Volume 62, #3 // July 2020

The essays in this issue are grouped under the following rubrics: Icons of Racism and their Afterlives, Contamination and the Half-Life of History, and The Good Kill: Law, Ethics, Technique.

Understanding “Cultural Understanding”: Julie Gibbings and Jacob Tropp follow the concept from coffee plantations to Indian reservations, counterinsurgency campaigns, and the careers of international development experts

In our Spring 2020 issue, Julie Gibbings and Jacob Tropp guide us through several telling cases of cultural, or intercultural, understanding. Our editors saw “expediency” as a theme that unites the essays, but there are many others. Tropp and Gibbings tell us more.

May 2020

Congratulations to Marc Baer on the publication of his new book, “German, Jew, Muslim, Gay:
The Life and Times of Hugo Marcus” (Columbia University Press, 2020).

Decades on Disease

As coronavirus (COVID-19) commands attention worldwide, CSSH turns to its archives to gain insight. Here we have collected decades of excellent scholarship on disease and epidemics.