Monthly Archives: October 2014

Female Warriors and the Myth of the Amazons

Female warriors certainly are media friendly, with numerous films, television series, video games, books, and comic books dedicated to Amazons, Jeanne d’Arc, medieval warrior queens, and fantasy warrior princesses. Historians are struggling to compete with this avalanche of imagery of … Continue reading

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The Duke of Wellington’s Library and the Circulation of Military Knowledge

A recent blog post by Dr. Huw J. Davies contemplates the Duke of Wellington’s understanding of military affairs.  How did Wellington learn the “art of war” and how did military knowledge circulate in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries? … Continue reading

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EUI Doctoral Program

The application period for the European University Institute’s (EUI) Doctoral Programmes in Economics, History and Civilization, Law and Political and Social Sciences is now open. The deadline for submitting applications for the next academic year is 31 January 2015.  

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Historical Commemorations of the Vietnam War

The Vietnam War simply will not fade away. This week, an op-ed in the New York Times compared the US military action against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria to the US escalation of involvement in the Vietnam War in … Continue reading

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Empire and Early Modernity

Empire and Early Modernity at the Early Modern Workshop University of Chicago Monday October 13 Albert Pick Hall #319 at 5 pm Kaveh Hemmat and Oliver Cussen will lead a discussion on “Empire and Early Modernity.” Instead of our usual … Continue reading

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CLIR Fellowships

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for the 2015 Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources. The program will be offering about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Each provides … Continue reading

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Spanish Paleography Workshop

Application deadline: October 15 Weekend Workshop in Spanish Paleography Workshop dates: February 27-28, 2015 Instructor: Carla Rahn Phillips, emerita, University of Minnesota Apply online here: http://www.newberry.org/2015SpanishPaleographyWorkshopThis workshop will provide participants with an introduction to reading and transcribing documents written in … Continue reading

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