Monthly Archives: January 2013

French Way of War

The French intervention in Mali against Islamist militant groups has drawn worldwide attention to French military forces and their capabilities. French politicians seem concerned to maintain an independent foreign policy that is distinct from NATO and European Union international politics. … Continue reading

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Medici Archive Project Fellowships

The Medici Granducal Archive (Mediceo del Principato), comprising over four-million letters dating between 1537-1743, provides the most complete record of any princely regime in early modern Italy as well as an extraordinarily rich historical reservoir of European history. This collection … Continue reading

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Newtown Massacre Viewed From Europe

A month after the Newtown massacre, people around the world are remembering the victims and attempting to understand the mass killing. Having recently returned from a research trip to Europe, I thought that an examination of European perceptions of the … Continue reading

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French Air Power in Mali

The French military intervention in Mali is only a few days old, but already French air power is having an impact. According to the French Defense Minister, Rafale and Mirage fighter-bombers have flown a number of sorties over Mali, bombing … Continue reading

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Early Modern Jewish Studies Fellowship

The Medici Archive Project in Florence, Italy, is offering a postdoctoral fellowship in early modern Jewish studies. The position description reads: “The letters in the Medici Granducal Archive (Mediceo del Principato) constitute an impressive historical reservoir of Jewish history. The … Continue reading

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Job Opportunity in Northern Illinois: Historian at Rock Island

The United States Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island, Illinois, is currently searching for a full-time Historian (a civilian position). Here is a link to the job description: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/334842700 Senior History majors, recent graduates, and Master’s students at Northern Illinois … Continue reading

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World War II Exhibit and Viewer Identification

A new exhibit is opening at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans this weekend, featuring a more direct approach to reach its museum audience. The new wing attempts to engage museum visitors by prompting viewer identification with … Continue reading

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