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Eugene Sue’s “Mysteries of the People” (1848): “The Branding Needle” and the First French Commune | Stephen Basdeo

By Stephen Basdeo, a writer and historian based in Leeds, United Kingdom. This article follows on from previous posts on Eugene Sue’s epic socialist novel Mysteries of the People. Previous discussions on the first six volumes can be found here: ...

Cha (ឆា):The Remarkable Role of Stir-Fries in Khmer Gastronomy and Healing

By Ashley Thuthao Keng Dam Within the grand, yet nebulous universe of what food and culture writers deem as “Asian” cooking and gastronomy, there is a deep love and affinity for the stir-fry. In a hot oily pan, various combinations of vegetables and...
From: The Recipes Project on 18 Nov 2021

Danny Bowien’s Post-Authentic Asian America

By Leland Tabares In a recent interview, James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur Danny Bowien admits that if he were to create authentic diasporic Asian food, he would be making “Hamburger Helper” and “buttery canned vegetables.” A Korean...
From: The Recipes Project on 11 Nov 2021

Call for papers: Early modern science, technology, and institutions

The University of Manchester Conference to be held at the University of Manchester Date: May 13, 2022 Conference title: Early modern science, technology, and institutions Keynote speakers: Debin Ma (University of Oxford) and David...
From: Economic Growth in History on 13 Oct 2021

The French Revolution Against Caste

By Blake Smith In his incendiary essay, What is the Third Estate?, published in successive, increasingly strident editions throughout 1789, Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès sketched a program for the French Revolution. He called for the abolition...
From: Age of Revolutions on 8 Mar 2021

Revisiting Carla Nappi’s “Translating Recipes 1: Narrating Qing Bodies”

Editor’s Note: Today we revisit a classic post from our archives on Late Imperial China by Carla Nappi, which sits the intersection of medicine and storytelling. “Narrating Qing Bodies” kicked off an extended series of translations and...
From: The Recipes Project on 23 Apr 2020

“Standards of living in Europe’s Global Empires” session in the WEHC, Paris 2021

This session has been accepted to the World Economic History Conference, which will happen in Paris in 2021. Session title: “Standards of living in Europe’s Global Empires” Organizer: Nuno Palma (University of Manchester; ICS, Univ....
From: Economic Growth in History on 2 Mar 2020

Appel à publication : « La nuit dans l’art asiatique », revue « Asie », automne

À la fois familière et mystérieuse, la nuit exerce sur l’être humain une fascination liées aux émotions qu’elle suscite, de la peur à l’exacerbation des sens. « Quand le monde des...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 22 Dec 2019

Alexander Roslin (1718-1793)

Alexander Roslin  (1718-1793) was a Swedish portrait painter who worked in Europe painting the aristocracy, and whose work we have only recently become familiar with. This post, we have to confess contains nothing knew and is somewhat self indulgent...
From: All Things Georgian on 10 Oct 2019

On the discrepancies between the original Maddison dataset and more recent GDP reconstructions

Angus Maddison was one of the most cited economists of the 20th century. I often get emails asking me about Maddison’s figures, because I have worked a lot on historical national accounts reconstructions (see here, here, or here), and I was for...
From: Economic Growth in History on 27 May 2019

Tales from the Archives: ‘Infallible’ Missionary Cures

Everything seems to be unseasonably in bloom in England at the moment–blossom, daffodils, snowdrops, crocus… It is beautiful, to be sure, but horrible for us hayfever sufferers who are walking around with blossoming noses and eyes. The Recipes...
From: The Recipes Project on 5 Mar 2019

Colloque : « Cerfs-volants du Japon : à la croisée des arts » (20-21 décembre 2018, Paris)

Colloque : « Cerfs-volants du Japon : à la croisée des arts » (20-21 décembre 2018, Paris) Dans le cadre du programme « Japonisme 2018 » célébrant le 160e anniversaire des relations...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 25 Nov 2018

Appel à contribution : « Vrai ou faux ? : qualifier les porcelaines de Chine (XVe-XXIe siècle) », Les Cahiers de Framespa. Nouveaux champs de l’histoire sociale, n° 3

Appel à contribution : « Vrai ou faux ? : qualifier les porcelaines de Chine (XVe-XXIe siècle) », Les Cahiers de Framespa. Nouveaux champs de l’histoire sociale, n° 32 La question du « vrai » et du «...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 14 Jul 2018

Shakespeare and the strangers: Refugee Week

This week, 18-24 June 2018, has been Refugee Week in the UK . This is its twentieth year, timed to coincide with the worldwide Refugee Day, 20 June. The need to remember the plight of refugees is just as acute, if not more so, than it has ever been. Quoting...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Jun 2018

Ira Aldridge, theatre manager: the Coventry connection

On 3 August 2017 a blue plaque is to be unveiled in Coventry commemorating Britain’s first non-white theatre manager, Ira Aldridge, exactly 150 years after his death. I’ve written blog posts before celebrating Aldridge’s work as an actor...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 2 Aug 2017

How important was colonial trade for the rise of Europe?

I recently gave an interview to Garret M. Petersen of the Economics Detective Radio where I discuss some of my work. You can listen to it in this link: Money, Trade and Economic Growth in the Early Modern Period (interview). In the interview, we...
From: Economic Growth in History on 5 Jun 2017

An 18th century Asian sword has been found on a Welsh riverbed!

The Kris sword has a distinct ornate bird on its handle, which may be made of bone (Photo: Carmarthenshire County Museum) More information here:;
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 6 May 2017

Production of Sulphur in the 18th Century. Sulphur was obtained in a variety of ways during the 18th century. Sulphur could be mined, it could be found on the surface having been deposited there from sulphur springs or from gasses escaping...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 12 Mar 2017

'Love & the Word' – AULLA Conference 2016

Hosted by Victoria University, the Australasian Universities Languages & Literature Association Conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia from 7th-9th December 2016.The conference theme draws on AULLA’s origins as an association of scholars...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 7 Dec 2016

A 17th-Century Italian’s Encounter with Uzbek Plov

By Scott Levi The Venetian doctor Niccolao Manucci lived in India for some fifty-five years, nearly his entire adult life. Working in a variety of capacities on behalf of his Mughal hosts, in the middle of the seventeenth century he found himself at the...
From: The Recipes Project on 6 Dec 2016

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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.