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Nelson’s trilogy The Gabriels morphs into Karam’s 2 hour The Humans

A photograph from a New York City production Friends, This is my second blog honoring or remembering what Martin Luther King told us: it is because the values and norms King stood for, the kinds of laws and social and racial and economic programs he would...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 16 Jan 2018

Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina: a story of sex, marriage, & some local politics

Nicola Paget as Anna Karenina in the snow when she is still falling in love with Vronsky (1977 BBC AK) Friends and readers, Two summers ago our Trollope and his Contemporaries listserv on Yahoo ( began nearly 6 months...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 8 Jan 2018

Alone Yet Not Alone. Period Movie.

The clothing for the Indians is woefully inaccurate, but if you can ignore this the movie is worth watching.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 Dec 2017

Christmas and the seasons in the Poldark worlds

The family gathering (2015 Poldark, episode 4) Friends and readers, Not such a small but a short note for those engaged by Winston Graham’s Poldark novels. I’ve been rereading these again, and have confirmed an old memory that while Christmas...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 21 Dec 2017

Dream Material

Dear friends and readers, My last was about this past year’s life in reading; this is about this year’s life in and through films and stage-plays, except I doubt I can remember all the films I saw this year. I watch late at night and into...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 16 Dec 2017

Light into Dark: this year’s life of reading and watching ….

[A draft: which I will come back to in order to add comments to some of the books & pictures) Friends, I sometimes think that nothing I write anymore comes from an singular me, but it’s all somehow coming out of shared experiences, sometimes...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 8 Dec 2017

Shakespeare for Freedom: Why the Plays Matter

Kiernan Ryan and Ewan Fernie in  conversation. We are happy to share CUP’s recording of Ewan Fernie’s and Kiernan Ryan’s conversation on Shakespeare for Freedom. CUP states that: Shakespeare for Freedom presents a powerful,...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 27 Nov 2017

HD Met Operas: The Exterminating Angel and Norma

Sondra Radvanovsky as Norma (Vincenzo Bellini, 1831) Ensemble scene from Exterminating Angel (Thomas Ades, Tom Cairns, 2016, from Bunuel’s 1962 film) Friends and readers, Along with blogging less, I’ve been going to the opera less this year....
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 20 Nov 2017

Gunpowder, The Movie.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 19 Nov 2017

Connecting my Courses

This is that time in the semester when I am inevitably behind in my course content, racing towards the end of classes in early December: in one course I’m only in thirteenth century when I should be in the fourteenth; in another I’m in the...
From: streets of salem on 16 Nov 2017

Outlander: from books to mini-series: the 2nd and 3rd season

Dear friends and readers, I am just now listening to Davina Porter read aloud dramatically (with nuance and appropriate tones) an unabridged text of Diana Gabaldon’s Dragonfly in Amber and engaged in rewatching Season 1 of the mini-series (every...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 12 Nov 2017

Petra Biondina Volpe’s The Divine Order: a needed reminder

Nora (Marie Leuenberger) Dear friends and readers, I saw this delightful serious film about two weeks ago in my local film club at the Cinema Art (Fairfax, a sort of art movie-house), and have been waiting for it to appear either in this theater (which...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 5 Nov 2017

The Face of Jeanne

By Xanthe Ashburner, The University of Queensland, and John Edmond, Queensland Film Festival Treatments of religious ecstasy in visual media (sculpture, painting, film) frequently – and perhaps paradoxically – rely for their power upon representations...
From: Histories of Emotion on 27 Oct 2017

Outlander, the second season, a differently framed Dragonfly in Amber

[Blog in Progess!!, come back for the 2nd and last 3rd tomorrow night] Claire grieving over her stillborn child, POV Mother superior (Caitrionia Balfe, Frances de la Tour, Episode 7, Faith) Dear friends and readers, It’s been eight months since...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 20 Oct 2017

Coriolanus (RSC/Live from Stratford) @ The Royal Shakespeare Theatre/Nottingham Broadway

Much was made in the pre-show paratexts for the RSC’s live broadcast of Coriolanus of the play’s contemporaneity, and at the same time the general nature of that contemporaneity. Coriolanus, as Haydn Gwynne suggested, is a play that always...
From: The Bardathon on 12 Oct 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

3 Poldark 8 & 9: like a song; previously individual dramatized scenes ….

She will have a headstone (Ross and Demelza, Aidan Turner, Elinor Tomlinson, Poldark 2017, Episode 8) Warleggan harassing, destroying Drake’s business (Sam telling Ross, David Delve, Robin Ellis, Poldark 1977, Episode 8) Dear friends and readers,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 14 Sep 2017

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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:{search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

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.