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Ancient Battlefield Archaeology and DNA Findings

Archaeologists and scientists are discovering new information about the soldiers and conflicts of the past through battlefield archaeology. Recent digs have uncovered the grave of Richard III from the Wars of the Roses (1455-1487) and mass graves...

Perspectives on Global and Local Military History: CFP

Western Illinois University will be hosting an academic conference on Perspectives on Global and Local Military History in April 2023. The call for papers lays out the themes for the conference: “Does the transnational turn in historical...

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...

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...

Forensic Historians and War Crimes

War crimes are once again headline news these days, as the Russian withdrawal from the Kyiv region has exposed numerous bodies of Ukrainian civilians allegedly executed during the Russian offensive of February – March 2022. Ukrainian President Zelensky,...

NIU History Graduate Student Association Conference

Are you interested to learn about new research in History? Have you considered pursuing historical studies and engaging in original historical research? Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a professional historian? Here is an opportunity to...

Giovanni Contarini’s Account of the Lepanto Campaign

I am happy to report that my book review of Kiril Petkov’s translation of Giovanni Pietro Contarini’s account of the Lepanto campaign has been published by the Mediterranean Seminar Review. Contarini, Giovanni Pietro. From Cyprus to Lepanto. Trans....

Nazi Roundups of Dutch Jews in Amsterdam

A new historical exhibition on “The raids of February 22 and 23, 1941” investigates the fates of Dutch Jews who were rounded up by Nazi forces during the German occupation of the Netherlands during the Second World War. The exhibition focuses...

French Politics and the Memory of the Algerian War

The historical memory of the Algerian War (1954-1962) looms large in French politics. Commemorations this weekend of the 60th anniversary of the end of the Algerian War and the establishment of Algerian independence in 1962 come in the midst of intense...

Fighting around Kharkiv

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has proceeded at a relatively slow pace, as Russian troops face stiff resistance in suburban and urban areas, especially in the outskirts of Kharkiv, the second largest city in Ukraine. Historians of siege warfare recognize...

Understanding the Ukraine War

Many historians are closely observing the Ukraine War and commenting on different historical dynamics and patterns that are potentially shaping the conflict. At my university, Northern Illinois University, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences...

Seeing Race Before Race Fellowship: Reminder

I am re-posting this fellowship announcement, since the deadline (8 March 2022) for applications is fast approaching. Premodern critical race studies is a rapidly expanding field within premodern studies. Many historians of the Medieval and Early...

Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Russian military forces have launched a major invasion of Ukraine, escalating the civil conflict in eastern Ukraine into a broader Ukraine War. President Putin has made a televised announcement of a “special military operation” in Ukraine, effectively...

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...

The Ukrainian Crisis and the History of War

The current Ukrainian Crisis is being analyzed by security studies and international relations analysts primarily through the lens of recent Russian History and Eastern European Studies (using area studies approaches). War and Society Studies may...

A Renaissance of Violence

I am happy to report that my review of Colin Rose’s A Renaissance of Violence: Homicide in Early Modern Italy has just been published on H-Italy. “One of the most brazen murders in Bologna’s history occurred on September 8, 1652, when Giacinto...

Seeing Race Before Race Fellowship

Premodern critical race studies is a rapidly expanding field within premodern studies. Many historians of the Medieval and Early Modern World are investigating the histories and languages of race and racism in premodern contexts. The Center for Renaissance...

On Insurrection and Overturning Elections

Former President Trump has now explicitly stated that he aimed on overturning the 2020 election.Trump delivered a speech at a rally in Conroe, Texas, on Saturday, 29 January 2022. “Mike Pence did have the right to change the outcome, and they now want...

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