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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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Alsos Mission Films Now Available For Streaming

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Hoover Archives has digitized and made available several reels of film from the Boris T. Pash papers on its recently revitalized YouTube channel.

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The Art Of Diplomacy: Communication, Heritage And Technology In 1970’s Iran

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

From 1967-1977, Iran hosted one of the most experimental festivals in modern history. The Shiraz Arts Festival (or Jashn-e Honar-e Shiraz in Persian) invited musicians, dancers, dramatists, and filmmakers from all over the world to perform on ancient and modern sites around the historic city of Shiraz. 

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The Benefits Of Uncertainty--Reconstructing Northeast Asia's Contested Pasts And Futures

Thursday, August 16, 2018

One of the most challenging tasks a historian faces is to recapture the "future-blindness" of historical actors. Major historical events like the outbreak of World War II or the fall of the Soviet Union seem inevitable in retrospect, but for people in the past the future was just as unknowable and murky as it is now.

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Hoover Holds Annual Summer Workshop On Modern China

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The sixth annual Hoover Institution Workshop on Modern China, entitled “War and Revolution in Modern China: A Long View from the Twenty-First Century,” was held through July 30 and August 3, 2018.

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State Is Family: State-Sponsored Filiality and China’s Empire-to-Nation Transformation

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The relationship between family and state was central to China’s empire-to-nation transformation. My book project, State Is Family, explores this fundamental relationship with a specific focus on the legalized cult of filiality and its modern appropriation.

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