Category Archives: Protestantism 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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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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Bans on Atheists in Public Office

More than 50 years after the United States Supreme Court ruled that states could not use a “religious test” for officials, bans on atheists serving in public office remain in many states. According to the New York Times, “Maryland and … Continue reading

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Religion and International Relations

Scholars and analysts studying with international relations are finally starting to pay some attention to the role of in diplomatic culture and foreign policy formulation. Leo P. Ribuffo reports that “at the June 2014 meeting of the Society of Historians … Continue reading

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Update on Oral History and the IRA

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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Newberry Dissertation Seminar – Fall 2014

Fall 2014 Dissertation Seminar for Historians Directed by Constantin Fasolt, University of Chicago, and John Marino, University of California, San Diego http://www.newberry.org/09262014-2014-dissertation-seminar-historians Limited to 12 participants who have passed all examinations and achieved ABD status by the time of the … Continue reading

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