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Lael Weinberger review of Samuel Moyn’s Humane

I am pleased to see that Lael Weinberger has published a review of Samuel Moyn’s Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War (2021)! From Hell to Humanity, and American Attitudes Toward War: A Review of Samuel Moyn’s Humane...

Research Position in War Studies

King’s College London is offering a position as Research Associate in the Department of War Studies. The short description of the position reads: “The post holder will work alongside the Research and Knowledge Transfer Manager of the Centre...

On the Business of War

The business of war is unfortunately all too present in today’s world, yet the activities of weapons researchers and developers, arms manufacturers, military contractors, military gear designers, military trade shows, gun dealers, military suppliers,...

“Time for Another Kent State”? Politician Targets Campuses for Violence

Politicians are targeting university campuses for repressive violence. In 2017, Dan Adamini (Republican), Secretary of the Marquette County Republican Party, advocated using firearms to stop protests on university campuses, such as the recent one at the...

On Firearms Control In Australia By Robert Borsak.

Robert Borsak 20 hrs Today I was asked by Fox News in London to comment on whether or not Australia's firearms laws work to stop crime in light of the decision by President Obama to reform American gun laws. Our advocacy is being internationally...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 6 Jan 2016

When Robots Can Kill

Robotic technology is advancing rapidly, raising questions about decision-making processes in shooting to kill. Although robotics have many applications, much of the research on robots is funded by military services and defense contractors. This raises...

Debate Over Guns on College Campuses

A growing area of the gun control debate concerns the presence of guns on college campuses. Many colleges and universities have long had bans on the possession of guns on their campuses, but pro-gun political action groups would like to change that. Pro-gun...

Archives and Gun Tracking

Historians use archives extensively in their research and are increasingly using digitized archives and other digital humanities project. It is surprising, then, to discover that the United States government is still using low-tech archival methods to...

Why Professors Shouldn’t be Armed

Lucinda Roy, a Virginia Tech professor who met with Seung-Hui Cho prior to his shooting rampage in 2007, argues that university professors should not be armed. Roy asserts that “College professors and K-12 teachers are not law enforcement officers....

Domestic Violence and Gun Rights

Gun rights advocates are challenging the legal protections granted to victims of domestic violence. Women who have been physically abused and threatened often seek protective orders (restraining orders) from city and county courts. In some states, those...

Drones and Changing Conceptions of Airspace

Drones have already significantly transformed the conduct of military operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and other areas. Now, drones are beginning to change conceptions of airspace. Yesterday (4 March 2013), an Alitalia pilot on approach to New York’s...

Sherman Prize for Undergraduates

2013 Edwin H. Sherman Family Prize for Undergraduate Scholarship in Force and Diplomacy Temple University’s Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy ( is delighted once again to solicit submissions for its annual Edwin...

Gun Makers Appeal to Children

Gun makers in the United States regularly appeal to American children through advertising campaigns and promotions. An article by Jordan Weissmann in the Atlantic discusses the importance of gun purchases by hunters in the United States. Weissmann points...

French Way of War

The French intervention in Mali against Islamist militant groups has drawn worldwide attention to French military forces and their capabilities. French politicians seem concerned to maintain an independent foreign policy that is distinct from NATO and...

Newtown Massacre Viewed From Europe

A month after the Newtown massacre, people around the world are remembering the victims and attempting to understand the mass killing. Having recently returned from a research trip to Europe, I thought that an examination of European perceptions of the...

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.