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Happy Birthday, Isaiah Thomas!

Isaiah Thomas, patriot printer and founder of the American Antiquarian Society, was born on January 30 (January 19 Old Style) in 1749.  It’s quite an historical coincidence that the three most significant printers in eighteenth-century America...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Jan 2021

Happy Birthday, Mathew Carey!

Though Benjamin Franklin is often considered the patron saint of American advertising in the popular press, I believe that his efforts pale in comparison to the contributions made by Mathew Carey (1760-1839) in the final decades of the eighteenth...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Jan 2021

Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin!

Today is an important day for specialists in early American print culture, for Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 (January 6, 1705, Old Style), in Boston. Among his many other accomplishments, Franklin is known as the “Father of American...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jan 2021

Welcome Back, Guest Curator Chloe Amour

Chloe Amour is a senior at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she is majoring in History with a minor in Education. She is from Holden, Massachusetts. Her interests in history include Colonial America, World War II, and the Vietnam...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Jan 2021

Welcome, Guest Curator Evan Reichenthal

Evan Reichenthal is a senior at Assumption University in Worcerster, Massachusetts. He is majoring in History with minors in Political Science and Law, Ethics, and Constitutional Studies. His home town is Princeton, Massachusetts. Before college, he served...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Nov 2020

Welcome, Guest Curator Kevin Nguyen

Kevin Nguyen is senior majoring in History at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was born and raised in Worcester. Kevin is interested in learning about conflict in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, geography, and advances in technology....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Nov 2020

Welcome, Guest Curator Conor Meehan

Conor Meehan is a 2020 graduate of Assumption College (now Assumption University) in Worcester, Massachusetts.  He majored in Global Studies with a minor in History. Conor was not born in the United States (much to the surprise of many); he was adopted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Nov 2020

Welcome, Guest Curator Liam Hatch

Liam Hatch is a senior majoring in History at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts.  He also has minors in Art History and Education.  Liam is from Colchester, Vermont. He is fascinated by wars fought by the United States, especially...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Nov 2020

Welcome, Guest Curator Katherine Hammer

Katherine Hammer is a senior at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts, but she is from New York originally. She is a double major in History and Secondary Education, actively teaching at schools in the Worcester school districts as part of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Oct 2020

Welcome, Guest Curator Bryant Halpin

Bryant Halpin is a senior at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts.  He is majoring in History with a minor in Education with plans to become a high school history teacher.  His home town is Valatie, New York.  Bryant participates...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Oct 2020

Welcome, Guest Curator Joseph Facteau

Joseph Facteau, a senior, is a double major in History and Education major at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Joe is very passionate about military history from 1850 to the present. He specializes in the World War II era and does historical...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Oct 2020

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

Welcome, Guest Curator Luke DiCicco

Luke DiCicco is a senior with a double major in History and Political Science at Assumption University. East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, is his home town. His main historical interests include the World Wars and the history of Europe, but he is always...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Sep 2020

Welcome, Guest Curator Andrew Crawford

Andrew Crawford, known as “AJ” to most, graduated from Assumption College in 2020 with a major in History and a minor in Education. He is especially interested in the history of the twentieth century, especially the World Wars and their legacies...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Sep 2020

Welcome, Guest Curator Garrett Cardoza

Garrett Cardoza is a senior pursuing a double major in History and Political Science at Assumption University. Originally from Somerset, Massachusetts, he is interested in political philosophy and the development of political theory over time. On campus,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Sep 2020

Welcome, Guest Curator Benjamin Bartlett

Benjamin Bartlett is a senior at Assumption University. He is majoring in history in order to do research and uncover truths buried in time. He is especially interested in times of conflict that have shaped the world, especially in Russia and the Middle...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Sep 2020

Welcome, Guest Curator Chloe Amour

Chloe Amour is a senior at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she is majoring in History with a minor in Education. She is from Holden, Massachusetts. Her interests in history include Colonial America, World War II, and the Vietnam...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Aug 2020

Welcome, Guest Curator Parker Sears!

Parker Sears is a 2020 graduate of Assumption College.  He double majored in History and Political Science. He is planning to attend graduate school to get a master’s degree in Statecraft and International Relations. He specializes in political...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Jun 2020

Welcome, Guest Curator Jenna Smith!

Jenna Smith is a 2020 graduate of Assumption College. She double majored in History and Political Science. Jenna has taken a variety of history courses that cover different periods and parts of the world ranging from the ancient Middle East to the modern...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 May 2020

Happy Birthday, Isaiah Thomas!

Isaiah Thomas, patriot printer and founder of the American Antiquarian Society, was born on January 30 (January 19 Old Style) in 1749.  It’s quite an historical coincidence that the three most significant printers in eighteenth-century America...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Jan 2020

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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.