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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

Where Historians Work: Q&A with Emily Swafford of the AHA

Welcome to the first installment of our “Where Historians Work: The View from Early America” series. Today, The Junto features a Q&A between Katy Lasdow and Dr. Emily Swafford, Manager of Academic Affairs for the American Historical Association...
From: The Junto on 25 May 2017

Social Media and the Serious Academic

Should “serious academics” make time for social media? At least two recent commentators (I’m guessing there are more out there, but it may be hasty to speak of a silent majority) think not. Many — naturally including a slew...
From: memorious on 26 Aug 2016

Academic publishing and graduate students: Thought for the day

My grandfather was born in 1909: not old enough for the First World War and too old for the Second, he served in the US Navy between the two. He had, I think, about three or four years of elementary school before leaving to work; though...
From: memorious on 17 Jun 2016

Not that kind of doctor: questions about the history PhD from near-ground level

One reason that I feel free to try my hand at blogging all of a sudden after all these years on Earth is that a great weight is about to be lifted from my shoulders: the weight of being my department’s graduate program director. When I agreed...
From: memorious on 30 Mar 2016

Interview: Liz Covart of Ben Franklin’s World

Last week, The JuntoCasters—aka Ken Owen, Roy Rogers, and myself— appeared on the new, fast-growing podcast hosted by Liz Covart called Ben Franklin’s World, an interview-based early American history podcast that launched in October 2014. Already,...
From: The Junto on 10 Apr 2015

Dramaturging The Tower: A Historian’s Cannibalistic Adventures in Theater

Today at The Junto, Maya Rook offers a guest post about turning an interest in cannibalism into an experience in theater
From: The Junto on 11 Apr 2014

Guest Post: Working for the Library

In a guest post, David J. Gary describes the value of holding an MLS and a PhD in History.
From: The Junto on 8 May 2013

The Rogue Scholar Salon Presents: Jennifer Roberts

Reblogged from bschillace: Welcome back to the Rogue Scholar Salon! Companion to the Dose and Reboot, the RS Salon (and attendant ‘seal of approval’) supports those scholars working outside their ‘official’ disciplines. It's an increasingly inter-disciplinary...
From: Out of Time on 2 Apr 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:{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.