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When They See Us: a four part demonstration of what the US criminal (it is criminal) injustice system is

After long grueling hours of separate interrogation, the boys are put together & meet for the first time Friends and readers, Ava DuVernay has made another movie you must not miss — her others are Selma and 13th. Many people will know about...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 8 Jun 2019

Anthony Trollope’s Can You Forgive Her?: Making his or her way …

Caroline Mortimer as Alice Vavasour reading the morning after her and Lady Glen’s night in the priory at Matching … (1974 BBC Pallisers) Alice brooding just before she accepts John Grey (from original illustrations to the novel by Miss E...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 12 May 2019

August Wilson’s American Century Cycle

August Wilson writing Friends and readers, Over the course of the last nine to ten weeks I’ve read 8 out of the 10 plays August Wilson wrote in an endeavor to realize through poetic and realistic enough drama on the stage the African-American experience...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 5 May 2019

Poldark at the Smithsonian

First editions — 1945 and 1946 bookjacket cover illustrations Friends and readers, Last night I was one in a sold-out auditorium in the Smithsonian Ripley Center come to listen to Julie Anne Taddeo speak interestingly and entertainingly on the “World...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 26 Apr 2019

An essay on teaching retired adults in Oscher Institutes of Lifelong Learning

Typical catalogue Dear friends and readers, Anyone who reads this or my other blogs regularly know for the past five to six years now I have been working as a volunteer teacher in two local Oscher Institutes of Lifelong Learning. Each spring and fall,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 14 Apr 2019

The African-American History & Culture Museum: an experience that can alter the way you think about US history & culture

Tape Recorder used by Malcolm X. Wollensak Stereo-tape magnetic recorder, Model T-1515 Revolution is not a one-time event — Audre Lorde Friends and readers, People, if you’re in any doubt, go. It’s not only worth it, it is not as upsetting...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 10 Mar 2019

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) Friends, The OLLI at Mason winter term has started, and I’ve had two remarkable classes in two days. For tonight I can offer to you, a two hour plus movie on the art and life of Dorothea Lange, made by PBS, with funds...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 24 Jan 2019

The Philadelphia Jewess

Fourteen young Tory ladies were selected by Major John André as the “foremost in youth, beauty and fashion” in Philadelphia to participate in the Meschianza in May of 1778, a tribute to retiring General William Howe. Among them was...
From: In the Words of Women on 15 Dec 2018

On MetroStage: Athol Fugard’s The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek

Again Mabuza and Bokkie in a soft version of the orange-red light of the play’s first act I want to make rock flowers … They have eyes, but they do not see us. – Nukain Mabuza Friends, This is to urge all those within reaching distance...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 25 Sep 2018

10 books that influenced him in his life? Wind in the Willows to Proust

John Malkovich as the Le Baron du Charlus and Vincent Perez as Morel (Time Regained,1999) Friends and readers, For the last day I thought I would tell of Jim’s books, his favorites and those (insofar as I can tell) that influenced him as a boy,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 23 Jul 2018

The Delayed Response

Friends, Carrying on the topic of Internet experiences, specifically worlds of words and digital images, I report on a talk I heard at the Library of Congress at a meeting of the Washington Area Print Group (members of Sharp, a book history society),...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 17 Apr 2018

The Recap Genre or Commentary without Pity

Gentle reader, I am sure you are aware there is such a thing as an Internet Style. If you know this, I am even surer you have gone beyond the kind of academic or plain-talking, writing style I fancy I practice here (rather than the mandarin demanded by...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 30 Mar 2018

Moving days

Dear friends, It’s not quite been like a UHaul, but it has taken a couple of weeks since I needed instruction and help and the actual transition was done by a remarkably generous digital expert at groups.io. I have been busy this last few days moving...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 1 Mar 2018

Anna Karenina at the movies: wild inward romance (1997); or contemporary marital discontents (1985)

Sophie Marceau as Anna, typical odd angle, very close up shot (1997 written, directed, produced by Bernard Rose) Jacqueline Bisset as as a passive Anna submitting to Christopher Reeve as a conventional cad Vronsky (1985, script James Goldman, directed...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 13 Feb 2018

The Churchill movies: two against type

Albert Finney as Churchill (Jim Broadbent as Desmond Morton, The Gathering Storm) Michael Gambon as Churchill (Churchill’s Secret) Friends, Another rather shorter blog where I depart from our usual fare, this time in content. Since this summer,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 7 Feb 2018

Trollope as post office man: two cheers for epistolary liberty

Anthony Trollope in old age, photograph by Julia Cameron Friends, An interlude. I interrupt our regularly scheduled programming about books, movies, cultural events. I promise not to go on for too long … I’ve written about Trollope as a semi-epistolary...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 4 Feb 2018

Anna Karenina at the movies, Garbo & Rathbone (1935) to Leigh & Richardson (1948)

Friends, Out of eighteen film adaptations, I watched five, attempted a sixth, and read good essays on yet three more. None of my choices were Russian. The finest, in my view is the longest, not written about anywhere, the 1977-78 BBC Anna Karenina, scripted...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 23 Jan 2018

Trollope’s Christmas stories

John Millais, “Christmas Story-Telling,” “Christmas Supplement,” London News, 20 December 1862 In his Autobiography Trollope put himself firmly on record as resisting not just the commercialization of Christmas, but the way a cultural...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 29 Dec 2017

Net Neutrality fight

Friends, Do you enjoy communicating with me; I do with you. We only have 10 days to fight the FCC & the repeal of #NetNeutrality! Thanks to John Oliver there’s a SUPER easy way to do this If net neutrality goes away, our Internet bills go up...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 9 Dec 2017

Lucky — because alone, seeing death is clearly, he has the courage to remain alive

Harry Dean Stanton is himself, living utterly independently there Friends and readers, Companionship. What I miss most of all is my husband’s companionship. This past Sunday was another “session” of the Film Club held at the Cinema Art...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 29 Sep 2017

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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.