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Hope and Despair in the Meghalayan Age

Gregory Kennedy Note: This is the fourth in a series on environmental history and early modern history cross-posted with  NiCHE, the Network in Canadian History & Environment. Life as an academic often feels like constant movement...
From: Borealia on 4 Sep 2018

Brexit: A Modern Day Heresy?

A Modern Day Heresy?[1] By CHE Postdoctoral Research Fellow Gordon D. Raeburn Brexit, that awful portmanteau that, as I type, Word tells me has already been accepted as a genuine word in the English language, has been front and centre in the news and...
From: Histories of Emotion on 1 Jul 2016

Writing from the Heart

Image: Photograph taken by Elfie Shiosaki, 2015By Dr Elfie Shiosaki It was we who did the dispossessing… We took the children from their mothers. We failed to ask – how would I feel if this were done to me? (Paul Keating, 1992) In his historic...
From: Histories of Emotion on 25 May 2016

A Call for Critique

Bree Newsome taking down the Confederate Flag in Columbia, South Carolina. Image attribution: Bree Newsome.By Spencer Jackson, The University of Queensland The Centre for the History of Emotions at The University of Queensland is hosting a series of public...
From: Histories of Emotion on 19 May 2016

The Admiral Benbow Statue Campaign: Guest Post by Rob Benbow

Today on The Seventeenth Century Lady, we welcome Rob Benbow who is campaigning to get a statue of major 17th-century Admiral Benbow. According to their official Facebook page: The aim of this campaign is to get an exhibition and statue to honor Shrewsbury’s...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 7 Sep 2013

The Art of Subtlety: Phillis Wheatley, A Milder Brand of Revolutionary?

      To be honest, it took me a few perusals to realize the subtle and complex nature of Phillis Wheatley’s lyrical poetry. At first glance, her writing comes across – especially in “On Being Brought from Africa to America” – as almost thankful...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 16 Mar 2013

The Problem With Slavery, in Aphra Behn’s “Oroonoko”

I found Aphra Behn’s treatment of slavery, in Oroonoko, problematic, in that there seems to be a lot of inconsistency with how she portrays it, throughout. Many sections involving slavery seem to romanticize it to a great degree, in the manner in...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 10 Mar 2013

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.