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Peter Hahn has accepted the position of Dean of Arts and Humanities at his home institution, Ohio State University, and therefore has given notice that he must soon resign from his position as SHAFR's...
Minutes for the SHAFR Council Meeting held on 25 June 2015 in Arlington, VA are now available.
SHAFR Guide
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...
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The National Archives has proposed a rule to address the problem of controlled unclassified information (CUI). CUI are government records that don't meet the level of security needed for classified...
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The Fulbright Scholar competition for academic year 2016-2017 launched on February 1, and the program is offering over 50 awards in the field of American History.
SHAFR is searching for a part-time professional conference consultant to organize and direct the SHAFR annual meeting in San Diego, California on June 23-25, 2016.
Jennifer Walton has given notice that she will resign from the position of SHAFR Conference Coordinator after the 2015 conference in Arlington, VA. Jenn has managed our conferences for many years and has been...
Diplomatic History
The April 2015 issue of Diplomatic History features a forum on "American Foreign Policy and its Thinkers" as well as five articles on topics ranging from the Cuban Missile Crisis to Article 14(d) of...
Logevall Westad
SHAFR Past President (2014) Fredrik Logevall of Cornell University and Prof. Odd Arne Westad of the LSE (London School of Economics and Political Science) will be jointly moving to the Harvard Kennedy School...
Online registration is now available for the 2015 SHAFR Annual Meeting
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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”...
Paul Kramer
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...
Fredrik Logevall
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,...
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.