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Remembering the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre

This week marks the 450th anniversary of the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, which began in Paris on the night of 24 August 1572. Catholic militia and townspeople massacred thousands of Huguenots (French Calvinists) in Paris and provincial towns...

Women and Warfare in the Renaissance and Reformation

My bibliographic essay on “Women and Warfare” was recently published by Oxford Bibliographies in the Renaissance and Reformation subject area. “Women and warfare is an emerging field in early modern history with a rapidly growing historiography....

Commemorating the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre

A new memorial garden is being prepared to commemorate the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre of 1572 in Paris. This memorial is sponsored by the Ville de Paris and the Fédération Protestante de France and will be inaugurated on 16 September...

Means to Rebuild the Church

I am pleased to report that my latest article, “The Means to Rebuild the Church,” has been published by Sixteenth Century Journal: Brian Sandberg, “The Means to Rebuild the Church: Franco-Italian Networks, Lay Piety, and Religious Patronage...

Seminar on Gender and War

I enjoyed presenting my research on “Un courage viril. Le genre et la violence en France pendant les Guerres de Religion” in a seminar on Genre et Guerre at the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium in May. The seminar on Genre...

Rousseau and Revolution

The Medieval and Early Modern Studies Seminar at Montclair State University is hosting a lecture by Francesco Toto on “Rousseau and Revolution in the Second Discourse.” Graduate students in pre-modern History at Northern Illinois University may...

Femmes à la cour de France

Tracy Adams has published a review of a collective volume on Femmes à la cour de France, edited by Caroline zum Kolk and Kathleen Wilson. I was pleased to write an essay for this collective volume on noblewomen from the Montmorency family during...

Research Methods in Early Modern Studies

The Folger Shakespeare Library will be offering a research methods seminar in early modern studies in May 2022 for graduate students pursuing Renaissance and early modern studies. Graduate students who are considering applying for this research methods...

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...

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...

Jacques Cujas and the Legal Renaissance

This year, French jurists and academics are remembering Jacques Cujas, an important humanist legal scholar who was born 500 years ago in 1522. Jacques Cujas, Musée du Vieux Toulouse, Inv 22.5.1 Humanism is often understood primarily as a literary...

Die Kapitalisierung des Krieges / Capitalisation of War

I was excited to receive my copy of Die Kapitalisierung des Krieges: Kriegsunternehmer in Spätmittelalter und Früher Neuzeit yesterday in the campus mail at Northern Illinois University. The book presents comparative studies of military entrepreneurship,...

The Newberry Library is Reopening

The Newberry Library in Chicago has announced that it will reopen on 18 January, following a temporary closure due to the Omicron wave of Covid. The Newberry Library states: “We look forward to welcoming you back to the Newberry starting Tuesday,...

History of Sleep in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Nothing could seem more “natural” than our rhythms of sleep, yet there is a history of sleep. Historians have recognized various changes in sleeping patterns in the modern industrialized and post-industrial world, which have also been studied by scientists....

Digital Humanities and Renaissance Letter-Writing

Renaissance letter-writing is being re-examined using Digital Humanities tools to explore letterlocking techniques of securing correspondence. The New York Times explains: “To safeguard the most important royal correspondence against snoops and...

Chateaubriand Fellowships

The call for applications is now open for the Chateaubriand Fellowships for doctoral research in France during the 2022-2023 academic year. The Chateaubriand Fellowship Program presents the fellowships: “The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered...

Illinois Creoles

France constructed a vast empire in the Caribbean and North America during the early modern period, leaving lasting cultural influence in Francophone Haiti, Louisiana, and Quebec. Often forgotten is the French imperial territory in the Illinois country...

Position in Early Modern and Modern French History

Kenyon College in Ohio is currently searching for an Assistant Professor of History with a specialization in Early Modern France and the French Empire. This is a great opportunity for recent Ph.D.s in Early Modern French and Francophone History. ...

Film Review: A Little Chaos (2015)

I finally had the chance to see this film for my birthday (my husband bought me the DVD) and I loved every single minute of it. In fact, I was sad when it ended because I loved it so much! I think it was beautifully directed by Alan Rickman and all the...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 2 Oct 2015