Call for Applications: The Open Research Laboratory at Illinois

Spots are still available for the Open Research Lab (ORL), August 27 and September 29, 2018! A great time to follow-up on summer research or fit in research early in the academic year -  this program is aimed at scholars who wish to visit the University of Illinois in order to work in our Library's famous collections in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

Re: Handgrenade of the Month – August 2018

I'm certainly encouraged to hear that nothing is currently amiss in terms of hiring preferences within PME, given the forceful rebuttal from colleagues at the two institutions I mentioned. For the record, I was not suggesting that prior military service is an essential requirement for any military historian. Quite obviously some of the best and most talented among us have never put on the uniform. But I don't understand why it should be a disqualifier either. Is Stephen Pyne a worse historian of fire for having been a smoke-jumper?

ANN: H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-War: 6 August - 13 August


The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from
6 August 2018 to 13 August 2018.  These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-War.  See the H-Net Job Guide website at
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MILITARY HISTORY

Re: Handgrenade of the Month – August 2018

Returning more directly to the hand grenade, I make it a point whenever I talk to Marines (or anyone else) about the Guadalcanal campaign to note that far more sailors died defending the island then Marines did. I also note that the Marines consistently outnumbered the Japanese on the island (of course, Allied forces in the Philippines outnumbered the Japanese too...) - wartime mythologies are like the Lernaean Hydra, it's not enough to cut off the heads, you also have to scorch the necks with fire.

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-War: 13 August - 20 August

 

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from

13 August 2018 to 20 August 2018.  These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-War.  See the H-Net Job Guide website at

http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.  To contact the Job Guide,

write to jobguide@mail.h-net.msu.edu, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.

 

 

 

HOLOCAUST, GENOCIDE, AND MEMORY STUDIES

Re: Warrior and Soldier, what’s the difference?

Rob, Try Edgar Puryear's _American Admiralship: The Moral Imperatives of Naval Command_, published (of course) by Naval Institute Press---it is more hagiographic than Ricks' Generals and is based on a series of oral history interviews.
Self promotion alert, my chapter for the upcoming Cambridge anthology (eds. Murray and Mansoor) will include a post-WWII chapter on Navy culture, but it looks at several important admirals --Zumwalt, Rickover, Turner.
R, John

John T. Kuehn
Ft. Leavenworth Kansas

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