Category Archives: Religious History

Artiste nel chiostro

A conference on Ariste nel chiostro (Artists in the Cloister), is being held on 4-5 October 2013 in Firenze. In 1938, Giovanna Pierattini published her groundbreaking study on nun artist Suor Plautilla Nelli in the journal Memorie Domenicane. To mark … Continue reading

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Historians’ Role in DOMA Decision

Historians played a role in the Supreme Court’s recent decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Organizations of academic and public historians intervened directly in U.S. v. Windsor as it reached the Supreme Court. Steven Mintz points … Continue reading

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First Gay Marriage Celebrated in Montpellier

The first gay marriage in France has been celebrated in Montpellier. Vincent Autin and Bruno Boileau married on 29 May 2013 in this southern French city— the first gay couple to be officially wedded as the new law legalizing gay … Continue reading

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Religious Politics and Protest in France

Religious political groups have mobilized against France’s new gay marriage law, organizing a massive protest in Paris yesterday, Sunday 26 May. An estimated 150,000 protesters participated in “La Manif pour tous” (the protest for everyone). This phrase is a counterattack … Continue reading

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Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Grants in Early Modern Iberian History

The CORPI Project (Conversion, Overlapping Religiosities, Polemics, and Interaction: Early Modern Iberia and Beyond) is currently recruiting doctoral and post-doctoral research fellows for 2013-14. The application deadline is 31 May 2013. The Project This project is concerned with questions of … Continue reading

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Santa Muerte and Violence in Mexico

The Vatican has launched a campaign to eradicate the cult of “Santa Muerte” (Saint Death) from Mexican Catholicism. Vatican officials have “condemned Saint Death as an ‘infernal’ and ‘blasphemous’ figure worshiped by Mexican narcos,” according to R. Andrew Chesnut, a … Continue reading

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Salafis and Religious Activism in Egypt

Salafis are increasingly active in Egyptian politics and society. The ongoing Egyptian Revolution has opened political space for many previously suppressed and marginalized groups to engage in religious and political activism. Although the label Arab Spring is still being used … Continue reading

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