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France Legalizes Gay Marriage

France has passed a law to allow gay marriages, becoming the ninth nation in Europe to legalize gay marriage. President Hollande signed the law today, 18 May, and the first legal marriages will be held on 28 May. The French gay marriage law faced stiff...

Italian Salumi in the USA!

Italian salumi are finally coming to the United States! Americans who have lived in Italy will be salivating, since the USDA is finally lifting its ban on cured meats from some regions of Italy. “Starting May 28, a four-decades-old ban on the import...

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...

Study Abroad Teaching in Florence

Thousands of American students study in Florence, Italy, each year at more than 40 major study abroad programs and many other smaller programs. One of the largest and most prestigious American programs in Florence is New York University’s program,...

Giulio Andreotti has Died

Giulio Andreotti, one of the most powerful politicians in Italy following the Second World War, has died. Andreotti headed the Italian government as Presidente del Consiglio (Prime Minister) seven times and acted as minister in many other governments...

Dutch Royal Coronation

The Dutch people are getting a new monarch. Willem-Alexander is being crowned King of the Netherlands in elaborate coronation ceremonies today in Amsterdam. Queen Beatrix abdicated in favor of her son, Willem Alexander, ensuring the continuation of rule...

Political Violence in Italy

A Calabrian man attempted to shoot Italian politicians being sworn into office in Rome today. The gunman failed to reach politicians, but wounded several police officers before being apprehended. Italy has a long history of political turmoil related...

Graduate Student Research Revises Economic Advice

Graduate student research ideally develops new analysis and criticism by employing new evidence and/or new methods. Thomas Herndon, a graduate student in Economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, recently made a finding that has major significance...

Depardieu and French Film

Gérard Depardieu has significantly shaped international experiences of French film over the past generation. His recent departure from France has triggered a series of reflections on his impact on French cinema and French identity. Film critic Richard...

‘In Fair Verona’

La Casa di Gulietta From the 10th to the 13th of April Verona will host a series of events dedicated to both the cultural role of William Shakespeare in Europe and a discussion of Romeo and Juliet within a context of crisis and reconciliation. These events...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 10 Apr 2013

NIU Study Abroad Program in Southern France

Southern France – History and Literature in Bordeaux Register Now to Study Abroad in Southern France in Summer 2013! Earn 6 credits in History and/or French! Register at the Study Abroad Office 417 Williston Hall Northern Illinois University Registration...

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...

Innovation in Italian Politics?

The recent elections in Italy surprised many Italians and have dumbfounded observers around the world. The center-left coalition led by Luigi Bersani seemed poised to win the elections, but did not come out as a clear winner. The resurgence of Silvio...

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...

Anglocentric History in the United Kingdom

A controversy has erupted in the United Kingdom over new History curriculum proposals. Conservative politicians are pushing for new national curriculum that would emphasize certain aspects of British history. Many historians have criticized the new proposals...

Pope Benedict XVI Announces Resignation

Pope Benedict XVI has surprised Italians and the world with an announcement that he plans to resign the Papal throne and go into retirement at the end of the month. Benedict XVI is 85 years old and says that he is too tired to continue the duties of leading...

Unemployment in Italy

Italy has been plagued by severe unemployment for years, especially for young Italians who are just graduating from high school and university. Italians routinely lament the fuga dei cervelli (brain drain) as young, talented citizens emigrate to find...

Plagiarism and Politics

Acts of plagiarism often have significant costs, especially in the fields of politics and higher education. Numerous high-profile cases of plagiarism have led to the resignations of politicians, government ministers, educational administrators, university...

Poop Patrol in Paris

Having recently returned from a research trip to Paris, I couldn’t resist sharing this post on the poop patrol in Paris! OK, so poop patrol is my own term, but the patrolling does really exist. NPR‘s Eleanor Beardsley reports on the Parisian...

French Way of War

The French intervention in Mali against Islamist militant groups has drawn worldwide attention to French military forces and their capabilities. French politicians seem concerned to maintain an independent foreign policy that is distinct from NATO and...

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.