Category Archives: European History

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

Posted in Civil Conflict, Early Modern Europe, European History, French Wars of Religion, History in the Media, History of Violence, Peacemaking Processes, Reformation History, Religious History, Religious Politics, Religious Violence, Strategy and International Politics, War and Society, War, Culture, and Society, Warfare in the Early Modern World | 1 Comment

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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Newberry Library Graduate Student Conference

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library is hosting its annual Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference on 23-25 January 2020. Here is the announcement from the Center for Renaissance Studies: CRS announces the schedule for the 2020 Multidisciplinary Graduate … Continue reading

Posted in Conferences, Court Studies, Cultural History, Early Modern Europe, Early Modern World, European History, European Wars of Religion, Graduate Work in History, Italian History, Religious History, Renaissance Art and History | Leave a comment

Postdoctoral Fellowship on Hérnan Colón

A postdoctoral fellowship in early modern studies is being offered by the Arnamagnæan Institute at the University of Copenhagen. Here is the Arnamagnæan Institute’s call for applications: Postdoctoral Position – Hernando Colón’s Book of Books The Arnamagnæan Institute, Department of … Continue reading

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Vichy France Offers Insights into the Trump Era

The Vichy government in occupied France during the Second World War became notorious for its collaboration with Nazi Germany and its organization of deportations of Jews and its participation in the bureaucratic mechanisms of the Holocaust. The Vichy regime 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

Posted in Art History, Civil Conflict, Civilians and Refugees in War, Cultural History, Early Modern Europe, Early Modern World, European History, European Wars of Religion, History in the Media, Museums and Historical Memory, Noble Culture and History of Elites, Political Culture, Reformation History, Revolts and Revolutions, War, Culture, and Society, Warfare in the Early Modern World | Leave a comment

New Italian Paleography Website

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library has created a new Italian paleography website and digital resource. This resource will be incredibly useful resource for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and researchers in Renaissance studies. Here is the … Continue reading

Posted in Archival Research, Court Studies, Digital Humanities, Early Modern Europe, Early Modern World, European History, Graduate Work in History, Italian History, Mediterranean World, Noble Culture and History of Elites, Reformation History, Renaissance Art and History, The Past Alive: Teaching History | Leave a comment

D-Day 75th Anniversary

Today is the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy during the Second World War.  So, the Second World War is front-page news today in news media around the world, and many of the reports have a direct link … Continue reading

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Occupation of Paris after the Napoleonic Wars

My French history colleague and friend, Christine Haynes, discusses her new book on the occupation of Paris at the end of the Napoleonic Wars in a podcast of The Siècle. Christine Haynes’s book is entitled, Our Friends the Enemies: The … Continue reading

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