H-Net This Week (Roundup from around the Commons for the week of April 5 - 11, 2019)

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Network News

H-Africa boosts H-AfrArts call for editors and board members

H-Celebration shares subscriber survey

Network Publications


  • Article review of "Escalation through Entanglement:  How Vulnerability of Command-and-Control Systems Raises the Risks of an Inadvertent Nuclear War”
  • Roundtable on The Diplomacy of Decolonization: America, Britain and the United Nations during the Congo Crisis 1960-1964 
  • Article review of “Press Management and U.S. Support for France in Indochina, 1950-1954”

H-CivWar shares interview with David Silkenat, author of Raising the White Flag: How Surrender Defined the American Civil War


H-SHEAR continues to discuss D.C. gossip sources

H-Nationalism discusses latest Brexit, Nationalism and the Future of Europe post

H-War continues to discuss A-bomb motivation and popular military history

H-Haiti discusses essay about Henry Christophe, king of Hayti

H-Diplo responds to review of Spying on the Nuclear Bear

 and article review about Guatemala's "killer president"

H-Haiti posts article about Toussaint Louverture's stance on Haiti's independence

H-Adjunct shares article on adjuncts as academic underclass


H-Asia seeks surviving 1909 copies of Amicus or Ceylon's Illustrated Weekly

H-War inquires about account of Allied soldiers walking hand-in-hand into combat

H-Migration asks for recommendations to examine global migration in digital humanities

Research Resources

H-HistBibl shares news of newly opened Vatican archives

H-SHEAR shares article about staffing cuts at Historical Society of Pennsylvania

H-HistBibl shares AriadnePlus Project, database of archaeological data in Europe

H-Scholar shares news of Hernando Colon's lost library catalog

H-Kentucky shares update about digitized collections in ExploreUK

Teaching Resources

H-Education updates history of education podcasts page

H-AmIndian suggests readings in Native American history seminar

H-Slavery recommends video about Furcy, a man who sued for freedom

H-Nahuatl shares Radio Indegena, radio programming in native languages


H-Scholar shares useful advice for independent scholars from Tropics of Meta blog

H-Catholic shares Archivist's Nook blog post on Catholic University's "Flying Nun"

News & Publication Roundups

H-Education's History of Education Research in Current Periodicals

H-Nationalism's Weekend Reading

H-Democracy's Weekly Five

H-Slavery's From Twitter

H-War's Military History Digest


H-Podcast shares Somatic Podcast episode on golf, environmentalism, and anthropocentrism


H-Judaic remembers Ora Band, scholar and teacher of Hebrew language and literature

H-Net Reviews


H-Disability: Shubhangi G. Mehrotra reviews Disability, Gender, and the Trajectories of Power 

H-Diplo: Brooks T. Swett reviews Reconstruction in a Globalizing World 

H-Nationalism: Claire Wolnisty reviews The Limits of Liberty: Mobility and the Making of the Eastern U.S.-Mexico Border 

H-Socialisms: Andrew Kettler reviews New Borders: Migration, Hotspots and the European Superstate 

H-Diplo: Tobias Rupprecht reviews Globalization Under and After Socialism: The Evolution of Transnational Capital in Central and Eastern Europe 

H-Disability: Susan Anderson reviews Literatures of Madness: Disability Studies and Mental Health 

H-Asia: Shrabani Basu reviews India, Empire, and First World War Culture: Writings, Images, and Songs 

H-Judaic: Shaul Magid reviews Judaism: The Genealogy of a Modern Notion 

H-LatAm: Alejandra Dubcovsky reviews Tides of Revolution: Information, Insurgencies, and the Crisis of Colonial Rule in Venezuela 

H-Luso-Africa: Nuno Domingos reviews Following the Ball: The Migration of African Soccer Players across the Portuguese Colonial Empire, 1949-1975 

JHistory: Eric Walls reviews Before Journalism Schools: How Gilded Age Reporters Learned the Rules 

H-Teach: Dawn Harris reviews The Experiential Caribbean: Creating Knowledge and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic 

H-Black-Europe: Ervin Malakaj reviews Anti*Colonial Fantasies/Decolonial Strategies​​​​​​​ 

H-Florida: Andrew Kettler reviews Afro-Dog: Blackness and the Animal Question 

H-LatAm: Keegan Boyar reviews The Mexican Press and Civil Society, 1940-1976: Stories from the Newsroom, Stories from the Street 

H-War: Mark Montesclaros reviews The Plots against Hitler 

H-War: Edward Gutierrez reviews World War I and the American Constitution 

H-War: Karen Carr reviews Tamta's World: The Life and Encounters of a Medieval Noblewoman from the Middle East to Mongolia​​​​​​​

H-Net Commons Top Hits:

Most Viewed Page: H-Buddhism's Journals for Buddhist Studies page

Top Discussion: Obituary of Nishimura Ryō 西村玲 (1972-2016)

Top Review: L. Benjamin Rolsky's 2015 review of A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars for H-AmRel

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