[WHS] Summer 2021 WHS Events

Summer 2021 WHS Events

The National History Center of the American Historical Association and the History & Public Policy Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars are pleased to announce the Summer season of the Washington History Seminar, which will take place online in a webinar format.




June 21: Teasel Muir-Harmony

Operation Moonglow: A Political History of Project Apollo


June 28: Patricia Sullivan

Justice Rising: Robert Kennedy’s America in Black and White


July 8: Orville Vernon Burton and Armand Derfner*

Justice Deferred: Race & The Supreme Court


July 12: Kai Bird

The Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter


July 19: Wendy Goldman and Donald Filtzer

Fortress Dark and Stern: The Soviet Home Front during World War II


July 26: Marvin Kalb

Assignment Russia: Becoming a Foreign Correspondent in the Crucible of the Cold War


*Session does not fall on a Monday. See National History Center webpage for details.




Addendum to Upcoming Session

Sonya Michel will be serving as a co-chair alongside Eric Arnesen on the June 14 WHS Session with Dorothy Cobble. 

Sonya Michel is a professor emerita of History, American Studies and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. With a PhD from Brown University, she was a founding editor of the journal Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society, and she has written widely on women, gender and social policy. Among her books are Children's Interests/Mothers' Rights: The Shaping of America's Child Care Policy (Yale UP, 1999); and Reassembling Motherhood: Procreation and Care in a Globalized World (Columbia UP 2017), co-edited with Yasmine Ergas and Jane Jenson. Since retirement, Sonya Michel has become an artist; she is currently a member of Touchstone Gallery in Washington, DC and she is continuing to address issues of gender and social policy through her journalism. She was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center from 2005-2006, and Director of the United States Studies Program from 2009-2011, and a Senior Scholar from 2011-2016.

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