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L’Ouverture High School: Race, Place, and Memory in Oklahoma

By Erica Johnson Edwards Growing up white in rural Oklahoma, I only had a few Black schoolmates, did not have any Black teachers, and did not learn about the Haitian Revolution. In fact, I only first learned about this world historical event during...
From: Age of Revolutions on 28 Sep 2020

On Remembrance and Resurrection: Commemorating Portsmouth’s (NH) African Burying Ground

“I am the resurrection and the life.” This passage from John 11.25 comes the Bible passage describing Lazarus’s miraculous rise from the death, as he addressed Martha, the sister of Lazarus. For Christians, this lesson is supposed to...
From: The Junto on 1 Jun 2015


  By Peggy O’Brien Martin Luther King, Jr.   I am writing today—on Martin Luther King’s real birthday—because his presence in the world and in my life had so much to do with why I became a teacher, and because the words that he left...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 15 Jan 2015

Another butler, his wife, and their son

Louis Gaines (David Oyelowo set upon by dogs during demonstration (2013 The Butler) Dear friends and readers, Mr Carson likes being a butler (Downton Abbey); in the poignant Merchant-Ivory movie, The Remains of the Day, Anthony Hopkins is a tragic butler;...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 23 Sep 2013

September 11, 2013

Dear friends and readers, Another, a twelfth September 11th, has come and passed since 2001; I have come to realize the destruction of the World Trade Center, with all the attendant deaths, and partial destruction of the Pentagon, with its maiming of...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 12 Sep 2013

Robin and Marion, 37 years later

Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass … Wordsworth, Immortality Ode A little over mid-way in Robin and Marion (dir. Robert Lester, script James Goldman, producer Denis O’Dell, original music John Barry, photographed...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 18 Aug 2013

Harvey Pekar & Joyce Brabner’s Our Cancer Year

Cover of graphic novel Dear friends and readers, As those people who read my Sylvia blog know, my husband, Jim (“the Admiral”), was diagnosed with esophageal cancer this past April 28th, and he and I have been coping ever since. He had major...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 3 Jul 2013

Maggie aka Margaret Thatcher: Ding Dong the Witch is Dead, but her legacy lives on

Listen and watch Tony Harrison’s filmed poem, V ‘My father still reads the dictionary every day./He says your life depends on your power to master words.’ — Arthur Scargill, Sunday Times, 10 January 1982 V stands for Victory,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 7 May 2013

Disability studies — Victorian literature

Adam (Hugh Dancy in key role): a movie about an autistic young man Dear friends and readers, On the large academic literary listserv, Victoria, there appeared a query where for a second time someone requested examples of “cripples” in a disquieting...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 3 May 2013

No: a piquant perspective on a serious political election

Pablo Larrain shooting his film Dear friends and readers, I write to recommend hurrying out to see Pablo Larain’s No, a film about a serious revolution from an unusual, perhaps shallow and cynical and disillusioned, or at least piquant perspective....
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 26 Mar 2013

The death of Steven Simpson

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From: Confessions of a Ci-Devant on 23 Mar 2013

Good night, children, and God bless.

On the outskirts of the town of Yekaterinburg in mid-Russia, there lies a field, filled with lilies. The lilies bloom in summer, near the anniversary of a terrible act that happened near this peaceful spot, nearly a century ago. In the summer, when the...
From: Confessions of a Ci-Devant on 15 Dec 2012

An Iconic Lincoln

Cecil Day Lewis as Lincoln Gentle reader, See it. Don’t miss. It’s riveting, suspenseful (we get to watch an election vote-by-vote — without computer, without Fox News — what more American?), gritty. People every once in a while...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 19 Nov 2012

Accurate electoral maps: our fair share

Dear friends and readers, You must allow me one more centrally political blog before I return to our “regularly scheduled programming:” cultural, literary, on art, opera (music), films. This year’s presidential election in the US has...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 10 Nov 2012

Women’s reproductive rights

St Perpetua of Carthage in window of church of Notre-Dame of Vierzon, France Dear friends and readers, A short follow up to my blog on John Riddle’s History of Contraception and Abortion in the West: I’ve had so many comments that I am moved...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 29 Sep 2012

Hot Coffee by Susan Saladoff

Dear friends and readers, This is to urge everyone who reads this blog to rent, buy, or go to see in theaters or watch on TV Susan Saladoff’s Hot Coffee. A friend on WWTTA told me about it last week: I just saw it and recommend it to everyone. It’s...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 7 Aug 2012

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:{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.