H-Net This Week (Roundup from around the Commons, Special Double Edition for November 16 - 29, 2018)

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Network News

H-Socialisms seeks book reviewers

H-Women shares call for network editors

H-Net 25th Anniversary Crossroads updates Mining the Logs

H-LatAm updates its Syllabus Archive

H-Podcast updates its Resources Tab

Network Publications

H-CivWar publishes series of conference reports from 2018 Southern Historical Association Meeting in Birmingham, AL:


  • Article review of “Re-evaluating the Yom Kippur ‘Intelligence Failure’: The Cultural Lens in Crisis"
  • Roundtable on The Cold War They Made: The Strategic Legacy of Roberta and Albert Wohlstetter
  • Article review of “The International Relations of Police Power in Settler Colonialism: The 'civilizing' mission of Canada’s Mounties"
  • Roundtable on Democracy in Exile: Hans Speier and the Rise of the Defense Intellectual
  • Article review of “The Other Hidden Hand: Soviet and Cuban Intelligence in Allende’s Chile”
  • Article review of “The United States Sale of Trident to Britain, 1977-1982: Deal Making in the Anglo-American Relationship”
  • Article review of “The ‘New Look’ of German Diplomacy: The West German Foreign Service after the Second World War”



H-SHGAPE Question of the Week tackles fate of regional studies in study of Gilded Age and Progressive Era

H-Histsex continues to discuss non-monogamous and polyamorous historical figures

H-War continues to discuss how wars are won and WWI origins

H-War continues talk on latest Handgrenade of the Month on Armistice Day

H-Podcast discusses how to start an academic podcast, labor of podcasting and academic work; shares NPR's teaching resources for podcast assignments

H-War responds to review of Captives of War: British Prisoners of War in Europe in the Second World War

H-Women shares essential texts on 1968 US women's movement

H-War discusses return of Balangiga Bells taken during Philippine-American War

H-Haiti shares post about Battle of Vertières and decolonial history

H-Scholar shares further comment on open access publishing initiative, Plan S

H-World and H-Scholar share recent article and discuss future of history major

H-Asia updates discussion of kidnapped Swedish bookseller Gui Minghai


H-Women seeks historians working on long reception of Simone de Beauvoir for possible panel

JHistory seeks information on New York newspaper The Hub

H-LatAm asks for sources on French human sciences and Latin America, 1965-1990

H-Diplo asks about interrogating Ken Burns & Lynn Novick's "The Vietnam War" in class

H-Africa seeks Louis-Gustave Binger's illustrator Rlou

H-Turk asks for info on Abdi Ağazade Mehmed Rifat, editor of weekly newspaper Sada-yı Girid

H-Albion asks about persistent Wikipedia errors and fact-checking

H-OralHist inquires about EU General Data Protection Regulation impact on oral history interviews

Research Resources

H-Kentucky shares images of original 1881 Constitution of the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Association, part of KY Woman Suffrage Project

H-West shares Digitizing Daniel Boone project

H-DC shares historic article on Washington's first Thanksgiving

H-DC and H-HistGeog shares digital public history project Mapping Segregation in Washington DC

H-HistBibl and H-Scholar share interactive map to explore HaithTrust's texts

H-Albion shares open access essay on literacy and early industrialization

H-Buddhism shares updated H-Buddhism Zotero bibliography

H-HOAC shares FBI files and serials recently added to internet archive

H-Turk shares Library of Congress Abdulhamid II Digital Collection of Books and Serials

H-Podcast updates its Resources Tab

H-Empire shares digital archive of political maps for imperial and global historians from Cornell Library

Teaching Resources

H-LatAm updates is syllabus archive

H-Women shares source texts on 1968 US women's movement

H-Podcast shares NPR's curriculum guide on podcasting

H-World and H-Scholar discuss future of history major

H-Diplo discusses using Ken Burns & Lynn Novick's "The Vietnam War" in Vietnam and Cold War class


News & Publication Roundups

H-Nationalism's Weekend Reading November 16 and November 23

H-War's Military History Digest

H-Democracy's Weekly Five November 11 and November 18

H-Slavery's Twitter roundup

H-Education's history of education research in current periodicals

H-Poland's monthly publications update


H-Podcast adds entries to Academic Podcast Roundup:

H-OralHist shares Sexing History on oral histories of sex workers


H-Judaic remembers Randolph L. Braham, political scientist, scholar of Hungarian Jews in the Holocaust


H-Asia shares Statement by Concerned Scholars on China's Mass Detention of Turkic Minorities

H-Net Reviews

H-War: Nikki Shepardson reviews Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe

H-War: Drew McKevitt reviews In/visible War: The Culture of War in Twenty-First-Century America 

H-War: Robert Dienesch reviews I Like Ike: The Presidential Election of 1952

H-AmIndian: Christopher Bilodeau reviews The Place of Stone: Dighton Rock and the Erasure of America's Indigenous Past

H-Travel: Sarah Goldsmith reviews Turin and the British in the Age of the Grand Tour

H-Disability: Shu Wan reviews Designing Disability: Symbols, Space and Society

H-Diplo: Alexander Sager reviews What Is a Border?

H-Diplo: Michael Stamm reviews International Organizations and the Media in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Exorbitant Expectations

H-Japan: Igor Prusa reviews A History of Popular Culture in Japan: From the Seventeenth Century to the Present, Introducing Japanese Popular Culture and Teaching Japanese Popular Culture

H-Law: Timo Schaefer reviews Huixquilucan: Ley y justicia en la modernización del espacio rural mexiquense, 1856-1910

H-Socialisms: Aidan Beatty reviews Jews and Leftist Politics: Judaism, Israel, Antisemitism, and Gender

H-Africa: Eric M. Washington reviews Living with Nkrumahism: Nation, State, and Pan-Africanism in Ghana

H-War: Kwaku Nti reviews Why Comrades Go to War: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict 

H-War: Loren Cowdery reviews The Rome We Have Lost

H-War: Mara Kozelsky reviews Arms and Armor of Caucasus

H-Disability: Marion Schmidt reviews Authoring Autism: On Rhetoric and Neurological Queerness

H-Diplo: David S. Foglesong reviews The Kremlinologist: Llewellyn E. Thompson, America's Man in Cold War Moscow

H-Judaic: Vassili Schedrin reviews The Russian-Jewish Tradition: Intellectuals, Historians, Revolutionaries

H-Ideas: Alex Dowdall reviews Words and the First World War: Language, Memory, Vocabulary

H-Disability: Will Rogers reviews Dis/Ability History Der Vormoderne: Premodern Dis/Ability History

H-1960s: Anna T. Kryczka reviews Little Cold Warriors: American Childhood in the 1950s

H-Japan: Mary Quek reviews Contents Tourism in Japan: Pilgrimages to "Sacred Sites" of Popular Culture

H-SC: Melissa DeVelvis reviews Making a Slave State: Political Development in Early South Carolina

H-Net Commons Top Hits:

Most Viewed Page: H-Asia's Jobs page

Top Discussion: H-Nationalism's post Brexit and the Rise of Right-Wing Populism in Europe: Why and How Nationalism Matters by Dr. Daphne Halikiopoulou

Top Review: Christopher Olsen's 2002 review of Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War for H-South

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