Letter From The Director
Letter From The Director

July 2018: Updates From the Director's Desk

by Eric Wakinvia The Carillon
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Summer brings an exciting and diverse group of scholars to the Library & Archives, especially as we welcome participants in our annual workshop series.

Featured Articles
Featured Articles

Historian Steven Teles on the Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

On June 27 Hoover Archives welcomed Steven Teles, professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University, for a talk entitled "A Classic Reconsidered: The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement Ten Years On."

Nana Osei-Opare
Featured Articles

Silas Palmer Fellow Nana Osei-Opare Re-evaluates the Ghanaian Revolution

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Silas Palmer fellow Nana Osei-Opare, a historian of African history at UCLA, has recently consulted Hoover's collections for a forthcoming book project on Africa's first socialist African revolution.

Featured Articles

Stuart Canin and The Rifleman's Violin to Appear on KQED

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

On July 13, don't miss the prime time public television premiere of the Citizen Film documentary The Rifleman's Violin, which features virtuoso violinist and WWII veteran Stuart Canin, whose archival collection is held at Hoover.

News and Events
News and Events

Uncovering the Catholic History of the Cold War

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

On June 12 University of Maryland professor of history and former Hoover visiting fellow Piotr Kosicki delivered a lunchtime History & Policy talk entitled "The Illusion of a Just Society: How Catholic Experiments with Communism and Nationalism Shaped the Twentieth Century."

Miroslav Michael Djordjevich
News and Events

Miroslav Michael Djordjevich’s Papers On The Disintegration Of Yugoslavia Donated To Hoover

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Library & Archives has received a rich collection of documentation on the former Yugoslavia in the final decade of the twentieth century.

Hearing on the Long Arm of China
News and Events

Visiting Fellow Glenn Tiffert Investigates Chinese Censorship Using New Data Tools

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Marshalling digital technologies and the tools of data science to probe the past, Hoover visiting fellow Glenn Tiffert, a specialist on twentieth-century China, is currently studying Chinese censorship and influence operations, and finalizing a book manuscript on the birth of the PRC legal system.

Designing a Housing for Horizontal Storage of Cracked or Broken Phonograph Discs
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Hoover Archivists Innovate the Field of Audio Preservation

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hoover’s audio holdings and innovative preservation efforts were featured in the spring edition of the journal of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections in an article by Hoover sound recording specialist Brandon Burke.

News and Events

Hoover Visiting Fellow Edward Kasinec Featured in Baltic Worlds

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The latest edition of Baltic Worlds features an article entitled "Imperial Scatter: Some Personal Encounters and Reflections," by Edward Kasinec, a Hoover visiting fellow and specialist on Russian emigré culture.

News and Events

Silas Palmer Fellow Wisam Alshaibi Featured in the London Review of Books

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Wisam Alshaibi, a former Silas Palmer fellow at Hoover, has been featured by the London Review of Books in an online article entitled "Who Gets to Tell Iraq's History?" ...

Publications
Publications

New Publications Featuring Hoover Collections

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives are uses as raw materials for publications around the world. Here are a selection of the  new publications released this past month that utilized the Hoover collections as a resource.

Upcoming Events


July 16-27
Workshop on Authoritarianism and Democratic Breakdown

July 25
Historian Lisa Blaydes delivers the keynote address for the  Workshop on Authoritarianism and Democratic Breakdown

July 30-August 3
Workshop on Modern China
 

August 3
Speaker: Gawain Weaver, Head Conservator, Gawain Weaver Art Conservation
 

August 6
History and Policy Talk: Samuel Helfont on Saddam Hussein, Islam, and governance in the Middle East

August 9
Silas Palmer Fellows Conference

August 15
Opening of the exhibition "East Asia at Hoover: Collecting War, Revolution, and Peace" in Hoover Tower rotunda

 
September 7
Speaker: Brent Procter, Overseas Weekly Saigon Bureau Chief, 1970–1971
 
October 5
Speaker: Roger Steffens, Bronze Star Vietnam War veteran