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Portuguese Shipwreck Found

Marine archaeologists are exploring the site of an early modern Portuguese shipwreck. NPR reports that “A 400-year-old shipwreck that signified a time when the spice trade between Portugal and India was booming has been uncovered 40 feet below...

Femmes à la Cour de France

Femmes à la cour de France. Charges et fonctions (XVe – XIXe siècle), ed. Caroline zum Kolk, Kathleen Wilson-Chevalier (Villeneuve d’Ascq, Septentrion, 2018), ISBN-102757423614, will soon be published.   This collective...

Remembering the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre

I will be offering my course, HIST 414 European Wars of Religion, 1520s-1660s, at Northern Illinois University beginning next Monday. Just in time for the beginning of the semester, today is the anniversary of the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre...

Aristocratic Souls in Democratic Times

Aristocratic Souls in Democratic Times, edited by Richard Avramenko and Ethan Alexander-Davey (Lexington Books, 2018) is currently being published. This collective volume examines elites, political culture, and political theory from a variety of...

H-France Forum on Fanny Cosandey’s Le Rang

The latest H-France Forum, volume 13, number 1, has been published online.   This issue of H-France Forum includes review essays on Fanny Cosandey’s Le rang. Préséances et hierarchies dans la France d’Ancien Régime...

Review of War and Conflict in the Early Modern World

The Journal of Modern History has published Peter Wilson’s review of my recent book, War and Conflict in the Early Modern World (Polity, 2016). The review is available online at the Journal of Modern History website.    

Spanish Paleography Course

Burgos: Deciphering Secrets of Medieval Spain A new MOOC on Spanish paleography is being launched: “Roger Martinez is pleased to announce the launch of a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that specifically focuses on medieval Spanish paleography...

Position in Early Modern European History

Northeastern Illinois University is advertising for a faculty position in Early Modern European History. The position description reads: “Early Modern Europe and the World: Assistant Professor with a strong field in Europe (excluding Russia) from...

Graduate Student Conference at the Newberry Library

I am pleased that several of my former graduate students are participating in this week’s Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, sponsored by the Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library. “The Center for Renaissance...

Renaissance Map Forgery

The auction house Christie’s has withdrawn an allegedly forged Renaissance map from its auction listings after scholars and map dealers questioned its authenticity. The map is a print of Martin Waldseemüller’s famous 1507 world map, one...

Crowd-funding French History

The BBC reports that that a crowd-funding project has successfully raised money to purchase a thirteenth-century French castle. “Thousands of internet users have joined forces to save Mothe-Chandeniers chateau in France. By contributing at least...

Graduate Student Conference at the Newberry Library

The Center for Renaissance Studies will be holding its annual Graduate Student Conference at the Newberry Library in January 2018. Graduate students in medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies are encouraged to submit a proposal for this conference....

The Politics of Conversion: Martin Luther to Muhammad Ali

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library hosted a major conference on The Politics of Conversion: Martin Luther to Muhammad Ali last week. I enjoyed participating in the conference and presenting a paper on “Conversion, Confessional...

Newberry Graduate Conference

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library has issued a call for papers for its Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference: 2018 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers January 25 to 27, 2018 We invite abstracts...

H-France Forum on A Theater of Diplomacy

H-France has just published a new H-France Forum, edited by Hélène Bilis, on Ellen R. Welch’s A Theater of Diplomacy: International Relations and the Performing Arts in Early Modern France (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania...

International Research Award in Global History

The Universities of Munich, Basel, and Sydney have issued a call for proposals for an International Research Award in Global History. “The successful applicant will receive up to €10,000 towards the organization of an international symposium...

Battlefield Emotions Volume

Battlefield Emotions, 1500-1800: Practices, Experience, Imagination, ed. Erika Kuipers and Cornelis Van Der Haven (Palgrave Macmillan) is now in production and about to hit the bookshelves. My chapter on “‘His Courage Produced More Fear in...

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.