H-Net This Week (April 30-May 6, 2016)

H-Net This Week ArchiveApril 30 - May 6, 2016

Network News

Networks recruiting network and review editors, advisory board members: H-AfrArtsH-CivWar, H-Shehr, H-Caribbean

H-Buddhism seeks Book Reviewers


H-AmRel shares original interview with Joan Gundersen, archivist for the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh

H-Scholar shares post about new academic blog indexing service, "academic" social networks Academia.edu and ResearchGate, and the dissemination of academic research

H-Russia shares news of relaxed photography rules in Russian state and municipal archives

Continuing discusssion of "translocal" at H-World

H-Slavery shares article about the history of the Indian Ocean slave trade

H-War discusses maps in books, scholarly journals, and military histories


H-World seeks readings on community, modernity, and Mao-era urban design

H-Rural seeks agricultural history readings on sericulture in the US and other comparable women's agricultural fields

H-Islamart query about the location of a jade cup that was part of a 1976 Hayward Gallery exhibition

Subscriber on H-Material-Culture and H-Amstudy seeks readings on public art, vernacular architecture, and preservation for exhibition on Kea Tawana's Ark

H-Romania interested in historical and religious cursing in Romanian culture

H-Childhood seeks historiography, primary source material for undergrad research seminar "Historicizing 'Kids'"

H-New-Jersey query about Marcius Willson and his association with the NJ Society of Teachers and Friends of Education

H-War question about post-WWII films imploring women in the defense industry to return home and leave the jobs to men

H-German seeks information about Wilhelm II's sea cruises on the Mediterranean

H-OralHist seeks recommendations for an oral history summer program focusing on memory and culture and based in Europe

H-Romania seeks sheet music scores of works by George Enescu


Latest H-Slavery Topical Guide: "White Women in British Caribbean Plantation Societies" by Cecily Jones

H-PRC Document of the Month: A report to the DAAD: Über Studium und Leben an der Fudan Universität in Shanghai" (September 1976)

H-Scholar shares news of the New York Public Libraries decision to offer digital public domain collections

The WWI Crossroads shares a project about forgotten wrecks of WWI

H-Asia shares an online exhibit on maritime archaeology, Asian and Southeast Asian boats


H-War shares the latest Hand Grenade of the Month about maps in books and scholarly journals

News & Publication Roundups

New publications in Emotions Studies for April-May posted on H-Emotions

New publications in Black European Studies shared on H-Black-Europe

H-Horn shares recent publications on the Horn of Africa

H-AmRel shares book reviews in religious studies from around the web

H-Poland roundup of popular discussions and posts on Polish subjects

H-Empire shares top blog picks in imperial and global history


H-World shares recent podcast episodes about volcantic eruptions and world history and a roundtable on the Easter Risisng

H-Podcast invites contributions to special issue of The History Teacher about podcasting and the history classroom


H-War remembers John J. McGrath, a longtime member of H-War and former employee at the Combat Studies Institute

H-Asia remembers Librarian Emeritus Wei-Ying Wan and Harriet Mills, Professor Emerita of Chinese Language and Literature, both of the University of Michigan

H-Minerva remembers women who died in wartime in the month of May

Reviews and Network Publications

H-Diplo: Inês C. Dias reviews Empire Films and the Crisis of Colonialism, 1946–1959

H-Levant:  Zeina G. Halabi reivews Surviving Images: Cinema, War, and Cultural Memory in the Middle East

H-Diplo: Christopher Gennari reviews On Behalf of the Emperor, on Behalf of the Fatherland: Finnish Officers and Soldiers of the Russian Imperial Life-Guard on the Battlefields of Poland, 1831

H-Diplo: Roundtable review of Deng Xiaoping’s Long War: The Military Conflict between China and Vietnam, 1979-1991

H-Diplo: Article review of “'The Good Plumpuddings’ Belief: British Voluntary Aid to Sweden during the Napoleonic Wars”

H-Sci-Med-Tech: Kendra Smith-Howard reviews Another Person's Poison: A History of Food Allergy

H-War: Matthew Reardon reviews Afro-European Trade in the Atlantic World: The Western Slave Coast, c. 1550- c.1885

H-War: Christian Djurslev reviews By the Spear: Philip II, Alexander the Great, and the Rise and Fall of the Macedonian Empire
H-War: Charlie Thomas reviews Foreign Intervention in Africa: From the Cold War to the War on Terror
H-War:  Charlie Thomas reviews Buried in the Sands of the Ogaden: The United States, the Horn of Africa, and the Demise of Detente
H-Environment: Christine Reed reviews Federal Ecosystem Management: Its Rise, Fall, and Afterlife
H-Disability: Paula Hellal reviews A History of Self-Harm in Britain: A Genealogy of Cutting and Overdosing
H-German: W. Mikkel Dack reviews Between Two Homelands: Letters across the Borders of Nazi Germany
H-Judaic: Dalia Wassner reviews Fútbol, Jews, and the Making of Argentina
H-Diplo: Review essay of Toward “Thorough, Accurate, and Reliable”: A History of the Foreign Relations of the United States Series
H-Levant: Nadine Sinno reviews Off the Wall: Political Posters of the Lebanese Civil War
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