13 June 2018
The roundtable on counter-insurgency proposed by the Program Committee chairs on May 31 will not be proceeding. The relevant correspondence may be viewed below.
As co-chairs of the 2018 SHAFR Program Committee, we write in response to the two open letters by Amy Offner and Hannah Gurman and by Aaron O’Connell concerning the decision to invite David Petraeus as the keynote speaker. We make our reply in the form of an open letter in the interests of transparency.*
The April 2018 issue of Passport: The Society for Historians of Foreign Relations Review is now available, and features roundtables on Melvyn P. Leffler's Safeguarding Democratic Capitalism: U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security, 1920-2015, on Jeffrey A. Engel, When the World Seemed New: George H.W.
Call for Proposals: Editor of Diplomatic History
The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) is issuing a Call for Proposals to edit its flagship publication, Diplomatic History. The term of appointment will begin on July 1, 2019, and, as stipulated in SHAFR’s by-laws, will extend for at least three but no more than five years.
Daniel Weimer writes in OUPBlog on "The politics of contamination," drawing upon his co-authored Diplomatic History article "The Politics of Contamination: Herbicides, Drug Control, and Environmental Law"
SHAFR historian Luke A. Nichter (Texas A&M University – Central Texas), who was the co-recipient with Douglas Brinkley of the 2017 SHAFR Link-Kuehl Prize for Documentary Editing for The Nixon Tapes, has now also been recognized by the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Public Scholar Program. He received $50,400 for research and writing on a new biography of Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
Call for Proposals
Host the 2020 SHAFR Annual Conference!
Every other year, SHAFR holds its annual meeting in a location other than the Washington, D.C. area. (Recent non-D.C. locales: 2016, San Diego, CA; 2014, Lexington, KY; 2012, Hartford, CT; 2010, Madison, WI; 2008, Columbus, OH.) The SHAFR Council would like to hear from members interested in hosting the conference in their home cities in late June 2020. Council is also interested in hearing from potential hosts for 2022 and 2024.