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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

On Social Media: Coriolanus

On 21 October 2020, Matthew Minicucci and I provided a brief introduction to the live-streamed performance of Coriolanus, produced by The Show Must Go Online and directed by Rob Myles. If you were not able to attend, the production is available free to...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 21 Oct 2020

Me — A Mild-Mannered Professor Falsely Accused of a Crime!

By Stephen Basdeo All great crime writers and crime fighters have at some point in their careers been falsely accused of a crime they didn’t commit. Jessica Fletcher in an episode of Murder, She Wrote, for instance, found herself on the “wrong...

Can ‘Progress Studies’ Contribute to Knowledge? History Suggests Caution

By Shannon Dea, University of Waterloo and Ted McCormick, Concordia University (republished from ; original here) According to tech entrepreneur Patrick Collison and economist Tyler Cowen, academia needs a new discipline called “progress...
From: memorious on 12 Aug 2019

From Platform to Publisher: Facebook, the Early American Open Press, and Alex Jones

Jordan E. Taylor explores the early American "open press" and what it can tell us about the tech giants' decision to remove Alex Jones.
From: The Junto on 7 Aug 2018

Tech Update!

Our wonderful web editor, Erica Steiner, has been an extremely busy bee in recent weeks, updating the Cerae website to make it more streamlined and easier to use.  You  should be able to find articles and blog posts with ease now – have...
From: CERAE Impressions: A Blog on 25 Jun 2018

Samuel Pepys and His Books

Review of Kate Loveman, Samuel Pepys & His Books: Reading, Newsgathering & Sociability, 1660-1703 (Oxford University Press, 2015). … More Samuel Pepys and His Books
From: Writing Privacy on 1 Jun 2018

Introducing… the social media editor

This post is the first in a series in which the academics behind Cerae will introduce themselves and their research, to give a flavour of the diverse people and interests contributing to the running of a burgeoning academic journal. I’m Kirsty and...
From: CERAE Impressions: A Blog on 26 Mar 2018

The #OthellosCrane Project: Storify

¶ Dear readers, ¶ I’ve just completed a Twitter play with a group of first-year seminar students here at Pacific University, and it has been an amazing experience. I am planning on writing about it in more detail in the future–and...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 14 Nov 2017

Banned from Facebook, can you please share this post on Facebook for me?

Yesterday I made a comment on one of the groups I belong to on Facebook regarding a video that I did not think was suitable. The group is a public group & to my mind the video was not within the aims of the group, which is to promote sensible gun...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 18 Mar 2017

Digital Identity in Graduate School

Last week, the Arts & Sciences Graduate Center at William and Mary hosted a Digital Identity Roundtable to discuss the benefits, pitfalls, and protocols for graduate students who currently use social media for networking and scholarship, and for those...
From: The Junto on 21 Feb 2017

Why I blog

I’ve been thinking lately about why I originally set up this blog, and why, more than three years later, I continue to post on it. In the very early days I think I was looking for a place to work through some emerging ideas about digital forms of...
From: Digital Shakespeares on 31 Jan 2017

A Suspect Source in the Christmas Wars

One positive impact of the recent presidential election has been enhanced awareness of “fake” news and an emerging scrutiny of sources in general. Educators have been aware of the challenges in the information realm for a while, but it seems...
From: streets of salem on 20 Dec 2016

Guest Post: Dr. Strangehonor, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Snapchat

How much should we engage with students on the social media apps that they used? This semester, Honor Sachs experimented with using Snapchat, and reports her results.
From: The Junto on 6 Dec 2016

These Walls of Straw of Straw and Paper: Trump, Luther and Political Populism

Image by author.By Martin Laidlaw, The University of Dundee A survey of emotional responses to Donald J. Trump would no doubt produce an interesting array of adjectives. In the postgraduate office of Dundee University, my colleagues offer me terms such...
From: Histories of Emotion on 7 Oct 2016

Making a Webpage for a Conference Paper

Jonathan Wilson discusses the process of creating a companion webpage for a conference presentation.
From: The Junto on 23 Sep 2016

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

What’s Livetweeting For, Anyway?

Is it all for show? Jonathan Wilson asked historians why they livetweet at conferences.
From: The Junto on 11 Aug 2016

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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:

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.