Announcing the Fall 2018 Washington History Seminar Schedule

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 1:15pm

[SHAFR is a co-sponsor of the Washington History Seminar (WHS)]

We are delighted to announce below the exciting schedule of speakers for the fall 2018 season of the Washington History Seminar (WHS), now in its eighth year. As a seminar attendee, you know that it is one of Washington D.C.’s most intellectually vibrant venues for thinking about the past and establishing its relevance to the present. Now, more than ever, we need the historical perspectives provided by the WHS.  To ensure this happens, we need your financial support.

Each week the seminar offers fresh perspectives on an important historical topic, bringing distinguished senior scholars, talented young historians, and other inquiring minds to talk about their recent research, reveal their latest discoveries, and engage in discussion with the audience. The WHS is a collaboration between the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, which provides support staff and seminar space, and the National History Center, which contacts the speakers and makes their travel arrangements. We rely entirely on donations to fund its operations.

Please help us ensure the continued vitality of the WHS, now in its eighth year of existence. Any contribution will help. We especially welcome a sustaining commitment and will happily work with you to ensure that commitment is recognized in a meaningful manner.

Donations to both institutions are tax-deductible and all donations in response to this appeal will be used solely to fund the seminar. The Washington History Seminar will gratefully acknowledge your support, unless you prefer to remain anonymous.


     Dane Kennedy                                Christian Ostermann
     National History Center                   Wilson Center

To make a donation to the Washington History Seminar, please click here, select “Other” from the Designation drop-down menu and write “Washington History Seminar” in the provided field, or send a check to Christian Ostermann, Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW; Washington DC 20004-3027. Be sure to write “WHS” in the memo line. To make a donation to the National History Center, please click here or mail your check to Amanda Perry, Assistant Director, National History Center, 400 A St. SE, Washington, DC 20003.