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Welcome, Guest Curator Sean Duda

Sean Duda is a senior at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts.  He is majoring in History with a minor in Music. Sean is from Trumbull, Connecticut. He is a member of several organizations on campus, including Music Ministry, Jazz Band,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Oct 2020

Reflections from Guest Curator Sean Duda

After my experience as a guest curator for the Adverts 250 Project, I believe that I have taken many things that I will carry in my life going forward. I learned about how one person can make a whole group of people that would have otherwise been disinterested...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Mar 2019

March 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette (March 30, 1769). “WINE To be Sold by ROSANNA MOORE.” On many occasions Rosanna Moore would have been the only female entrepreneur advertising...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Mar 2019

March 29

GUEST CURATOR: Sean Duda What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (March 29, 1769). “RUN AWAY … A NEGRO FELLOW, named ABRAM.” This advertisement contains the description of a runaway...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Mar 2019

March 28

GUEST CURATOR: Sean Duda What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (March 28, 1769). “A fresh Assortment of Garden Seeds.” In this advertisement for seeds Benjamin Coats mentioned beans, peas,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Mar 2019

March 27

GUEST CURATOR: Sean Duda What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette [Green and Russell] (March 27, 1769).“TO BE SOLD BY Jolley Allen.” Jolley Allen, a merchant from London, had been selling...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Mar 2019

March 26

GUEST CURATOR: Sean Duda What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the New-York Journal (March 23, 1769). “A HARPSICHORD, completely fitted, Maker’s Name (Mahoon, London:).” This brief...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Mar 2019

March 25

GUEST CURATOR: Sean Duda What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (March 25, 1769). “Pepper by the Bag.” Joseph and William Russell advertised a few different commodities, such as pork, pepper,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Mar 2019

March 24

GUEST CURATOR: Sean Duda What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Boston Chronicle (March 23-27, 1769). “Several BARRELS of SOAP, and a variety of European GOODS.” In this advertisement Elias Dupee is trying...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Mar 2019

Welcome, Guest Curator Sean Duda!

Sean Duda is a sophomore at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is double majoring in History and Education. He is also pursuing a minor in Music. He is a member of several organizations on campus, including Music Ministry, Jazz Band, Charismatic...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 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.