Category Archives: Christianity and Religious Violence

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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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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Post-Doctoral Position in Religious History

The Newberry Library is offering a post-doctoral fellowship in religious history in conjunction with its initiative on Religious Change in Europe, 1450-1700. Northern Illinois University graduate students who have taken HIST 640 Religious Violence in Comparative Perspective from 1500 to … Continue reading

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Mutual Imaginings of Europe and the Middle East Conference

Mutual Imaginings of Europe and the Middle East (800-1700) A conference is being organized at Barnard College on “Beyond Borders: Mutual Imaginings of Europe and the Middle East (800-1700).” Faculty and graduate students in medieval early modern European and Mediterranean … Continue reading

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Religious Violence against Students in Kenya

Al-Shabab gunmen carried out a brutal massacre of Christian students at a university in Kenya yesterday.  “Somali militants burst into a university in eastern Kenya on Thursday and killed nearly 150 students,” according to the New York Times. The New … Continue reading

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