Assistant Professor US and the World- Bowling Green State Unviversity

The Department of History at Bowling Green State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the history of "US and the World" with a start date of August 2024. For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit Deadline to apply is December 31, 2023. Background check required for employment. BGSU is an AA/EEO/Vet employer. We encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

SHAFR Mentorship Program: Manuscript Workshops for Contingent Faculty

SHAFR Mentorship Program: Manuscript Workshops for Contingent Faculty 

For a second year, SHAFR will support manuscript workshops for contingent faculty who are members of SHAFR.  These workshops will be familiar to those who have benefited from them, including two members sponsored by SHAFR last year: established scholars read the work of another, usually a junior scholar, then meet with the author to discuss the work, with an eye toward preparing a manuscript for publication.  All future workshops will be held virtually, by Zoom, providing an opportunity for all contingent faculty to participate without having to attend the annual meeting.

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Call for Papers: Culture & International History VII

Call for Papers: Culture & International History VII
Uncertain Boundaries in International History
14-16 December 2024, Freie Universität Berlin

The conference Culture and International History VII will be dedicated to the topic of “Uncertain Boundaries.” Boundaries have received increasing attention in public, political, and scholarly debates in recent years, much inspired by scholars such as Nira Yuval-Davies (2020) and others. In contrast to physical borders (frontiers, national, imperial, natural borders, property lines) boundaries, as a concept, highlight the interplay of territorial, physical borders with their attendant sociopolitical and cultural consequences. At the same time, they also draw attention to mental dimensions: nature and culture, them and us, male and female, and their material implications. The creation, crossing, collapse, and contestation of borders often stand in direct correlation to the drawing, blurring, and cracking of boundaries.

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Thinking Otherwise: How Walter LaFeber Explained the History of US Foreign Relations

In anticipation of the publication of Thinking Otherwise: How Walter LaFeber Explained the History of US Foreign Relations, Cornell University will host a conference celebrating Professor LaFeber’s life and work at its Tech Campus on New York City’s Roosevelt Island.  The conference will take place from Friday evening October 27 through Sunday afternoon October 29, 2023, and will feature a viewing of Walt’s farewell address at the Beacon Theater in April 2006, recollections and tributes, presentations by Walt’s students of their contributions to Thinking Otherwise, and roundtables with former students who pursued distinguished careers in the public policy and private spheres.

The conference is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is nevertheless required, and space is limited. So if you can attend, please preregister as soon as possible at

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Université de Montréal, Assistant Professor (two postings)

Poste de professeur adjoint ou professeure adjointe en histoire des Caraïbes

Le Département d’histoire de l'Université de Montréal sollicite des candidatures pour un poste de professeur ou de professeure à temps plein au rang d’adjoint en histoire des Caraïbes.

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Assistant Historian- Senate Historical Office

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JOB POSTING: Assistant Historian

Organization: Secretary of the Senate

Department: Senate Historical Office

SEC-12: $107038-$165913
10/19/2023 at 8:00pm EST

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Truman Library Institute Research Grants & Awards

Boston University- Assistant Professor of International Relations

Assistant Professor of International Relations

The Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Global History or in the History of International Relations, beginning July 1, 2024. The search is open to all regional, thematic, and functional specializations. Successful candidates would be expected to have completed a Ph.D. by August 15, 2024, demonstrated the potential for excellence in any discipline relevant to international affairs, and share a commitment to the Pardee School’s institutional values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.

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IEHS Dissertation Award

The IEHS presents two awards of $1,000 each to help graduate students with their dissertations on U.S. immigration, emigration, or ethnic history, broadly defined. These awards are intended for graduate students in the process of researching and writing their dissertations, and not for students completing and defending in 2024. For the 2024 award, the committee invites applications from any Ph.D. candidate who will have completed qualifying exams by 2023.
Applicants will submit the following materials to [email protected], which will reach all committee members:
  1. A 1500-word descriptive proposal in English discussing the significance of the work, the methodology, sources, and collections to be consulted.
  2. A proposed budget.
  3. A brief curriculum vitae.
In addition, applicants will arrange for their major advisor to submit a supporting letter to [email protected]
Application materials and the supporting letter must be received by the submission deadline: December 31, 2023.

