June 2016

A Look Ahead at the 2017 SHAFR Annual Meeting

Thanks to all of the participants in the 2016 SHAFR Annual Meeting.

Taking (an early) look ahead, the 2017 annual meeting will be held in the Washington, DC area (Arlington, VA) from June 21-24, 2017. The Call for Papers (CFP) will be going out in the Fall, with an early December deadline for proposals. More details will be available once the CFP is released.

SHAFR DCF recipient Carly Goodman selected as a 2016 Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow

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We are pleased to announce that SHAFR member Carly Goodman has been selected as a 2016 Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow and will begin a position at the American Friends Service Committee in the fall. (More info at http://www.acls.org/news/06-08-2016/) Thanks to receiving SHAFR's Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2015-2016, Goodman successfully defended her dissertation and received her Ph.D. in History from Temple University this spring.

Conclusion of the Marshall Papers Project

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The George C. Marshall Foundation, Lexington, Virginia announces the release of volume seven of The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, which concludes this project.

The seventh volume, “The Man of the Age,” dated Oct. 1, 1949 to Marshall’s death on Oct. 16, 1959, covers the final years of Marshall’s life when he served as secretary of defense from September 1950 to September 1951 following a year as American Red Cross president and other periods when the so-called retired Marshall was still very active publicly.

New FRUS Volumes (weekly roundup)

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This week, the State Department Office of the Historian released a new volume documenting the Carter Administration and its quarterly release of twenty-three newly digitized volumes, originally published from 1955-1982.


Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs

Release of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977–1980, Volume XXVIII, Organization and Management of Foreign Policy

Thomas Zeiler

Thomas W. Zeiler is a professor of history and international affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder where he directs the Global Studies Academic Program. He received is B.A. from Emory University and his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he studied with Stephen Pelz. He has lived in Buenos Aires and Tokyo as a Senior Fulbright Scholar. Among his six books is Ambassadors in Pinstripes: The Spalding World Baseball Tour and the Birth of the American Empire.

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