Re: Operation Southern Focus

The US government believed that Iraq had a lot of active, currently functional WMD sites. If this belief had been correct, a significant fraction of them would have been neither known nor suspected by the US. Destroying all known or suspected sites would not have meant destroying all, or even almost all, currently functional WMD sites.

Symposium: "Prisoners of the Asia-Pacific War" (Feb 7-8)

We are pleased to announce the opening of our online symposium titled “Prisoners of the Asia-Pacific War: History, Memory, and Forgetting” to registered audience members. The symposium will be held across two days between 16:00-19:30 on Tuesday, February 7 and 9:00-17:00 on Wednesday, February 8, Japan time. This symposium brings together scholars researching the histories, memorialization and forgetting of prisoners and prison camps of the Asia Pacific War. See the schedule below.

The Habsburg Monarchy as a Fiscal-Military State 1648–1815

Invitation to a Book Presentation:

William D. Godsey and Petr Maťa (eds.), The Habsburg Monarchy as a Fiscal-Military State: Contours and Perspectives 1648-1815

2 February 2023 at 18:30

Festsaal, Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2 1010 Vienna 


Welcoming Address:

Dr. Katrin Kelle, Deputy Director of the Institute for Habsburg and Balkan Studies of the Austrian Academy of Sciences


Keynote Speakers

Call for Applications: Virtual Title VIII Funding, Open Research Laboratory at Illinois

Call for Applications

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center and the Slavic Reference Service at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are pleased to announce that they will continue to accept applications for Virtual Title VIII Associates to participate in the Spring 2023 Open Research Laboratory (ORL) on a rolling basis through April 5, 2023 or until all awards are made.

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-War: 23 January - 30 January

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from
23 January 2023 to 30 January 2023.  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
https://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.  To contact the Job Guide,
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In January issue of the Journal of Democracy is here, Zoltan Barany investigates why Russia’s military failed.

In the new issue of the Journal of Democracy (available free on ProjectMuse until February 14), Zoltan Barany argues that the corruption of the Putin regime has crippled Russia’s military power:

[CfP] Commemoration and Heritage: First World War Memorials and Cemeteries (Kraków, 1–3 June 2023)

Call for Papers

Commemoration and Heritage: First World War Memorials and Cemeteries

Kraków, 1–3 June 2023

Organiser: Critical Heritage Studies Hub at the Jagiellonian University & Institute of History, Jagiellonian University

Venue: Jagiellonian University, Kraków

Date: 1–3 June 2023 (Thursday–Saturday)

Application deadline: March 15, 2023

Form of abstracts: electronic file (doc, docx, pdf), up to 300 words

Working language: English


Oxford project aims to preserve WW2 memories and objects

A project led by the Faculty of English at the University of Oxford is looking for contributions to a free online archive of family stories, anecdotes, memories and digitized objects relating to people’s experiences of the Second World War. Their Finest Hour, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, aims to digitally collect stories and materials related to Britain's and the Commonwealth's role in the Second World War in order to preserve them and make them freely available to the public.


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