March 2019

Obama "Library"

The National Archives yesterday posted an FAQ on the Obama "Library" which confirms what many of us feared: NARA's "Strategic Vision" is to stop creating new presidential libraries. Going forward, they will all be virtual, starting with Obama's. If SHAFR members do not want the George W. Bush Library to be the last presidential library, they will need to organize and lobby.

The Michael H. Hunt Prize for International History

The purpose of the award is to recognize historians whose scholarship produces fresh perspectives on international or global history.  The prize of $1,000 is awarded annually to an author of any nationality for their first book on any aspect of international or global history since the mid-19th century that makes substantial use of historical records in more than one language.