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Call for Editors: Social Media and Acquisitions

The Recipes Project is looking for new editors to grow our readership and expand the range of scholarship we feature on the blog. Are you a savvy Tweeter who loves the back-and-forth exchange of social media? Are you a regular reader with ideas about...
From: The Recipes Project on 4 Jan 2022

Social Media Editor Call for Applications

Age of Revolutions is seeking a social media editor to join our team.  Age of Revolutions is an all-volunteer, peer-reviewed, online journal, dedicated to exploring the history of revolutions, revolutionaries, and the idea of “revolution” itself. ...
From: Age of Revolutions on 2 Sep 2021

May 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Frugality and Industry make Mankind rich, free, and happy.” Politics certainly shaped accounts of current events that ran in colonial newspapers during the era of the imperial...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 May 2021

May 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “[The following was paid for as an Advertisement.]” Newspaper editors selected which articles and letters to print or reprint in their publications, but that did...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 May 2021


What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Table, calculated to shew the Contents … of any Sled Load or Cart Load of WOOD.” In March 1771, Samuel Freeman of Falmouth, Casco Bay, took to the pages of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Mar 2021

March 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Every City and populous Town in America have some Regulations with regard to Sled and Cart Loads of Wood.” An advertisement for an ingenious “Table, calculated...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Mar 2021

December 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “D.K’s performance is scandalous and preposterous.” Lewis Fay’s advertisement in the Pennsylvania Journal caused some controversy.  For several...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Dec 2020

Welcome to September! A Letter from the Editorial Team

Dear friends and readers, We’re delighted to welcome you to the September relaunch of The Recipes Project! Over the past five months, the editorial team has been reflecting on our priorities, goals, and the RP community more generally. The site...
From: The Recipes Project on 3 Sep 2020

July 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “He purposes to return to this LAND of LIBERTY.” In the summer of 1770, William Wylie, a watchmaker, took to the pages of William Rind’s Virginia Gazette to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Jul 2020

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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:{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.