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Talk Announcement - "Gimmicks, Politics, and Narrative: Japan’s Thwarted Commemorations, Celebrations, and Comebacks"

The University of Tokyo Center for Contemporary Japanese Studies presents a Zoom Webinar on January 20 9 a.m. Tokyo time (January 20, 12 p.m., London time; January 19 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time; January 19 4 p.m, Pacific time):

Gimmicks, Politics, and Narrative: Japan’s Thwarted Commemorations, Celebrations, and Comebacks

David Leheny

Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University

Zoom Webinar  
Jan 20 2021 (Wed) / 2021年01月20日(水)  
9:00AM–10:00AM (JST)  
Registration Deadline: Tue 19 Jan @ Noon (JST)

Tanya Harmer
Debbie Sharnak

Sharnak on Harmer, 'Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America'

Tanya Harmer. Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2020. 384 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-5429-4.

Reviewed by Debbie Sharnak (Rowan University) Published on H-Nationalism (January, 2021) Commissioned by Evan C. Rothera (University of Arkansas - Fort Smith)

Adam Costanzo
Maureen Santelli

Santelli on Costanzo, 'George Washington's Washington: Visions for the National Capital in the Early American Republic'

Adam Costanzo. George Washington's Washington: Visions for the National Capital in the Early American Republic. Early American Places Series. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2018. 264 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-5389-0

Seminar - Transnational Germans: Local Actors and Global Spaces, Global Actors and Local Spaces (Deadline: 20 Jan)

Seminar - Transnational Germans: Local Actors and Global Spaces, Global Actors and Local Spaces


The 45th German Studies Association Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, from September 30 to October 4, 2021 will host a series of seminars in addition to conference sessions and roundtables (for general conference information see *https://www.thegsa.org/conference*).


CfP The Lefts and Nationalisms - ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Prague, 25-28 May 2021

At a time of resurgent minority nationalism in some European regions, many of them clearly leaning towards the left, and when radical right and populist parties are successfully attracting working-class support on the basis of welfare chauvinist proposals that pit natives against immigrants and globalisation in defence of the ‘national welfare state’, the study of the (often-troubled) relationship between the Left and the national issue acquires renewed relevance for both academic and practical purposes. 

Re: Question of the Month, January: The Attack on the U.S. Capitol Building

Thanks David
Incredible, if not entirely unanticipated, scenes! In response to some of your questions I have the following thoughts offered as a non-expert on US politics:
The invasion of the US Capitol doesn't seem to have been a coup, which would imply organisation and coordination of a higher standard than was on display. If disruption is the zeitgeist, then this was a disruptive event rather than an insurrection, which implies a sustained, and usually armed, uprising.