From: The Junto on 27 Aug 2014

History by Freehand: Drawing Your Research

Alyssa Zuercher Reichardt discusses utilizing illustration and doodling to aid historical research.
From: The Junto on 24 Jul 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.