Monthly Archives: September 2011

Dissertation Travels and Archival Research

Historians are used to traveling for research. Most graduate students and professors of history head to archives and specialized research libraries to consult manuscripts, rare books, and printed documents. Although a some important document collections have been digitized, the vast … Continue reading

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The Antichrist in Politics

Historians and students of the Reformation are very familiar with the role of the Antichrist in religious reformers’ thinking and religious politics. Bob Scribner’s classic study, For the Sake of Simple Folk, analyzes Lutheran print propaganda, including imagery of the … Continue reading

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States of Early Modernity: Symposium at the Newberry

Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies A Symposium and Workshop on States of Early Modernity Registration deadline: Friday, September 30 Symposium: Friday, October 14, 2011, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Leaders: Crystal Bartolovich, Syracuse University Victoria Kahn, University of California, Berkeley … Continue reading

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Early Modern French Historian Wins MacArthur Fellowship

Jacob Soll, a historian of early modern French history, has won one of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowships. Soll works on information management and state development in early modern France.  He has published books on Publishing ‘The Prince’, about a French … Continue reading

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Libyan Women at War

Libyan women have been closely involved in the Libyan Civil War over the past six months. Many Libyan women have participated in the Civil War as combatants, logistical supporters, medical assistants, and family mangers. An article in the New York … Continue reading

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Devotion, Discipline, Reform Conference

September 15 – 17, 2011 Devotion, Discipline, Reform: Sources for the Study of Religion, 1450-1640 A Conference in Honor of Sister Ann Ida Gannon, BVM The Newberry Library, Chicago http://www.newberry.org/renaissance/conf-inst/devotion.html Printable flier: http://www.newberry.org/renaissance/conf-inst/DevotionConference.pdf Speakers include: Gregory R. Crane, Classics and … Continue reading

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Military Architecture Exhibition at the Newberry Library

The Newberry Library in Chicago is currently presenting an exhibition on “Ballistics and Politics: Military Architecture Books at the Newberry.” The exhibition includes fortifications treatises, city plans, siege views, and related maps and documents from the early modern period. Some … Continue reading

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