Monthly Archives: December 2012

Notre Dame de Paris Celebrates 850th Anniversary

Église Notre Dame de Paris kicked off its 850th Anniversary celebration recently with a mass and procession. This is the first part of a year-long jubilee celebration of the construction of the church, which was begun in 1163 and continued … Continue reading

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Reexamining the Thirty Years’ War

Professor Hervé Drévillon is presenting a public lecture in the series, Les Rendez-vous de l’Histoire : Faire campagne, de l’Antiquité à nos jours, sponsored by the École Militaire in Paris. Drévillon is the latest in a wave of historians to … Continue reading

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Women as Academic Authors

Female professors are increasingly active in academic research at American universities. In some disciplines, women are approaching parity with male counterparts, but in many others a gender gap remains. A new article in the Chronicle of Higher Education reports on … Continue reading

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History of Violence Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Center for the History of Violence at the University of Newcastle in Australia is offering a postdoctoral fellowship in the History of Violence. For a description of the position and application procedures see the posting on H-Net.     … Continue reading

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Women and War

Warfare is often assumed to be a purely masculine sphere of human activity. This gendered conception is a myth. Women have historically been participants in diverse aspects of warfare: recruitment, training, mobilization, strategic formulation, military intelligence, war finance, logistical services, … Continue reading

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Interview with Hervé Drévillon

Historian Hervé Drévillon has launched a new Institut des Études sur la Guerre et la Paix (Institute for the Study of War and Peace) at Université de Paris I. Research centers and institutes at major universities are engines for original research … Continue reading

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Reenactment of Austerlitz

Austerlitz has been fought once again. The anniversary of the battle of Austerlitz was 2 December and historical reenactors once again took to the battlefield to commemorate one of the most celebrated victories of Napoleon. Emperor Napoleon’s Grand Armée fought … Continue reading

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