Conference Announcement: Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG) Annual Meeting

2018 SHFG Annual Meeting: 
Federal History in Times of Transition

The Society for History in the Federal Government announces its annual meeting to be held March 23-25, 2018, at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education in Shepherdstown, WV.

Registration for the Annual Meeting is $45 for students, $85 for members, and $125 for non-members. There is an optional $10 lunch. 
Register here:

Federal History Is Now Available

FEDERAL HISTORY is now available

Federal History is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by the SHFG.

The 2017 issue is available at


Editor’s Note

-- Benjamin Guterman

Roger R. Trask Lecture

Monuments, Commemorations, and Legacies

— Donald A. Ritchie



[Crosspost] Doenecke on Dallek, 'Defenseless under the Night: The Roosevelt Years and the Origins of Homeland Security' [review]

This review has been crossposted from H-Diplo by H-FedHist review editor Andrew Gawthorpe.


Matthew Dallek. Defenseless under the Night: The Roosevelt Years and the Origins of Homeland Security. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 360 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-974312-4.

Reviewed by Justus Doenecke (New College of Florida)

Published on H-Diplo (February, 2017)

Directory of Federal Historical Offices and Activities

SHFG’s online Directory provides information on over 500 offices in all branches of the U.S. federal government that perform history-related work. See

Find information on offices in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, and on Documentary Projects Related to Federal History


Recent Updates


Announcement: Library of Congress’ Junior Fellows, Constitutional Law and Education

As part of the Library of Congress’ Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program, the Congressional Research Service’s American Law Division is offering one paid fellowship that focuses on Constitutional Law and Education. Interested graduate students should apply by going to the USA jobs page- and applying to project #7 by January 27, 2017.


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