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Madras and the Poetics of Sartorial Resistance in Caribbean Literature

“Revolutionary Material Culture Series” This series examines the Age of Revolutions through its material markers, reminding us that materials themselves reflected and shaped political cultures around the revolutionary Atlantic and World. By...
From: Age of Revolutions on 20 May 2019

Coral, Labor, Slavery, and Silence in the Archives

“Revolutionary Material Culture Series” This series examines the Age of Revolutions through its material markers, reminding us that materials themselves reflected and shaped political cultures around the revolutionary Atlantic and World. By...
From: Age of Revolutions on 22 Apr 2019

Plotting Revolution, Part III: Histories of the Present

By Nathan Perl-Rosenthal We live in the world that the age of revolutions created.  The institutions and the myths it originated still structure the political life of most of the world’s people. So when we tell the story of the revolutionary...
From: Age of Revolutions on 13 Jan 2017

Plotting Revolution, Part II: Politics of the Past

By Nathan Perl-Rosenthal Scholars choose the plots that structure their histories and these choices involve more than deciding which events to discuss.  Each plot embeds an emotional arc and potential political lesson into the historical narrative....
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 Jan 2017

Plotting Revolution, Part I: History’s Plots

By Nathan Perl-Rosenthal As historians of the age of revolution, each of us tells a bit of a single master tale, about the story of modern politics’ emergence.  Each of us narrates, in our own way, the death of an Old Regime and the New Regime...
From: Age of Revolutions on 9 Jan 2017

…the beginning and end of humane knowledge

It is perhaps unsurprising that modern cognitive theory – scientific studies related to the mind – can often seem similar to scepticism.  Both see the body as the source of all knowledge; biology, so to speak, is the key to what human beings...
From: Tympan and Frisket on 7 Feb 2013

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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:

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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.