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The Enlightenment Strikes Back: Holy War and the Absence of Religious Violence in Empire: Total War

By Thomas Lecaque The Total War series prides itself for their “historical authenticity,” saying, “We aim to create games which evoke the feel and spirit of an age as much as the events that actually occurred in it, and this is influenced by...
From: Age of Revolutions on 21 Feb 2022

Spring 2022 Transcribathon: Grace Carteret’s Recipes

11-12 February 2022The Carteret Collection at the PCDP Conference Come join us to transcribe the manuscript recipe book of Grace Carteret, 1st Countess Granville (1654-1744), housed at the Wellcome Collection!  This event brings together participants...
From: emroc on 10 Feb 2022

Gilded Age Salem

Let me be very clear: Salem is NOT a Gilded Age town. In reference to the new series from Julian Fellowes, Salem is the two Old Money sisters in the stuffy house, not the nouveau riche couple across the street in the bright and shiny Beaux-Arts building....
From: streets of salem on 29 Jan 2022

May the Fourth Be with Me

Last night, I decided that the time had come. I had waited long enough. As soon as the house was quiet and I could be certain that everyone was asleep, I put on my brand new maroon coat — I decided that maroon was going to be my colour — my...
From: The Romantic Ridiculous on 4 May 2021

February 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He intends to CONTINUE his PERFORMANCES a few Nights.” When Hymen Saunders, an illusionist, arrived in New York from Europe in the fall of 1770, he placed an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Feb 2021

December 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Exhibiting his Art of Dexterity of Hand.” As 1770 came to an end and 1771 began, William Patridge, an itinerant performer, took to the pages of the New-York Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Dec 2020

Les Aristocrates, Mangeurs de Peuple: On Zombies, Revolution, and Netflix’s La Révolution

By Tyson Leuchter We open with a portentous quotation from Napoléon: “History is a set of lies agreed upon” (Napoléon does not appear in this or any other episode and is never mentioned again). Cut to a snow-covered château,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 12 Nov 2020

November 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “New and astonishing performances in the dexterity of hand.” Eighteenth-century newspaper advertisements sometimes provide insight into the popular culture and entertainment...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Nov 2020

Hamilton and the Bibliographical Revolution in the Classroom

By Caitlin Kelly Over the past few years, I have developed an undergraduate seminar that explores the intersection of art and history in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton: An American Musical. (See assignment prompt here.) The seminar is a first-semester...
From: Age of Revolutions on 19 Aug 2020

Liberté, Equality, #ICantBreathe! Teaching the Age of Revolutions Using the NBA’s 2020 Summer Restart

By Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall The eighteenth century can seem remote to students interested in 21st-century issues. Especially in 2020, amidst the COVID pandemic and the explosion of #BlackLivesMatter protests following the murder of George Floyd, it...
From: Age of Revolutions on 17 Aug 2020

The (Failed) French Revolution against Medical Expertise and Foucault’s Philosophy of History

This piece is a part of our ongoing series, entitle “Rethinking the Revolutionary Canon.”  By Blake Smith Capitalist democracy has a problem with public health. The premises of political and economic liberalism, which organize society...
From: Age of Revolutions on 8 Jun 2020

Give Me Liberty or Give Me COVID-19: A History

By Robin Wright At the Washington state capitol in Olympia, a man wrapped in an American flag jacket held a home-made sign boldly proclaiming, “Give me liberty or give me COVID 19.” He joined thousands of protestors who came out to denounce...
From: Age of Revolutions on 27 Apr 2020

Revolutionary Secularization as Catholic Renewal

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 Joseph Harmon In the decades after the French Revolution,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 18 Nov 2019

October 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (October 10, 1769). “Will be READ, A Ballad OPERA.” Advertisements in colonial newspapers reveal aspects of popular culture in colonial America, everything...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Oct 2019

September 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (September 28, 1769). “Will be READ, THE BEGGARS OPERA.” The itinerant performer who staged a one-man rendition of The Beggar’s Opera in Providence...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Sep 2019

September 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (September 16, 1769). “Will be read, The BEGGAR’s OPERA.” Many advertisements in eighteenth-century newspapers encouraged colonists to participate...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Sep 2019

Economistes and the Reinvention of Empire: France in the Americas and Africa, c. 1750-18

By Pernille Røge When France’s old-regime colonial empire collapsed during the French and Haitian Revolutions, it brought to fruition what Jean-Antoine Riqueti de Mirabeau had predicted as governor of Guadeloupe in 1754. Mirabeau did not...
From: Age of Revolutions on 16 Sep 2019

The Balloon as a Symbol of the Republic

By Chanelle Reinhardt The “aerostat” (a lighter-than-air aircraft also known as a “balloon”) was a pivotal element of French material culture in times of revolution. It can be counted among the various objects that became...
From: Age of Revolutions on 9 Sep 2019

The Pope said Nope

Last night we went to see Six at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge; I bought the tickets, but my husband accompanied me willingly. I simply could not resist a musical about the six wives of Henry VIII and it did not disappoint in its...
From: streets of salem on 28 Aug 2019

Now I feel even worse for the Romanovs

I’ve had this dreadful summer chest cold over the last week or so; it’s taking forever to go away. I have tried to go about business as usual, but it persists, so on Monday I just laid in bed all day determined to vanquish it with as much...
From: streets of salem on 17 Jul 2019

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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.