Category Archives: Civilians and Refugees in War

Forensic Historians and War Crimes

War crimes are once again headline news these days, as the Russian withdrawal from the Kyiv region has exposed numerous bodies of Ukrainian civilians allegedly executed during the Russian offensive of February – March 2022. Ukrainian President Zelensky, United States … Continue reading

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Opportunities for Students and Researchers from Ukraine

The European University Institute (EUI), a higher education institute sponsored by the European Union, is creating a special admission procedure for Ukrainian students and researchers wanting to pursue studies and/or research at the European University Institute. The EUI seeks to … Continue reading

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Nazi Roundups of Dutch Jews in Amsterdam

A new historical exhibition on “The raids of February 22 and 23, 1941” investigates the fates of Dutch Jews who were rounded up by Nazi forces during the German occupation of the Netherlands during the Second World War. The exhibition … Continue reading

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Fighting around Kharkiv

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has proceeded at a relatively slow pace, as Russian troops face stiff resistance in suburban and urban areas, especially in the outskirts of Kharkiv, the second largest city in Ukraine. Historians of siege warfare recognize … Continue reading

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Understanding the Ukraine War

Many historians are closely observing the Ukraine War and commenting on different historical dynamics and patterns that are potentially shaping the conflict. At my university, Northern Illinois University, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is currently organizing a Teach-In … Continue reading

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Ukraine War

My students in HIST 384 History of War since 1500 at Northern Illinois University are following the developments in the Ukraine War, which relates directly to the themes we are studying this semester. I have opened an optional Discussion Forum … Continue reading

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Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Russian military forces have launched a major invasion of Ukraine, escalating the civil conflict in eastern Ukraine into a broader Ukraine War. President Putin has made a televised announcement of a “special military operation” in Ukraine, effectively declaring war. Russian … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Displacements

The history of migration has become a major area of study in the Mediterranean World. The recent patterns of migration by North Africans, Sub-Saharan Africans, and Syrians across the Mediterranean toward European nations has created a series of political crises … Continue reading

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Refugees File Lawsuit against Facebook over Genocide

Rohingya refugees recently filed a class-action lawsuit against Meta, the parent company of Facebook, alleging that the social media company has assisted in perpetrating genocidal violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar. The Washington Post reports that “Facebook failed to quickly … Continue reading

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Lael Weinberger review of Samuel Moyn’s Humane

I am pleased to see that Lael Weinberger has published a review of Samuel Moyn’s Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War (2021)! Lael earned a MA in History at Northern Illinois University and then went on … Continue reading

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