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June 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (June 16, 1769). “For … other new Advertisements, see the additional PAPER of this Day.” The final column on the first page of the June...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Jun 2019

July 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the Pennsylvania Journal (July 21, 1768).“PROPOSALS For Re-printing by SUBSCRIPTION.” In the summer of 1768 James Adams, a printer in Wilmington, Delaware,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jul 2018

Intellectual Virtues and Graduate Attributes

What intellectual habits do universities promote? We train students to become experts in various subjects, to earn the intellectual autonomy we earned in our time. Is it an over-reach to say that we train students in intellectual virtues? Virtue’s...
From: Michael Ullyot on 6 Jan 2015

‘The valiant never taste of death but once’: Mandela and Shakespeare

Today we’ve heard the sad news of Nelson Mandela’s passing. Mandela’s lasting legacy will be bridging the great divides in South Africa, which has inspired people around the world. He in turn drew inspiration from many sources including the works...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 6 Dec 2013

For Anthony Trollope’s Birthday

A photograph of him around age 40, completely unglamorized; it’s not often reprinted Friend and readers, Anthony Trollope was born April 24, 1815. Two tributes also not often reprinted, and a brief comment by Proust which sums up what Margaret...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 24 Apr 2013

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.