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Choosing June: Did France’s Second Republic Intentionally Spark a Class War?

This post is a part of the 2020 Selected Papers of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, which were edited and compiled by members of the CRE’s board alongside editors at Age of Revolutions. By Lindsay Ayling The first four months of France’s...
From: Age of Revolutions on 2 Feb 2021

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

How Not to Read Bernard Bailyn: The Current Conservative Appropriation of a Monumental Historian Gets Him Wrong

By Asheesh Kapur Siddique The passing of intellectual giants inevitably prompts a collective stocktaking of their influence and importance – but such assessments also act as occasions to weaponize them in the service of current culture wars, especially...
From: Age of Revolutions on 18 Aug 2020

‘Revolutions So Remote’: Revolutionary Thinking and Archaeological Inquiry

This piece is a part of our ongoing series, entitle “Rethinking the Revolutionary Canon.”  By Catherine J. Frieman The Marxist archaeologist V. Gordon Childe was among the highest profile archaeologists of the twentieth century. In the...
From: Age of Revolutions on 1 Jun 2020

Sedition

By Stephen Basdeo Since the Victorian era, even though they lack a formal written constitution, the English people have always enjoyed a high degree of freedom of speech and political freedom. In the early nineteenth century, many journalists and publishers...

“Lenin Lives!” (2017) by Philip Cunliffe

Philip Cunliffe, Lenin Lives! (Winchester: Zero Books, 2018) RRP £9.99  Reviewed by Stephen Basdeo In 1890, the artist, designer, and visionary socialist, William Morris, published his novel News from Nowhere. Morris’s novel tells the...

Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, and a Revolutionary Praxis for Education, Part I

By Kevin Gannon Educational theory and practice has always been a contested terrain, even if many of the practitioners in these fields deny that controversies bubble beneath their work’s placid surface. In the mid-twentieth-century United States,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 17 Jul 2017

Book Giveaway: Jack Censer’s Debating Modern Revolution

Jack R. Censer, Debating Modern Revolution: The Evolution of Revolutionary Ideas. New York: Bloomsbury, 2016. In conjunction with Bloomsbury Publishing and Jack R. Censer, Age of Revolutions is proud to offer its inaugural book giveaway. Check...
From: Age of Revolutions on 16 May 2016

The Black Jacobins: From Great Book to Classic?

By Christopher Taylor “The role which the great Negro Toussaint, called L’Ouverture, played in the history of the United States,” W.E.B. Du Bois wrote almost eighty years ago, as might be written now despite C.L.R. James’s great...
From: Age of Revolutions on 2 May 2016

Books as Revolutionary Objects in Iran

By Naghmeh Sohrabi “My father hated books,” she said. “Which books?” I asked. “Books,” she answered.  “He didn’t want any books in the house ever.” The person I was interviewing for my book on...
From: Age of Revolutions on 4 Apr 2016

The Cheerios and Coca Cola Super Bowl Controversy: Capitalism with a Human [Multicultural] Face

Since the Super Bowl I have been thinking about the Cheerios and Coca Cola commercials that created a torrent of racist Tweets and commentary. The Cheerios commercial featured a beautiful biracial family. The Coca-Cola commercial played “America the...

“Let it turn to something else”: Conservative Ideology and the Reshaping of American Masculinity in Red Dawn from 1984 to 2012

Growing up and developing my own sense of identity through the products of popular culture in the Reagan era, I must admit that Red Dawn (1984) played an important role not only in defining the imaginative landscape of my six year old self, but also,...
From: Shaping Sense on 30 Apr 2013

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.