Washington History Seminar


Washington History Seminar Schedule


January 11: David Nasaw on The Last Million: Europe’s Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War

January 25: Claudio Saunt on Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory

January 29: Joan Wallach Scott onOn the Judgment of History

February 1: Sarah Miller-Davenport on Gateway State: Hawai’i and Cultural Transformation of American Empire

February 8: Tyler Stovall on White Freedom: The Racial History of an Idea

February 17: Giuliana Chamedes on A Twentieth Century Crusade: The Vatican’s Battle to Remake Christian Europe

February 22: Marc Levinson on Outside the Box: How Globalization Changed from Moving Stuff to Spreading Ideas

February 26: Catherine Grace Katz on The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts, and Harrimans: A Story of Love and War

March 1: Brandon R. Byrd on The Black Republic: African Americans and the Fate of Haiti

March 8: Rosie Bsheer on Archive Wars: The Politics of History in Saudi Arabia

March 15: Marvin Kalb on Assignment Russia: Becoming a Foreign Correspondent in the Crucible of the Cold War

March 22: Laura Robson on The Politics of Mass Violence in the Middle East

March 29: Christopher Capozzola on Bound by War: How the United States and the Philippines Built America’s First Pacific Century

April 5: Amanda Frost on You Are Not American: Citizenship Stripping from Dred Scott to the Dreamers

April 12: Ronald Grigor Suny on Stalin: Passage to Revolution

April 19: Kate Masur on Until Justice Be Done: America’s First Civil Rights Movement, from the Revolution to Reconstruction

April 26: Vanni Pettina on Latin America & the Global Cold War

May 3: James M. Banner Jr. onThe Ever-Changing Past: Why All History is Revisionist History

May 10: Alex Wellerstein on Restricted Data: The History of Nuclear Secrecy in the United States

May 17: Joanne Meyerowitz on A War on Global Poverty: The Lost Promise of Redistribution and the Rise of Microcredit

May 24: Louis Menand on The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War

June 1: Jeremy Brown on June Fourth: The Tiananmen Protests and Beijing Massacre of 1989

June 7: Donald Ritchie on The Columnist: Leaks, Lies, and Libel in Drew Pearson’s Washington

June 14: Dorothy Sue Cobble on For the Many: American Feminists and the Global Fight for Democratic Equality

June 28: Patricia Sullivan on Justice Rising: Robert Kennedy’s America in Black and White


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.