Monthly Archives: February 2019

Titian Portrait on View

A Renaissance masterpiece, Portrait of a Lady in White, is currently on view at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California.¬† The portrait by Tiziano Vecelli (known as Titian) is on loan from the Gem√§ldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden and … Continue reading

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Historians Consulting on Historical Films

Historians often critique historical films through film reviews and newspaper articles that are written after the films are released or when Oscar nominations generate media buzz. Journalists sometimes ask historians to “fact check” and assess the “historical accuracy” of blockbuster … Continue reading

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The Weight of Antiquity

The Franke Institute for the Humanities at the University of Chicago is hosing a graduate student conference on The Weight of Antiquity: Early Modern Classicisms at the Regenstein Library on 23 February 2019. The conference participants will present new research … Continue reading

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The Defeat of Napoleon and the Occupation of France

My French historian colleague, Christine Haynes, recently published Our Friends the Enemies, a new book on the defeat of Napoleon and the occupation of France. The book description at Harvard University Press’s website reads: “The Napoleonic wars did not end … Continue reading

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History of Women’s Rights in the News

A renewed search is on for the original signed copy of the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions from the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848. Megan Smith, who served in President Obama’s administration, has announced that a new plan to locate … Continue reading

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Renaissance History and Franco-Italian Quarrels

French President Emmanuel Macron has recalled the French Ambassador to Italy, in response to the Italian government’s support of the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) protest movement in France. Italian Deputy Prime Ministers Matteo Salvini and Luigi Di Maio have both … Continue reading

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“Time for Another Kent State”? Politicians Target Campuses for Violence

Politicians are targeting university campuses for repressive violence. One of the of the most shocking recent incitements to violence against students came in 2017, when Dan Adamini (Republican), Secretary of the Marquette County Republican Party, advocated using firearms to stop … Continue reading

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