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***Attention recently graduated PhD #twitterstorians***

Dissertation prizes - a thread.

Thanks to everyone who helped me crowdsource this!

The Allan Nevins Prize is awarded annually for the best-written doctoral dissertation on a significant subject in American history.

The AJHA Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize is awarded annually for the best doctoral dissertation dealing with mass communication history.

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#twitterstorians of the United States - a thread:

Free, open access resources to newspapers in the US

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Elephind: searching the world's historical newspaper archives

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For my US HIST survey friends, or anyone who teaches the Great Society programs -

This is a super simple assignment that I love that covers:
-making a simple argument
-defending an argument with evidence
-using evidence, rather than simply justification 🧵
This article from the Washington Post includes a fabulous interactive timeline of Great Society programs, broken down by type:…
1. Which of the GS programs was most successful then & which is still the most successful today?
2. Which of the GS programs was least successful then & which is the least successful today?
3. Which of the GS programs that no longer exists should be brought back and why?
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Did you know Ada Lawrence?

She transformed education, maximizing the benefits of the Brown decision.

#twitterstorians @BlackPastOnline
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1/ This was a long-time in the making, but the Special Issue on "Waste Economies Under Wartime Conditions: A Transnational Perspective on #recycling and #WW2" was just published by @BH__journal

#twitterstorians #discardstudies #waste #history #SWW

2/ The introduction by Chad Denton & Heike Weber places the history of waste & recycling into an international context. It argues that we need to rethink waste's role in #bizhist & the role of salvage and reverse logistics in the history of #WW2 #SWW…
3/ In "Nazi German waste recovery and the vision of a circular economy" Weber explores the waste economy inside the Nazi state & shows how waste reclamation was an integral part of Nazi ideological and racial worldviews.…
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On a side note re: #Dobbs, reproductive rights history, and conservatism: historians on here have rightly pointed out that, in contrast to the Roman Catholic clergy, evangelicals did not uniformly oppose abortion (or contraception) in the 1960s and early/mid-1970s at all. 1/n
Importantly, though, neither did right-wing Catholic laypeople. In fact, the white supremacist Citizens' Council of Greater New Orleans, for example, explicitly supported Planned Parenthood in the mid-1960s. 2/n
Why? Because of their white supremacist ideology trumped their Catholicism. I have written about their activities in an article in 2019: Image
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Okay, so here are my comments on the new paper in @Nature announcing palaeogenetic identification of the origin of the Black Death. Since this will be a long thread, a few general pointers. 1/n
- BD = Black Death
- Spyrou (unless otherwise specified) = Maria A. Spyrou et al. 2022 study in @Nature (…)
- SNP = single nucleotide polymorphism (to be explained below)
- phylogenetics = study of evolution at the genomic level
Audience: I'm writing with fellow historians & medievalists uppermost in my mind. Many #twitterstorians & #MedievalTwitter followers know a little bit about the transformations in plague history in the past decade. But not everybody has time to keep up on all the details. 3/n
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#Twitterstorians, we all know there are different forms of plagiarism: obvious cut & pastes, unattributed rephrasing, sloppy transcribing, faulty footnoting.

Authors who do any of this deserve scrutiny & investigation. They must own up to their actions w/ readers & publishers.
We should not give anyone a pass on this, no matter where they teach or how many followers they have on this site.

But I’ve heard some folks saying that these acts of plagiarism are a result of trade publishing, or writing with a particular political investment.
And that plagiarism is part of a perceived trend in “declining academic rigor.”

And that does not seem right to me.

