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Renaissance Science – IX

The part of mathematics that we most use in our lives is numbers, the building blocks of arithmetic. Today, we mostly use the Hindu-Arabic numerals and the associated place value decimal system, but this was not always the case. In fact, although this...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 5 May 2021

Appel à publication : « Capturing Contagion: Visual Culture and Epidemic Disease since 1750 » (1er juin 2021)

In light of the current global pandemic, we are assembling essays for a book that considers contagion and epidemics from the perspective of visual culture. Our publication aims to explore visualizations of epidemic diseases, such as sick bodies and invisible...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 23 Apr 2021

Renaissance Science – VIII

In the last two episodes we have looked at developments in printing and art that, as we will see later played an important role in the evolving Renaissance sciences. Today, we begin to look at another set of developments that were also important to various...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 21 Apr 2021

Ishiguro’s Klara and the Sun takes on the big questions

During the pandemic I have started reading more fiction again, and any new book arriving through the post has been greeted with some excitement. Yet, I had pre-ordered Kazuo Ishiguro’s latest novel with a mix of both eager anticipation and an ever-so-slight...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 10 Apr 2021

Renaissance Science – VII

In the last post we looked at the European re-invention of moveable-type and the advent of the printed book, which played a highly significant role in the history of science in general and in Renaissance science in particular. I also emphasised the various...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 7 Apr 2021

Summer database Workshop : Working Group Visualizations of the Heavens (4000 BCE-1700 CE)

Summer Database Workshops, MPIWG (online, 5 Jul-11 Sep 21) online / Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (MPIWG) Dept. III, Jul 5–Sep 11, 2021 Deadline: Apr 30, 2021 Call for Participation: Database Summer Workshops I: July 5,...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 1 Apr 2021

Tracking the alchemical gospel through Medieval and Early Modern England

This is going to be yet another of those book reviews where I start by explaining how much the history of science has changed since I first became engaged in it, in my youth. Back in the not so good old days, the so-called occult sciences we not really...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 31 Mar 2021

Book Review: ‘The World of Isaac Newton’ by Toni Mount

Isaac Newton is one of the most well-known personages of the Stuart and Georgian periods for his towering intellect and his role with the Royal Society. When we think of those amazingly multi-talented Stuart people, Newton is definitely one of them. Toni...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 23 Mar 2021

Alphabet of the stars

The brightest star in the night sky visible to the naked eye is Sirius the Dog Star. Its proper astronomical name is 𝛂 Canis Majoris. Historically for navigators in the northern hemisphere the most important star was the pole star, currently Polaris...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 17 Mar 2021

Renaissance Science – V

According to the title, this series is supposed to be about Renaissance science but as we saw in the last episode the Renaissance started off as anything but scientific, so what exactly is Renaissance science, does it even exist, and does it actually...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 10 Mar 2021

A flawed survey of science and the occult in the Early Modern Period

There is no shortage of good literature on the relationships between science and magic, or science and astrology, or science and alchemy during the Early Modern Period so what is new in Mark A. Waddell’s Magic, Science, and Religion in Early Modern...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 3 Mar 2021

Appel à communications : « L’arbre qui cache la forêt – Journées d’études Association Asie-Sorbonne » (Paris, 19-20 novembre 2021)

Appel à communications : « L’arbre qui cache la forêt – Journées d’études Association Asie-Sorbonne » (Paris, 19-20 novembre 2021) L’association Asie-Sorbonne organise deux journées...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 27 Feb 2021

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

On the Backs of Tortoises

The Department of History at Northern Illinois University will be holding a virtual colloquium lecture tomorrow.  All NIU students are invited to participate in this History colloquium event, which will be held virtually on Zoom. Elizabeth...

Appel à communication : Journée d’étude « L’économie des images en sciences. Enjeux, modalités et impacts sur la production et la circulation des savoirs (XVIIIe-XXIe siècles) » (Paris, INHA, 28 octobre 2021)

Appel à communication : Journée d’étude « L’économie des images en sciences. Enjeux, modalités et impacts sur la production et la circulation des savoirs (XVIIIe-XXIe siècles) » (Paris,...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 19 Feb 2021

To simplify is to falsify; falsification is used to simplify

The past is not neat and orderly, divided up into handy segments that the historian can parcel up and deliver to his expectant readers. The past is a horribly complex, tangled up mess. If the past were string, it would not be a neatly rolled up ball but...
From: The Renaissance Mathematicus on 17 Feb 2021

Appel à communication : « L’économie des images en sciences Enjeux, modalités et impacts sur la production et la circulation des savoirs (XVIIIe-XXIe siècles) » (Paris, 28 octobre 2021)

Martha Rosler, Cargo Cult, 1966-1972, d’après la série « Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain ». Courtesy de l’artiste et de la galerie Nagel Draxler Berlin / Cologne © Martha Rosler. « L’économie...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 16 Feb 2021

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Caveats and Work in Progress

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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

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This is the basic structure:

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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.