Monthly Archives: January 2015

Guerre, Circulations et Transferts Culturels

I recently participated in a fascinating conference in Paris on “Guerre, circulations et transferts culturels de la renaissance à l’Empire” (War, Circulation and Cultural Transfers from the Renaissance to the French Empire), organized by Hervé Drévillon and Arnaud Guinier. Conference … Continue reading

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Paris, Ville de Cour ?

Conférence de Caroline zum Kolk will present a lecture on “Paris, Ville de Cour ?” as part of the “Les Mardis de Lauzun” lecture series at the Institut d’Études Avancées de Paris. Mardi 03 Février 2015, 18h00 – 20h00 IEA … Continue reading

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The Insufficient Ark at U of C

The Early Modern Workshop at the University of Chicago is holding a discussion of Maura Capps’ dissertation chapter “The Insufficient Ark: A Political Ecology of a Failed Agricultural Department at the Cape of Good Hope, 1795-1806.” Maura is a PhD … Continue reading

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Shipbuilding and Mediterranean Ports

Many observers have focused on the decline of industrial factories in Europe when discussing the emergence of a post-industrial economy in the Eurozone. Changes in naval and commercial shipbuilding have often been ignored, except by persons engaged in maritime industries … Continue reading

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Northern Star Report on Charlie Hebdo Attacks

The Northern Star, the student-run newspaper of Northern Illinois University, has published several reports on the Charlie Hebdo attacks. The latest piece, “NIU professor to take lessons from Paris’ Charlie Hebdo marches to history class,” featured an interview I did … Continue reading

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Responding to Terrorism in Paris

The director and fellows of the Institut d’Études Avancées de Paris—where I am currently serving as a Résident (Residential Fellow) during the 2014-2015 academic year—held a meeting in the aftermath of the attack on Charlie Hebdo to discuss ways in … Continue reading

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La Marche Républicaine in Paris

Things have been rather crazy in Paris over the past week with the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo, the shootings of police officers, the massive manhunt for the gunmen, and two police assaults on a print shop and a Hyper … Continue reading

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