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The Last Crusade: Napoleon and the Knights Hospitaller

This post is a part of our “Faith in Revolution” series, which explores the ways that religious ideologies and communities shaped the revolutionary era. Check out the entire series. By Thomas Lecaque Knights on horseback, charging beneath...
From: Age of Revolutions on 16 Dec 2019

New Italian Paleography Website

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library has created a new Italian paleography website and digital resource. This resource will be incredibly useful resource for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and researchers in...

Cultural Exchange in Renaissance Europe Summer School

Warwick’s Centre for the Study of the Renaissance has announced a joint Summer School in Venice with the Charles S. Singleton Center for the Study of Premodern Europe (Johns Hopkins University) and the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere...

Painting from Louis XIV’s Reign Discovered in Paris

A large seventeenth-century oil painting (measuring 10-by-20-foot) has been discovered behind a wall in a building that is currently being restored for an Oscar de la Renta boutique in Paris. After workers discovered the painting, Oscar de la Renta brought...

Italian Paleography Seminar

2019 Mellon Summer Institute in Italian Paleography July 8-26, 2019 Newberry Library Application Deadline: March 1, 2019 CRS is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Mellon Summer Institute in Italian Paleography,...

Recovering Refugees from 1794 Toulouse to Today

ByJoshua Meeks One of the seemingly inevitable outcomes of any revolutionary period is the creation of refugees. We are reminded of this daily with news of the ongoing refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, as thousands of persecuted or forgotten migrants...
From: Age of Revolutions on 2 Jul 2018

Cultures of Voting in Pre-Modern Europe

I am happy to report that my latest publication has been released, just in time for the new year.  Happy 2018! My chapter on “Municipal elections and contested religious space: electoral practices and confessional politics in Mediterranean...

Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World 1400-175

Christ’s College, University of Cambridge Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 April 2017Organized by Valentina Pugliano (Cambridge) and Nükhet Varlik (Rutgers-Newark)Generously sponsored by the Wellcome Trust and Christ's College, CambridgeThis conference...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 3 Apr 2017

Reading the Landscape and a Dish of Weeds

By Theresa Tyers Landscapes and weeds take centre stage in Honey from a Weed, the work of one of my favourite authors Patience Gray. This is much more than a cookery book as it records the way of life in the landscapes of the Mediterranean during the...
From: The Recipes Project on 11 Feb 2016

The Lost Journal of Captain Greenvile Collins, Part 1

This is the first part of an article that I wrote in the early 1990s, and which, for one reason or another, never made it to its intended home in an academic journal. I originally published it on my old website, but re-posting it in the blog seemed to...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 15 Jun 2015

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...


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...

CALL FOR PAPERS: Othello's Island 2015

The Annual Conference of the Byzantine, Medieval and Renaissance Periods and their legacies in art, culture, history, literature, etc.3rd Annual Conference 20-22 March 2015, at the Severis Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus, (with additional day trip on...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 20 Mar 2015

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...

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...

Shipbuilding and Mediterranean Ports

Many observers have focused on the decline of industrial factories in Europe when discussing the emergence of a post-industrial economy in the Eurozone. Changes in naval and commercial shipbuilding have often been ignored, except by persons engaged in...

Studying Shakespeare in Venice

The Shylock Project Fondazione Giorgio Cini Venice, 15 June – 11 July 2015 An intensive four-week course of study exploring the text and contexts of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. A rich program of lectures and creative workshops by leading...

Warburg Institute Saved by Court Ruling

The famed Warburg Institute in London has been saved by an English court ruling. According to a press release by the Warburg Institute: “To the benefit and relief of scholars worldwide, the High Court has rejected the University of London’s claims...

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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:{search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

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.