Monthly Archives: October 2013

Nelson, Navy, Nation

Britain’s National Maritime Museum recently opened a new permanent gallery on “Nelson, Navy, Nation: The Story of the Royal Navy and the British People, 1688-1815.” The National Maritime Museum explains: “From bustling dockyards to ferocious sea battles, the gallery brings … Continue reading

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Sixteenth Century Studies Conference

I participated in the 2013 Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, last weekend. The stunning bastioned fortifications of San Juan provided a fantastic setting for a conference on early modern history. I presented a paper … Continue reading

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Black Flag: Pirate History and Video Gaming

Pirate mania continues.  Following the creation of Talk Like a Pirate Day and the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, the Assassin’s Creed video games franchise has now shifted into the piracy business. Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is the latest … Continue reading

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Big Data is Bullshit

Harper Reed, who was Chief Technology Officer for the 2012 Obama re-election campaign, participated in a conference on Building a Smarter University: Big Data, Innovation, and Ingenuity at the State University of New York (SUNY) this week, giving a keynote … Continue reading

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Reparations to Caribbean Nations for Slavery

Some European nations are considering offering reparations for their involvement in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and Caribbean plantation slavery during the early modern period. Sir Hilary Beckles, a historian and university president in Barbados, and Jamaican historian Verene Shepherd have … Continue reading

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Graduate Fellowships at the Medici Archive Project

The Medici Archive Project is offering graduate fellowships. See the announcement below: SAMUEL FREEMAN CHARITABLE TRUST Five Short-Term Graduate Fellowships (2014) The Medici Granducal Archive (Mediceo del Principato), comprising over four million letters dating between 1537-1743, provides the most complete … Continue reading

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Re-enactment of the Battle of Leipzig

Some 6,000 historical re-enactors took over the battlefield of Leipzig in Germany this past week to commemorate the bicentennial of the 1813 battle in which Prussian, Austrian, Russian, and allied forces defeated the imperial army of Napoleon. The clash became … Continue reading

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