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Mapping Australia, an encounter between art and maps

In my latest post the importance of maps for combining both classical and digital approaches for historical research got some attention. It is not a coincidence that I would like to follow this trail by looking at a number of examples, but I had not expected that an exhibition in Utrecht would become the focus point. 1,669 more words

Legal History

Separate And Not Quite Equal: “Enjoying” Reduced Rights Based On One’s “Status,” and Nothing More, In the Separate Society

In my last post, the first in a series looking at the legal history behind the ability of the American military to prosecute American citizens for civilian offenses committed within the United States during peacetime (absence of declaration of war), I summarized the evolution of statutes governing military criminal jurisdiction. 3,406 more words

Military Legal History

Book Profile: The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition

The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition by Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri, edited and translated from Arabic by Elias Muhanna, Manning Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Brown University, (New York: Penguin, 2016). 234 more words


The Law, the Blog, and the Historian

By Alan Ball

I started a blog on the Wisconsin Supreme Court a few years ago at the urging of my wife, an appellate lawyer whose career has ranged through both the civil and criminal fields. 754 more words

Project for the Study of Dissidence and Samizdat

“Samizdat” is the Russian term invented in the 1950s to describe the self-published uncensored texts distributed through unofficial networks in the Soviet Union and other communist countries. 217 more words

European History

Lewes History Group: Bulletin 74, September 2016

Please note: this Bulletin is being put on the website one month after publication. If you would like to receive the Bulletin by email as soon as it is published, please contact the Membership Secretary about joining the Lewes History Group, and to renew your membership at the start of the calendar year. 3,153 more words


Nuremberg Trials Project

The Harvard Law School Library has created a digital collection to make publicly available some of its million + pages on the Nuremberg Trial. The project has cataloged materials relating to three of the thirteen trials and provided digitized documents and a partial trial transcript for the first trial, the Medical Case. 77 more words

European History