Events Digest

July

July 9: The Antibiotic Era Research Lecture

Presented by the Center for Legislative Archives.  Scott H. Podolsky (Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Center for the History of Medicine) discusses his book, The Antibiotic Era: Reform, Resistance, and the Pursuit of a Rational Therapeutics.

12:00PM on Thursday, July 9, in Room G-25 at the National Archives Building.

July 10: Community of Historians Brown-bag Lunch

We welcome all historians to get to know their colleagues at brown-bag lunches over the summer.

12:30PM to 1:30PM on Friday, July 10, at the American Historical Association building (400 A Street SE).

July 14: Melvin Laird and the Foundation of the Post-Vietnam Military, 1969-1973 Book Launch

The book launch of Volume VII of The Secretaries of Defense Historical Series is hosted by The Historical Office of the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the National Archives.  The keynote speaker is former senator John Warner, which will be followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Richard Hunt, Dr. Jeremi Suri, and Dr. George Herring.

12:00PM to 1:30PM on Tuesday, July 14, in the William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archives Building.

July 15: Decolonization Seminar Public Lecture

The first public lecture of the 2015 International Decolonization Seminar.  Todd Shepard (Johns Hopkins University) will explore in “Decolonization and the Sexual Revolution” how the fight for “sexual liberation” in the 1960s and ‘70s developed out of the worldwide anti-colonial movement of the mid-twentieth century.

4:00PM on Wednesday, July 15, at the Library of Congress.

July 16: The March to Yorktown Lecture

Robert Selig discusses the epic 1781-1782 march of  Rochambeau’s French forces and Washington’s American ones, to and from the Battle of Yorktown.

6:00pm on Thursday, July 16, at the Anderson House (2118 Massachusetts Avenue NW).

July 17: Capitaine’s Map of the Theater of War in America Lecture

Jack Warren presents the Capitaine’s Map of the Theater of War in America, printed in Paris in 1779 for the marquis de Lafayette as he lobbied for the French army to travel to the United States.

12:30pm on Friday, July 17, at the Anderson House (2118 Massachusetts Avenue NW).

July 22: Decolonization Seminar Public Lecture

The second public lecture of the 2015 International Decolonization Seminar.  Jordanna Bailkin (University of Washington) will explore in “Unsettled: Refugee Camps in Britain from the Suez Crisis to Idi Amin,” two sets of British camps that served the refugees of decolonization: Anglo-Egyptians in 1956 and Ugandan Asians in 1972.

4:00PM on Wednesday, July 22, at the Library of Congress.

August

August 5: 2015 Extended Brown Bag Lecture Series: Amy E. Burton

Hosted by The United States Capitol Historical Society, Office of the Senate Curator Amy E. Burton will be giving a talk titled “Much More than Landscapes, Part 1: Brumidi, Congress, and the American West.”

12:00 PM on Wednesday, August 5, at 200 Maryland Ave. NE; Washington, DC 20002. Pre-registration requested.

August 12: 2015 Extended Brown Bag Lecture Series: Christy Cunningham-Adams

Hosted by the United States Capitol Historical Society, Christy Cunningham-Adams of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol will be giving a talk titled “Much More than Landscapes, Part 2: Looking beneath the Surface to Restore the Original View.”

12:00 PM on Wednesday, August 12, at 200 Maryland Ave. NE; Washington, DC 20002. Pre-registration requested.

August 14: Panel Discussion, “Religion, Fascism, Antisemitism, and Ethno-Nationalism in Europe, 1918–1945”

Discussion on how Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox religious leaders, theologians, and institutions throughout Europe addressed the issues of fascism, ethno-nationalism, and antisemitism during the interwar period and after the Nazis came to power in Germany.  Presenters include Giuliana Chamedes of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, James Ramon Felak of the University of Washington and Kevin Spicer of Stonehill College.

2:00PM to 4:00PM on Friday, August 14, in the Helena Rubinstein Auditorium at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum (100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW).  Please RSVP.

August 19: 2015 Extended Brown Bag Lecture Series: Ron Duquette

Hosted by the United States Capitol Historical Society, historical interpreter Ron Duquette will be presenting Albert Gallatin (Secretary of the Treasury and representative from Pennsylvania).

12:00 PM on Wednesday, August 19, at 200 Maryland Ave. NE; Washington, DC 20002. Pre-registration requested.

August 21: Community of Historians Brown-bag Lunch

We welcome all historians to get to know their colleagues at brown-bag lunches over the summer.

12:30PM to 1:30PM on Friday, August 21, at the American Historical Association building (400 A Street SE).

August 26: 2015 Extended Brown Bag Lecture Series:  Dr. Barbara Wolanin

Hosted by the United States Capitol Historical Society, Curator for the Architect of the Capitol, Dr. Barbara Wolanin, will be giving a talk titled “The Friendship between Artist and Senator: Constantino Brumidi and Justin Morrill.”

12:00 PM on Wednesday, August 26, at 200 Maryland Ave. NE; Washington, DC 20002. Pre-registration requested.


 

To list events, please email Dr. Amanda Moniz at amoniz@historians.org.