Category Archives: Human Rights

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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History of Women’s Rights in the News

A renewed search is on for the original signed copy of the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions from the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848. Megan Smith, who served in President Obama’s administration, has announced that a new plan to locate … Continue reading

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“Time for Another Kent State”? Politicians Target Campuses for Violence

Politicians are targeting university campuses for repressive violence. One of the of the most shocking recent incitements to violence against students came in 2017, when Dan Adamini (Republican), Secretary of the Marquette County Republican Party, advocated using firearms to stop … Continue reading

Posted in Academic Freedom, Arms Control, Civil Conflict, Conferences, History in the Media, History of Violence, Human Rights, Northern Illinois University, Peacemaking Processes, Political Culture, Terrorism, War, Culture, and Society | Leave a comment

Historical Memory of the Spanish Civil War

The historical memory of the Spanish Civil War is being contested regularly in modern Spanish society and in the European Union. Historians such as Jay Winter and Pierre Nora have been studying the construction of historical memory through memorial, commemorations, … Continue reading

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Afro-Atlantic Histories

A massive art exhibition on Afro-Atlantic Histories recently opened at the São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP) in São Paulo, Brazil. The exhibition includes early modern, modern, and contemporary artworks depicting Afro-Americans and their experiences in Brazil and the Atlantic … Continue reading

Posted in Art History, Atlantic World, Cultural History, Early Modern World, Empires and Imperialism, Globalization, History in the Media, History of Violence, Human Rights, Maritime History, Museums and Historical Memory | Leave a comment

The Post-Democratic Age and the French Revolution

We live in a “post-democratic age” according to numerous historians, political theorists, and political scientists. Sophie Wahnich recently published an article in Libération, affirming that European society is characterized by a post-democratic political system. Wahnich argues that: “Nous vivons, en … Continue reading

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Suffragettes: Women, Politics, and Violence

Physical violence is often assumed to be a properly—or even exclusively—masculine domain. Yet, women have at times played very active roles in exercising physical violence. In the early twentieth century, some Suffragette activists carried out violent attacks in England as … Continue reading

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