Events Digest


September 17: Washington History Seminar

Willard Sunderland (University of Cincinnati) on The Baron’s Cloak: A History of the Russian Empire in War and Revolution

September 21: Washington History Seminar

Leila Fawaz (Tufts University) on A Land of Aching Hearts: The Middle East in the Great War

September 28: Washington History Seminar

Adam Rothman (Georgetown University) on Beyond Freedom’s Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery


October 9: Congressional Briefing on Incarceration and Sentencing Reform

The National History Center’s next congressional briefing will be held on Friday October 9 from 1 to 2 PM in Room 2226 of the Rayburn House Building.

October 5: Washington History Seminar

Kathy Peiss (University of Pennsylvania) on Bookmen at War: Libraries, Intelligence, and Cultural Policy in World War II

October 19: Washington History Seminar

Odd Arne Westad (Harvard University) on Restless Empire: China and the World since 1750

October 26:  Washington History Seminar

Michael David-Fox (Georgetown University) on Crossing Borders: Modernity, Ideology, and Culture in Russia and the Soviet Union


November 2: Washington History Seminar

Mark Noll (University of Notre Dame) on In the Beginning Was the Word: The Bible in American Public Life, 1492-1783

November 9: Washington History Seminar 

Philippa Strum (The Wilson Center) on Speaking Freely: Whitney v. California and American Speech Law

November 16: Washington History Seminar

James Cronin (Boston College) on Global Rules: America, Britain, and a Disordered World

November: 30: Washington History Seminar

Serhii Plokhii (Harvard University) on The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine


December 7: Washington History Seminar

Julia Irwin (University of South Florida) on Catastrophic Diplomacy: The History of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

December 14: Washington History Seminar

Csaba Bekes (Institute for the History of the 1956 Revolution, Budapest) on The End of the Cold War in Hungary

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