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"HISTORY will be the judge: That’s the line leaders often use when making difficult decisions. Historians, after all, have the benefit of hindsight and archives full of once­secret files. But how will...
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"Today, the Office of the Historian is proud to announce the digital publication of twenty volumes from the Foreign Relations of the United States series. These volumes span the globe during the...
In Memoria
SHAFR Past President (1996) Mark T. Gilderhus died at his home in Fort Collins on Thursday, January 22, of cancer. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 21 at the Columbine Room in the Lincoln...
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Call for papers- Helsinki 40 Years After: International Reordering and Societal Change, 1975-1990. International Conference. Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (SPC)/Research Programme “Sociétés plurielles”...
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Paul Kramer, interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered about Guantanamo Bay (audio and transcript).
Minutes for the SHAFR Council Meeting held on 3 January 2015 in New York City are now available.
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In this featured (meaning, temporarily free to all) article from the January issue of Diplomatic History, Teishan A. Latner "examines the burst of airline hijacking that occurred from the U.S. to Cuba...
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As printed in the January issue of Diplomatic History, the full text of the 2015 SHAFR President Address is temporarily available online for free. In "Structure, Contingency, and the War in Vietnam,...
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SHAFR is selling its remaining inventory of the original hardback edition of American Foreign Relations Since 1600: A Guide to the Literature at the deeply discounted price of $20.00 plus shipping and handling...
January 2015
The Summer Institute Oversight Committee has announced a Call for Proposals to host the 2016 Summer Institute. The deadline for proposals is May 15, 2015.
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee, charged with advising on improvements to FOIA administration, has begun its deliberations. As part of the process, the committee has established a...
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The CIA's Historical Review Panel met from 9-10 December 2014 and discussed efforts to develop an automated declassification system for electronic government records, the progress of and disputes over...
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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- It's time to renew your SHAFR membership today. Then, rest assured that you will receive all of next year's issues of Diplomatic History, Passport, and all the other great benefits of...
Mark Stoler
Mark Stoler, professor emeritus of history at the University of Vermont, and editor of The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, will deliver the 2015 Marshall Lecture, "George C. Marshall and the '...
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"The U.S. Department of State has blocked the publication of a long-awaited documentary history of U.S. covert action in Iran in the 1950s out of concern that its release could adversely affect ongoing...
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New Release (Dec. 18) of the second of two volumes that document U.S. efforts to achieve a negotiated settlement to the Arab-Israeli dispute.
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Deadline: 16 February 2015. Clements Center Summer Seminar in History and Statecraft in Beaver Creek, Colorado...