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“La Esperanza de América Latina”: The Ongoing Student Revolution in Colombia

This post is a part of our “Latin America’s Ongoing Revolutions” series, which explores the colonial and post-colonial angles of Latin America’s revolutionary history. Check out the entire series. By Amanda C. Waterhouse ...
From: Age of Revolutions on 26 Oct 2020

This Week on Dispatches: John E. Happ on the Role of Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais in American Independence

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor John E. Happ on the enigmatic Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais. Best known today for his plays, The... The post This Week on Dispatches: John E. Happ on the Role of Pierre-Augustin...

Je suis enseignant Rallies in France

Tens of thousands of French citizens are rallying today in memory of Samuel Paty, a history and geography teacher, who was brutally murdered on Friday near the collège (middle school) where he taught. Rally in memory of Samuel Paty in the...

Attack on History Teacher near Paris

I was deeply saddened to hear of yesterday’s horrific attack on Samuel Paty, a history and geography teacher in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, near Paris, who was brutally killed and beheaded by an 18-year-old militant after leaving the collège...

The Outlaw Cornelius Hatfield: Loyalist Partisan of the American Revolution

The war for all practical purposes was over when hostilities ended with a cease fire negotiated by the Americans, British, French, and Spanish in... The post The Outlaw Cornelius Hatfield: Loyalist Partisan of the American Revolution appeared first on...

October 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “It is hoped he will meet with the Encouragement of the Public in General, and particularly of all true Lovers of their Country.” Like many other newspapers published...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Oct 2020

Thomas Pownall, Governor of Massachusetts, January 1759–176

On May 7, 1757, Thomas Pownall sailed from England for Boston to take his post as the governor of Massachusetts. Aboard the ship was... The post Thomas Pownall, Governor of Massachusetts, January 1759–1760 appeared first on Journal of the American...

Clarifying Beaumarchais

At the dawn of the American Revolution, France and Britain had been coexisting under a treaty of friendship since about 1765. Traded like properties... The post Clarifying Beaumarchais appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

September 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Sundry other Articles, allowed to be imported by the Resolutions.” Several merchants and shopkeepers placed lengthy advertisements in the September 24, 1770, edition...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Sep 2020

The Smoking Room of the House of Commons

Politicians in the smoking room of the House of Commons; representing the second reading on 24 October of the New Bill for the Representation of the People of the United Kingdom Chromolithograph by G. Pipeshank, 1884. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution...
From: History of Parliament on 25 Sep 2020

September

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Such Articles as the Resolutions of the Inhabitants of this Province will admit of.” As summer turned to fall in 1770, Brian Cape advertised “a tolerable Assortment...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Sep 2020

An exchange of prisoners in 1523

While looking for details of life at Aberdour Castle in the seventeenth century, I found a note from 1523, addressed to George Douglas of Pittendreich from Antony Ughtred, captain of Berwick. The English soldiers named here were called ‘whitecoats’....
From: Objects and the archive on 7 Sep 2020

This Week on Dispatches: Dayne Rugh on the Connecticut Sons of Liberty

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews Director of Education for Slater Memorial Museum and JAR contributor Dayne Rugh on his recent article about... The post This Week on Dispatches: Dayne Rugh on the Connecticut Sons of Liberty...

Murder in Lausanne: The Death of an English Regicide in Exile

The Reformed Church of St François in Lausanne in the 19th century. On Thursday, 11 August 1664 the Englishman John Lisle was shot dead in bright daylight on his way to church in Lausanne. His killers had been observing his moves. They knew his...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 5 Sep 2020

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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.