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Clements Center 2021-2022 Fellows

Announcing Class of 2021-22 Doctoral and Military Fellows

The Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin welcomes its 2021-22 class of Doctoral and Military Fellows! Emily Whalen of the University of Texas and Alexandra Sukalo of Stanford University are this year’s postdoctoral fellows. Zoltan Feher of Tufts University and Elena Wicker of Georgetown University are this year’s predoctoral fellows. Lt. Col. Edward Arntson (U.S. Army) and Cdr. Mike Knickerbocker (U.S. Navy) will be our inaugural Military Fellows. William Chou of Ohio State University joins us as a postdoctoral America in the World Consortium fellow, and Joseph Ledford of the University of California, Berkeley joins us as a predoctoral America in the World Consortium fellow.

OAH Willi Paul Adams and David Thelen Awards

https://www.oah.org/awards/book-awards/willi-paul-adams-award/

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MAY 2, 2022
Willi Paul Adams

The Willi Paul Adams Award is given biennially by the Organization of American Historians to the author of the best book on American history published in a language other than English. The award (formerly the Foreign Language Book Prize) is named for Willi Paul Adams, who was an active member of OAH in Germany and a tireless advocate of the internationalization of American history.

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State Department Advisory Committee for Historical Diplomatic Documentation Virtual Meeting

The Department of State’s Advisory Committee for Historical Diplomatic Documentation will hold a virtual public meeting on August 30, 2021. The meeting, which will begin at 10 AM, will feature a presentation at 11:00 AM from the Office of the Historian’s Digital History Advisor, Joseph Wicentwoski. Dr. Wicentowski will discuss the origins and evolution of the Foreign Relations of the United States digital edition, how to make the most of the website's search capabilities, and how to access the FRUS open data corpus. This presentation will be of keen interest to those working in the field of digital humanities, historians of U.S. foreign relations, international historians, their students, and many others. This presentation will be of keen interest to those working in the field of digital humanities, historians of U.S. foreign relations, international historians, their students, and many others.

To attend, please RSVP via email to Julie Fort at [email protected]. Instructions on how to join the virtual meeting will be provided upon receipt of RSVP.

More Department of State Records Now Available Online: Consular Despatches, 1783-1906

More Department of State Records Now Available Online: Consular Despatches, 1783-1906

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

The National Archives is pleased to announce that additional records of the Department of State have been digitized and are now available online through the National Archives Catalog.  An earlier post described the microfilm digitization project and the first foreign affairs records made available through it.

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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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SHAFR 2022 Call for Papers

Call for Papers
2022 SHAFR Conference

Virtual Sessions Online June 10-11, 2022
In-person sessions in New Orleans, LA, June 16-18, 2021


The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) invites proposals for its 2022 annual conference. After the tremendous success of the 2021 virtual conference under difficult circumstances, SHAFR members expressed a strong desire to include virtual days in the 2022 conference. Thus, we are delighted to bring you the best of both worlds in 2022: two dynamic days of online offerings, followed by two and a half days of an in-person meeting. The SHAFR 2022 program will use the virtual sessions to bring what works best online to the widest audience possible, while maintaining in New Orleans the best features of face-to-face conferences. The Virtual Days will include plenary events, feature roundtables, and lightning rounds with brief (5–7 minute) presentations of exciting new research. In New Orleans, we will feature traditional panels and roundtables and plenty of time for making connections with other scholars.
 
Proposals for the 2022 conference can take three forms:

  • Virtual: lightning-round paper proposals
  • New Orleans: panel proposals
  • New Orleans: individual paper proposals

 
SHAFR is dedicated to the study of the history of the United States in the world, broadly conceived. Given that the production, exercise, and understanding of U.S. power takes many forms and touches myriad subjects, the Program Committee welcomes proposals reflecting a broad range of approaches and topics.




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NHC-AHA Fall 2021 Lineup

Fall 2021 Lineup Announcement

 

The National History Center of the American Historical Association and the History & Public Policy Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars are pleased to announce the Fall season of the Washington History Seminar, which will take place online in a webinar format. All webinars will be recorded and posted to our YouTube channel.

