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Transnational News and the Irish Free Trade Crisis of 1779

By Joel Herman The gravitational pull of the American Revolution has been given new focus by the transnational turn, as scholars have begun to uncover the influence of the revolution elsewhere in the world.[1] One place where the American revolutionary...
From: Age of Revolutions on 8 Feb 2021

From Lexington to Vienna: Reporting Revolution in an Absolutist State

By Jonathan Singerton Long before “the shot heard round the world” at Lexington and Concord, Viennese readers of the local Wienerisches Diarium saw it coming. An editorial comment in their February 1775 edition told them so: “the rigid...
From: Age of Revolutions on 5 Feb 2018

(In)forming Meiji: 2 Revolutions in 19th-century Japan

By Gideon Fujiwara Japan is now commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration. Beginning in late 1867, Satsuma, Choshu, and other powerful domains of the southwest restored the emperor to the center of government and toppled the Tokugawa...
From: Age of Revolutions on 8 Jan 2018

Information Networks in the Age of Revolutions Bibliography

“(In)forming Revolution: Information Networks in the Age of Revolutions” Bibliography As we bring this series to a close, we asked its participants which books and articles they would include in a brief bibliography on communication networks...
From: Age of Revolutions on 4 Oct 2017

Newspapers, Sedition, and the Power of Public Opinion in Late-Colonial Venezuela

This post is a part of a series entitled “(In)forming Revolution: Information Networks in the Age of Revolutions.” By Cristina Soriano One night in June 1794, a British captain named William Gisborne went to the house of the Captain-General...
From: Age of Revolutions on 2 Oct 2017

Visualizing Social Networks: Palladio and the Encyclopédistes, Pt II

By Melanie Conroy In my first post on Palladio, we explored points-based and point-to-point based mapping. In this post, we will focus on how we can use Palladio to visualize networks. A network can link people, places, books, or any other entities that...
From: Age of Revolutions on 27 Sep 2017

Visualizing Social Networks: Palladio and the Encyclopédistes, Pt I

By Melanie Conroy There are numerous digital tools for studying networks that can be of use to humanists. One such tool is Palladio, a digital humanities package developed in the Humanities + Design Lab at Stanford University.[1] Palladio lends itself...
From: Age of Revolutions on 25 Sep 2017

Le Cap to Carlisle: News of the Early Haitian Revolution in the United States

This post is a part of a series entitled “(In)forming Revolution: Information Networks in the Age of Revolutions.” By James Alexander Dun Enslaved people in the North Province of French Saint Domingue rose in revolt on the night of August...
From: Age of Revolutions on 20 Sep 2017

Information and Ideology in Henri-Antoine Mézière’s Canadian Age of Revolutions

This post is a part of a series entitled “(In)forming Revolution: Information Networks in the Age of Revolutions.” By Jordan Taylor In early 1792, a young French Canadian named Henri-Antoine Mézière published a short polemic...
From: Age of Revolutions on 18 Sep 2017

Rumor and Report in Affiches Américaines: Saint-Domingue’s American Revolution

By Rob Taber “A pamphlet circulates in the colonies of America with the title ‘Common Sense.’ Mister Adams, one of the delegates to Congress, happens to be the author. This work entirely erases the idea of reconciliation and excites...
From: Age of Revolutions on 13 Sep 2017

“Meer Mechanics” No More: How Printers Shaped Information in the Revolutionary Age

This post is a part of a series entitled “(In)forming Revolution: Information Networks in the Age of Revolutions.” By Joseph M. Adelman The men and women who physically produced the texts lauded as key to the American Revolution rarely get...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 Sep 2017

Information, Empire, and Roads to Revolutions

By Alyssa Zuercher Reichardt Anglo-French competition in Europe and across the globe propelled the development of early infrastructure states. While the infrastructure state was largely confined to la Métropole in eighteenth-century France,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 6 Sep 2017

“(In)forming Revolution Series: Information Networks in the Age of Revolutions” – Introduction

By Bryan A. Banks “We have entered the information age, and the future, it seems, will be determined by the media. In fact, some would claim that the modes of communication have replaced the modes of production as the driving force of the modern...
From: Age of Revolutions on 4 Sep 2017

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:{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.