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Your search for posts with tags containing Cultural History found 118 posts

New Research at Cahokia Mounds Site in Illinois

New archaeological excavations at Cahokia, Illinois, have been investigating evidence of deforestation and flooding at the site of a major indigenous urban center. The New York Times reports that “A thousand years ago, a city rose on the banks...

Humanities Instructor Position at Interlochen

Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan is hiring a Humanities Instructor. This teaching position in the Humanities might interest recent graduates of the BA or MA in History programs at Northern Illinois University. The History and Social...

Teaching Renaissance Studies Online

High school teachers have been confronting the difficulties of teaching History and Social Sciences online over the past year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. These subjects are incredibly complicated, requiring the use of images and maps to teach teenage...

500th Anniversary of the Diet of Worms of 1521

Five hundred years ago this month, a monk and radical religious reformer confronted the powerful Holy Roman Emperor at the Imperial Diet held in the city of Worms in April 1521. Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk and professor at the University of...

Irish in Illinois

I would like to celebrate the publication of The Irish in Illinois a new book by my friends and colleagues, Sean Farrell and Mathieu W. Billings. Sean Farrell works on sectarian violence in Irish history and teaches with me as a Professor of History...

Depicting an Early Modern Emperor

Early modern empires continue to have echoes in the contemporary world. A recent New York Times online feature focuses on Shah Jahan, a seventeenth-century Mughal Emperor who is known today for commissioning the Taj Mahal. The interactive webpage...

Renaissance Teaching Award for High School Teachers

The Renaissance Society of America is offering a new award for innovative teaching of Renaissance studies during the Covid-19 pandemic. The award aims to recognize high school teachers and educators who teach Renaissance studies to high school students....

NIU Undergraduate Researcher Publishes Research

I want to highlight the accomplishments of one of our undergraduate students in the Department of History at Northern Illinois University, whose research experiences reminded me of my own experiences conducting research as an undergraduate History Major...

New Digital Humanities Techniques Open Locked Letters

Early modern writers sometimes employed letterlocking in order to close letters securely using complex practices of folding, cutting, inserting tabs, and sewing. The New York Times reports: “In an era before sealed envelopes, this technique,...

Franco-American Culture Wars

American multiculturalism and intellectual influences are increasingly threatening French identity, according to French President Macron and his ministers. The New York Times reports on the developing Franco-American Culture Wars: “Stepping...

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...

Digital Humanities Confronts Cubism

Digital Humanities methods are increasingly used in humanities research, teaching, and presentation through a myriad of techniques. Digital tools and methods offer possibilities of analyzing texts, images, objects, and artifacts in different ways...

Medieval Architecture, Early Modern Music, and Covid Vaccinations

Salisbury Cathedral is currently serving as a Covid-19 vaccination site in the United Kingdom. The soaring medieval architecture provides a vast, airy space for health care providers and British citizens getting vaccinated. Salisbury Cathedral (New...

A Violin and the Mechanisms of Peace and Reconciliation

A violin constructed by Giuseppe Guarneri, an eighteenth-century violin maker from Cremona known as del Gesù (of Jesus), has become the center of a controversy over the legacies of Nazi coercion and looting of artworks belonging to Jewish victims...

Seminar on Latin Sources in the Archives of the Crown of Aragon

Graduate students interested in medieval history, and particularly those wanting to learn how to use Latin sources in medieval archives, may be interested in an upcoming Mediterranean Summer Skills Seminar: Introduction to the Archive of the Crown of...

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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.