Category Archives: European Wars of Religion

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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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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Newberry Graduate Scholar-in-Residence Program

The Newberry Library in Chicago is offering residencies for graduate students researching and writing their dissertations.  Graduate students receive a carrel and have access to the impressive rare book, pamphlet, manuscript and map collections of the Newberry Library. The Newberry … Continue reading

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Burial Politics and Intolerance in France

Burial politics and intolerance seem to have been involved in an incident concerning the burial of a Roma (gypsy) baby during the holidays in France. The mayor of the town of Champlan, where the baby lived and died, allegedly refused … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity and Religious Violence, Death and Burial Practices, European Wars of Religion, Historiography of Religious Violence, Human Rights and Religion, Iconoclasm, Law and Religious Intolerance, Purity and Pollution, Religious Intolerance, Religious Nationalism | 1 Comment

On Massacres in Syria, Iraq, and France

Yesterday, 24 August, was the anniversary of the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre in Paris in 1572. The recent news of massacres by ISIS in Syria and Iraq reminds us of the need to investigate seriously the dynamics of religious violence. … Continue reading

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