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The Fury of the Betrayed: What Attacks on Capitols in Montreal (1849) and Washington (2021) Tell Us About the Long History of Anti-Democratic Sentiment in North American Political Culture

Dan Horner On the night of April 25, 1849, a riled-up crowd of protesters showered Montreal’s parliament building with rocks, stormed through its front doors, and set the building—a repurposed public market in the city’s west-end—on...
From: Borealia on 13 Apr 2021

Sovereignty and the Haitian Revolution in Jean Casimir’s The Haitians: A Decolonial History

Reviewed by Julia Gaffield Casimir, Jean. The Haitians: A Decolonial History. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2020. 452 pp. Can we really say that the Haitian Revolution was a success? We’ve all heard the question....
From: Age of Revolutions on 29 Mar 2021

Debating (American) Democracy

Jerry Bannister Like everyone else this evening, I’m struggling to keep up with the news. What’s striking about the latest crisis in the United States is that, even at the very heart of American power, there remains so much confusion about...
From: Borealia on 7 Jan 2021

Book Raffle: Rosenfeld’s Democracy and Truth

Rosenfeld, Sophia, Democracy and Truth: A Short History. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019. In conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania Press and Sophia Rosenfeld, Age of Revolutions is proud to offer a revolutionary...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 Jun 2019

Democracy and Truth: An Interview with Sophia Rosenfeld

***This interview is part of our ‘Featured Books’ series.*** In Democracy and Truth: A Short History, Sophia Rosenfeld examines the way in which truth functions in democracies, providing historical context for the current crises in both truth...
From: Age of Revolutions on 10 Jun 2019

Why did Edmund Burke call the French Revolution a Democratic Revolution?

By Salih Emre Gercek Democracy’s fiercest opponents are responsible for its revival as a modern idea. In his Reflections on the Revolution in France,[1] in the autumn of 1790, Edmund Burke declared that the French Revolution was bringing democracy...
From: Age of Revolutions on 3 Jun 2019

The Gilets Jaunes Protest: A Grand Refusal in an Age of Commuter Democracy

By Andrew W.M. Smith “Everyone is looking for their own revolution,” Abel Mestre wrote in a recent Le Monde article surveying the profusion of historical references in the Gilets Jaunes protests. He quoted Phillipe Burrin analyzing Revolutionary...
From: Age of Revolutions on 13 Dec 2018

The Challenges of Writing a History of Nostalgia Set in the Age of Democratic Revolutions

This post is a part of our “Challenging Democratic Revolutions” series, which explores the ways in which democratic ideologies challenged Old Regimes and how revolutionaries challenged notions of democratic liberty. By Seth Cotlar...
From: Age of Revolutions on 10 Sep 2018

#WomenAlsoKnowDemocracy: Women, Print Culture, and Transatlantic Revolution in 1790s America

This post is a part of our “Challenging Democratic Revolutions” series, which explores the ways in which democratic ideologies challenged Old Regimes and how revolutionaries challenged notions of democratic liberty. By Michelle Orihel...
From: Age of Revolutions on 3 Sep 2018

The Invention of Representative Democracy

This post is a part of our “Challenging Democratic Revolutions” series, which explores the ways in which democratic ideologies challenged Old Regimes and how revolutionaries challenged notions of democratic liberty. By Katlyn Marie...
From: Age of Revolutions on 23 Jul 2018

Early Modern Political Thought and Twenty-First-Century Politics

I love Newcastle and the Lit&Phil, and this workshop on Early Modern Political Thought and Twenty-First-Century Politics was probably one of the most fun public history events I have yet participated in. Rachel Hammersley managed to get together a...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 2 Jun 2018

Afterlives of the Paris Commune

By J. Michelle Coghlan Edinburgh University Press published J. Michelle Coghlan’s Sensational Internationalism: The Paris Commune and the Remapping of American Memory in the Long Nineteenth Century this past October 2016. We asked...
From: Age of Revolutions on 30 Jan 2017

Emotions Come Up Trump

  ‘Donald Trump Billboard’ April 21, 2006. Photo by Thomas Hawk.While many are reeling at the election of Donald Trump to the US Presidency, it is important to pause and consider how this happened. How did a real estate tycoon, made famous...
From: Histories of Emotion on 19 Jan 2017

“The Mighty Waters of Democracy”: Thomas Chandler Haliburton on American Populism

Oana Godeanu-Kenworthy On Nov 8 2016 reality-show star and billionaire Donald Trump won by a landslide the presidency of the US. Despite the still-ongoing collective head-scratching over the exact causes of the victory, nobody contests that the unlikely...
From: Borealia on 9 Jan 2017

Up Close and Personal: Celebrity Politicians and Modern Democracy

Image: Image: William Hogarth, A Just View of the British Stage (Undated, c18, collection of the V&A).By Rebecca Tierney-Hynes, University of Waterloo The recent US election has made us all think about what it means to combine politics and celebrity,...
From: Histories of Emotion on 1 Dec 2016

How Markku Peltonen revisited England’s Revolution

Markku Peltonen at the SCEMS-HRI lecture. Photo (c) I.C. Hine.For our first visiting speaker of 2016–17, SCEMS was privileged to welcome Professor Markku Peltonen from the University of Helsinki, who (thanks to the generosity of the Humanities Research...
From: SCEMS on 17 Oct 2016

Podcasting Revolution: A Revolution in Audio?

By Bryan A. Banks In 1902, the Italian engineer and inventor, Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937) successfully broadcasted a radio signal across the Atlantic Ocean. Just over one hundred years later, podcasts would be invented, building off the advent...
From: Age of Revolutions on 3 Oct 2016

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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.