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A History of Water by Edward Wilson-Lee

“Many historians begin their chronicles by praising history, but these praises always sell the matter short,” wrote Damião de Góis, a Portuguese royal archivist, in his account of the reign of Manuel I, published in 1566-7. “History is infinite,”...
From: Mathew Lyons on 29 Sep 2022

Remembering the Holodomor

The cover of Erin Litteken’s Memory Keeper of Kyiv. Erin Litteken tells the story of four generations of women of an American family. At the centre of the story is Cassie, the young widow, who struggles to come to terms with her husband’s recent...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 23 Sep 2022

Before Silencing the Past: Michel-Rolph Trouillot’s Stirring the Pot of Haitian History

By Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall Review of: Trouillot, Michel-Rolph. Stirring the Pot of Haitian History [Ti difé boulé sou istoua Ayiti, 1977]. Trans. and edited by Mariana Past and Benjamin Hebblethwaite. Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 22 Aug 2022

Stalking the Atomic City by Markiyan Kamysh

Forget the war for a moment. Since 1986 there has been an area of land between Kyiv and the Belarus border the size of Luxembourg which people are forbidden to enter. At its heart is the nuclear power plant at Chernobyl, which went into meltdown that...
From: Mathew Lyons on 19 Aug 2022

Come to This Court and Cry: How the Holocaust Ends by Linda Kinstler

On February 23 1965, a team of six Israeli agents lured a man named Herbert Cukurs, a Latvian exile then living in Brazil, to an empty property in Montevideo, Uruguay. The team leader had spent six months posing as an Austrian businessman in São Paulo....
From: Mathew Lyons on 19 Aug 2022

Landscapes of Silence: From Childhood to the Arctic by Hugh Brody

One night in the winter of 1961–2, the anthropologist Hugh Brody sat on the bed in his attic room in his parents’ house, placed a cartridge in his shotgun, leaned the shotgun barrel against his head and pulled the trigger. ‘My sense of having no...
From: Mathew Lyons on 8 Aug 2022

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...

The Assassination of the Czar: A Course Project Examining US Newspaper Editorials, March 1881

By E. Thomas Ewing, Stratis Bohle, Justin Noel, Tim Pfeifer, Chris Porter, and Taylor Wentzel On March 1, 1881, assassins killed Emperor Alexander II of Russia in St. Petersburg. On the following day, March 14, 1881 (in the Western calendar), newspapers...
From: Age of Revolutions on 2 May 2022

Álvares de Azevedo’s “Memory of Dying” [Lembrança de Morrer] | Leandro Machado (Trans.)

Translated by Leandro Machado, based in the northern part of Brazil, who is an architect, freelance translator, and teaches Portuguese as a foreign language. Álvares de Azevedo Manuel Antônio Álvares de Azevedo (1831–52), referred to usually...

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...

Supervisory Historian Position at the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Institute is currently hiring a Supervisory Historian at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. The National Portrait Gallery provides a brief history: “The National Portrait Gallery was authorized and founded by Congress...

The History of Black History Month

As Black History Month is celebrated in the United States, it seems like a good time to revisit its history. “In his red-brick rowhouse in the heart of D.C., the man who would become known as the ‘father of Black history’ wrote furiously. From...

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...

Military Contractors in the French Wars of Religion

I am happy to report that my latest publication on military contractors in the French Wars of Religion is finally in print. This is a chapter in a collective volume on Die Kapitalisierung des Krieges / The Capitalization of War. Here is the...

Race in the Museum: Representing Diversity

The Center for Renaissance Studies is hosting an online discussion of Race in the Museum: Representing the Diversity of the Early Modern World. This discussion will interest early modern scholars working in pre-modern race studies, early modern history,...

Ceræ Volume 9: Call For Papers

Ritual: Practice, Performance, Perception Rituals pervade human life. From small or mundane rituals like brushing our teeth or making one’s daily coffee, to grand ceremonies that mark important life stages, rituals are everywhere. This has prompted...
From: CERAE Impressions: A Blog on 4 Jan 2022

Education Specialist Position at the LBJ Presidential Library

The National Archives and Records Administration is currently hiring an Education Specialist at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. The NARA announcement indicates: “NARA has an open position for an Education Specialist...

Historical Memory of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Today, the United States is remembering the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Concerns with historical memory and the disappearance of the World War II generation are apparent with this year’s commemoration of the 80th anniversary...

Archivist Job Openings with the National Archives

The National Archives and Records Administration has 35 archivist job openings at their location in Spanish Lake, MO. The job announcement indicates: “This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. The purpose of...

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