SHAFR 2020 Virtual Conference

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SHAFR 2020 Annual Meeting scheduled for June 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana was cancelled.  We have set up a virtual conference page that includes:

  • The audio version of this year's SHAFR 2020 Presidential Address- "Inposts of Empire" by Kristin Hoganson, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana.  As per SHAFR's usual custom, it will later appear in print in Diplomatic History.
  • The SHAFR 2020 Final Program
  • Abstracts from those accepted participants and panels that wished to organize virtual events this week.
  • Announcement of the SHAFR 2020 prize winners that would have ordinarily been awarded at the annual meeting.

All of this can be found on the SHAFR 2020 Virtual Conference site.

AOTUS Letter to Researchers

Colleagues from the Society for History of American Foriegn Relations,

Please find attached a letter to our researchers that I hope you will share with your members.  This letter has also been posted to our website and to my blog.

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CCWH Awards [Deadline- 15 June 2020]

Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH) Awards
Deadline- June 15, 2020

The CCWH offers six awards. For full descriptions and application procedures, see

ASIL Virtual Annual Meeting- 25-26 June 2020

Dear Colleagues,

On June 25-26, 2020, the American Society of International Law will present its first-ever Virtual Annual Meeting. Now in its 114th year, the ASIL Annual Meeting is one of the largest gatherings of international lawyers, scholars, judges, and diplomats in the world.

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NARA COVID-19 Update

Dear Colleagues:

The National Archives and Records Administration exists to provide access to the records that document the history of the United States.  However, sometimes history happens around us and forces us to change the way we approach our work, at least for the time being. All of us are living through a historic crisis as we adapt to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We at the National Archives are keenly aware of the uncertainty faced by our staff and our colleagues in the archival community and cultural and educational organizations. Institutions and individuals are facing unprecedented challenges in an effort to continue their regular operations.

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2019 Report of the Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation

The 2019 Report of the Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation is now available on the SHAFR Research page.

SHAFR Archival Records Sharing Group

SHAFR Archival Records Sharing Group
April 23, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

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