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.


Sarah Snyder and Nicolas Badalassi on The CSCE and the End of the Cold War: Diplomacy, Societies and Human Rights, 1972-1990
Monday, December 10, 2018 - 4:00pm
Joshua Freeman on Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 4:00pm
Daniel Bessner on Democracy in Exile: Hans Speier and the Rise of the Defense Intellectual
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 4:00pm
Katherine Benton-Cohen on Inventing the Immigration Problem: The Dillingham Commission and Its Legacy
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:00pm
Samuel Goldman on God’s Country: Christian Zionism in America
Monday, October 1, 2018 - 4:00pm
Sulmaan Khan on Haunted by Chaos: China’s Grand Strategy from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:00pm
Melani McAlister on The Kingdom of God Has No Borders: A Global History of American Evangelicals
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:00pm
Adam Tooze on Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 4:00pm
Adam Sisman on The Anti-American Politics of John le Carré (Annual WM Roger Louis Lecture)
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 4:00pm
Johann Neem on Democracy’s Schools: The Rise of Public Education in America
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 4:00pm