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New Digital Humanities Techniques Open Locked Letters

Early modern writers sometimes employed letterlocking in order to close letters securely using complex practices of folding, cutting, inserting tabs, and sewing. The New York Times reports: “In an era before sealed envelopes, this technique,...

The World in the Book: 1300-18

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library is offering an undergraduate seminar on The World in the Book: 1300-1800 in Fall 2021. Northern Illinois University undergraduate students interested in medieval, renaissance, and early modern...

July 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Weekly News-Letter (July 28, 1768).“THERE is now opened … an Intelligence Office.” In the summer of 1768 B. Leigh announced that he had opened “an...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Jul 2018

Making and Knowing: Early Modern Geometries

The Newberry Library and Northwestern University are hosting an upcoming conference: Making and Knowing: Early Modern Geometries, a History of the Book Symposium The conference will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015 and Friday, October 30, 2015....

Digital Humanities and ConverStations

A conference on Digital Humanities Experiments was recently  held in Paris on 11-12 June 2015 at the Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris (DHIP), or Instistut Historique Allemand. The conference was jointly sponsored by the European Science Foundation...

Digital Humanities Experiments

A conference on Digital Humanities Experiments #dhiha6 will be held in Paris on 11-12 June 2015.  The conference is sponsored by the European Science Foundation – Scientific Review Group HUM and the Institut d’études avancées...

War Diaries and Digital Humanities

The growing pace of archival digitization is creating tensions in communities of researchers and archivists. Digital Humanities projects hold great promise, but also substantial risks for today’s researchers and for future generations of scholars. Andrew...

Summer Program in Early Modern Digital Humanities

A summer program in early modern digital humanities is being offered by the Folger Shakespeare Library. “Following on the success of the first “Early Modern Digital Agendas” institute—an intensive survey of the most current resources and methods...

Renaissance History Postdoc

The University of Warwick has posted an announcement for a Renaissance history postdoctoral position. Below is the announcement: Research Fellow £28,695 – £37,394 pa                                                                                               ...

Privacy Concerns about MOOCs

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are already being used in high schools and middle schools in the United States. Many professors and teachers have serious concerns about the pedagogical value of these courses. Now, some MOOCs are raising new privacy...

The Value of a Shared Education

A new article on “The Value of a Shared Education” reflects on the importance of a common Gen Ed curriculum in higher eduation. Judith Shapiro, former President of Barnard College, writes: “If we look at curricula, we see a trend toward...

Assessing the State of Digital Humanities

A new review article assesses the current state of the field Digital Humanities (DH) from the perspective of book history. This is an interesting angle to consider the state of DH, since so many DH projects deal with document digitization and dissemination. If...

Wreckage, Waste, and Globalization

The continuing search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 is complicated by the immense size of the search area and its distance from sea lanes and major ports, as well as the nature of the Indian Ocean. The currents and turbulence of the Indian Ocean...

UCC Discusses: Are There Limits to the Archive?

On 16 May 2013 the Charles Clark Project with the support of the Irish Research Council and the School of English, UCC, hosted The Limits of the Archive: Classification, Management, Digitization, a workshop designed not only to get people thinking about...
From: Finding Charles Clark on 3 Jul 2013

Elizabethan Privateering and Cyberwar

An op-ed in the New York Times compares cyberwar to the privateering conflicts of the Elizabethan period. Jordan Chandler Hirsch and Sam Adelsberg, authors of the op-ed, argue that “In confronting today’s cyberbattles, the United States should...

Corporate Deals in Online Education

Udacity has concluded a deal with Georgia Institute of Technology for an online master’s program. “Georgia Tech this month announced its plans to offer a $6,630 online master’s degree to 10,000 new students over the next three years without...

Digital Tools in Archival Research

Historians have been using digital tools in archival research for some time now, but news media are finally beginning to pay attention to digital humanities. An article in the New York Times reports on historians’ use of digital cameras in the archives....

Digital Humanities and the History of the Internet

Historians are working to study the development of the internet and the World Wide Web, as well as to preserve digital history. Digital humanities needs to grapple with issues of digital preservation and conservation, key aspects of any notion of digital...

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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:{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.