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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...
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-...
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...
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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.
The new Electronic Briefing Book No. 482 posted by the National Security Archive and the Memorial Society in Moscow on Yuri Orlov's career as a Soviet dissident, includes the first English-language...
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"If you teach a survey course on the history of American foreign relations, chances are that you don’t spend very much time on the Austria-Hungarian Empire, or “the Habsburgs,” as Nicole Phelps refers to...
Diplomatic History
Did you know that Advance Access to forthcoming Diplomatic History articles is one of your SHAFR membership benefits?
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Watch the SHAFR 2014 plenary session, "The Fall of the Wall: A 25th Anniversary Reassessment," as broadcasted on C-SPAN3's American History TV.
Gulf of Tonkin (NASA image)
Today, 7 August 2014, marks the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. Passed by Congress in response to the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, this joint resolution would serve as the legal basis for the US...
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On 6 August 1945, an American B-29 bomber dropped the first nuclear weapon used in warfare over Hiroshima, Japan. The historical debate over the reasons and ethical justifications for the bombing continues to...
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August 2014
How did human rights activists make this topic a key element of both late Cold War diplomacy and of détente? SHAFR member Sarah Snyder discusses this issue in a 2011 panel discussion held at the Woodrow...