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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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Professor Jan Szumski, of the Polish Academy of Science
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Polish Fulbright Scholar Working In The Hoover Library & Archives

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Professor Jan Szumski, of the Polish Academy of Science and the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, and a Fulbright Scholar at UC Berkeley during the current academic year, has been a frequent visitor to the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.  A Sovietologist and Russia expert, his research has recently focused on the treatment of the Polish minority in the Soviet Union beginning in 1917 and ending in 1991.

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Silas Palmer Fellow Wisam Alshaibi Provides Insight into the Historical Origins of De-ba’thification in Iraq

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Silas Palmer Fellow Wisam Alshaibi shares his experiences researching in the Kanan Makiya papers at Hoover Archives.

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"United we stand” Komorowski leaflet from the Polish presidential election of 2010
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Former Polish President Bronisław Komorowski Visits The Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

On December 14, 2017, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives hosted Bronisław Komorowski, Poland’s president from 2010 until 2015.  Komorowski, a historian, was interested in learning more about Hoover’s world-famous Polish holdings, the largest and most-comprehensive documentation on modern Poland outside Poland. 

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