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The Ridiculous Becomes Reality

Texts and Rationales for ‘Table Talks 1: New Approaches to Romanticism and the Natural World’ ‘Table Talks’ are interactive workshops linked to ‘The Romantic Ridiculous’ project, designed to share work-in-progress...
From: The Romantic Ridiculous on 6 Nov 2020

How to Close-read a Sonnet in 12 Steps

Shut off distractions: turn off music and notifications. Put your phone away: I dare you. Try earplugs. You will need: a book (in print); two coloured pens or pencils; and access to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). Accept no substitutes. Frame your...
From: Michael Ullyot on 29 Oct 2019

Connections Through Writing: Boosting Students’ Projects and Performances through Close Reading and Writing

(Image: Matt Seymour)Any good teacher knows that there are a variety of ways students can demonstrate their understanding of a reading. Projects that prescribe students to create original posters, board games, models, etc. based on a class reading are...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 19 Jan 2016

Tech Tips: To Build Close Reading Skills, Teach Annotation

#171586213 / gettyimages.com By Dana Huff In order to help students develop close reading skills, we teach them how to annotate. Annotation has traditionally been thought of as a pencil-and-paper activity, but e-readers, such as Kindle and iBooks, have...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 26 Aug 2014

Evidence-Based Argument: Shakespeare and the Common Core

Guest post by Josh Cabat Over the past few weeks, I have had the opportunity to attend both a week-long workshop on reading strategies at Teachers College and the week-long AP English Language and Composition prep course sponsored by the College Board. In...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 24 Jul 2014

“Unequal Fetters” by Anne Finch – Freedom and Inequality in Marriage

As suggested in the poem’s title, “The Unequal Fetters,” Anne Finch describes the inequality of marriage and the responsibilities it entails through the image of imprisonment and through the loss of power that women experience.  Finch presents...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 4 Feb 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:

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.