The National History Center and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars weekly history seminar now has video available. If you were unable to make it to one of the Monday afternoon seminars, or want to listen again to the discussion, the sessions have been posted here.
The seminar aims to facilitate the understanding of contemporary affairs in light of historical knowledge of all times and places, and from multiple perspectives. It meets weekly on Monday afternoons at 4 p.m., January—May and September—December at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.
Wm. Roger Louis, of the National History Center, and Christian Ostermann, of the Wilson Center, are the co-directors of the seminar.
The Spring 2010 semester speakers include:
- February 8 Chen Jian on Zhou Enlai and the Chinese Revolution–cancelled due to weather; rescheduled for September 20
- February 15 President’s Day Holiday–no seminar
- March 1 Carol Anderson on African Americans and the struggle for independence in Asia and Africa (video)
- April 26 David Bell on the French and American Revolutions and modern democracy
- May 3 Marilyn B. Young on the eternal return of counter-insurgency
- May 10 Sheldon Hackney on C. Vann Woodward and the Civil Rights Movement
- May 17 Luisa Passerini on changing concepts of love since the 18th Century
The Fall 2010 Semester already has these speakers lined up:
- September 13 Donald A. Ritchie, U.S. Senate Historian
- September 20 Chen Jian–rescheduled from February
- September 27 Caroline Elkins, Harvard University
- October 4 Joan Wallach Scott, Institute for Advanced Studies
- October 11 Columbus Day– no seminar
- October 18 Gabrielle Speigel, Johns Hopkins University
Please check back for more speakers and topics for the Fall Seminar Schedule.