Indiana University, Indiana State faculty to edit journal Diplomatic History

Sept. 11, 2013


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University Bloomington will be the new home for Diplomatic History, the leading journal in the history of U.S. diplomacy and foreign relations. Starting in August 2014, the publication will be edited by IU Professor Nick Cullather and Professor Anne Foster of Indiana State University.

Published quarterly since 1977, Diplomatic History provides informed, critical and frequently controversial articles to an international audience of more than 2,000 subscribers in the United States, Europe, China, Australia and other countries. The current issue contains articles on drug policy, espionage, Iran, nuclear weapons and economic development.

The journal moves to Bloomington from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where it has been edited for the past 12 years by professors Thomas Zeiler and Robert Schulzinger. It is the flagship publication of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

It will be based at 1217 E. Atwater Ave. in Bloomington alongside two other eminent history journals, the Journal of American History and the American Historical Review. The new acquisition solidifies Bloomington's standing as a center of scholarly publishing in the field of history.

"Cullather and Foster are historians working at the top of their games, and bring an exciting editorial vision to the journal," said Mark Philip Bradley, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations  president and Bernadotte E. Schmitt Professor of U.S. International History at the University of Chicago. "They will build upon Diplomatic History's rich tradition of intellectual vitality to ensure it remains the premier journal in the field."

The journal will be a collaborative project between Indiana University and Indiana State University. Support will come from the IU Department of History, the School of Global and International Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences as well as the ISU College of Arts and Sciences.  

Cullather, a professor of history and international studies in the IU College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of "The Hungry World:  America's Cold War Battle Against Poverty in Asia (2010)" as well as books on U.S. relations with Guatemala and the Philippines. Foster has been with the ISU History Department since 2003. She is the author of "Projections of Power: The United States and Europe in Colonial Southeast Asia, 1919-1941 (2010)."