Category Archives: Religious History

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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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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Mediterranean Displacements

The history of migration has become a major area of study in the Mediterranean World. The recent patterns of migration by North Africans, Sub-Saharan Africans, and Syrians across the Mediterranean toward European nations has created a series of political crises … Continue reading

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NEH Summer Seminar on Reformation Printing

The Ohio State University will be hosting a NEH Summer Seminar on Printing and the Book during the Reformation: 1450-1650, during Summer 2022. This seminar is a great opportunity for university professors and independent researchers interested in the Reformation, print … Continue reading

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Race and Conflict in the Early Modern Mediterranean

I am happy to report that my most recent article has just been published in Mediterranean Studies. It took a number of years to do the research, writing, rewriting, revisions, and editing to produce the article, but here (finally) it … Continue reading

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500th Anniversary of the Diet of Worms of 1521

Five hundred years ago this month, a monk and radical religious reformer confronted the powerful Holy Roman Emperor at the Imperial Diet held in the city of Worms in April 1521. Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk and professor at the … Continue reading

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Medieval Architecture, Early Modern Music, and Covid Vaccinations

Salisbury Cathedral is currently serving as a Covid-19 vaccination site in the United Kingdom. The soaring medieval architecture provides a vast, airy space for health care providers and British citizens getting vaccinated. According to The New York Times, “patients have … Continue reading

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Seminar on Latin Sources in the Archives of the Crown of Aragon

Graduate students interested in medieval history, and particularly those wanting to learn how to use Latin sources in medieval archives, may be interested in an upcoming Mediterranean Summer Skills Seminar: Introduction to the Archive of the Crown of Aragon (documents … Continue reading

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Islamic Art History Resource

A new online resource for Islamic art history has just been launched online. Northern Illinois University students in my HIST 110 History of the Western World I course are studying the expansion of Islam at this point in the semester … Continue reading

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Je suis enseignant Rallies in France

Tens of thousands of French citizens are rallying today in memory of Samuel Paty, a history and geography teacher, who was brutally murdered on Friday near the coll├Ęge (middle school) where he taught. Rally in memory of Samuel Paty in … Continue reading

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