History News

Building a Soviet City: the Transformation of Königsberg

Feb 08, 2016
In continuation of our alumni interview series, we talked with Title VIII-supported Research Scholar Nicole Eaton to hear her reflections on her fellowship. Dr. Eaton, Assistant Professor of History at Boston College, is writing a book on politics, everyday life, and the German-Soviet encounter in Königsberg-Kaliningrad. See the discussion below on the broader context of German and Soviet occupations, postwar urban rebuilding, nationalities policies, and forced migrations.

Call for Papers: The Smaller European Powers and China in the Cold War, 1949-1989

Jan 15, 2016
Papers are sought for an upcoming conference, The Smaller European Powers and China in the Cold War, 1949-1989, hosted by the University of Lausanne, 18-19 November 2016.

Spring 2016 Washington History Seminar Lineup

Jan 05, 2016
The Spring 2016 Washington History Seminar schedule is available. Sponsored jointly by the National History Center of the American Historical Association and the History and Public Policy Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Washington History Seminar aims to facilitate understanding of contemporary affairs in light of historical knowledge from a variety of perspectives. For more information, please click here.

Historic 'Comfort Women' Agreement Still Requires Action

Dec 29, 2015
Expectations are high in Seoul and Tokyo that Monday’s landmark agreement to resolve the “comfort women” issue will allow South Korea and Japan to restore and further bilateral relations. The agreement is significant for Korea in that it promises to provide the recognition and compensation victims have long sought.

Governance and Mobility in Northeast Asia, 1860-1945: Through the Lens of Korean Migrants

Dec 21, 2015
In continuation of our alumni interview series, we talked with Title VIII-supported Research Scholar Alyssa Park to hear her reflections on her fellowship. Dr. Park has a PhD in History from Columbia University and is Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa. She is currently working on a project that traces the migration of Koreans to the Russian Far East and Manchuria in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Apply for the 2016 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research

Dec 16, 2015
Graduate students are now invited to apply for the 2016 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR), a four-day training seminar led by world-class faculty, researchers, archivists, and publishers.

Will ISIS Infect Bangladesh?

Dec 08, 2015
"Still, ISIS is not the biggest problem for Bangladesh. The biggest problem is an alarming rise in extremist violence more broadly. Debating whether terror attacks are carried out directly by ISIS or simply inspired by ISIS detracts from the chief need of the hour: To stop attacks, many of them not linked to ISIS at all, from happening altogether," writes Michael Kugelman and Atif Jalal Ahmad.

Chinese Foreign Policy Database Awarded Luce Grant

Dec 07, 2015
The Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) is the recipient of a two-year grant from the Henry Luce Foundation for the project “Expanding the Chinese Foreign Policy Documents Database.”

The Real Reason the Xi-Ma Meeting Was Historic

Nov 09, 2015
"If this meeting is historic, it is for a different reason: it is a chance to say farewell to Ma, who will most likely be the last president elected in Taiwan who still has a “one-China” mentality. This meeting is a farewell to the old tradition and paradigm of cross-Strait relations," writes Zheng Wang.

Call for proposals: Postdoc Research Fellowships at the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies

Oct 29, 2015
Based on the research focus “Grenzen des Kalten Krieges | Compromising the Cold War“ the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies will award for its second academic year (October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017) postdoctoral research fellowships to emerging and established scholars in the field of history. The deadline to apply is 1 December, 2015.

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