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“That Damned Absurd Word Liberty:” Les Habitants, the Quebec Act, and American Revolutionary Ideology, 1774–1776

The American invasion of Quebec of 1775-1776 failed to achieve its primary objective: to bring into the fold what the Continental Congress referred to... The post “That Damned Absurd Word Liberty:” Les Habitants, the Quebec Act, and American...

Q&A with Katharine Gerbner, author of Christian Slavery: Conversion and Race in the Protestant Atlantic World

Today the Junto features a Q&A with Assistant Professor of History at the University of Minnesota, Katherine Gerbner conducted by Kristen Beales. Gerbner teaches courses on Atlantic History, History of Religions, Magic & Medicine, and The Early...
From: The Junto on 19 Apr 2019

Review: Katharine Gerbner, Christian Slavery: Conversion and Race in the Protestant Atlantic World

On the heels of its recent release in paperback, today The Junto features a review of Christian Slavery: Conversion and Race in the Protestant Atlantic World (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018). Stay tuned tomorrow for an interview with the author,...
From: The Junto on 18 Apr 2019

Book Preview: Mysticism and Millenarianism

This blog post discusses elements of Chapter 5 of my forthcoming book due out in April 2019. You can find out more about the monograph here. The end of the seventeenth century in England witnessed a heightened belief in the imminent second coming of Christ....
From: Theosophical Transactions on 15 Apr 2019

Book Preview: Mysticism vs Rationality

This blog post discusses elements of Chapter 4 of my forthcoming book due out in April 2019. You can find out more about the monograph here. One of the most substantial discussions of mysticism in seventeenth century England concerned its apparent incompatibility...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 9 Apr 2019

Book Preview: Puritan Mysticism

This blog post discusses elements of Chapter 2 of my forthcoming book due out in April 2019. You can find out more about the monograph here. The phrase ‘Puritan mysticism’ has caused many scholars colossal headaches. Firstly, what exactly...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 1 Apr 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS: Reformation Studies Colloquium

This year’s Reformation Studies Colloquium will be held at the University of Essex, Colchester on Thursday 30 August to Saturday 1 September 2018.The conference, which meets biannually, will bring together established as well as younger scholars...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 30 Aug 2018

August 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (August 4, 1768).“All those who choose to continue taking the said Whig Papers … let the Printer know.” Many American printers resorted to subscription...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Aug 2018

Conference Report: Early Modern Political Thought and Twenty-First Century Politics, 16th May 2018

Recently I was fortunate enough to attend an evening workshop at the Lit & Phil Library, Newcastle. The goal of the session was to explore what early-modern thinkers had to say on the themes of popular mobilisation, toleration, environmentalism...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 29 May 2018

Marcus WatkinsonThis is a silver gilt communion cup and paten...

Marcus WatkinsonThis is a silver gilt communion cup and paten cover. It was made in 1575 for Holy Trinity Church by John Jones, one of the wealthiest and most prominent goldsmiths in early modern Exeter. Although only about 2,000 communion cups from this...

Pierre Bayle chez lui in Le Carla

Le Carla, a medieval fortified village near Foix in the Ariège, was the birthplace of Pierre Bayle, and the fitting location of a two-day meeting – open to all – on the subject of Huguenot travels and correspondence (November 9th-10th)....
From: Voltaire Foundation on 19 Dec 2017

Religion and the French Revolution: A Global Perspective

By Bryan A. Banks and Erica Johnson The French Revolution, though political, assumed the guise and tactics of a religious revolution. Some further points of resemblance between the two may be noticed. The former not only spread beyond the limits of France,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 18 Dec 2017

Luther and England’s Long Reformation

Today is the 500th anniversary of an event that may never have happened, but which may as well have. Sometimes, what really matters in history is not what really happened, but what people have said about it. This is true in my own area of interest, the...
From: wartsandbrawls on 31 Oct 2017


ANSWERS By Jillian Snyder Outside and in: St Swithun’s Church, Lower Quinton, Warwickshire. Outside and in: St Swithun’s Church, Lower Quinton, Warwickshire. Jillian Snyder is a Ph.D. student at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 19 Aug 2017


QUESTIONS By Jillian Snyder   Jillian Snyder peering through ‘History Play’ (2001) by Jane Lawrence, in the grounds of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Jillian Snyder is a Ph.D. student at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and was...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 17 Aug 2017

The Faith of William Shakespeare

The Faith of William Shakespeare: a one-day conferenceSaturday 20 May from 10.00am to 5.00pm, the Wolfson Hall, The Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street. By Rev. Dr Paul Edmondson, Head of Research, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Imagine the world into...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 14 Apr 2017

Review: Jane Lead and her Transnational Legacy

Jane Lead and the Philadelphian Society are not particularly well known figures to most scholars of late 17th- and early 18th-century religion. Born in 1624, Lead experienced a spiritual awakening aged 16. On Christmas Day 1640, while her family danced...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 23 Jan 2017

Conference Report: Reformation Studies Colloquium, Newcastle

The Reformation Studies Colloquium took place in Newcastle between Wednesday 14th and Friday 16th September. The event was well attended and featured speakers from a variety of countries. I was lucky enough to be able to enjoy all three days of the conference...
From: Theosophical Transactions on 18 Sep 2016

The Vicar of Bray

On July 28, 1543, three Protestant "heretics" according to Henry VIII's reckoning, were burned at the stake. They are known as the Windsor martyrs: Robert Testwood, chorister at Windsor College; Anthony Pearson, a Protestant preacher; and Henry Filmer,...

The Limits of Religious Liberty: Rabaut Saint-Étienne and the French Revolution

By Bryan A. Banks In 1685, Louis XIV revoked Henri IV’s Edict of Nantes and effectively outlawed Calvinism in France. This led to the expulsion of around 200,000 Huguenots into the Diaspora and inaugurated a period of forced conversions at home...
From: Age of Revolutions on 18 Apr 2016

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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Caveats and Work in Progress

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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

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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.