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Volume 1 • Number 2 • November 2014

Greetings, H-Net readers, and welcome to the second edition of our occasional newsletter! (Follow the link to view the newsletter.) The newsletter highlights the work of our wonderful teams of volunteer editors and contributors, points you to new projects underway, and helps subscribers get the most out of their H-Net membership.

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Announcing the World War I Crossroads Network!  In commemoration of the World War I centennial, the World War I Crossroads will combine all new content and a compilation of World War I related content from across H-Net.  Crossroads Networks use the new features of the H-Net Commons to allow editors to collaborate on projects that go beyond the scope of their individual networks.  Subscribe to the World War I Crossroads to get notification of new content and to join the discussion! 

New Funding and Job Opportunities

Position, Postdoctoral Fellowships, Religious Diversity, Max Planck Institute, Göttingen

From H-Net Job Guide, https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=50734
[See the Job Guide listing for full details of the position -- ed.]

Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Religious Diversity
Postdoctoral Fellowships & One-year Postdoctoral Writing Grants

The Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Department of Religious Diversity in Göttingen is offering

1. Postdoctoral Fellowships

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What's New For Teachers

National Archives transcription drive

 

The National Archives turned to Twitter to raise a volunteer workforce of citizen archivists to help transcribe some of millions of digitized documents—including thousands of declassified CIA and Department of Defense files. The goal of the Transcription Challenge: 1000 transcribed pages of documents between March 16 and 23. In fact, over 2000 pages were transcribed.

National Archive of Cuba begins scanning its collections

Experts from the National Archives of the Republic of Cuba (ARNAC), headquartered in Havana, began digitizing 300 maps of their holdings and collections of the institution...

Related to the war of independence of Cuba in 1895 and the Revolutionary Party created in 1892 by the hero of the island, José Martí, documents are among those that pass to electronic format, explained the director of the National Archives, Martha Ferriol.

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Recent Calls for Papers

CFP: African theatre and Asia, special call for Lusophone African countries

Dear friends and colleagues,

I was asked by James Gibbs to circulate the call for papers for an upcoming special issue of the journal African Theatre, which will be on Asian interactions with African theatre.

Although this is not mentioned specifically in the call, James Gibbs told me they are really looking for at least one entry on a Lusophone African country. If you have any ideas, please reach out to him right away, as the deadline is approaching. I will paste the call below.

All best wishes,

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Recent Items For Scholars

Announcing the Inaugural Edition of the Journal of West African History

[Ed. note: We have placed a link to JWAH in our sidebar.  We're proud to see this new journal emerge in the footsteps of HWA founder David Robinson, at our home institution, Michigan State University.]

Announcing the Inaugural Edition of the Journal of West African History

Founding Editor-in-chief: Nwando Achebe
Associate Editors: Hilary Jones and John Thabiti Willis
Book Review Editor: Harry Odamtten

Announcing the Inaugural Edition of the Journal of West African History

Announcing the Inaugural Edition of the Journal of West African History

Founding Editor-in-chief: Nwando Achebe
Associate Editors: Hilary Jones and John Thabiti Willis
Book Review Editor: Harry Odamtten

Volume I, ISSUE I, NOW AVAILABLE!
http://msupress.org/journals/issue/?id=50-21D-5EA

Announcing the Inaugural Edition of the Journal of West African History

Announcing the Inaugural Edition of the Journal of West African History

Founding Editor-in-chief: Nwando Achebe
Associate Editors: Hilary Jones and John Thabiti Willis
Book Review Editor: Harry Odamtten

Volume I, ISSUE I, NOW AVAILABLE!
http://msupress.org/journals/issue/?id=50-21D-5EA

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Latest Postings from H-Net Reviews

Author: 
David T. Gleeson
Reviewer: 
Jerome Devitt

Devitt on Gleeson, 'The Green and the Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America'


David T. Gleeson. The Green and the Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America. Civil War America Series. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. 336 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-0756-6.

Reviewed by Jerome Devitt (Trinity College, Dublin)
Published on H-War (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Hans van de Ven, Diana Lary, Stephen MacKinnon, eds.
Reviewer: 
Katherine Reist

Reist on van de Ven and Lary and MacKinnon, 'Negotiating China's Destiny in World War II'


Hans van de Ven, Diana Lary, Stephen MacKinnon, eds. Negotiating China's Destiny in World War II. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014. 336 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-8966-0.

