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Of “Discrete Forces” and “Spontaneous Distillations”: Reconsidering Some More General Aspects of Benedict Anderson’s Historical Imagination

This piece is a part of our ongoing series, entitled “Rethinking the Revolutionary Canon.”  By Dean Kostantaras  For many scholars, any reference to a “canon” of nationalist studies quickly brings to mind several publications from the...
From: Age of Revolutions on 16 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...

Sir Tremendous Longinus and the Ridiculum

It just sounds so rude! Sir Tremendous Longinus: somehow priapic and vaginal at the same time. It is also by far the funniest thing about the Pope, Arbuthnot, and Gay’s play Three Hours After Marriage in which Sir Trem appears as ‘the greatest critick...
From: The Romantic Ridiculous on 21 Jul 2021

Half Time Oranges

I realised this morning that I’ve finished the first year of my two years of AHRC-funded research on ‘The Romantic Ridiculous’ project! I’m about to go on the holiday we booked last January for Easter 2020 then rebooked for Easter 2021 as ‘it...
From: The Romantic Ridiculous on 29 May 2021

Word and Image in Print and Digital Archives

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library will be offering a research methods workshop on Word and Image in Print and Digital Archives this Fall on Friday 15 October 2021. Graduate students in History and the Humanities at Northern...

The beloved zoo pet ‘Jumbo the Elephant’: Animal History as History from Below

Our latest Postgraduate and Early Career Takeover post is by Daniel Phillips. Daniel is a College of Humanities funded doctoral researcher at the University of Exeter whose work focuses on the London Zoological Society and the British Empire, 1847-1903. Find...
From: the many-headed monster on 23 Mar 2021

Pierre Bayle and the QAnon “Skeptics”

Print made by James Gillray, 1757–1815, British, Published by Hannah Humphrey, ca. 1745–1818, British, The Theatrical Bubble: Being a New Specimen of the Astonishing Powers of the Great Politico-Punchinello, in the art of Dramatic Puffing,...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 7 Feb 2021

Beneath the Hardened Lava: Images of Nature and Revolutionary Violence in Germaine de Staël’s “Épître au malheur”

This post is a part of the 2020 Selected Papers of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, which were edited and compiled by members of the CRE’s board alongside editors at Age of Revolutions. By Luiza Duarte Caetano Since the semantic break...
From: Age of Revolutions on 20 Jan 2021

Séminaire : « URBAN EXILE Online Panel Series 10.12.2020/ 14.01/ 21.01.2021 »

How can exile and migration be examined under a glocal, urbanistic perspective? The public panel series “Urban Exile” enriches the theory and methodology of research on exile, cities and modernities. The three sessions are organized by the...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 6 Dec 2020

Decolonising and Black British History: a teaching resource

Laura Sangha If you are thinking about decolonising your history module this year, this seminar plan [pdf] might be of use to you. It’s based around ‘Black Lives in Early Modern England’, but with minor tweaking of the reading and...
From: the many-headed monster on 21 Sep 2020

Considering Civil Wars

Civil wars fracture political systems and rend societies, often leaving deep scars and traumatic memories that haunt generations. Yet civil wars often continue to be understood primarily through the lens of national historiographies that focus on nation-states...

Teaching Microhistory: small things, big questions and a global pandemic

Brodie Waddell Over ten weeks in April, May and June this year, as a pandemic raged across the world and most of us found ourselves confined mostly to our homes, I taught one of my favourite modules. It’s called ‘To See the World in a Grain...
From: the many-headed monster on 20 Jul 2020

Books as Open Online Content: Paper Trails

Laura Sangha This year I joined the editorial board of a BOOC for UCL press titled Paper Trails, and if you are an academic, librarian, curator, collections manager, archivist, or educator, we want to work with you. That might need some explanation: a...
From: the many-headed monster on 19 Nov 2019

Mudlarking on the Thames, Part 2: What can we do with Fragments and Waste?

In Rubbish Theory, Michael Thompson argues that there are three kinds of value categories: ‘transient’ or ‘here today, gone tomorrow’; ‘durable’ or ‘a joy forever’; and rubbish. Things can move between categories,...
From: Middling Culture on 16 Oct 2019

Book Raffle: Lawson’s Anatomies of Revolution

George Lawson, Anatomies of Revolution (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019).  In conjunction with the George Lawson and Cambridge University Press, Age of Revolutions is proud to offer a revolutionary raffle of Anatomies of...
From: Age of Revolutions on 28 Aug 2019

The New – Old – Age of Revolutions

By George Lawson What does it mean to talk about an ‘age of revolutions’? Once upon a time, the term was straightforward. For R. R. Palmer, it referred to a series of uprisings within Western civilization by Western liberals on Western aristocrats...
From: Age of Revolutions on 26 Aug 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS: 13th International Margaret Cavendish Society Conference

The Thirteenth International Margaret Cavendish Society Conference 6-9 June 2019, Trondheim, NorwayHOST: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)THEME: Natures, Pictures: Cavendish and Early Modern Science, Technology, and CreativityThe society...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 6 Jun 2019

Madras and the Poetics of Sartorial Resistance in Caribbean Literature

“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 20 May 2019

Against the Long Eighteenth Century

Brodie Waddell The idea of a ‘long eighteenth century’ in British history has only been around for a few decades, but it has proved powerful. It is regularly used in teaching and in research publications. It even has a popular seminar at the...
From: the many-headed monster on 7 May 2019

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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.