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A Can of Worms

The hedgehog and the fox; lumpers and splitters; generalists and specialists: these are not all quite the same distinction, but they share a strong family resemblance. For some people, the world — or, to put it in temporal terms, the past —...
From: memorious on 16 Feb 2018

More fun with Ptolemy’s Ὁ Καρπός

Our premodern reader didn’t just add Latin glosses to his copy of Ptolemy’s Ὁ Καρπός, now and then he emended the Greek. For example, on the second aphorism the copiest wrote “τὴν κρεῖττον”....
From: Darin Hayton on 11 Feb 2018

Survey on American History in the UK

Today at The Junto, we're passing on news of an important survey on studying and working on American history in the UK
From: The Junto on 5 Feb 2018

Since I was young, I have been curious

“Why does every PhD applicant start their essay with ‘since I was young, I have been curious’?” This question, asked on Twitter today,  is an interesting one. As a fairly frequent reader of applications, I will confess...
From: memorious on 5 Jan 2018

Galileo Hates Your “Campus Free Speech” Arguments

“Four centuries after Galileo was silenced”, a headline blares, “UK students are still curbing free speech.” (At issue was a student union’s no-platforming of Julie Bindel and Milo Yiannopoulos.) “Whether it’s...
From: memorious on 13 Dec 2017

Reverence and Engagement

My office is filled with books. It’s not an especially capacious room, but there are four large bookcases in it, university issue, as well as two smaller ones I bought myself. Each shelf is fully stocked from end to end, and rows of books line the...
From: memorious on 7 Dec 2017

On Mendacious and Shitty Academic Punditry

[I have meant to write a blog post about this almost since my last one went up, but Twitter threads keep coming out instead. What’s below is an amplified version of one of them, so apologies in advance to Twitter followers of mine who tire of harangues....
From: memorious on 5 Dec 2017

Inspiration Roundtable: Guest Post by Whitney Barlow Robles, “Naturalist in Historian’s Clothing”

This week at the Junto we are stepping back to talk about what inspired our research projects. From dissertations to first and second book projects, we will bring together a range of scholars to discuss the method, source, book, or lecture that got them...
From: The Junto on 27 Nov 2017

On Misogyny, ancient and modern

Mary Beard’s Women and Power is one of those books that will make you shout: “Yes, she’s so right!” – “Very well put!” – “So glad someone is saying this!” For those of you who haven’t read...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 24 Nov 2017

Student-Teachers and the Limits of Academic Freedom

The news that this has been a slightly more abysmal year than usual for academic jobs in history has provoked a lot of justified (if impotent) outrage online. An important part of this has centred on the “adjunctification” of the university...
From: memorious on 21 Nov 2017

About that AHA Jobs Chart

People's look-on-the-bright-side comments look a lot like advice someone might have given in 1969: Remember, there are always exciting job opportunities for hardworking people who know how to make steel.
From: The Junto on 20 Nov 2017

Student Soldiers

One of the benefits, or should I say privileges, of teaching at a relatively large public university is the opportunity to teach a fair number of veterans: given the length of the Iraq and Afghanistan operations this will likely be true for the rest of...
From: streets of salem on 10 Nov 2017

Module Conveners and the British Job Market

Today at The Junto, Rachel Herrmann discusses convening modules, and the implications of that role for the UK job market
From: The Junto on 9 Nov 2017

Should you write your dissertation as a book?

Impostor syndrome comes in many forms in academia, and this is how it comes for me: I shouldn’t be a doctor, because I never wrote a dissertation. I just wrote a book. It’s not that I regret the choice. But since that book came out, I’ve...
From: The Junto on 30 Oct 2017

The Winter of Our Discomfort: Speech, Debate, and Learning on Campus

November approaches, and with it thoughts of #snowflakes. I was called one not too long ago, for arguing that a history magazine should not have published a letter promoting a debunked myth and defaming one of its debunkers. The use of editorial discretion...
From: memorious on 26 Oct 2017

Empathy for the Devil

The idea that “Tout comprendre, c’est tout pardonner” has never convinced me. Explanation is not vindication; it’s often the opposite. Historical analysis does not always or even usually result in more sympathetic characters. And...
From: memorious on 4 Oct 2017

History in the Toilet

My last two posts dealt with a troubling letter and article the appeared a peculiar sort of publication: a history magazine. Perched between the worlds of “pop history”, an unwieldy category to which both much good work and a good deal of...
From: memorious on 29 Sep 2017

Why and How You Should Build a Web Presence

For grad students, an online presence has become a key part of one's career portfolio. Guest poster Lindsay Chervinsky offers her thoughts on how to create and manage a web profile.
From: The Junto on 21 Sep 2017

the many-headed monsters’ resources for teaching

Laura Sangha **shiver** The nights are drawing in. There is a cold wind blowing from the east. Berries weigh down the hedgerows. Fungus sprouts on your lawn overnight. The traffic in your inbox has increased tenfold in the last week. That’s right....
From: the many-headed monster on 12 Sep 2017

Relearning how to learn: potential ideas for scholarly debate

We’ve just finished our four-day Before Shakespeare conference, and this blog post is an attempt to report back to the profession more generally about the things that worked or didn’t work in the way we ran the event. A number of delegates...
From: Before Shakespeare on 8 Sep 2017

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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.