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War and Society Paper Prizes

Are you writing a paper dealing with the history of war and society during academic year 2020-20201? If so, you may be eligible to submit your paper for consideration for a Best Paper Prize from the War and Society Program at Chapman University. Students...

Oral History Jobs

Many cultural organizations and foundations hire historians to conduct historical research, analyze historical sources, present historical findings, and manage archival collections. The HistoryMakers, a non-profit organization based in Chicago, is currently...

The State of Illinois is Destroying its Future

Illinois high school graduates are fleeing the state in record numbers, largely due to the continuing lack of a state budget in Illinois. State universities in Illinois will lose even more students as the Illinois high school graduates of 2017 head to...

Oral History Jobs in the Chicago Area

HistoryMakers is offering oral history jobs in the Chicago area. The job description reads: The HistoryMakers seeks to hire a full time Oral History Researcher to complete in-depth research for its video oral history interviews across a wide variety...

Council for European Studies Undergraduate Paper Prize

The Council for European Studies is offering Undergraduate Paper Prizes. Northern Illinois University is a member of the Council for European Studies, so NIU undergraduate students are encouraged to submit papers for these prizes in the Humanities and...

Undergraduate Fellowships at the Art Institute

The Art Institute of Chicago is offering an Andrew W. Mellon Summer Academy and Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowships. Students in history and art history at Northern Illinois University may want to apply for these opportunities. The  Art Institute...

Privacy Concerns about MOOCs

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are already being used in high schools and middle schools in the United States. Many professors and teachers have serious concerns about the pedagogical value of these courses. Now, some MOOCs are raising new privacy...

The Value of a Shared Education

A new article on “The Value of a Shared Education” reflects on the importance of a common Gen Ed curriculum in higher eduation. Judith Shapiro, former President of Barnard College, writes: “If we look at curricula, we see a trend toward...

Cost of Living is the Big Problem Facing College Students

The rising cost of living, not tuition and fees, is the big problem facing most college students in the United States. “Living expenses are an ‘under discussed’ aspect of college affordability,” according to an article entitled...

The Problem with Bill Gates and ‘Big History’

When Bill Gates heads to the gym, he gets big ideas. One day at the gym, Bill Gates was watching a DVD on Big History by Professor David Christian. “As Gates sweated away on his treadmill, he found himself marveling at the class’s ability to connect...

Museum Summer Internships

The Missouri History Museum is accepting applications from students who are interested in oral history internships (paid positions) with our Exhibitions and Research department. Two interns will be selected and will report to the Director of Exhibitions...

Undergraduate Research at NIU

The 5th annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day at Northern Illinois University will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in Holmes Student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom from 9:00am-3:30pm. Any undergraduate student who has participated in a faculty-mentored...

Rising Cost of Not Attending College

A new research survey by the Pew Research Center demonstrates the rising costs of not attending college. “On virtually every measure of economic well-being and career attainment—from personal earnings to job satisfaction to the share employed...

Digital Tools in Archival Research

Historians have been using digital tools in archival research for some time now, but news media are finally beginning to pay attention to digital humanities. An article in the New York Times reports on historians’ use of digital cameras in the archives....

The Political and Corporate Interest in MOOCs

The biggest proponents of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are not professors, but politicians and business leaders. These cheerleaders for MOOCs present university and college faculty members as conservative detractors of their forward-looking plans. The...

What MOOCs Can and Cannot Do

The intense debate about the role of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in higher education continues. Proponents and administrators tout the potential of MOOCs to transform universities, while skeptics question the benefits of these online courses and...

Thinking Deeply about MOOCs

Once again, technology is being hailed as the solution to all our problems. Entrepreneurs of internet companies—like the advocates of radio and television before them—are touting the transformative potential of technology to educate the masses. Many...

Study Abroad Programs for Low-Income Students

Colleges and universities provide financial aid to assist low-income students in participating in study abroad programs. My own university offers scholarships and financial aid packages to support students who enroll in study abroad programs. Augustana...

The Cost of MOOCs

Lost in all the excitement about Massive Open Online Courses [MOOCs] is the cost of development, maintenance, and teaching the online courses. A number of universities and colleges have already partnered with edX, Coursera, and other MOOC provider companies....

Faculty Governance and MOOCs

The faculty of Amherst College have voted to reject a proposal to join edX in providing Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Professors across the United States can appreciate this rare instance of faculty empowerment that affirms the principle of faculty...

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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.