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 the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) and the George Washington University History Department for their support.

Click here to view the full schedule for fall 2018!

 

Upcoming Seminars:

  • October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution CLICK HERE TO RSVP The industrial revolution is often credited to Britain’s unique genius for invention and enterprise. Through the story of the Galton family – a Quaker family and Britain’s most prominent gunmakers in the eig...

  • October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    October 29                  Daniel Bessner on Democracy in Exile: Hans Speier and the Rise of the Defense Intellectual Monday at 4:00 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor Boardroom Ronald Reagan Building, Federal Triangle Metro Stop

  • November 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    November 5                Joshua Freeman on Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World Monday at 4:00 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor Boardroom Ronald Reagan Building, Federal Triangle Metro Stop

  • November 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    November 26              Laura Beers on Red Ellen: The Life of Ellen Wilkinson, Socialist, Feminist, Internationalist Monday at 4:00 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor Boardroom Ronald Reagan Building, Federal Triangle Metro Stop

  • December 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    December 3                 Emily Dufton on Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America Monday at 4:00 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor Boardroom Ronald Reagan Building, Federal Triangle Metro Stop

 

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