The following announcements from H-Net may be of interest to some Jhistory list members.

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The following announcements from H-Net may be of interest to some Jhistory list members.

Going Viral: Chronotopes of Disaster in Film and Visual Media [announcement]

by Sotirios Bampatzimopoulos

In her seminal text Illness as Metaphor (1978), Susan Sontag approaches the discourses around contagious diseases as systems of power and control over civil disobedience and difference. The text poignantly foreshadows the “treatment” of the HIV outbreak by Western public health providers and in the cultural imagination alike.


H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report for H-Announce: 4 January - 11 January [announcement]

by H-Net Job Guide

H-Net Job Guide

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 4 January 2021 to 11 January 2021. These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Announce. See the H-Net Job Guide website at for more information. To contact the Job Guide, write to or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.


H-Net reviews posted to the H-Net Commons 04 Jan 2021 - 11 Jan 2021 [announcement]

by System Administrator

The following reviews were posted to the H-Net Commons between
04 Jan 2021 and 11 Jan 2021.

Reviewed for H-LatAm by Aiala Levy
   Navitski, Rielle.  _Public Spectacles of Violence: Sensational
   Cinema and Journalism in Early Twentieth-Century Mexico and
   Brazil_.  Durham: Duke University Press, 2017.  Illustrations. 344
   pp.  $38.95, ISBN 978-0-8223-6975-2.
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Call for Submissions: Journal of American History Textbooks and Teaching, U.S. Democracy and Political history[announcement]

by Laura Westhoff

How are college and university history instructors responding to the recent divisive and fraught political moment, when democracy itself seems at stake?  What role do college history courses play in developing student political knowledge and civic capacities?  Does such teaching have a role to play in the U.S.