Monthly Archives: January 2014

A Crusading Banquet

The Newberry Consort Feast of the Pheasant, February 7 through 9 In February 1454, Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, threw a lavish party to promote a crusade against the Turks, who had taken possession of Constantinople the previous year. … Continue reading

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Editorial Positions at Foreign Affairs

  EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP Foreign Affairs is looking for an Academic Year Intern to join our editorial team. The Academic Year Internship is a full-time paid position in New York City offering exceptional training in serious journalism. The intern works as an … Continue reading

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Relic Veneration and Theft

A story in the news from Italy yesterday sounded like it was straight out of a sixteenth-century broadsheet. A relic of Pope John Paul II’s blood was stolen from a church in the Abruzzo region. The relic at the church … Continue reading

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Oral History of the Troubles in Belfast

The Belfast Project was an oral history project launched by Boston College to collect personal testimonies of people involved in paramilitary violence in the Troubles of Northern Ireland in the late 1960s and 1970s. The oral history testimonies collected by … Continue reading

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The Western Mediterranean and the World

Originally posted on Brian Sandberg: Historical Perspectives:
Teófilo Ruiz, “The Western Mediterranean and the World” FROM THE WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN TO THE ATLANTIC,  CA. 1300 – 1650 Friday, February 7 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm University of Chicago Classics Building, Room…

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Fellowship on European-Arab Relations

The publishing house Brill (Leiden) is sponsoring an annual research Fellowship at the Warburg Institute’s Centre for the History of Arabic Studies in Europe. The Fellowship has been made possible by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award for publishing, which Brill … Continue reading

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Gender and Violence

A new issue of the Journal of International Affairs, entitled “The Gender Issue: Beyond Exclusion,” focuses on gender issues in global societies, including conflict zones. An article by Christine Chinkin and Mary Kaldor examines “Gender and the New Wars.”  Contributions … Continue reading

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