Category Archives: Current Research

Research Methods in Early Modern Studies

The Folger Shakespeare Library will be offering a research methods seminar in early modern studies in May 2022 for graduate students pursuing Renaissance and early modern studies. Graduate students who are considering applying for this research methods seminar are invited … Continue reading

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Die Kapitalisierung des Krieges / Capitalisation of War

I was excited to receive my copy of Die Kapitalisierung des Krieges: Kriegsunternehmer in Spätmittelalter und Früher Neuzeit yesterday in the campus mail at Northern Illinois University. The book presents comparative studies of military entrepreneurship, war finance, military logistics, and … Continue reading

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The Newberry Library is Reopening

The Newberry Library in Chicago has announced that it will reopen on 18 January, following a temporary closure due to the Omicron wave of Covid. The Newberry Library states: “We look forward to welcoming you back to the Newberry starting … Continue reading

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Military Contractors in the French Wars of Religion

I am happy to report that my latest publication on military contractors in the French Wars of Religion is finally in print. This is a chapter in a collective volume on Die Kapitalisierung des Krieges / The Capitalization of War. … Continue reading

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Race and Conflict in the Early Modern Mediterranean

I am happy to report that my most recent article has just been published in Mediterranean Studies. It took a number of years to do the research, writing, rewriting, revisions, and editing to produce the article, but here (finally) it … Continue reading

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Rescuing Sacred Music of the Renaissance

Renaissance music is being studied in new ways at the Medici Archive Project in Florence, Italy. A news magazine piece on “Rescuing Sacred Music of the Renaissance” from CBS Sunday Morning features Music and the Medici, a research program of … Continue reading

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Instant History: Archiving Political Slogans and Symbols

Historians and museum curators are already hard at work preserving the history of the Storming of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on 6 January 2021. “A sign that reads, ‘Off with their heads — stop the steal’ and a small … Continue reading

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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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