Category Archives: History of the Western World

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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Seeing Race Before Race Fellowship

Premodern critical race studies is a rapidly expanding field within premodern studies. Many historians of the Medieval and Early Modern World are investigating the histories and languages of race and racism in premodern contexts. The Center for Renaissance Studies is … Continue reading

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Remembering Florence in the Forgotten Centuries

Florence is almost always associated with the Renaissance, but until relatively recently the focus of Florentine history was on the quattrocento (1400s) and Republican Florence. Eric Cochrane’s groundbreaking work, Florence in the Forgotten Centuries: A History of Florence and the … Continue reading

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The History of Black History Month

As Black History Month is celebrated in the United States, it seems like a good time to revisit its history. “In his red-brick rowhouse in the heart of D.C., the man who would become known as the ‘father of Black … Continue reading

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CRS Graduate Student Conference

The Newberry Library’s Center for Renaissance Studies is hosting its Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference online via Zoom, beginning today. Graduate students in Renaissance studies and pre-modern History at Northern Illinois University are encouraged to participate. Here is the announcement from … Continue reading

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Commemorating Montaigne’s Essais

French literary scholars are commemorating the 450th anniversary of the beginning of the writing of Montaigne’s Essais. Michel de Montaigne began writing his innovative essays in southwestern France in 1572, the year of the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre. France Mémoire … 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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Religion and Empire in Early Modern Maryland

Archaeologists made a curious find during recent excavations at St. Mary’s, a colonial settlement in Maryland. One of the participants in a dig unearthed “a rare 370-year-old Spanish cross that had likely been made in the pilgrimage city of Caravaca, … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Assistant Director of WHA / H21 Project

The World History Association is developing a major curricular project on History for the 21st Century, aimed at improving History survey courses. The WHA is currently hiring an Assistant Director for the History for the 21st Century Project. The ad … Continue reading

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