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Experiencing the Glory and the Sorrow of the French Revolution: An Interview with Timothy Tackett

*** The contingency, confusion, and many contradictions inherent in revolutionary moments are often hard to capture in written histories. As historians, after all, we know the outcomes; we can identify many constraints contributing to and consequences...
From: Age of Revolutions on 8 Mar 2022

4 Hours in Revolutionary Paris: An Interview with Colin Jones

*** In The Fall of Robespierre: 24 Hours in Revolutionary Paris, Colin Jones takes readers through 24 hours in Paris that proved to be a major turning point in the French Revolution: 9 Thermidor of the Year II. Written in the present tense and proceeding...
From: Age of Revolutions on 7 Mar 2022

Questioning the Terror: A Book Talk with Michel Biard and Marisa Linton

Terror: The French Revolution and its Demons (Polity Press, 2021) For more information about the online seminars David Andress hostis, please contact him at david.andress@port.ac.uk. By Michel Biard and Marisa Linton At the heart of how history...
From: Age of Revolutions on 17 Jan 2022

Continuity and change

A few thoughts about 'career-hopping' as I begin my fifth role in a decade. … More Continuity and change
From: Writing Privacy on 8 Oct 2021

Feeling Safe and Secure in 1815

By Beatrice de Graaf For many years, I have been fascinated with questions regarding how countries, states, and societies exit a war and attempt to restore peace and security. If works such as Paul Schroeder’s The Transformation of Europe or,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 23 Aug 2021

Biography, Reclaimed: Looking Back at the Abbé Grégoire and the French Revolution

By Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall The history of the world is but the biography of great men. –Thomas Carlyle (1841) The biographies of the great men of the past… are generally useless. They are idle and incredible panegyrics, with the features...
From: Age of Revolutions on 9 Aug 2021

Will broken links harm academic research?

Links to academic publications and citations are breaking at increasing speed. Can anything be done about it? … More Will broken links harm academic research?
From: Writing Privacy on 16 Jul 2021

Single fatherhood: Eighth Grade and Captain Fantastic

Single fatherhood defines two of the best films I've seen in recent years, Eighth Grade and Captain Fantastic. … More Single fatherhood: Eighth Grade and Captain Fantastic
From: Writing Privacy on 6 Jul 2021

Dutch merchant seamen in Belgian sources

Seafarers have never been bound to a particular flag, which makes it challenging to reconstruct their careers. In this post, Kristof Loockx, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Antwerp and visiting researcher at the Huygens Institute for the...
From: Maritime Careers on 25 May 2021

Andrew Marvell at 4

The seventeenth-century poet, politician and prose satirist Andrew Marvell has been a large part of my life for the past 20 years. A short commemoration of that journey. … More Andrew Marvell at 400
From: Writing Privacy on 31 Mar 2021

The Making of a Terrorist: Alexandre Rousselin and the French Revolution

By Jeff Horn What led an educated twenty-year-old from a poor family to embrace the methods and goals of revolutionary politics strongly enough to become a “missionary of the republic” willing to deploy violence on behalf of the French...
From: Age of Revolutions on 22 Mar 2021

A Sexual Revolution in the Eighteenth Century?

By Julie Hardwick Archival records provide us with a rich and fascinating insights into young workers’ intimate lives in the Old Regime. In 1740, Claudine Grissonet narrated her relationship and sexual history with Benoit Peyssoneaux. She...
From: Age of Revolutions on 15 Mar 2021

Men: When our presence itself is a problem

Reflecting on my experience with Student Minds and whether I could have done more to prevent my presence being a problem to those who needed help. … More Men: When our presence itself is a problem
From: Writing Privacy on 12 Mar 2021

Socialist Revolution without Class Struggle? Forging a United Front on the Ethnocultural Borderlands of Early-Maoist China

By Benno Weiner Can a socialist revolution be carried out without class struggle? For a short period of time and in a particular ethnopolitical setting, the Chinese Communist Party under Mao Zedong seemed to think so. When in 1949 soldiers and cadres...
From: Age of Revolutions on 22 Feb 2021

‘Content types’ and the new Knightmare.com

The digital strategy behind the new Knightmare.com website which launched in 2020. … More ‘Content types’ and the new Knightmare.com
From: Writing Privacy on 3 Feb 2021

Vénus Noire: An Interview with Robin Mitchell

Vénus Noire: Black Women and Colonial Fantasies in Nineteenth Century France is a rigorously researched study of Black women in France in the nineteenth century that explores the production of whiteness and blackness through the cultural mania...
From: Age of Revolutions on 31 Aug 2020

Routes of Reverberation: Afterlives of Tacky’s Revolt

The following excerpt is from Vincent Brown‘s Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War (Harvard University Press, 2020). It has been republished with permission of the author and press. Copyright ©️ 2020 by Vincent...
From: Age of Revolutions on 10 Aug 2020

Age of Revolutions Webinar on Peru’s Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement

Age of Revolutions happily co-hosted a webinar event  with the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program at Smith College on Miguel La Serna’s new book With Masses and Arms: Peru’s Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (UNC Press,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 27 Jul 2020

Reading the History of Slavery: 3 Experts Offer Book Recommendations

Perhaps more than ever, we need to better educate ourselves on the history of slavery, and consider the ways in which it informs how we have arrived at the present. We invited three prominent scholars to recommend books that speak to the current historical...
From: Age of Revolutions on 15 Jun 2020

Reconstructing the career of a 20th-c sailor: the case of Wilfried Julius Lackin

In an earlier post, we explained our methodology for reconstructing careers of sailors from 18th-c data. In this one, Daniël Tuik, researcher on our ongoing Sailors on Dutch merchant marine in the 19th and 20th centuries project, tells about his...
From: Maritime Careers on 4 Jun 2020

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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:

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.