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Sephardic Jews Invited to Return to Spain

More than 500 years after the infamous 1492 expulsion of Jews from the kingdom of Spain, the modern Spanish government is preparing to invite Jews to return to the country. “In November [2012],” according to the BBC, “Spain’s justice...

Renaissance Italian Bank in Trouble

Monte dei Paschi di Siena is in deep financial trouble. “To howls across Italy,” the New York Times reports, “the government has hastily arranged a €3.9 billion, or $5.1 billion, bailout. The widening scandal, which hit at a time of...

Knights of Malta Celebrate 900th Anniversary

The Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, also known as the Knights of Malta, is celebrating its 900th anniversary. The Order of Saint John of Jerusalem was founded as a crusading Christian military order in the 11th century and transformed its mission several...

Unearthing Richard III

A team of archaeologists and other scientists exhumed bones from underneath a Leicester parking lot last fall and have been conducting tests on them over the past several months. Now, they report that the bones are probably those of King Richard III of...

Preserving Timbuktu’s Cultural Heritage

Timbuktu has been an important center of Islamic learning, scientific research, and legal scholarship for centuries. The city’s medieval manuscript collections are regarded as some of the best in the Islamic world. Because of its libraries and architectural...

Representing Battle

Images of battle are present in all periods of art history, but serious analyses of representations of battle are relatively new. Some of the best scholarly work so far examines battle imagery in the early modern period. Historian Peter Paret’s...

Space and Piety in the Mediterranean

CFP: CONFRATERNITIES, GUILDS/FUTUWWA, AND BROTHERHOODS/TARIQAHS: SPACE AND PIETY IN THE IRANO-MEDITERRANEAN FRONTIER ZONE Colin Mitchell and Megan Armstrong are seeking papers for a special interdisciplinary mini-conference on popular religious communities...

Multicultural European History

Europe has a long history of immigration and cultural mixing that has often been obscured by nationalist historical writing from the nineteenth century to today.  Although historical definitions of Europe have often cast “Europeans” as white,...

Astronomy and Climate History

A new study by a team of astronomers suggests that a powerful gamma-ray burst hit the earth in the year 774 or 775. The impact of this eighth-century burst, which apparently stemmed from a collision of two neutron stars, was likely marginal. Researchers...

Medici Archive Project Fellowships

The Medici Granducal Archive (Mediceo del Principato), comprising over four-million letters dating between 1537-1743, provides the most complete record of any princely regime in early modern Italy as well as an extraordinarily rich historical reservoir...

Renaissance Academies as Social Networks

The academies of Renaissance Italy are being compared with internet social networks, such as Facebook. A major collaborative research project on The Italian Academies 1525-1700:The First Intellectual Networks of Early Modern Europe, is producing new findings...

History of the Book Lecture

The Newberry Library’s Center for Renaissance Studies is hosting the annual History of the Book Lecture. Jeffrey Masten (Northwestern University), “Toward Queerer Book History” History of the Book Lecture Newberry Library, Towner...

Early Modern Workshop

The Early Modern Workshop at the University of Chicago is having its first meeting of the year on Monday 7 January at 5:00pm in Pick 319. Hunter Harris will present his paper “Bacon’s Rebellion, Colonial Policy, and the English Atlantic, 1676-...

Reexamining the Thirty Years’ War

Professor Hervé Drévillon is presenting a public lecture in the series, Les Rendez-vous de l’Histoire : Faire campagne, de l’Antiquité à nos jours, sponsored by the École Militaire in Paris. Drévillon is the latest in a wave of historians to...

Women and War

Warfare is often assumed to be a purely masculine sphere of human activity. This gendered conception is a myth. Women have historically been participants in diverse aspects of warfare: recruitment, training, mobilization, strategic formulation, military...

Interview with Hervé Drévillon

Historian Hervé Drévillon has launched a new Institut des Études sur la Guerre et la Paix (Institute for the Study of War and Peace) at Université de Paris I. Research centers and institutes at major universities are engines for original research...

Reenactment of Austerlitz

Austerlitz has been fought once again. The anniversary of the battle of Austerlitz was 2 December and historical reenactors once again took to the battlefield to commemorate one of the most celebrated victories of Napoleon. Emperor Napoleon’s Grand...

The Cultural History of Warfare

“The cultural history of war, then, is here to stay.”  So concluded Rob Citino in an impressive historiographical essay, which can be considered the first major article of military history to be published in a generation by the American Historical...

SMH Group Blog

The Society for Military History has a new group blog, the SMH Blog, which will offer posts and discussions of all aspects of the history of war and society. I am thrilled to be participating in the SMH blog as one of the authors, along with Robert Bateman,...

Western Society for French History Conference in Banff

Last weekend, I attended the Western Society for French History conference in Banff, Canada. The WSFH is one of two major academic conferences concerning French history  held annually in North America. I participated in two sessions on “The Wars...

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.