Reviewed by Katherine Reist (University of Pittsburgh Johnstown)
Published on H-War (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Rachel Libert, Tony Hardmon, dirs.
Reviewer: 
Donald MacCuish

MacCuish on Libert and Hardmon, 'Semper Fi: Always Faithful'


Rachel Libert, Tony Hardmon, dirs. Semper Fi: Always Faithful. Oley: Bullfrog Films, 2011. 76 mins. $295.00 (dvd), ISBN 978-1-937772-09-3.

Reviewed by Donald MacCuish (Air Command and Staff College)
Published on H-War (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Bernard LaFayette Jr., Kathryn Lee Johnson
Reviewer: 
Timothy Brown

Brown on LaFayette Jr. and Johnson, 'In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma'


Bernard LaFayette Jr., Kathryn Lee Johnson. In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma. Louisville: University Press of Kentucky, 2013. 240 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-4386-6.

Reviewed by Timothy Brown
Published on H-Socialisms (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Gary Roth

Youth and Mobilization: Creating Change, One Body at a Time

Author: 
Darcy Ingram
Reviewer: 
Sean Kheraj

Kheraj on Ingram, 'Wildlife, Conservation, and Conflict in Quebec, 1840-1914'


Darcy Ingram. Wildlife, Conservation, and Conflict in Quebec, 1840-1914. Nature, History, Society Series. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014. 304 pp. $37.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7748-2141-4; $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7748-2140-7.

Reviewed by Sean Kheraj (Department of History, York University)
Published on H-Environment (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Dolly Jørgensen

Conservation in a Distinct Society

Author: 
Derek Sayer
Reviewer: 
Jakub Benes

Benes on Sayer, 'Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century: A Surrealist History'


Derek Sayer. Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century: A Surrealist History. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013. xxi + 595 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-04380-7.

Reviewed by Jakub Benes (University of Birmingham)
Published on HABSBURG (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

A Collector of Rarefied Rubbish

Author: 
Ruth Glynn
Reviewer: 
Emily Ryder

Ryder on Glynn, 'Women, Terrorism, and Trauma in Italian Culture'


Ruth Glynn. Women, Terrorism, and Trauma in Italian Culture. Italian and Italian American Studies Series. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. ix + 288 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-29406-7.

Reviewed by Emily Ryder (School of Modern Languages, University of Glasgow)
Published on H-Italy (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Niamh Cullen

Author: 
Papa Samba Ndiaye
Reviewer: 
Silvia Roque

Roque on Ndiaye, 'Les organisations internationales africaines et le maintien de la paix : L’exemple de la CEDEAO, Libéria, Sierra Leone, Guinée-Bissau, Côte d'Ivoire'


Papa Samba Ndiaye. Les organisations internationales africaines et le maintien de la paix : L’exemple de la CEDEAO, Libéria, Sierra Leone, Guinée-Bissau, Côte d'Ivoire. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2014. 338 pp. EUR 33.25 (paper), ISBN 978-2-336-29367-7.

Reviewed by Silvia Roque (Centre for Social Studies (CES), University of Coimbra)
Published on H-Luso-Africa (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Philip J. Havik

Author: 
Andrea Friedman
Reviewer: 
Michael Brenes

Brenes on Friedman, 'Citizenship in Cold War America: The National Security State and the Possibilities of Dissent'


Andrea Friedman. Citizenship in Cold War America: The National Security State and the Possibilities of Dissent. Culture, Politics, and the Cold War Series. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2014. 288 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62534-068-9; $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62534-067-2.

Reviewed by Michael Brenes (The City University of New York)
Published on H-Diplo (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
John K. Nelson
Reviewer: 
Elisabetta Porcu

Porcu on Nelson, 'Experimental Buddhism: Innovation and Activism in Contemporary Japan'


John K. Nelson. Experimental Buddhism: Innovation and Activism in Contemporary Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2013. xxiv + 292 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-3833-1; $32.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8248-3898-0.

Reviewed by Elisabetta Porcu (University of Cape Town)
Published on H-Shukyo (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Jolyon B. Thomas

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Contemporary Japanese Buddhism

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