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Early Modern Italy 1550-1790: A Comprehensive Bibliography of titles in English and French | Gregory Hanlon – Academia.edu

This most recent edition of the bibliography contains almost 18,000 titles in English (64%) and French (36%), with an expanded introductory section on historiography. It deals with every aspect of Italian history and culture from the Late Renaissance

31 July 2014

Legal History Blog: Gordon, "The Forgotten Nuremberg Hate Speech Case"

Gregory S. Gordon (University of North Dakota – School of Law) has posted "The Forgotten Nuremberg Hate Speech Case: Otto Dietrich and the Future of Persecution Law." The article appears in Volume 75 of the Ohio State Law Journal (2014). Here’s the abstract: Among international jurists, the conventional wisdom is that atrocity speech law sprang fully formed from two judgments issued by the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg (IMT): the crimes against humanity conviction of Nazi newspa…  »

31 July 2014

Victims or heroines: GULAG survivors tell their stories on film | Russia Beyond The Headlines

A documentary featuring interviews with some of the last women to live through the Soviet labor camps is nearing completion.

31 July 2014

The Vegetable Crucifix A number of Downside’s… – DOWNSIDE ABBEY Archives and Library

The Vegetable Crucifix A number of Downside’s monks have taken an active interest in the more obscure byways of ecclesiastical history, perhaps none more so than Dom Ethelbert Horne (1858-1952). A noted archaeologist and antiquary, he became an FSA in 1924 and was appointed titular Abbot of Glastonbury in 1929. As Custodian of Relics at Downside, Dom Ethelbert both preserved and researched the abbey’s assemblage, but he also took an active interest in relics preserved in other English and Cont…  »

31 July 2014

Next Steps: Catherine McNeur | Urban History Association

Catherine McNeur The UHA blog is beginning a series on the Urban History Association’s past award winners, the process of creating the work and, in the case of the dissertation prize, turning it into a book. The first subject is Catherine McNeur, an assistant professor of environmental and public history at Portland State University.  Her Yale dissertation won the UHA prize in 2012 and it is coming out as a book this fall with Harvard University Press.  (Available through Amazon, HUP, and Portl…  »

31 July 2014

Tanks in World War II Films | Brian Sandberg: Historical Perspectives

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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 U.S. Third Armored Division. The film stars Brad Pitt and apparently portrays the war as brutal and gritty rather than the “Good War” of nostalgia. The New York Times offers an early review of the film. Northern Illinois University students of  »

31 July 2014

Legal History Blog: Iowa Law Review Symposium on Gideon v. Wainwright

The Iowa Law Review has posted all of the articles stemming from its November 2013 Symposium on the 50th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright.  Several may be of special interest to legal historians: Lawrence Herman, Gideon and the Golden Thread Jerold H. Israel, Gideon v. Wainwright – From a 1963 Perspective Bruce R. Jacob, The Gideon Trials Sara Mayeaux, Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Before Powell v. Alabama: Lessons from History for the Future of the Right to Counsel

31 July 2014

Top 10 war poems | Books | theguardian.com

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This week marks a century since the outbreak of the first world war. Chosen from 1,000 years of English writing about war, poet and Oxford professor Jon Stallworthy selects some of the best attempts to think through this most extreme of human experiences Read more writers’ top 10s Continue reading…

31 July 2014

The Dangers of History Analogies | The Diplomat

Recent years have seen various Asian leaders use historical analogies to describe current events. This is dangerous.

31 July 2014

Guest Post: Teaching and the Problem with Parties in the Early Republic « The Junto

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Guest poster Mark Boonshoft discusses the challenges he’s faced in teaching the politics of the early republic.

