CfP & Launch: Contemporary Southeastern Europe

Contemporary Southeastern Europe ( is a new scholarly journal publishing peer-reviewed articles online and in an open-access format. The journal is hosted by the Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz and with Florian Bieber as the editor-in-chief. It serves as a platform for an interdisciplinary understanding of societal issues and processes in Southeastern Europe.

Jersey Roots Lecture Series - #3

Hello Everyone,

The Jersey Roots lecture series at the NJ State Archives continues on Wednesday, May 28, at 7p.m.  The lecture series is sponsored by the New Jersey State Archives, the Genealogical Society of New Jersey, and the Central Jersey Genealogy Club.

Judy G. Russell, JD, CGsm, CGLsm, will be our featured speaker for the evening of May 28.  Her topic will be: The ABCs of DNA.

Sino-Vietnam War 1979

I know authoritative sources on the 1979 Sino-Vietnam War are rare, but what are currently the best sources in terms of assessing the forces deployed, the number of casualties, and which side (if any) achieved its objectives. My impression is that the conflict was a draw, but given China's greater power and unimpressive importance, a symbolic Vietnamese victory.


Two PhD studentships available at the Department of History, University of Warwick, UK

As part of a new 4-year research project, 'Africa’s Sons Under Arms: Race, Military Bodies and the British West India Regiments in the Atlantic world, 1795-1914', the project team are looking to recruit 2 new PhD students to start in autumn 2014. Details for both studentships can be found below. Applicants should be holders of a good first degree (at least 2:1 or equivalent) in History or a related discipline.


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