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Containing Coronavirus in Brussels

I have been conducting archival research in Belgium as a Fulbright Research Scholar and collaborating with colleagues at the Université Catholique de Louvain this semester, but the coronavirus pandemic has intervened and disrupted our plans. ...

A Rehearsal for a Government Shutdown

Daily headlines relate the grim details of the current U.S. federal government shutdown of December 2018 to January 2019, now the longest in the history of the United States.  Detailed news reports analyze the growing economic and social impact of...

H-France Forum on Fanny Cosandey’s Le Rang

The latest H-France Forum, volume 13, number 1, has been published online.   This issue of H-France Forum includes review essays on Fanny Cosandey’s Le rang. Préséances et hierarchies dans la France d’Ancien Régime...

The Carrara Herbal – Sarah Kyle’s Pandora’s bo

Sarah R. Kyle, Associate Professor of Humanities, University of Central Oklahoma, has just published a book  Medicine & Humanism in Late Medieval Italy: the Carrara Herbal in Padua (Routledge 2016). For a discount code, see Routledge brochure...

Battlefield Emotions Volume

Battlefield Emotions, 1500-1800: Practices, Experience, Imagination, ed. Erika Kuipers and Cornelis Van Der Haven (Palgrave Macmillan) is now in production and about to hit the bookshelves. My chapter on “‘His Courage Produced More Fear in...

Review of War and Conflict in the Early Modern World on H-Net

The first review of War and Conflict in the Early Modern World, 1500-1700 (Polity, 2016) has now been published on H-Net Reviews. I am pleased to see that Professor Frederic J. Baumgartner (Virginia Tech) has reviewed the book for the H-Diplo list on...

War and Conflict Book Talk at NIU

I will be offering a book talk on War and Conflict in the Early Modern World, 1500-1700, at Northern Illinois University this Friday 26 August, 2016. The Department of History is sponsoring the book talk and hosting a reception to celebrate the release...

Scientific Illustrations in the Freshwater Biological Association Collections

In November 2015, after 6 years of working on Carl Linnaeus’s manuscripts, I began a new job as Information Scientist for the Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) on the shores of Windermere. This entails looking after the library, archives,...

Alex Seltzer on Catesby

From Alex Seltzer – Catesby and physico-theology article published 20 Feb.,2016 Announcing the publication of the following article by Alex Seltzer:  “Catesby’s Conundrums:  mixing representation with metaphor,”  The...

Networking with the Fabrica

Networking with a Book, or How Vesalius Gave away his Complimentary Copies of the Fabrica Dániel Margócsy, Márk Somos and Stephen Joffe (The authors are currently conducting a census of the 1543 and 1555 editions of the Fabrica. Please...

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...

War Diaries and Digital Humanities

The growing pace of archival digitization is creating tensions in communities of researchers and archivists. Digital Humanities projects hold great promise, but also substantial risks for today’s researchers and for future generations of scholars. Andrew...

History of Globalization

The history of globalization is “hot,” having emerged as a major field of historical studies since the 1990s. “Why is globalization ‘hot’ now and what does it portend for the study of history?” asks Lynn Hunt, Professor...

Assessing the State of Digital Humanities

A new review article assesses the current state of the field Digital Humanities (DH) from the perspective of book history. This is an interesting angle to consider the state of DH, since so many DH projects deal with document digitization and dissemination. If...

Call for Abstracts: Netherlandish Art in its Global Context

Call for Abstracts: Netherlands Yearbook for History of Art / Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek, Volume 66: Netherlandish Art in its Global Context / De mondiale context van Nederlandse kunst Netherlandish art testifies in various ways to the increased...

New Lister Ephemera

Sachiko Kusukawa asked me to write a blog post concerning my research presented at the ICHSTM Conference in Manchester in July 2013. Before I begin, I would like to congratulate Sachiko and Sven Dupré of Max Planck for organising such … Continue...

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.