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Maria Theresa: the Habsburg empress revisited

Maria Theresa, by Jean-Étienne Liotard, 1762. On 26 February 2018, Tobias Heinrich (Kent) and Avi Lifschitz (Oxford) convened a study day at Queen’s College (Oxford) to mark the tercentenary of the birth of Maria Theresa, empress of the Habsburg...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 12 Apr 2018

Lesec, from Brave Mulato into Blackness?: Defection to France and Spanish Racial Regression

This post is a part of our “Race and Revolution” series. By Charlton W. Yingling In May 1794, Governor Joaquín García of Spanish Santo Domingo (present-day Dominican Republic) praised the “brave spirit” of “Carlos...
From: Age of Revolutions on 2 Apr 2018

Chalcedony Glass

17th century ribbed bottle,Brescia, Italy.In hopeful anticipation of colorful flowers, the cusp of spring, seems the appropriate time to celebrate Antonio Neri's most colorful creation; chalcedony glass.[1] Through his clever technique, Neri managed...
From: Conciatore on 21 Mar 2018

New Brunswick Lighthouses and Colonial Spaces, 1784-1867

Zachary A. Tingley Lighthouses, once a lifesaving beacon of hope for mariners facing the elements, are themselves now in need of rescue. In communities up and down the Atlantic coast, local communities have organized to preserve lighthouses that, while...
From: Borealia on 19 Mar 2018

Crispus Attucks: American Revolutionary Hero?

This post is a part of the “Race and Revolution” Series. By Mitch Kachun Crispus Attucks is a name that twenty-first century American schoolchildren usually learn in their introduction to the American Revolution and its heroes. Attucks—a...
From: Age of Revolutions on 5 Mar 2018

Leeds IMC 2018

Are you excited?  We’re excited!  We’ll be up bright and early on Tuesday morning for the 9am session in the Parkinson building (Nathan Bodington Chamber – fancy!).  Join our esteemed editor, Vanessa Wright, and our four...
From: CERAE Impressions: A Blog on 26 Feb 2018

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

The Biggar Issue: the duty of the academic in public debate

It is not often I am kept awake at night by something an academic has written. At the start of this year, I have found my sleep interrupted on consecutive nights by disquiet about a brief article. It appeared last week in the Oxford Magazine and is by...

The Secret History of The Crown

The Crown (2017); Photo Credit:  Alex Bailey, Netflix With the premier of the second season of The Crown (2017), Netflix’s extravagant costume drama about Elizabeth II, the show has again occasioned debate among media critics...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 11 Jan 2018

Book Raffle: Banks and Johnson, The French Revolution and Religion in Global Perspective

Banks, Bryan and Erica Johnson. The French Revolution and Religion in Global Perspective: Freedom and Faith. New York. Palgrave, 2017. In conjunction with Palgrave MacMillan, Bryan Banks, and Erica Johnson, Age of Revolutions is giving...
From: Age of Revolutions on 20 Dec 2017

Book Raffle: Hunt & Censer, The French Revolution and Napoleon

Hunt, Lynn and Jack R. Censer. The French Revolution and Napoleon: Crucible of the Modern World. New York. Bloomsbury Press, 2017. In conjunction with the Bloomsbury Press, Lynn Hunt, and Jack R. Censer, Age of Revolutions is proud...
From: Age of Revolutions on 13 Dec 2017

Think Globally, Act Historically: Teaching the French Revolution and Napoleon

By Lynn Hunt and Jack R. Censer The explosive growth of global history is changing the scholarship of the French Revolution and Napoleonic era.  Earlier interest in such a broad framework failed to resonate because the idea of an Atlantic Revolution...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 Dec 2017

CFP: The Fourteenth Annual Yale University American Art Graduate Symposium

We are pleased to share the following call for papers for The Fourteenth Annual Yale University American Art Graduate Symposium.
From: The Junto on 9 Dec 2017

Inspiration Roundtable: Haunting Sources

Today, Lindsay O’Neill, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Southern California, joins our weeklong discussion about sources and inspiration. Her first book, The Opened Letter: Networking in the Early Modern British World, was published...
From: The Junto on 29 Nov 2017

Facing Empire: Indigenous Experiences in a Revolutionary Age

This post is a part of our “Native American Revolutions” Series. By Kate Fullagar and Michael A. McDonnell To close this roundtable on Native American Revolutions, we’d like to flag a forthcoming collection that argues for an extension...
From: Age of Revolutions on 29 Nov 2017

The War in the West: The American Revolution in the pays d’en haut

This post is a part of our “Native American Revolutions” Series. By Michael A. McDonnell Most Americans think of their revolution as a contest between Britain and its colonists. If Native Americans feature at all, it is only as puppets of...
From: Age of Revolutions on 27 Nov 2017

No, Confederation Wasn’t About ‘Freedom’

Shirley Tillotson Editors’ note: This essay is jointly posted with our partners at ActiveHistory.ca, and appeared in an earlier version as a Letter to the Editor in the National Post (Oct. 26, 2017). Fundraisers love anniversaries. They’re...
From: Borealia on 14 Nov 2017

Britishness and Whiteness in Early Canadian Culture

Oana Godeanu-Kenworthy In the September 28, 2017 issue of the New York Review of Books, Fintan O’Toole explained Brexit as the consequence of a rebirth of English nationalism: “Brexit is a peaceful revolution but it is unmistakably a nationalist...
From: Borealia on 23 Oct 2017

Deconflicting Iroquoia

This post is a part of our “Native American Revolutions” Series. By Karim M. Tiro In July 1779, Claude de Lorimier, an officer in the British Army, was traveling with a party of Mohawk warriors dispatched from the Montreal area to raid Patriot...
From: Age of Revolutions on 18 Oct 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:

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.