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Experiencing the Glory and the Sorrow of the French Revolution: An Interview with Timothy Tackett

*** The contingency, confusion, and many contradictions inherent in revolutionary moments are often hard to capture in written histories. As historians, after all, we know the outcomes; we can identify many constraints contributing to and consequences...
From: Age of Revolutions on 8 Mar 2022

4 Hours in Revolutionary Paris: An Interview with Colin Jones

*** In The Fall of Robespierre: 24 Hours in Revolutionary Paris, Colin Jones takes readers through 24 hours in Paris that proved to be a major turning point in the French Revolution: 9 Thermidor of the Year II. Written in the present tense and proceeding...
From: Age of Revolutions on 7 Mar 2022

Puritan Self-Examination, Faith, and Conflict: A Post and a Poem

This post is a part of our “Faith in Revolution” series, which explores the ways that religious ideologies and communities shaped the revolutionary era. Check out the entire series. By Ray Ball Last semester I taught an online course on Tudor...
From: Age of Revolutions on 9 Mar 2020

Book Raffle: Ginzburg’s Fear, Reverence, Terror

Ginzburg, Carlo. Fear, Reverence, Terror. Chicago. University of Chicago Press, 2017.  In conjunction with the University of Chicago Press and Carlo Ginzburg, Age of Revolutions is proud to offer a revolutionary raffle of...
From: Age of Revolutions on 6 Dec 2017

Fear, Reverence, Terror: An Interview with Carlo Ginzburg

***** Carlo Ginzburg is professor emeritus at Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy, and the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of many books, including The Cheese and the Worms and most recently a book with the...
From: Age of Revolutions on 4 Dec 2017

Narrative, Biography, and Hagiography: Reflections on Some Challenges in Microhistory

Shortly after the publication of Parlor Politics, Catherine Allgor was invited to reflect not only the political wives she’d written about, but also their husbands. Reflecting on John Quincy Adams, Allgor quipped “I like complicated men.”[1]...
From: The Junto on 24 Sep 2015

Serial, Microhistory, and the Perils of Historical Research

Roy Rogers explores the strengths and weaknesses of 2014 hit podcast "Serial" as work of historical research
From: The Junto on 19 Jan 2015

Historians Who Love Just a Bit

I’ve never met anybody, living or dead, who fits their name quite as well as Peregrine Foster did. I encountered Peregrine in the papers of his brother, Dwight Foster, at the Massachusetts Historical Society, where I was looking for compilations of...
From: The Junto on 12 Aug 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:{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.