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Historical Action Figures

This Martin Luther King Day, a new historical action figure is being released. Mattel is launching a Barbie doll portraying Ida B. Wells. The Washington Post reports that “Black American journalist, suffragist and anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells...

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are remembering Martin Luther King, Jr., and his powerful leadership of the Civil Rights Movement today on MLK Day 2022. WBEZ in Chicago provides Studs Terkel’s famous recordings of the 1963 Train Ride to Washington, focusing on interviews...

Sedition and Civil Conflict in the United States

Today, the FBI arrested a eleven members of the Oath Keepers, a far-right militia, over their involvement in the Storming of the United States Capitol on 6 January 2021. The U.S. Department of Justice is charging Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers,...

Weapons and Phantasms: The Painted Cloths of Chachapoyas and Peruvian Independence

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 Maya Stanfield-Mazzi In 2021 Peru, hobbled by the world’s highest per capita death rate from...
From: Age of Revolutions on 10 Jan 2022

Race in the Museum: Representing Diversity

The Center for Renaissance Studies is hosting an online discussion of Race in the Museum: Representing the Diversity of the Early Modern World. This discussion will interest early modern scholars working in pre-modern race studies, early modern history,...

“Slaves are self-explanatory”: Silencing the Past in Empire Total War (2009)

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 Thomas Lecaque Empire: Total War (2009) allows gamers to rewrite history, but only certain parts....
From: Age of Revolutions on 3 Jan 2022

Downloadable Context: Why A Historian of Haiti Came to Study Video Games

*I dedicate this article to the late Tyler Stovall (1954 – 2021), who encouraged my work on histories of race in France as well as on video games, and who mentored and championed a generation of scholars interested in Black France and French colonial...
From: Age of Revolutions on 13 Dec 2021

On White Power in America

In the aftermath of the Storming of the U.S. Capitol on 6 January 2021, historians of Whiteness and race relations in the United States have been working hard to interpret the violence of the Stop the Steal activists and broader neo-fascist militias that...

Refugees File Lawsuit against Facebook over Genocide

Rohingya refugees recently filed a class-action lawsuit against Meta, the parent company of Facebook, alleging that the social media company has assisted in perpetrating genocidal violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar. The Washington Post reports...

Effervescence

I’ve been brooding on effervescence – which the Oxford English Dictionary surprised me by defining thus: ‘The action of bubbling up as if boiling; the tumultuous rise of bubbles of gas from a fluid; esp. as the result of chemical action’ –...
From: The Romantic Ridiculous on 26 Nov 2021

Dancing Revolution in the Caribbean Basin: Expressive and Revolutionary Movement and Moments in the History of New Orleans

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 Chris Smith The great bend in the lower Misi-ziibi (Ojibwe), as it flows to the Gulf of Mexico,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 8 Nov 2021

Teaching the History of Race

Historians confront the complicated history of race and racism in the pre-modern, modern, and contemporary world. Yet, historians and social science teachers in the United States are under attack by conservative politicians and political activists....

The Importance of a Small Skirmish during the Race to the Dan

The Race to the Dan is a famous part of the Southern War of the American Revolution, a strategic retreat by Gen Nathanael Greene,... The post The Importance of a Small Skirmish during the Race to the Dan appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

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

Innocent Florence Nightingale Tweet Provokes Social Media Anger | Stephen Basdeo

Stephen Basdeo is a writer and historian based in Leeds, UK. A Glance at My Book Collection My old, and somewhat tatty collection of bound volumes of the London Journal. One of my favourite things to do is to collect old books, and among my second-hand...

One of Many Ways for Macanese Aluar

By Mukta Das Aluar de Anita Lei Tao 1 cate de farinha ½ cates de assucar pedra 6 taels de farinha pulu 3 cates de amendoas 5 cates de pinhao ½ cates de manteiga 3 cocos (metade para santem)[i] – Albertina Borges, M d C., Receitas culinárias macaenses,...
From: The Recipes Project on 8 Jul 2021

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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.