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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...

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...

Religion in American Right-Wing Politics

“She said she wanted to be a part of ‘staking claim’ to what God was doing. ‘This is a Jesus movement,’ Ms. Jackson said. ‘I believe God removed Donald for a time, so the church would wake up and have confidence in itself again to take our...

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,...

Mediterranean Displacements

The history of migration has become a major area of study in the Mediterranean World. The recent patterns of migration by North Africans, Sub-Saharan Africans, and Syrians across the Mediterranean toward European nations has created a series of political...

Sedition and Civil Conflict in the United States

Today, the FBI arrested a eleven members of the Oath Keepers, a far-right militia, over their involvement in the Storming of the United States Capitol on 6 January 2021. The U.S. Department of Justice is charging Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers,...

Race and Conflict in the Early Modern Mediterranean

I am happy to report that my most recent article has just been published in Mediterranean Studies. It took a number of years to do the research, writing, rewriting, revisions, and editing to produce the article, but here (finally) it is: Sandberg,...

500th Anniversary of the Diet of Worms of 1521

Five hundred years ago this month, a monk and radical religious reformer confronted the powerful Holy Roman Emperor at the Imperial Diet held in the city of Worms in April 1521. Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk and professor at the University of...

Islamic Art History Resource

A new online resource for Islamic art history has just been launched online. Northern Illinois University students in my HIST 110 History of the Western World I course are studying the expansion of Islam at this point in the semester and may want...

Je suis enseignant Rallies in France

Tens of thousands of French citizens are rallying today in memory of Samuel Paty, a history and geography teacher, who was brutally murdered on Friday near the collège (middle school) where he taught. Rally in memory of Samuel Paty in the...

Attack on History Teacher near Paris

I was deeply saddened to hear of yesterday’s horrific attack on Samuel Paty, a history and geography teacher in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, near Paris, who was brutally killed and beheaded by an 18-year-old militant after leaving the collège...

Speech as Protest: Being Heard and Taking Up Space in the Premodern World

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library is hosting a virtual conference on Speech as Protest: Being Heard and Taking Up Space in the Premodern World. This virtual conference is organized by Elisa J. Jones (College of Charleston) and...

Reflecting on the European Wars of Religion in an Age of Religious Violence

I am happy to report that my latest article has been published in the 50th anniversary issue of Sixteenth Century Journal. “We allegedly live in an age of religious warfare. Ever since the September 11 Attacks in 2001, journalists, analysts, observers,...

Political Realism in Apocalyptic Times

This week’s horrific Easter bombings in Sri Lanka remind us once again of the troubling presence of religious violence in today’s world. Alison McQueen recent book, Political Realism in Apocalyptic Times (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,...

Doctoral Travel Fellowship in Reformation History

SOCIETY FOR REFORMATION RESEARCH CHRISMAN TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP FOR DOCTORAL RESEARCH 2019 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS To honor a long-time member and past president of the Society for Reformation Research, the society offers the Miriam Usher Chrisman Travel Fellowship...

Painting from Louis XIV’s Reign Discovered in Paris

A large seventeenth-century oil painting (measuring 10-by-20-foot) has been discovered behind a wall in a building that is currently being restored for an Oscar de la Renta boutique in Paris. After workers discovered the painting, Oscar de la Renta brought...

The Antichrist and Apocalyptic Thinking Today

Apocalyptic thinking is alive and well in today’s world. The Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church has ignited controversy by prognosticating that the Antichrist will use the internet to gain control of humanity. The BBC reports on the Patriarch’s...

Religion, Politics, and Violence in Early Modern France at the ASCH 2019

Historians discussed religion, politics, and violence in early modern France at the American Society of Church History (ASCH) conference in Chicago this weekend. The ASCH promotes the academic study of the history of Christianity and is one of the affiliated...

The Eighty Years’ War and the Birth of the Netherlands

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is inaugurating a major new exhibition on the Dutch Revolt (or the Eighty Years’ War) next week. The curators explain that “This year is the 450th anniversary of the outbreak of the Eighty Years’ War, and...

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