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Presentation at the University of Chicago

Originally posted on Brian Sandberg: Historical Perspectives:
I am looking forward to presenting at the Early Modern and Mediterranean Worlds Workshop at the University of Chicago next week. Brian Sandberg, “Conversion, Confessional Politics, and Violence in the Final Stages of…

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Graduate Student Conference at the Newberry Library

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I am pleased that several of my former graduate students are participating in this week’s Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, sponsored by the Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library. “The Center for…

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Flooding as a Military Strategy

Flooding is part of life in the Netherlands. But, at least since the sixteenth century, humans have deliberately instigated floods as a military strategy. During the Dutch Revolt (1566-1648), dykes were periodically opened in order to flood portions of the … Continue reading

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Brexit Vote and the Reformation

As Britain prepares for the Brexit vote, a major referendum on U.K. membership in the European Union, historical comparisons have framed the debate. References to the Second World War loom large in the Brexit debate. Prime Minister David Cameron and … Continue reading

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Dissertation Seminar in History at the Newberry Library

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library will be hosting a dissertation seminar in History in Fall 2016. Ph.D. candidates in Renaissance, Reformation, Early Modern European, Atlantic World History, and Early Modern World History at Northern Illinois University … Continue reading

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Art History Lectures at the Smart Museum

The Smart Museum at the University of Chicago is offering a series of lectures in art history in April and May 2016. Northern Illinois graduate students are encouraged to attend lectures that relate to their historical studies.

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Graduate Seminar at the Newberry Library

The Newberry Library is offering a graduate seminar on “Gender, Bodies, and the Body Politic in Medieval Europe” in Fall 2016. Northern Illinois University is a consortium member of the Newberry Library. This status allows graduate students at Northern Illinois … Continue reading

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