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Europe Day 2021

Europeans are celebrating Europe Day today, 9 May 2021. Europe Day is an annual holiday in the European Union. A Conference on the Future of Europe is coordinated to coincide with Europe Day this year. The conference organizers explain that “The...

This Week on Dispatches: William V. Wenger on Foreign Assistance to the American Revolution

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews retired US Army officer Willam V. Wenger on his research into the contributions of France, Spain,... The post This Week on Dispatches: William V. Wenger on Foreign Assistance to the American...

Research Position in War Studies

King’s College London is offering a position as Research Associate in the Department of War Studies. The short description of the position reads: “The post holder will work alongside the Research and Knowledge Transfer Manager of the Centre...

The Politics of Commemorating Napoleon

Commemorations of the Bicentennial of the death of Napoléon Bonaparte this year have become the latest battleground in France’s ongoing “culture wars.” The figure of Napoléon remains powerful in French popular culture...

A short authentic account of the late decision, on the bull baiting question

Title: A short authentic account of the late decision, on the bull baiting question : in the case of the King against John Hill. With an appendix, containing the reports of the speeches of Mr. Windham, Mr. Canning, and Mr. Brougham, in resisting attemps...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 30 Apr 2021

Amicus Reipublicae; or, Abraham Bancker, Friend of the Republic

Abraham Bancker gave in to temptation on September 10, 1789, when he petitioned George Washington for a federal appointment as compensation for his service... The post Amicus Reipublicae; or, Abraham Bancker, Friend of the Republic appeared first on Journal...

Charles I, Eikon Basilike (1649)

Scott Schofield Fig. 1: Title page with famous foldout with engraving of Charles I at prayer and “The Explanation of the Embleme.” Call number: A185. Less than six weeks after King Charles I was executed outside the Banqueting Hall at...

500th Anniversary of the Diet of Worms of 1521

Five hundred years ago this month, a monk and radical religious reformer confronted the powerful Holy Roman Emperor at the Imperial Diet held in the city of Worms in April 1521. Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk and professor at the University of...

April 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The most strict Compliance with the Non-Importation Agreement.” Colonial merchants and shopkeepers often included introductory remarks about the origins of their imported...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Apr 2021

Print Media and Isaiah Thomas

‘Tis to ye Press & Pen we Mortals owe All we believe & almost all we know: —George Fischer, The American Instructor: or, Young... The post Print Media and Isaiah Thomas appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

This Week on Dispatches: Richard J. Werner on King Gustav III of Sweden Recognizing the United States

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews researcher and JAR contributor Richard J. Werther on King Gustav III of Sweden’s recognition of an... The post This Week on Dispatches: Richard J. Werner on King Gustav III of Sweden...

John Rutledge: Governor of South Carolina, 1779

John Rutledge had been prominent in South Carolina politics virtually since establishing his Charleston law practice in 1761. He served in the General Assembly,... The post John Rutledge: Governor of South Carolina, 1779 appeared first on Journal of the...

March 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Encouragement from those who are Well-wishers to the MANUFACTURES of THIS Province.” In an advertisement that appeared in the March 21, 1771, edition of the South-Carolina...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Mar 2021

John Rutledge: Delegate from South Carolina, 1765–1775

John Rutledge is one of those members of the founding generation who often get overlooked. Yet, for every Jefferson, Adams, or Washington, there were... The post John Rutledge: Delegate from South Carolina, 1765–1775 appeared first on Journal of...

This Week on Dispatches: Andrew Zellers-Frederick on the Impeachment of Senator William Blount, the First in American History

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews historian and JAR contributor Andrew Zellers-Frederick on the impeachment of Senator William Blount of Tennessee, the... The post This Week on Dispatches: Andrew Zellers-Frederick on the Impeachment...

March 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Near LIBERTY TREE, BOSTON.” Purveyors of goods and services in Boston used a variety of means to specify their locations in 1771.  William Taylor and Peter Hughes...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Mar 2021

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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.