H-Net This Week (Roundup from around the Commons for the week of September 14 - 20, 2018)

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Network News

H-CivWar introduces new lead editor and four review editors

H-ItalianDiaspora calls for volunteers to help develop resources and projects

Network Publications

H-Nutrition introduces HEAT! A Recipes Project Thematic Series

H-Nutrition's What Should I Eat? Why? series:


  • Article review of “The ‘Sword and Shield of the Party’: How the Vietnamese People’s Public Security Forces Portray Themselves”
  • Roundtable on Cold War and Decolonisation: Australia’s Policy Towards Britain’s End of Empire in Southeast Asia
  • Article review of "Latrines as the Measure of Men: American Soldiers and the Politics of Disgust in Occupied Europe and Asia"
  • Article review of “Bill and Ed’s Big Adventure: Cold Warriors, William Fulbright and Right-Wing Propaganda in the US Military, 1961-62”
  • Review essay on From Christ to Confucius: German Missionaries, Chinese Christians, and the Globalization of Christianity, 1860-1950


H-Haiti shares Q&A with authors of Transnational Hispaniola: New Directions in Haitian and Dominican Studies

H-CivWar continues to discuss Confederate monuments and flags

H-Maryland shares post report on Baltimore mission

H-HistBibl shares article about proposed academic book portal



H-Disability inquires about future of March of Dimes archives

H-PRC inquires about permissions for Xinhua images from 1950s-70s (cross-posted on H-Asia)

H-Turk seeks source on representing marginalia in transcriptions and digitized versions of 19th-century Ottoman legal texts

Research Resources

H-HistBibl shares resource about text data mining research using copyrighted and use-limited data sets

H-Buddhism shares Chinese Buddhist Canonical Attributions database

H-Judaic shares digital tool for searching and examining Bible

H-Horn shares digital bibliographic database on Horn of Africa

H-PRC shares Maoist Legacy Project digital archive

H-Diplo shares National Security Archive's Cyber Glossary


Teaching Resources

H-CivWar suggests short discussions on Confederate monuments and flags

News & Publication Roundups

H-Nationalism's Weekend Reading

H-Luso-Africa's recent publications on Lusophone Africa


H-Borderlands and H-AmIndian share Writing Westward, new podcast showcasing books in Western Studies


H-AfrArts remembers Barbara Winston Blackmun, scholar of African art history, shares detailed obituary

H-Buddhism remembers Hubert Durt, scholar of Buddhism

H-Sci-Med-Tech remembers Jeff Hughes, historian of science

H-Net Reviews

H-War: Brett Bebber reviews Playboys and Mayfair Men: Crime, Class, Masculinity, and Fascism in 1930s London

H-War: Geoff Bil reviews Machines as the Measure of Men: Science, Technology, and Ideologies of Western Dominance

H-War: Nicholas Sambaluk reviews Belgium's Dilemma: The Formation of the Belgian Defense Policy, 1932-1940

H-German: Jan-Henrik Meyer reviews Better Active than Radioactive!: Anti-Nuclear Protest in 1970s France and West Germany

H-Disability: Coreen McGuire reviews Language, Power, and Resistance: Mainstreaming Deaf Education

H-Judaic: Sean Martin reviews Jabotinsky's Children: Polish Jews and the Rise of Right-Wing Zionism

H-Haiti: Sophie Maríñez reviews We Dream Together: Dominican Independence, Haiti, and the Fight for Caribbean Freedom

H-NewMexico: Celia Lopez-Chavez reviews Quebrada en el Gran Norte

H-Diplo: Nicholas L. Miller reviews When Proliferation Causes Peace: The Psychology of Nuclear Crises

H-Diplo: Ziv Rubinovitz reviews Israel's Foreign Policy beyond the Arab World: Engaging the Periphery

H-Empire: Jennifer Turner reviews Nefertiti’s Face: The Creation of an Icon

H-AmIndian: Kara Bridgman Sweeney reviews New Histories of Village Life at Crystal River

H-SHGAPE: Nick Sacco reviews Reconstruction: A Concise History

H-Sci-Med-Tech: Michael Brown reviews The Best Surgeon in England: Percivall Pott, 1713-88

H-Buddhism: Catherine Hartmann reviews Echoes of Enlightenment: The Life and Legacy of the Tibetan Saint Sonam Peldren

H-Pietism: Craig Atwood reviews Der Schuler Zinzendorf in Halle 1710-1716: Personliches Ergehen und Praformation Eines Axioms

H-Pennsylvania: Jessica DeWitt reviews History of Pennsylvania's State Parks, 1893-1983 and History of Pennsylvania's State Parks, 1984-2015

H-SHERA: Denisa Tomkova reviews Understanding Central Europe

H-Net Commons Top Hits:

Most Viewed Page: H-Slavery's resource on The Slave Trade in the Central Middle Ages

Top Discussion: H-Judaic's discussion of rabbinics

Top Review: Sophie Maríñez's review of We Dream Together: Dominican Independence, Haiti, and the Fight for Caribbean Freedom for H-Haiti

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