H-Net This Week (Roundup from around the Commons for the week of May 31 - June 6, 2019)

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Network News

JHistory seeks book reviewers

Network Publications


  • Article review of “Is Grand Strategy a Research Program? A Review Essay”
  • Roundtable on Transcending the Cold War: Summits, Statecraft, and the Dissolution of Bipolarity in Europe, 1970-1990 
  • Article review of “Beyond Camp David: Jimmy Carter, Palestinian Self-Determination, and Human Rights”
  • Article review of "Soviet Public Diplomacy in China: 'Small Steps' towards Bilateral Rapprochement (1978-1985)"
  • Article review of "A Lost Chance for Balkan Cooperation? The Romanian View on 'Regional Micro-Détente,' 1969-75"

H-CivWar: Interview with Michael S. Frawley, author of Industrial Developing and Manufacturing in the Antebellum Gulf South: A Reevaluation

H-EnviroHealth: Chernobyl at Thirty, A Special Edition Environment and Health Roundtable


H-Nationalism Question of the Month spotlights challenges of teaching nationalism studies in 21st century

H-Death shares National Geographic article on death practices

H-War continues to discuss Handgrenade on Lend Lease in WWII

H-War continues discussing air war in Vietnam

H-Asia talks about "Asian Smile" trope in German press

H-Scholar shares comment on ambitious open-access Plan S


H-Judaic seeks short introductory reading on Jews in late 19th/early 20th-century Eastern Europe

H-Urban asks for sources for urban history course focusing on public administration

H-French-Colonial is crowd-sourcing blogs and podcasts related to French Colonial history

H-OralHist seeks oral history projects on refugees on southern US border

H-Mideast-Medieval subscriber seeks contact with Islamic studies scholar at University of Pavia

Research Resources

H-Buddhism shares Digital Dictionary of Buddhism update

H-Diplo shares declassified Tiananmen Square massacre records

H-HOAC posts FBI records on Church Committee & article on death of Morton Sobell

H-HistBibl shares news about newly launched Open Research Library

H-New-Jersey posts article on Central New Jersey

Teaching Resources

H-Judaic suggests short introductory reading on East European Jews

H-Urban seeks sources for urban history course focusing on public administration


H-French-Colonial shares Lawyers, Guns & Money blog

News & Publication Roundups

H-Eugenics' Publication Roundup

H-Nutrition's monthly news roundup

H-Nationalism's Weekend Reading

H-Democracy's Weekly Five

H-Eugenics' Eugenics on the Web update

H-French-Colonial's new books in French Colonial History

H-ANZAU's recent publications



H-DC shares Life on Lafayette Square podcast featuring William Seale

H-French-Colonial is crowd-sourcing blogs and podcasts related to French Colonial history


H-Buddhism remembers Gene Reeves, scholar of Buddhism

H-Turk remembers Haim Gerber, scholar of Ottoman and Middle Eastern history

H-Africa remembers Dumiso Dabengwa, national hero of Zimbabwe

H-Asia remembers Walter Hauser, scholar of South Asian Studies

H-Net Reviews

H-Nationalism: Gaëlle Fisher reviews The Romanian Orthodox Church and the Holocaust 

H-GermanDr. Thorsten Loch reviews From Disarmament to Rearmament: The Reversal of US Policy toward West Germany, 1946–1955 

H-Diplo: Ross Kennedy reviews The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made 

H-Socialisms: Husik Ghulyan reviews Hotels and Highways: The Construction of Modernization Theory in Cold War Turkey 

H-Diplo: Mary Ann Heiss reviews The Global Interior: Mineral Frontiers and American Power 

H-Poland: Filip Mazurczak reviews Lost Time: Lectures on Proust in a Soviet Prison Camp' and Czapski, 'Inhuman Land: Searching for the Truth in Soviet Russia, 1941-1942 

H-Judaic: Shira Klein reviews The Italian Executioners: The Genocide of the Jews of Italy 

H-LatAm: Ilan Ehrlich reviews Heroes, Martyrs, and Political Messiahs in Revolutionary Cuba, 1946-1958​​​​​​​ 

H-CivWar: Andrew Baker reviews This War Ain't Over: Fighting the Civil War in New Deal America 

H-FedHist: Michael H. Taint reviews Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the U.S. Army and the Invasion that Opened the West 

H-FedHist: Kevin Slack reviews Thomas Jefferson and the Science of Republican Government: A Political Biography of Notes on the State of Virginia​​​​​​​ 

H-Buddhism: Erik Hammerstrom reviews From the Mountains to the Cities: A History of Buddhist Propagation in Modern Korea​​​​​​​ 

H-Sci-Med-Tech: Marjorie Harrington reviews Soul-Health: Therapeutic Reading in Later Medieval England​​​​​​​ 

H-California: Erik Loomis reviews Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area​​​​​​​ 

H-Albion: David Wykes reviews Protestant Pluralism: The Reception of the Toleration Act, 1689-1720​​​​​​​ 

H-Music: James Garratt reviews Musikfreunde: Träger der Musikkultur in der ersten Hälfe des 19. Jahrhunderts 

H-War: Joseph Frechette reviews The Empire That Would Not Die: The Paradox of Eastern Roman Survival, 640-740 

H-War: Lewis Bernstein reviews The Turn of the Tide in the Pacific War: Strategic Initiative, Intelligence, and Command, 1941-1943​​​​​​​ 

H-War: Mara Kozelsky reviews Claiming Crimea: A History of Catherine the Great's Southern Empire

H-Net Commons Top Hits:

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

Top Discussion: H-Early-America's discussion of "Native American" terminology

Top Review: Andrew F. Clark's 1997 review of From Slave Trade to 'Legitimate' Commerce: The Commercial Transition in Nineteenth-Century West Africa

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