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
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… »
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… »
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… »
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 »
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
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…
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… »
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… »
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.
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 →
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… »
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… »
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)
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 »
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… »
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… »
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… »
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…
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 […]
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…
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 »
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… »
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… »
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 »
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… »
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… »
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 … »
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… »
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.
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, »
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 […]
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 … »
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 […]
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… »
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…. »
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…
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…
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… »