The National History Center needs your support.
As an initiative of the American Historical Association, the Center is a forum where historians discuss the historical context of current policies and events and exchange ideas with the public. We have created several major programs since its founding in 2002, and now, more than ever, we need your financial support to continue. These programs include Congressional Briefings, Council on Foreign Relations Lectures, International Seminars on Decolonization, History Education Reform, Oxford University Press Reinterpreting History Book Series, and Summer Institutes for College Teachers.
The National History Center has two additional programs. A Weekly History Seminar, jointly sponsored by the National History Center and the Woodrow Wilson Center, will begin in the spring. It is a seminar dedicated to international and national affairs in historical perspective. The other new program is an arrangement between the National History Center and New Books in History for audiocast interviews with the authors in the Oxford University Press ‘Reinterpreting History’ series. These and other interviews will take place on a regular basis.
The National History Center is a well-managed organization with only one full-time staff member and a small number of dedicated volunteers. We have received some critical support from the AHA and foundations, but most of the operating budget comes from individual historians. It is only through individual commitment that the National History Center will be able to fulfill its purpose of making the connection between the study of history and public affairs.
We need to raise $50,000 to carry on with our present programs and lay the groundwork for future plans. We urge you to become a contributor to the National History Center by making a tax-deductible donation. More information about these programs and how to donate online can be found at the Center’s website.
The National History Center is a unique undertaking, deserving of your support. Become a National History Center Contributor today!