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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.
US State Department, Office of the Historian
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...
Jeremi Suri
In the second of his weekly column series for the Daily Texan, Jeremi Suri, professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the University of Texas at Austin department of history, writes about how the US...
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 '...
Carol Anderson
Carol Anderson, associate professor of African American Studies and history at Emory University, writes in The Washington Post Opinions section that "Ferguson isn’t about black rage against cops. It’s...
Brad Simpson
Erez Manela reviews Brad Simpson's Bernath Lecture on "The United States and the Curious History of Self-Determination" for H-Diplo.
"Flag of NATO" by North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
After the Fall of the Berlin Wall, what, precisely, did Russia and the West agree on regarding the future of NATO. Mary Elise Sarotte examines the resulting dispute that "refuses to go away" in the...
By Loavesofbread (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Two op-Eds on international implications of the events in Ferguson, Missouri by SHAFR members Mary Dudziak and Chris Dietrich.
Thinking about putting together a proposal for the SHAFR 2015 Conference? Then, check out the panelists seeking panelists forum (and remember the deadline is December 1).
NASA Apollo 13 Earth during journey home
Call for Papers for a two-day NSF sponsored workshop that will be held June 23-24, immediately before the 2015 SHAFR Conference in Washington DC. It will focus on the environmental impact technological...
Stack of Paper
Researchers: Please read and comment on this report by the FOIA Advisory Committee on how to improve implementation of the Freedom of Information Act.