January 2015

Please submit comments to the FOIA Advisory Committee

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 website with a “submit comments” option. Here is the link if you would like to make your voice heard on FOIA administration: https://ogis.archives.gov/foia-advisory-committee/contact-us-submit-comm....

Now in Print- SHAFR Presidential Address: "Structure, Contingency, and the War in Vietnam "

Fredrik Logevall

As printed in the January issue of Diplomatic History, the full text of the 2014 SHAFR President Address is temporarily available online for free.  (A video version of this lecture is embedded on this page from SHAFR's YouTube channel).

In "Structure, Contingency, and the War in Vietnam," Fredrik Logevall focuses on

SHAFR Council Meeting Minutes (January 2015)

The minutes for the SHAFR Council Meeting held on 3 January 2015 in New York City are now available.  SHAFR business conducted at the meeting included discussions of SHAFR finances, archives and record keeping policy, publications (including an update on the future of the SHAFR Guide to the Literature), annual meetings, grant programs, teaching initatives, and more.

Read the January 2015 SHAFR Council Minutes

Paul Kramer talks to NPR on "Guantanamo Bay A Sticking Point Between U.S., Cuba Since 1903"

Paul Kramer

SHAFR's Paul Kramer, interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered about Guantanamo Bay (audio and transcript).

Guantanamo Bay is home to the United States' oldest overseas base. And since it was established in 1903, the base has been a bone of contention in U.S. and Cuban relations. Melissa Block talks to Vanderbilt History professor Paul Kramer.

January 2015

SHAFR Council Agenda                                                        APPROVED BY COUNCIL 1/22/15
January 3, 2015
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Hilton Board Room
New York Hilton

Members present: Tim Borstelmann (presiding), Amanda Boczar, Mark Bradley, Robert Brigham, David Engerman, Petra Goedde, Rebecca Herman-Weber, Kristin Hoganson, Paul Kramer, Fredrik Logevall, Alan McPherson, Penny Von Eschen.

Others present: Peter Hahn, David Hadley, Jennifer Boles, Anne Foster, Andrew Johns, Mary Werden.

Business Items

SHAFR 2015 Advertising and Book Exhibit Information

The Book Exhibit will be located in the registration area on the second floor of the Renaissance Arlington Capital View. Exhibit hours are:

Thursday, June 25, 10 AM - 5:30 PM

Friday, June 26, 8 AM - 4:30 PM

Saturday, June 27, 8 AM - 4:30 PM

We are pleased to welcome the following exhibitors:

Association Book Exhibit

Cambridge University Press

Cornell University Press

DBM Press