Monthly Archives: June 2013

Berlusconi Found Guilty

Italian ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi has been found guilty of engaging in sex with an underage prostitute and of abuse of power. If the “Rubygate” conviction is upheld, Berlusconi would serve 7 years in prison and be banned from holding public … Continue reading

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Sexual Assault in the US Military

Sexual assault in the United States military has recently been recognized as a serious problem, but the issue has deep roots. Veterans of the Vietnam War have begun to offer testimony of sexual assaults during the 1960s and 1970s. A … Continue reading

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Paid Newspaper Coverage

Don’t like the news stories about your organization?  Or, think that newspapers are ignoring your organization’s work? Apparently, now you can simply pay newspapers to cover your organization and control its public image. Several California universities recently signed contracts with … Continue reading

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Sex, Gender, and World War II

Marie Louise Roberts explores gender and sexuality among American soldiers serving in France during the Second World War in a new book entitled, What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France. Roberts is Professor of … Continue reading

Posted in Civilians and Refugees in War, European History, French History, Gender and Warfare, History of Violence, War, Culture, and Society, Women and Gender History | Leave a comment

French Presidential Palace Auctions Wines

The Palais de l’Élysée, official residence of the Président de la République in France, auctioned off approximately 10 percent of its wine cellar this week. This is reportedly the first such sale by the Élysée, intended to raise money to … Continue reading

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Emotions in Medieval and Early Modern History

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library is offering a 10-week graduate seminar: The History of Emotions, Medieval and Early Modern Directed by Barbara Rosenwein, Loyola University Chicago Early application deadline: Monday, June 10 2:00 – 5:00 pm … Continue reading

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Elizabethan Privateering and Cyberwar

An op-ed in the New York Times compares cyberwar to the privateering conflicts of the Elizabethan period. Jordan Chandler Hirsch and Sam Adelsberg, authors of the op-ed, argue that “In confronting today’s cyberbattles, the United States should think less about … Continue reading

Posted in Early Modern Europe, Early Modern World, History of Violence, Information Management, Laws of War, Maritime History, Piracy, Reformation History, Religious Violence, Renaissance Art and History, Strategy and International Politics, War, Culture, and Society, Warfare in the Early Modern World | 1 Comment