Monthly Archives: October 2012

SMH Group Blog

The Society for Military History has a new group blog, the SMH Blog, which will offer posts and discussions of all aspects of the history of war and society. I am thrilled to be participating in the SMH blog as … Continue reading

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US Elections Viewed from France

The 2012 United States Presidential Election is being closely followed in France, where I am currently doing archival research. Daily radio and television news broadcasts are filled with the latest U.S. political news, tracking opinion polls and each major twist … Continue reading

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Chaïm Soutine Exhibition at Musée de l’Orangerie

A blustery fall day seemed like the perfect occasion to visit the Musée de l’Orangerie and enjoy Claude Monet’s waterlillies. The permanent collection of works by Modigliano, Picasso, Dérain, Cézanne, Soutine, and others is fabulous. The current temporary exhibition at … Continue reading

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Grant Writing Workshop at NIU

Grant Writing Workshop for Graduate Students On Monday, 29 October from 5-5:50 in DuSable 422, the Graduate Office will be holding a workshop on applying for grants that is open to all graduate students. Andrea Buford from the Office of … Continue reading

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World Poll on US Presidential Election

If the United States Presidential Election were a worldwide election, it wouldn’t even be close: Obama would win in a massive landslide. The BBC recently conducted a worldwide poll, asking which candidate non-U.S. citizens around the world would vote for … Continue reading

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Italian Voices Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS Italian Voices: Oral and Written Cultures in Early Modern Italy Conference at the University of Leeds Thursday 5-Friday 6 September 2013 Venue: School of Music This conference is being organized as part of the project ‘Oral culture, … Continue reading

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Western Society for French History Conference in Banff

Last weekend, I attended the Western Society for French History conference in Banff, Canada. The WSFH is one of two major academic conferences concerning French history  held annually in North America. I participated in two sessions on “The Wars of … Continue reading

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