30 July 2014

When is enough enough? Reading (and swimming) | williamgpooley

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At the moment, I’m focusing on two things: swimming, and an article. The article is based on the archival research I did for my doctorate, but which also addresses several other fields, fields that aren’t really in my comfort zone. To give you an idea, my doctoral research was into the lives of the singers and storytellers that a man named Félix Arnaudin collected folklore from at the end of the nineteenth century. An obvious field to address this to is other folklorists working today, and that…  »

30 July 2014

Legal Crossroads of Empire: Exeter Historians’ Exhibit Opens This Week | Imperial & Global Forum

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Dr Nandini Chatterjee History Department, University of Exeter Mughal Emperor, seated, handing the Grant of Diwani to Lord Clive, 1765. © The British Library Board, Foster 29 On 31 July, the exhibition titled “A court at the crossroads of empire: stories from the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council” will open at the UK Supreme Court, London. You won’t want to miss it. There is colour and drama, and stories that range from murder to child custody, and from Australia to the Caribbean. And t…  »

30 July 2014

How the Guardian reported the first world war: Peace of Europe depends upon the will of Russia | World news | theguardian.com

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Originally published in the Manchester Guardian on 20 July 1914 Austria to continue her advance Belgrade shelled Attack on Servian capital reported The peace of Europe depends upon the will of Russia. If she decides to support Servia in the field nothing can save Europe from a great war. Mr. Asquith in the House of Commons yesterday afternoon said the situation at the moment was one of extreme gravity, and the British government were doing everything to circumscribe the area of possible confli…  »

30 July 2014

Tracy Chapman – Debut Album (1988) Track by Track Review | Open Access History and American Studies | Dr. Darren R. Reid | Podcasts, Lectures, Videos, Blogs and More

Tracy Chapman’s debut album was one of the most important protest records of the 1980s. Explore the album one track at a time in this critical review…

30 July 2014

Leiden’s oldest Koran fragments more than a century older than previously believed – News – News & Events

Leiden University offers outstanding international students an intellectually exciting learning environment with high academic standards. Rather than concentrating on knowledge transfer, the focus is on debate and critical thinking whereby students’ abilities to think independently is greatly stimulated.

30 July 2014

Prisoner of War Photograph Album, Joseph McEnroe, WWI « The Cricket Bat that Died for Ireland

This July we commemorate the centenary of the First World War and remember those men who served in the various armies of all nations. Two such men were brothers Thomas and Joseph McEnroe, who served with the Royal Irish Fusiliers, and between them their experience covers the war years between 1914 and 1918. This album … Continue reading →

30 July 2014

historypunk: Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a GIF.

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Over the last two years, New York art director,  Kevin Weir, has been selecting historic photographs from The Library of Congress flickr stream and using them to create animated GIFs, which he shares on his blog. The results are delightfully absurd and utterly compelling. I was surprised to find that so many of the photographs chosen by Weir were taken during the Great War. Perhaps I shouldn’t have been. Artists have long drawn from traditions of absurdity and surrealism to understand and expr…  »

30 July 2014

Jumbles: experimenting with eighteenth-century recipes | The History Fox

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I have been working my way through the fascinating collection of digitised receipt books at the Wellcome Library. As keeper, feeder and walker of two children, a shift-working husband and a dog, archive days are pretty hard to come by and I therefore feel utterly justified in doing a little victory dance when such rich and personal sources are made available to me through the magic of the internet. There is, however, a downside. I am an information magpie – I am easily distracted by sparkly lit…  »

29 July 2014

Historical and Cultural Geographies of Woods and Forests – CFP

Historical and Cultural Geographies of Woods and Forests – CFP – Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text file (.txt) or read online for free. CFP – Forest and woods session at ICHG http://www.ichg2015.org convened by Carl Griffin (Sussex) and Charles Watkins (Nottingham)

29 July 2014

The Tragedy of American Diplomacy and US Imperialism | Imperial & Global Forum

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Marc-William Palen History Department, University of Exeter Follow on Twitter @MWPalen William Appleman Williams is considered the founder of the “strongly influential” Wisconsin School of U.S. foreign relations imperial history that took root from within the History Department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Williams’s book The Tragedy of American Diplomacy, first published in 1959, was the first of many revisionist imperial histories of American foreign policy that appeared amid what  »

29 July 2014

Women’s Early Modern Letters Online: project update and workshop announcement! | Cultures of Knowledge

