The National History Center of the American Historical Association provides a venue in the nation's capital for all who care about the human past to make history an essential part of public conversations about current events and the shared futures of the United States and the wider world.

Teaching Decolonization Resource Collection

The Center is pleased to announce the official launch of our Teaching Decolonization Resource Collection. This digital collection provides instructors, students, and researchers with a wide range of materials to support and encourage the study of decolonization in the classroom. Program assistant Annabel LaBrecque wrote about the project for AHA Today. You can read her post here.

Check out the collection here! The site contains primary and secondary sources organized by region and by theme, as well as supplemental reading materials designed for instructors.

Will Robots Rule the World?

Our latest congressional briefing on automation and the workforce was presented by three historians who specialize in the topic. Beginning with early twentieth century automation, the panelists discussed the pros and cons of technological developments in the workplace, and the increasingly rapid change of the digital age

If you missed the event, you can view a recording in C-SPAN’s video library.  And, you can check out Director Dane Kennedy’s blog post on the briefing “Will Robots Rule the World?

What Should We Do With Confederate Monuments?

At the National History Center’s briefing on the history of Civil War monuments, congressional staffers engaged with historians about the Confederate monument controversy.  Historians talked about the context in which Civil War monuments were constructed and what they came to symbolize.


If you missed the event, you can view a recording in C-SPAN’s video library.  And, you can check out Director Dane Kennedy’s blog post on the briefing “What Should We Do With Confederate Monuments?”