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Recent Discussion Posts

CFP: Rutgers History Graduate Conference "Narratives of Resistance: Challenges, Practices, Possibilities"

Narratives of Resistance: Challenges, Practices, Possibilities
Thursday March 29 and Friday March 30, 2018
Rutgers University New Brunswick

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Shannen Williams, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Tennessee Knoxville*
Opening Address: Dr. Camilla Townsend, Professor of History at Rutgers University**

Seeking Panelist for FCHS Panel on Education and Resistance in North Africa

We are seeking presenters to join our panel on education and indigenous strategies of resistance in colonial North Africa, for the upcoming French Colonial Historical Society conference in Seattle. Our aim is to explore in comparative perspective the ways in which education acted as a central site of political contestation and cultural negotiation between the French colonial state and the indigenous populations of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.

CFP: Monument Culture: International Perspectives on the Future of Monuments in a Changing World

In 2017, a year of difficult and often appalling events both on the national and international stage, monument culture unexpectedly became the centerpiece of discussion, protest, activism, and vandalism. Scholars and preservationists witnessed monument culture move from the margins to the center of society, both in the United States and in many other countries around the world.

Fellowship: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for its 2018 fellowship program. In 2018, 5 fellowships will be awarded to senior scholars, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and independent researchers to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or in Jerusalem.


Recent Blog Posts

Maintaining a Source Database - Part I: Choosing Your Software

Insider Information Blog

Grad School is, among other things, a monumental challenge of organization. The previous three posts in the Insider Information blog gave tips for getting the most out your time spent reading.  But what do we do with all that information and how can we easily recall it when we actually need it? Even the best memory will often forget an important argument or source.

Reading about Writing

Resource Blog

Usually, the best way to write is just to write, but sometimes it's good to read what others say about the writing process to help you improve your writing or motivate you to begin writing. The following books have been recommended by fellow H-Grad subscribers as books that have helped them develop their writing throughout graduate school (now with handy Amazon links for more information!).

Colonization Reading List

Reading Lists

Coloniazation, Empire, and Nationalism Reading List

Africa (Books)

Appiah, Anthony, In My Father’s House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture

Bills, Scott, The Libyan Arena: The United States, Britain, and the Council of Foreign Ministers, 1945-1948

Boahen, A. Adu, African Perspectives on Colonialism

Coombes, Annie E., Reinventing Africa: Museums, Material Culture, and Popular Imagination in Late Victorian and Edwardian England

Environmental History

Reading Lists

Defining the Field

McNeill, J. R. Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World (2000)

Sutter, Paul S. “The World with Us: The State of American Environmental History,” Journal of American History, June 2013, Vol. 100, 1.

Rome, Adam. “What Really Matters in History? Environmental Perspectives on Modern America.” Environmental History, April 2002, 7, 2.

Special Issue, Journal of American History 76.4 (1990)