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Dr Kim McLean-Fiander In 2013, CofK announced that I (a CofK alumna and former Digital Editor of EMLO) had received a two-year British Academy/Leverhulme grant with my co-investigator, Professor James Daybell of Plymouth University, to produce a sister project to EMLO called WEMLO: Women’s Early Modern Letters Online. Today, I’m providing an update on what WEMLO has accomplished in the past year and what’s on our agenda for the upcoming year. In August 2013, James and I held the first WEMLO wo…  »

29 July 2014

‘Will Harvey’s War’ | FW Harvey

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Any readers who follow our social media accounts about Harvey (@FWHarvey on Twitter, and here on Facebook) will probably be aware that Harvey’s “lost novel” has been adapted as a play titled ‘Will Harvey’s War’ at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham as the launch event for the Gloucestershire Remembers WWI community outreach programme (the play runs from 30 July to 2 August 2014). Additionally, the novel has been published internationally by the History Press. Last night, ITV West Country News a…  »

29 July 2014

Assistant Professor, History of Art at University of Western Australia

View details for this Assistant Professor, History of Art job vacancy at University of Western Australia in Australasia. Apply now on jobs.ac.uk

29 July 2014

Gangs of New York: Recruiting the Irish ‘Straight Off the Boat’ | Irish in the American Civil War

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One of the best known scenes in Martin Scorcese’s 2002 movie Gangs of New York is that which depicts the enlistment of Irish emigrants ‘straight off the boat’ into the Union army. The seemingly unsuspecting men are quickly dressed in uniform and packed off for the front, even as those unfortunates who have gone before are brought back in coffins. This scene is one of the most influential in dictating modern memory of Irish recruitment into the Union army. The popular image of thousands of Irish…  »

29 July 2014

“Will you not be glad to go out?” | Conviction

Thursday 30 January 1840 Somberly, Miss Martin calls the two little boys to her. Tomorrow their thirty day sentence will be up and they will leave her charge. Since their boisterous cellmates departed last weekend, the hours have slipped by slowly without incident. The Gaoler has not been required to reprimand the young boys who…

29 July 2014

Teaching Fellow in Roman Imperial History at University of Warwick

View details for this Teaching Fellow in Roman Imperial History job vacancy at University of Warwick in Midlands of England. Apply now on jobs.ac.uk

29 July 2014

Birth: personal stories to population policies

Birth involves the act of parturition, the beginning of the human life course and the expansion of the family unit. Throughout history, birth has been monitored and managed by individuals, institutions and the state – directly and indirectly – due […]

29 July 2014

Manioc : bibliothèque numérique Caraïbe, Amazonie, plateau des Guyanes

Livres patrimoniaux en texte intégral, images historiques, conférences audio et vidéo, cartes, travaux de recherche sur la Caraïbe, le plateau des Guyane, l’Amazonie et les régions ou centres d’intérêt liés à ces territoires. Manioc is a digital specialized library on the Caribbean, the Amazon, Guyana and regions or areas of interest related to these countries. Manioc es una biblioteca digital especializada en el Caribe, la Amazonia, Guyana, Guyana y la meseta de las regiones o áreas de int…

29 July 2014

Humanities at the Crossroads: The Indiana case study | Public History Commons

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Editor’s Note: This is the fourth piece in a series on the “crisis” in the humanities. A post introducing the series can be found here. Pottery wheel demonstration at Conner Prairie living history museum in Fishers, Indiana. Photo credit: Derek Jensen In the past few years, the airwaves have been filled with angst about the state of the humanities, primarily in college and university humanities departments. Humanities at the Crossroads (HAC), a national initiative to examine the future of the  »

29 July 2014

Does pain have a history? | OUPblog

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It’s easy to assume that we know what pain is. We’ve all experienced pain, from scraped knees and toothaches to migraines and heart attacks. When people suffer around us, or we witness a loved one in pain, we can also begin to ‘feel’ with them. But is this the end of the story? In the three videos below Joanna Bourke, author of The Story of Pain: From Prayer to Painkillers, talks about her fascination with pain from a historical perspective. She argues that the ways in which people respond to w…  »

29 July 2014

The Leper’s Legendary Decay

Zombies are now a horror staple that spans mediums, and justly so. Zombies combine our intellectual fear of social decay and loss of self with our instinctual horror at the notion of a disease that…

