H-Net This Week (Roundup from around the Commons for the week of July 20 - 26, 2018)

Last Week's RoundupJuly 20 - 26, 2018

Network News

H-PCAACA, the network focused on American and world popular culture, shares call for network and review editors

H-CivWar seeks book reviewers

H-Net 25 Crossroads continues to mine the logs for valuable discussion threads from the past 25 years

Network Publications


  • Article review of “Dealing with the Intractable: A Possible Negotiating Position for the New British Ambassador to Berlin Summer 1933”
  • Roundtable on Vietnam’s Lost Revolution: Ngô Đình Diệm’s Failure to Build an Independent Nation, 1955-1963
  • Article review of “‘Playing Cold War Politics’: The Cold War in Anglo-Kenyan Relations in the 1960s”
  • ISSF Policy Series on Political Extremism and Liberal Democracy
  • Article review of “Neither too much nor too little:” France, the USSR and the Helsinki CSCE”


H-War continues to discuss warriors and soldiers

H-JewishRhetorics encourages introductions, shares recent review for discussion

H-Scholar shares article on lawsuit and academic freedom at University of Texas


H-LatAm seeks objects and images for upcoming exhibition on coffee as global product

H-Digital-History shares survey for PhD project on digital oral history about ethical dilemmas

H-Urban subscriber working on urban planning in Jerusalem seeks Minutes of Pro-Jerusalem Society

H-Turk inquires after 17th-century meaning of "a meter of oil"

Research Resources

H-Labor shares research materials on Herrin Massacre of 1922 in need of scholarship

H-HistBibl shares searchable archive of recent UK politics

H-Memory shares open access book on post-Soviet Estonia

H-Digital-History shares digitized primary source project on German and global history, invites contributions


News & Publication Roundups

H-Nationalism's Weekend Reading

H-War's Military History Digest

H-Diplo's Journal Watch

H-California's California Humanities news


H-Canada shares Champlain Society Podcast: Canada’s writers confront the Vietnam War 


H-SEAsia remembers Prof. Dato’ Dr. Shaharil Talib, scholar of colonial Malaya and Southeast Asia

H-Net Reviews

H-Judaic: Kristoff Kerl reviews Deciphering the New Antisemitism

H-War: Michael R. Hall reviews The Intelligence War in Latin America, 1914-1922

H-War: Joseph Slaughter reviews George Washington: A Life in Books

H-War: Kate Waggoner Karchner reviews Saladin: The Sultan Who Vanquished the Crusaders and Built an Islamic Empire

H-Diplo: David Crowe reviews Hiding in Plain Sight: The Pursuit of War Criminals from Nuremberg to the War on Terror

H-Diplo: Hiroshi Kitamura reviews Consuming Japan: Popular Culture and the Globalizing of 1980s America

H-California: Jennifer M. Black reviews Consuming Identities: Visual Culture in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco

H-Urban: Peter S. Soppelsa reviews Global Undergrounds: Exploring Cities Within

H-FedHist: Ellen Neumann reviews Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Guide to Lincoln's Eighth Judicial Circuit

H-Early-America: Kristin C. Lee reviews Working on the Dock of the Bay: Labor and Enterprise in an Antebellum Southern Port

H-Asia: Alicja Bachulska reviews China–Central and Eastern Europe Cross-Cultural Dialogue: Society, Business and Education in Transition

H-Ideas: Jeff Love reviews Heidegger's Black Notebooks: Responses to Anti-Semitism

H-Socialisms: Kristen Ghodsee reviews Historical Memory of Central and East European Communism

H-Net Commons Top Hits:

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

Top Discussion: H-Diplo's commentary on Steven Pinker's Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Top Review: Hiroshi Kitamura's review of Consuming Japan: Popular Culture and the Globalizing of 1980s Japan on H-Diplo

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