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Renaissance Science – IV

We have now reached the period of history that the majority of people automatically think of when the hear or read the name, The Renaissance. The majority probably also think, when the hear the term, of a period in European art history, often called the...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 24 Feb 2021

The World in the Book: 1300-18

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library is offering an undergraduate seminar on The World in the Book: 1300-1800 in Fall 2021. Northern Illinois University undergraduate students interested in medieval, renaissance, and early modern...

Journée d’études. Reviving the Trinity (en ligne, 27 mars 2021)

Journée d’études. Reviving the Trinity: New Perspectives on 15th-Century Scottish Culture (en ligne, 27 mars 2021) This collaborative, interdisciplinary project looks again at the Trinity Altarpiece by Hugo van der Goes, Trinity Collegiate...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 19 Feb 2021

Ireton, “Black Africans’ Freedom Litigation Suits” in RQ, Winter

Chloe Ireton, “Black Africans’ Freedom Litigation Suits to Define Just War and Just Slavery in the Early Spanish Empire,” Renaissance Quarterly 73/4 (2020).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 9 Feb 2021

Guest Post: “Some Notes on Parrot Symbolism in Poetry and Religious Art”

Editor’s Note: Nicholas Bielby contacted me after coming across  my post “Parrots in Art.” Below is his essay on parrots in poetry and religious art, which adds new ideas to consider in tandem with  the...
From: Alberti's Window on 5 Feb 2021

Renaissance Science – II

The so-called Scientific Renaissance at the beginning of the High Middle Ages was truly a renaissance in the sense of the rediscovery or re-emergence of the, predominantly Greek, intellectual culture of antiquity albeit, much of it in this case,...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 27 Jan 2021

Under Cover in the Renaissance

It’s a beautiful day here in Salem, but I’m in lockdown in my study, more than halfway through the very last chapter of my book! I am taking a break to show you some early modern masks, just because they are so wonderful. There is no material culture...
From: streets of salem on 23 Jan 2021

The man who printed the world of plants

Abraham Ortelius (1527–1598) is justifiably famous for having produced the world’s first modern atlas, that is a bound, printed, uniform collection of maps, his Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Ortelius was a wealthy businessman and paid for the publication...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 20 Jan 2021

Renaissance Science – I

To paraphrase what is possibly the most infamous opening sentence in a history of science book[1], there was no such thing as Renaissance science, and this is the is the start of a bog post series about it. Put another way there are all sorts of problems...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 13 Jan 2021

Raffaello nelle accademie d’arte: modello, funzione, ricezione (11, 18, 25 janvier, 1er et 8 février)

Raffaello nelle accademie d’arte: modello, funzione, ricezione In parallelo alla mostra RAFFAELLO. L’Accademia di San Luca e il mito dell’Urbinate, inaugurata in occasione delle celebrazioni del quinto centenario della morte di Raffaello,...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 10 Jan 2021

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

This is a concluding summary to my The emergence of modern astronomy – a complex mosaic blog post series. It is an attempt to produce an outline sketch of the path that we have followed over the last two years. There are, at the appropriate...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 30 Dec 2020

Christmas Trilogy 2020 Part 3: The peregrinations of Johannes K

We know that human beings have been traversing vast distances on the surface of the globe since Homo sapiens first emerged from Africa. However, in medieval Europe it would not have been uncommon for somebody born into a poor family never in their life...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 27 Dec 2020

The solar year ends and starts with a great conjunction

Today is the winter solstice, which as I have explained on various occasions, in the past, is for me the natural New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day rather than the arbitrary 31 December/1 January. Obligatory Stonehenge winter solstice image Today...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 21 Dec 2020

A Global History of Early Modern Violence

A new book on A Global History of Early Modern Violence, edited by Erica Charters, Marie Houllemare, and Peter H. Wilson, has been published by Manchester University Press. The book description at Manchester University Press’s website reads:...

Appel à candidature : poste CDD d’historien de l’art du moyen âge ou de la première Renaissance (Hong Kong, 1er septembre 2021)

Applications are invited for appointment as Professor/Associate Professor on tenure terms or Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in European and/or Mediterranean Medieval or Early Modern Art History in the School of Humanities (Art History), the University...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 3 Dec 2020

Appel à candidature : Maître de conférences (Assistant Professor) en culture de la Renaissance (Toronto, juillet 2021)

Assistant Professor – Renaissance and Early Modern Studies (Univ. of Toronto) https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Assistant-Professor-Renaissance-and-Early-Modern-Studies-ON/543222517/ The Department of Italian Studies in the Faculty of Arts and...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 3 Dec 2020

Appel à communication : Alabaster as Material for Sculpture (Paris, 24-25 Jun 21)

Alabaster as Material for Sculpture (Paris, 24-25 Jun 21) Musée Du Louvre, Paris, June 24 – 25, 2021 Deadline: Dec 15, 2020 Alabaster as Material for Medieval and Renaissance Sculpture Ards 8th annual colloquium on Current Research in medieval...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 30 Nov 2020

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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.