29 July 2014

Meet the Editor: Dr. Kristin Stapleton, Twentieth-Century China – Maney Chinese Studies

Photo by Douglas Levere Twentieth-Century China Editor Kristin Stapleton came on board in 2014. The modern China scholar, based at University of Buffalo, recently took some time out of her schedule to talk about her goals for the journal, advice for young scholars, and her summer reading list. Read the Q&A below: China’s New Sorrow: Water-Management Policies, Environmental Degradation, and Salar-Tibetan Minority Relations in Qinghai Province, 1862-1978 Acting out Reform: Thea…  »

29 July 2014

One Giant Leap….. Reflections on the 45th Anniversary of the Moon Landing |- HowardWillens.com

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Introduction This week marks the 45th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing. It is hard to overstate the impact of this event to the world at the time; the moon landing was a major victory for America in the space race between the US and USSR, and was a moment shared with the entire nation through the expanding medium of television. The moon landing holds even additional significance for my generation as it represented the fulfillment of President Kennedy’s bold promise that America  »

29 July 2014

Historians Continue Conversation about Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

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In the summer issue of Perspectives on History, published online, historians wrote about the historical context of the Supreme Court decision on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. In “Property v. Liberty: The Supreme Court’s Radical Break with Its Historical Treatment of Corporations,” Ruth H. Bloch and Naomi R. Lamoreaux examine the legal history surrounding the rights of corporations. Alonzo Hamby reflects on the Hobby Lobby case as representing a cultural conflict, and John Fea writes about it in the c…  »

29 July 2014

The Coastal History Blog | Port Towns and Urban Cultures

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Blog 20: Contemplating Time and Tide in the Sailor’s Magazine When nineteenth-century Britons stood facing the ocean, what did they think about? Did they rejoice in the healthy sea breezes? Fret about a French invasion? Did they daydream about travel, worry about stock market crashes, plot the conversion of unbelievers in far-flung colonies?  Or, watching the waves themselves, did they marvel at the scientific achievement represented by the compilation of precise tide tables for the entire plan…  »

29 July 2014

The vexed question of the departmental photocopier, circa 1903 | Classically Inclined

One of the things I discovered when I was traipsing through the Newnham College archives, more specifically through the minutes of the Education Committee, was a set of exchanges that demonstrated how very little changes in academia. These days, it’s quite common for departments to debate what to do about the departmental photocopier – can we afford a new one? If we can, are we going to get one of those whizzy ones that can scan, and if so, how whizzy do we want to go? Most importantly, who is …  »

28 July 2014

Some thoughts on ‘four nations history’ and the history of sexuality | Four Nations History Network

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Some thoughts on ‘four nations history’ and the history of sexuality This week, PhD Student Simon Jenkins considers the implications of a ‘four nations’ approach for our understanding of the history of sexuality.  In an  earlier piece on this blog, Daryl Leeworthy pointed towards the drawbacks of Anglo-centric approaches and historians’ frequent conflation of ‘Britain’ with ‘England’ in the field of labour history. Similar setbacks exist in the area of sexuality. Notwithstanding classic studies…  »

28 July 2014

RTÉ World War 1 – 100 Years on from the start of The Great War

On the 100th anniversary of the start of World War 1 RTÉ looks at the Great War from Ireland’s perspective.

28 July 2014

Watch How American Cities Grew Through Thousands of Historic Maps

Good thing it’s almost the holiday weekend and you don’t need to be productive because the USGS just launched a heck of a time-wasting website. Now you can explore cities through beautiful old maps, some dating all the way back to 1884. But here’s the best part: You can mix and match many maps to tell your own geographic story.

