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Tanks in World War II Films

Fury, a new World War II film, will be released this fall, presenting the perspective of United States tank crews fighting in Germany toward the end of the war in Europe. The film focuses on a Sherman tank named Fury and its crew, members of the famous...

Reconsidering Anti-War Films

As the centennial of the outbreak of the First World War approaches, films about the conflict are being re-examined.  Perhaps the most famous film about the First World War is Lewis Milestone’s All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), based on the...

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...

A Sequel to Restrepo

A sequel (of a sort) to Restrepo, the 2010 documentary film by Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington about combat at a firebase in Afghanistan, is being released. The new documentary, Korengal, by Sebastian Junger attempts to contextualize the broader...

Early Colonial Latin America Conference

Symposium on Latin America in the Early Colonial Period 9 am to 3 pm, Saturday, April 11, 2015 Keynote speaker: Laura Matthew, Marquette University This symposium aims to explore the complexities of Latin America during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries,...

Rethinking State Trials

Symposium on Rethinking the State Trials: The Politics of Justice in Later Stuart England Organized by Brian Cowan (McGill University) and Scott Sowerby (Northwestern University) and sponsored by the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Thursday,...

When Robots Can Kill

Robotic technology is advancing rapidly, raising questions about decision-making processes in shooting to kill. Although robotics have many applications, much of the research on robots is funded by military services and defense contractors. This raises...

Area 51 Acknowledged

Recently released Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents acknowledge the existence of the Area 51 military base, which has developed experimental aircraft since the 1950s. The U2 spy plane was developed and tested at Area 51, but the base has since...

Her "apron was all blood"

I am writing about gender and violence in early modern Ireland at the moment for the larger book project. Although my co-writer and I are not concentrating only on violence against women, that has of course been a significant part of the research. So...
From: Dr Dianne Hall on 1 Aug 2013

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...

Elizabethan Privateering and Cyberwar

An op-ed in the New York Times compares cyberwar to the privateering conflicts of the Elizabethan period. Jordan Chandler Hirsch and Sam Adelsberg, authors of the op-ed, argue that “In confronting today’s cyberbattles, the United States should...

Naming Wars

Historians often face difficulties in naming events, including wars. Although many people assume that events simply occur, historians are acutely aware that “events” are socially and culturally constructed. Historians have to grapple with...

Knife Attack on French Soldier

A young man assaulted a French soldier with a knife today that may have been partially patterned on the recent attack on a British soldier in Woolwich. The soldier survived the attack and his attacker has been arrested. Witnesses alleged that the assailant...

Anti-Muslim Attacks in the United Kingdom

Last week, two Islamist militants brutally murdered a British soldier, Drummer Lee Rigby, in Woolwich, running over him with a car and then stabbing and hacking him to death. The shocking murder has prompted outrage in the United Kingdom and beyond. The...

WWII Soldier who Inspired the Dirty Dozen

Jake McNiece, a sergeant in the U.S. 101st Airborne Division during the Second World War, died this year at the age of 93.  McNiece led a squad of paratroops who became known as the “Filthy Thirteen,” which became the model for the war film...

Debate Over Guns on College Campuses

A growing area of the gun control debate concerns the presence of guns on college campuses. Many colleges and universities have long had bans on the possession of guns on their campuses, but pro-gun political action groups would like to change that. Pro-gun...

Archives and Gun Tracking

Historians use archives extensively in their research and are increasingly using digitized archives and other digital humanities project. It is surprising, then, to discover that the United States government is still using low-tech archival methods to...

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...

Buddhists and Religious Violence in Myanmar

Buddhist monks have been involved in several waves of anti-Muslim violence in Myanmar, and certain Buddhist leaders are accused of motivating and orchestrating recent attacks. “In the Western stereotype, Buddhists are meditating pacifists who strive...

Continuing Sectarian Violence in Iraq

Sectarian violence continues in Iraq between Sunni and Shia militants. Amid a series of bombings and attacks there are some signs of connections between sectarian violence in Syria and neighboring Iraq. Sectarian violence became pervasive in Baghdad...

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