JHoK Special Issue Histories of Ignorance

Dear colleagues,


We are delighted to announce that the second Special Issue of the Journal for the History of Knowledge has just been published: “Histories of Ignorance,” with guest editors Lukas Verburgt and Peter Burke. You can find the Open Access link here: https://journalhistoryknowledge.org/collections/special/histories-of-ignorance/.


Hodson Trust - John Carter Brown Fellowship (four months, $20,000 + housing)

The Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience and the John Carter Brown Library invite applications for the Hodson Trust - John Carter Brown Fellowship, a unique research and writing fellowship. The Hodson Trust - John Carter Brown Fellowship supports work by academics, independent scholars and writers working on significant projects relating to the literature, history, culture, or art of the Americas before 1830. Candidates with a U.S.

New book - Aid Imperium : United States Foreign Policy and Human Rights in Post-Cold War Southeast Asia (U of Michigan Press, 2021)

Dear colleagues,
My book, Aid Imperium: United States Foreign Policy and Human Rights in Post-Cold War Southeast Asia (University of Michigan Press, 2021) is now available in hardback and ebook formats. Further details are listed below. I hope that the book's focus on foreign aid, state repression, and human rights will be interesting to some members here.

Call for Chapter Contributors: Contributed Volume on Contemporary and Historical Uses of Military Diplomacy

Proposal Instructions: Send a 1-page abstract (300–500 words) for the proposed chapter and CV for consideration. If a multiauthor work, submit information for all parties involved in the research and writing.

Description: Militaries throughout history have been used for diplomatic relations. This proposed book of contributed chapters to be published by Marine Corps University Press aims to explore contemporary and historical examples of diplomatic uses of militaries.

Pracademia’: The Growing Trend of Academics Writing Books With Popular Appeal

In continuation of last month’s panel on writing for a popular audience, this month we will expand upon our conversation by exploring the topic of how publishers identify books with potential for popular appeal. 


We are honored to be joined by Ellen Chodosh, Director at NYU Press, and Michael Sinocchi, Publisher at Routledge, who will offer their unique perspectives.  


November 30 at 4:30 PM Israel time/ 2:30 PM UK/ 9:30 AM EST on Zoom

American Congress Digital Archives Portal research project request for participation

This is a request for your participation in a research project that seeks to digitize congressional archives from institutions around the United States and make them available on a single website. In this project, "congressional archives" refer to the primary sources created by congressional offices that document the work of the United States Congress and individual Members. The project will expand access to historical collections and increase research value by providing context and linkages among them.

CFP: Pandemics, Public Health, and Statecraft in Twentieth-Century U.S. History

The literature on modern American pandemics is vast and continues to unfold in new directions, as scholars of medicine pay closer attention to the cultural politics of public health and the complex links between capitalism, racism, and infectious diseases. Yet, coverage of epidemics among historians of U.S. statecraft remains far from even.


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