ANN: Seeking Contributing Editor: Journal of the History of Ideas Blog

The Journal of the History of Ideas Blog promotes a wide range of scholarship on intellectual history to a large multi-disciplinary audience, and we are eager to include scholars on our team of Contributing Editors who can promote work on the intellectual history--broadly conceived--of Latin America.

Why the University of California broke off negotiations with Elsevier (comment)

Friends:

The Scholarly Kitchen blog has an interview with Jeff MacKie-Mason, University Librarian and Professor of Information and Economics at the University of California at Berkeley concerning the recent decision of the University of California library system to break off its relationship with Elsevier and stop subscribing to Elsevier journals.  You can read the interview here:

Journal of the History of Ideas Blog seeking Contributing Editors

The Journal of the History of Ideas Blog promotes a wide range of scholarship on intellectual history to a large multi-disciplinary audience, and we are eager to include scholars on our team of Contributing Editors who can promote work on the intellectual history of Indigenous peoples in the Americas.

Patrick Henry Callahan – Crusading Catholic Businessman

Patrick Henry Callahan was a model businessman, political activist, stubborn Prohibitionist, and tireless Catholic apologist of the Progressive and New Deal era. He hobnobbed with the rich and powerful, including celebrated evangelist Billy Sunday (1862-1935), acerbic journalist H. L.

Re: Replying to John Kuehn's Hand Grenade of the Month April 2019 -- "Popular Military History: A Need for Outreach?"

Mr. Alan,

The Japanese were not unfamiliar with the possibility of Atomic weapons.

One of the great ironies of WW2 is that 600 Imperial Japanese Army officers of the Hiroshima garrison were, on the afternoon of August 5, 1945, attending a lecture at Hiroshima Bunri University by a theoretical physicist about. ... yep an atomic bomb (P409 LAST GREAT VICTORY by Weintraub).

OA Journals that do not impose APCs (comment)

Friends: 

Simon Batterbury, of the University of Lancaster, who edits the Journal of Political Ecology has posted a long list of well-peer-reviewed open access journals in geology, policial ecology, anthropology, area studies, planning, area studies and other related social sciences that either do not charge any APC (Article Processing Charge) or at least charge less that $500 per article.

Of special relevance is the list of journals that publish on University teaching/research issues and publishing.

Re: Popular Military History

Regarding the issue of histories of Japanese radar brought up by Mr. Trent Telenko I believe that what is needed is a bit more diligence in research. I had only one occasion to look at the subject, in connection with a report I prepared for Andy Marshall (now sadly departed): “Military Transformation as a Competitive Systemic Process: The Case of Japan and the United States Between the World Wars.” Center for Naval Analyses, Alexandria, Virginia, January 1, 2003.

Re: Popular Military History

Regards G.A.MACKINLAY post:

Here are a series of questions about Imperial Japanese radar for your consideration regards the huge gaps of knowledge that exist in the historiography of the "Pacific War" in World War II, or as it's being currently styled, "The Asia-Pacific War."

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