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Conférence – « Les Lundis numériques de l’INHA » POP : la plate-forme ouverte du patrimoine du ministère de la Culture (16 septembre 2019, Paris)

Le ministère de la Culture met en ligne ses bases de données depuis les années 1990, afin de donner accès aux informations de référence produites ou collectées par ses services sur des sujets aussi variés...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 29 Jul 2019

Quantifying the Miltonic Sonnet

(This paper was presented at the University of British Columbia in a joint session of the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies and the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities at Congress 2019. You can download the complete slideshow as a PDF, here.)...
From: Michael Ullyot on 4 Jun 2019

Gender, institutions and the changing uses of petitions in 18th-century London

word frquencies An extended version of my paper for the April 2019 workshop held by the AHRC Research Network on Petitions and Petitioning from the Medieval Period to the Present, on the theme Petitioning in Context: when and why do petitions matter?...
From: Early Modern Notes on 23 Apr 2019

Digital Databases and the Illusion of Comprehension

In the second post in the Digital Age, Digital Research series, Joseph Adelman reflects on Thomas Paine, Common Sense, and the limits of using digital databases to conduct research.
From: The Junto on 9 Apr 2019

Digital Forensics in the House of Lords: six themes relevant to historians (Part Two)

This post was originally published at the Software Sustainability Institute blog. In Part One of this blog series on the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee  inquiry into forensic science, I discussed oral evidence pertaining to digital...
From: cradledincaricature on 5 Apr 2019

Digital Forensics in the House of Lords: six themes relevant to historians (Part One)

This post was originally published at the Software Sustainability Institute blog. In 2017 the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee opened an inquiry into forensic science. The inquiry is still open and has fours areas of focus: the forensic...
From: cradledincaricature on 29 Mar 2019

Data Science and the 3-Point Revolution in the NBA

By Abraham Gibson In the history of sports lore, there are a handful of “revolutions” that every fan should know. There is the “Fosbury flop,” which American high-jumper Dick Fosbury introduced to the world at the 1968 Olympic...
From: Age of Revolutions on 25 Feb 2019

“Salem” Houses, 20th-century Style

There are two deep rabbit holes around which I must tread very, very carefully, or hours will be lost instantly: the Biodiversity Heritage and Building Technology Heritage digital libraries housed at the Internet Archive. One leads me through a never-ending...
From: streets of salem on 13 Feb 2019

Old Bailey Voices: gender, speech and outcomes in the Old Bailey, part 1

The Old Bailey Voices data is the result of work I’ve done for the Voices of Authority research theme for the Digital Panopticon project. This will be the first of a few blog posts in which I start to dig deeper into the data. First I’ll review...
From: Early Modern Notes on 16 Dec 2018

Looking up stuff in an Early Modern corpus

The following is a discussion of a set of “search and sort” operations that could be useful in exploring the EEBO-TCP corpus of English books before 1700. It also includes some paragraphs about making texts more computationally tractable so...
From: Scalable Reading on 13 Nov 2018

Collaboration Curation of TCP texts

This is a report about the current state of the collaborative curation of TCP texts. While I have written about this topic many times on this blog, this report is written for newcomers who have an interest in what was printed before 1800 but may or may...
From: Scalable Reading on 31 Oct 2018

August 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (August 10, 1768).“TO BE SOLD at YAMMACRAW, A PARCEL OF NEW NEGROES.” Several advertisements in the August 10, 1768, edition of the Georgia Gazette offered...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Aug 2018

Westminster Coroners Inquests 1760-1799, Part 1

This will be a post in two parts about data relating to the series of Westminster Coroner’s Inquests on London Lives, which cover the period 1760-1799. … Posted at In Her Mind’s Eye
From: Early Modern Notes on 23 Jun 2018

Fixing the Blackdot Words in the TCP corpus: a “mixed initiative” in Engineering English

This is a report on a “mixed initiative”–a term of art in computer science–that  combines old-fashioned philological elbow grease with new-fangled long short-term memory neural network processing (LSTM).  The goal is...
From: Scalable Reading on 19 Jun 2018

June 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (June 8, 1768).“A CHOICE CARGO OF 250 PRIME SLAVES.” In early June 1768 merchants Alexander Inglis and Nathaniel Hall advertised the sale of “A...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Jun 2018

Of concepts and kings: curating a collection using EEBO-TCP

Earlier this spring, we had a guest post from Nathaniel Dziura, one of two students undertaking an MA work placement with Linguistic DNA. Working alongside Nathaniel, Sophie Whittle has also dedicated 100 hours of hard graft to filling blanks in
From: Linguistic DNA on 22 May 2018

MEAD Pauper Apprentices Philadelphia 1751-99

This post takes a look at an open dataset available through the University of Pennsylvania’s open access repository. The dataset, Indentures and Apprentices made by Philadelphia Overseers of the Poor, 1751-1799 (created by Billy G. Smith), is one...
From: Early Modern Notes on 30 Apr 2018

Talk to the Scholar (Book)

I have worked on more than fascinating projects this term (besides teaching and administrative duties), all of which may deserve a different post. We worked pretty much with more down than ups on re-establishing Digital Humanities MA programmes in Hungary....
From: Tudor and other studies on 19 Apr 2018

Old Bailey Proceedings Part 1: Offences

If you know me, the topic of this first post may come as unsurprising but also a bit eyebrow-raising. “Sharon, you’ve been working on the Old Bailey Online project (OBO) since forever. Aren’t you bored with it yet?” … Posted...
From: Early Modern Notes on 17 Apr 2018

WHM18: Middlesex Vagrants in the 18th century

My final data visualisation post for this Women’s History Month is back in the 18th century and takes a look at an open dataset, Vagrant Lives: 14,789 Vagrants Processed by the County of Middlesex, 1777–1786, which was created by Adam Crymble,...
From: Early Modern Notes on 30 Mar 2018

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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.