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Silas Palmer Fellows Ewa Syska PhD and Anna Idzikowska-Czubaj PhD,
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Polish Silas Palmer Fellows Study The Rakowski Diaries

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Ewa Syska and Anna Idzikowska-Czubaj, two PhDs from the Institute of History of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, have just completed their research on one of Hoover Archives’ premier East European collections, the Mieczysław F. Rakowski Papers, and more specifically on Rakowski’s voluminous “political diaries,” detailing nearly four decades (1958−96) of his career in Communist Poland and life in the first years after its demise in 1989.

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Silas Palmer Fellow Traces The Iranian Diaspora In The United States

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The first wave of Iranian migration to the United States happened decades before the 1979 Revolution; many came to the U.S. as student sojourners looking to receive an American education. Many also used the opportunity to protest and distribute information about the Shah’s political policies, social conditions in Iran, and the lived realities of American imperialism. It is from this engagement that expressions of resistance among Iranians in the United States expanded to encompass a diverse array of political leanings.

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Visiting Fellow Stephan Kieninger Conducts Research For His Forthcoming Book

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

During spring 2018, Visiting Fellow Stephan Kieninger used Scholar Support from the Hoover Institution to conduct research for his forthcoming book “The Diplomacy of Détente. Cooperative Security Policies from Helmut Schmidt to George Shultz” which examines the relevance of Western trade with the former Soviet Union as a means to facilitate mutual trust and the emergence of new habits of transparency regardless of recurring military crises.

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Kevin Kain Phd in Archives
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Visualizing Propaganda Posters In Context: The Formulation, Display, and Reception Of Soviet Anti-Religious Exhibits In the 1920s and 1930s

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The research I conducted thanks to a Hoover Institution Library and Archives Research Scholar Grant explored materials related to the formulation, display, and reception of Soviet anti-religious visual propaganda in the 1920s and 1930s. In addition to considering the aesthetics and content of visual propaganda, the project...

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Research Support To Study Hoover Collections

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Hoover Institution’s Library & Archives offers tantalizing collections for scholars — and there’s opportunity awaiting.

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Anna Mazurkiewicz, Associate Professor of History at the University of Gdańsk

Polish Americanist Completes Six Months of Research in the Archives

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Anna Mazurkiewicz, Associate Professor of History at the University of Gdańsk, has just completed her Fulbright senior research fellowship at Stanford’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES).  Much of that time she spent in the Hoover Library & Archives.

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Stephen Kotkin Author of Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, Speaks at Hoover Institution
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Hoover Senior Fellow Stephen Kotkin On Stalin, Hitler, And The Dynamics Of Power During World War II

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

On January 23rd the Library & Archives were delighted to welcome Hoover senior fellow and Princeton historian Stephen Kotkin, who discussed his recent publication Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1920–1941, the second of a three-volume biography of Stalin, the first volume of which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

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A Third World War: Revolution, Counterrevolution, And Empire In Lebanon, 1967–1990

Thursday, January 18, 2018

In October 1983, Resistance International, a global network of dedicated anticommunists led by dissident Soviet émigrés, held a conference in Paris on the future of the Third World. Gathering representatives from Cuba, Nicaragua, Angola, Mozambique, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Lebanon, and many other states, the meeting was a veritable counterrevolutionary international.

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Edith W. Clowes picture on the Hoover Tower
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The Politics Of Literary Cartography: Visualizing Russian Identity During World War I, Revolution, And Civil War (1914-1922)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

During fall 2017 Scholar Research Support from the Hoover Institution allowed me access to diaries and imaginative literature written during World War I and the Russian civil war, as well as memoirs written directly after. I used these forms of testimony to understand complex shifts in geo-political identity among ordinary literate Russians at a time when Russia as a country and an empire was crumbling.

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Dr. Hsiao-Ting Lin receives Kingstone Award
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Curator Hsiao-ting Lin Honored For Recent Publications On Modern China

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

This month Hoover Library & Archives congratulates Dr. Hsiao-ting Lin, Curator for Modern China, whose book Accidental State: Chiang Kai-shek, the United States, and the Making of Taiwan (Harvard University Press, 2016) received the 2017 Kingstone Award for Most Influential Book of the Year in Taiwan. 

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