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The French Rural Revolution 1789-1793

By Jorge Sánchez Morales When Louis XVI failed to reconcile the Estates General during the séance royale of June 23, 1789, the expectations for reform held by a large part of French...
From: Age of Revolutions on 29 Jan 2018

Religion and the French Revolution: A Global Perspective

By Bryan A. Banks and Erica Johnson The French Revolution, though political, assumed the guise and tactics of a religious revolution. Some further points of resemblance between the two may be noticed. The former not only spread beyond the limits of France,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 18 Dec 2017

Crowd-funding French History

The BBC reports that that a crowd-funding project has successfully raised money to purchase a thirteenth-century French castle. “Thousands of internet users have joined forces to save Mothe-Chandeniers chateau in France. By contributing at least...

Child Gangs and Motherly Duty at the Onset of Revolution

By Julia M. Gossard At the start of the French Revolution in 1789, a concerned Parisian published a pamphlet warning mothers about the dangers of gang violence.  The advisory explained that gangs of patriotic children brandished “spears, axes,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 7 Aug 2017

Postdoctoral Opportunity in France

A postdoctoral opportunity in genealogical studies in France for recent PhDs: The postdoctoral fellowship is on “The child and family genealogical stories: globalisation of practices, new issues, counter-archives” (L’enfant et le récit...

Prix de Moralité: The Inculcation of Young French Citizens

By Julia M. Gossard On the 19th of May 1798, Citizen Champagne, the director of the French National Institute of Equality, awarded eighteen students with “morality prizes” (prix de moralité).  These prizes recognized students for...
From: Age of Revolutions on 19 Jun 2017

Getting into Marie Antoinette’s Head: Will Bashor on Writing Popular History

Most professional historians have at least an interest in popular history and at most a complete obsession with crafting narratives capable of transporting the reader through time and space. We interviewed Will Bashor in order to get a...
From: Age of Revolutions on 3 Apr 2017

Slavery’s Metropolis: The Place of Enslaved People in a Revolutionary Age

By Rashauna Johnson At the turn of the nineteenth century, the shocks and aftershocks of at least four intertwined revolutions together transformed New Orleans. The French and Haitian Revolutions led to emancipation across the French Caribbean and prompted...
From: Age of Revolutions on 27 Feb 2017

Decapitation in the “Low” Surrealist Revolution

By Hailey Maxwell The legacy and concept of “revolution” resonated with the Surrealists. This is best exemplified by the more archetypal journals associated with the Surrealist movement, such as La Révolution Surréaliste...
From: Age of Revolutions on 1 Feb 2017

Book Giveaway: J. Michelle Coghlan’s Sensational Internationalism

Coghlan, J. Michelle. Sensational Internationalism: The Paris Commune and the Remapping of American Memory in the Long Nineteenth Century. Edinburg. Edinburgh University Press, 2016. Hardback. In conjunction with Edinburgh University Press and J....
From: Age of Revolutions on 1 Feb 2017

My first short story--the case of the lady poisoner...

I'm so thrilled that my very first short story--The Trial of Madame Pelletier-- was selected for inclusion in Malice Domestic 12: Mystery Most Historical (Wildside Press, 2017).Like my Lucy Campion novels set in 17th century England, this short story...
From: Susanna Calkins, Author on 30 Sep 2016

Greg Bereiter Feature

Greg Bereiter (Ph.D. in History, Northern Illinois University) is featured in the American Historical Association’s Member Spotlight. Greg wrote his doctoral dissertation with me on clerical militancy during the French Wars of Religion.  I...

The Post-Democratic Age and the French Revolution

We live in a “post-democratic age” according to numerous historians, political theorists, and political scientists. Sophie Wahnich recently published an article in Libération, affirming that European society is characterized by a post-democratic...

French Paleography Workshop

The Meeter Center for Calvin Studies will be holding a French Paleography Workshop this summer. The workshop is intended to prepare graduate students for manuscript research in French archives and French language collections. Masters students and doctoral...

Millstone Research Travel Fellowship

WSFH Millstone FellowshipApplications due 1 March 2016 The Millstone Fellowship provides $2500 for research in France.  Eligibility is restricted to doctoral students, untenured and adjunct faculty members, and independent scholars who...

Femmes à la cour de France

I will be participating in a conference on Femmes à la cour de France, hosted by Cour de France and the Institut d’Études Avancées de Paris, this week. I will be presenting a paper on “‘Je ne vis jamais cette cour...

French Diplomacy in a Digital Age

French diplomacy is often portrayed as formal, rigid, and arrogant. Yet, the current French ambassador to the United States, Gérard Araud, has shaken up the staid diplomatic world with his openness and his use of social media. Maureen Dowd recently...

Le genre et la guerre : Les femmes, la virilité, et la violence

Le genre et la guerre : Les femmes, la virilité, et la violence Journée d’étude, 8 juin 2015 Le but de cette  journée d’études est de discuter la qualité intrinsèquement masculine de...

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.