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Université de Montréal- Assistant Professor in History of Africa

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Press Statement on Public Release of NARA Records Concerning the 15 Boxes

Press Statement on Public Release of NARA Records Concerning the 15 Boxes
Received from Mar-a-Lago in January 2022

OCTOBER 3, 2022– Today, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is releasing documents processed in response to numerous Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for NARA records related to the 15 boxes that we received in January 2022 from former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, Florida estate. 

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[NCHPolicyBoard] Senate Panel Deadlocks on Archivist Nominee in Party-line Vote

Dear NCH Member,

Today the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee failed to favorably report the nomination of Dr. Colleen J. Shogan to be Archivist of the United States. (AOTUS). The vote was along party lines, 7-7. Because the Senate is split 50-50, Democrats do not have a majority on committees. However because the Vice President is a Democrat, the chairs of Senate committees are Democrats.

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Wabash College- Historian of Latin America and the Global South - Job Posting

Good evening Dear Colleagues

Hello again from Indiana! I hope this email finds you all well and surviving the fall semester or whatever adventure you are on. I am hoping you may consider and/or help spread this announcement to interested parties in your graduate program and/or network? I am chair of the History Dept. this year and I am excited about the direction we are headed and about this position. Please feel free to direct any inquiries my way!

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13th Annual Texas A&M University History Conference “Between Conflict and Connection”

13th Annual Texas A&M University History Conference “Between Conflict and Connection

February 17-18, 2023 Call for Papers

The History Graduate Student Organization at Texas A&M University is proud to announce our 13th annual graduate and undergraduate history student conference. This year’s conference will take place on February 17th and 18th, 2023. This conference is an opportunity for students to showcase their research in front of their peers, as well as experts from a variety of historical fields.

The theme for this year's conference is "Between Conflict and Connection." This conference seeks scholarly discussion on the significance of historical interactions, both peaceful and violent, and the ways in which these developments continue to impact our present time. In selecting this theme, the conference focuses on histories of struggle, compromise, and identity. Exploring the ways in which historical interactions of people and events generated both division and interrelation continues to shed valuable light on the nature of communal, national, and transnational relations. We welcome papers that examine how conflict has torn some nations and peoples apart, while bringing others together. Scholars whose research highlights nonviolent conflict, such as political strife, trade wars, embargos, and more are encouraged to apply as well. Papers that explore histories of conflict and connection centered on events, the environment, nonhuman actors, inventions, and processes are also welcome. Overall, this conference encourages conversations and research that explore human conflict, connection, and the middle ground in between.

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[NCH] NCH endorsement letter for Dr. Colleen Shogan as Archivist of the United States

September 16, 2022

The Honorable Gary C. Peters                                    The Honorable Rob Portman

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IEHS George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award

The Immigration and Ethnic History Society presents two awards of $1,000 each to help graduate students with their dissertations on American immigration, emigration, or ethnic history, broadly defined. These awards are intended for students in the process of researching and writing their dissertations, and not for students completing and defending in 2023. For the 2023 award, the committee invites applications from any Ph.D. candidate who will have completed qualifying exams by 2022.

Applicants will submit the following materials to [email protected]which will reach all committee members:

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[NCH] TV interview on FBI affidavit release

Dear NCH Policy Board Member,

I did a TV interview on the release of the FBA affidavit last Friday with the Cox Media Group that owns over a dozen local affiliates around the country. Here's the link:

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2021 HAC Report (Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation)

The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation to the [U.S.] Department of State (the HAC) has published its 2021 Annual Report.

Fall 2022 Washington History Seminar series

The National History Center and the Wilson Center are pleased to announce the Fall 2022 season of the Washington History Seminar.

The seminars will all be held virtually via zoom and recordings will be posted to our YouTube channel.

 
Fall 2022 Lineup

September 12 with Caroline Elkins on Legacy of Violence A History of the British Empire

September 19 with Fritz Bartel on The Triumph of Broken Promises: The End of the Cold War and the Rise of Neoliberalism

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Inaugural SMU Center for Presidential History Book Prize

www.smu.edu/cph/bookprize

Inaugural Center for Presidential History Book Prize

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[NCH] NARA rebuts Trump claim about transfer of Obama records to Chicago

Dear NCH Member,

You may have seen Trump's claim that former-president Obama took 33 million records to Chicago with him after he left the White House. This claim is patently FALSE.

