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[Zoom] "Oil-Gotten Gains: Petrodollars, Abscam, and Arab American Activism, 1973–1981"

The Chastain-Johnston Middle Eastern Studies Lecture Series, the Department of History, and PJHR present

"Oil-Gotten Gains: Petrodollars, Abscam, and Arab American Activism, 1973–1981"

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[WHS] Mary Barton on Counterterrorism Between the Wars: An International History,1919-1937

Please join us for a Washington History Seminar Panel with Mary Barton on Counterterrorism Between the Wars: An International History,1919-1937.

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Call for Participants and Mentors for the SHAFR 2022 Job Workshop

Call for Participants and Mentors for the SHAFR 2022 Job Workshop

SHAFR is seeking participants and mentors for our 2022 Job Workshop held on Saturday, June 18 at 8:00 a.m. during the SHAFR 2022 Annual Meeting at Tulane University! Breakfast will be provided. Candidates will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis with preference to first-time participants. Please send a CV, sample cover letter and teaching statement by Friday, May 27, 2022. We are also seeking mentors for the workshop. If interested, email us: [email protected] 

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NARA 2022–2026 Strategic Plan, FY 2023 budget request

Dear colleagues:

Today, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) submitted to Congress its 2022–2026 Strategic Plan, FY 2023 budget request, and Annual Performance Plan and Report. All three are available online (https://www.archives.gov/about/plans-reports) and reflect feedback from staff, public and government customers, stakeholders, and colleagues in the archival, historical, and records management communities, in addition to the recommendations of the Archivist’s Task Force on Racism. The plan updates the agency’s strategic objectives to focus agency resources on improving equity, providing a world-class customer experience for all customers, and using our experiences during the pandemic to accelerate agency modernization.

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[WHS] Scott Reynolds Nelson on Oceans of Grain: How American Wheat Remade the World

Please join us for a Washington History Seminar Panel with Scott Reynolds Nelson on Oceans of Grain: How American Wheat Remade the World.

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NCH submits testimony to Senate Govt Affairs Committee on Presidential Records Act

Dear NCH member,

On March 15, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee convened a hearing to consider reforms to the Presidential Records Act (PRA), especially in light of recent revelations about the mishandling of records at the end of former President Trump's term. The National Coalition for History (NCH) submitted testimony for the record, urging the Committee to pass legislation to strengthen compliance requirements with the PRA.

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[WHS] Elizabeth Samet on Looking for the Good War: American Amnesia and the Violent Pursuit of Happiness

Please join us for a Washington History Seminar Panel with Elizabeth Samet on Looking for the Good War: American Amnesia and the Violent Pursuit of Happiness.

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NARA Notice: Seven More Facilities Lift Staff Occupancy Limits

To: All Employees. 


I have authorized the following facilities to begin implementing the workplace safety measures associated with substantial transmission levels in our Updated Reentry and Post-Reentry Plan.

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[WHS] Leon Fink on Undoing the Liberal World Order: Progressive Ideals and Political Realities Since World War

Please join us for a Washington History Seminar Panel with Leon Fink on Undoing the Liberal World Order: Progressive Ideals and Political Realities Since World War. 

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[WHS] Jason Steinhauer on “History, Disrupted”: How Social Media and the World Wide Web Have Changed the Past.

Please join us for a Washington History Seminar Panel with Jason Steinhauer on “History, Disrupted”: How Social Media and the World Wide Web Have Changed the Past.

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NARA facilities reopening update

Important notice regarding reopenining of National Archives facilities across the US

To: All Employees. 

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Global Religion and American World-Making Conference

Global Religion and American World-Making,” an April 8-9, 2022 conference at the University of Notre Dame

“Global Religion and American World-Making” aims to generate cross-disciplinary discussions on the role of religion in the projection of U.S. power in the world and in responses to it. A series of roundtables will bring historians, political scientists, and scholars from Religious Studies, American Indian Studies, American Studies, and Peace Studies into conversation over religion’s role in the exercise and legitimation of U.S. power abroad as well as resistance to it; sources, archives, and methods for writing religion into studies of American global power; and the implications of understandings of religion and U.S. power for secularization narratives.