Plagiarists come in many forms and they publish in many forms and contexts.
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I assigned films in my Migration in the Middle East class this semester. Here are some favorites in no particular order.👇👇👇
#migration #MiddleEast #refugees #migrants #twitterstorians Street scene; man in a white suit and hat, a child, a clarin
Turtles Can Fly (Bahman Ghobadi, 2004) Turtles can Fly film poster; girl carrying a toddler on her
My Grandfather’s People (Çağan Irmak, 2011)
#mübadele film poster
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Russian show trials in Donetsk will begin by targeting three foreign prisoners-of-war--two from Britain and one from Morocco.
Russian news sources proclaim that "this public trial will be watched by the whole world." And that "it will be a kind of mini-Nuremberg. trial of Ukrainian and European Nazism."…
This is the start of what the Russian State Media is calling the "Mariupol Tribunal."
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Happy Walt Whitman Day and Clint Eastwood Day! A pair of complicated and flawed but compelling and defining American artists. #poetry #film #twitterstorians…
It's easier to recognize Eastwood's flaws since he's with us today, talking to fake Barack Obamas and whatnot. But over the last few years we've certainly come to understand Whitman's own uglier sides.…
But both of these men & their works contain multitudes, much of which still has a great deal to offer us. Whitman's "Democratic Vistas," for example, is an anthem for a more inclusive vision of America.…
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Die #Zeitgeschichte hat ein Quellenproblem: Wie können wir das #Internet #archivieren, um in Zukunft die #Geschichte der Gegenwart schreiben zu können? Wir retten wir Webseiten und Social Media für Historiker:innen, die das 21. Jahrhundert erforschen? Mein Aufsatz... 1/5
... in der aktuellen Zeitschrift "Archivpflege in Westfalen-Lippe" des @LWLArchivamt greift jüngste Debatten auf, um Zeithistoriker:innen stärker mit #Archiven ins Gespräch zu bringen. Es geht um digitale Demenz einer analogen Zunft, um Gefahren des digitalen Rollbacks zum... 2/5
... Pertinenz-Prinzip, um Social Media als Gegenüberlieferung - und um viele gute Konzepte, die zu diesen Problemen in Archiven und den #DigitalHumanities bereits entwickelt werden. Die Zeitschrift findet sich hier zum kostenlosen Download 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽…

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On this #MemorialDayWeekend, at the end of another painfully long week, here’s my 78th #ScholarSunday thread of great public scholarly writing & work, podcast eps, new & forthcoming books from the week. Add more below & solidarity! #twitterstorians
Gonna start with the best thread I read this week on guns in America, @UnlawfulEntries on lessons from her “Guns, Money, & Politics” class:

As we mourn with Uvalde, also an important moment to remember the town’s inspiring activist histories (h/t @CarisAdel):…
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Today I led students through some primary source readings about a lynching in our town in 1884. Then I gave them a map and let them work out that it was two blocks from campus. Then we walked there--and talked about hard #publichistory. A powerful day. #twitterstorians
2/ I wrote a couple of blog posts as I was researching the lynching, here is the first one which links to the second:…
3/ The victim was a Spokane Indian man, accused of raping a white woman, but he was the wrong man. It happened here on the north corner of College and Fourth. In 1884 the county jail was here, today it is the parking lot for the old Cheney High School.…
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A historian’s dream, the Farm Hall transcripts capture the secretly recorded conversations of Werner Heisenberg and 9 other German physicists discussing the atomic bomb in 1945. So why do scholars disagree on what they tell us? 🧵#histSTM #twitterstorians…
The Farm Hall transcripts are among the most famous primary sources in 20th-century physics. They document conversations between 10 German physicists suspected of working on an atomic project for Nazi Germany, including Heisenberg, Otto Hahn, and Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker.
The physicists were rounded up at the end of World War II by Allied intelligence and imprisoned in a luxurious English country mansion called Farm Hall, where their conversations were secretly recorded.

📷 AIP ESVA/NARA Farm Hall, in 1945 or 1946.
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Today I published a piece with @NeilJYoung17 in Washington Post calling for a more complex and accurate understanding of religion and the anti-abortion movement #twitterstorians…
Because we dispute another interpretation of this history, which suggests that abortion was a proxy for racism, some folks who didn't read carefully think we are suggesting race didn't matter in the anti-abortion movement. That's not our argument.
Race and racism continued to matter on the right. And my scholarship over the years has been devoted to showing how race in conservative thought got yoked to and articulated alongside sexual concerns, not as proxies but as interlinked.
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Here it is, my Diamond Jubilee (that’s 75 for you uncultured types) #ScholarSunday thread of great public scholarly writing, work, podcast eps, new & forthcoming books from the past week! Raise a glass and share more, please! #twitterstorians
Gotta open with a handful of the many vital pieces on this week’s deeply disturbing news out of the Supreme Court. Starting with @jackiantonovich’s great thread of @nursingclio pieces:

One of my favorite pieces of the week was @mollyjfarrell’s for @Slate on Ben Franklin & abortion:…
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I believe @GOVUK knows they are about to deal with the worse #publichumiliation to date @Michell55125993 .

