Monthly Archives: December 2011

Grenade Attack in Liège and Shooting in Firenze

A young Belgian man attacked a crowd in the city of Liège today, firing shots and throwing multiple grenades at people in the central square in downtown Liège. Several people were killed and scores injured in this attack before the … Continue reading

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Commemorating the American Civil War in Illinois

The 150th anniversary of the American Civil War is being commemorated across the United States. The Illinois Civil War Sesquicentennial Website has been created to provide information on events commemorating the American Civil War in Illinois, as well as resources … Continue reading

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Postdoc in Religious Studies

CUNY Graduate Center has announced a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Religious Studies, with an interest in the history of religious violence. According to the description: “The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, the Ph.D-granting institution of CUNY, announces … Continue reading

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A Growing Francophonie

Francophonie is apparently growing rapidly. Demographic studies of French-speaking populations suggest that French language use is increasing worldwide.  Francophonie is normally defined as the group of nations that have adopted French as an official language—including France, Switzerland, Belgium, Canada, Haiti, … Continue reading

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Autolib’ in Paris

Autolib’ is arriving in Paris! Following the success of the Vélib’ bicycle renting service, Paris is installing car rental stations across the city. Paris continues to reinvent itself and to redefine urban modernity. The Autolib’ system will use electric cars … Continue reading

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Manuscript Studies and Multispectral Imaging

Manuscript studies are going hi-tech. Historical researchers working on manuscripts from the ancient, medieval, and early modern periods can now utilize sophisticated imaging instruments to reveal traces of ink and other materials that have faded and are no longer legible. … Continue reading

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Creating Communities through Coercion

I will be chairing a session on “Creating Communities through Coercion in Seventeenth-Century France” at the American Historical Association (AHA) in Chicago in early January 2012. AHA Session 183 Saturday, January 7, 2012: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM Iowa Room (Chicago Marriott … Continue reading

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