Front and back covers and pages from The Magazine of Magazines bound collection. In 1751, Limerick printer Andrew Welsh began printing an edition of the London based The Magazine of Magazines. Welsh, having learnt his trade from his father in Cork, began printing the Magazine, based in a building called ‘The Exchange’ on Nicholas Street, Englishtown, near the cathedral in Limerick. The Limerick publication started life as a direct, almost page for page, reprint of the London edition, printed by William Owen. The publication was a major undertaking for Welsh in Limerick. Welsh claims to have bought an entirely new set of type dedicated to printing the magazine, and the Limerick edition (like many other Irish re-prints of English works) is of better quality than its London counterpart. The Limerick edition was not simply aimed at the immediate urban public; there are three named retailers in Cork as well as one in Dublin. The Magazine, which was published for the best part of two decades, from 1751 to 1769, is a miscellany comprising of extracts from numerous eighteenth century periodicals and journals and covers subjects as diverse as Science, Philosophy, Medicine, Meteorology, Religion, Mythology and Literature to name but a few. It was the first periodical publication to feature Thomas Gray’s famous Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard...
Approved for public release, distribution unlimited; During the period of 20-25 October 2008, a training research exercise (TREX)
was conducted to integrate operational concepts and training techniques from different
commands. The collaborative teamwork demonstrated in the highly asymmetric threat
exercise scenario was recorded in Microsoft internet relay chat logs across fifteen
different chat rooms. The goal of this thesis was to use chat room recorded data from the
Air Operations Center to evaluate a measurement model of macrocognition developed
under the Collaboration and Knowledge Integration program, sponsored by the Office of
Naval Research. The model focuses on team member’s cognitive processes used during
collaboration with the goal of trying to understand how individuals collaborate to build
new knowledge and accomplish their tasks. Effective chat communications may expedite
the process of moving the team towards achieving their ultimate goal which was to
produce optimum combat effectiveness in a timely manner. Thesis results will be
provided to the Office of Naval Research to help improve collaboration among teams
while operating in stressful and dynamic environments.; Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy; Lieutenant...
There were two, not one, amnesty laws passed in relation to the 6 October 1976 massacre at Thammasat University and coup in Thailand. The first amnesty law, passed on 24 December 1976, legalized the coup and prevented those who created the conditions for the coup and seized power on the evening of 6 October from being held to account. The second amnesty law, passed on 16 September 1978, freed eighteen student activists still undergoing criminal prosecution and dismissed the charges against them. Although neither amnesty mentioned the massacre, the urgency of producing and then safeguarding impunity for the state and para-state actors behind the violence at Thammasat was the absent presence in both laws. Combining a close reading of both laws with examination of archival documents about the drafting of the first amnesty law and court and other records related to the second, this article uncovers the hidden transcripts of both amnesty laws as a point of departure for examining questions about impunity, law, and history. First, what are the legal mechanics through which violent actors escape accountability? Second, what are the legal and political functions of amnesty when no crime has been committed? Third and finally, might accountability for past violence be possible...