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More Thoughts on EMEMH Publishing

Yet more on the state of writing, publishing and buying EMEMH books in the age of Print Publishing Collapse. Wayne Lee recently expressed his disgust at book prices in response to a recent bibliographic notice. And while his (price) point about the expense...
From: Skulking in Holes and Corners on 31 Dec 2012

John Milton and “pamphlet pandemonium.”

This post will digest some of my recent archival research into a story about one of the foremost canonical authors in the English tradition and his entanglements with an untrustworthy category of Renaissance printed matter – the pamphlet. Pamphlets,...
From: Vade Mecum on 20 Dec 2012

Women as Academic Authors

Female professors are increasingly active in academic research at American universities. In some disciplines, women are approaching parity with male counterparts, but in many others a gender gap remains. A new article in the Chronicle of Higher Education...

The pocket diary: A great Renaissance invention

The other day Kate Morant, author of the interesting Halley’s Log Blog, tweeted the following question on my twitter stream: Help! My iPhone diary’s become corrupted. By month ok, but by list all the apptmts randomly reassigned to diff dates....
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 15 Nov 2012

An Eighteenth-Century Rogue

A letter that begins “Since the Unfortunate Affair in Kensington whereby I lost all my Substance, My Expectations and my friends” caught my attention while I was rooting through documents in the archives. Botanist Richard Bradley found himself strapped...
From: The Sloane Letters Blog on 11 Nov 2012

Open Access Week

Today is the final day of Open Access Week, so this is a brief post to share three useful things I learned this week. 1. Even if you have not yet published in an Open Access journal or with an Open Access publisher, you can in most cases submit a pre-print...
From: Serendipities on 28 Oct 2012

Monograph lite

Interesting article at The Chronicle of Higher Ed “Ditch the Monograph.” I wouldn’t go so far as to follow the title’s incendiary imperative, but e-publishing smaller works does seem like a distinct possibility. Somewhere in between...
From: Skulking in Holes and Corners on 18 Oct 2012

Why Amazon/Kindle is leader of the pack

My on-going adventure into e-book publishing has been eye-opening. Although I didn’t do even a fraction of it myself, setting up an account on Amazon/Kindle seemed relatively easy (once I got through the hurdle of the tax-exempt forms required...
From: Sandra Gulland on 2 Oct 2012

Warrior Pursuits in Libraries around the World

Warrior Pursuits: Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010) is now available in more than 200 academic and research libraries around the world. WorldCat is one of the best online databases...

E-book publishing: why book categories are important

Forgive me—this is going to be a bit of an academic post.  But first, the good news: last night, four INK e-book publications made the UK Amazon top 100 list for Biographical Fiction. They were the three Trilogy titles, and the one Trilogy omnibus...
From: Sandra Gulland on 14 Sep 2012

An odd new publication

Just got an email alert that the first volume of Brill’s 2012 edition of the International Bibliography of Military History has been released. I’m familiar with the publication sponsored by the International Commission of Military History,...
From: Skulking in Holes and Corners on 20 Aug 2012

Starting up: the procrastination method for getting things done

It never fails to surprise me: starting to write (or rewrite) has stages—and the first stage is resistance, otherwise known as procrastination.  Everyone knows the expression “like pulling teeth.” Getting back into the world of a novel...
From: Sandra Gulland on 17 Aug 2012

Acceptance, rejection and indifference to heliocentricity before 1610.

Johannes Petreius published Copernicus’ De revolutionibus in 1543 how was this major new cosmological and astronomical work with its heliocentric hypothesis actually received in the first approximately seventy years after it appearance?  Michael Fugate...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 16 Aug 2012

The thrill of cutting book pages

Have you ever had to cut the pages of an old book in order to read it? It’s like venturing into virgin territory, a frontier. It never fails to thrill.  I’m head-over-heels charmed by the “packaging” of Merilyn Simonds‘...
From: Sandra Gulland on 14 Aug 2012

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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.