Category Archives: Civil Conflict

Reflecting on the European Wars of Religion in an Age of Religious Violence

I am happy to report that my latest article has been published in the 50th anniversary issue of Sixteenth Century Journal. “We allegedly live in an age of religious warfare. Ever since the September 11 Attacks in 2001, journalists, analysts, … Continue reading

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Women and War in Belgium

Gabrielle Petit stares defiantly into the distance, under gray skies in Brussels. Almost every morning, I walk beneath Petit’s stern gaze on my way to the archives, thinking about her last moments and about the long history of women and … Continue reading

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Operation Night Watch

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has launched Operation Night Watch, a project to restore Rembrandt van Rijn’s Night Watch in view of museum audiences and live streaming online. The restoration of Night Watch is part of the Rijksmuseum’s Year of Rembrandt … 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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Preliminary Peace Agreement to End the Afghan War?

The United States and the Taliban have reportedly agreed to a preliminary process for a peace agreement to end the Afghan War. The New York Times reports that “American and Taliban officials have agreed in principle to the framework of … Continue reading

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Historical Memory of the Spanish Civil War

The historical memory of the Spanish Civil War is being contested regularly in modern Spanish society and in the European Union. Historians such as Jay Winter and Pierre Nora have been studying the construction of historical memory through memorial, commemorations, … Continue reading

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U.S. Army Releases Iraq War Study

The United States Army has released its highly anticipated study of the Iraq War (2003-2011), entitled The U.S. Army in the Iraq War (2 vols.) (United States Army War College Press, 2019). This internal U.S. Army study was commissioned by … Continue reading

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The World of the Siege

A new volume on The World of the Siege: Representations of Early Modern Positional Warfare will soon be published by Brill in its History of Warfare series. This collective volume is edited by Anke Fischer-Kattner and Jamel Ostwald and includes … Continue reading

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Generous Amazons Article in Spanish

I am excited to see that my “Generous Amazons” article on besieged women in the French Wars of Religion is now available in Spanish! Antonio Escobar Tortosa has kindly translated the article and Revista Universitaria de Historia Militar (RUHM) has … Continue reading

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The Eighty Years’ War and the Birth of the Netherlands

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is inaugurating a major new exhibition on the Dutch Revolt (or the Eighty Years’ War) next week. The curators explain that “This year is the 450th anniversary of the outbreak of the Eighty Years’ War, and … Continue reading

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