Category Archives: Empires and Imperialism

Gallica Celebrates Early Modern Venice

The Bibliothèque Nationale de France’s Gallica platform is celebrating early modern Venice with a digitized version of its copy of Jacopo de’ Barbari’s Venetie MD (1500). This monumental printed city view of Venice has been closely studied using many different … Continue reading

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Giovanni Contarini’s Account of the Lepanto Campaign

I am happy to report that my book review of Kiril Petkov’s translation of Giovanni Pietro Contarini’s account of the Lepanto campaign has been published by the Mediterranean Seminar Review. Contarini, Giovanni Pietro. From Cyprus to Lepanto. Trans. Kiril Petkov. New York, … Continue reading

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French Politics and the Memory of the Algerian War

The historical memory of the Algerian War (1954-1962) looms large in French politics. Commemorations this weekend of the 60th anniversary of the end of the Algerian War and the establishment of Algerian independence in 1962 come in the midst of … Continue reading

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Russian Offensives in Ukraine

Ten days into the Ukraine War, we can begin to assess the Russian offensives in Ukraine on multiple fronts. Separate Russian offensives are threatening to encircle the major cities of Kyiv and Kharkiv in northern Ukraine, while the Russian forces … 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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The Ukrainian Crisis and the History of War

The current Ukrainian Crisis is being analyzed by security studies and international relations analysts primarily through the lens of recent Russian History and Eastern European Studies (using area studies approaches). War and Society Studies may offer some different perspectives on … Continue reading

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Postdoctoral Scholars in RaceB4Race Studies

The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies is hiring two Postdoctoral Research Scholars in RaceB4Race Studies. These postdoctoral fellowship positions will provide great opportunities for recent Ph.D.s in History and the humanities who work on premodern race studies. Here … Continue reading

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History and Security Studies

The Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS) is organizing its annual New Faces conference, an academic conference that focuses on early career scholars in security studies. The TISS website indicates that “The Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS) is a … Continue reading

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Spanish Identity in the Land of Don Quixote

Novelist Ana Iris Simón has created a political debate over Spanish identity with her recent novel, Feria, which is set in Campo de Criptana in rural La Mancha. The New York Times reports that the novel is “based on her … Continue reading

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Fellowship in Early Modern Spanish Studies

Exeter College (Oxford) is offering a fellowship in early modern Spanish studies in honor of Sir John Elliott, renowned historian of early modern Spain and its empire. Doctoral candidates and recent Ph.D.s working on early modern Spain and its empire … Continue reading

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