Volume 3 - Number 2 - August 2016

Roundup from around the Commons
for the week of March 17 - 23, 2017

New Funding and Job Opportunities

Integrated Studies Program Full-time Lecturer

The Integrated Studies Program at Penn invites applications for two full-time one-year lectureships in the humanities for academic year 2017-18, with the possibility of renewal based on a review and approval of the Dean. Successful applicants will join a team teaching an innovative freshman-year curriculum across the liberal arts. Lecturers from the humanities, sciences, and social sciences will be expected to collaborate on all aspects of the delivery of the course, and influence its design and direction.

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What's New For Teachers

Jisc sets up new group-purchasing pilot with publishers to lower cost of digital archival collections

Jisc is working in collaboration with three publishers, ProQuest, Adam Matthew Digital and Brill, in order to make digital collections of primary source material more affordable for institutions to purchase, so that researchers, teachers and learners can enjoy access to an even wider range of resources.

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Recent Calls for Papers

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Recent Items For Scholars

Re: Foreign Ministry Archives open again?

I haven't tried to go myself, but I received a report from a friend in January 2017 claiming it was open.

The gist of the report is that the Chinese Foreign Ministry Archive re-opened on December 1, 2016. However, only the fonds of two Foreign Ministry departments are apparently available: the protocol department (117) and the international organizations division (113). Other fonds are still undergoing review. In addition, the archive is not providing any printing services.

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Latest from H-Net Reviews

Author: 
Bill Graham
Reviewer: 
Greg Donaghy

Donaghy on Bill Graham, 'The Call of the World: A Political Memoir'


Bill Graham. The Call of the World: A Political Memoir. C. D. Howe Series in Canadian Political History. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2016. 456 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7748-9000-7.

Reviewed by Greg Donaghy (Historical Section, Global Affairs Canada)
Published on H-Canada (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Corey Slumkoski

Author: 
Peter Mauch
Reviewer: 
Corbin Williamson

Williamson on Mauch, 'Sailor Diplomat: Nomura Kichisaburō and the Japanese-American War'


Peter Mauch. Sailor Diplomat: Nomura Kichisaburō and the Japanese-American War. Harvard East Asian Monographs. Cambridge: Harvard University Asia Center, 2011. xvii + 312 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-05599-5.

Reviewed by Corbin Williamson (Air University, Air War College)
Published on H-War (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Walter M. Hudson
Reviewer: 
Benjamin M. Schneider

Schneider on Hudson, 'Army Diplomacy: American Military Occupation and Foreign Policy after World War II'


Walter M. Hudson. Army Diplomacy: American Military Occupation and Foreign Policy after World War II. Battles and Campaigns Series. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2015. 416 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-6097-9.

Reviewed by Benjamin M. Schneider (George Mason University)
Published on H-War (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Robert C. Evans
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Zoebelein

Zoebelein on Evans, 'Perspectives on World War I Poetry'


Robert C. Evans. Perspectives on World War I Poetry. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014. vii + 230 pp. $94.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4725-1021-1; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4725-1310-6.

Reviewed by Jennifer Zoebelein (Kansas State University)
Published on H-War (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Nicole Nguyen
Reviewer: 
Steven J. Lipson

Lipson on Nguyen, 'A Curriculum of Fear: Homeland Security in US Public Schools'


Nicole Nguyen. A Curriculum of Fear: Homeland Security in US Public Schools. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016. 296 pp. $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8166-9828-8.

Reviewed by Steven J. Lipson (Vanderbilt)
Published on H-War (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Mark Bradley
Reviewer: 
Steven L. B. Jensen

Jensen on Bradley, 'The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century'


Mark Bradley. The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 320 pp. $29.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-82975-5.

Reviewed by Steven L. B. Jensen (The Danish Institute for Human Rights)
Published on H-Diplo (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Louis Sell
Reviewer: 
Robert D. English

English on Sell, 'From Washington to Moscow: US-Soviet Relations and the Collapse of the USSR'


Louis Sell. From Washington to Moscow: US-Soviet Relations and the Collapse of the USSR. Durham: Duke University Press Books, 2016. 416 pp. $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-6179-4; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-6195-4.

Reviewed by Robert D. English (University of Southern California)
Published on H-Diplo (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Steven E. Nash
Reviewer: 
Mark W. Summers

Summers on Nash, 'Reconstruction's Ragged Edge: The Politics of Postwar Life in the Southern Mountains'


Steven E. Nash. Reconstruction's Ragged Edge: The Politics of Postwar Life in the Southern Mountains. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. 288 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-2624-6.

Reviewed by Mark W. Summers (University of Kentucky )
Published on H-SHGAPE (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

Author: 
Susan M. Abram
Reviewer: 
Adam Pratt

Pratt on Abram, 'Forging a Cherokee-American Alliance in the Creek War: From Creation to Betrayal'


Susan M. Abram. Forging a Cherokee-American Alliance in the Creek War: From Creation to Betrayal. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2015. 240 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8173-1875-8.

Reviewed by Adam Pratt (University of Scranton)
Published on H-AmIndian (March, 2017)
Commissioned by F. Evan Nooe

Creating Cherokee Leaders in the Creek War

Author: 
Amrita Pande
Reviewer: 
Sharmila Rudrappa

Rudrappa on Pande, 'Wombs in Labor: Transnational Commercial Surrogacy in India'


Amrita Pande. Wombs in Labor: Transnational Commercial Surrogacy in India. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. 272 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16990-5; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-16991-2.

Reviewed by Sharmila Rudrappa (University of Texas at Austin)
Published on H-Asia (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

International Surrogacy

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