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Renaissance Society of America – Berlin

I just returned from the huge Renaissance Society for America [RSA] conference in Berlin, where over 3000 Renaissance studies scholars gathered for an intense conference on early modern history. I presented a research paper on siege warfare and war...

Paleography Seminar at the Medici Archive Project

Seminar on Paleography and Archival Studies May 25 – June 6, 2015 Florence, Italy For the fifth consecutive year, the Medici Archive Project (MAP) will be offering a two-week intensive seminar on archival research. For the first time, MAP will...

Symposium on Latin America in the Early Colonial Period

The Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies is offering a Symposium on Latin America in the Early Colonial Period, which will be held on Saturday, 11 April from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The Newberry Library website provides an announcement: “This...

Pike-and-Blog

A new blog on the history of early modern war and society is active online. Maurizio Arfaioli, a colleague of mine at the Medici Archive Project, has recently launched a website and accompanying blog, entitled Pike-and-Blog. Early modernists will recognize...

Masters in Social Sciences

The University of Chicago’s M.A. Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) is seeking applicants. Note that the University of Chicago includes History in its Social Sciences division, so this announcement may interest History majors and minors at Northern...

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...

Masters Program in Mediterranean Studies

There is a new call for applications to the Masters Program in Mediterranean Studies at NYU.  Here is the announcement: The Center for European and Mediterranean Studies (CEMS) at New York University is pleased to announce a call for applications to...

The Insufficient Ark at U of C

The Early Modern Workshop at the University of Chicago is holding a discussion of Maura Capps’ dissertation chapter “The Insufficient Ark: A Political Ecology of a Failed Agricultural Department at the Cape of Good Hope, 1795-1806.” Maura...

Early Modern Workshop in Chicago

The Early Modern Workshop is meeting at the University of Chicago on Monday, January 12, at 5:00pm in Pick 319. Prof. Constantin Fasolt will lead a discussion on historical method and the challenges faced by historians of the late medieval and early modern...

History of Globalization

The history of globalization is “hot,” having emerged as a major field of historical studies since the 1990s. “Why is globalization ‘hot’ now and what does it portend for the study of history?” asks Lynn Hunt, Professor...

Studying Shakespeare in Venice

The Shylock Project Fondazione Giorgio Cini Venice, 15 June – 11 July 2015 An intensive four-week course of study exploring the text and contexts of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. A rich program of lectures and creative workshops by leading...

PhD Studies in Renaissance History

PhD funding opportunities in Renaissance Studies Are you thinking of pursuing a PhD in Renaissance Studies / the Classical Tradition (including Neo-Latin literature and Renaissance art)? The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance at the University of...

“Hammer Man” Attacks Historical Plaque in Cartegena

Historical commemorations can certainly be controversial. Some historical anniversaries and commemorative displays produce repeated political battles and widespread controversy. In other cases, new additions to ceremonies or historical sites can produce...

Marketing Napoleon

Napoleon’s stock value is rising as we near the bicenntenial of the battle of Waterloo in 2015. A cache of Napoleonic memorabilia went on auction this weekend near the château de Fontainebleau. “Nearly 1,000 objects were for sale, including...

Warburg Institute Saved by Court Ruling

The famed Warburg Institute in London has been saved by an English court ruling. According to a press release by the Warburg Institute: “To the benefit and relief of scholars worldwide, the High Court has rejected the University of London’s claims...

Italian and Mediterranean Art History Position

Job: Italian and Mediterranean Art (Florence) The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut (KHI) invites applications for the post of research collaborator at the pre-doctoral level (Wissenschaftliche Assistentin / Wissenschaftlicher...

Female Warriors and the Myth of the Amazons

Female warriors certainly are media friendly, with numerous films, television series, video games, books, and comic books dedicated to Amazons, Jeanne d’Arc, medieval warrior queens, and fantasy warrior princesses. Historians are struggling to compete...

The Duke of Wellington’s Library and the Circulation of Military Knowledge

A recent blog post by Dr. Huw J. Davies contemplates the Duke of Wellington’s understanding of military affairs.  How did Wellington learn the “art of war” and how did military knowledge circulate in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth...

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.