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SAA Responds to the American Historical Association

August 10, 2021—The Society of American Archivists (SAA) appreciates the recent statement and apology from the American Historical Association (AHA) that was posted in the wake of its open letter to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). AHA’s statement provides greater context to the original letter and was written in response to an immediate outcry from archivists and historians. 

As an organization that seeks to promote the use of archival materials to foster equity, diversity, inclusion, and historical accountability, SAA appreciates AHA’s intent to support NARA in the face of misinformation and unreasonable demands on the agency’s staff. SAA expects such support to be constructive and written in consultation with the archives community. The employees of NARA—and of every cultural heritage institution—are essential partners and valued colleagues for the countless communities they serve: businesses, governments, scholars, teachers, genealogists, and researchers of all kinds. It is past time that our communities come together to discuss and to advocate for our shared needs: increased funding for educational and cultural heritage organizations; the end of precarious labor and the “publish or perish” mindset in higher learning; and an educated public that values and engages with our work. 

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National Archives Hosts Public Town Hall on Draft 2022-2026 Strategic Plan

National Archives Hosts Public Town Hall on Draft 2022-2026 Strategic Plan

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) invites you to a virtual town hall to introduce its new draft Strategic Plan and answer questions about the plan and the planning process.

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2022 OAH Richard W. Leopold Prize

https://www.oah.org/awards/book-awards/richard-w-leopold-prize/

Richard W. Leopold Prize

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 1, 2021

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Villanova- Turning Points in History Grant

The Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest at Villanova University is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity to support public-facing historical projects related to the theme of “Turning Points” in history.

The Center will fund up to 5 projects that creatively engage with how the study of past turning points have affected the course of history, and how historical study can further public understanding of the present moment.

We welcome applications that are original and imaginative in content and form. Proposals can include (but are not limited to) a series of blog posts, a series of podcast conversations, digital and in-person exhibits, an oral history project, an initiative with a local newspaper to write a series of op-eds, a mapping project, a multimedia resource, and other creative ideas. Educators, researchers, activists, students, librarians, digital humanists, museum specialists are all invited to apply. 

Each grantee will receive up to $5,000 depending on the scope, size, and need of the proposal.

The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2021, at 11:59 pm (EST).





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[WHS] Marvin Kalb on Assignment Russia: Becoming a Foreign Correspondent in the Crucible of the Cold War

Please join us for a Washington History Seminar Panel with Marvin Kalb on Assignment Russia: Becoming a Foreign Correspondent in the Crucible of the Cold War

Monday, July 26 at 4:00 pm ET

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National Archives Announces Limited Reopening of Research Rooms

National Archives Announces Limited Reopening of Research Rooms

 

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[WHS] Wendy Goldman and Donald Filtzer

Please join us for a Washington History Seminar Panel with Wendy Goldman and Donald Filtzer on Fortress Dark and Stern: The Soviet Home Front during World War II 

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[WHS] Kai Bird on The Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter

Please join us for a Washington History Seminar Panel with Kai Bird on The Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter

 

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June 2021 SHAFR Prize Announcements

June 2021 SHAFR Prize Announcements 

Betty Miller Unterberger Dissertation Prize

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[WHS] Teasel Muir-Harmony on Operation Moonglow: A Political History of Project Apollo

Please join us for a Washington History Seminar Panel with Teasel Muir-Harmony on Operation Moonglow: A Political History of Project Apollo

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[WHS] Summer 2021 WHS Events

Summer 2021 WHS Events

The National History Center of the American Historical Association and the History & Public Policy Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars are pleased to announce the Summer season of the Washington History Seminar, which will take place online in a webinar format.

 

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[WHS] Dorothy Sue Cobble on For the Many: American Feminists and the Global Fight for Democratic Equality

Please join us for a Washington History Seminar Panel with Dorothy Sue Cobble on For the Many: American Feminists and the Global Fight for Democratic Equality

Monday, June 14 at 4:00 pm ET 

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Stanton Foundation Prize

https://thestantonfoundation.org/informed-citizens/reunite-ah-prize

A New Prize Contest: Applying History to Help Reunite America | The Stanton Foundation (en-US)

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