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Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are remembering Martin Luther King, Jr., and his powerful leadership of the Civil Rights Movement today on MLK Day 2022. WBEZ in Chicago provides Studs Terkel’s famous recordings of the 1963 Train Ride to Washington, focusing on interviews...

Politics and News Media in the United States

All news reports adopt positions that are essentially political in nature (whether consciously or unconsciously), by presenting social issues through their selection of interview subjects, quotes, framing, interpretation, and commentary. Political philosophies...

Sedition and Civil Conflict in the United States

Today, the FBI arrested a eleven members of the Oath Keepers, a far-right militia, over their involvement in the Storming of the United States Capitol on 6 January 2021. The U.S. Department of Justice is charging Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers,...

Gruyère: The Latest Round in the Food Culture Wars

Food is Culture! This proclamation is a both a popular idea and a serious anthropological approach to food, cuisine, and agricultural production. Food historians take the cultural dimensions of food production and consumption seriously as revealing important...

Summer Seminar in Military History

The National World War II Museum and the Society for Military History are co-organizing a Summer Seminar in Military History in Summer 2022. This is a seminar for graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and professors working on the history...

Martin Luther King, Jr., Commenting on the Filibuster

Martin Luther King, Jr., commenting in 1963 on the “minority of misguided senators” who would use the filibuster to block voting rights legislation: The Washington Post provides a brief analysis of King’s comments, which were given in a television...

Christmas Day: A Soldier’s Holiday?

Soldiers’ celebrations depended on circumstances, personal beliefs, and family or community traditions. David DeSimone notes in his article “Another Look at Christmas in the... The post Christmas Day: A Soldier’s Holiday? appeared first on Journal...

Chicago Surpasses 800 Homicides in 2021

The city of Chicago passed a tragic milestone recently, as the 800th person this year was killed. According to WBEZ, “Chicago already has more than 800 homicide deaths in 2021, the most violent year in a quarter century, according to autopsy records...

Is the United States Close to Civil War?

Dana Milbank explores this provocative question in an op-ed in the Washington Post. The op-ed focuses on political science methods for considering how civil wars start: “Barbara F. Walter, a political science professor at the University of California...

Education Specialist Position at the LBJ Presidential Library

The National Archives and Records Administration is currently hiring an Education Specialist at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. The NARA announcement indicates: “NARA has an open position for an Education Specialist...

Historian Position in Naval History

The Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington, D.C., is currently conducting a search for a Historian to conduct research and writing in naval history. This is a one-year (temporary) position that could provide great experience to a recent...

On White Power in America

In the aftermath of the Storming of the U.S. Capitol on 6 January 2021, historians of Whiteness and race relations in the United States have been working hard to interpret the violence of the Stop the Steal activists and broader neo-fascist militias that...

Reflecting on School Shootings

The horrific violence at Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan, has forced many teachers and professors to reflect once again on the seemingly endless pattern of school shootings in the United States. Northern Illinois University suffered its moment...

Refugees File Lawsuit against Facebook over Genocide

Rohingya refugees recently filed a class-action lawsuit against Meta, the parent company of Facebook, alleging that the social media company has assisted in perpetrating genocidal violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar. The Washington Post reports...

Historical Memory of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Today, the United States is remembering the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Concerns with historical memory and the disappearance of the World War II generation are apparent with this year’s commemoration of the 80th anniversary...

Archivist Job Openings with the National Archives

The National Archives and Records Administration has 35 archivist job openings at their location in Spanish Lake, MO. The job announcement indicates: “This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. The purpose of...

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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:

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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.