Washington History Seminars

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.


Nathan Stoltzfus on Hitler’s Compromises: Coercion and Consensus in Nazi Germany
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
Carter Eckert on Park Chung Hee and Modern Korea: The Roots of Militarism, 1866-1945
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 4:00pm
Melissa Stockdale on Mobilizing the Russian Nation: Patriotism and Citizenship in the First World War
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
W.R. Louis Lecture: Jeremi Suri on The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
O.A. Westad on The Cold War: A World History
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 4:00pm