For those attending the AHA convention in Washington, DC next month, here are two sessions that may be of particular interest. Both are on Saturday morning, January 6 at the main convention hotel, the Marriott Wardman Park.
8:30-10:00: Roundtable: "A Fateful Misunderstanding: A Discussion of the Film Documentary The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick (Roosevelt Room 2, Exhibition Level).Participants include Michael Kazin, Chris Appy, Mark Philip Bradley, Heather Marie Stur, and Carolyn Eisenberg.10:30-12:00: Historians for Peace and Democracy (H-PAD) roundtable: "What Should Historians Do in a Time of Crisis?"(Roosevelt Room 4, Exhibition Level). H-PAD's past and future will be part of the discussion.
Links to Recent Articles of Interest
"Another Way Trump Will Get Us Killed: To Move US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem"
By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted December 6
The author teaches Middle Eastern history at the University of Michigan.
By Matt Purple, The American Conservative, posted December 5
By William Burr, National Security Archive, posted December 4
The author, who has a PhD in history, is a senior analyst at the National Security Archive at George Washington University.
By Catherine Killough, LobeLog, posted November 29
By Richard E. Frankel, History News Network, posted November 29
The author teaches German history at the University of Louisiana Lafayette.
By Richard Lachmann, Michael Schwartz, and Kevin Young, CounterPunch.org, posted November 27
Kevin Young teaches history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Interview of Alfred McCoy by Nick Turse, The Nation, posted November 24
Alfred McCoy teaches history at the University of Wisconsin.
"The Disastrous Italian War Against Austria-Hungary (1915-1918), the Rise of Fascismn, and Trump's Victory in 2016"
By William J. Astore, Bracing Views blog, posted November 13
The author, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, taught history for fifteen years in military and civilian schools.
By Pankaj Mishra, The Guardian, posted November 10
By Jeff Faux, Dissent, Fall 2017 issue
This is a review essay on Stephen Kinzer's book The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of the American Empire.
Thanks to an anonymous reader for suggesting several of the above articles. Suggestions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.