28 July 2014

Frederik Dhondt: Crimea and the Balkans revisited

Sadly, Ukraine and Crimea have frequently been at the centre of international attention since the Maidan demonstrations and the ensuing (Russian-inspired) disintegration of the Ukrainian State. International Lawyers produced interesting opinions on the legality of Putin’s intervention or the Ukrainian government’s right not to acknowledge the validity of the referendum. Some legal accounts start the story at Catharine the Great’s conquest of Crimea during the Russo-Turkish War of the 1770s. Yet,  »

28 July 2014

2014 Conference Update | s-usih.org

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The 2014 USIH Conference schedule is almost ready for release! In the meantime, we wanted to draw attention to few of the events we have planned: On Thursday night, the conference will open with a plenary on THE IDEOLOGY PROBLEM […]

28 July 2014

John Humphrys throws down gauntlet to Melvyn Bragg over use of present tense | Media | The Guardian

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Today presenter teasingly berates Radio 4 colleague for ‘speaking like newspaper headlines’ in history show In Our Time It’s war. The next time Melvyn Bragg uses or permits the use of the present tense in speaking about the past, those noises off will be the sound of Today presenter John Humphrys grinding his teeth and sharpening his battle-axe. "This is important, this is a battle the war is going to be about stuff like this," Humphrys said, throwing down the gauntlet on the Radio 4 programme …  »

28 July 2014

American Soldiers, American Culture | s-usih.org

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Thinking back on the excellent Foreign Policy and the Left Roundtable we’ve recently had, I find myself considering other questions that need to be asked about the recent history of American foreign policy. However, while the various posts addressed a […]

27 July 2014

Irish nurse’s account of the war: A Very Private Diary

Review: Mary Morris’s absorbing diary is a tonic to so many outsized histories of the second World War by those who had not been there

27 July 2014

The Anatomy of Renaissance Art | Science | Smithsonian

The Renaissance may be best known for its artworks: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel and “David,” and Da Vinci’s

27 July 2014

How Will I Know? Black Politics and the Search for Historical Truth

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Late in his life, Captain Paul Cuffe, a prominent African American mariner of the early national period, began exploring the possibilities of emigration to West Africa. But in a reminiscence on the captain’s accomplishments, the black editors of Freedom’s Journal altered the record, writing some of those explorations out of African American history. As I listened to that presentation on Cuffe and others at this past weekend’s annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Re…  »

27 July 2014

Drinking for Freedom | Clio’s Intemperance

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This holiday weekend, as people across the United States celebrate the anniversary of the American colonies’ declaration of independence, many will do so by firing up backyard grills and enjoying cold, crisp bottles of beer. Beer is particularly popular in the United States at the moment, thanks to the rapid spread of innovative breweries across the country. Drinking also seems to go hand-in-hand with holiday celebrations, but there is a certain appeal to enjoying a cold beer on a hot July day….  »

27 July 2014

Call for Papers – Leeds IMC | History of Women in Medieval Wales, Ireland & Scotland

We will be at Leeds International Medieval Congress 2015! We are looking for participants for our session on Women in Ireland, Wales and Scotland. Seeing how the theme is Reform and Renewal  we would be particularly interested in papers relating to Women and the Church. This can be relating to: Women and patrons and benefactors Women and…

26 July 2014

Naomi Lloyd-Jones | The site for four nations political historian Naomi Lloyd-Jones

Welcome to my new site! I am Naomi Lloyd-Jones, a third year AHRC-funded PhD student at King’s College London. I am using a four nations framework to analyse reactions to the Home Rule crisis. Rich though the scholarship on Home Rule is, it remains overwhelmingly Anglo-centric in focus. Many existing conclusions cannot be applied outside…

26 July 2014

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History | Imperial & Global Forum

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One among many untouched photos from Soviet Siberia. See story below. Picture: TRIVA photographers Marc-William Palen History Department, University of Exeter Follow on Twitter @MWPalen The Financial Times is making a global demand for more historians of wine. Also, killing Hitler, and more on New Left critiques of American imperialism. Oh, and did I mention contraband photos from Soviet Siberia? Here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. Serious Student Drinking Jancis Robi…  »

26 July 2014

The western front in the first world war and now – interactive | Art and design | theguardian.com

Archive photographs of significant events of the first world war in Belgium, France and England are matched with the locations today

26 July 2014

Untold stories of the war | Books | The Guardian

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Jeremy Paxman, Michael Morpurgo, Pat Barker and other writers tell some of the surprising and heart-rending stories still emerging from the conflict Continue reading…

26 July 2014