9th International Seminar on Decolonization: Upcoming Public Lectures

The National History Center is pleased to announce two public lectures held in conjunction with the Ninth International Seminar on Decolonization.

• Wednesday, July 16 at 4 p.m.: “Spies, Allies, and Murder? The Ominous Origins of the 1968 Tet Offensive in Hanoi’s Postcolonial War,” with Professor Lien-Hang Nguyen.

• Tuesday, July 22 at 4 p.m.: “Decolonization and the Nation-State: Reflections on the 1958 Referendum in French West Africa,” with Elizabeth Schmidt, Ph.D., Professor of History at Loyola University Maryland.

Free and open to the public, the lectures will occur in room 119 of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. Tickets are not needed. The lectures are co-hosted by The John W. Kluge Center and the National History Center of the American Historical Association.

Sponsored by the National History Center with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the seminar convenes 16 young scholars from around the world at the Library of Congress for four weeks of research and investigation into the dissolution of colonial empires and the emergence of new nations in the period following the Second World War.  For the ninth consecutive year, the International Seminar on Decolonization will be held at The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.