NFL tells players patriotism is more important than protest – here’s why that didn’t work during WWI

The NFL is attempting to shut down protests like this one by members of the Cleveland Browns. AP Photo/David Richard Chad Williams, Brandeis University The recent decision by the NFL regarding player protests and the national anthem has yet again exposed the fraught relationship between African-Americans and patriotism.…


The Feminist Origins of the Midlife Crisis

This article tells the history of the midlife crisis, for the first time. The term “midlife crisis” conjures up the image of an affluent, middle-aged man speeding off in a red sports car with a woman half his age.…


Mutual Tolerance, Vivid Intellectual Intercourse, and Accountable Decision Making: The Mission of the Central European University

Part 3 from the introduction to the virtual special issue from Contemporary European History. We are accustomed to viewing 1989 as the end of state socialism.…


Common Beginnings with a Common Purpose: Contemporary European History and the Central European University

Part 2 from the introduction to the virtual special issue from Contemporary European History. In 1989 it seemed clear that glasnost in the Soviet Union had set in train unknown but certainly far-reaching changes in the Soviet Union and East Central Europe.…


Call For Africa Bibliography Introductory Papers

Articles of 5,000-8,000 words on topics relating to research, libraries, archives and publishing in and on Africa, and in African studies, are invited.…


Central European History and the Opening up of Europe

Introducing a new virtual special issue from Contemporary European History. Since its creation in 1992 the journal Contemporary European History has actively sought to bridge Cold War divides and to bring the histories of Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern Europe into the same frame of analysis.…


Central European History at Fifty (1968–2018): Special Commemorative Issue

This blog post is taken from the ‘Letter from the Editor’ to the special edition of Central European History published to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Journal.    This special issue celebrating CEH’s fiftieth anniversary is divided into three parts that, together, offer wide-ranging reflections on the past, present, and future of both the journal and the historiography of German-speaking Central Europe as a whole.…


Spotlight on the current issue (Volume 18-1) of the Journal of East Asian Studies

Imagine a Japan that was not allied with the United States in the postwar period. Would it have grown as fast as it did?…