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[CFP] SHAFR Manuscript Workshops for Contingent Faculty

SHAFR Manuscript Workshops for Contingent Faculty
Call for Applications

At its meeting in June, SHAFR Council approved a proposal to fund three manuscript workshops for contingent faculty who are members of SHAFR and work in the U.S. foreign relations field.  These workshops may be familiar to those who have benefited from them: established scholars read the work of others, often junior scholars’ revised dissertations, then meet together to discuss the work, with an eye toward preparing it for publication.  To this point, few foreign relations historians who do not have tenure-stream jobs or coveted post-doctoral fellowships have had access these sessions.  This program aims to remedy that.

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[CFP] The Days After: U.S. Post-conflict Diplomacy since 1783

Post-Conflict Workshop (June 2023)
Call for Papers

The Days After: U.S. Post-conflict Diplomacy since 1783

Some of America’s strongest bilateral relationships have been forged in the aftermath of a war. At the same time, war has failed in other cases to resolve outstanding underlying issues, and hostility has continued or intensified in the following years. Why have former adversaries at times become American allies, at other times remained enemies of the United States, and sometimes fluctuated between these two poles?  This conference is dedicated to exploring these fundamental questions. As such, we invite proposals that explore issues including: Distinctive U.S. approaches to repairing relationships; U.S. diplomatic efforts with a particular region or country; Situational factors that support or impede rapprochement; and, Particular tools (political, economic, public diplomacy, etc.) that facilitate closer ties after a war or conflict.

We anticipate that the papers will be initially presented at a one-day workshop at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University, on June 14, 2023, immediately before the 2023 annual meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations in Arlington, VA, with a potential edited volume and/or published case studies to follow.

To submit a proposal, please provide a 150-200 word abstract of your paper topic and a two-page C.V. by March 14, 2022. Questions and proposals should be sent to [email protected]. You can also visit our website here: https://isd.georgetown.edu/2023-post-conflict-workshop/

Organizers:

Brian Etheridge, Kennesaw State University
Andy Johns, Brigham Young University
Kelly McFarland, Georgetown University

[CFP] TISS New Faces conference

New Faces is an annual conference, geared toward the professional development and networking of early career scholars in security studies. Started in 2000, New Faces is one of TISS’ signature programs with a vast network of former participants.

TISS New Faces Conference

New Faces is designed to offer advanced PhD candidates and newly-minted PhDs a chance to present their research and receive feedback in a format akin to an academic job talk.

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NCH on the Presidential Records Act

Link to the video appearance: https://www.c-span.org/video/?517768-4/washington-journal-lee-white-discusses-presidential-records-act

I've just been confirmed as a guest on C-SPAN's Washington Journal program this Sunday, February 13 from 8:30 to 9:00 am (EDT). I will be discussing the Presidential Records Act and the recent developments concerning former-President Trump's mishandling of records from his administration.

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[Job] Air Command and Staff College Professor of National Security Studies

Professor of National Security Studies

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE

Air Education and Training Command

Air University's Air Command and Staff College invites applications from qualified individuals for the position of Professor of National Security Studies, eSchool of Graduate Professional Military Education. This position prepares officers of all services and mid­ career Civil Service employees to assume positions of higher responsibility within the military and other government arenas.

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CREW-DOJ must investigate Donald Trump for destroying official records

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 8, 2022
CONTACT: Jenna Grande | [email protected]
 


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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Contemporary International History at the University of Toronto

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Contemporary International History at the University of Toronto
The Department of History at the University of Toronto and the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History invite applications from junior scholars in Contemporary International History, broadly defined, for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship. This fellowship will begin on July 1, 2022 and is renewable for one additional year. Applications are due March 21, 2022 and should be sent to: [email protected]. For more information on the position, please click here.

[NCH] Washington Post‘He never stopped ripping things up’: Inside Trump’s relentless document destruction habits

For those who missed the Washington Post expose on former-President Trump's habit of ripping up presidential records, here is the link. It is chilling reading. 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/02/05/trump-ripping-documents/

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