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CLIR Fellowships

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for the 2015 Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources. The program will be offering about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships for the 2015-2016...

Spanish Paleography Workshop

Application deadline: October 15 Weekend Workshop in Spanish Paleography Workshop dates: February 27-28, 2015 Instructor: Carla Rahn Phillips, emerita, University of Minnesota Apply online here: http://www.newberry.org/2015SpanishPaleographyWorkshopThis...

Graduate Renaissance Conference at the Newberry

2015 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference http://www.newberry.org/01222015-2015-multidisciplinary-graduate-student-conference Conference dates: January 22 to 24, 2015 Call for Papers - deadline: October 15 We invite abstracts for 20-minute papers...

Early Modern Women’s History Conference

Call for Proposals Attending to Early Modern Women: It’s About Time June 18-20, 2015     Milwaukee, Wisconsin   Deadline November 15  Taking as its inspiration the fact that 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the first Attending to Early...

New Fellowship in Renaissance Art History

The Villa I Tatti research center in Florence has announced a new fellowship in Renaissance art history. One David and Julie Tobey Fellowship, for three months, is available each academic year to support research on drawings, prints, and illustrated manuscripts...

Seventeenth-Century Imperialism and New York

New York is apparently not celebrating its 350th anniversary this week. According to an article in The New York Times, “On August 26, 1664, 350 years ago Tuesday, a flotilla of four British frigates led by the Guinea, which was manned by 150 sailors...

Word and Image Graduate Workshop

Graduate Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students Word and Image in the Renaissance Led by James A. Knapp, Loyola University Chicago; and Jennifer Waldron, University of Pittsburgh Application deadline: September 22 Workshop: 9 am...

Friendship and Sociability in Premodern Europe

A new collective volume on Friendship and Sociability in Premodern Europe: Contexts, Concepts, and Expressions, ed. Amyrose McCue Gill and Sarah Rolfe Prodan (Toronto, 2014) has just been released. The book description reads: “Friendship and Sociability...

Early Colonial Latin America Conference

Symposium on Latin America in the Early Colonial Period 9 am to 3 pm, Saturday, April 11, 2015 Keynote speaker: Laura Matthew, Marquette University This symposium aims to explore the complexities of Latin America during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries,...

Nina Dubin Lecture

The Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies presents: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 2:00 pm Eighteenth-Century Seminar Nina Dubin, University of Illinois at Chicago “Love, Trust, Risk: Painting ‘The Papered Century’” http://www.newberry.org/04192014-nina-dubin The...

Rethinking State Trials

Symposium on Rethinking the State Trials: The Politics of Justice in Later Stuart England Organized by Brian Cowan (McGill University) and Scott Sowerby (Northwestern University) and sponsored by the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Thursday,...

Cosimo I de’ Medici in Chicago

Early Modern Workshop Christine Zappella, PhD Student in Art History, will present a paper on “Bronzino’s Portrait of Cosimo I de’ Medici as Orpheus: Erotic Furor and Florence’s Perfect Prince” in the The Early Modern Workshop at the...

Early Modern Domestic Space

A lecture on “Illuminating Early Modern Domestic Spaces” by Professor Ann Smart Martin Stanley and Polly Stone Professor Director, Material Culture Program and Department of Art History University of Wisconsin, Madison Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at...

Emotions in Medieval and Early Modern History

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library is offering a 10-week graduate seminar: The History of Emotions, Medieval and Early Modern Directed by Barbara Rosenwein, Loyola University Chicago Early application deadline: Monday, June 10 2:00...

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...

Historical Perspectives on Climate Change

How will climate change affect human societies worldwide in the coming years?  It is difficult to envision all of the potential ramifications of climate change, but disaster planners certainly need to prepare for extreme climate events. One of the best...

Global Tourism and Graffiti

Global tourism is putting increasing pressure on historical sites and monuments, as growing numbers of tourists visit major cultural tourist locations around the world. High standards of living, lengthy vacations, and airlines have allowed many Western...

Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Grants in Early Modern Iberian History

The CORPI Project (Conversion, Overlapping Religiosities, Polemics, and Interaction: Early Modern Iberia and Beyond) is currently recruiting doctoral and post-doctoral research fellows for 2013-14. The application deadline is 31 May 2013. The Project This...

Arcimboldo’s Four Seasons in New York

Renaissance artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s Four Seasons paintings have been transformed  into massive sculptures and are on display in New York. Philip Haas, a filmmaker and artist, has created a series of sculptures based on Arcimboldo’s paintings. According...

Early Modern Historian’s Memoir

John H. Elliott, a noted historian of early modern Spain and its empire, has published a memoir of his career as a historian. His memoir is entitled History in the Making (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2012). Eliott is known above all for his...

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.