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Guest Post: French Imposters, Diplomatic Double Speak, and Buried Archival Treasures

Today’s guest post is by Cassandra Good, Associate Editor of The Papers of James Monroe at the University of Mary Washington, and author of Founding Friendships: Friendships Between Women and Men in the Early American Republic (New...
From: The Junto on 10 Apr 2017

The Tudors and TV: Is There Anything New to Say?

Tudor enthusiasts greeted the news of Lucy Worsley's new BBC documentary about the six wives of Henry VIII with excitement. For those of us fascinated by the Tudor period, we cannot get enough of it; we read about it, we watch documentaries about it,...
From: Conor Byrne on 14 Dec 2016

On the Joseph Smith Papers, Documentary Editing Projects, and the Public

On September 19, a team of editors introduced the latest volume from the Joseph Smith Papers Project to a small group of scholars and bloggers gathered both in person and via skype. I readily agreed to participate when invited because of...
From: The Junto on 7 Oct 2016

Gentlemen Of The Night.

For those members that live in the UK.A documentary film which explores the rich smuggling history of Christchurch and its operations within the neighbouring 'wild land' of the New Forest is being shown at the Regent Centre Christchurch as part of the...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 30 Sep 2016

Documenting Shakespeare

A couple of weeks ago I acquired, from a second hand book dealer, a copy of a book I have long coveted, Samuel Schoenbaum’s William Shakespeare: a Documentary Life. This book was published in 1975 and when I began work at the Shakespeare Centre...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 15 Mar 2016

Michael Moore’s timely Where Shall We Invade Next?

Michael Moore sets out on his quest Preface: Jeb Bush tweeted: [this is] America Donald Trump: he will cut billions in taxes from the wealthy, eliminate the Affordable Care Act; he is for privatizing everything possible, but he will not let anyone die...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 29 Feb 2016

Death Or Liberty. A New Documentary. Australia. The following images are of one of our own, Bob Buchanan who has a part in this documentary. My thanks to Bob for the use of these images.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 3 Dec 2015

MUSE OF FIRE (A Shakespeare Odyssey) on DVD

MUSE OF FIRE is an unlikely film. Two British actors, Dan Poole and Giles Terera, begin from the premise that Shakespeare is scary, offputting, difficult, and decide to ‘overcome their fears’ by undertaking a road trip taking in London, Stratford,...
From: The Bardathon on 6 Oct 2015

"This Republic of Suffering": Death and the Civil War

This is a portmanteau review and I'm afraid it's a little mixed up in its combination, because I'm reviewing a television documentary and a book. I'm looking at the same subject via two different media and I'm going back and forth between the two.First,...

Guest Post: Diplomacy, Slavery, Quids, and Much More in the Latest Volume of the Papers of James Monroe

Guest poster Cassandra Good, Associate Editor at The Papers of James Monroe, details some of the more interesting content from the project's most recent volume.
From: The Junto on 7 Oct 2014

Making the Adams Papers

Nearly a quarter of a million manuscript pages, and almost fifty volumes to show for it: As we mark the 60th anniversary of production at the Adams Papers editorial project, here’s an inside look at our process, from manuscript to volume. Lyman H. Butterfield,...
From: The Junto on 26 Sep 2014

Peter Plogojowitz unearthed

The extraordinary Terra X documentary Dracula: Die wahre Geschichte der Vampire, that aired on German ZDF in October last year, is now available on Blu-ray in both 3D and 2D. Although primarily a gimmick, the 3D works reasonably well, e.g. in the...
From: Magia Posthuma on 17 Mar 2014

Guest Post: Working on The Papers of Francis Bernard

Christopher F. Minty returns for a second guest post in which he describes his experiences working on the Papers of Francis Bernard.
From: The Junto on 17 Jan 2014

CFP: Editing Colonial Latin American Manuscripts

CFP: Theory and practice of editing colonial Latin American manuscripts Papers examining the process of editing colonial Latin American manuscripts are sought for a panel to be held at the 2014 meeting of the Association for Documentary Editing, July...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 6 Dec 2013

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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:{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.