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NEH Summer Seminar on Reformation Printing

The Ohio State University will be hosting a NEH Summer Seminar on Printing and the Book during the Reformation: 1450-1650, during Summer 2022. This seminar is a great opportunity for university professors and independent researchers interested in...

Reading the Gardens at Vallée aux Loups

Age of Revolutions is happy to present its “Art of Revolution” series. You can read through the entire series here as they become available. By Kyra Sanchez Clapper Like the transitionary periods between philosophical movements, private gardens...
From: Age of Revolutions on 29 Nov 2021

A Sixth Revolution Around the Sun

By Bryan A. Banks and Cindy Ermus Has it been six years already? It has, and what journey it has been! (Check out the last 5 years worth of round ups here.) This past year has brought on new opportunities and has seen the Age of Revolutions site and...
From: Age of Revolutions on 22 Nov 2021

Teaching the Early Modern Book

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library is hosting a research methods workshop on Teaching the Early Modern Book: Ways of Seeing, Ways of Thinking. This is a great opportunity for graduate students interested in the history of printing...

Mary Wollstonecraft and the Question of French Character

This piece is a part of our ongoing series, entitled “Rethinking the Revolutionary Canon.” By Megan Gallagher In his masterwork of comparative political thought, The Spirit of the Laws (1748), Montesquieu had observed that “if there were...
From: Age of Revolutions on 18 Oct 2021

Virtual Rome

My students in HIST 420 The Renaissance at Northern Illinois University recently discussed the intellectual movement of Humanism in the Renaissance, focusing especially on the Humanists’ fascination with antiquities and their nostalgia for ancient Rome....

Of “Discrete Forces” and “Spontaneous Distillations”: Reconsidering Some More General Aspects of Benedict Anderson’s Historical Imagination

This piece is a part of our ongoing series, entitled “Rethinking the Revolutionary Canon.”  By Dean Kostantaras  For many scholars, any reference to a “canon” of nationalist studies quickly brings to mind several publications from the...
From: Age of Revolutions on 16 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

Spooked Horse or Spooked President? John Gilpin, James Madison, and “The Bladensburg Races”

This article is a part of our “Revolutionary Animals” series, which examines the roles of animals in revolution, representations of revolutionary animals, and the intersections between representation and the lived experiences of animals. By Emily...
From: Age of Revolutions on 14 Jun 2021

Transforming Rebellion into Revolution: Rereading Cedric Robinson and Eugene Genovese

This piece is a part of our ongoing series, entitle “Rethinking the Revolutionary Canon.”  By Tim Bruno In recent years, Cedric Robinson’s Black Marxism (1983) has grown in stature from cult favorite to recovered...
From: Age of Revolutions on 19 Apr 2021

500th Anniversary of the Diet of Worms of 1521

Five hundred years ago this month, a monk and radical religious reformer confronted the powerful Holy Roman Emperor at the Imperial Diet held in the city of Worms in April 1521. Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk and professor at the University of...

Patriots without Borders: Towards an Atlantic History of the Risorgimento during the Age of Revolutions

By Alessandro Bonvini On June 23, 1848, Giuseppe Garibaldi embarked for Nice with Adrea Aguyar, a formerly enslaved Black man from Uruguay, to participate in the First Italian War of Independence. Aguyar was a member of a battalion of newly freed people,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 5 Apr 2021

Astrology: Bugbear of Science

A recent survey of the “Conceptions of Science in Byzantium” opens with a general comment about the term “science”, and by extension the concept “science”. The author roots “science” in the culturally specific...
From: Darin Hayton on 2 Jan 2021

Teach My Research: Jesuits and Demons in New France

Mairi Cowan [Teach My Research is an occasional series at Borealia to help connect research and teaching, putting the latest scholarship on early Canadian history–Indigenous, French, British, or early national, to about 1900–into our...
From: Borealia on 26 Oct 2020

Astrolabes and Armillary Spheres

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library is hosting a virtual discussion of scientific instruments and scientific knowledge in the Renaissance. Here is the announcement from the Center for Renaissance Studies: Astrolabes...

Sobre el concepto de despertar social: el reclamo por otra soberanía en las revueltas del 18 de octubre en Chile

La serie “Latin America’s Ongoing Revolutions” explora los ángulos coloniales y postcoloniales de la historia revolucionaria de la región. ¡Lean la serie completa! [This post is a part of our “Latin America’s...
From: Age of Revolutions on 19 Oct 2020

“He who wielded Medusa’s head on his shield”: A Danish Historic-Poetic Perspective on the French Revolution

This piece is a part of our ongoing series, entitle “Rethinking the Revolutionary Canon.”  By Kasper Rathjen In  1838, the Danish pastor and poet Nikolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig (1783-1872) gave his lecture, “Mands...
From: Age of Revolutions on 5 Oct 2020

Hobsbawm on Nationalism and Revolution

This piece is a part of our ongoing series, entitle “Rethinking the Revolutionary Canon.”  By Iker Itoiz Ciáurriz At the time of his death in 2012, Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm was the most recognized British historian...
From: Age of Revolutions on 21 Sep 2020

Andrew Dickson White and America’s Unfinished (French) Revolution

This piece is a part of our ongoing series, entitle “Rethinking the Revolutionary Canon.”  By Gregory S. Brown “Laissons au grands écrivains le récit dramatiques des choses …nous cherchons dans la Révolution...
From: Age of Revolutions on 14 Sep 2020

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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.