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National Archives Unveils New Mass Digitization Center in College Park

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2024 —  A new state-of-the-art digitization center at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in College Park, Maryland, is allowing the agency to provide greater public access to the country’s most important historical federal government records faster than ever before. Maryland Senator Chris Van Hollen, Representative Steny Hoyer, and Representative Glenn Ivey joined Archivist of the United States Dr. Colleen Shogan today for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to formally celebrate the center’s launch.

PIDB Submits 2023 Annual Report to Congress

PIDB Submits 2023 Annual Report to Congress

By karas, Friday, March 8, 2024 2:58 PM

On March 8, 2024, PIDB Chair Mary DeRosa submitted to Congress the PIDB’s Annual Report for 2023. The report reviews the appointments of members; public events including the public meeting held on January 26 in Austin, Texas; briefings from federal agency representatives on their initiatives in developing artificial intelligence and machine learning tools for declassification; … Continue reading PIDB Submits 2023 Annual Report to Congress

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Botstiber News | February 2024





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ISOO Issues Notice on Agencies Eligible to Received Referrals from Automatic Declassification at 25, 50, and 75 Years

ISOO Issues Notice on Agencies Eligible to Received Referrals from Automatic Declassification at 25, 50, and 75 Years

By karas, Monday, February 26, 2024 1:24 PM

ISOO Notice 2024-02 provides guidance on which agencies are eligible to receive referrals from automatic declassification of 25, 50, and 75 years. ISOO is issuing this notice to designate which agencies have received new exemptions since 2019 and the dates of approved declassification guides. When reviewing records containing information created by another agency, the reviewing … Continue reading ISOO Issues Notice on Agencies Eligible to Received Referrals from Automatic Declassification at 25, 50, and 75 Years

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Smith Richardson Foundation Strategy and Policy Fellows grant competition

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The Smith Richardson Foundation is pleased to announce its annual Strategy and Policy Fellows grant competition to support young scholars and policy thinkers on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history.  Applicants must have a Ph.D to apply. 

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CFP- Dreams of Peace and Realities of War: The Friend-Enemy Polarization

Dreams of Peace and Realities of War: The Friend-Enemy Polarization
Seminars – 27-29 May 2024 // Conference – 30 May-1 June 2024
(Dublin, Ireland)

For Kant, "perpetual peace" was a satirical inscription on a tavern sign accompanied by a drawing of a cemetery. Yet the theme of the desire for peace permeates all human traditions since the Axial Age. The event will explore the possibilities of building it by analyzing the roots of violence and for conflict resolution through reason and institutional structures, such as the Franco-German and U.S.-Japanese reconciliations after the wars, along with the development of supranational institutions such as the United Nations and the European Union. We will also focus on polarization at the level of national politics and possible democratic risks, as in the case of the United States. Finally, we will focus on the pursuit of peace in different traditions, including Chinese, Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, and Christian views.

We are looking for academics, students and researchers to be involved in the event: the first part (May 27-29) is planned in the form of seminars, with lectures and workshops also held by the Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme in Paris, and the second part as a conference (May 30-June 1).

Participation is entirely free and there is an opportunity to apply for a grant.

For further information, please see the attached flyer and

Alternatively, you may email [email protected] or [email protected].

Organizing Partners
Reset Dialogues on Civilizations, the Clough Center for Constitutional Democracy at Boston College and Boston College – Ireland  

[NCHMembership] Updated advocacy tool for government archives

Hello NCH colleagues,

I wanted to share with all of you a recent update to CoSA's popular "Importance of State Archives" advocacy booklet. Our advocacy committee condensed this tool into a tri-fold brochure to encourage greater use and distribution for advocacy efforts:

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[Job Posting] Digital Inventory Specialist 1

Digital Inventory Specialist 1

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SHAFR Fellowships and Awards

SHAFR is happy to recognize the achievements of the following members who received fellowships and awards at the beginning of this new year.  We will also congratulate them in person at the June conference’s Saturday luncheon ahead of the Stuart L. Bernath Lecture.

SHAFR Fellowships and Awards [PDF]

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

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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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.

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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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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