Monthly Archives: September 2013

Growing Sectarian Violence in Iraq

Originally posted on Center for the Study of Religious Violence:
Sectarian violence between Sunni and Shia militants is again growing in Iraq. A series of bombings targeting civilians at mosques and funerals has rocked Baghdad over the past week. In…

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UN Confirms Sarin Gas Used in Attack in Syria

According to the BBC, “The UN has confirmed ‘unequivocally and objectively’ that chemical weapons have been used in Syria.” A new UN report based on forensic testing indicates that “sarin gas was used in a rocket attack in the Syrian … Continue reading

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On International Law and Military Intervention

The use of chemical weapons and mass killing of civilians in Syria have escalated calls for the United States and its allies to launch military strikes in Syria. John Kerry (US Secretary of State), Samantha Powers (US Ambassador to the … Continue reading

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Center for Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference

Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies 2014 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers: http://www.newberry.org/01232014-2014-multidisciplinary-graduate-student-conference Proposal Deadline: October 15, 2013 Conference: January 23 – 25, 2014, at the Newberry Library, Chicago Downloadable PDF flyer—please post and circulate: http://www.newberry.org/sites/default/files/calendar-attachments/2014_CFP.pdf The Center for … Continue reading

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Reenacting the War of 1812

The bicentennial of the War of 1812, which lasted from 1812 to 1815, continues to attract attention in parts of the United States and Canada. Naval reenactors recently simulated the battle of Lake Erie, which was fought in September 1813 … Continue reading

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McEducation: Franchising College eCourses

McEducation has arrived. Education corporations are seeking to franchise Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and deliver electronic courses to college students across the nation and around the world. The franchising process involves having the professors who create MOOCs license their … Continue reading

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Position in Modern Military History at Ohio State

The Department of History at The Ohio State University invites applications for the Donald G. and Mary A. Dunn Chair in Modern Military History (post-1900), with a research focus on non-U.S. military history. We seek a candidate who has conducted … Continue reading

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