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Monday, January 04, 2016

[haw-info] HAW Notes 1/4/16 - revised message with corrected links

[Apologies to anyone who tried to access the three entries in the "recent articles of interest" list that had faulty links in the message sent out earlier today. The links have been corrected in this revised version of the message. Thanks to Roberta Gold for pointing out the problem. Jim O'Brien, embarrassed sender]

To members and friends of Historians Against the War,

Here are some notes, followed by our occasional set of links to recent articles of interest.

1. A memorial service for the feminist and antiwar historian Ros Baxandall, who died in October, will be held this coming Saturday, January 9, at 2:00 pm at the Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, New York City.

2. For those attending the AHA convention in Atlanta next weekend, here is information on two events involving Historians Against the War:  

(a) "Roundtable on Violations of Academic Freedom in the Occupied Palestinian Territories." 2:30 - 4:30 pm in International Ballroom 4 of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, International Level; 

(b) AHA business meeting (open only to AHA members), 4:45 - 6:00 pm in Grand Ballroom A, Hilton Atlanta, Second Floor. A resolution on Israeli violations of academic freedom, sponsored by HAW, is on the agenda for the business meeting. (The resolution, with supporting documentation, can be found at http://historiansagainstwar.org/aha16.)

3. A point of curiosity: Does anyone remember (or otherwise know about) a 1990-1991 organization called "Historians Against the War in the Persian Gulf"?  It was briefly referred to in a recent American Historical Review, but nobody on the HAW Steering Committee recognizes the name. HAW itself was formed in the run-up to the Iraq invasion of 1993.

Links to Recent Articles of Interest

By Lawrence S. Wittner, History News Network, posted January 1
The author is a professor of history emeritus at SUNY Albany.

By David N. Gibbs, History News Network, posted December 27
The author teaches history at the University of Arizona.

By Allen Fromherz, The National Interest, posted December 23
The author is director of the Middle East Studies Center at Georgia State University.

Edited and introduced by William Burr, National Security Archive, posted December 22
By Gary Leupp, CounterPunch.org, posted December 18
The author teaches history and religion at Tufts University.

By Walter G. Moss, History News Network, posted December 13
The author is a professor of history emeritus at Eastern Michigan University.

"Gangsta Jihad" [review of Jason Burke's The New Threat: The Past, Present, and Future of Islamic Militancy]
By Andrew J. Bacevich, The American Conservative, posted December 16 
The author is a professor of history and international relations emeritus at Boston University.

By Murray Polnar, History News Network, posted November 30

By William R. Polk, Consortium News, posted November 17
The author is a former State Department official and former University of Chicago history professor.

Thanks to James Swarts, Steve Gosch, and an anonymous reader for contributing suggestions for the above list. Suggests can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.



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