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Indian Peace Medals and Monarchical Symbolism in Early US Diplomatic Culture

“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 11 Mar 2019

“Time for Another Kent State”? Politician Targets Campuses for Violence

Politicians are targeting university campuses for repressive violence. In 2017, Dan Adamini (Republican), Secretary of the Marquette County Republican Party, advocated using firearms to stop protests on university campuses, such as the recent one at the...

Preliminary Peace Agreement to End the Afghan War?

The United States and the Taliban have reportedly agreed to a preliminary process for a peace agreement to end the Afghan War. The New York Times reports that “American and Taliban officials have agreed in principle to the framework of a deal in...

A Loyalist’s Response to the Franco-American Alliance: Charles Inglis’s “Papinian” Essays

At nine o’clock on the morning of May 6, 1778, Continental soldiers at Valley Forge emerged from their huts to hear their regimental chaplains... The post A Loyalist’s Response to the Franco-American Alliance: Charles Inglis’s “Papinian”...

Happy Fourth of July! . . . and a Question

For something special this Independence Day, we asked JAR contributors a simple but thought-provoking question. Their answers are insightful and remind us of the... The post Happy Fourth of July! . . . and a Question appeared first on Journal of the American...

Richard Howe: Admiral of the British Fleet in North America and Peace Commissioner

In the Spring of 1775, Benjamin Franklin, still stationed in England, made what he thought was a last attempt to secure a plan of... The post Richard Howe: Admiral of the British Fleet in North America and Peace Commissioner appeared first on Journal...

Franklin’s Secret Efforts to bring about Reconciliation

Benjamin Franklin made two missions to London prior to the Revolution; the first from 1757 to 1762, the second from 1764 to 1775. In... The post Franklin’s Secret Efforts to bring about Reconciliation appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Sergei Bondarchuk’s visionary War and Peace (1966)

Bald Hills, one of many landscape scenes, where the Bolkonskii family lives Marya (Antonina Shuranova) submits to her father, Prince Bolskonsky’s (Anatoli Ktorov)’s instructions in geometry Dear friends, During the few months a group of us...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 15 Jan 2017

Nearly a year of reading War and Peace; more than a year of watching

Dear friends and readers, Not quite the familiar kind of title. I’d been reading Tolstoy’s War and Peace as translated by Louise and Aylmer Maud, revised, edited by Amy Mandelker, with Elisabeth Guertik’s superb La Guerre at la Paix...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 3 Jan 2017

October Blogroll: Theatre in the Grove

Dear readers, I find myself in the fortunate circumstance of find my new university offers more local theatre than I can hardly manage to fit into my schedule. A number of events are being put on as an a means to meditate on the recent violence in our...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 2 Oct 2016

How Article 7 Freed 3000 Slaves

The American Peace Commissioners, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, John Jay, and Henry Laurens, signed the preliminary articles of peace in Paris with Richard Oswald, the British Commissioner, at the Hotel de York on November 30, 1782. The French Foreign...

A War and Peace summer with Tolstoy

The latest Oxford World Classics W&P, translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude, revised and edited by Amy Mandelker A recent Vintage W&P translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky jottings in Tolstoy’s diary for 1865: 29 September,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 9 Jul 2016

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 98

Ah bed, the field where joy’s peace some do see, The field where all my thoughts to war be trained, How is thy grace by my strange fortune stained! How thy lee shores by my sighs stormed be! With sweet soft shades thou oft invitest me...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 31 Mar 2016

Danger UXB and the importance of anti-war films and books just now

REGENERATION, Tanya Allen, Jonny Lee Miller, 1997. Afterwards Oh, my beloved, shall you and I Ever be young again, be young again? The people that were resigned said to me —Peace will come and you will lie Under the larches up in Sheer, Sleeping,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 24 Mar 2016

Dartmouth College and Canada: The Problem of National Historiographies

Thomas Peace When I first learned about Louis Vincent Sawatanen, about a decade ago, I thought that this Wendat man from Lorette was exceptional. Indeed, in many ways he was. Sawatanen was competent, if not fluent, in at least five different languages...
From: Borealia on 14 Mar 2016

Re-Narrating Canadian History after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Following the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report six months ago, universities across the country are re-evaluating our practices. Both individually (as recently seen at the University of Winnipeg and Lakehead University)...
From: Borealia on 2 Dec 2015

Emotional Cultures and the Politics of Peace

Seoul, South Korea, June 1987: protest movement against the authoritarian regime of General Chun Doo-Hwan. © Roland Bleiker. By Emma Hutchison and Roland Bleiker, The University of Queensland How can societies torn apart by war and trauma become...
From: Histories of Emotion on 23 Sep 2015

The Impact of Jonathan Carver’s Journal and Maps

Captain Jonathan Carver’s Reconnaissance Captain Jonathan Carver was hired in August 1766 as a surveyor and draughtsman by Major Robert Rogers, the newly appointed governor-commandant of British Fort Michilimackinac. Rogers instructed Carver to...

A Dragoon a-Wooing

Even as late as the spring of 1783, there was still a war on. A substantial number of British troops were in New York City and the surrounding area, and Continental troops continued to hem them in. But peace and disarmament were near at hand. Among the...

Revolutionary News: 10 Breaking Stories

In April 1775, reports about the bloodshed at Lexington and Concord took five days to reach Philadelphia and nearly three weeks to reach Charleston, South Carolina. It wasn’t yet immortalized in history books as the start of the Revolutionary War. It...

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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.

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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:{search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

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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.