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Newberry Consortium Fellowships

Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium Fellowships The Newberry Library has announced a series of fellowships for the 2016-17 academic year. Here is the Newberry Library’s announcement: “Newberry Library Fellowships provide...

Making and Knowing: Early Modern Geometries

The Newberry Library and Northwestern University are hosting an upcoming conference: Making and Knowing: Early Modern Geometries, a History of the Book Symposium The conference will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015 and Friday, October 30, 2015....

French Diplomacy in a Digital Age

French diplomacy is often portrayed as formal, rigid, and arrogant. Yet, the current French ambassador to the United States, Gérard Araud, has shaken up the staid diplomatic world with his openness and his use of social media. Maureen Dowd recently...

Le genre et la guerre : Les femmes, la virilité, et la violence

Le genre et la guerre : Les femmes, la virilité, et la violence Journée d’étude, 8 juin 2015 Le but de cette  journée d’études est de discuter la qualité intrinsèquement masculine de...

Gender and War Workshop

Le genre et la guerre : Les femmes, la virilité, et la violence Marion Trévisi and I are organizing a workshop on Gender and War at the Institut d’Études Avancées de Paris on 8 June 2015. Interested scholars and graduate...

Strategies of Religious Warfare at EUI

I enjoyed visiting Firenze earlier this week to give a presentation on “Strategies of Religious Warfare: Historical Reflections on Contemporary Religious Violence” at the European University Institute. Professor Olivier Roy (Robert Schuman...

Early Modern Workshop in Chicago

Demystifying the Archives Monday, April 13 The Early Modern Workshop at the University of Chicago is hosting a panel discussion concerning “the process of archival research in a graduate student’s career.” According to the workshop’s...

Wars of Religion: Past and Present

I will be participating in an upcoming conference on Wars of Religion: Past and Present at Princeton University on 23-24 April 2015. The conference is organized by the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at Princeton and includes researchers and analysts...

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...

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.