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Brian Sandberg

Associate Professor
Northern Illinois University
Un Courage viril. Le genre et la violence en France pendant les Guerres de Religion
01 October 2014 -
30 June 2015
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Brian Sandberg is an Associate Professor of History at Northern Illinois University who is interested in the intersections of religion, violence, and political culture during the European Wars of Religion. His monograph entitled, Warrior Pursuits: Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010), examines provincial nobles’ orchestration of civil violence in southern France in the early seventeenth century. Sandberg has served as a Solmsen Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the Medici Archive Project, and a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute. He is currently revising a book manuscript on War and Conflict in the Early Modern World and researching a book project on A Virile Courage: Gender and Violence in the French Wars of Religion, 1562-1629.

In 1620, a noblewoman from Auvergne, described as “valiant” and “courageous”, left her province leading one hundred knights to join Marie de’ Medici during the ongoing civil war. This example of transgressing the boundaries of gender highlights a “woman warrior” directly engaged in the violence of the Wars of Religion that devastated France between 1562 and 1629.

In modern France, religious divisions separated the Calvinist and Catholic communities, building religious (or sectarian) boundaries while at the same time establishing new gender distinctions in French society. Despite these social barriers, women were major historical players in the Wars of Religion, promoting religious reforms and political programmes in a context of intense sectarian violence.

My objective is to carry out intensive research in French archives for a book project entitled Un Courage viril. Le genre et la violence en France pendant les Guerres de religion, 1562-1629 [Virile Courage. Gender and Violence in France during the Wars of Religion, 1562-1629], examining the gendered nature of violence and political culture during the Wars of Religion. This will be a comprehensive study of the role of gender in religious violence in France in the modern era, drawing up new perspectives on the dynamics of religious activism and sectarian violence.

Colloque international organisé par C. zum Kolk (IEA de Paris) et K. Wilson-Chevalier (American University of Paris)
08 Oct 2015 09:00 -
09 Oct 2015 17:45,
Paris :
Femmes à la cour de France – charges et fonctions (Moyen Âge – XIXe siècle)
Colloque organisé par Claudine Moulin, résidente à l'IEA de Paris, et al.
11 Jun 2015 00:00 -
12 Jun 2015 00:00,
Paris :
Digital Humanities Experiments (#dhiha6)
Journée d'étude organisée par Brian Sandberg, résident à l'IEA de Paris, et Marion Trévisi (Université de Picardie)
08 Jun 2015 08:30 -
08 Jun 2015 17:30,
Paris :
Le genre et la guerre : Les femmes, la virilité, et la violence
Journée d'étude organisée par Brian Sandberg, résident à l'IEA de Paris et Marion Trévisi (Université de Picardie)
08 Jun 2015 08:30 -
08 Jun 2015 17:30,
Paris :
Gender and War: Women, Masculinities, and Violence
Journée d'étude organisée par Brian Sandberg, résident à l'IEA de Paris et Marion Trévisi (Université de Picardie)
08 Jun 2015 08:30 -
08 Jun 2015 17:30,
Paris :
Gender and War: Women, Masculinities, and Violence
18 May 2015 11:00 -
18 May 2015 13:00,
Florence :
Strategies of Religious Warfare: Historical Reflections on Contemporary Religious Violence
Communication de Brian Sandberg, résident à l'IEA de Paris
07 May 2015 15:00 -
07 May 2015 17:00,
Paris :
Autour du livre War and Conflict in the Early Modern World, 1500-1700
23 Apr 2015 16:00 -
23 Apr 2015 17:30,
Princeton :
New Wars of Religion: Rethinking Contemporary Violence through the French Wars of Religion
13 Apr 2015 18:15 -
13 Apr 2015 18:15,
Genève :
Un courage viril. Genre et violence dans les Guerres de religion en France
27 Mar 2015 15:00 -
27 Mar 2015 16:30,
Berlin :
The Clamors of His Afflicted People’ : Sensory Experiences of the City under Siege during the French Wars of Religion
20 Jan 2015 11:00 -
20 Jan 2015 11:30,
Paris :
Actions heroïques et dignes de mémoire : War News and the Circulation of Military Knowledge during the Wars of Religion
Communication de Brian Sandberg, résident à l'IEA de Paris
13 Oct 2014 14:00 -
13 Oct 2014 14:00,
Paris :
L'orchestration féminine de la violence pendant les guerres de religion
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2014-2015
Modern period (1492-1789)
Western Europe