Category Archives: Political Culture

American Responses to the Brexit Vote

In the aftermath of last week’s Brexit vote in the United Kingdom, Americans seem to have rediscovered Europe. Frantic news reports warn of dire economic consequences for American banks and investors, even as journalists attempt to explain the complexity of … Continue reading

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Penis Politics and Gender History

My friend and colleague, Rachel Hope Cleves, has written a commentary on the history of penis politics in the American presidential politics. This piece responds to the recent allusions to Donald Trump’s phallus in the United States presidential primaries by … Continue reading

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Femmes à la cour de France

I will be participating in a conference on Femmes à la cour de France, hosted by Cour de France and the Institut d’Études Avancées de Paris, this week. I will be presenting a paper on “‘Je ne vis jamais cette … Continue reading

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Révoltes et révolutions à l’écran

I am happy to announce that a new edited volume has been published on Révoltes et révolutions à l’écran. Europe moderne, XVIe-XVIIIe siècle (Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2015). My chapter, entitled “Les révoltes nobiliaires et les histoires confessionnelles : représentations … Continue reading

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French Diplomacy in a Digital Age

French diplomacy is often portrayed as formal, rigid, and arrogant. Yet, the current French ambassador to the United States, Gérard Araud, has shaken up the staid diplomatic world with his openness and his use of social media. Maureen Dowd recently … Continue reading

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Roger Chartier Lecture at DHIP

Roger Chartier (EHESS) presented a lecture yesterday on “Traduire l’intraduisible. L’homme de cour chez Baltasar Gracián, Amelot de la Houssaie et Norbert Elias,” at the Institut Historique Allemand de Paris (DHIP). The lecture explored translations and appropriations of Baltasar Gracián’s … Continue reading

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Strategies of Religious Warfare at EUI

I enjoyed visiting Firenze earlier this week to give a presentation on “Strategies of Religious Warfare: Historical Reflections on Contemporary Religious Violence” at the European University Institute. Professor Olivier Roy (Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUI)and Jean Monnet Fellow … Continue reading

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