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[WHS] Shawn McHale, Christopher Goscha, and George Veith on The Vietnam War

Please join us for a special Washington History Seminar Panel with Shawn McHale, Christopher Goscha, and George Veith on The Vietnam War.

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An Opportunity to Reform and Improve the Practices of the Archives of the United States

Dear NCH Member,

The National Coalition for History (NCH) has endorsed a statement, An Opportunity to Reform and Improve the Practices of the Archives of the United States. It was authored by three former presidents of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR), Dr. Richard Immerman, Dr. Warren Kimball and Dr. Lloyd Gardner, and Dr. William Burr, a senior researcher at the National Security Archive. Dr. Immerman and Dr. Kimball are former chairs of the Advisory Committee on Historical Documentation for the U.S. Department of State. SHAFR has also endorsed the statement, which is attached to this email.

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[WHS] Kelly Lytle Hernández on Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands

Please join us for a Washington History Seminar Panel with Kelly Lytle Hernández on Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands.

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[WHS] Patrick Ossian Cohrs on The New Atlantic Order

Please join us for a Washington History Seminar Panel with Patrick Ossian Cohrs on The New Atlantic Order.

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[CFP] SHAFR Second-Book Worshop

SHAFR welcomes applications for participants in a one-day second book workshop scheduled to take place on June 15, 2022—right before the SHAFR Annual Meeting in New Orleans. This initiative is aimed at mid-career scholars who are researching/writing their second book and who would like to have a productive environment in which to receive feedback on their work.

Participants will be part of a group of four peers; they will give comments to others and receive feedback themselves. They will also have the opportunity to speak to a mentor about their project and how to progress towards publication and to share their ongoing work with editors from major presses.

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[CREW] DOJ must investigate missing presidential call logs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2022
CONTACT: Jordan Libowitz | [email protected]
 


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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 from 8:00-9:30 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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SHAFR Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations

SHAFR’s Nominating Committee is soliciting nominations for elected positions.

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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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[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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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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[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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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] 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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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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NARA facilities reopening update

Important notice regarding reopenining of National Archives facilities across the US

To: All Employees. 

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