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Elizabethan Privateering and Cyberwar

An op-ed in the New York Times compares cyberwar to the privateering conflicts of the Elizabethan period. Jordan Chandler Hirsch and Sam Adelsberg, authors of the op-ed, argue that “In confronting today’s cyberbattles, the United States should...

Naming Wars

Historians often face difficulties in naming events, including wars. Although many people assume that events simply occur, historians are acutely aware that “events” are socially and culturally constructed. Historians have to grapple with...

Knife Attack on French Soldier

A young man assaulted a French soldier with a knife today that may have been partially patterned on the recent attack on a British soldier in Woolwich. The soldier survived the attack and his attacker has been arrested. Witnesses alleged that the assailant...

Anti-Muslim Attacks in the United Kingdom

Last week, two Islamist militants brutally murdered a British soldier, Drummer Lee Rigby, in Woolwich, running over him with a car and then stabbing and hacking him to death. The shocking murder has prompted outrage in the United Kingdom and beyond. The...

WWII Soldier who Inspired the Dirty Dozen

Jake McNiece, a sergeant in the U.S. 101st Airborne Division during the Second World War, died this year at the age of 93.  McNiece led a squad of paratroops who became known as the “Filthy Thirteen,” which became the model for the war film...

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...

Santa Muerte and Violence in Mexico

The Vatican has launched a campaign to eradicate the cult of “Santa Muerte” (Saint Death) from Mexican Catholicism. Vatican officials have “condemned Saint Death as an ‘infernal’ and ‘blasphemous’ figure worshiped...

Buddhists and Religious Violence in Myanmar

Buddhist monks have been involved in several waves of anti-Muslim violence in Myanmar, and certain Buddhist leaders are accused of motivating and orchestrating recent attacks. “In the Western stereotype, Buddhists are meditating pacifists who strive...

Continuing Sectarian Violence in Iraq

Sectarian violence continues in Iraq between Sunni and Shia militants. Amid a series of bombings and attacks there are some signs of connections between sectarian violence in Syria and neighboring Iraq. Sectarian violence became pervasive in Baghdad...

Salafis and Religious Activism in Egypt

Salafis are increasingly active in Egyptian politics and society. The ongoing Egyptian Revolution has opened political space for many previously suppressed and marginalized groups to engage in religious and political activism. Although the label Arab...

Of Cannibalism and Civil Warfare

A newly released video allegedly shows a Syrian rebel commander mutilating a dead soldier’s body, removing internal organs, and biting into them. This shocking video reveals the horrors of sectarian violence and civil warfare in Syria, where atrocities...

Political Violence in Italy

A Calabrian man attempted to shoot Italian politicians being sworn into office in Rome today. The gunman failed to reach politicians, but wounded several police officers before being apprehended. Italy has a long history of political turmoil related...

Early Modern Atlantic World: Slavery, Race, Governance

The Center for African American History at Northwestern University held a conference this weekend on “The Early Modern Atlantic World: Slavery, Race, Governance.” I was able to attend two sessions of the conference and heard some fascinating...

Blogs about War and Society

It is sometimes difficult to find an audience for academic blogs and internet resources amid the vast blogosphere. I am pleased to find that this blog has been featured in an article on blogs that deal with war and society issues. Mark Grimsley, Professor...

Rape in the Syrian Civil War

Sexual assault often accompanies military conflict. In many wars, some soldiers use their armed power to inflict sexual violence on prisoners and civilians. Sexual violence can at times become systematic, targeting specific groups of combatants or civilians...

The Danger of Pre-emptive Strikes

With tensions already running high on the Korean peninsula, many American policy-makers and advisers are talking tough. Now historian Jeremi Suri has weighed in, arguing in an op-ed in the New York Times that “the Korean crisis has now become a...

Inside the Syrian Civil War

The Syrian Civil War continues to rage. Approximately 70,000 Syrians have already been killed and an estimated 4 million Syrians have fled their homes as refugees. PBS’s Frontline recently aired a gripping documentary on “Syria Behind the...

Age of Christian Martyrs Questioned

New research challenges the idea of an Age of Christian Martyrs during the early centuries of Christian expansion in the Mediterranean world. Candida Moss, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of Notre Dame explains: “For...

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....

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.