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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...

Salafis and Religious Activism in Egypt

Salafis are increasingly active in Egyptian politics and society. The ongoing Egyptian Revolution has opened political space for many previously suppressed and marginalized groups to engage in religious and political activism. Although the label Arab...

Of Cannibalism and Civil Warfare

A newly released video allegedly shows a Syrian rebel commander mutilating a dead soldier’s body, removing internal organs, and biting into them. This shocking video reveals the horrors of sectarian violence and civil warfare in Syria, where atrocities...

Renaissance Martyrs Canonized

Pope Francis has canonized the 800 Martyrs of Otranto, who were supposedly executed by Ottoman forces after the southern Italian town of Otranto surrendered in 1480. Otranto was caught up in maritime and naval conflicts during the Renaissance, as the...

Mediterranean Seminar Workshop

The University of California at Santa Cruz will be hosting the Mediterranean Seminar’s Spring Symposium and Workshop this week on 2-4 May 2013. I am excited to be attending the Symposium and participating in the Workshop this year. I am presenting...

Early Modern Atlantic World: Slavery, Race, Governance

The Center for African American History at Northwestern University held a conference this weekend on “The Early Modern Atlantic World: Slavery, Race, Governance.” I was able to attend two sessions of the conference and heard some fascinating...

Blogs about War and Society

It is sometimes difficult to find an audience for academic blogs and internet resources amid the vast blogosphere. I am pleased to find that this blog has been featured in an article on blogs that deal with war and society issues. Mark Grimsley, Professor...

The Danger of Pre-emptive Strikes

With tensions already running high on the Korean peninsula, many American policy-makers and advisers are talking tough. Now historian Jeremi Suri has weighed in, arguing in an op-ed in the New York Times that “the Korean crisis has now become a...

Mapping the Mediterranean Conference

Call for Papers – “Mapping the Mediterranean: Space, Memory, and the Long Road to Modernity” – 11-12 October 2013. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Proposals for papers are being accepted for: “Mapping the Mediterranean: Space,...

Medici Archive Project Archival Studies Seminar

The Medici Archive Project – Seminar on Paleography and Archival Studies 2013 For the third consecutive year, the Medici Archive Project will be offering a two-week intensive seminar on archival research especially intended for advanced graduate...

Restoration Work at the château de Versailles

Louis XIV expanded the château de Versailles in the 1680s, creating a grand palace complex that became the effective administrative capital of France. Louis XIV’s royal state promoted Bourbon dynastic interests and managed the French military from...

Renaissance Cartography and the Naming of America

The history of the naming of America is already well-established. The famous Martin Waldseemüller map of 1507 is the first known cartographical project to utilize the term America to designate the lands reported by Amerigo Vespucci. The map was collected...

Early Modern Religious Orders

The Newberry Library in Chicago hosted a conference on Early Modern Religious: Comparative Contexts this weekend. The conference offered comparative perspectives on monks, friars, nuns, and lay people who were involved in Catholic religious orders in...

Graves of Black Death Victims Unearthed

The graves of twelve suspected victims of the Black Death have been unearthed in London. Workers excavating on a tunnel for an extension of the London Underground system discovered the human remains and brought in archaeologists to investigate. This...

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.