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Netflix’s Barbarians Series and German History

A new Netflix series, entitled Barbarians, depicts warfare between the Roman Empire and Germanic peoples, culminating in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest. According to The New York Times, “German nationalists, including the Nazis, have used the...

Astrolabes and Armillary Spheres

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library is hosting a virtual discussion of scientific instruments and scientific knowledge in the Renaissance. Here is the announcement from the Center for Renaissance Studies: Astrolabes...

On Social Media: Coriolanus

On 21 October 2020, Matthew Minicucci and I provided a brief introduction to the live-streamed performance of Coriolanus, produced by The Show Must Go Online and directed by Rob Myles. If you were not able to attend, the production is available free to...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 21 Oct 2020

French Academic Societies Condemn the Killing of History Teacher

A number of French academic societies have issued statements condemning the killing of Samuel Paty, a history teacher who was brutally murdered by an Islamist militant on Friday. Paty was apparently targeted for showing cartoons of Muhammad, which...

How to Teach about Violence in France

In the wake of the horrific murder of history teacher Samuel Paty, historians are grappling with how to teach students and the public about the history of violence in France. Paty taught history and geography at a collège (middle school) in...

Conference on Illinois History

The annual Conference on Illinois History is currently being held at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois from 5-9 October 2020. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the conference is a virtual event this year, allowing...

Whalebone and Sixteenth Century Fashion

Recently I gave a talk on the use of whale baleen (otherwise known as whalebone) in fashion in sixteenth-century Europe, particularly England. The talk was recorded and is now online via the University of Melbourne Early Modern Circle website. Click on...
From: Sarah A Bendall on 20 Aug 2020

The Cally Family: Chester’s Early Modern Music Scene

This document details a rather formal conclusion to a brotherly quarrel. Dated 1599, it’s preserved as part of a manuscript “anthology” of copied and original documents from Chester’s administrative past by early antiquarian, Randle...
From: Middling Culture on 3 Aug 2020

Our medieval technological inheritance.

“Positively medieval” has become a universal put down for everything considered backward, ignorant, dirty, primitive, bigoted, intolerant or just simply stupid in our times. This is based on a false historical perspective that paints the Middle...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 22 Jul 2020

Appel à contributions : « IA Fictions / Fictions et Intelligence artificielle » (Paris, 3-5 juin 2021)

Portrait aquarellé d’Ada Lovelace par Alfred Edward Chalon, vers 1840 / Watercolor portrait of Ada Lovelace by Alfred Edward Chalon, circa 1840. Science Museum Group Collection. Domaine public / Public Domain. IA Fictions / Fictions et Intelligence...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 6 Jul 2020

Mathematics and natural philosophy: Robert G socks it to GG

In my recent demolition of Mario Livio’s very pretentious Galileo and the Science Deniers I very strongly criticised Livio’s repeated claims, based on Galileo’s notorious Il Saggiatore quote on the two books, that Galileo was somehow...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 15 Jun 2020

Colloque international en ligne : « The Circulation of Images » (15-18 juin 2020)

The Circulation of Images Online International Conference organized by the Center of Excellence Jean Monnet IMAGO (Paris, École normale supérieure), in partnership with the University of Geneva (Chair of Digital Humanities), Purdue University,...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 5 Jun 2020

New Interview: I talk about reconstruction, whalebone and more!

Recently I was interviewed about my new position as a McKenzie Fellow at the University of Melbourne and about the research project on baleen and fashion that I will be undertaking there. I also chatted more about historical reconstruction and how valuable...
From: Sarah A Bendall on 4 Jun 2020

Great Lives, the perfect pandemic podcast

Donald Wright When we received instructions to distance and isolate, I called my 92-year old mother who lives alone in another province. She seemed to be taking the pandemic in stride. “I survived the Depression, the war, and the energy crisis,”...
From: Borealia on 13 Apr 2020

The emergence of modern astronomy – a complex mosaic: Part XXX

As stated earlier the predominant medieval view of the cosmos was an uneasy bundle of Aristotle’s cosmology, Ptolemaic astronomy, Aristotelian terrestrial mechanics, which was not Aristotle’s but had evolved out of it, and Aristotle’s...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 19 Feb 2020

It’s all a question of angles.

Thomas Paine (1736–1809) was an eighteenth-century political radical famous, or perhaps that should be infamous, for two political pamphlets, Common Sense (1776) and Rights of Man (1791) (he also wrote many others) and for being hounded out of England...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 12 Feb 2020

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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.