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Generous Amazons Article in Spanish

I am excited to see that my “Generous Amazons” article on besieged women in the French Wars of Religion is now available in Spanish! Antonio Escobar Tortosa has kindly translated the article and Revista Universitaria de Historia Militar (RUHM)...

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...

Le genre et la guerre : Les femmes, la virilité, et la violence

Le genre et la guerre : Les femmes, la virilité, et la violence Journée d’étude, 8 juin 2015 Le but de cette  journée d’études est de discuter la qualité intrinsèquement masculine de...

Gender and War Workshop

Le genre et la guerre : Les femmes, la virilité, et la violence Marion Trévisi and I are organizing a workshop on Gender and War at the Institut d’Études Avancées de Paris on 8 June 2015. Interested scholars and graduate...

Suffragettes: Women, Politics, and Violence

Physical violence is often assumed to be a properly—or even exclusively—masculine domain. Yet, women have at times played very active roles in exercising physical violence. In the early twentieth century, some Suffragette activists carried out violent...

Female Warriors and the Myth of the Amazons

Female warriors certainly are media friendly, with numerous films, television series, video games, books, and comic books dedicated to Amazons, Jeanne d’Arc, medieval warrior queens, and fantasy warrior princesses. Historians are struggling to compete...

Early Modern Women’s History Conference

Call for Proposals Attending to Early Modern Women: It’s About Time June 18-20, 2015     Milwaukee, Wisconsin   Deadline November 15  Taking as its inspiration the fact that 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the first Attending to Early...

Summit on Sexual Violence

A global summit is currently being held in London on the problem of sexual violence in warfare. The summit, entitled “The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict,” is sponsored by the government of the United Kingdom. “For a...

Sex, Gender, and World War II

Marie Louise Roberts explores gender and sexuality among American soldiers serving in France during the Second World War in a new book entitled, What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France. Roberts is Professor of History at the...

Blogs about War and Society

It is sometimes difficult to find an audience for academic blogs and internet resources amid the vast blogosphere. I am pleased to find that this blog has been featured in an article on blogs that deal with war and society issues. Mark Grimsley, Professor...

Rape in the Syrian Civil War

Sexual assault often accompanies military conflict. In many wars, some soldiers use their armed power to inflict sexual violence on prisoners and civilians. Sexual violence can at times become systematic, targeting specific groups of combatants or civilians...

Inside the Syrian Civil War

The Syrian Civil War continues to rage. Approximately 70,000 Syrians have already been killed and an estimated 4 million Syrians have fled their homes as refugees. PBS’s Frontline recently aired a gripping documentary on “Syria Behind the...

Age of Christian Martyrs Questioned

New research challenges the idea of an Age of Christian Martyrs during the early centuries of Christian expansion in the Mediterranean world. Candida Moss, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of Notre Dame explains: “For...

Sexual Violence in the U.S. Armed Forces

Sexual violence in the United States Armed Forces has become a major problem. Numerous studies and public scandals have highlighted incidents of rape and sexual harassment, which have often gone unpunished. Women who report sexual harassment and rape...

Women Already in Combat

American women are already serving in combat. Although news analysts and commentators continue to debate the merits of placing women in combat roles, many women soldiers and veterans have been dealing with the realities of combat duty for quite some time. The...

US Women in Combat

The Department of Defense has announced that it will lift the ban on women serving in combat positions in the United States military. The move in some ways confirms the already-existing situation in the Iraq War and Afghan War over the past decade, but...

Political Assassinations in Paris

Three Kurdish women were murdered in Paris yesterday in the offices of the Kurdish Institute. The women were all political activists affiliated with the PKK, a Kurdish nationalist group active in Turkey and Iraq. Sakine Cansiz, one of the co-founders...

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