Category Archives: Current Research

Containing Coronavirus in Brussels

I have been conducting archival research in Belgium as a Fulbright Research Scholar and collaborating with colleagues at the Université Catholique de Louvain this semester, but the coronavirus pandemic has intervened and disrupted our plans. Belgians had been following the … 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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A Rehearsal for a Government Shutdown

Daily headlines relate the grim details of the current U.S. federal government shutdown of December 2018 to January 2019, now the longest in the history of the United States.  Detailed news reports analyze the growing economic and social impact of … Continue reading

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H-France Forum on Fanny Cosandey’s Le Rang

The latest H-France Forum, volume 13, number 1, has been published online.   This issue of H-France Forum includes review essays on Fanny Cosandey’s Le rang. Préséances et hierarchies dans la France d’Ancien Régime (Paris: Gallimard, 2016). The forum on … Continue reading

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Battlefield Emotions Volume

Battlefield Emotions, 1500-1800: Practices, Experience, Imagination, ed. Erika Kuipers and Cornelis Van Der Haven (Palgrave Macmillan) is now in production and about to hit the bookshelves. My chapter on “‘His Courage Produced More Fear in His Enemies than Shame in … Continue reading

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Review of War and Conflict in the Early Modern World on H-Net

The first review of War and Conflict in the Early Modern World, 1500-1700 (Polity, 2016) has now been published on H-Net Reviews. I am pleased to see that Professor Frederic J. Baumgartner (Virginia Tech) has reviewed the book for the … Continue reading

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War and Conflict Book Talk at NIU

I will be offering a book talk on War and Conflict in the Early Modern World, 1500-1700, at Northern Illinois University this Friday 26 August, 2016. The Department of History is sponsoring the book talk and hosting a reception to … Continue reading

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War and Conflict in the Early Modern World Release

I am pleased to report that my new book, War and Conflict in the Early Modern World (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2016),  has been released in the U.K., Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Here is the brief book description (blurb): In … Continue reading

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Révoltes et révolutions à l’écran

I am happy to announce that a new edited volume has been published on Révoltes et révolutions à l’écran. Europe moderne, XVIe-XVIIIe siècle (Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2015). My chapter, entitled “Les révoltes nobiliaires et les histoires confessionnelles : représentations … Continue reading

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Strategies of Religious Warfare at EUI

I enjoyed visiting Firenze earlier this week to give a presentation on “Strategies of Religious Warfare: Historical Reflections on Contemporary Religious Violence” at the European University Institute. Professor Olivier Roy (Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUI)and Jean Monnet Fellow … Continue reading

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