To much has and to many @publicexp have witnessed what needs to made a #PublicExposure or @cricketworldcup @YorkshireCCC @CricketersTrust @LordsTaverners Will
be a thing of the past who are not trusted now following #CindyButts being #exposedinpublic if @RL_Cricket @KentCricket @TheCricketerMag @TheCricketPaper do as everyone else has done in the ongoing cover up of the #TruthMatters when @AzeemRafiq30 should be jumping
on your side so should many who have suffered at the hands of a #RacistInChief #corrupttothecore #MetPoliceUk @AP_Sports as @SkySports @SkySportsPL @SkySportsBoxing @SkySportsNBA @SkySportsDarts @SkySportsRacing @SkyFootball @SkyCricket who should most definitely not
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In the 1960s and early 1970s, when abortion was a crime, local newspapers regularly featured the unnecessarily fraught journeys of area women to obtain abortions. #twitterstorians #histsex ImageImage
Meanwhile, columnists like Ann Landers would share letters in favor of abortion law repeal or reform. This remarkable letter from a Mormon mother of *16 children* is but one example. #amrel Image
Landers' columns also remind us how abortion was an intra-religious debate among Catholics. When Landers printed a letter from a Catholic mother who scolded her for supporting abortion reform, other Catholics wrote in to share their abortion rights views. #amrel Image
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Exciting! My article for @AIS_1967 “Performative Diplomacy: Iran–Republic of China Relations, 1920–1949” has been published.

It’s OpenAccess!

Wonder what Chiang Kai-shek thought of Reza Shah?

Read on…

#iran #china #history #twitterstorians…
So what can you expect from this article? It fill a gap in the literature by sketching a narrative of RoC-#Iran relations between 1920 and 1949, by analyzing the factors behind #Sino-Iranian cooperation and competition in the #tea and #silk trades and at the League of Nations.
What did I find? Unofficial commercial interests, including Iranian merchants in Shanghai, played a large role in driving Sino-Iranian relations. Iranian companies were well established in China and Hong Kong, mostly shipping tea. See for example this advert in an expat paper.
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It's the anniversary of Paul Revere's famous ride in 1775, on the eve of the Battles of Lexington & Concord. In 1798 #Revere recalled his ride, noting a few landmarks along his path. One was the spot at Charlestown Neck "where Mark was hung in chains."

Who is Mark, you ask? 1/6
Mark was an enslaved man who was found guilty, along with enslaved woman Phillis, in the poisoning of Massachusetts enslaver John Codman in the early 1750s.

Phillis was burned alive. 2/6
Mark was hanged. His body was hung in a gibbet (an iron device for displaying corpses). In 1758, a physician passing thru noted with clinical interest that his "skin was but very little broken altho' he had hung hanging there near three or four years" 3/6
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Can any #twitterstorians out there recommend a good book or article on the history of MLMs? I'm especially interested in political history, cultural history, religious history, and gender history angles on the topic.
I ask because the conservative political activist I'm researching was *heavily* involved in dozens of MLMs beginning in the late 1970s and extending into the 1990s.
The approach he used to recruiting people to his cause as a minister, a political activist, an organizer of Christian schools, and an MLM "entrepreneur" were pretty similar.
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🧵. #Russia colonised #Ukraine in 18th century. Since then, they've been trying to exterminate ukrainian indentity and culture, to assimilate us into being russian. They appropriated a lot of our #culture, #history, achievements and personalities doing this. 1/ #twitterstorians
Foreword. Many of these examples might seem to you as insignificant or unconnected, but they all are evidence to the trend of generations of russians trying to unexist us as a nation, make Ukraine into what they think we are – "Little Russia" 2/
Let's get the obvious one out of the door. #Borsch is and always was Ukrainian. It got into russia with soviet diner menus. Now russians claim it's as intrinsic to russia as it is to us. Bullshit. 3/ A beautiful and tasty combo of Borsch, salo (lard in pieces)
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My lecture "Entangled Sovereignties: A Historical Perspective on Russia's War Against Ukraine" is on YouTube. Was an honor to give this talk as part of the Palij lecture series at @KUCREES Thanks @globalrhizome @ErikRScott #twitterstorians abstract in 🧵
Ignore the abstract in the YouTube video description (it was from a different version of the talk). The correct abstract makes up the rest of this thread. 2/7
#RussianUkrainianWar has upended the European security order and caused observers to rethink their assumptions. The concept of sovereignty underpins the global security order, yet Russian and Ukrainian conceptions of sovereignty are clearly at odds. What are the historical 3/7
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