SHAFR is pleased to support and affiliate with the Washington History Seminar, an initiative of the National History Center.
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. Dane Kennedy of the National History Center directs the seminar.
Below is the list of speakers. Please visit the event site to find out more information or to watch a video presentation of the seminar.
Washington History Seminar Schedule
September 8: Peter Finn (Washington Post), on The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle over a Forbidden Book
September 15: Lisa Leff (American University) on The Archive Thief
September 22: Malcolm Byrne (George Washington University) on new book on Iran-Contra
September 29: Akira Iriye (Harvard), on his reflections on the study of history today
October 6: Nathan Connolly (Hopkins), A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida.
October 13: Columbus Day, no seminar
October 20: Gregory Domber (University of North Florida), on Empowering Revolution: America, Poland, and the End of the Cold War
October 27: Austin Jersild (Old Dominion), on Sino-Soviet Relations and the Dilemmas of Socialist Bloc Cooperation: Czechoslovaks in Shanghai, 1956-57
November 3: Ken Hughes (UVA), on Chasing Shadows: The Nixon Tapes, the Chennault Affair, and the Origins of Watergate
November 10: Veterans Day 11/11, no seminar
November 17: Andrew O’Shaughnessy (Monticello/UVA), on The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the Revolutionary World, and the Fate of Empire
November 24: Thanksgiving week, no seminar December 1: David Chappell (Oklahoma), Waking from the Dream: The Battle over Martin Luther King's Legacy
December 8: Sarah Snyder (American University), on Human Rights Before Carter
December 15: Suzy Kim (Rutgers), on Everyday Life in the North Korean Revolution, 1945-1950