2022 Washington History Seminars

March 7: Jason Steinhauer on “History, Disrupted”: How Social Media and the World Wide Web Have Changed the Past

March 14: Leon Fink on Undoing the Liberal World Order: Progressive Ideals and Political Realities Since World War

March 21: Elizabeth Samet on Looking for the Good War: American Amnesia and the Violent Pursuit of Happiness

March 28: Scott Reynolds Nelson on Oceans of Grain: How American Wheat Remade the World

April 4: Laura Edwards on Only the Clothes on Her Back: Textiles, Law, and Commerce in the Nineteenth-Century United States

April 11: Gary Gerstle on The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order: America and the World in the Free Market Era

April 18: Mary Barton on Counterterrorism between the Wars: An International History, 1919-1937

April 25: Jeffrey Herf on Israel’s Moment: International Support for and Opposition to Establishing the Jewish State, 1945-1949

May 2: Patrick O. Cohrs on The New Atlantic Order

May 9: Olivier Zunz on The Man Who Understood Democracy: The Life of Alexis de Tocqueville

May 16: Kelly Lytle Hernandez on Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and Revolution in the Borderlands

May 23: New Scholarship on the Vietnam War with Shawn McHale, Christopher Goscha, and George Veith

May 25: Michael Kazin on What it Took to Win: A History of the Democratic Party

September 12: Caroline Elkins on Legacy of Violence A History of the British Empire

September 19: Fritz Bartel on The Triumph of Broken Promises: The End of the Cold War and the Rise of Neoliberalism

September 26: Jonathan Haslam on The Spectre of War: International Communism and the Origins of World War Two

September 29: Nicole Hemmer on Partisans: The Conservative Revolutionaries Who Remade American Politics in the 1990s

October 3: Deborah Cohen on Last Call At the Hotel Imperial: The Reporters Who Took on a World at War

October 13: Pnina Lahav on The Only Woman in the Room: Golda Meir and Her Path to Power

October 17: David Hollinger on Christianity’s Fate: How Religion Became More Conservative and Society More Secular

October 24: Elisabeth Leake on Afghan Crucible: The Soviet Invasion and the Making of Modern Afghanistan

October 31: Timothy Shenk on Realigners: Partisan Hacks, Political Visionaries, and the Struggle to Rule American Democracy

November 7: Margaret A. Burnham on By Hands Now Known: Jim Crow’s Legal Executioners

November 10: Hussein Banai and Malcolm Byrne on Republics of Myth: National Narratives and the US-Iran Conflict

November 14: Christopher Nichols on Ideology in U.S. Foreign Relations: New Histories

November 21: Philippa Strum on On Account of Sex: Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the making of Gender Equality Law

November 28: Thomas Boghardtand Nicholas Reynolds for a panel on New Scholarship in US Intelligence History

December 8: William Inboden on The Peacemaker: Ronald Reagan, the Cold War, and the World on the Brink

December 12: Beverly Gage on G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century

December 19: Marc Selverstone on The Kennedy Withdrawal: Camelot and the American Commitment to Vietnam