NHC-AHA Fall 2021 Lineup

Fall 2021 Lineup Announcement


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 Fall season of the Washington History Seminar, which will take place online in a webinar format. All webinars will be recorded and posted to our YouTube channel.


September 13- Christopher McKnight Nichols and Andrew Preston

Rethinking American Grand Strategy


September 20-Mia Bay

Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance


September 23-Nancy Sherman

Stoic Wisdom: Ancient Lessons For Modern Resilience


September 27-Eric Zolov

The Last Good Neighbor: Mexico in the Global Sixties


October 4-Elizabeth Shermer

Indentured Students: How Government-Guaranteed Loans Left Generations Drowning in College Debt


October 11- Mark Bradley and Mary Dudziak

Making the Forever War: Marilyn B. Young on the Culture and Politics of American Militarism


October 18-Thomas Guglielmo

Divisions: A New History of Racism and Resistance in America’s World War II Military


October 25-Benjamin Young

Guns, Guerillas, and the Great Leader: North Korea and the Third World


November 1- Linda Colley

The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen: Warfare, Constitutions, and the Making of the Modern World


November 8-Mary Sarotte

Not One Inch: America, Russia, and the Making of Post-Cold War Stalemate


November 15-Kate Larson

Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer


November 29-Margaret Jacobs

After One Hundred Winters: In Search of Reconciliation on America's Stolen Lands


December 6-Caley Horan

Insurance Era: Risk, Governance, and the Privatization of Security in Postwar America


December 13-Vladislav Zubok

Collapse: The Fall of the Soviet Union


December 20-Robert Parkinson

Thirteen Clocks: How Race United the Colonies and Made the Declaration of Independence






The seminar is co-chaired by Eric Arnesen (George Washington University and the National History Center) and Christian Ostermann (Woodrow Wilson Center) and is organized jointly by the National History Center of the American Historical Association and the Woodrow Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program. It meets weekly during the academic year. The seminar thanks its anonymous individual donors and institutional partners (the George Washington University History Department and the Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest) for their continued support.

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