Washington History Seminar

A joint venture of the National History Center of the American Historical Association and the History and Public Policy Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Washington History Seminar meets each week, January to May and September to December.  Unless otherwise noted, seminars take place on Monday afternoons at 4 o’clock at the Wilson Center. The Washington History Seminar aims to facilitate understanding of contemporary affairs in light of historical knowledge of all times and all places and from a variety of perspectives.

The Seminar thanks its anonymous individual donors as well as the George Washington University History Department and Villanova’s Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest for their support.

Click here to view the full schedule for fall 2019!

Upcoming Seminars:

  • November 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    November 18 Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin Centennial Panel (with the Kennan Institute) “Anatoly Dobrynin and His Legacy; Reflections on his Centenary” Svetlana Savranskaya, Senior Analyst, National Security Archive, George Washington University William Taubman, Bertrand Snell Professor of Poli...

  • December 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    December 2 Michael Dobbs on The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught in Between Washington History Seminar All seminars take place at 4:00 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor Boardroom Ronald Reagan Building, Federal Triangle Metro Stop

  • December 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    December 9 Daniel Schwartz on Ghetto: The History of a Word Washington History Seminar All seminars take place at 4:00 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor Boardroom Ronald Reagan Building, Federal Triangle Metro Stop

  • December 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    December 16 Amy Aronson on Crystal Eastman: A Revolutionary Life Washington History Seminar All seminars take place at 4:00 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor Boardroom Ronald Reagan Building, Federal Triangle Metro Stop

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