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How to Teach about Violence in France

In the wake of the horrific murder of history teacher Samuel Paty, historians are grappling with how to teach students and the public about the history of violence in France. Paty taught history and geography at a collège (middle school) in...

Occupation of Paris after the Napoleonic Wars

My French history colleague and friend, Christine Haynes, discusses her new book on the occupation of Paris at the end of the Napoleonic Wars in a podcast of The Siècle. Christine Haynes’s book is entitled, Our Friends the Enemies: The Occupation...

The Defeat of Napoleon and the Occupation of France

My French historian colleague, Christine Haynes, recently published Our Friends the Enemies, a new book on the defeat of Napoleon and the occupation of France. The book description at Harvard University Press’s website reads: “The Napoleonic...

History, Identity Politics, and the “French Destiny”

History and identity politics are intimately interwoven in modern French society. The history of the French Revolution and Napoleonic period to define the landscape of  political ideologies (socialism, liberalism, conservatism) in the nineteenth...

French Revolution and the Let Them Eat Cake Shutdown

Welcome to the “Let Them Eat Cake Shutdown.” The French Revolution has now entered into the current federal government shutdown in the United States. The BBC reports that “US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross has attracted scorn for suggesting...

Religion, Politics, and Violence in Early Modern France at the ASCH 2019

Historians discussed religion, politics, and violence in early modern France at the American Society of Church History (ASCH) conference in Chicago this weekend. The ASCH promotes the academic study of the history of Christianity and is one of the affiliated...

Featured Review on War and Culture in American Historical Review

I am happy to report that my review essay on three new books on war and culture in early modern Europe has been published in the American Historical Review (AHR). The books under review are: Ilya Berkovich. Motivation in War: The Experience of Common...

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...

Early Modern Workshop in Chicago

Demystifying the Archives Monday, April 13 The Early Modern Workshop at the University of Chicago is hosting a panel discussion concerning “the process of archival research in a graduate student’s career.” According to the workshop’s...

History of Globalization

The history of globalization is “hot,” having emerged as a major field of historical studies since the 1990s. “Why is globalization ‘hot’ now and what does it portend for the study of history?” asks Lynn Hunt, Professor...

Marketing Napoleon

Napoleon’s stock value is rising as we near the bicenntenial of the battle of Waterloo in 2015. A cache of Napoleonic memorabilia went on auction this weekend near the château de Fontainebleau. “Nearly 1,000 objects were for sale, including...

The Duke of Wellington’s Library and the Circulation of Military Knowledge

A recent blog post by Dr. Huw J. Davies contemplates the Duke of Wellington’s understanding of military affairs.  How did Wellington learn the “art of war” and how did military knowledge circulate in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth...

Salafis and Religious Activism in Egypt

Salafis are increasingly active in Egyptian politics and society. The ongoing Egyptian Revolution has opened political space for many previously suppressed and marginalized groups to engage in religious and political activism. Although the label Arab...

Restoration Work at the château de Versailles

Louis XIV expanded the château de Versailles in the 1680s, creating a grand palace complex that became the effective administrative capital of France. Louis XIV’s royal state promoted Bourbon dynastic interests and managed the French military from...

Forensic Science and French History

CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) meets French history. DNA testing is being used to examine historical evidence in new ways. A recent study brings techniques of forensic science to examine the alleged remains of French King Henri IV. Scientists studied...

Reenactment of Austerlitz

Austerlitz has been fought once again. The anniversary of the battle of Austerlitz was 2 December and historical reenactors once again took to the battlefield to commemorate one of the most celebrated victories of Napoleon. Emperor Napoleon’s Grand...

Napoleon’s Letter on Destroying the Kremlin in 1812

During Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812, the French emperor came to the realization that he would have to abandon Moscow and order the retreat of his Grand Armée. In a coded letter to his foreign minister, he announced that he was planning...

Western Society for French History Conference in Banff

Last weekend, I attended the Western Society for French History conference in Banff, Canada. The WSFH is one of two major academic conferences concerning French history  held annually in North America. I participated in two sessions on “The Wars...

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.