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DC-Area African American Studies Works-In-Progress Seminar

August 20th, 2014

September 20: DC-Area African American Studies Works-In-Progress Seminar

The next DC-Area African American Studies Works-In-Progress Seminar will meet on Saturday, 20 Sept 2014 from 2-5 pm, at the University of Maryland, Susquehanna Hall, Room 2112.  The seminar will discuss the two pre-circulated papers listed below. Marcia Chatelain (Georgetown University), “Getting down with McDonald’s: Race and Fast Food in America,” and Eric Arnesen (George Washington University), […]

Washington History Seminar

August 15th, 2014

Washington History Seminar Fall 2014 Schedule

The National History Center of the American Historical Association is pleased to announce the Fall 2014 schedule for the Washington History Seminar. A joint venture of the National History Center and the Wilson Center, with support from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR), the seminar is co-directed by Eric Arnesen of George Washington University and […]

Congressional Briefings

August 14th, 2014

September 12: Congressional Briefing on Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Historical Perspective

The National History Center of the American Historical Association will be presenting a Congressional briefing on immigrant entrepreneurship in historical perspective.  The briefing will be held on September 12, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Dirksen G-11. Dr. Hartmut Berghoff, Director of the German Historical Institute (GHI) in Washington, DC, and Professor of […]

Congressional Briefings

August 13th, 2014

C-SPAN Airs NHC Congressional Briefing on Oversight of Intelligence Activities

The National History Center of the American Historical Association held a Congressional Briefing on Oversight of Intelligence Activities on Monday, June 9, 2014.  The program was filmed by C-SPAN and is now available from C-SPAN’s Video Library at Congressional Oversight on Intelligence Activities-C-Span. The briefing was conducted by Laura Donohue, director of Georgetown University’s Center […]

Decolonization Seminar

July 8th, 2014

9th International Seminar on Decolonization: Upcoming Public Lectures

The National History Center is pleased to announce two public lectures held in conjunction with the Ninth International Seminar on Decolonization. • Wednesday, July 16 at 4 p.m.: “Spies, Allies, and Murder? The Ominous Origins of the 1968 Tet Offensive in Hanoi’s Postcolonial War,” with Professor Lien-Hang Nguyen. • Tuesday, July 22 at 4 p.m.: “Decolonization and […]