SHAFR has joined the National Security Archive (NSA) and the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) in filing suit to compel the White House to create and preserve records of the President's meetings with foreign leaders.
This year, C-SPAN3 recorded two full panels from SHAFR 2019:
19th Amendment, Voting Rights & Foreign Relations
Saturday, August 24 at 2:00 PM EDT on C-SPAN3 American History TV
Call for Proposals to host the 2022 SHAFR Annual Conference
Every other year, SHAFR holds its annual meeting in a location other than the Washington, D.C. area. The SHAFR Council would like to hear from members interested in hosting the conference in their home cities in late June 2022 and is especially interested in hearing proposals from cities beyond the continental United States. Council is also interested in hearing from potential hosts for 2024 and 2026.
SHAFR is seeking participants and mentors for our 2019 Job Workshop at the SHAFR 2019 Annual Meeting! Candidates will be selected on a first-come-first-serve basis with preference to first-time participants. Please send a CV and sample cover letter by May 24. We are also seeking mentors for the workshop. If interested, email us: [email protected]
SHAFR has been asked to sign on to a historians' amicus brief in a case in federal court challenging the current administration's ban on transgender people in the military. The brief details the past history of discrimination in the U.S. military on the basis of race, national origin, gender, and homosexuality, and the ways those forms of discrimination have given way to inclusion. An executive summary of that amicus brief--written by historians Ronit Stahl and Jennifer Mittelstadt--is included below.