Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Washington History Seminar Fall 2019

[We have the following announcement.  DRE]

The Washington History Seminar: Historical Perspectives on International and National Affairs

We are delighted to announce below the exciting schedule of speakers for the fall 2019 season of the Washington History Seminar (WHS) — one of Washington D.C.’s most intellectually vibrant venues for thinking about the past and establishing its relevance to the present. Each week the seminar offers fresh perspectives on an important historical topic, bringing distinguished senior scholars, talented young historians, and other inquiring minds to talk about their recent research, reveal their latest discoveries, and engage in discussion with the audience.

September 9
Sophia Rosenfeld on Democracy and Truth: A Short History (Wm. Roger Louis Lecture)

September 16
Nemata Blyden on African Americans and Africa: A New History

September 23
Carole Fink on West Germany and Israel: Foreign Relations, Domestic Politics, and the Cold War, 1965-1974

September 30
Monica Kim on The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War: The Untold History

October 7
A. James McAdams on Vanguard of the Revolution: The Global Idea of the Communist Party

October 21
Petra Goedde on The Politics of Peace: A Global Cold War History

October 28
Charles King on Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century

November 4
Lizabeth Cohen on Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age

November 18
Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin Centennial Panel (with the Kennan Institute)

December 2
Michael Dobbs on The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught in Between

December 9
Daniel Schwartz on Ghetto: The History of a Word

December 16
Amy Aronson on Crystal Eastman: A Revolutionary Life

Mondays at 4:00 p.m..  Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor Moynihan Board Room
Ronald Reagan Building, Federal Triangle Metro Stop.  The seminar is co-chaired by Eric Arnesen (George Washington University) and Christian Ostermann (Woodrow Wilson Center) and is organized jointly by the National History Center of the American Historical Association and the Woodrow Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program. It meets weekly during the academic year. The seminar thanks its donors and institutional partners for their support.