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Alexis de Tocqueville (Théodore Chassériau [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)
Deadline 15 January 2015- Apply now to the 2015 SHAFR Summer Institute- "The ‘Tocqueville Oscillation’: The Intersection of Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy," which will take place June 19-23,...
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SHAFR will host three functions at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in New York City in January 2015. Please plan to attend...
SHAFR members- Why not get a jump start ahead of the end of the year rush and renew your SHAFR membership today? Then, rest assured that you will receive all of next year's issues of Diplomatic History,...
By Associated Press (eBay front back) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
"Most historians are probably unfamiliar with the concept of ‘audience costs’ despite its increasing importance to the field of international relations theory. Originally developed by James Fearon in a...
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From the LRB, a review of the new book by Samuel Hynes on American flies in WWI: "The age of flight had barely begun in 1914 – the Wright brothers flew at Kitty Hawk in 1903 – but it had developed...
The 2014 SHAFR election has concluded and the Nominating Committee announced that the membership elected the following officers...
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Now available online to SHAFR members (and heading to mailboxes around the world), the articles in the November issue of Diplomatic History cover a broad range of topics chronologically (ranging from the early...
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From 1933-1945, the Rockefeller Foundation spent $1.5 million to save scholars from war and fascist governments in Europe by subsidizing "teaching positions for more than 300 academics at schools in the...
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LSE IDEAS Cold War Studies Programme of the London School of Economics and Political Science (CWSP), the George Washington University Cold War Group (GWCW), and the Center for Cold War Studies (CCWS) of the...
SHAFR is now accepting proposals for its 2015 Annual Meeting, which will be held from 25-27 June 2015 in Arlington, Virginia (Washington DC area). The application deadline is 1 December 2014. SHAFR will...
Cover of Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age
"The dilemma of child migration burst onto the U.S. consciousness in the spring and summer of 2014. Debates over what caused the sudden uptick in unaccompanied minors reaching the southern U.S. border...
SHAFR Members, please remember to vote in the 2014 SHAFR Election of Officers, open until 31 October 2014. Members will receive postcards and e-mail messages with instructions and passwords needed to vote on-...
"Satellite image of Syria in May 2003". Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Satellite_image_of_Syria_in_May_2003.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Satellite_image_of_Syria_in_May_2003.jpg
This month in the New York Times, op-eds by SHAFR president Fredrik Logevall and by Jeremi Suri on Syria.
Klaus W. Larres
The KrasnoUNC YouTube channel features full video lectures and useful 5 minute insights by distinguished scholars and policymakers on issuesranging from human rights in the Cold War, to Truman and the creation...
Diplomatic History
Arriving in mailboxes from coast to coast and also available online to subscribers, the September issue of Diplomatic History commemorates the centenary of the Great War, WWI. The piece in this issue "...
Paul Kramer
"The whole point of setting the border between Mexico and the United States at the deepest channel of the Rio Grande was that the river was not supposed to move. That was the thinking in 1848, when,...
September 2014
Nomination Procedures for the 2015 SHAFR Prizes are now available. Deadlines vary by the prizes. Congratulations again to the 2014 winners.
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The U.S. State Department Office of the Historian and the U.S. Embassy France are marking the centennial of WWI with a new study and and a special website. “Views From the Embassy: The Role of the U.S....
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The World War I Crossroads network is a new project on the H-Net Commons designed to highlight World War I content from across the H-Net Commons and commission original content.
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The Richard W. Leopold Prize is given biennially by the Organization of American Historians to the author or editor of the best book on foreign policy, military affairs, historical activities of the federal...