Monthly Archives: January 2013

Gun Makers Appeal to Children

Gun makers in the United States regularly appeal to American children through advertising campaigns and promotions. An article by Jordan Weissmann in the Atlantic discusses the importance of gun purchases by hunters in the United States. Weissmann points out that … Continue reading

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Medici Archive Project Online Paleography Course 2013

MAP Online Paleography Course 2013 For the fourth consecutive year, the Medici Archive Project will offer a 12-week Online Paleography Course. The course is designed to furnish participants with basic skills for reading historical manuscript materials from the late 15th- … Continue reading

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Seminar on Paleography and Archival Studies

Seminar on Paleography and Archival Studies For the third consecutive year, the Medici Archive Project will be offering a two-week intensive seminar on archival research especially intended for advanced graduate students in Renaissance and early modern studies. This seminar will … Continue reading

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Space and Piety in the Mediterranean

CFP: CONFRATERNITIES, GUILDS/FUTUWWA, AND BROTHERHOODS/TARIQAHS: SPACE AND PIETY IN THE IRANO-MEDITERRANEAN FRONTIER ZONE Colin Mitchell and Megan Armstrong are seeking papers for a special interdisciplinary mini-conference on popular religious communities of the post-medieval Irano-Mediterranean frontier. It will take place at … Continue reading

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College Students’ Desired Fields of Study

Each fall, as a new class of freshmen head off to colleges and universities, incoming students are surveyed to find out information on their backgrounds and aims. Educational research organizations conduct these surveys and attempt to maintain the same questions … Continue reading

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Obama’s Strategic Vision

U.S. President Obama has articulated a strategic vision that focuses on war’s terrible costs, but argues that engaging in warfare is sometimes necessary, according to Bob Woodward. The President seems to share this view of strategy with Chuck Hagel, nominee … Continue reading

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French and Malian Forces take Gao

French and Malian military forces have retaken the city of Gao. Le Monde reports that on the French government’s statements on the taking of Gao. The combined French and Malian government forces are now reportedly advancing into Timbuktu, which has … Continue reading

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