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.


John Lawrence on The Class of ’74: Congress After Watergate and the Roots of Partisanship
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 4:00pm
Xolela Mangcu on Nelson Mandela: The Aristocrat and the Revolution –A Historical Biography
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 4:00pm
Vietnam: The Kissinger-Le Duc Tho Negotiations, August 1969-December 1973 with John Carland, George Herring, Winston Lord, and Steve Randolph
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 4:00pm
Andrew Demshuk on Demolition on Karl Marx Square: Cultural Barbarism and the People’s State in 1968
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 4:00pm
Ibram Kendi on Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 4:00pm
Rebecca Erbelding on Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 4:00pm
Sheryll Cashin on Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Surpremacy
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 4:00pm
Melvyn Leffler on Safeguarding Democratic Capitalism: U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security, 1920-2015
Monday, January 8, 2018 - 4:00pm
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