Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Kabinettskriege: The Year in Review

Old Fritz introducing Potatoes in Prussia
Dear Reader,

It must seem as though I've been horribly neglectful in the past 6 months. I've returned home to Erie, PA, to be with my family for the holidays. I am very grateful for my employment at Indiana Wesleyan, and my applications for Ph.D programs continue apace. During Spring semester, I will teach a course on Warfare and Society in the Atlantic World from 1500-1871. This course will include an interactive learning exercise, in which the students play the roles of policy makers during European Seven Years War. Expect to see updates on this course in the coming months.

Over the past year, a number of debates occurred within the 18th century reenacting community. A group of individual in the Midwestern United States are forming Prussian Regiment von Itzenplitz. This year saw tensions between mainstream and progressive reenactors come to a head, saw a number of progressive reenactors split off from their parent units. This year will see the 32nd annual meeting of the Seven Years War Association, on the 27th and 28th of March, 2015.

This year, I will attempt to get back to core substance of this blog, posts about the historical content of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. But more importantly- what are you interested in hearing? Are there any topics which interest you as readers, and would like to me to delve into?

Thanks for Reading, and Merry Christmas

Alex Burns


  1. I'm quite new to your blog, but for my two cents about what I like to read, I find your book reviews very useful (and lucid). In general, I think it great when you bring your academic chops to bear on gaming topics.

    1. Matthew- Thanks for your comment! Sorry for the long delay. I've been working on some other projects, but I'll be returning to Kabinettskriege soon! Thanks for your kind words.