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Have you ever attended an EMROC event? Are you planning to attend our transcribathon on 4 March 2021?  If you said yes to either, then please fill in our super-short, anonymous survey so we can get to know a bit more about our community. It takes...
From: emroc on 21 Feb 2021

A Snapshot of the Food Studies Community

By Christian Reynolds From October to December 2019, the US-UK Food Digital Scholarship Network ran a community survey asking what (and how) food scholars are currently using analogue and digital material. We were also interested how the community thought...
From: The Recipes Project on 3 Mar 2020

Robert Erskine, Surveyor-General of the Continental Army

Robert Erskine was born in Dumfermline, Scotland, to Ralph and Margaret Erskine on September 7, 1735. Ralph Erskine, being a Presbyterian minister, raised Robert... The post Robert Erskine, Surveyor-General of the Continental Army appeared first on Journal...

Remember, remember, the fifth of November

Our 2019 transcribathon is coming soon… November 5! Flex those fingers, boot up your computer, and get ready to join in, because this is no ordinary transcribathon. We have lots of exciting activities planned to accompany our transcribing delights,...
From: emroc on 26 Oct 2019

Rediscovering British Surveyor John Hills

While conducting research for my essay on General Washington’s plight in the New Jersey short hills in the spring of 1777, I was fortunate to... The post Rediscovering British Surveyor John Hills appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Colonizing St. John Island: A History in Maps

S. Max Edelson This essay examines the Board of Trade’s survey and plan for St. John Island (renamed Prince Edward in 1798). It is part of a larger study of British surveying and colonization in the maritime northeast, which is the focus of chapter...
From: Borealia on 14 Nov 2018

Mapping Land Tenure Pluralism in the St. Lawrence River Valley

Julia Lewandoski [This essay kicks off a Borealia series on Cartography and Empire-on the many ways maps were employed in the contested imperial spaces of early modern North America.]  After the 1763 Peace of Paris, British officials embarked...
From: Borealia on 26 Sep 2018

Welcome to Transcribathon 2018!

Thank you for stopping by our transcribathon today. We’re so glad that you’ve decided to join us. We’re kicking things off at the wonderful Wellcome Library in London at 10:00 UK time. The Library is kindly allowing Heather Wolfe (Folger...
From: emroc on 18 Sep 2018

Assigning the Unessay in the U.S. Survey

For the past several semesters, I’ve offered students in my US History to 1877 survey the option of completing an “unessay” in place of a traditional research paper. Like almost all of my pedagogical innovations, the “unessay”...
From: The Junto on 26 Jun 2018

Survey on American History in the UK

Today at The Junto, we're passing on news of an important survey on studying and working on American history in the UK
From: The Junto on 5 Feb 2018

November 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (November 4, 1767).“They … carry on the ART of SURVEYING.” In the November 4, 1767, edition of the Georgia Gazette, James Anderson and Samuel...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Nov 2017

Let’s talk: 18th-century scholars, tell us about how you read

The editorial team of Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment (formerly, Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century) is this month undertaking its first-ever survey of scholarly reading practices among 18th-century specialists. Our goal is...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 10 Oct 2017

Roundtable: Democratize the Classroom!

In the final installment of our series on Teaching Amid Political Tension, Sean Trainor outlines his plan to empower students to contribute to their course syllabus.
From: The Junto on 10 Aug 2017

August 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today? Boston Post-Boy (August 10, 1767).“Various Branches of the Mathematicks taught by WILLIAM CORLETT.” In the summer of 1767 William Corlett placed an advertisement in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Aug 2017

Books in the Early U.S. Survey

I’m teaching two sections of the first half of the U.S. survey this semester (which goes to 1877 here at BYU). I taught two sections of the same last semester. After nearly a five-year break from the classroom as I researched and wrote a dissertation,...
From: The Junto on 23 Feb 2017

Women’s History, Primary Sources, and the United States History Survey

In today's post, Sara Damiano reflects on her effort to include more primary sources by and about women in her United States History survey course, and makes the case that you should do the same.
From: The Junto on 12 Jan 2017

Monographs in the Survey: Strategies for Writing Across the Curriculum

I am fortunate that in graduate school, I had quite a bit of guidance in writing across the curriculum pedagogy. I have since taught approximately a dozen designated writing-intensive courses. Most history courses are writing-intensive by default, and...
From: The Junto on 4 Jan 2017

Tales from the Archives: English Gingerbread Old and New

In September, The Recipes Project celebrated its fourth birthday. We now have over 470 posts in our archives and over 117 pages for readers to sift through. That’s a lot of material! (And thank you so much to our contributors for sharing such a...
From: The Recipes Project on 22 Dec 2016

America, the Series?

Earlier this semester, Tom Cutterham perpetrated one of history's most heinous spoilers. In today's post, he rambles about pacing, plot, and cliffhangers: in short, the narrative form in the survey lecture. Is there something to be said for the way lectures...
From: The Junto on 5 Dec 2016

The end of Halley’s third voyage

Halley arrived back at Deptford on 10 October 1701 and immediately began to prepare his data for publication. He had undertaken the voyage with the aim of identifying a general rule for the complex tides of the Channel, and before … Continue reading...
From: Halley's Log on 7 Oct 2016

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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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

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This is the basic structure:

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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.