Fall 2013 Schedule for Washington History Seminar Announced

Eric Arnesen of George Washington University and the National History Center of the American Historical Association and Christian Ostermann of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, co-directors of the Washington History Seminar, have announced the seminar’s preliminary schedule for fall 2013. The seminar is a joint venture of the National History Center and the Wilson Center, with support from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR).

The seminar meets on Monday afternoons at 4 p.m. at the Wilson Center in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 13th and Pennsylvania, NW, in downtown Washington, DC. Reservations are requested because of limited seating and are accepted beginning one week prior to each session at 202-450-3209 or mbarber@historians.org.

The schedule:

September 9: Garret Martin (European Institute and American University) on DeGaulle & the Cold War

September 16: Joseph C. Miller (Virginia) on world history and the impoverishment of Africa

September 23: Maya Jasanoff (Harvard) on Joseph Conrad

September 30: Ernesto Capello (Macalester and Library of Congress) on Nelson Rockefeller’s 1969 listening tour of Latin America

October 7: John McNeill (Georgetown) on mosquitoes and revolutions in the Atlantic, 1780-1825

October 14: No Meeting: Columbus Day

October 21: Bernd Schaefer (Wilson Center & George Washington) and Baskara T. Wardaya (Sanata Dharma University, Indonesia) on Indonesia and the world, 1965/66

October 28: John Prados (National Security Archive) on the regulation of intelligence agencies in a democratic society

November 4: Ed Berkowitz (George Washington) on Supplemental Security Income, the Social Security disability program

November 11: No Meeting: Veterans’ Day

November 18: Linda Colley (Princeton) on written constitutions and global history

November 25: To be announced

December 2: Mae Ngai (Wilson Center & Columbia), Chinese gold miners and the Chinese question in Pacific world settler colonies

December 9: Jacqueline Jones (Texas-Austin) on the concept of race

To receive an advance e-mail announcement of each seminar, please e-mail mbarber@historians.org.