A joint venture of the National History Center of the American Historical Association and the History and Public Policy Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Washington History Seminar meets each week, January to May and September to December, on Monday afternoons at 4 o’clock at the Wilson Center. It aims to facilitate understanding of contemporary affairs in light of historical knowledge of all times and all places and from a variety of perspectives.
The Seminar thanks the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) and the George Washington University History Department for their support.
Click here to view the full schedule for spring 2018!
- April 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Click here to RSVP: France’s Long Reconstruction: In Search of the Modern Republic Historian Herrick Chapman explores how the French, in reconstructing their country after World War II, sought to combine a top-down modernization drive with a rejuvenation of democracy. Just what form this new Fr...
- April 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Edward Ayers on The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America Washington History Seminars take place on Mondays at 4pm at the Woodrow Wilson Center
- May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Jill Norgren on Stories from Trailblazing Women Lawyers: Lives in the Law Washington History Seminars take place on Mondays at 4pm at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
- May 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Elaine Weiss on The Woman’s Hour: The Last Furious Fight to Win the Vote Washington History Seminars take place on Mondays at 4pm at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
- May 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Johann Neem on Democracy’s Schools: The Rise of Public Education in America Washington History Seminars take place on Mondays at 4pm at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
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