Historians on the Hill

Congressional Briefings held by the National History Center on Capitol Hill are designed to provide historical context and viewpoints on current issues for policy makers and their staff. At the Congressional Briefings, members focus on historical events and certain advances that have strongly influenced the development of current policies and provide relevant information to the consideration of policy alternatives.

The National History Center has launched a project known as Historians on the Hill.  We aim to identify Capitol Hill staffers who hold history degrees.  The Center’s objective is to forge contacts on the Hill with staffers who might offer direct assistance with our Congressional Briefing Program.  We kindly ask history degree-holders currently working on Capitol Hill to sign up for our mailing list.

Do you have a suggestion for a briefing? Want to provide feedback? Fill out our briefings response survey.

Want to help? Become an Historian on the Hill!

  • Give the National History Center insight into Congressional priorities
  • Let us know how history can help you as a Congressional staffer
  • Suggest topics for Congressional briefings
  • Help us forge contacts and create a network of historians, policymakers, and Capitol Hill staffers

Contact us at 202.450.3209 or email aperry@historians.org at your convenience.