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Mark Ravina Keynote Lecture Featured in the Stanford Daily.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

On Thursday, Emory University history professor Mark Ravina ’88 Ph.D. ’91 gave a keynote lecture exploring the development of Japanese nationalism in a global context.

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Silas Palmer Fellow Greg Robinson Explores The Economic And Cultural Connections Between Japan And Louisiana In The 20th Century

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

My project, “Japanese in Louisiana,” focuses on the economic and cultural connections between Japan and Louisiana in the 20th century, most importantly in New Orleans. During these decades, the port of New Orleans became ...

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Silas Palmer Fellow Asks: Why The Interwar Polish Elite Embarked On A Colonial Campaign

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Thanks to support from the Hoover Institution, I came to Stanford in October 2018 to conduct dissertation research in the Reading Room. My doctoral project examines the interwar Polish state’s engagement in colonial ideas and actions.

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Polish Scholar Visits Hoover Library & Archives To Research Assistance To Anti-Communist Opposition In Poland

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Paweł Sowiński, a fellow at Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw, has completed his October visit to Hoover.  His research here, sponsored by the Polish National Research Council, centered on  American support for Polish anti-communist opposition during the Cold War.  

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Racial Science, Domestic Reform, And Japanese Immigrants In Territorial-Era Hawaii

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

In the early 20th century, Hawai‘i became a dynamic site of encounters between US settler colonizers and Japanese immigrant laborers. With the rise of the plantation economy, the white plantation oligarchs deployed various means of discipline vis-à-vis Japanese immigrants, regulating their health, nutrition, and sanitation to ensure the availability of a reliable labor force.

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Silas Palmer Fellow Griselda Jarquin Wille Explores The Transnational Social History Of The Nicaraguan Revolution

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Thanks to the support of the Hoover Institute, I spent this summer working in the Reading Room on research for my dissertation. Titled, “Fighting the War Abroad: The Sandinista Revolution and Transnational Activism in Nicaragua and the U.S., 1979-1990” my project is a transnational social history of the Nicaraguan Revolution.

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Hoover Hosts The First Ever Silas Palmer Fellowship Conference!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

On August 9th Hoover Library & Archives welcomed former Silas Palmer fellows for a conference celebrating the diverse and dynamic research that has resulted from the fellowship program, now in its fifth year. 

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Silas Palmer Fellow Abbas Fadhil Alkateshi Explores Networks Of Patronage In Iraq

Monday, October 1, 2018

The tragic story of how the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party ruled Iraq from 1963 to 2003 cannot be explained by a few words in a short essay. It is a tragedy that only Iraqis can absorb because it devastated the past, present, and future of their country, which is considered one of the world’s richest countries in terms of history, culture, and economy. 

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Silas Palmer Fellow Andrea Wright Examines Development Of The Oil Industry And Labor On The Arabian Peninsula And Iran

Thursday, September 13, 2018

My research examines the development of the oil industry on the Arabian Peninsula and Iran from 1908 to the present. Using archival and ethnographic materials, I ask how labor relations in the oil industry shaped contemporary understandings of rights, citizenship, and state sovereignty.

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We Shot the War Exhibit Takes Spotlight in NY Times Article

Thursday, August 30, 2018

For more than four decades, Art Greenspon kept his recollections of photographing the Vietnam War for Overseas Weekly tucked away deep in his memory, as inaccessible as the images themselves.

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