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A Threenager! Or, The Junto Turns Three

Marking the third anniversary of the founding of The Junto, we offer our annual "state of the blog" post.
From: The Junto on 10 Dec 2015

Welcoming The Junto‘s Newest Member

The Junto is pleased to introduce Casey Schmitt as the newest contributor to the blog.
From: The Junto on 28 Oct 2014

Welcoming New Members to The Junto

The Junto is happy to announce the addition of Mark Boonshoft and Emily Merrill to the blog as regular contributors and full-fledged Juntoists.
From: The Junto on 13 Aug 2014

How Do You Pronounce This Blog’s Name, Anyway?

Michael D. Hattem struggles with the age-old question: How do you pronounce this blog's name?
From: The Junto on 7 Jul 2014

The JuntoCast, Episode 11: The Declaration of Independence

In celebration of July 4, Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers discuss the Declaration of Independence, including why it took so long to achieve independence, the utility of the document itself, and strategies for teaching the Declaration. Also, this...
From: The Junto on 26 Jun 2014

The JuntoCast, Episode 10: Gender in Early America

After a brief hiatus, "The JuntoCast" returns with its tenth episode, this time covering gender in early America.
From: The Junto on 6 May 2014

The JuntoCast, Episode 9: The Early American Presidency

In honor of President's Day, "The JuntoCast" tackles the topic of the Presidency in the early republic.
From: The Junto on 27 Feb 2014

The JuntoCast, Episode 8: Thomas Paine and “Common Sense”

In this month's episode of "The JuntoCast," Ken, Michael, and Roy are joined by Ben Park to talk about the life and legacy of Thomas Paine and "Common Sense."
From: The Junto on 27 Jan 2014

One Year Older and Wiser, Too…: The Junto Turns “1″

A year ago today, I introduced the world to The Junto. Since then, my admittedly lofty goals of success have been dramatically achieved by our cast of bloggers. I aimed to gather some of the brightest young minds in the field, and I have been pleased...
From: The Junto on 10 Dec 2013

The JuntoCast, Episode 6: The Continental Congress

Today, join Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers as we bring you the November episode of "The JuntoCast" on the Continental Congress.
From: The Junto on 14 Nov 2013

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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:{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.