The National History Center of the American Historical Association provides a venue in the nation's capital for all who care about the human past to make history an essential part of public conversations about current events and the shared futures of the United States and the wider world.

Historicizing the Refugee Experience, 17th-21st centuries

First Annual International Seminar in Historical Refugee Studies

October 12-15, 2021

This seminar is open to recent PhDs and ABDs whose research touches on the historical study of refugees.  The 14 participants will pre-circulate papers for discussion at the seminar, to be held at the University of Duisburg-Essen.  Applications are due by February 15, 2021.  More information can be found at: 

Washington History Seminar Spring 2021 Lineup

The National History Center of the American Historical Association and the History & Public Policy Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars are pleased to announce the Fall season of the Washington History Seminar, which will take place online in a webinar format. To receive email updates about each event, including registration for each webinar, please register for our mailing list here.

For the full list of Spring seminars, click here.

Recent Congressional Briefing Video Available

Topic: Federal Responses to Economic Crisis

The Coronavirus pandemic has killed vast numbers of people across the world, transformed the work and home lives of many millions, and has sent many of the world’s economies into a tailspin. Indeed, the economic damage produced by the pandemic promises to challenge Americans and others abroad for years to come.

For more details, visit our information page.