Announcing the Spring 2020 Washington History Seminar Lineup
Announcing the spring 2020 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.
We are pleased to announce below the exciting schedule of speakers for the spring 2020 season of the Washington History Seminar (WHS). The seminar is one of Washington D.C.’s most intellectually vibrant venues for thinking about the past and establishing its relevance to the present. Further details and RSVP instructions will be made available closer to the date of each event by visiting the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program website.
January 13 Sidney Blumenthal on The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln: Volumes I-III
January 21 (Tuesday) David Roll on George Marshall Defender of the Republic
January 27 Jeremy Popkin on A New World Begins: The History of the French Revolution
January 30 (Thursday) Norman Naimark on Stalin and the Fate of Europe: The Postwar Struggle for Sovereignty
February 3 Astrid M. Eckert on West Germany and the Iron Curtain: Environment, Economy, and Culture in the Borderlands
February 10 Amy Offner on Sorting Out the Mixed Economy: The Rise and Fall of Welfare and Development States in the Americas
February 24 Lawrence Glickman on Free Enterprise: An American History
March 2 Amy Aronson on Crystal Eastman: A Revolutionary Life
March 9 Duncan White on Cold Warriors: Writers Who waged the Literary Cold War
March 16 Giuliana Chamedes on A Twentieth-Century Crusade: The Vatican's Battle to Remake Christian Europe
March 23 Eric Weitz on A World Divided: The Global Struggle for Human Rights in the Age of Nation-States
March 30 Eileen Boris on Making the Woman Worker: Precarious Labor and the Fight for Global Standards, 1919-2019
April 6 Sarah Miller-Davenport on Gateway State: Hawaii and the Cultural Transformation of America
April 20 Sarah Wagner on What Remains: Bringing America's Missing Home from the Vietnam War
April 27 Thavolia Glymph on The Women’s Fight: The Civil War’s Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation
May 4 Sarah Milov on The Cigarette: A Political History
May 11 John Connelly on From Peoples into Nations: A History of Eastern Europe
May 18 Benjamin Hopkins on Ruling the Savage Periphery: Frontier Governance and the Making of the Modern State
Sessions take place on Mondays (unless noted above) at 4:00 pm, at the Woodrow Wilson Center
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 anonymous individual donors and institutional partners (the George Washington University History Department and the Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest) for their continued support.