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[NCH Senate Appropriations Committee Unveils FY 23 Funding Bills

Dear NCH Member, 

On July 28, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) released draft versions of all twelve Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 appropriations bills. The bills were written with no input from the Republican minority on the committee. So, the funding levels can be seen as markers from which lengthy negotiations will begin and likely don’t reflect what we can expect at the end of the budget process in the Senate. Action on the bills is not expected until the fall.

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[NCH] NARA transfer of museum to Bush Presidential Library Foundation

Dear NCH Member,

Recently, the National Coalition for History (NCH) intervened in a fast-developing situation seeking to delay the transfer of control of the museum at the George W. Bush Presidential Library from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to the George W. Bush Foundation. It was brought to public attention in an article in The Atlantic written by former-Director of the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library, and professor of history at NYU, Tim Naftali.

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Dr. Colleen Shogan nominated to be the 11th Archivist of the United States

President Biden has nominated Dr. Colleen Shogan to be the 11th Archivist of the United States. Tenth Archivist David S. Ferriero retired in April 2022.

Dr. Shogan is the Senior Vice President and Director of the David Rubenstein Center for White House History at the White House Historical Association.

She previously worked for over a decade at the Library of Congress, serving as the Assistant Deputy Librarian for Collections and Services, the Deputy Director of the Congressional Research Service, and the Deputy Director of National and International Outreach. Prior to joining the Library, Dr. Shogan was a policy staffer in the Senate, handling matters on defense, appropriations, transportation, small business, and science and technology.

Dr. Shogan was the Vice Chair of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission and now serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors at the Women’s Suffrage National Monument Foundation, designated by Congress to build the first Washington, D.C. memorial dedicated to the early movement for women’s equality. She is an Adjunct Professor of Government at Georgetown University, and a member of the United States Capitol Historical Society Council of Scholars.

A native of Pittsburgh, Dr. Shogan holds a B.A. in Political Science from Boston College and a Ph.D. in American Politics from Yale University, where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow. Prior to working in Congress, Dr. Shogan was an Assistant Professor of Government and Politics at George Mason University. In addition to scholarly publications, Dr. Shogan is a mystery writer and has published seven novels.

The nomination now goes to the Senate for confirmation.







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NDC 2022 Third Quarter Records Release List

New Records Released – 2022 Third Quarter Release List

During July 2022, the National Declassification Center (NDC) released a listing of 321 declassification projects that consists of over seven million pages which were completed between January 2020 and June 2022. This is the first release of textual records from the NDC since the COVID Pandemic began. These records are now available for researcher requests. This release consists of textual materials from military and civilian agencies. The FY2022-Q3 Release List is available to view or download in PDF and Excel formats:

Highlights from the released records include:

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[NCH] NCH urges update to classification and declassification rules

The National Coalition for History (NCH) thanks Senators Ron Wyden and Jerry Morgan for supporting an overhaul of Executive Order (EO) 13526, which regulates the U.S. government classification and declassification system, NCH Declassification Sens Wyden and Moran.pdf, and urges the Biden Administration to overhaul these rules that were last updated in 2009, Wyden-Moran Declassification Letter 5.25.22.pdf.

[NCH] Smithsonian Announces Possible Sites for American Latino and Women's History Museums

Dear NCH Member,

The Smithsonian Board of Regents announced today that the search for sites for two new museums—the National Museum of the American Latino and the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum—will primarily focus on four locations. Each will be further evaluated by the Smithsonian and the engineering/architecture firm Ayers Saint Gross of Baltimore between now and the end of the year. The museums were authorized by Congress in December 2020. Since the passage of the legislation, the Smithsonian has undertaken an extensive site-selection analysis and thorough review of more than 25 sites. The legislation requires that the Smithsonian identify the two final locations by the end of 2022. The final decision on locations will be made by the Board of Regents.

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[ANN] Non-Aligned Movement Summits: A History

Dear friends,

I would like to inform you that my latest book "Non-Aligned Movement Summits: A History" has just come out with Bloomsbury (www.bloomsbury.com/9781350032095). It is based on the largely unused archival documents from Serbia, India, China, Myanmar, US, Britain, Russia and Germany, bringing back some of the forgotten facts and histories of the NAM's global role during the Cold War years, especially about its internal history and workings. This book was officially endorsed by our esteemed colleagues Odd Arne Westad, Lorenz Lüthi and Robert Rakove.

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SHAFR June 2022 Prize Winners

SHAFR’s June 2022 Prize Winners

Oxford University Press USA Dissertation Prize

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