Washington History Seminar Spring 2020 Schedule

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.

January 13-Sidney Blumenthal
The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln: Volumes I-III

January 21-David Roll (Tuesday)
George Marshall: Defender of the Republic

January 27-Jeremy Popkin
A New World Begins: The History of the French Revolution

January 30-Norman Naimark(Thursday)
Stalin and the Fate of Europe: The Postwar Struggle for Sovereignty

February 3-Astrid M. Eckert
West Germany and the Iron Curtain: Environment, Economy, and Culture in the Borderlands

February 10-Amy Offner
Sorting Out the Mixed Economy: The Rise and Fall of Welfare and Development States in the Americas

February 24-Lawrence Glickman
Free Enterprise: An American History

March 2-Amy Aronson
Crystal Eastman: A Revolutionary Life

March 9-Duncan White
Cold Warriors: Writers Who waged the Literary Cold War

March 16-Giuliana Chamedes
A Twentieth-Century Crusade: The Vatican’s Battle to Remake Christian Europe

March 23-Eric Weitz
A World Divided: The Global Struggle for Human Rights in the Age of Nation-States

March 30-Eileen Boris
Making the Woman Worker: Precarious Labor and the Fight for Global Standards, 1919-2019

April 6-Sarah Miller-Davenport
Gateway State: Hawaii and the Cultural Transformation of America

April 20-Sarah Wagner
What Remains: Bringing America’s Missing Home from the Vietnam War

April 27-Thavolia Glymph
The Women’s Fight: The Civil War’s Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation

May 4-Sarah Milov
The Cigarette: A Political History

May 11-John Connelly
From Peoples into Nations: A History of Eastern Europe

May 18-Benjamin Hopkins
Ruling the Savage Periphery: Frontier Governance and the Making of the Modern State

All seminars take place at 4:00 p.m.
Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor Boardroom
Ronald Reagan Building, Federal Triangle Metro Stop