Category Archives: Museums and Historical Memory

Nazi Roundups of Dutch Jews in Amsterdam

A new historical exhibition on “The raids of February 22 and 23, 1941” investigates the fates of Dutch Jews who were rounded up by Nazi forces during the German occupation of the Netherlands during the Second World War. The exhibition … 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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Supervisory Historian Position at the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Institute is currently hiring a Supervisory Historian at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. The National Portrait Gallery provides a brief history: “The National Portrait Gallery was authorized and founded by Congress in 1962 with the mission … 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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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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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 in the Museum: Representing Diversity

The Center for Renaissance Studies is hosting an online discussion of Race in the Museum: Representing the Diversity of the Early Modern World. This discussion will interest early modern scholars working in pre-modern race studies, early modern history, public history, … Continue reading

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Education Specialist Position at the LBJ Presidential Library

The National Archives and Records Administration is currently hiring an Education Specialist at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. The NARA announcement indicates: “NARA has an open position for an Education Specialist at the Lyndon B. Johnson … Continue reading

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Historical Memory of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Today, the United States is remembering the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Concerns with historical memory and the disappearance of the World War II generation are apparent with this year’s commemoration of the 80th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Archivist Job Openings with the National Archives

The National Archives and Records Administration has 35 archivist job openings at their location in Spanish Lake, MO. The job announcement indicates: “This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. The purpose of this position is to … Continue reading

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