Peace Historical Society biennial international conference

The PEACE HISTORY SOCIETY is holding its biennial international conference from October 26 through October 28, 2023. Hosted by Gwynedd Mercy University, the conference is organized as a hybrid event with on-site and online presentations, exhibits, and more. The conference theme, "Peace & Protest, Past & Present," recognizes peace as an active process often expressed through dissent and protest rather than a passive condition signifying an absence of physical violence. It refers equally to nonviolent protest across a range of justice movements and to direct actions in support of peace and justice. The conference features:

  • A Peaceful Superpower: A Roundtable Conversation about the World’s Largest Antiwar Movement, featuring David Cortright (former director of SANE), Carolyn "Rusti" Eisenberg (author of Fire and Rain: Nixon, Kissinger, and the Wars in Southeast Asia), Kate Hudson (former chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament), and Jonathan Hutto (author of Antiwar Soldier: How to Dissent Within the Ranks of the Military)--this plenary session will examine the movement to prevent and then oppose the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq;
  • a keynote address by George Lakey, renowned Quaker peace and justice activist, and author of the memoir Dancing With History: A Life for Peace and Justice;
  • a discussion moderated by historian Scott Bennett (author of Radical Pacifism: The War Resisters League and Gandhian Nonviolence in America, 1915-1963) with War Resisters League leaders Mandy Carter, Ed Hedemann, and Joanne Sheehan on the 100th anniversary of the WRL, accompanied by an exhibit on the history of the WRL;
  • panels on the history of the Catholic Plowshares movement and war tax resistance in the United States, with reflections from activists who have participated in these forms of protest.

The full program is available here.

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Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library fellowship program

The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library has relaunched and expanded its fellowship program to facilitate research in Yale’s special collections by the broadest possible group of researchers. We welcome applications from scholars and graduate students locally and globally who utilize traditional methods of archival and bibliographic research as well as from individuals who wish to pursue creative, interdisciplinary, and non-traditional approaches to conducting research in the collections.  

Fellowships will be awarded in the amount of $5,000 per month for varying lengths of time.   

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2023-2024 Frank Gibney Award

The Journal of American-East Asian Relations and Brill Publisher announce the 2023-2024 Frank Gibney Award. The Award goes to an essay in any field of the Journal’s interest written in any country by a graduate student during 2022 or 2023. Brill Publishers, awards the winning author US$1,000 and the Journal will publish the winning article in 2024.

Deadline for submissions is December 15, 2023

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Faculty Position in American Studies Associate Professor / Professor

Faculty Position in American Studies Associate Professor / Professor

Georgetown University in Qatar

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NARA Open Positions

At CoSA's recent annual meeting in DC, Meg Phillips, NARA External Liaison, shared the following jobs that may be of interest to your communities:

National Archives, NHPRC Historian (GS-12) - oversight of grants program with a particular interest in funding smaller, under-resourced cultural heritage organizations. Though this is labeled as a historian, those with experience in archives, museums, and other cultural heritage fields will be considered given the focus of the work. Salary: $94,199 - $122,459. Close date: August 7, 2023

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Mississippi State University Job Posting

20th century U.S. International Affairs. Assistant Professor.  The Mississippi State University Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in U.S. religious history, beginning August 16, 2024. Teaching responsibilities are two courses per semester. Offerings include a turn in the US History survey and undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of expertise. Of particular importance is demonstrated ability to contribute to the graduate specialty in War, Peace and International Affairs. See for further details.

A Ph.D. in the history of 20th century U.S. International Relations at the time of appointment is required. Evidence of successful teaching and publications are preferred.

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Job Advertisement: SHAFR Executive Director

The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) seeks to appoint a new Executive Director. This part-time position will officially begin on 1 August 2025, but will include a one-year stint as assistant to the current Executive Director, beginning on 1 August 2024, in order to facilitate the transition.  The term of appointment is five years with the possibility of renewal, and compensation will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Candidates should be SHAFR members and have experience or demonstrated aptitude in these areas: embracing SHAFR’s research and teaching missions; administering a program or organization; managing budgets, finances, and business procedures; supervising conference and event planning; embracing intellectual diversity and dynamic change; and handling both routine and sensitive communications with SHAFR members and others.

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Thoughts from SHAFR President Mary Ann Heiss

Thoughts from SHAFR President
Mary Ann Heiss

It was great seeing so many of you in Arlington for our first fully in-person conference since 2019.  Thanks to Program Committee Chairs Jeannette Eileen Jones and Jason Parker, the members of the Program Committee, Conference Consultant Kaete O’Connell, Conference Assistant Sydney Snowden, and especially Executive Director Amy Sayward for working so hard to put together such an outstanding event.  I know I join many others in saying I’m already looking forward to Toronto.

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Fall 2023 Washington History Seminar series

Dear Colleagues,

The Fall 2023 series of the Washington History Seminar has been finalized. All seminars will be held online over Zoom and will be recorded for the Washington History Seminar’s YouTube Channel. Registration information will be circulated for each event two weeks in advance of the webinar. Please mark your calendars for the dates below:

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NHPRC Director for Publishing Programs

NHPRC has a job posting for the Director for Publishing Programs.

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Department of State Central Files, 1789-1910 Available Online: An Omnibus

Department of State Central Files, 1789-1910 Available Online: An Omnibus

Today’s post was written by David Langbart, archivist in Research Services at the National Archives at College Park, MD.

Over the past few years, the National Archives has digitized and made available online through the National Archives Catalog many important records of the Department of State.  The records consist largely of the various series of records that constitute the Department’s central files for the period from 1789 to 1910. 

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