Monthly Archives: April 2013

Blogs about War and Society

It is sometimes difficult to find an audience for academic blogs and internet resources amid the vast blogosphere. I am pleased to find that this blog has been featured in an article on blogs that deal with war and society … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Humanities, Gender and Warfare, History of Violence, Humanities Education, Information Management, War, Culture, and Society, Warfare in the Early Modern World, Women and Gender History | Leave a comment

Rape in the Syrian Civil War

Sexual assault often accompanies military conflict. In many wars, some soldiers use their armed power to inflict sexual violence on prisoners and civilians. Sexual violence can at times become systematic, targeting specific groups of combatants or civilians to intimidate and … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Conflict, Civilians and Refugees in War, Gender and Warfare, History of Violence, Human Rights, War, Culture, and Society, Women and Gender History | Leave a comment

The Danger of Pre-emptive Strikes

With tensions already running high on the Korean peninsula, many American policy-makers and advisers are talking tough. Now historian Jeremi Suri has weighed in, arguing in an op-ed in the New York Times that “the Korean crisis has now become … Continue reading

Posted in Early Modern Europe, Empires and Imperialism, European History, European Wars of Religion, French History, French Wars of Religion, History of Violence, Human Rights, Laws of War, Political Culture, Strategy and International Politics, War, Culture, and Society, Warfare in the Early Modern World | 1 Comment

Pseudo-Academia

An alternate universe of Pseudo-Academia has appeared and it is rapidly growing. Many researchers and authors, including myself, are excited about the possibilities of open access publishing. Open access models have the potential to increase accessibility to new research, to … Continue reading

Posted in Academic Freedom, Academic Publishing, Current Research, Digital Humanities, Education Policy, Humanities Education, Information Management | Leave a comment

Mapping the Mediterranean Conference

Call for Papers – “Mapping the Mediterranean: Space, Memory, and the Long Road to Modernity” – 11-12 October 2013. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Proposals for papers are being accepted for: “Mapping the Mediterranean: Space, Memory, and the Long Road … Continue reading

Posted in Conferences, Early Modern Europe, Early Modern World, Graduate Work in History, Mediterranean World, Museums and Historical Memory | Leave a comment

Medici Archive Project Archival Studies Seminar

The Medici Archive Project – Seminar on Paleography and Archival Studies 2013 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 … Continue reading

Posted in Archival Research, Digital Humanities, Early Modern Europe, Early Modern World, European History, Graduate Work in History, Grants and Fellowships, Humanities Education, Italian History | Leave a comment

Inside the Syrian Civil War

The Syrian Civil War continues to rage. Approximately 70,000 Syrians have already been killed and an estimated 4 million Syrians have fled their homes as refugees. PBS’s Frontline recently aired a gripping documentary on “Syria Behind the Lines.” The documentary … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Conflict, Civilians and Refugees in War, Gender and Warfare, History of Violence, Religious Violence, Revolts and Revolutions, War in Film, War, Culture, and Society | Leave a comment