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A Day at Home in Early Modern England: exclusive taster!

We’re delighted to announce that our co-authored book, A Day at Home in Early Modern England: material culture and domestic life 1500-1700 will be published by Yale University Press on 3 October. On the front cover is a drawing from the Trevelyon...
From: Material Histories on 12 Sep 2017

King John in Print and Performance

By Andrew Brown, Yale University. Blog Post 1: King John in Print and Performance Andrew Brown is a Ph.D. student at Yale and was one of the recipients of a Sir Stanley Wells Shakespeare Studentship, via the American Friends of the Shakespeare Birthplace...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 7 Aug 2017

Where Historians Work: Q&A with Kenneth Minkema of the Jonathan Edwards Center

Today's "Where Historians Work: The View from Early America" features a Q&A with Dr. Kenneth P. Minkema, Executive Director of The Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University.
From: The Junto on 1 Jun 2017

Hidden secrets of Yale’s 1491 world map revealed via multispectral imaging

http://news.yale.edu/2015/06/11/hidden-secrets-yale-s-1491-world-map-revealed-multispectral-imaging#
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 3 Aug 2015

Commencement in Early America: Pausing at the Portal

College commencement, writes Jonathan Wilson, used to be a public anointing for people who had a solemn duty to perform. In many ways, it still is.
From: The Junto on 8 May 2014

Honouring Professor Reg Foakes

Professor Reg Foakes 1923-2013Professor Reg Foakes, who died at his home in Stratford-upon-Avon just before Christmas, was a wise, liberal-minded, influential and much-loved Shakespeare scholar and teacher. His career spanned over sixty years at the universities...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 10 Jan 2014

General Gold Silliman: Snatched from Home

General Gold Silliman tombstoneSource: Findagrave.com Sometime around midnight on May 1, 1779 British soldiers smashed through the wooden door of General Gold Selleck Silliman’s Fairfield, Connecticut home. They snatched him and his eldest son, William,...

New from Robert Louis Wilken and Yale

From Yale University Press comes this new study of The First Thousand Years: A Global History of Christianity by Robert Louis Wilken, author of The Spirit of Early Christian Thought and other works:How did a community that was largely invisible in the...

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.