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All Things Georgian is taking a summer break

We’re taking a summer break from the blog, but we’ll be back again in September. In the meantime, we do have some events coming up which you can find out about on our Events Page. If you’re looking for some summer holiday reading, why...
From: All Things Georgian on 25 Jul 2019

A summer reading selection: green men, sovereigns, moles and bawds

We are taking our annual summer holiday from blogging and so this will be our last post until September when we will be back with plenty of new posts and some exciting news (we have a teaser for you at the end of this blog!). In the meantime though, we...
From: All Things Georgian on 27 Jul 2017

Summer’s Lease Hath All Too Short a Date

Shakespeare’s Summer Sonnets Yes, Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer, has come and gone and all the teachers have returned to school. But we still have 20 days of summer left according to the calendar, so let’s not break out our sweaters...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 2 Sep 2014

Hurricanes and Introverts: Summer Reading, Contd.

#108359561 / gettyimages.com Our summer reading recommendations for English teachers (by English teachers) continue. Check out these fiction and non-fiction picks: A Prayer for Owen Meany by Jon Irving “I fell in love with the characters, all of...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 24 Jun 2014

More summer reading recommendations for English teachers

Join us as we add to our list of summer reading recommendations by English teachers and for English teachers! Corinne Viglietta, an English teacher with BASIS DC in Washington, DC, offers these selections: - My first pick is Brian Boyd’s Why...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 19 Jun 2014

Summer Reading Recommendations: Teacher to Teacher

Now that summer is here, we’re rounding up some summer reading recommendations–from English teachers, for English teachers. Let us know in the comments what you’re reading this summer and what you recommend. #108916526 / gettyimages.com Here...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 17 Jun 2014

Summer Reading

We’ve told you plenty about our new favorite books: How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare and A Horse with Wings, both of which were featured presentations by the authors during our Conference on Teaching Shakespeare in the Elementary Classroom...
From: Folger SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY on 25 Jun 2013

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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.