H-Net This Week - Double Edition (Roundup from around the Commons for May 3 - 16, 2019)

Last Week's Roundup May 3 - 16, 2019
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Network News

H-Histsex seeks new editors

H-Pennsylvania recruiting editors and advisory board members

H-Sport launches Publisher Project on sports monographs and edited volumes and Book Announcements page

H-Black-Europe invites new publication announcements for Black Europe Bibliography

H-HistBibl updates Internet Resources for Keeping Up with History (Bibliography, Research, and Teaching)

Network Publications

H-Environment: Roundtable review of PowerLines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest


  • Article review forum on "Gender and the Canadian Military"
  • Article review forum on “Korea During the 1950s and the Korean War” 
  • Roundtable on Arab-Israeli Diplomacy under Carter: The US, Israel and the Palestinians
  • Article review of "The Future of Chemical Weapons: Implications from the Syrian Civil War”
  • Article review of “A Nation of Feminist Arms Dealers? Canada and Military Exports”
  • Article review of “The Grand Strategy of Militant Clients: Iran’s Way of War"
  • Roundtable on Transparency in Postwar France: A Critical History of the Present 
  • Roundtable on Empire by Invitation: William Walker and Manifest Destiny in Central America 
  • Article review of “Cold War Dilemmas, Superpower Influence, and Regional Interests; Greece and the Palestinian Question, 1947-1949.”
  • Article review of “They Fear Us, yet Cling to Us: Russian Negotiations with Tsushima Domain Officials during the 1861 Tsushima Incident.”

H-ANZAU: Take 5... interview with Dr. Agnieszka Sobocinska

H-CivWar: Interview with Stephanie McCurry, author of Women’s War: Fighting and Surviving the American Civil War


H-Slavery: Interview with Alex Borucki about Slave Voyages website 


H-Nationalism discusses emerging research trends in study of nations and nationalism (Question of the Month)

H-War discusses historiography of air war in Vietnam

H-Haiti shares radio story on Petrochallenge movement

H-Utopia shares review of Society for Utopian Studies conference

H-Childhood continues to discuss names children invent for places that matter to them

H-Histsex discusses sexuality and classification

H-War discusses Hemingway's style and censored female war writer

H- Africa continues suggestions for course on Asian and African encounters

H-Urban responds to query about failed urban renewal sites


H-Scholar shares interview with UC Berkeley librarian about breaking with Elsevier


H-New-Jersey seeks image of 19th century print shop and 1880s Middlesex County juror records

H-Turk inquires about Ottoman writer Tevfikîzâde İsmail Tevfik

H-Utopia seeks advisory committee members interested in library as utopian space

H-LatAm inquires about Christian immigrants from Levant and Armenia


H-Africa query about history of South African insurance industry

Research Resources

H-HistBibl shares article on using imaging technique to rescue historical audio

H-HOAC shares list of FBI monographs used to train agents

H-Buddhism shares Kanjur & Tanjur Studies database

H-HistBibl shares article on new open access publishing initiative for history books

H-CivWar shares Memorial Day challenge to transcribe writings of disabled Union veterans

H-HistBibl shares PLUME, new digital history library of Switzerland


H-Material-Culture shares open access title London's Urban Landscape

Teaching Resources

H- Africa suggests readings for course on Asian and African encounters


H-HistBibl shares online resources for teaching history


H-War shares North Carolina D-Day Stories blog series

H-Empire Imperial & Global Forum:

H-Nationalism shares blog on majority nationalism and how it is used


H-Haiti shares blog on Haitian tourism

News & Publication Roundups

H-Nationalism's Weekend Reading for 5/03 and 5/10

H-Diplo's Readings from around the web

H-Nationalism's Monthly Publication Update

H-War share CERCLES Book Reviews

H-Democracy's Weekly Five


H-Empire's New and Forthcoming Publications


H-Podcast shares latest Champlain Society podcast on Canada at the Versailles Treaty

H-Podcast shares New Books in Critical Theory episode on The Bloomsbury Handbook of 21st-Century Feminist Theory

H-Borderlands shares America the Borderland podcast


H-West-Africa shares Africa Past and Present episode on identity, gangs, and power in Congo


H-Japan remembers John Singleton, scholar of anthropology and education, concentrating in Asian studies


H-Buddhism remembers Tissa Rajapatirana, scholar of South Asian and Buddhist studies


H-Buddhism shares crowdfunding project for Gandhari manuscripts

H-Net Reviews


H-War: Mario Serna reviews The Politics of Weapons Inspections: Assessing WMD Monitoring and Verification Regimes 

H-Japan: Michael Lee reviews The Land We Saw, the Times We Knew: An Anthology of Zuihitsu Writing from Early Modern Japan 

H-Diplo: Bonnie A. Lucero reviews A Thousand Thirsty Beaches: Smuggling Alcohol from Cuba to the South during Prohibition 

H-Diplo: Shaul Mitelpunkt reviews The Rise and Decline of the American Century 

H-Judaic: Rafael Medoff reviews Palestine to Israel: Mandate to State, 1945-1948

H-CivWar: Adam Zucconi reviews The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War

H-War: Harry Franqui-Rivera reviews "I'm Not Gonna Die in This Damn Place": Manliness, Identity, and Survival of the Mexican American Vietnam Prisoners of War 

H-Disability: Shu Wan reviews Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability 

H-War: Benjamin Griffin reviews The Cold War: A World History 

H-War: Denis Alfin reviews A Companion to Custer and the Little Bighorn Campaign

H-War: Chris Callahan reviews Singing the Crusades: French and Occitan Lyric Responses to the Crusading Movements, 1137-1336 

H-Nationalism: Shae Smith Cox reviews Contested Loyalty: Debates over Patriotism in the Civil War North 

H-AMCA: Kareem Estefan reviews Afaf Zurayk: Return Journeys

H-Diplo: Barbara Elias reviews Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan 

H-Diplo: Giuliano Garavini reviews Governing Europe in a Globalizing World: Neoliberalism and Its Alternatives following the 1973 Oil Crisis 

H-CivWar: Jim Zibro reviews Lincoln's Mercenaries: Economic Motivation among Union Soldiers during the Civil War 

H-Judaic: Maya Balakirsky Katz reviews Judenmord: Art and the Holocaust in Post-war Germany 

H-Japan: Iris Haukamp reviews Apocalypse Then: American and Japanese Atomic Cinema, 1951-1967 

H-War: Augustine Meaher reviews The IRA Bombing Campaign against Britain, 1939-1940 

H-War: Nicholas Sambaluk reviews Inside the Enemy's Computer: Identifying Cyber-Attackers 

H-War: Kathleen Alfin reviews Contract Workers, Risk, and the War in Iraq: Sierra Leonean Labor Migrants at US Military Bases


H-Net Commons Top Hits:

Most Viewed Page: Journals for Buddhist Studies from H-Buddhism

Top Discussion: H-Adjunct's recommended article "A Moral Stain on the Profession"

Top Review: Christine Dee's 2002 review of The South vs. The South: How Anti-Confederate Southerners Shaped the Course of the Civil War on H-South

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