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The First Ayitian Revolution

By Crystal Eddins One of the questions that has plagued scholars of the Haitian Revolution was: what role did maroons play in the rebellion’s unfolding? Haitian scholars have long argued marronnage was the core tradition of resistance that anticipated...
From: Age of Revolutions on 18 May 2020

After the Herero ‘Uprising’: Child Separation and Racial Apartheid in German Southwest Africa

By Adam A. Blackler Regimes seeking to exercise power over a segment of the population, past and present, have used child separation as a mechanism of social control. In a previously unknown collection at the National Archives of Namibia in Windhoek,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 30 Mar 2020

African Americans and the Problems of Faith in the Age of Revolutions

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 James Sidbury The play on words embedded in the title...
From: Age of Revolutions on 3 Feb 2020

Islam and the Revolutionary Age

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 Ian Coller On 2 Floréal of the year III (21 April...
From: Age of Revolutions on 27 Jan 2020

The Zulu Iklwa: Evidence of an African Military Revolution in the Nineteenth Century

By Jacob Ivey In 2016, the History Channel’s competitive weapon manufacturing reality show “Forged in Fire” included a final segment that instructed contestants to construct a “Zulu iklwa,” or short stabbing-spear made famous...
From: Age of Revolutions on 15 Apr 2019

On Wednesdays We Wear Prints: Fashion Rules in the African Atlantic

Today’s #ColonialCouture post is by Bronwen Everill, lecturer in history at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University, and author of Abolition and Empire in Sierra Leone and Liberia, Cambridge Series in Imperial and Post-colonial Studies...
From: The Junto on 18 Sep 2018

The Revolution of 1848 in Senegal: Emancipation and Representation

This post is a part of the “Race and Revolution” Series. By Jenna Nigro The French Revolution of 1848 sparked the abolition of slavery in France’s colonies, transforming the way race, freedom, and citizenship were defined in different...
From: Age of Revolutions on 30 Apr 2018

Demarginalizing West Africa in the Age of Revolutions

This post is a part of our “Race and Revolution” series. By Bronwen Everill  In 1789, the revolutionary Islamic reformer, Fatta, set up a new government in Moria, Guinea. He worked with a large maroon community based...
From: Age of Revolutions on 19 Mar 2018

“Race and Revolution” Series Introduction

“Race and Revolution” Series Introduction “The race question is subsidiary to the class question in politics, and to think of imperialism in terms of race is disastrous. But to neglect the racial factor as merely incidental is an error...
From: Age of Revolutions on 26 Feb 2018

Land and Liberation: The Legacy of Zimbabwe’s Revolutionary Struggle

By Chase Barney Independence in most of southern Africa came with bloodshed, and came much later than elsewhere on the continent largely due to the presence of significant white settler communities in Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and South Africa....
From: Age of Revolutions on 26 Jun 2017

The ‘first black head of state’?

Was Alessandro de’ Medici the ‘first black head of state’ in the modern West? Last week, the Medici Archive Project asked on its Facebook page what readers made of this ‘provocative thesis’, published most recently in an...

A Humorous(?) Post about People Traveling by Canoe

This Monday at the Junto, Rachel Herrmann talks second research projects, canoes, and inept British colonists in Sierra Leone
From: The Junto on 22 Sep 2014

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.