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.


Elaine Weiss on The Woman's Hour: The Last Furious Fight to Win the Vote
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 4:00pm
Jill Norgren on A Life in Law: Tales from 20th Century Women Lawyers
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 4:00pm
Edward Ayers on The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 4:00pm
Herrick Chapman on France’s Long Reconstruction: In Search of a the Modern Republic
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 4:00pm
Steven Ross on Hitler in Los Angeles
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 4:00pm
Samuel Walker on Most of 14th Street Is Gone: The Washington, DC Riots of 1968
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 4:00pm
A.G. Hopkins on American Empire: A Global History
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 4:00pm
William Hitchcock on The Age of Eisenhower
Monday, March 26, 2018 - 4:00pm
Anne Fleming on City of Debtors: A Century of Fringe Finance
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 4:00pm
Steven Kotkin on Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 4:00pm